In 1921, Dr. Albert Shelton wrote an account of his service as a missionary in Tibet. Walking along the road one day, he met an old couple. When they saw him, they got down on the side of the road and began bumping their heads on the ground as a sign of humility. Shelton told them to get up, that he did not allow anyone to bow before him. Then they brought him an old rooster, a dirty piece of butter and six eggs and reminded the doctor their son had been severely injured in an accident. The doctor had operated on him and saved his life. They had come to thank him. They had walked five days just to say, “Thank you.”


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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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