one point in his career, Henry David Thoreau chose to accept a prison
sentence on the basis of civil disobedience principle. He thought
others should value the same principles he did. A friend of his came
to visit him in jail and asked, “What are you doing in there?”
Thoreau replied, “What are you doing out there?”

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

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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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