According to Mental Floss magazine, there is huge mansion in the Bronx with an unusual purpose. “It is called Chapel Hill. It has a chandelier from the Plaza Hotel, a fireplace made to look like one from the White House and many other amenities. The builder was Genevieve Griscom. Though wealthy, Griscom lived in a shack on the property and took care of the mansion.

What was the purpose? It was to be a home for Jesus when He came back. While theosophy has many quasi-Christian ideas and nontraditional doctrines, they were adamant about the second coming of Jesus. The home was devoted for Him to live in when He comes back. That may be a nice gesture, but it is far more important that He lives in us.

Mike Shannon is dean of the Russell School of Ministry and professor of preaching at Cincinnati Christian University in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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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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