Commandments: Law and Religion Blog

Religious freedom in business: last month, the United Kingdom Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Christian-owned bakery that declined to bake a cake promoting same-sex marriage. 

Are you a church leader looking for tools and training that will help your church thrive? The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability has developed free tools to help you achieve these goals.

 

Here, we answer some common questions about the reach and impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop going forward, and how it applies to individuals and ministries.

In this guest article by Dusty Rhodes, he examines projections about future support for nonprofits in 2018 and beyond. Most experts are predicting less giving overall—the debate is primarily “how much less.”

Dr. John Mrazek begins a guest series sharing the reasons why he believes churches should have executive pastors.

While the 7th Circuit was making headlines, other circuits went the other way on sexual orientation discrimination under Title VII. This post explores the circuit split and what is on the horizon going forward.

In April 2017, the 7th Circuit became the first federal appeals court to conclude that Title VII provides protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation. Learn more in this informative look at the Court’s opinion.

A federal judge in Texas has granted a nationwide injunction that temporarily halts the new federal overtime rule change that was set to go into effect on December 1st. This ruling is big news for many ministries.

The point of this recent case is that Title VII does not cover sexual orientation discrimination, but the court wishes that it did.

A few years back, values-based referrals by counselors were proper under the American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics if done tactfully, so as not to wound the client, and were ethically permissible if the therapist, because of personal beliefs, could not provide what the client was seeking. Since we first reported on this issue, several big changes have altered that premise, most importantly, a major change in the ACA Code of Ethics.