Although Justice Champion Penni McConnell has faced some challenges getting the San Joaquin Gospel Justice Center started, she will be the first to tell you it was worth it. “Anything I do for Jesus is worth it,” says Penni. Through it all, God never stopped calling her to the family business of justice and He…

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GRACIE MURPHREE, JUSTICE CHAMPION Justice Champion Robin Gracie Travis-Murphree was asked so often how she survived the trials of her life that her answer, “By the grace of God”, led to the name by which she is now known: Gracie. The Lord confirmed this change through 1 Corinthians 15:10 and 1 Timothy 1:12. Gracie will tell you…

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day dates back in some form to 1868.  The holiday honors those who died in wars for America.  There is a deeper truth in the day which we do well to honor.  Here is the powerful truth about Memorial Day. Memorial Day is not about death, but life. Abraham Lincoln understood the powerful truth…

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poverty

Poverty is widely debated.  But what exactly is poverty and why should we care?  The answer, drawn from events of this past week, might surprise you. How we determine poverty The Department of Health and Human Services released the poverty guidelines for 2018. Most federal assistance programs use these figures or a multiple (125%, 150%)…

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restore hope

A couple of weeks ago over 100 people gathered from 11 states to attend the Restore 117 Conference at Judson University.  The conference involved powerful worship, prayer, main stage speakers and workshops to help explore how to restore hope through legal ministry. First, understand the environment of your community God has placed you in a…

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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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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. Lawyers need help –…

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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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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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