What Do I Mean When I Call Myself A "Christian" Attorney?

I refer to myself as a "Christian" attorney because I am committed to following Jesus' principles in the way I conduct myself in my law practice. This means that I strive to be a man of integrity with both clients and other persons I come into contact with. I vigorously represent my clients in order to help them receive justice. I also try to put myself in the shoes of my clients to determine what is the best approach and outcome for their unique personal situation.

Since I personally committed my life to Jesus Christ 24 years ago, my perspective on a person's occupation has changed. God has given us talents to help one another. When we seek His kingdom and righteousness, the Lord will meet our needs (Matthew 6:33). I believe a person's occupation should be a ministry to other people and to his or her own family.

My letterhead and business cards contain a scroll with my favorite Bible passage. In chapter six of the book of Isaiah, God gave Isaiah a vision of the throne room of God. Isaiah confessed that he was a sinner and had no business being in the presence of the Holy God. God forgave Isaiah's sin and then asked "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" Isaiah said "Here am I. Send me!" (Isaiah 6:8). If we confess our sins and commit our lives to Jesus Christ, he will use our talents to impact the eternal destination of other people.