Don’t Miss Drs. Michael Brown & Robert Gagnon at IFI’s Worldview Conference – March 7th!
 
Don’t Miss Drs. Michael Brown & Robert Gagnon at IFI’s Worldview Conference – March 7th!
Written By David E. Smith   |   01.28.20

Every day the established media and pop culture assault our Judeo-Christian beliefs and values with left-wing narratives that undermine family, faith and freedom. Some of that is calculated and premeditated, and some of it is the unintended result of a deeply flawed worldview. In addition to those corrupting influences, there are overtly hostile people and organizations working earnestly to mold minds–especially young minds–with messages that contradict biblical principles.

With every passing year, the importance of worldview training becomes ever more important. Our children and grandchildren must be equipped to identify and challenge the false ideologies and agendas that permeate our culture (or what’s left of a culture).  How do we respond to politically correct (i.e., false) claims with bold, unequivocal and sound arguments? Are we prepared to filter out wrong thinking and courageously and respectfully engage the culture with truth? Are we prepared to call lies “lies”?

Dr. Michael L. Brown, author and theologian, shares his concerns about the drift away from truth:

When we water down the gospel so as not to offend our hearers, we end up hurting them, not helping them. Love tells the truth. Love warns.

Illinois Family Institute’s mission is “to bring a biblical perspective to public policy.” If we truly believe that every square inch of human existence belongs to Christ, the public square is included. As Christ followers, we are called not just to care about our fellow churchgoer but also to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:26-40).  We are to care about the lies and injustices being promoted in our local neighborhoods as well as the lies and injustices being promoted in the state and national legislatures, government schools, the media, in the arts, the corporate world, sports and throughout Illinois.

Romans 8 tells us that all of “creation groans and suffers” because of the fall. Yet Christians are called to spread the gospel truth to all the nations, “teaching them to observe all things” commanded by God (Matthew 28:19-20). How do we do this in a culture that is hellbent on revolution and rebellion? How do we do that in a culture that is hellbent on silencing the voices of those who speak truth?

Dr. Robert A.J. Gagnon, theologian and biblical expert on the topic of sexuality, warns about the increasing efforts to use the law to silence Christians:

In the name of anti-discrimination those who uphold moral values are discriminated against, while those who violate such values receive affirmative action.

The loudest voices in America now call boys girls, good evil, love hate, and truth lies. The need for worldview training couldn’t be more urgent.

Please come, learn and be challenged to do more to protect the hearts, minds, bodies and rights of our children and grandchildren. This event is a rare opportunity to hone your skills both of defending the faith and refuting false teaching.

This one-day conference could dramatically change your responses to education, news, entertainment and interactions with family members, friends, neighbors, colleagues, teachers, and lawmakers. By being better prepared to offer a defense of biblical truth on matters related to sexuality, you will feel emboldened to walk courageously into the public square.

2020 IFI Worldview Conference
Saturday, March 7th at Village Church of Barrington

1600 E. Main Street, Barrington, IL 60010
$20 per person / $50 per family / Lunch is not included.
Group pricing is available! CLICK HERE to Purchase your tickets online.

Morning Sessions: 10:00 AM —12:00 PM

Session 1: Dr. Michael Brown: “The Culture of Death: Abortion, Contraception, Euthanasia, Pornography, STDs and Childlessness”
Session 2: Dr. Robert Gagnon: “Is ‘LBGTQ’ Pressure Beginning to Crack the Evangelical House?”

Afternoon Sessions: 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Session 3: Dr. Michael Brown: “The Role of Christians in the Public Square”
Session 4: Dr. Robert Gagnon: “How to Make the Christian Case Against Homosexual Practice & Transgenderism”

Q & A Panel with our special guests: 3:00 PM

CLICK HERE to Purchase your tickets online.

Click HERE for more information about our speakers and a printable flyer.

Read more:

Why Worldview Training is Vital


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David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is Illinois Family Institute’s executive director.  He and his wife of 25 years are blessed to be the parents of eight children. David has 20-plus-years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes countless interviews for numerous radio, television, cable programs and newspaper articles on topics such as the sanctity of life, natural marriage, broadcast decency, sex education, marijuana, gambling, abortion, homosexuality, tax policy, drug decriminalization and pornography. From 1996 – 2004, he worked as an aide to a City of Chicago Alderman.  During that time, he was a volunteer decency advocate for the group Citizens...
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