Cyrus Teed was a Chicago physician who founded Koreshan Unity, a communal colony at Estero, near Ft. Myers, Florida. Founded in 1894, members gave up all worldly possessions and practiced celibacy. Teed believed the earth was round, but he believed we were on the inside of it, not the outside. He planned a city of 10 million, but today there are none. A few buildings and artifacts remain, but no one lives in what Teed called New Jerusalem. There is a real and lasting New Jerusalem and the population is “a multitude no man can number.”

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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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