Re: Phillip Johnson at Northshore Church

From: John W Burgeson (
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 12:39:34 EDT

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    >>Christians and Christian lawyers
    in particular should be openly calling this sin "SIN" and "EVIL",
    it in legal journals, and confronting the truly guilty with their sin and

    with the gospel. This is what Philip Johnson for one should be doing;
    but, I
    wonder if any professing Christian lawyer is doing this? >>

    A friend of mine, who is a law professor at Texas Tech, gave me an
    interesting book recently which addressed all those issues both
    forcefully and rather completely. The book was a regular issue (I think)
    of the Texas Tech faculty and came out about three years ago. Don't have
    it with me right now -- so I cannot cite it directly. But in discussions
    with the professor, Susan Fortney, it was clear that ethical issues were,
    and are, a frequent topic of writing and discussion, in her world, at

    Here is one point. I spent most of my working days on projects which were
    morally either "good" or neutral, projects which raised few, if any deep
    ethical issues. Lawyers, by profession, have to deal with such things on
    a regular basis. It is very easy for me to assert that my professional
    career was unmarked by moral lapses -- indeed, I faced few of these. The
    lawyers are more in the thick of things. IMHO of course.

    Burgy (John Burgeson)

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