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About this Blog

The prophet Micah reminds us of the tribute that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob expects from us: to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with Him. The twin requirements of doing justice and loving mercy capture what I believe is both the vocation and the challenge for the practicing lawyer. That will be the recurring topic for this blog.

The photo on the home page is the gate into St. Mary’s College at the University of St. Andrews. It is, of course, John 1:1; “In the beginning was the Word.”

About Me

I am a full-time lawyer and a part time theologian, with a JD degree from the University of Texas and an M.Litt in Divinity from the University of St. Andrews (where I am currently an honorary research fellow). I am a life-long Episcopalian and a Chicago Cubs season ticket holder. I have been happily married to Anne for 38 years, have a son (Mark) and daughter (Elizabeth) of whom I am immensely proud, and in July of last year became a grandfather. Many thanks to all of them for reading and commenting on my postings — and listening to the ideas all these years. Having a lawyer or a theologian as a spouse or father can be difficult, because they can be so convinced that they have figured everything out. Having one person be both must be, at times,  insufferable.

Special thanks to Elizabeth, who is completely responsible for the design of this website.

My first book, on law and equity, will be published by Wipf and Stock sometime in 2019.