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Choose Life
“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live…” ~Deuteronomy 30:19
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Defending Families
“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” ~Phil. 2:4
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Equipping The Body of Christ
“You are the light of the world… Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” ~Matt. 5:14-16
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Religious Liberty
An individual’s civil rights of religious liberty and freedom of conscience should be affirmed and free from government interference.
Target and the Transgender Video Voyeur
By Bryan Fischer   |   07.25.16
When Target announced its transgender-friendly restroom and fitting room policy in April, the American Family Association (AFA) almost immediately called for a boycott. (You can sign the petition here.) What alarmed us in particular was Target’s eagerness to allow grown...
Join Us at Our 2016 Banquet Celebration!
By David E. Smith   |   07.23.16
The Illinois Family Institute is very pleased to invite you to attend the 2016 Annual Faith, Family and Freedom Banquet on Friday, September 30th at 7:00 p.m. in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. We are thrilled to have as our keynote speaker former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a strong and consistent voice for pro-family values. (Early Bird Specials Expire on Sept. 5th!)
Six Ways Christians Can Respond to the Growing Police Dilemma
07.22.16
When we heard about the shootings last week, my wife and I were heartsick. Seven people died in what feels like an escalating national crisis. Two people died at the hands of police officers, while five officers died at the hands of a single suspect. The tension and distrust between African Americans and police officers is at the highest level in my lifetime. As my son Jimmy (a third-generation police officer himself) flew as a member of the Honor Guard to represent our agency at five officer funerals in Dallas this week, I began to gather my thoughts about how we, as Christians, might respond to the growing dilemma.
Forgiveness: The Most Powerful Apologetic
07.22.16
We apologists love to offer evidence for the existence of God, the reliability of the Bible, and the resurrection of Jesus. These are powerful truths that have convinced many to personally trust Christ.
Islam, Revolution, and Black Lives Matter
07.21.16
In a speech delivered to the Annual MAS-ICNA (Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America) Convention in December 2015, Nihad Awad, the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), urged Muslim Americans to take up the cause of Black Lives Matter. “Black Lives Matter is our matter,” he said; “Black Lives Matter is our campaign.”
Rotten to the Common Core: Two Events Exposing the Massive Education Takeover
By Monte Larrick   |   07.20.16
Dr. Duke Pesta says if you add up all the facts, it’s clear: Common Core is fueling the crisis in...
Black and Blue America
By Israel Wayne   |   07.19.16
It seems that America is now locked in an endless loop of tension and violence. Many disaffected Americans are railing...
Black Lives Matter, the Chicago Urban League, and Suffering Children
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.18.16
Recently, ABC 7 Eyewitness News anchor Terrell Brown interviewed Shari Runner, the president and CEO of the Chicago Urban League...
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Rotten to the Common Core: Two Events Exposing the Massive Education Takeover