News reports recently told of something unusual in South Pasadena, California. The city council adopted a resolution calling for one week off from swearing. It was called, “No Cussin’ Week.” No one would be arrested or fined, but it was an attempt to encourage more civility in our conversation. They expect to do this every year. Interestingly, it was a 14 year old boy who suggested the idea. The young man, who admits that he occasionally cussed, started a “No Cussin’ Club” at school. We can only hope that this kind of initiative will encourage others to be more careful in their use of language.

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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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