Each day, parties to the high-profile case playing out in U.S. District Court in Portland have spent long days listening to prospective jurors answer prepared questions from the judge. Prosecutors and defense lawyers then evaluate who they would recommend eliminating from the pool. The court is seeking to find 12 jurors and eight alternates in the federal conspiracy case against Ammon Bundy and six co-defendants stemming from the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon earlier this year. If the jury is seated by the end of this week, opening statements willbegin Tuesday. Those released Thursday morning for cause, meaning potential bias, included a man whose cousin’s husband worked as a federal law enforcement officer for the Bureau of Land Management and called the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by Ammon Bundy and his followers “destructive to their movement.” He said he last saw his cousin’s husband at his home on Easter, and discussed the refuge takeover while enjoying a microbrew from Burns. Alsoexcused was a man who saidhe supported the widow of occupation spokesman Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, who was fatally shot by state police on Jan. 26. The widow has obtained a lawyer and said she plans to sue the government over Finicum’s death. The man also said the investigation into an alleged “coverup” by the FBI regarding the firing of an agent’s gun at Finicum or his truck could make him question what the government puts forth in this case. “It is a negative against the FBI and the government what they did and how they proceeded,” he said.
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Oliver O’Donovan points out that although work is a gift of creation, it is “ennobled into mutual service in the fellowship of Christ.” 11 Leland Ryken argues for seeing the call of God to a particular occupation as a reflection of the gospel call, and suggests that this implies vocational loyalty – “modern notions of job become deficient” and “the element of arbitrariness of one’s choice of work” is removed. 12 Since the establishment of Vocational Guidance in 1908 by the engineer Frank Parsons, the use of the term “vocation” has evolved, with emphasis shifting to an individual’s development of talents and abilities in the choice and enjoyment of a career. We believe, because we have received an efficacious vocation to believe, which those who live without faith have not received or have rejected when their unbelief is their own fault. xiii, iii, iv, vii. For a married Christian couple, they follow Christ by giving themselves to each other completely and without any reservation, promising to love each other faithfully for the rest of their lives, sharing their joys and sufferings in whatever circumstances life brings them. on-line Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper 1 a : a summons or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action; especially : a divine call to the religious life b : an entry into the priesthood or a religious order 2 a : the work in which a person is employed : occupation b : the persons engaged in a particular occupation 3 : the special function of an individual or group See vocation defined for English-language learners Examples of vocation in a sentence This isn’t just a job for me; it’s a vocation. people who follow a religious vocation He never felt a real sense of vocation. The vocation of a doctor or nurse might be healer. The vocation of a dietician might be nourisher. AC Associate Professor of Music Debra Brubaker 79, in a Jan. 23, 2002, chapel service about her faith journey, spoke of her battle with cancer that helped her to see her life and faith and music in new ways. He took a job as a hospital orderly, switched from psychology to a nursing major, then returned for a second bachelors degree in biology and went to medical school and on to residencies, practice as a kidney specialist and is now a professor at Indiana University School of Medicine. We are bound to serve God always, and we know that, besides the acts commanded by Him, there are acts which He blesses without making them obligatory, and that among good acts there are some which are better than others.
They were two of the sweetest, most gentle women you can imagine. http://www.feelfreemaldives.com/luisbrooksbest/2016/09/13/some-new-guidance-on-tactics-of-vocation/Their vocation was helping the poor, he said. The nuns were nurse practitioners who provided medical care for children and adults at the Lexington Medical Clinic, the Daily Mail reports. Authorities said it was not clear whether the women’s religious work had anything to do with their death. The crime brings to mind the infamous December 1980 rape and killings of four American nuns in El Salvador, by members of that countrys National Guard. In that case, their religious work did in fact have something to do with their deaths, because they were helping the poor, which was considered subversive by El Salvadors military dictatorship at the time, as recalled by the Daily Beast. The bodies of the Mississippi nuns have been taken to a state crime lab for autopsies. According to Police Chief John Haynes, police officers have been canvassing the area, searching for clues. Held had been a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee for 49 years, noted a statement from the order. Merrill had worked in Mississippi for more than 30 years, according to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky.
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