Studying Law as a Native Christian


Last updated 7/23/2014 at 9:34pm

Beth DeContie

Jeff DeContie writes a defense for why Native followers of Jesus need to know something about law. He has just finished his first year of law school. Here Jeff and his wife enjoys some summer vacation in the Black Hills.

Native people study law. Christians study law. Native Christians should know some law too.

Most of our news is on issues surrounded by questions of law. However, sometimes the law is so disconnected from our daily lives. I hear about whether some judge can sit on the Supreme Court, but I may not know what happens if I fish out of season or what my neighbor is allowed to do on their property in the city. These are the specific legal issues.

On the other hand, there is a bigger picture of the law. It involves what you think is fair and just. Some countries privilege only a few ways of looki...

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