Trusting God in 2021
01.04.21
The day before New Year’s Eve, I was talking to my two oldest children (8 and 6) while getting them to bed. I mentioned that the next day—Thursday—was the last day of the month and the year, and that Friday would be the first day of January and of the new year. One of them said, “I wonder if Friday will be very different than Thursday.”

“Actually,” I told him, “Friday will probably be very much like Thursday.”
Pastors and Prelates, Fly Away Home, Your House is on Fire, Your Children All Gone…
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.29.20
I was once interviewed on a radio program on the topic was “same-sex marriage.” The other guest was a 22-year-old friend of the host. The young woman was a Christian and recent graduate of Howard University’s nursing program. During the...
12.28.20
A wonderful opportunity to pray for an elected official throughout the year and send monthly cards of prayer and encouragement! I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all...
Government Schools Are Killing The American Church
By Alex Newman   |   12.28.20
Over the last few generations, Christianity has declined at a massive rate in America, with millennials becoming the first generation in American history with self-proclaimed Christians in the minority. Now, the culprit is becoming clear to everyone: Government. In particular, anti-Christian, anti-God indoctrination masquerading as "public education" has been the key driver of those trends.
A Conversation With Dr. Allan C. Carlson
By David E. Smith   |   12.26.20
In his interview with Derek Buikema of Orland Park Christian Reformed Church, Dr. Allan Carlson discusses the current political climate as it relates to American Christianity and the family. Certain policies, for example, though promoted by the Republican party, are detrimental to the family.
A Conversation with Rod Dreher [Full Interview]
By David E. Smith   |   12.26.20
Previously we have featured a series of video excerpts, but, as promised, we are now pleased to present the entirety of Pastor Derek Buikema’s recent interview with Rod Dreher, senior editor at the American Conservative and author of The Benedict...
Rev. Graham: Hope for Illinois
By David E. Smith   |   12.22.20
Our world has changed dramatically this year, but foundational truths – the supremacy and authority of Almighty God, the sufficiency of the atoning sacrifice of His Son, and the sanctity of all human life – remains unchanged. The inspiring message...
Leftists See Orwell’s Novel 1984 As a Blueprint for Progress
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.21.20
One of the many remarkable aspects of this time in America is that all the forces of oppression about which George Orwell warned in his novel 1984 are present and growing, and many of the oppressors can’t see it. Ironically, many of the oppressors view themselves as paragons of virtue when, in reality, they’re paragons of virtue-signaling, which constitutes a performative cloak of invisibility that conceals totalitarianism.
Am I Satisfied with My Example?
By Jonathan Lewis   |   12.18.20
When the Israelites finally came to the end of their desert wanderings following their exodus from Egypt, they faced the task of dividing the Promised Land among the various tribes. This division, as we read in Joshua 19, was according...
Year-End Call to Prayer
By Kathy Valente   |   12.17.20
As this year draws to a close, please join the staff of IFI as we cry out to our Heavenly Father for His forgiveness and mercy toward our country. Our nation has never before been so divided. Hostility, violence, and...
With Kinks Every 6 Feet: What Romans 13 Means In America
12.15.20
What many pastors and Christians are twisting Romans 13 and 1 Pet. 2 to mean is laughable, I mean, literally. That’s what God does with kings and nations that use their power to plot against God and His anointed (and that includes His people and their freedom). God laughs (Ps. 2:4). So Christians should laugh too.
Drop Out of Diversity Re-education Struggle Sessions While You Can
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.14.20
Since diversity re-education is all the rage these days (and if Harris and her shadowy, confused puppet win the election will only get worse), I thought it might be helpful to publish the letter I emailed to Deerfield High School’s principal in about 2007 when I dropped out of an ongoing divisive diversity workshop due to the intolerance, close-mindedness, bigotry, and dishonesty of my un-collegial colleagues.  
May God Have Mercy Upon Us and Our Troubled Country
By Robert Knight   |   12.07.20
With our nation on a razor’s edge, the days are getting shorter — and darker.

In fact, the winter solstice is coming in a couple of weeks on Dec. 21, marking the shortest day on the calendar and thus the darkest time of the year.
Pastor Doug Wilson: “Stop Groveling: Fight Like Hobbits”
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.27.20
Too many Christians falsely believe that the Bible teaches that we should always and in every context speak “nicely,” and by “nicely” they mean in ways that listeners don’t find objectionable. Too many Christians falsely believe that they are prohibited from being angry; or from using sarcasm, satire, or other strong language; or that they are prohibited from saying anything that offends people. Thankfully, we have Pastor Douglas Wilson to offer the church a much-needed corrective.
Giving Thanks in Everything!
By David E. Smith   |   11.26.20
Most Christians understand that we are to be a grateful people. This is attitude is especially easy to have on beautiful sunny days, when liberty abounds and the elections go our way, when we hit our stride at work, or when we are in good physical health. But even in times of challenge, sorrow and in the midst of trials, the Apostle Paul tells "be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be make known to God."
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