Many European royals had the same name, so they often were differentiated by numbers such as Charles I, II or III. Even this became difficult to remember, so people gave their kings nicknames. There was Charles the Bold. That would be a good name. So would Leopold the Pious. There was Fredrick the Quarrelsome. How would you like to be known as Frederick the Quarrelsome? There was a Rudolf the Benefactor and Albrecht the Magnanimous. Those would be fine. If people nicknamed us, what would it be? Quarrelsome? Pious? Benefactor? Magnanimous? Bold? The choice is ours.


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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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