social justice

By: Kevin Drendel  Many social justice warriors believe the Church has abandoned the cause of justice. Many in the Church believe that social justice has abandoned the Gospel. Meanwhile, God’s heart is to proclaim good news to the poor. Jesus began his ministry when he read from Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is on…

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justice monday

The following is an excerpt from Gospel Justice.  Some refer to the Monday of Holy Week as Justice Monday when Jesus drove the money exchangers from the temple. Powerful reminder that Jesus is not a tame lion and that he cares deeply about injustice. Jerusalem was abuzz. “Did you see the crowds when Jesus entered…

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Initiative

I am excited to announce the successful completion of Gospel Justice Initiative.  In the days ahead we will be changing our web site and materials to reflect our decision to now use the name Administer Justice. The Initiative Succeeded! Webster defines initiative as “an introductory step, introductory, preliminary.”  In 2011 John Robb (left) and I…

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legal ministry

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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Life speeds by quickly. Too often we fail to stop and ask ourselves the most basic fundamental questions. And the most important one is why are you here? What is your true purpose in life? Is life about you? Who is at the center of your universe? Who or what matters most? For the first…

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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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unexpected

Life is full of uncertainties.  The truth is none of us know what tomorrow may bring.   Two weeks ago our keynote speaker, Dr. Tony Evans experienced the unexpected in the sudden deterioration in the health of his wife, Lois.  As a result he was unable to come to Chicago and we began our Open the…

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christian lawyer

There are 327.2 million people in America.  1.3 million are lawyers.  Only .004% of the population – less than one half of one percent – have a law degree.  With 67% of Americans identifying as Catholic or Protestant, at best there are 870,000 Christian lawyers and we know the profession does not mirror the general…

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prayer

  I spoke Wednesday at Christian Business Fellowship on the role of prayer in business.  The presentation arose from a discussion among business leaders.  Many lived in the divided world of choice A , others wrestled with the amount of overlap in choice B.  I said the answer was C.  Prayer is not part of…

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