Beyond Boycotting to Stewardship
By Israel Wayne   |   03.22.17
To boycott, or not to boycott? That is the question. Inevitably a company will take a social position that offends the sensibilities of a large segment of their customer base. This happens on the political right and left. Those whose...
Call to Prayer (March 2017)
03.16.17
This month’s IFI Prayer Team guidance comes from Phil DelRe, Executive Director of Voice in the Wilderness Ministries. To Our Great God and Savior, With our hearts bowed before you, we join the heavenly host and cry, Holy, holy, holy,...
Christians Should Be Eager To Get Involved in Cultural Transformation
By David E. Smith   |   03.06.17
The American Culture and Faith Institute (ACFI) released a fascinating survey recently revealing that 95 percent of “Spiritually Active, Governance Engaged Christian Conservatives” or “SAGE Cons” are not satisfied with the state of American culture today. While this finding may...
Setting our Focus Above
By David E. Smith   |   03.01.17
It is a fact: we live in a post-Christian culture. America is growing more and more hostile toward expressions of faith and overt devotion and all expressions of traditional Judeo-Christian values. In our current climate, choosing to lead a Christian...
Support for Abortion Funding Should Sink Any Legislator’s Re-Election
By John Biver   |   02.18.17
Here is some bad news: Illinoisans who support the use of your money to pay for abortions have been calling their legislators asking them to support HB 40. A vote on this bill could come at any time. The good...
The One Thing We Can All Agree On is That We Can’t Agree
By Aaron Baer   |   02.09.17
The day after the election, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and saw two posts back-to-back from friends. One was convinced the world was coming to an end now that Donald Trump was elected president; the other was convinced...
Who Are the Real Bible-Quoting Hypocrites?
By Dr. Michael L. Brown   |   02.04.17
One of the sharpest criticisms that comes against Bible-quoting, conservative Christians is that we are hypocrites, failing to live by the very book that we so zealously quote. Sadly, that criticism is often true.
Cleaning House: A Recommitment to Prayer
01.30.17
By now, most of us have out away our Christmas lights and decorations. However, the hope and truth of the Christmas story still remains. Luke 2:7 says “And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” This one verse tells us that Jesus was born in a manger, because there was no room at the local motel.
Prayers Needed for POTUS, Congress and General Assembly
By David E. Smith   |   01.21.17
Tomorrow morning at eleven o'clock our time, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Last week, state lawmakers were sworn into office in Springfield to begin the 100th General Assembly. Two weeks before that, on January 3, 2017, our federal lawmakers were sworn in, starting the 115th Congress.
Believe and Pray Persistently and Fervently!
01.09.17
God has never answered a prayer that has not been prayed. He has promised that if we His people, are humble, repentant, and will seek His face, He will hear from Heaven, forgive our sins, and He will heal our land. That is something we cannot live without! Illinois needs healing.
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