Motivational speaker Jack Canfield likes to remind people of an incident in the life of Ty Cobb. No doubt much of Cobb’s life and career is controversial, but you have to like this story. When Cobb was 70, he was asked by a reporter, “What do you think you would hit if you were playing today?” Cobb replied, “About .290, or .300.” Since Cobb had been a lifetime .376 hitter, the reporter asked, “Why is that? Cobb replied, “Because I’m 70.”

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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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