Pastor’s Breakfast in Oak Brook Regarding Marijuana Legalization
By David E. Smith   |   02.09.19
Dear Pastors and Ministry Leaders, Illinois Family Institute is hosting an important Pastor’s Breakfast on Monday, January 28th in Oak Brook regarding the proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in our state. There are many consequences for our churches and communities...
The Church of Social Justice Embarrasses Itself with Statements Like This
02.07.19
The Social Justice church continues embarrassing itself.  And while I continue praying for unity within the church of Christ, for the diminishment of manufactured schisms and the futile exaltation of man-made schemes for worldly reconciliation, it’s getting to the point where I’m convinced that this movement is just going to have to burn itself out by butchering its own credibility amongst the brethren.
Composting Humans
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.22.19
What do you get when you cross a “non-religious” person with an eco-freak? You get a devotee of human composting. And by that, I don’t mean humans who compost. I mean humans who are turned into compost—after death, of course. Lesbian Katrina Spade has been promoting the eco-friendly composting of human remains since 2014 when she founded the Urban Death Project, since renamed Recomposed. Get it? Composting humans is recast as re-composing them, kind of like re-purposing them. What the new name loses in forthrightness, it gains in marketability.
Hail Satan?
By Dr. Joey Krol   |   01.11.19
It seems like Satan is getting a lot of “positive nods” in the last couple of months.  In December, the Secretary of State’s office at the Illinois Capital in Springfield allowed the Satanic Temple in Chicago to add a monument, which was placed next to the Nativity Scene for Christmas and the Menorah to mark Hanukkah.
The Absence of God Is the Big Issue
By Dr. Michael L. Brown   |   01.10.19
There’s a reason that the first openly bisexual senator did not take her oath on the Bible. There’s a reason that an atheist website rebuked me for “misgendering” someone. Simply stated, to embrace the God of the Bible means to...
Christian Teachers and Parents: What Will You Do?
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.09.19
This past weekend, I contacted a committed Christian friend who is a public middle school administrator in another state to ask if his school mandates that staff, faculty, and administrators use incorrect pronouns when referring to “trans”-identifying students. He responded...
New Year Call to Prayer
By David E. Smith   |   01.08.19
As we begin 2019–with new federal lawmakers being sworn in to office last week in Washington D.C. and new state lawmakers being sworn into office this week–it is vital that we are intentional about praying for those in authority. Although...
Speak Up and Speak Out in 2019
By Dr. Michael L. Brown   |   01.05.19
May I propose a New Year’s resolution for 2019? Let’s determine to speak up and to speak out, to raise our voices with clarity and compassion, to refuse to hold back regardless of cost or consequence. Will you join me?...
Merry Christmas!
By David E. Smith   |   12.25.18
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  May the peace and love of “the baby born in Bethlehem” be in your heart this season and throughout the year. It is an amazing gift to be able to freely celebrate our faith and to proclaim the birth of our Savior who came to give life and give it abundantly (John 10:10).
Waiting on God
By Jonathan Lewis   |   12.22.18
I was thinking about the birth of John the Baptist recently when an aspect of the story struck me in a new way. The scriptural account of his birth (and even his life) is relatively condensed. We know that Zechariah...
Having a Merry Pagan Christmas
By Robert Knight   |   12.19.18
New York Times columnist Ross Douthat says the culture war in America may not be so much about secularism or atheism replacing Christianity but the rise of an old Christian foe – paganism. This ancient religion differs from atheism in...
Spiritual Warfare: Standing Strong
By David E. Smith   |   12.18.18
As you can well imagine, over the past several months, I have had a number of projects, concerns and prayers on my mind and on my “to do” list. Yet, as all these issues swirl around in my thoughts, there...
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Just Say “Merry Christmas”
By David E. Smith   |   12.07.18
Before we even put a dent into the Thanksgiving leftovers, we leap wholeheartedly into “the most wonderful time of the year!” But, when the décor switches from gold and orange to red and green, do you find yourself wondering if...
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