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    When Religious Freedom is Under Attack

    Written by Sorin A. Leahu - Many by now have heard of the account of Pastor Andrew Brunson. For those unfamiliar, a brief summary, as detailed by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, serves as a useful background:“Andrew Brunson, 50, is an American citizen who has lived in Turkey for 23 years.   Read More...

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    Jerusalem 2018 and the Age Old Question: What's in Your Hand?

    Written by Richard C. Baker - Last June, I had the privilege of joining nearly 2000 Anglicans from around the world in Jerusalem for the third Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON). While you may not be an Anglican, GAFCON 2018 was a significant gathering and holds promise for all faithful followers of Jesus Christ, whether Anglican or not.   Read More...

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    The Church Restored After Communism

    Written by Gail Jernberg - Have you ever thought about how we take our faith for granted? Put yourself back in time about 40 years ago in Eastern Europe while under Communist rule. The government was there to take care of you, so why would you need God?   Read More...

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    An Unforgettable Experience - The Blackstone Fellowship

    The Blackstone Legal Fellowship is an immersive learning experience that starts with a two week program aimed at unifying law students behind a single goal: using our talents as legal professionals for the glory and honor of God. Through God’s beautiful sovereignty, I was able to attend the Blackstone program this year during a personal season of growth. I do not mean this as merely a season of professional growth, but a season where God was teaching me just how in control He really is, an...  Read More...

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    Overturning the Ban on Reparative Therapy - Your Support is Needed!

    Written by John W. Mauck - Last month the U.S. Supreme Court issued a very encouraging ruling in the NIFLA case (National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, dba NIFLA, et al.   Read More...

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    Mauck & Baker Alumni Involved in JANUS v. AFSCME Supreme Court Case

    For the past 41 years, public workers with no interest in joining their profession’s labor union had been required to pay union dues, despite their non-involvement.However, that precedent has been altered after the Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled that charging non-union members fees and union dues violates a person’s first amendment rights.This case, known as JANUS v. AFSCME, originated out of Springfield, IL after social worker Mark Janus declined to join the union...  Read More...

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    Mauck & Baker Welcomes New Communications Manager

    Our new communications manager is Brittany Booth, a well-rounded addition to the team.After receiving her B.S. in both Multimedia Communications and Art from Olivet Nazarene University in 2015, Brittany started working in Kankakee as a freelance photographer, reporter, and graphic designer for a local newspaper: The Daily Journal. Although she enjoyed being able to practice her creativity in the field of journalism, she wanted to use her skills in a new way—through marketing.It was perfect...  Read More...

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    150 Years in the Making: First Presbyterian Church of Evanston Continues to Value God’s Law

    On July 27th, 1868, a small group of people founded a community of Christian believers that is still thriving to this very day.First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, which insists on being defined by their people, not their building, will celebrate their 150th anniversary this July. This is a significant milestone that has been achieved by the church’s dedication and God’s faithfulness over the years.Contributing to their growth is Reverend Dr. Ray Hylton, who has been First Presbyterian’s pasto...  Read More...

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    Reflections on Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

    On June 4, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a decision rendered by the Colorado State Human Rights Commission against Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, saying that the state abused his rights by prosecuting him for discriminating against LGBT couples when he refused to create a custom-designed cake for a same-sex wedding. Richard Baker and Noel Sterett of Mauck & Baker, LLC filed an amicus (friend of court) brief with the U.S.   Read More...

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    Is There a Disconnect Between Church-goers and Their Pastors?

    Pastors have seemed to back away from teaching biblical worldviews from the pulpit, primarily because of their perception that their congregants don’t want to hear it. This has resulted in a growing disconnect between Christian conservatives and their pastors.  Interestingly enough, a new survey titled “What God’s People Want to Know,” commissioned by WallBuilders and the American Culture & Faith Institute, shows conservative Christians actually want to hear more about political issue-r...  Read More...

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