professor and business speaker Steve Boyd tells of getting into a cab to get
from the airport to downtown Chicago.  He noticed that the cab was immaculate
and complimented the cab driver. As they talked together, the cab driver asked
Boyd if he remembered Sam Cooke.  Boyd replied that he remembered him well.
The cab driver revealed that he had been Sam Cooke’s backup singer and had sung
the high notes on the song “Cupid.”  The cab driver proceeded to sing “Cupid”
for his rider.  Boyd’s response was that he had taken many cab drives, but what
made this one memorable was that the man had given him more than a ride; he
had given him a memory.


Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati,

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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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