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I was going to be a super hero and change the world.  How about you?  The problem is we become the hero.  Our cape is that of a Pharisee.  Maybe you can identify with my struggle as a recovering pharisee and my journey toward justice. The Heart of a Pharisee The heart of a Pharisee…

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A recent study conducted by the American Bar Foundation and University of Illinois interviewed a large, random group of people in a Midwest city over a period of 18 months.  They discovered that two-thirds (66%) of adults experienced at least one of 12 different categories of civil justice situations including employment, money (finances, government benefits,…

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I turned 50 this week.  Am I old?  A friend of mine wisely said, “You are old when you spend more time talking about your memories than your dreams.”  By that definition I am not old.  I still believe God can use me to make a Kingdom difference.  Sometimes I get in the way of…

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Valentine’s Day is typically considered a holiday for love, but it is as much about justice as love.  St. Valentine was a roman priest under Emperor Claudius.  Claudius prohibited young people from marrying believing it would interfere with a soldiers duty.  Valentine believed strongly in the sanctity of marriage and secretly married young Christians.  For…

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By Bradley Merrill Thompson Brad is a shareholder in the Washington DC office of Epstein Becker Green. Although he works in Washington, he lives in Zionsville, Indiana and volunteers with the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic. In his spare time, Brad is an avid photographer who loves to document stories of justice. Saturday mornings, I volunteer…

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“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”  Edmund Burke.  We all know the quote.  But another way to say it might be – “Get off your donkey!”  After all if the Good Samaritan had stayed on his donkey… well I guess we wouldn’t call him the GOOD…

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What do you think of when you think of the homeless?    Be honest.  I used to think they were lazy alcoholics and drug addicts living under bridges standing around warming barrels.  That’s what Hollywood always told me and I believed it.  But it’s not true. The 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report reveals approximately 610,042 people…

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