Welcome to my blog. My name is Steve Atherton and I am a Christian Lawyer. To some that may suggest that I handle First Amendment freedom of religion cases or try only just causes. In my case, it simply means that I am a Christian who happens to be an attorney. My practice, since becoming a Christian, has been an extension of the ministry the Lord has given to me. If you are interested in my legal practice, visit www.shalaw.com.
This blog is a platform for me to share some of the things the Lord has shown me since coming to know him in 1991. This blog is not a place for the dissemination of legal advice. That being said, the messages I anticipate sharing will draw upon all of my experiences, both good and bad, including my experiences as an attorney. Throughout, my focus will be on the Lord and showing you His ways. I hope those messages will be a blessing to you.
As you may know by now, I love history, particularly seeing God’s hand in history. I am also a sucker for redemption stories. So please bear with me while I share a great story that I came across recently. In the Summer of 2016, I spent a couple of months on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in a little town Continue ReadingRead more
At our recent Ministers’ Convention, I had the privilege of baptizing a young man in water. In doing so, it reminded me of how many Christians do not understand the purpose and significance of baptism generally and water baptism specifically. Christian water baptism is not a baptism of repentance, like John the Baptist preached, but rather a baptism into the Continue ReadingRead more
Who Is A Minister? Last week we held our annual Ministers’ Convention. It was a great week for all who attended as well as for those who listened to the messages remotely. Our focus was on First Timothy, though all were encouraged to read 1st & 2nd Timothy as well as Titus before coming, as those are Paul’s letters of Continue ReadingRead more
MINISTRY 1991 - present
From the time I came to know the Lord in 1991 until his death in January of 2017, I had the distinct privilege to disciple under Richard D. Eutsler, Sr. Much like Timothy, who discipled under the Apostle Paul, through discipleship I came to fully know Richard’s doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience..Read More
Just as we have the Bible, God’s Word in written form, because the Spirit of God moved upon men so today, God is still speaking to His Body (the Church) in written form today. When I first came to the Lord, I studied all of Richard’s writings. Over time, the Lord has opened a door of utterance for me to share His Word in written form....Read More
MEDIA: Radio, TV, Internet and Print 1979 to Present
Beginning in my teen years, I had the wonderful experience of doing a little TV and radio. That created a comfort level in those media that the Lord has built upon, both in the secular commercial world and the religious realm, and expanded to include print publications and the Internet. My father was a news photographer in Washington D.C. He covered the Presidents from Truman to Nixon for UPI and then, moving to the Washington Post, he covered Congress from Watergate to Iran Contra. The experience of being around and interacting with famous people from my youth and having a father...Read More
LEGAL 1985 - present
Prior to coming to know the Lord, I graduated, magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1985. Brimming with pride and having a disdain for all things legal (i.e. judges, attorneys, government officials and the law itself), I zealously set forth on a course with the ultimate goal of overthrowing the government of the United States. Little did I know that the Lord had other plans for me.Read More
As one accustomed to work from a young age, fortified by an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, I sought out a diversity of experiences as a young lawyer and found them. [Read more]. When I came to know the Lord, everything changed. From arrogantly believing I could defeat all opponents to humbly seeking the Lord to know how to serve Him as a lawyer, it has been quite the trip, but one I would not trade for the world.Read More