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    Is Free Speech Safe at Illinois State University?

    Free speech has a long cherished history in the United States and is enshrined in the very first part of the Bill of Rights. However, in recent years, free speech has faced increasing hostility in a place where open-mindedness and diversity of thought supposedly flourish: the college campus.  On October 21, 2015, Mauck & Baker partnered with the Alliance Defending Freedom and Turning Point USA to give a presentation, “Free Speech Under Attack on Campus” at Illinois State University in B...  Read More...

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    In Light of Reed, Free Speech Protections Broaden

    Despite what many see as the continual erosion of religious liberty, the right to free speech has been recently receiving broader protection in the judicial system. On the heels on the U.S. Supreme Court’s sweeping decision for free speech in Reed v.   Read More...

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    Jesus at the Courthouse

    Did you know that Jesus prayed and ministered to people in front of his local courthouse? He did, and he did it often. In fact, one can safely say the local courthouse, which was the temple in His day, was one of Jesus’ favorite places to reach people.   Read More...

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    World Outreach: Another Win, Battle Continues

    In 2005, World Outreach Conference Center, a church passionate to help its community, bought the Roseland YMCA with the heart and vision to continue the community services the YMCA could no longer provide—single room housing for 168 men, swimming, youth exercise, education, social activities, and more for thousands of families and children on the South Side of Chicago. Alderman Anthony Beale wanted the property sold to one of his buddies and sought vengeance against the church. When it ignored h...  Read More...

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    Protecting Your Online Presence in Your Estate Plan

    Written by Whitman H. Brisky What will happen to your “online” presence in the event of your death or disability? There are horror stories of families of the deceased being locked out of their loved one’s social media pages and so unable to quickly modify or disable them after death.Few estate plans prepared, even recently, include anything addressing these issues.   Read More...

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    Boys in My Girl’s Bathroom!?

    Sacrificing God's Gifts to the Idols of Self and StateMy wife and I have three children—two boys and a girl. Male and female God created them. My little girl currently weighs about three pounds and spends her evenings kicking my wife, who is due in July.   Read More...

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    Serving on a Board as a Trustee could make You Liable for a Lawsuit

    Written by John W. Mauck Please be reminded: When you serve on a governing board of a church or not-for-profit organization, even when you serve as a volunteer, you still have potential legal liability for your actions or non-actions. A recent U.S.   Read More...

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    Bible Colleges Shouldn’t Need a State Seal

    These schools offer an affordable education, but many are not allowed to award a degree.Written by John W. Mauck, published in the Wall Street Journal.President Obama last week directed federal agencies to change the way graduates pay back student loans, the latest in a string of measures that aim to make college more accessible and affordable. Governors across the country have echoed the president’s claims that it is time to get college costs under control.   Read More...

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    Mordecai's Choice

    Written by Richard C. BakerMordecai, a midlevel bureaucrat, served as a gatekeeper under Xerxes I (Ahasuerus) in Susa, the capital of the Persian Empire. At this time, around 478 B.C, the Persian Empire was the greatest in the world, spanning all the way from Egypt to India.   Read More...

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    A Cross-Examined Faith

    A review of “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus” by Dr. Nabeel QureshiWritten by Noel W. SterettLawyers know the power of a good question.   Read More...

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