The National Day of Pray is Vitally Important This Year
By Christine Misner   |   05.05.20
This National Day of Prayer May 7, 2020 will be like no other. Since its inception in May 1952 under President Harry S. Truman, the day has been observed with large public events. While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the shutdown of all public events, but prayer and the event will still go on. The event has moved online and prayer has never been more important.
Church Lawsuits Stacking Up
By Micah Clark   |   05.01.20
One of the nation’s leading religious freedom law firms, The Liberty Counsel, has recently reported that it is receiving a flood of complaints on behalf of pastors and ministry leaders in 30 states regarding heavy handed tactics singling out churches for punishment during shutdown orders. They are taking legal action in numerous situations to defend the constitutional rights of religious freedom.
Even During a National Medical Emergency, the Abortion Industry Still Thinks It’s “Essential”
03.27.20
As part of their COVID-19 response, the U.K. initially approved new measures to allow women to take the complete abortion pill regimen at home. Now, it appears that this measure has been reversed. The reasoning given was, “This was published in error. There will be no changes to abortion regulations.”
IFI Worldview Conference: Thinking Biblically About Our Corrosive Culture
By David E. Smith   |   02.27.20
Please join the Illinois Family Institute for our annual Worldview Conference on March 7th at the Village Church of Barrington. This year we are featuring two well-respected and fearless Christian theologians who will help us better understand and better respond...
When Economic Progress Is Madness: Dangers of Greta’s Radical Climatism
01.22.20
Greta Thunberg, in her latest opinion column for The Guardian, has called for an end to today’s business as usual. She believes current economic activity is a crime against humanity as it increases the global warming rate.

As a citizen of a developing country, I protest!
End-of-Year Matching Challenge Update
By David E. Smith   |   12.23.19
In 2020 we will have tremendous opportunities to take on, expose and challenge the radical anti-family agenda of left-wing lawmakers in Springfield and Washington D.C. This is not merely a political fight between the right and the left or between Republicans and Democrats. This is the cosmic conflict between good and evil that has existed since the beginning of time. As Christians, we must gird ourselves as for battle. We must be prepared and willing to boldly engage in the public square.
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Gambling Alert – Last Day of Veto Session
11.14.19
From Illinois Church Action on Alcohol & Addiction problems (ILCAAAP) The House could amend SB 516 to lower the tax rate for a Chicago-owned casino. This is the only gambling shell bill that could be amended and passed in the...
Slowly Leftists Turn, Step By Step
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.08.19
Last month, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee made it clear that it is specifically coming after your Illinois Family Institute. Led by some of the country's most liberal and political activists, members of the Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing on "How the Tax Code Subsidizes Hate" for the purpose of stripping certain Christian groups of its tax-exempt status.
The Self-Congratulation in Banned Books Week
10.04.19
Washington Post book critic Ron Charles made a confession the other day. "I banned a book," he wrote. "Or at least I helped get it banned, which makes Banned Books Week a little awkward for me this year. Like celebrating Arbor Day by cutting down a tree."
Rejection of Moral Absolutes Continues to Plague the Modern Left
09.06.19
If death—anyone’s death—brings you joy, you should intently re-examine your worldview. Even the just execution of a mass murderer—which I support in every case—should not bring anyone joy. As a Christian, I often find myself opposed—spiritually, politically, and otherwise—to those outside of my faith. However, I take no joy in anyone’s death, especially those outside of my faith. Christianity teaches that “each one of us will give an account of himself to God.” Any death that results in eternal separation from God is always particularly tragic.
Chicago Tribune Cheers Gender-Neutral Workplaces
By Wendy Wilson   |   08.16.19
A conservative meme circulating on Facebook recently asserted that a dystopian future isn’t in the future. It’s now and we’re living it. For theologically orthodox Christians, and others who want to stay grounded in reality, the West has rapidly become...
Stonestreet: Have We Lost the Culture? Why Christians Should Continue to Care
By David E. Smith   |   08.12.19
What is culture? For many Christians, “culture” simply means “all the bad stuff that happens in the world,” but according to John Stonestreet, it’s far more than that. The problem is not with culture, for culture is neither good nor...
Score Three for American Conservatism
By Terrell Clemmons   |   07.12.19
Three Points to Draw out of the Flag-Kneeling Spectacles in Sports “Psh … I’m not going to the f***in’ White House,” sneered U.S. Women’s National soccer team co-captain Megan Rapinoe, barely letting the reporter finish his question. “No, I’m not...

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