In 1961, during Billy Graham’s London Crusade, Ruth Graham went to Belfast to visit a former missionary she had known in China. The missionary lived in a small apartment. Her packing boxes had become her furniture. She was collecting empty plastic bottles and similar things to send to missionaries in Africa. Five days earlier, Ruth Graham had enjoyed tea with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace. She said, “I couldn’t help but feel I had tea with royalty twice in one week.”

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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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