About Us

  • Connector.

    Encounter

    Institutional integrity cannot exist without personal virtue, Witness includes inspiring contributions and reflections articulating foundational truths for living like Jesus.

  • Connector.

    Equip

    Truth needs a witness, our contributors regularly comment on deteriorating cultural developments and abuses of government power.

  • Connector.

    Engage

    Affiliated academic scholars and policy experts are regularly addressing, through a Christian worldview lens, international, diplomatic, and domestic threats to the rule of law and unalienable life and liberty interests.

Our Editor

William Wagner

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.


CONTRIBUTORS

Anna Cool

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Anna is a regular contributor to SLG Witness. She loves the Lord, loves to write and loves life; although it wasn’t always in that order.

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Graham Chapman

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Graham serves as our Chaplin at SLG Witness and regularly writes prayer and devotional pieces that open the mind and touch the heart.

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Darrell Fergason

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Dr. Darrell Furgason serves as a Senior Policy Counsel at Salt & Light Global. He is the CEO of Summit Ministries Canada, working in Christian education for over 29 years.

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Jeffrey Johnson

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Jeffrey specializes in intellectual property law. He is admitted to practice in both Michigan and Arizona and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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Dave A. Kallman

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Dave serves as the Vice President of Salt & Light Global, where he co-founded our legal division, the Great Lakes Justice Center.

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John S. Kane

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John serves as Senior Legal Counsel at Salt & Light Global. Professor Kane left academia to devote more of his time to protecting religious liberty through the practice of law.

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Austin T. Kreutz

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Austin addresses cultural issues from a Christian perspective. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, college campuses, and debates, and is well known for his ability to explain complex subjects on a level all can understand.

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Erin E. Mersino

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Erin serves as Senior Legal Counsel at the Great Lakes Justice Center, the legal division of Salt & Light Global. Erin is an accomplished attorney who practices in our nation’s highest courts to protect our First Amendment freedoms.

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Luke Wagner

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Luke Wagner serves as Policy Counsel for Salt & Light Global and is a regular contributor to SLG Witness. His experience includes teaching violin, Latin and Greek at a classical Christian school.

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Morse Tan

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His work on North Korea has been received by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, the South Korean ambassador to the U.S. and the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State who led negotiations with North Korea.

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Daniel L. Wright

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Daniel oversees web design and social media strategy at Salt & Light Global. He is also a regular contributor to SLG Witness. Daniel is a trained paralegal and serves as the CEO of a Florida-based web design company, Design Doctor LLC.

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Augusto Zimmermann

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Dr. Augusto Zimmermann is an internationally known legal scholar who teaches law at Western Australia’s Murdoch University, where he currently is Senior Lecturer as well as Research Dean and HDR Director in the School of Law.

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