In December 2013, National Public Radio reported on a little-known fact about the Cold War. When the Cold War ended, a western specialist went to Russia looking for stockpiles of uranium. He found a warehouse, unlocked, with tons of uranium. The danger was obvious. He persuaded the Russians to sell the uranium and persuaded power companies in the United States to buy it. For years, homes in America had been lit and warmed by what originally was intended for atomic bombs. It added a modern touch to an old text: “They shall beat their swords into plowshares and theirs pears into pruning hooks” (Isa. 2:4; Micah 4:3).

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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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