Graham Calls for Prayer and Fasting this Sunday, Oct. 25th
By Christine Misner   |   10.21.20
Nearly a month after calling Christians to the nation’s capital for a prayer march, Franklin Graham is calling on them again, this time to join him for a day of prayer and fasting. The IFI board of directors and staff will heed this call, and we intentionally fast and pray for our state and nation this Sunday.
Human Trafficking, Humanity, and History
By Christine Misner   |   09.24.20
In recent years some organizations and movements on the left have placed a greater emphasis on the role of slavery in our nation’s past. To their view, this “original” sin surrounding the nation’s beginnings cast a permanent pall that cannot ever be overcome. Black Lives Matter (BLM) and The 1619 Project are two of the most prominent examples of this, but neither seek to engage and end slavery for its present-day victims.
Illinois State Board of Elections Sued for Failing to Provide Requested Voter Data
By Christine Misner   |   09.23.20
As Election Day November 3 nears tensions in the country continue to run high. The candidates, parties, and voters are expressing worry over mail-in balloting which is being promoted over in-person voting due to the recent pandemic. In the midst of this unease, the Illinois Conservative Union (ICU), along with Judicial Watch, have filed suit against the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).
Rev. Graham Calls Christians to D.C. For Prayer March
By Christine Misner   |   09.09.20
Rev. Franklin Graham is calling Christians to Washington, D.C. September 26 for a national prayer march to ask God to save the country from the perilous situation its currently facing. Issues include the effects of COVID-19, nationwide protests and rioting, and the upcoming national elections.
It’s Looting, Not Reparations
By Christine Misner   |   08.21.20
In the early morning hours of August 9th, looters ransacked stores along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Known for its high-end retail shops, the 13-block stretch along North Michigan Avenue filled with people quickly descending into chaos and overwhelming the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

Early reports claimed the rioting and protests were in response to police shooting and killing a child Sunday afternoon in the Englewood neighborhood. That was quickly proven false when police reported the actual incident involved a shootout with a 20-year-old man who was wounded, but not fatally, and had fired first at officers in an hours-long standoff.
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton Calls Out 1619 Project for Revisionism
By Christine Misner   |   08.07.20
The 1619 Project has been controversial since its publication by the New York Times a year ago. While many on the left have praised it, with Oprah Winfrey even announcing plans to adapt the project into a television series, historians...
COVID Cases Rise, Media Blames Churches
By Christine Misner   |   07.18.20
As summer temperatures began heating up and cases of COVID-19 started trending upward, the media started to look for a place to lay the blame. The New York Times quickly found it – Christians and the churches they attend. In...
Revisionist History Comes for The Great Emancipator
By Christine Misner   |   07.03.20
Statues depicting prominent figures in U.S. history have been coming down across the nation. The actions of those portrayed are being reevaluated through the eyes of some who feel their past bad deeds outweigh any of the good they accomplished, with no regard given to the common mores of past centuries. Someone living four centuries ago is held up to 21st century standards.
Should Christians Get Political?
By Christine Misner   |   06.27.20
According to an old adage, there are things people should avoid discussing with friends, at dinner, at work, or just about anywhere else – politics, religion, and money. Lately, however, politics and religion have been issues people can’t seem to...
Federal Legislation Would Allow Americans to Sue Big Tech Companies
By Christine Misner   |   06.25.20
U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) has introduced a bill that would allow Americans to sue companies such as Twitter, Google, and Facebook for censoring political speech. The bill comes as an activist NBC journalist contacted Google to demonetize The Federalist...
Effingham Removes Cross From Mural After Outside Pressure
By Christine Misner   |   06.06.20
After pressure from a group that advocates for the removal of religion from public spaces, a south-central Illinois town has painted over part of a mural that depicted a cross that is a well-known landmark for area citizens. The mural...
Planned Parenthood Opens Abortuary With No Notice in Waukegan
By Christine Misner   |   05.20.20
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Planned Parenthood opened a new clinic in Waukegan, its 19th in Illinois. Like its predecessor in Fairview Heights which opened last October, it was built in secret. The clinic, called The Waukegan...
The National Day of Pray is Vitally Important This Year
By Christine Misner   |   05.05.20
This National Day of Prayer May 7, 2020 will be like no other. Since its inception in May 1952 under President Harry S. Truman, the day has been observed with large public events. While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the shutdown of all public events, but prayer and the event will still go on. The event has moved online and prayer has never been more important.
Abortion Battle Continues as Pandemic Rages
By Christine Misner   |   04.11.20
As the Coronavirus pandemic wears on, government officials have shut down schools and businesses while stressing social distancing. The work continues to get personal protective equipment (PPE) into the hands of medical personnel with even elective surgeries canceled for the foreseeable future. However, the pandemic hasn’t slowed down the abortion industry.
Study Finds ‘Church Hopping’ is Becoming More Common
By Christine Misner   |   03.06.20
In its new State of the Church 2020 study, the Barna Group has uncovered how Americans are maintaining their connections to churches while at the same time “renegotiating” what those connections look like in terms of today’s society.
Christine Misner
Christine Misner

Christine Misner grew up in northeastern Missouri, but now lives and works in central Illinois. She loves to write, travel, and discuss politics. You can follow her on Twitter @LCMisner.

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