SLG’s Wilberforce Academy – Summer Course on the Constitution

God, Man and the Constitution: Worldviews Collide

a six-week Vacation Bible Study for high school, college-aged, and adult

Sundays, June 11, 2017 – July 16, 2017, 6:00 – 8:30 PM

419 S Macomb St, Manchester, MI 48158, USA

Professor William Wagner, JD

President, Salt and Light Global,

Distinguished Professor Emeritus (Constitutional Law)

with additional commentary by Gary Page

Pastor, Victory Baptist Church


Part I – June 11

God, Man, and the Constitution: Worldviews Collide

Commentary:  God’s “world”view

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness….”   2 Timothy 3:16-17

Part II – June 18

Worldviews Collide:  The Establishment Clause

Commentary:  God’s Establishment Clause

 “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven….”  Matthew 6:10 

Part III – June 25

Worldviews Collide:  The Government Protection of Human Life as an Unalienable Right vs. Government Created Human Right of Personal Autonomy

Commentary:  Image of God:  what it is to be human

 “I have found a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.”  Acts 13:22

Part IV – July 2

Worldviews Collide:  Marriage, Procreation, and Raising Children

Commentary:  Image of God:  what it is to be one

 “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness….”  Genesis 1:26

 Part V – July 9

Worldviews Collide:  Free Expression and Religious Conscience

Commentary:  “The truth shall make you free….”  (John 8:31-36)

 “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”  Matthew 12:34

Part VI – July 16

Worldviews Collide:  Concluding Thoughts

Commentary:  “What purpose then does the law serve?”  (Galatians 3:19) 

For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law.”   Galatians 3:21

Written by 

William (@Prof.WWJD) serves as President of Salt & Light Global and Editor-in-Chief of SLG Witness. Together, he and his bride Marilyn home educated their children. Prof. Wagner holds the academic rank of Distinguished Professor Emeritus (Law and Constitutional Governance) where, as a tenured professor, he received the Beattie Award for Teaching Excellence. A frequent speaker at world conferences, Professor Wagner has a special interest in building and preserving environments where Christians may share the Good News of Jesus, free from persecution and oppression. Professor Wagner’s writing is published a number of articles, books, and other publications, including a national best seller (#1in its category). As lead amicus counsel a variety of matters before the United States Supreme Court, he authored briefs on behalf of various Christian organizations. He also authored written testimony, evidence, and briefs in such forums as the Swedish Supreme Court, the U.S. Congress, and the U.K. Parliament. He has further addressed many executive, legislative, parliamentary, and judicial audiences throughout the world, and presented at various diplomatic forums including the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Professor Wagner previously served in the United States Courts as a federal judge. Prior to his appointment on the federal bench, he served as a legal advisor and the chief American diplomat for the Department of Justice at an American Embassy in Africa. There he led a diplomatic mission charged with strengthening good governance and the rule of law. His international service also includes an appointment by the United States Courts as Commissioner to Canada. Over the years, Professor Wagner has provided international assistance to the justice sector institutions of numerous countries on five continents. Professor Wagner also served as Senior Assistant United States Attorney, litigating hundreds of federal cases and serving as chief of appellate litigation for the Office of the United States Attorney. Prior to serving in the Justice Department, Professor Wagner served as legal counsel in the United States Senate and as chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee of the Michigan legislature. As chief counsel, he supervised all legislative issues involving the separation of powers, due process, and other protections of individual rights and liberties, including the right to free expression and the free exercise of religious conscience. Professor Wagner received the post-doctoral Danforth Fellowship in Law after earning his J.D. in 1986. He serves, or has served, on the executive governing boards of a number of international and national ministries. Soli Deo Gloria.