Frank Pastore was a major-league baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers. After an injury to his elbow ended his pro career, he devoted his life to preaching and Christian apologetics. He was the host of a very popular Christian talk show in Los Angeles, California. On Nov. 12, 2012, he was invloved in a serious motorcycle accident and passed away on Dec. 7, 2012. A few hours before he was in the accident, he said this on his radio show:

“Isn’t it interesting [that] secular science is addressing the question, ‘Does man have a soul? Is there such a thing as immaterial reality?’ And it’s couched in the category of ‘is there life after death?”‘

“I mean look, you guys know I ride a motorcycle don’t you? So, at any moment, especially with the idiot people who cross the diamond lane into my lane, alright, without any blinkers—not that I’m angry about it—but at any minute I could be spread out all over the 210 (Freeway); but that’s not me, that’s my body parts.

That key distinction undergirds the entire Judeo-Christian worldview and also your pursuit of reality.”

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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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