?While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school, a police officer was interrupted by a little girl about 6 years old.
Looking up and down at the uniform, she asked, “Are you a cop?”
“Yes,” the officer answered and continued writing the report.
“My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?”
“Yes, that’s right,” the officer told her.
“Well, then,” she said as she extended her foot, “would you please tie my shoe?”

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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.

A Yale University President some years ago gave this advice to a former president of Ohio State, “Always be kind to you’re A and B students. Someday one of them will return to your campus as a good professor. And also be kind to your C students. Some day one of them will return and build a two-million dollar science laboratory.”

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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.