AP carried a very sad Spring break story.  One person died and several others
got sick after a tequila-drinking competition in Santo Domingo.  The man who
died was the winner of the contest.  Ricardo Ivan Garcia drank more than 50
shots of tequila to win the prize worth $330.  Was it worth his life as well? 
Medical experts said the man died of heart failure brought on by alcohol poisoning. 
Temperance is not a matter of God demanding of us a joyless life.  Temperance
is a guard upon our health and true happiness.



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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