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    Pastors File Lawsuit Challenging Illinois’ Ban on Sexual Identity Counseling

    (August 11, 2016, Chicago, Illinois) On Thursday, Pastors Protecting Youth (PPY), an association of Illinois pastors, filed a Federal lawsuit against the State of Illinois in regards to the Youth Mental Health Protection Act, the state’s newly enacted ban on sexual identity counseling for minors. The suit maintains that the ban unconstitutionally restricts a young person’s right to make personal choices regarding his or her own choice of sexual identity, as well as the pastors’ right to free spe...  Read More...

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    Jeffrey Schwab: Where is He Now?

    In the latest past employee profile of the "Where Are They Now?" series, we talk to Jeffrey Schwab who is now a staff attorney with the Liberty Justice Center. Jeff worked as an associate attorney at Mauck & Baker from 2006-2014. 1. What are you now doing with the Liberty Justice Center?Liberty Justice Center is focused on protecting fundamental rights in Illinois, such as the right to earn a living, private property rights and free speech, and restraining government overreach through l...  Read More...

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    Mauck & Baker Summer Reading List

    Though summer is nearing completion, reading season never should be limited. Here are some book recommendations from around the office.Intercessory Prayer by Dutch Sheets The book contains lots of thrilling testimonies of answered prayers and plenty of challenges to our constrained prayers habits. I recommend it to mature believers who already pray frequently but also sense they need to enlarge, deepen or quicken their prayers.--John W.   Read More...

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    Loving Work: My Experience as a Blackstone Fellow

    Every year, Mauck & Baker has a talented Blackstone Legal Fellow join the firm for six weeks. The Blackstone Legal Fellowship is branch of the Alliance Defending Freedom and prepares Christian law students for careers marked by integrity, excellence, and leadership. This summer, we had a first year law student, Matthew Jacobs, join the firm. Matthew lives on the south side of Chicago and attends Vanderbilt Law of School. The more that you learn, the more you realize that ...  Read More...

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    Russell Moore: Engaging Culture without Losing the Gospel

    In Russell Moore's recent book, Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel, he argues Christians need to refocus their efforts on true Christian principles and less on preserving cultural norms. This week, we speak to Mr. Moore who is the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.   Read More...

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    The Power of the Local Church with Pastor Kirt Wiggins

    This week on Lawyers for Jesus Radio, we speak to Pastor Kirt Wiggins of Pathway Community Church in Elmhurst, IL discussing his church's work to redeem the culture in their local community.Tune in Saturdays at 3:00 pm on AM 1160 for Lawyers for Jesus Radio. Each week, the attorneys from Mauck & Baker will cover a variety of topics relating to the Gospel in law and in the marketplace.  Listen live to AM 1160 by clicking here. Find the Lawyers for Jesus podcast on&nbs...  Read More...

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    Transforming Culture with Dr. Andrew Sandlin

    Should Christians work to transform the culture? And perhaps more difficult to answer, how is this done? This week, we talk to Dr.   Read More...

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    Protecting Student Privacy in School Locker Rooms

    Interview with Jocelyn Floyd of the Thomas More SocietyBiological males in girls restrooms? It's happening in Palatine, Illinois which is causing over 50 high school students to respond with a lawsuit to protect their right to privacy. This week on Lawyers for Jesus Radio, we speak with Attorney Jocelyn Floyd of the Thomas More Society who along with Alliance Defending Freedom is representing the plaintiffs in the suit.  Tune in Saturdays at 3:00 pm on AM 1160 for Lawyer...  Read More...

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    A Decision for America: Interview with Stephen Rhodes of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

    Franklin Graham and the Decision America Tour is trekking across the country, holding prayer rallies at each state capitol in the U.S. He is coming to Springfield, Illinois on June 14, and Madison, Wisconsin the next day. We discuss the reasoning behind this movement with Stephen Rhodes, the Vice President of theBilly Graham of Evangelistic Association.   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...