In 1722, a middle-aged lady began writing humorous observations about society and the New England elites in her local newspaper. Her letters were quite popular, so she became quite popular. Her name was Silence Dogood. As it turns out, she was not a lady and was not middle aged. She was the invention of 16-year-old, Benjamin Franklin. I don’t know why he chose that pseudonym, but there are surely times when we need to observe silence and do good, letting our actions speak for us.

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A third generation preacher, Mike Shannon is Professor of Preaching at Cincinnati Bible Seminary of Cincinnati Christian University. He has served as a preaching minister, church planter, and college professor. His most recent preaching ministry was at the historic First Christian Church of Johnson City, Tennessee. In his nearly two decades at Cincinnati Christian University, Mike has served as both professor and Dean of the Seminary. He has also been an adjunct professor at Milligan College and Northern Kentucky University. Mike is the author or co-author of several books.

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