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By David E. Smith | 02.23.24It is hard to believe, but in this General Assembly session, State Senators Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) and Laura Fine (D-Glenview) have introduced legislation to legalize assisted suicide in Illinois (SB 3499). At the same time, their colleague, State Senator Mike Simmons (D-Chicago), has sponsored legislation (SB 3792) to make it illegal for animal shelters to euthanize dogs and cats.
By Calvin Lindstrom | 02.22.24Genesis 3 is part of the historical and foundation record of God’s Word. It is not a myth or fantastic story, but rather part of the amazing record God has given so that we might understand the world as it was first created as well as how that world has been spoiled by man’s sin and rebellion.
By Israel Wayne | 02.21.24“Just the facts, Ma’am.” In the 1950s, this phrase caught hold in our American vocabulary, inspired by the persona of Sergeant Joe Friday of the TV show, Dragnet. The no-nonsense police investigator reflected a concept (even if he never uttered the exact words that became so well established in pop-culture) embraced by the Modernist worldview.
By Kenna Rose | 02.20.24When a culture increasingly redefines marriage, marriage itself will eventually become meaningless. If marriage can mean anything you want it to, then it actually means nothing. An example of this is a new trend that is emerging in our country: open marriages and polyamory.
By Kathy Valente | 02.19.24Many bills have been filed since the start of this second half of the legislative session. IFI is keeping a close watch on which get assigned to a committee so that you, as an Illinois voter, can make your position known by filing a witness slip.
By Dr. Michael L. Brown | 02.19.24I appreciate those who are willing to think outside the box and find unconventional ways to get people interested in hearing about the Savior. And I appreciate Christians who are willing to invest large amounts of money to reach massive secular audiences.
By Rev. Thorin Anderson | 02.19.24In my last article I addressed the reality that many born-again Christians have been thinking and acting too much like the non-Christians around them. I pointed out particularly the willingness of so many to lie, or misrepresent the facts, when it appeared to benefit them. Sadly, abandoning truthfulness is not the only similarity between many of God’s people and the world.
By David E. Smith | 02.17.24If there ever was a time when Christians need to seriously consider what Scripture teaches us about what it means to live, love and lead a family as a Christian man, it is now. As you know, our culture has denigrated, dismantled and redefined gender roles, but especially masculinity and patriarchy.
By Mark Elfstrand, Cultural Affairs Writer | 02.17.24Movie buffs will recognize the title of this article as also being the title of a movie from 1993 starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. The two aging retirees were next-door neighbors. Living in Wabasha, Minnesota, the two feuded constantly. While living alone, they seem to find joy in ice fishing, trading insults, and playing practical jokes on each other.
By Kathy Athearn | 02.16.24This September, Edwardsville H.S. will begin construction on its building to include multi-stall, unisex bathrooms... Doing so will force girls to share bathrooms with boys and vice versa – all in an effort to be more “inclusive” to transgender students. School Board officials decided to move forward with a bathroom remodel after HB 1286 was signed into law by Gov. Pritzker last year.