On July 15, 1099, the Crusaders drove the Turks from Jerusalem and elected one of their own leaders, Godfrey of Bouillon, as their king. He accepted only the title “Defender of the Holy Sepulcher” and refused to wear a crown of gold on the spot where the Savior wore a crown of thorns.


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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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