Category: Faith & Religion

SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Allan Carlson on Rebuilding a Pro-Family Civilization

Written by Benjamin Smith

America was founded on the principles of Holy Scripture. The Puritans and Pilgrims socially embodied these principles by espousing early, and largely universal, marriage; high fertility rates; complementary gender roles; family autonomy and family independence. Continuing an earlier conversation, Dr. Allan C. Carlson, founder of the World Congress of Families, joins Monte Larrick to explore the connection between strong, biblical families and healthy societies.

Monte and Allan discuss the obstacles to reconstructing a culture of marriage and pro-family civilization, as well as how to most effectively express and promote social conservatism.… Continue Reading

Exacerbating Racism in America

Written by Jerry Newcombe

While America has unquestionably had deep racial problems and an agonizing history of oppressing Black people through slavery, Jim Crow, and other outrages, it seems that there are some among us who do not ever want to see the problems solved—or to admit progress in any form. There are those who make enormous profits, both monetarily and socially, by perpetuating the friction caused by America’s racist past, in contrast to Martin Luther King Jr.Continue Reading

The Lord is Risen Indeed… (Luke 24:34)

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Americans Must Never Throw in the Towel

Written by David Limbaugh

As we survey our rotting cultural and political landscape, it is tempting, from a worldly perspective, to lose hope for our way of life and our nation. As Christians, we have a greater Hope, one that transcends these worldly problems.

We must always train our focus on Jesus Christ, especially during this holiest of weeks, but let’s not in the meantime abandon our earthly duties — our responsibilities to family, friends, country and values.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: National Religious Freedom Day

Written by David E. Smith

“All we can do is pray.” How many times have you heard someone utter these words, often with a somewhat defeatist attitude? Our Spotlight guests this week want you to know that the first thing, the most important thing, Christians can do is pray!

Speaking at an online event hosted by the Illinois Prayer Caucus Network in celebration of National Religious Freedom Day, Randy Forbes and Peter Breen stress the preeminent priority of prayer, especially as the practice and proclamation of our faith increasingly comes under fire.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: “When Reason Isn’t the Reason”

Written by David Smith

Now, perhaps more than ever before, Christians must be prepared to give an answer for the hope that is in us. (1 Peter 3:15) If you need to brush up on or strengthen your defense of the faith, or if you are new to the realm of apologetics, this highly informative and humorous edition of Spotlight is for you!

In his presentation at IFI’s 2017 Worldview Conference, Dr. Frank Turek shares the one question to ask a non-Christian.… Continue Reading

Bloody Century, Compliments of Marxism

Written by Ed Vitagliano

Ideas have consequences, and the worse the idea, the more widespread the resulting catastrophe.

The socialist theories of the 19th century – the most influential of which was The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels – led to terrifying slaughter in the century that followed. In terms of a death toll instigated by the mind of man, the 20th century was the worst ever experienced by humanity.

“Nothing in the long span of human history comes close to the tyranny, terror, and mass genocide caused by Marxism in power – nothing,” declared C.Continue Reading

God With Us

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SPOTLIGHT: Fear Not: God is With Us

Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year. While 2020 has been a year of challenge, hardship, and loss for many in our state and nation, celebrating the incarnation of Jesus Christ – Emmanuel, God with us – transcends the restrictions and deprivation we have endured. The truth that the Son of God became the Son of Man and dwelt among us is foundational to the Christian faith and is our everlasting source of hope and joy.… Continue Reading

The Disastrous Co-Belligerence of Never-Trumpers and Leftists

Written by Laurie Higgins

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Never-Trumpers in a de facto alliance with leftist Trump-loathers of various stripes have apparently succeeded in their effort to elect a cognitively impaired man who claims to be Catholic while heartily endorsing a legal right to slaughter the unborn and making the public pay for their deaths.… Continue Reading