A visitor came into a church service in the middle of the sermon. He took a seat in the back row. Getting a bit bored, he leaned over to an older man and asked, “How long has he been preaching. The older member said, “Thirty or 40 years I guess.”

“I’ll stay,” said the visitor, “He must be almost finished.”

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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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