April 8, 2022
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed as the first Black female Supreme Court justice on April 7, 2022. While the majority of Democrats celebrate her confirmation as taking a progressive step forward for equality and representation in the Court, many conservatives are concerned by Judge Jackson’s previous leniency towards child sex offenders and inability to define the term “woman.”
James Spencer, president of D. L. Moody Center (moodycenter.org), responded to Judge Jackson’s historic confirmation, urging her to remember the importance of her new role as Supreme Court justice and to look to biblical truths during her time on the Court.
Spencer stated, “I would like to rejoice with and congratulate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her appointment to the United States Supreme Court. May God bless and guide Judge Jackson in her new role on the Supreme Court. My prayer is that Judge Jackson will approach her duties with a deep sense of responsibility, humility, and gratitude as she seeks to keep order and restrain evil as a member of the highest court in the land. My hope is that she will be wise and impartial in her judgments and attentive to the promptings of God throughout her time on the Supreme Court. As difficult as the confirmation hearings must be, the real challenge, it seems to me, will come in doing the hard work of interpreting the constitution and carrying out the Supreme Court’s charge of ensuring Americans with equal justice under the law.”
The D.L. Moody Center is an independent non-profit organization located in Northfield, Massachusetts. Dedicated to preserving and advancing the legacy of Dwight Moody, the D. L. Moody Center is a catalyst for spiritual formation in New England and beyond through evangelism and discipleship.
The D. L. Moody Center is a destination for spiritual renewal, yet not a school. Nevertheless, there is much to learn by studying D. L. Moody and what God accomplished through his life which began in New England, at the Northfield, Massachusetts campus, the heart of Moody’s ministry as well as his childhood home.
The D. L. Moody Center is honored to sponsor the annual “Go Dark, Shine Bright” ministry campaign in partnership with The Shine Bright Project. The innovative initiative is designed to help Christians let go of the daily distractions of social media and focus on daily devotions in the Word of God.