In an early Peanuts comic strip, Charlie Brown and Lucy are having a conversation.
Lucy asks, “What are you doing for your dad on Father’s Day?” Charlie
replies, “First, I’m going to get him to take me to the park to play on
the swings. Then we’ll go to the zoo and from there to the ball game. By the
end of the day, he’ll know he’s a father.” There is a great truth in that
for fathers and mothers. Parenthood involves shared experience.


Illustration by J. Michael Shannon, Professor of Preaching, Cincinnati Bible
College & Seminary, Cincinnati, OH.

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About The Author

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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