End of Year/ FY Report 2021

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Great Lakes Justice Center

Our Justice Center speaks of Jesus in the public square. We strategically work to preserve environments where the next generation may share the Good News of Jesus and fulfill the great commission, free of persecution. Shining the healing light of Christ into dark places, we season the public dialog with Truth. Without fear or favor to any political party, we address: Supreme Courts and other Judicial Bodies; Parliaments and Legislatures; Businesses and Civic Institutions; Churches and Charities; etc… all for the glory of God.

Our Justice Center seeks solutions informed by Truth, promotes good governance, and preserves the blessings of liberty. We rebuild cultural foundations, and train others to do the same. We desire to see cultures transformed as their communities intentionally, strategically, and prayerfully preserve and shine Truth for God’s glory.

U.S. Supreme Court Cases

Fighting for Unborn Children

Dobbs v Jackson Womens Health – Prof. Wagner and our Justice Center represented the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Right to Life (MI),  a National Bioethics Center and other pro-life physicians in the Supreme Court of the United States. 

  1. First SCOTUS Brief

In our initial brief, we successfully asked the Court to certify an issue for review that did not, for the first time, pre-suppose the existence of a constitutional right to abort an unborn child.

  • Praise Report: For the first time in history, the Supreme Court is reviewing whether unborn life is worthy of government protection in a way that does not presuppose the existence of a constitutional right to abort an unborn child.
  1. Second SCOTUS Brief

In our later brief on the merits we argue that State governments hold a profound governmental interest in protecting the inherent value of unborn children, and that the Roe was wrongly decided and must be gutted or overruled.  This case holds the best chance ever to gut or overturn Roe.

June Medical Services v. Gee (No. 18-1323 & 18-1460) (2019) (representing Right to Life) The question before the Court is whether Roe v Wade should be overruled.  In this case we asked the Court to overrule Roe v Wade because the 14th Amendment does not include a liberty interest right to abort an unborn child.  We ask the Court to overturn Roe – the diabolical decision judicially creating the “right” to kill a person’s son or daughter in utero.  In the alternative we asked the Court to uphold a pro-life law requiring abortion providers to hold local hospital privileges.  

  • Praise Report: While the majority opinion of the Court chose not address the viability of Roe here, we moved some of the Court with our arguments, setting the stage for the Dobbs case (see above)

 

Fighting for Religious Freedom in Foster Care

Fulton v. Philidelphia, (No. 19-431) (2020) –The Justice Center filed a Supreme Court brief in support of a  challenge to Philadelphia’s exclusion of a Christian organization from a foster care system.  The city excluded this faith-based organization because of its religious tenets. 

  • Praise report: The Supreme Court held that the government violated the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment — by refusing to contract with a Christian group for foster care services unless the Christian group agreed to certify same-sex couples as foster parents. 

 

Fighting for Religious Freedom of Pro-Lifers

Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania, et al.  (No. 19-431) (2020) (representing Christian Business Owners Supporting Religious Freedom) The question before the Court was whether the federal government could lawfully accommodate Christian organizations with a religious objection to abortion, from the HHS Mandate requiring businesses to provide health plans that include contraceptive coverage?  In this case we argued to the Court that the Executive Branch could do so, and that it would be unlawful not to do so. 

  • Praise Report: The Supreme Court held that the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury had authority under the Affordable Care Act to promulgate rules exempting employers with religious or moral objections from providing contraceptive coverage to their employees.

 

Fighting for Religious Freedom of Business Owners

 Word of God Fellowship v Dept. of Labor, OSHA (No. 21A250) This case asks whether the Federal government acted within the law when it issued executive mandates on private organizations.  Because companies have use the mandate as an excuse to fire Christian employees for their sincerely held religious beliefs, we plan to file a brief over the Christmas holiday asking the Court to make the government follow the law.

R.G. & GR Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. EEOC (No.18-107) The question before the Court was whether the Court of Appeals improperly usurped power reserved to the Congress and President when it judicially amended Title VII to add transgender classifications? In this case we presented arguments to the Supreme Court that the US Court of Appeals improperly usurped power reserved to the Congress and President.  Unfortunately, the Court here (over significant dissent and factual proof) said that the word “sex” in Title VII did not mean biological (male and female) but instead included transgender.

 

Other Court Cases/ Legal Matters

The Justice Center continues to serve as the first line of protection for unborn children, freedom of religion, expression and other constitutional liberty.  We are the leading organization fighting to preserve good governance under the rule of law.  We engaged the culture through legal representation and other activities at local, state and national forums. Here are some of the matters on which we are on the front lines.

Fighting for Pre-Born Children

Baby Karungi Case – The Justice Center represents the mother and unborn human embryo where the issue before the court is whether the unborn child is human worthy of protection.

  • Praise Report: A victory in the State Court of Appeals now forces the trial court to address the issue of whether the. unborn human embryo is a human life worthy of protection

Pro Life Speech Case The Justice Center represents pro-life Christian students at Hope College.  The College seeks to punish the students for sharing, (in the public square off campus), their sincerely held personal Christian beliefs on the value of human life.

HHS Mandate case. Our Justice Center represented a Christian businessman facing millions of dollars in fines for his exercise of religious conscience.  His unwillingness to participate in abortions of his employees and government mandates collided.

  • Praise Report: Our Justice Center “won” this case in 2020; The Government admitted to violating our client’s freedom of religion and agreed to pay attorney fees.

 

Fighting for Good Governance Under the Rule of Law; Protecting Religious Liberty

Pastors and Churches Case. When the Governor issued decrees making it a crime for individuals to travel to or attend church worship, we sued in Federal Court.

  • Praise Report: The Governor acquiesced making it legal for individuals to travel to and attend church.

Government Mandates Substantially Interfering with the Free Exercise of Religious Conscience.   Our Justice Center assisted thousands of individuals facing government mandates that forced them to choose between following their sincerely held religious beliefs and keeping their jobs or attending school.  In many of these matters we assisted Christian people as they drafted their request for religious accommodation.

  • Praise Report: 100% of those government employees or students who we helped to seek a religious accommodation received one, enabling them to keep their jobs, scholarships, and student status without violating their religious beliefs.

Private Mandates Substantially Interfering with the Free Exercise of Religious Conscience. Our Justice Center assisted thousands of individuals facing government mandates that forced them to choose between following their sincerely held religious beliefs and keeping their jobs.  The total number is hard to calculate, but we like saved thousands of jobs.

  • Praise Report: We assisted/ represented hundreds of Christian nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals (all who served on the front lines during the worst of the COVID outbreak) when they were told by Henry Ford Hospitals they would be fired if they did not reject their sincerely held religious beliefs in connection with abortion etc. Henry Ford capitulated and all have kept their positions without being forced to violate their sincerely held religious conscience.
  • Praise Report: After we submitted similar demand letters to Consumer’s Energy and others, these companies likewise changed their positions and allowed Christians to keep their jobs without compromising their sincerely held religious beliefs.

NCAA Division I Christian Athletes Benched for their Religious BeliefsOur Justice Center represents Christian athletes at various universities facing government mandates that forced them to choose between following their sincerely held religious beliefs and participating in inter-collegiate athletics. 

  • Praise Reports: We first won a Temporary Restraining Order ordering WMU to allow the Christian athletes to continue participating in intercollegiate athletics pending a hearing on a Preliminary Injunction.
  • We then won a Preliminary Injunction ordering the university to allow the Christian athletes to continue participating in intercollegiate athletics during the pendency of the case. 
  • When the university appealed we won a decision in the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upholding the Christian students’ religious liberty. The ruling decisively held that the First Amendment limits the exercise of government power. The US Court of Appeal’s published its ruling which means it is mandatory precedent for all of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Michigan. WMU capitulated and agreed to a Permanent Injunction where the Christian students may fully participate in intercollegiate sports without violating their religious conscience. A court judgment against the university was subsequently entered by the court.
  • We believe this decision will help other universities to understand and follow the law… if not, we are preparing to go to court on behalf of other Christian students over the Christmas holiday.

Resurrection School Case.  Our Justice Center filed lawsuit on behalf of a Christian school, parents and children in connection with abuse of power by Michigan’s governor, health director, attorney general and others.  This case takes us into the classroom of a private, religious school and asks who is in the best position to make decisions pertaining to the religious education of the young children seated in its desks: the children’s parents who know and love them and the religious school selected by the family to shepherd and care for them, or a public official in an office in the State Capital who has never met the children or stepped foot in the school.  We are currently in the US Court of Appeals seeking en banc review

  • Praise Report: The States of Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee have joined our case in support of our cause. Each state has filed amicus briefs in support of our legal arguments.

America’s Barber Case. Michigan barber cut hair in First Amendment protest against unconstitutional executive actions – resulting in criminal charges, summary business license revocation, etc. 

  • Praise Report: The Justice Center continues to assist on the Free Speech aspects of this case, fighting all the way to the Michigan Supreme Court where a preliminary victory there allowed the Barber to remain open. We thereafter reached a positive result, allowing the Barber to remain open.

Spangler’s Case – In this case we worked with Hillsdale College to support and represent local business facing government abuse of power; Our Justice Center represented business before various government agencies

  • Praise Report: We stopped the government from closing illegally closing business, obtaining a positive result — which ultimately resulted in the government ending it prosecution of similarly situated businesses in the State.

 

Fighting for Election Integrity

Good Governance/ Election Integrity Cases.  Our Justice Center filed a number of major cases (e.g., Johnson et al v Jocelyn Benson et al & Constantino v Detroit) fighting for the constitutional right to election integrity, fighting all the way to the Supreme Court.  Our credible evidence of election irregularities was cited and used (and continues to be used) throughout the US in various courts and legislative proceedings.

Johnson v. Benson, No. 162286 (MI 2020) GLJC represented African-American voters disenfranchised by voter fraud.

Constantino v. Detroit, No. SC: 162245 (MI 2020) GLJC represented voters disenfranchised by voter fraud.  Court confirmed the Constitutional Right to an Audit.

  • Praise Report: The courts confirmed the Constitutional Right to an audit exists. (note: we are not associated with any of the cases where the conduct of the lawyers was found to be lacking)

Jesus T-shirt case – Our Justice Center represented a Christian woman in another election integrity case.  Here the government election employee was fired because she wore a t-shirt that says Jesus Saves. 

  • Praise Report: After we filed a federal lawsuit the court entered a judgment against the government for violating the Christian person’s First Amendment rights.  The government also agreed to pay attorney fees.

 

Fighting for Truth and Protecting Families

Planet Fitness Case. PF revoked the membership of a woman who complained about the presence of a man she encountered in the woman’s locker room. The Justice Center continues to assist in a lawsuit against this national corporation, battling all the way to the Michigan Supreme Court for the right to go to trial. 

  • Praise Report: After a victory in the Supreme Court we reached a positive settlement.

 

MCRC Cases. This case is now in the Michigan Supreme Court.  The governor, attorney general and Civil Rights Commission continue to defy the rule of law in the area of religious freedom.  Michigan law properly prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, and religion. The Michigan legislature repeatedly voted not to add special classifications used by authorities to infringe on religious conscience and expression (e.g., sexual orientation; gender identity).  The executive branch continues in 2020, with no legal authorization, to operate as if the legislature amended the law to allow for religious persecution.

As in previous years the Justice Center in 2020 participated in hearings and legislative oversight of the AG and MCRC in connection with their misuse of power here. In the Supreme Court the Justice Center currently represents two different Christian family businesses being investigated by the MCRC for exercising their sincerely held religious beliefs by choosing not to participate in a same-sex wedding. 

 

Williamston School Board Case. Board enacted politically charged sexuality policies.  These policies substantially infringe on the free exercise of religious conscience and expression. The policies also authorize things like men using the girls’ bathroom and showers and allowing men to identify as girls in scholastic athletic events. In 2020, the Justice Center assisted parents and the community in responding to the abuse of governmental power, including in a federal lawsuit against the school board. The trial Court deferred until more specific harm could be shown.

 

Legislative / Policy

Track & Impact – The GLJC Sentinel program:

  • Tracked and informed citizens of state and federal policy initiatives impacting the family, the sanctity of life, and the freedoms of religious conscience and expression. See e.g., https://www.slgwitness.com/2021/10/legislative-update-october-2021/
  • Drafted proposed regulatory and statutory language for local, state, and national governments on initiatives impacting the family, the sanctity of life, and the freedoms of religious conscience and expression;
  • supported persecuted Christians in local, state, and national public forums;
  • provided expert non-partisan testimony and comments on proposed initiatives impacting the family, the sanctity of life, and the freedoms of religious conscience and expression.

 

Christian Worldview Counsel

Our Justice Center team provided confidential counsel to thousands of Christian churches, pastors, business leaders, academic leaders, etc…. We also educated businesses on the law of religious accommodation, how to respond to unlawful government mandates, and how to evaluate risk in the light of such mandates.

 

Equip

SLG Academy

Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” SLG equips God’s people to see all of who they are and what they do with the heart of Jesus, and through the lens of His Word.

For someone who truly gives their life to Jesus, it changes the way they live their life and the purpose for which their life is given. It involves a whole new way of thinking… thinking according to what the Scriptures teach us.  Our religious life is much more than Sunday worship. God’s Word should influence every waking and sleeping hour of our week. It is a higher purpose that guides us as we raise our children, operate our business, go to school, or govern our nation. It is a way of life.  

With your prayers, Salt & Light Global’s Academy reached more people in 2021 than ever for our Lord. Along the way we joyfully equipped the body of Christ to take the heart of Jesus to the culture. Many people from many places participated and attended our 2020-21 courses and seminars.  Here is an overview of God at work this year at SLG’s Academy.

 

Worldview Training: Conferences, Seminars, and Lectures

I. Contending for Faith and Country in a Cultural Storm #1

This seminar provided advanced training for pastors and Christian citizens.  Led by Professor William Wagner, this program shined light on the imminent threats facing the church from proposed public policy — and how to effectively respond with God’s Word and Christian statesmanship. 

 II. Contending for Faith and Country in a Cultural Storm #2

This seminar provided advanced training for pastors and Christian citizens.  Led by Professor William Wagner, this program shined light on the imminent threats facing the church from proposed public policy — and how to effectively respond with God’s Word and Christian statesmanship. 

III. Apologetic Inklings:

  • Spring – Mere Christianity with C.S. Lewis: Led weekly by Keldon Scott.  With this C.S. Lewis’ classic, we answer the hardest questions. 
  • Fall – Screwtape Letters with C.S. Lewis: Led weekly by Keldon Scott.  With this C.S. Lewis’ classic, we answer the hardest questions. 

 IV. Defending the Constitution against a Cancel Culture

In this spring/summer SLG lecture, Prof. Wagner explained, to a wide range of citizen groups, how some use fear to undermine constitutional governance while advancing a leftist political agenda.   Constitutional structures and limits on the exercise of government power protect and preserve liberty, even during a pandemic.  Many State Governors see Covid-19 as an opportunity to ignore such constraints, autocratically issuing despotic edicts.  If left unaddressed, the rising tyranny threatens to destroy deeply rooted foundations of good governance under the Rule of Law. 

 V. Navigating to the City on the Hill

In this four week seminar, Prof. Wagner equipped citizens to stand for the Constitution, good governance and the rule of law.  We study constitutional structure and power as well as the limits placed on the exercise of that power by the constitution. The blessings of liberty and prosperity come with responsibility.  Each generation inherits a special trust to ensure the preservation of liberty and the moral administration of justice.  As state governing regimes increasingly use fear to act without constitutional authority, and infringe upon constitutionally protected liberty, we the people must fearlessly fight to preserve the Constitution and the Rule of Law. 

 VI. Living Worthy of the Calling of Which You’ve Been Called

Led by Prof. Wagner, we studied the life changing lessons given to us in the Book of Proverbs and elsewhere in the Word of God. “…for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young—” Pv 2-4 NIV  June 2021

VII. Wake up or Get Woked into Apostasy

This seminar taught how a far leftist political ideology is infiltrating the church, business, government and academic institutions.  Here Christians, in many forums across the state and country, learned about Critical Theory how its infectious spread threatens religious freedom, the free market, constitutional governance and academic freedom.  They also learned how to respond with God wisdom and grace.  

VIII. The Gospel and the Culture

In this multi-week course we studied how to wisely and strategically respond to issues in the culture. Prof. William Wagner and Pastor Gary Page equipped Covid-capacity crowds to engage the culture. Together we studied how the Gospel informs us on issues relating to: Poverty; Abortion; Orphans; Widows; Sex Slavery; Marriage; Sexual Morality; Ethnicity; Religious Liberty; and Reaching the Unreached 

IX. The Reason for God

Keldon Scott led a six week summer apologetics course using Tim Keller’s video series, The Reason for God. Together we learned how to answer tough questions like: 

  • Isn’t the Bible a Myth?
  • How Can You Say There Is Only One Way to God? 3. What Gives You the Right to Tell Me How to Live My Life?
  • Why Does God Allow Suffering?
  • Why Is the Church Responsible for So Much Injustice?
  • How Can God Be Full of Love and Wrath at the Same Time?

X. Passing the Flame of Liberty

In this super successful six week online series on the Michigan Constitution, Prof. William Wagner covered the following topics:

  • Structure & Power: The Michigan Constitution, We the People!
  • Good Governance and the Michigan Lock Down
  • Relevance of Judicial Selection and Elections
  • Leadership under the Constitution: Truth Matters
  • Constitutional Competency: Teaching the Next Generation
  • Persuasion Points: Equipping Citizens to Talk about Constitutional Governance

XI. Because Jesus Lived

SLG held this spectacular outdoor conference at the Historic Withee Family Farm. A capacity crowd learned how Christian people throughout time impacted the culture in powerful ways … and how we can answer God’s call to positively do so today. 

XII. Why Pain & Suffering

Many attended this weekly online series, Why Pain and Suffering? Led by Keldon Scott, with special ministries materials, we answered the hardest questions. 

XIII. The Words of God

In this multi-week series Prof. Wagner taught about the authenticity of the God’s Word, how to guard and contend for it, and what God says about teaching it to others and applying it to the way we live. 

XIV. Contending for the Faith Conference

In this four-day conference hosted at Emmanuel Church in Coral, Prof. Wagner taught about how the Body of Christ can contend for faith and country in a cultural storm. 

XIII. For Freedom Christ Set Us Free 

At this one-day conference in Owosso Michigan, Prof. Wagner taught on the Constitutional structures and limits on the exercise of government power. He explained how these provisions protect and preserve liberty, even during a pandemic.  Many State Governors see Covid-19 as an opportunity to ignore such constraints, autocratically issuing despotic edicts.  If left unaddressed, the rising tyranny threatens to destroy deeply rooted foundations of good governance under the Rule of Law. 

The blessings of liberty and prosperity come with responsibility.  Each generation inherits a special trust to ensure the preservation of liberty and the moral administration of justice.  As state governing regimes increasingly use fear to act without constitutional authority, and infringe upon constitutionally protected liberty, we the people must fearlessly fight to preserve the Rule of Law.

 

 Online Education via Social Media

Truth Tuesdays

In this weekly training Prof. Wagner equipped Christian people to respond to current events through a Biblical worldview lens.

Faith & Freedom Fridays

In this weekly training Prof. Wagner discussed faith and freedom issues in ways that equip the Body of Christ to effectively engage the culture.

Anti-Trafficking/ Trauma Response Education

Beth Grate leads this new educational ministry. What a year!Due to COVID in-person conferences were reimagined into endless webinars and online conference calls. This allowed for a learning and networking until live trainings started again.

Pastor Respite Pulpit Ministry

This year SLG provided respite to various pastors filling their pulpit so they could rest. We then shared our mission and God’s Word to their flocks

Wilberforce Fellowship

This year the SLG Academy again hosted our discipleship program, providing in-depth teaching on Permanent Principles and long-term mentoring to aid participants in applying their knowledge to law, policy, and governance. Coupled with the teaching and mentoring components, the SLG Wilberforce Fellowship requires students to actively engage the culture by, among other things: serving the needy; monitoring government actions affecting unalienable liberty; informing the public of current threats to religious conscience; or assisting those speaking for the persecuted. Upon successfully completing the discipleship program, participants become SLG Wilberforce Fellows – named in honor of William Wilberforce, the Christian member of the British Parliament who successfully spearheaded the abolition of the slave trade. This year SLG discipled several university students.

SLG Video Production

In 2020, SLG stepped up our podcast and video production — all thanks to your support! In these productions SLG equips the church to engage by taking the heart of Jesus to culture — and boldly speaking of Him in the public square. Here are some sample videos.

Guard the Word

In this video Prof. William Wagner addresses the importance of guarding the truth of God’s Word.

The Trustworthiness of the Holy Bible

In this video Prof. William Wagner addresses the authenticity of the Scriptures and why you can trust the truth claims in the Bible as the very Words of God.

 Publications

Again, in 2020-21, because of you, SLG Academy and the Great Lakes Justice Center published books and other publications, equipping the Body of Christ to engage the culture. All proceeds go directly to support the ministry.

The Case for Overturning RoeWhy the Supreme Court Must do so Now (forthcoming)

The Federalist PapersWith an Originalist Christian-Worldview Analysis – (forthcoming) 

Fundamental Rights in the Age of Covid-19 (co-author) (Zimmermann & Forrester eds)(Connor Court Publishing 2020)

Destroying LibertyCovid-Governance by Decree, (Kindle Publishing 2020)

The Tyranny of the Few  (Kindle Publishing 2020, 2021)

The Good Lawyer (Kindle Publishing 2020, 2021)

The Narrow Path (Kindle Publishing 2020, 2021)

Destroying Liberty, 11 W. Australian Jurist __ (2020-21)

 

SLG Lectures (end of year / FY 2021)

Faith & Freedom Center – Leaving a Legacy, presented at a prospective founders luncheon held at the University Club, Michigan State University (December 15, 2021)

Understanding Constitutional and Statutory Limits on Government Mandates, Keynote Address presented to business leaders at CBMC in Okemos (December 9, 2021)

Victory, presentation at a drug rehabilitation facility in Lima, Peru (December 6, 2021)

International Law, Parents, and Home Education, presented to education leaders in Lima, Peru (December 6, 2021)

Principios Permanentes De Buen Gobierno – Written presentation to the President of Peru on the occasion of the nation’s bi-centennial celebration. (December 5, 2021)

SF 193, Government Mandates, and the Constitution – Presented via teleconference to Senate leaders, State of Iowa (October 26, 2021)

Public Education and Government Mandates, presented to the Chelsea Children’s Alliance (September 28, 2021)

 The United States Supreme Court and the Inherent Value of Human Life, Keynote address at annual Right to Life conference in Ingham County (September 20, 2021)

The Constitution and Government Mandates, presented to members of the Michigan Senate and their constituents (August 5, 2021)

Critical Theory Part I, presented at Victory Church in Manchester (August 1, 2021)

Jurisprudential Considerations – God, Man, and the Constitution, Keynote Address presented to the Student Statesmanship Institute at the Kresge Center at Spring Arbor University (July 27, 2021)

Critical Theory Part II, presented at Victory Church in Manchester (July 25, 2021)

Critical Theory Part III, presented at Victory Church in Manchester (July 18, 2021)

Public Policy Agendas and Critical Theory, presented to citizens in Lake County in Novi (July 12, 2021)  

Governance Update, presented at South Church, Lansing (July 11, 2021)

Critical Theory Part IV, presented at Victory Church in Manchester (July 11, 2021)

Good Governance and Election Integrity, presented to Pure Integrity in Stockbridge (June 5, 2021)

Defending the Constitution against a Cancel Culture, presented at Real Life Church, Charlotte (May 8, 2021)

Contending for the Faith, presented to pastors and Christian citizens at the First United Methodist Church in Marlette (April 27, 2021)

Defending the Constitution against a Cancel Culture, presented at the American Legion, Springfield (April 22, 2021)

A Legal Primer for Pastors, presented to American clergy at a conference hosted by Fundamental Baptist Church in Kinross (April 19, 2021) 

Governing Well, presented to a national audience on Live with an Eternal Perspective (April 16, 2021)

First Amendment Freedoms, presented to a national audience on Intercessors for America (April 1, 2021)

Constitution Considerations, presented to grass roots citizens at an event hosted at Maple Grove Baptist Church in Jackson (March 29, 2021)

Principles of Trial Advocacy, presented to students in a mock trial event held at First Assembly of God, East Lansing (March 9, 2021)

Defending the Constitution against a Cancel Culture, presented to the Constitution Party online statewide (February 20, 2021)

Constitutional Liberties Pertaining to the Right of Parents to Raise their Children, presented to a national audience at the Parental Rights Foundation, Washington D.C. (February 19, 2021)

Jars of Clay – Trusting God’s Word, presented online to pastors around the world (Nov. 15, 2020)

God and Country,  presented at Faith Baptist Church in Warren Michigan (Nov 8, 2020)

Do the Word, presented as part of the Words of God series (Oct. 25, 2020)

Comfort in the Cultural Storm, Presented at the Faith & Country Conference at Emmanuel Church in Coral MI  (Oct 21, 2020)

Understanding the Times; Destroying LibertyCovid-Governing by Decree  presented at the Faith & Country Conference at Emmanuel Church in Coral MI  (Oct 20, 2020)

God Man & the Constitution,  presented at the Faith & Country Conference at Emmanuel Church in Coral MI  (Oct 20, 2020) (Oct 19, 2020)

Navigating to the City on the Hill when Worldviews Collide, presented at the Faith & Country Conference at Emmanuel Church in Coral MI  (Oct 18, 2020)

Destroying Liberty – Covid-Governance by Decree presented at the For Freedom Christ Set Us Free Conference in Owosso, Michigan (Oct. 12, 2020)

Understanding the Times – Current Issues Facing the Christian Citizen,  presented at the For Freedom Christ Set Us Free Conference in Owosso, Michigan (Oct. 12, 2020)

Navigating to the City on the Hill – The Impact of Jesus; the Importance of Truth, presented at the For Freedom Christ Set Us Free Conference in Owosso Michigan (Oct. 12, 2020)

The Impact of Christianity on the Culture throughout History, presented at Because Jesus Lived conference held at the Historic Withee Farm (Oct, 10, 2020)

Will You Recognize God’s Call — and How Will You Answer, presented at Because Jesus Lived conference held at the Historic Withee Farm (Oct, 10, 2020)

Covid- regulation Update for Pastors, online presentation for pastors nationwide (Oct. 6, 2020)

God and Good Governance, presented at FloodGate Church in Brighton, Michigan (Sept. 28, 2020)

The SLG Mission, presented to New Hope Church (Sept. 27, 2020)

Teach the Word, presented as part of the Words of God series (Sept. 20, 2020)

Guard God’s Word, presented as part of the Words of God series (Sept. 13, 2020)

Understanding your Federal and State Judiciary and the Rule of Law, presented online to a national audience (Sept. 12, 2020)

Persuasion Points: Engage, presented as part of the Passing the Flame of Liberty series (Aug. 26, 2020)

Comfort in the Storms of Life, presented at South Church in Lansing, Michigan (Aug. 23, 2020)

The Impact of Extra-Constitutional Gubernatorial Decrees on Good Governance and the Rule of Law, presented to the citizens of Ingham County at Vevay Township Hall Pavilion (August 20, 2020)

The Gospel and Ethnicity, presented at Part IV of the SLG Academy Gospel and Culture program hosted at Victory Church in Manchester (August 16, 2020)

The Gospel and Religious Liberty, presented at Part IV of the SLG Academy Gospel and Culture program hosted at Victory Church in Manchester (August 16, 2020)

The Gospel and Reaching the Unreached, presented at Part IV of the SLG Academy Gospel and Culture program hosted at Victory Church in Manchester (August 16, 2020)

Constitutional Competency: Teaching the Next Generation, presented as part of the Passing the Flame of Liberty series (Aug. 12, 2020)

The Gospel and Sex Trafficking, presented at Part III of the SLG Academy Gospel and Culture program hosted at Victory Church in Manchester (August 9, 2020)

The Gospel and Marriage, presented at Part III of the SLG Academy Gospel and Culture program hosted at Victory Church in Manchester (August 9, 2020)

The Gospel and Sexual Morality, presented at Part III of the SLG Academy Gospel and Culture program hosted at Victory Church in Manchester (August 9, 2020)

The Gospel and Poverty, presented at Part II of the SLG Academy Gospel and Culture program hosted at Victory Church in Manchester (August 2, 2020)

The Gospel and Abortion, presented at Part II of the SLG Academy Gospel and Culture program hosted at Victory Church in Manchester (August 2, 2020)

The Gospel, Orphans and Widows, presented at Part II of the SLG Academy Gospel and Culture program hosted at Victory Church in Manchester (August 2, 2020)

Leadership under the Constitution: Truth Matters, presented as part of the Passing the Flame of Liberty series (Jul. 29, 2020)

Presenting a Biblical Paradigm, presented Part I of the SLG Academy Gospel and Culture program hosted at Victory Church in Manchester (July 26, 2020)

Religious Freedom, Education, and Governance by Decree, online presentation to the Michigan Association of Christian Schools (July 20, 2020)

The Proper Role of the Judiciary, presented as part of the Passing the Flame of Liberty series (July 15, 2020)

Comfort in the Storms of Life, presented at Oakhill Church, Grand Rapids (July 12, 2020)

Governance by Edict – the threat to Liberty and the Rule of Law, presented as part of the Passing the Flame of Liberty series (Jul. 1, 2020)

Abortive Fetal Cell Lines, Vaccines, and the Rule of Law,  presented at the Michigan Capitol at the March for Medical Freedom (June 25, 2020)

Structure & Power: The Michigan Constitution, We the People! – presented as part of the Passing the Flame of Liberty series (Jun. 17, 2020)