American

By Rev. Alvin C. Bibbs, Sr. Recently I have been stunned by the mixed reactions of people from different economic, racial and social backgrounds across this nation linked to the tragic murder of Ahmaud Arbery. A young 25-year-old, African American male was simply out jogging and getting in his exercise before continuing his day, as…

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shelter in place

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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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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What one thing can you do to find peace in injustice?  Important question.  I conducted an informal poll over social media and received responses ranging from trust, forgiveness, advocacy, or righteous anger to revenge. Is peace even possible? Mass shootings, a cascade of sexual misconduct allegations, attacks on people of color, an opiod epidemic and…

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Modern slavery must end!  We know this.  The new report on human trafficking contains 418 pages crying against this injustice.  But what can you and I do about it?  Allow me to pull information from the report to provide five practical ways to help end slavery today. 1.  Involve your family and friends The report…

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Stunned.  Numb.  Too overwhelmed for words, as two more black men lost their lives this week to police violence.  This was a week of further racial divides. “How long, O Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen?  Or cry out to you, ‘Violence!’ but you do not save?  Why do you…

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by Crystal Easom Praise God for mothers! Brought into the world by our mother’s labor, taught how to navigate the world through our mother’s wisdom; fed by our mother’s patience, led by our mother’s love. Our mother is the most influential woman in the shaping of our character and she is the woman we honor…

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“The Lord looked and was displeased to find there was no justice.  He was amazed to see that no one intervened to help the oppressed.”  Isa. 59:16 I wonder if God shares the big profit concerns of large law firms.  This week’s lead story in Craine’s Chicago Business was on the widening justice gap in…

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There is a story told of a king who lived long ago in a country across the sea.  He was a very wise king, and spared no effort to teach his people good habits.  Often he did things which seemed to them strange and useless; but all that he did, he did to teach his…

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The last week of Jesus life before his resurrection is instructive.  What would you do if you knew you had one week to live?  Some of what Jesus did is not surprising.  He visited his friends Lazarus, Mary and Martha in Bethany.  He kept tradition with the Passover and spent time with his twelve closest…

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