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The Illinois Family Spotlight podcast will highlight a specific cultural or political issue of which our listeners should be aware. Our discussions will be informed by a biblical worldview that will help expose the lies and distortions promulgated within secular culture. We will be interviewing policy experts and scholars whose knowledge and insights will help listeners form a wiser worldview.


“We The People Still Have Authority; We are Not Serfs” (Illinois Family Spotlight #169)

This spotlight centers around the Reverend C.L. Bryant, a Senior Fellow at Freedom Works, and the host of a syndicated radio show, namely, the C.L. Bryant show on Red State Talk Radio.

He joins Monte Larrick to discuss freedom generally, including inattentive politicians locally and nationally, the politics of race, if Trump should triple down smashing Dems for their continuing failed policies while in control of major cities, and a sinister trend of detrimental policies in majority black neighborhoods.… Continue Reading

“If the Church of Jesus Christ, Would be the Church of Jesus Christ…” (Illinois Family Spotlight #168)

A presentation by Pastor Caesar LeFlore at the Tinley Park 40 Days for Life launch event is featured on this edition of Illinois Family Spotlight. He spoke about the ministry of 40 Days for Life, how prayer is a primary battle instrument not a backup, unifying the worldwide church to effectively fight abortion, the importance of the leadership of the shepherds of each church setting an example, a story or two of lives saved, and building a culture of life at your church.… Continue Reading

Abortion Update: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Illinois Family Spotlight #167)

At a recent local 40 Days for Life launch event in Tinley Park, David Smith shares some thoughts from his heart and a legislative update and Jill Stanek talking about where Life is gaining ground and victories, especially through 40 Days for Life.

David Smith is the Executive Director of the Illinois Family Institute and Action among other things.

Jill Stanek is the National Campaign Chair for the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List among other things.… Continue Reading

“That Floor Sounded Like the Pits of Hell” (Illinois Family Spotlight #166)

In Springfield, every representative receives the opportunity to bring a clergy member to the floor of their chamber to open the day’s proceedings with a prayer. Now State Representative Darren Bailey brought a pastor from his district by the name of Corey Musgrave to pray during the open of the day’s session. In this podcast, Bailey describes the reaction to the biblical prayer and the direct (godless) response as they exited the floor afterwards among other topics.… Continue Reading

“‘Money is The Root of All Evil’ Turns Out to Be True for Abortion” (Illinois Family Spotlight #165)

The indefatigable Monte Larrick recently interviewed Dr. Haywood Robinson at a 40 Days for Life pastors luncheon in Tinely Park. Dr. Haywood Robinson is a former abortionist who came to saving faith in Jesus Christ and was convicted by His Word. Dr. Robinson offers his thoughts on the Ulrich Klopfer discovery–the man who horded 2,246 aborted children in his garage since 2001–and whether or not there might be more abortionists doing similar heinous deeds.

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“Illinois Needs Prayer, But What Can Prayer Do?” (Illinois Family Spotlight #164

While life doesn’t seem to be winning in Illinois, we know who ultimately will.  This episode of Spotlight is an interview Monte Larrick conducted with Sue Thayer, the Director of Outreach for 40 Days for Life. She describes the consequences of a 40 day vigil outside an abortion clinic, and she takes us inside an abortion worker’s mindset.

They also discussed the advent of webcam and chemical take-home abortions, and tips to and details for attending a 40 Days for Life vigil.… Continue Reading

“How Has 9/11 Changed Your Life?” (Illinois Family Spotlight #163

This edition of spotlight features an interview with the Reverend Dr. Wes Modder. He joined Monte Larrick and David Smith to discuss the anniversary of 9/11 and what it means for Christians, his testimony, Pastor Modder’s ministry here in the south suburbs of Chicago, and his future book.

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“They Went Out From Us, But Not Of Us” (Illinois Family Spotlight #162)

This episode features the second part of Calvin Lindstrom’s conversation with Monte Larrick and David Smith about education. They also address the dramatic collapse of some rather high-profile Christian leaders in the recent past, and the shift from biblical principles in some national churches.

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“Is Polyamory or Pedophilia Next?” (Illinois Family Spotlight #161)

This edition of spotlight features a Laurie Higgins appearance on Jim Schneider’s Voice of Christian Youth (VCY) America program, Crosstalk.

They discuss the present-day radical anti-science sexual revolution heavily promoted by the National Education Association and division 44 at the American Psychological Association, the rising normalization of non-monogamous relationships, the absence of an alternate perspective in public schools, some extremely Leftist business items passed by the NEA at their most recent convention, and a new Leftist term: white fragility.… Continue Reading

PODCAST: Pete Buttigieg Fool or Wolf in Lamb’s Clothing

Claiming to be a Christian, faux-married, homosexual Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wields the Bible as a political weapon with which to bludgeon conservatives. It’s odd then that fellow “progressives” don’t chastise Buttigieg for violating the separation of church and state as they do when theologically orthodox Christians cite their faith as informing their public policy positions. Let’s not forget the chilling words of homosexual New York Times writer Frank Bruni who re-envisions the First Amendment in such a way as to circumscribe narrowly the heretofore free exercise of religion:

I support the right of people to believe what they do and say what they wish — in their pews, homes and hearts.

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