Celibate but Compromised “Gay Christianity” Pushes into Conservative Churches
By Wendy Wilson   |   07.06.19
The more you look into the “gay but celibate” movement advancing rapidly into once theologically orthodox Christian churches, the more disheartened you become by church leaders who have been slow to counter it, or worse, are embracing it. The conservative...
Socialism Violates All Ten Commandments
By Robert Knight   |   07.03.19
With a couple dozen Democrat presidential hopefuls vying to see who’s pinker, perhaps it’s time to contrast socialism with something more helpful and permanent:  The Ten Commandments. Socialism teaches that wealth should be held in common ownership, controlled by the...
Standing Together for the Next Generation
By Jonathan Lewis   |   06.27.19
A few months ago, Barna released the results of interviews conducted with 650 Protestant and Catholic church leaders “about the factors influencing spiritual formation and development” of children. The project, done in cooperation with Cardus, yielded some interesting findings.
Saving Charleston: Emanuel AME Christians Overcome Evil with Good
By Terrell Clemmons   |   06.13.19
On the evening of June 17, 2015, at about 8:15 p.m., 21-year-old Dylann Roof pulled into the parking lot of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, SC, and casually entered the building through one of the side doors. Wednesday...
Evangelist Franklin Graham Calls for Day of Prayer
By Timothy J. Dailey   |   05.30.19
Reverend Franklin Graham, the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, posted a message on Facebook and sent an email to his social media followers requesting they dedicate Sunday, June 2, as a day of prayer for President...
End-of-Session Prayer Alert
By David E. Smith   |   04.30.19
Illinois State lawmakers are entering into the last month of the 2019 Spring Session. They have much on their legislative agenda, including approving a budget for the next fiscal year, which begins on July 1st. The Illinois State Constitution requires...
What Are Your Real Priorities?
By Jonathan Lewis   |   04.27.19
A couple of weeks ago, on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, I found myself in our dark, dingy basement in one of my sporadic efforts to clean it out. Our basement is one of the old-fashioned kind. Unfinished. Dimly lit. Concrete...
The Criminalization of Christianity
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.24.19
On May 4, Australian rugby star Israel Folau, who was expected to play at the World Cup this fall, will come before a three-member panel of Rugby Australia following his firing by the organization for allegedly committing “a high-level breach...
Notre Dame and a Brief Lament for Western Civilization
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.19.19
Even many who are little disposed to viewing life’s vicissitudes symbolically found themselves wondering about the meaning of the inferno that consumed much of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris during Holy Week. What does the gutting of this magnificent architectural symbol of man’s adoration of the Creator of all things beautiful signify?
Praying for Our Enemies
By David E. Smith   |   04.09.19
We at IFI and IFA have been humbled and blessed by the words of encouragement, prayers, and support we have received over the past two weeks from subscribers. We can’t adequately express how thankful we are for such support or describe how is has bolstered our spirits and strengthened our resolve to act and speak boldly in defense of the least among us.
Becoming a Deuteronomy 6 Dad
By Jonathan Lewis   |   03.23.19
I don’t know about you, but I find God’s instructions in Deuteronomy 6:6-7 both challenging and convicting. It’s in this passage that God commands parents to teach their children in His ways diligently—as we sit at home, walk along the...
1984 and the End of Freedom in Illinois
By Timothy J. Dailey   |   03.18.19
George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, which was published 70 years ago, portrays a totalitarian world of censorship and ubiquitous surveillance where ordinary citizens are expected to report resistors who are  then ruthlessly punished for their “thought crimes.” Illinois State Representative...
Where Did All My Gym Socks Go?
By Jonathan Lewis   |   03.05.19
Lessons about marriage from an early morning hunt for clean socks...
Responding to the Pro-Choice Movement
By Dr. Joey Krol   |   03.02.19
In the past several weeks, we’ve seen a hard progressive push toward more radical legalizations to abortion.  The state of New York recently passed a law that would permit abortions up to the moments of birth.  There have been discussions...
Dying to Belong
02.27.19
You may or may not realize it but, shaming, name calling and various other attacks of intimidation are happening to people who aren’t even public figures. The mob has come for authors, teachers, small business owners, high school kids...and it will come for you. What will you do then?
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