is an old Chinese proverb that says a man who keeps one eye on the past is blind
in one eye. A man who keeps no eye on the past is blind in both eyes. Virgil wrote
that Aeneas founded Rome after the fall of Troy. He said that Aeneas fled burning
Troy with his father on his back and leading his young son by the hand. What a
parable of life this is. The ideal way to deal with the future is to consider
the past along with the future.



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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