The Ripley’s comic recently featured a story about a man named Rejual Mondal. Mondal has a kitchen in India and a bedroom in Bangladesh. This is because his house is on the border of both countries, which have insisted he pay taxes in each. So, he pays taxes in both countries.

Our situation is not unlike his. Christians live in two worlds, and sometimes that creates conflict. There is the earthly world and the kingdom of God. We are in the world, but not of it.


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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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