The Red and Rover comic strip depicts the close relationship of a boy and his dog. In one of the recent strips, Red comes up to Rover and says. “Let’s play war.” At first Rover is reluctant, but eventually relents. While they are playing, Rover says, “Why don’t people ever play peacemaker?” Red replies, “Because it is too difficult.” It sure is difficult. That’s why Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.”

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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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