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Center Sponsors Table at Luncheon with Governor Mike Huckabee

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 in Featured | 0 comments

Center Sponsors Table at Luncheon with Governor Mike Huckabee

On July 31, 2015, the Center for Law and Culture was part of an inspiring event featuring 2016 presidential hopeful, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.  The RISE Initiative conference in Tinley Park, Illinois, was hosted by Freedom’s Journal Institute (FJI).  Founded by Dr. Eric Wallace, FJI is dedicated to equipping Christians and churches to engage in the political process and to shape public policy.  With an emphasis on empowering the black community, FJI’s RISE principles include Responsible government, Individual liberty and...

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LJC Institute Graduation Dinner Features Noted U.S. Historian

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 in Featured, LJC Institute | 0 comments

LJC Institute Graduation Dinner Features Noted U.S. Historian

On May 29, 2015, over 80 people attended an uplifting Institute graduation dinner which featured inspiring testimonials from three Law, Justice, and Culture Institute graduates—Christian Perry, of Trinity Christian College; Ike Fink, of Olivet Nazarene University; and Noemi Venegas, of Judson University. The evening’s keynote message was delivered by Dr. Fred Beuttler, former Historian for the United States House of Representatives. Dr. Beuttler highlighted significant examples of Christian faith in action in our nation’s Capital....

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Inspiring Virtuous Leadership in 2015: Center Sponsors Twelfth Institute

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 in Featured, LJC Institute, Olivet Nazarene University | 0 comments

Inspiring Virtuous Leadership in 2015: Center Sponsors Twelfth Institute

Fifteen talented students, representing seven institutions, gathered at Olivet Nazarene University for two weeks in May for the Center’s twelfth Law, Justice, and Culture Institute.  The institutions represented included three new schools – Eastern Nazarene College, South Dakota State University, and the United States Military Academy – as well as Judson University, Olivet Nazarene University, Trinity Christian College, and Wheaton College.  In order to make a way for the nation’s best and brightest students, the Center stepped out...

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Distinguished Law Professor Promotes Sanctity of Human Life at 2015 Institute

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 in Featured, LJC Institute | 0 comments

Distinguished Law Professor Promotes Sanctity of Human Life at 2015 Institute

As part of the 2015 Law, Justice, and Culture Institute, Dr. Morse Tan, professor of law at Northern Illinois University, spoke to students on a Christian view of bioethics. Dr. Tan is known for his eloquent and passionate defense of the sanctity of human life, making him an exceptional voice in his field. Institute students listened intently as Dr. Tan discussed how landmark legal decisions involving the issue of life have affected America’s cultural landscape. He also addressed commonly-held pro-choice misconceptions about abortion,...

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2015 Creation Care Scholars Inspired by Center’s Ground-Breaking Film

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 in Creation Care Program, Featured | 0 comments

2015 Creation Care Scholars Inspired by Center’s Ground-Breaking Film

A generous grant from the Hoghton Family Charitable Trust enabled Dr. Susan Emmerich to conduct the Creation Care Practicum on May 16 in conjunction with the 2015 Law, Justice, and Culture Institute. The one-day course gave students a biblical view of stewardship as it relates to God’s created order. This pioneering faith-based approach to creation care is documented in the Center’s award-winning film When Heaven Meets Earth, which features Dr. Emmerich’s work of mediating the controversy between environmentalists and the watermen of...

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Center Hosts Leading Economist

Posted on May 5, 2015 in Featured | 0 comments

Center Hosts Leading Economist

On April 24, 2015, Olivet Nazarene University and The Center for Law and Culture welcomed nationally known economist, Stephen Moore, for a special luncheon. Co-sponsored by the Center and Olivet’s Weber Leadership Center, the event was attended by nearly 100 people, including leaders from the surrounding Kankakee County community, in addition to Olivet students, staff, and faculty. Mr. Moore, widely regarded as one of the foremost economists of our time, was formerly Chief Economist for the Wall Street Journal and currently holds that same...

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Center Students Lobby at Illinois Statehouse

Posted on May 1, 2015 in Featured | 0 comments

Center Students Lobby at Illinois Statehouse

On April 22, 2015, The Center for Law and Culture brought six of its most talented Legal Studies students from Olivet Nazarene University to the Illinois state capitol in Springfield for Student Lobby Day. Sponsored by the Federation of Independent Colleges and Universities, each year Student Lobby Day provides Illinois’ brightest college students with the opportunity to meet Illinois legislators and get a glimpse of the law-making process at the state level. This year, Lobby Day focused on the Monetary Assistance Program (MAP), the 4th...

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Center Unveils New Office Space

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

Center Unveils New Office Space

On November 1, the Center hosted an open house during Olivet’s homecoming weekend. Over 60 people visited the Center’s new offices, located directly across the street from the main gate of Olivet’s campus. In conjunction with the open house, the Center contacted nearly 200 Olivet alumni who are engaged in law, government, politics, or other types of public service. Alumni and friends met Professor Charlie Emmerich and the Center team and shared stories about their Olivet experiences, as well as their various callings to public life. The...

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Center’s Creation Care Legacy Flourishes

Posted on Sep 20, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

Center’s Creation Care Legacy Flourishes

A generous grant from the Hoghton Family Charitable Trust enabled Dr. Susan Emmerich to conduct a Creation Care practicum on May 17 in conjunction with the 2014 Institute. Attended by 14 students, including 13 recipients of the Richard Aker Scholarship, the practicum featured instruction about the biblical principles of creation care, documented in the Center’s film When Heaven Meets Earth. One of the students who participated in the 2011 Creation Care practicum and Institute was Sarah McCormack, then attending Wheaton College. Although...

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Inspiring Virtuous Leadership

Posted on Jun 20, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

Inspiring Virtuous Leadership

Eighteen talented students, representing seven institutions, gathered at Olivet for two weeks in May for the Center’s eleventh Law, Justice and Culture Institute. The institutions represented included two new schools—Corban University and the International Theological Seminary (ITS) in South Korea, as well as John Brown University, Ohio Christian University, Olivet Nazarene University, Trinity Christian College, and Wheaton College. Thanks to your generosity, the Center awarded these students a record amount of financial assistance—over...

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