The Gospel according to Scrooge

Years ago, as a little child, my mother took me to a production the Jesus People Church was doing of The Gospel According to Scrooge. More than an intriguing title, the musical was an adaptation of Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol with a focus on the gospel of transformation. The captivating and convicting story of Scrooge…

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A Shot of Hope for Christmas this Year!

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The Coronavirus vaccine rolled out this week. We watched Vice President Mike Pence and health care workers receive a shot of hope.  Congress is likely to pass a bipartisan bill providing an additional shot of economic hope this Christmas.  But the greatest shot of hope is not given at Christmas – it IS Christmas. The…

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Did you know injustice does not shelter in place?

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While we shelter in place, injustice roams freely.  Confusion around new laws, unemployment, assistance with government funds, safety from abuse, protection from fraud and the list goes on.  Administer Justice is open – virtually.  You can trust us and we are here to help.  Call 847-844-1100 for phone/video assistance.  Here is guidance through this confusing…

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What do I need to know about the new stimulus law?

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On Thursday, March 26 the President signed a historic 2.2 trillion-dollar stimulus bill known as the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act).  The CARES Act demonstrates an amazing glimmer of bipartisanship and contains helpful provisions for all Americans.  Here is what you need to know: Direct payments All adults earning less than…

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What are YOU thankful for this Thanksgiving?

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Our first nationwide Thanksgiving was proclaimed by President George Washington on November 26, 1789, “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God.”  Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a federal holiday during the civil war through a powerful proclamation. Thanksgiving has…

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And the winner of the most frightening costume is…

Halloween is coming.  Behind the fun of costumes and candy, lies real terrors for everyday people.  Imagine a contest for the real-life scary Halloween costume.  Here are three contenders we see too often. Our third place winner is… the scary Zombie Foreclosure This nightmare frightened millions from their homes at the height of the foreclosure…

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How can I do justice for incarcerated neighbors?

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Incarcerated neighbors need our help.  Their plight impacts us all.  Our mandatory sentencing laws have created a mass incarceration system that cost each one of us about $260 a year.  We are paying $80 billion dollars to lock up significant numbers of non-violent offenders.  That does not include the cost of local jails which cycle…

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Three Amazing Justice Lessons from The Nativity

We are taking a justice look at Christmas Classics.  We’ve looked at Miracle on 34th Street, The Santa Clause, A Christmas Carol, and now look at The Nativity Story.  The story surrounding Jesus birth.  Here are three amazing justice lessons from the nativity. Lesson 1:  God chooses unlikely people and places. Seriously.  Who would leave everything to enter…

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