IFI Voter Guide for 2020
By David E. Smith   |   10.06.20
Scrolling through our social media feeds, it can feel like we are being constantly bombarded with contradictory and confusing information on various candidates and voting. That’s why it is important that you and your like-minded friends check out the 2020 Illinois Voter Guide. We’ve surveyed all the candidates and made their responses available to you!
SCOTUS 2020-21 Term Preview
10.02.20
The U.S. Supreme Court fall term begins this month, and, as of now, it does not appear to be as action-packed for religious liberty as this past term. However, at least one important case is in the hopper, and several are in the pipeline.  And, of course, all is overshadowed by the presumed replacement of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
How to Receive God’s Blessings
By Jonathan Lewis   |   09.11.20
As Christians, we often ask for God’s blessings on our food, our day, our endeavors, and the like. It’s easy to add a request for blessings to our prayers simply because it’s what we do. We say it by rote...
Saul Alinsky and the BLM Movement
By Dr. Michael L. Brown   |   07.25.20
While Saul Alinsky can be connected directly to both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, I’m not aware that such a clear connection exists between the founders of the BLM movement and Alinsky, who died in 1972. But there is no...
Federal Legislation Would Allow Americans to Sue Big Tech Companies
By Christine Misner   |   06.25.20
U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) has introduced a bill that would allow Americans to sue companies such as Twitter, Google, and Facebook for censoring political speech. The bill comes as an activist NBC journalist contacted Google to demonetize The Federalist...
America Is Not Racist
By Micah Clark   |   06.11.20
I am really torn about what to say about the upheaval going on in our nation. I have spent a lot of time reading, researching, and listening to various sermons, presentations, and articles on things like the social justice movement,...
Race Is A Lie. Stop Believing It
06.10.20
In Genesis 1:27, we are told that “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him …” Moses is very clear. God did not say he created humanity and then divided us by categories. All men and women are created as a singular race that is a direct reflection of the unity of triune God himself. There is absolutely nothing here that suggests otherwise.
Racism is Your Fault, You Just Don’t Realize It
By Micah Clark   |   06.05.20
There are a lot of really bad ideas swirling around our culture right now.  (That headline is one of them.) Among many bad ideas, I am concerned about the things being embraced by various people and groups in a manner...
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.

US DEATH TOLL 2020

COVID-19: 223,032
ABORTION:  
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