According to the Ripley people, there is a region in Russia where slapping
people was once a sport. In what is probably a record, two men in 1931 slapped
each other continuously for thirty hours. While slapping is no longer a sport,
it sure seems that people spend a lot of time being unkind and uncivil to each
other. If it were a sport, people would surely be setting records each day.

Illustration by J. Michael Shannon, Professor of Preaching, Cincinnati Bible
College & Seminary, Cincinnati, OH.

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About The Author

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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