In a recent “Beetle Bailey” comic strip, Beetle says to his army buddy, while they are washing the latrine floor, “I don’t mind the past, because it is over and done with; and I don’t mind the future, because there is always hope. What I never liked is the present.” Hasn’t that always been one of our critical issues—dealing with the present?

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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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