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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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    Public Colleges or Free Speech Silencers?

    Written by Noel W. SterettHistorically, the purpose of public colleges has been to provide a marketplace of ideas, thought, and education to young adults—those capable of thinking and speaking independently and critically of the world around them. This is why the freedom of speech, the ability to express varied points of view and ideas no matter how odd or unpopular, has long been considered critical to the success or purpose of a college.   Read More...

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    The Influence of Jhan Moscowitz on Mauck & Baker's Bible Study

    Jhan Moscowitz (1948-2012) Jews for Jesus missionary and Chicago director helped lead a Bible study for attorneys with John Mauck.Mauck & Baker’s Bible study is a varied assembly of followers of Jesus who work in downtown Chicago and love to study the Bible. The Bible study has existed for nearly 36 years teaching through the Bible, mostly trying to share the truth of the Messiah with people working in downtown Chicago.The first time I shared the Gospel with anyone was around 1978 when...  Read More...

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    A Tale of Christmas Past

    With Christmas approaching, the thoughts of many are consumed with last minute shopping, holiday events, family gatherings, and perhaps even the birth of Messiah. Yet, for many Eastern Europeans, this time of the year is significant for still another reason. December 16, 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of the Romanian Revolution.   Read More...

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    10 Recent Reasons Pastors Have Called a Lawyer*

    Written by Noel W. Sterett1. The Mayor called and wants my sermons and emails. This October, attorneys with the Alliance Defending Freedom, an alliance of which Mauck & Baker is proudly a part, stepped in to defend pastors in Houston from subpoenas which were served on them by the mayor’s offense in an effort to intimidate them from opposing her legislation for “gender-neutral” bathrooms.2.   Read More...

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