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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  by Bruce Strom This past week John Oliver shone a spotlight on the shadier side of the debt collection industry.  He demonstrated how easy it is to purchase old debt.  For $60,000 he bought $15M in unpaid medical debt which provided names, social security numbers and addresses to pursue collection.  Rather than collect, John…

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by Crystal Easom Crystal is a senior at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.  She is interning with Gospel Justice Initiative and hopes to attend law school after graduation. The book of Ruth is a narrative following a vulnerable immigrant finding mercy from God. Ruth’s mother-in-law, Naomi, was an economic immigrant to Moab with her husband…

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by Bruce Strom This Monday we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day.  We are right to honor a man who demonstrated that greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.  Dr. King bore no hate toward anyone.  He looked not to his own interest but to…

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  By Bruce Strom I have twin sons, Daniel and Joseph, who are juniors in high school.  Daniel is president of the class and Joseph is vice-president of the school (yah, I’m proud).  This last week was homecoming week and each night we had a crew of kids out at our house building the homecoming…

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With so many ministry opportunities in the world today, why consider establishing a gospel justice center in your church?  May I provide four quick ideas that might have a profound impact in your church and community? 1. The church has great opportunity to be known for what it is for in the world today instead…

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  By Bradley Merrill Thompson This is another installment in a blog series.  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…

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By Justina Uram-Mubangu Justina is the Executive Director of Good Samaritan Advocates, an affiliated Gospel Justice Center in the Washington DC area.  This article was published as the feature story in the October 2014 edition of the Virginia Lawyer magazine, the official publication of the Virginia State Bar. I’ll never forget the first time I…

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