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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.

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Chaos, Coffee Cake and Colors (Self Evident #5)

Welcome to the bonus episode of Self Evident, where Kenna, Alyssa, Eliana and Jenna just hit record and conversed on anything they desired. Get to know the girls better as they disagree about coffee, delight over Dracula, dissect colors, despair over Tales of Two Cities and laugh about their discombobulated thoughts.

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Go Read Your Bibles (Self Evident #4)

Eliana, Kenna and Jenna are especially excited in this episode, for the fourth host of Self Evident, Alyssa, has finally joined their ranks and completed their posse.  The girls settle in to list the most important reasons you should be reading your Bible.

We all know as Christians we should be reading our Bibles. But life seems to get in the way, and then we become discouraged and feel like we’re a horrible child of God when we miss a day or don’t understand a passage.… Continue Reading

You Are Worth Protecting: Part 2 (Self Evident #3)

God gave humans shoulders for a reason, and there is no shame in making them cold when an unpleasant personage approaches you!

Kenna, Eliana and Jenna are back in Self Evident’s third episode to wrap up their conversation on how girls should protect their hearts in today’s world.

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You Are Worth Protecting: Pt. 1 (Self Evident ep. 2)

Woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself. ~ Susan B. Anthony

In the second episode of Self Evident, Eliana, Kenna and Jenna address the vital importance of protecting your heart as a woman–not merely physically, but mentally and Spiritually. Proverbs 4:23 tells us to guard our hearts carefully, for out of it flows the springs of life. The girls list practical approaches you can take to ensure you are fully prepared for whatever life throws your way.… Continue Reading

Rescue Your Children (Illinois Family Spotlight #306)

Imagine this scene: an adult family member is watching your child while you run a quick errand. Upon returning home, you discover your house is on fire. Smoke is billowing, flames are dancing on the roof, and the face of your helpless child is pressed to the window of his second-floor bedroom. What do you do? I imagine most of us would unhesitatingly rush in to rescue our child. Rev. Ceasar LeFlore says this is the fate of public school students throughout our state and nation.… Continue Reading

Felicity Joy Solomon for Springfield! (Illinois Family Spotlight #305)

Felicity Joy Solomon is not your run of the mill conservative. She sits down with IFI’s David Smith and Monte Larrick to discuss why she is running for Illinois Senate, and why you should support her. Find out more about her here.

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The Ripple Effect of Life (Illinois Family Spotlight #304)

Ryan Bomberger has a rather unique perspective of the innate nature of Purpose. His biological mother was raped yet courageously gave him a chance to live and the beautiful gift of adoption. He was adopted at 6 weeks of age and grew up in a loving, multi-“racial” Christian family of 15. Bomberger and his wife are the founders of the Radiance Foundation.

He recently spoke at the Pro-Life Pro-Family Coalition Conference in Orland Park, and this episode of Spotlight features his remarks regarding his story, pregnancy care centers, and much more.… Continue Reading

BONUS: A Prayer for Illinois

Today is national day of prayer. In 1 Timothy, the apostle Paul says that “supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings (should) be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”Continue Reading

The Lecture of the Four by Dr. Piper (Illinois Family Spotlight #303)

“Falsehood is false, even if everyone believes it, and truth is true even if no one believes it. Truth is true and that’s just the end of it.” ~Os Guinness

During this edition of Spotlight, a timely message from Dr. Everett Piper about truth. Dr. Piper is a columnist for the Washington Times and is a Christian broadcaster. Dr. Piper talks about: the primacy of Jesus Christ, the priority of Scripture, the pursuit of truth and the practice of wisdom.… Continue Reading

This is Self Evident (Ep. 1)

Hail and well met! Welcome to the inaugural episode of Self Evident!

Hosts Jenna, Eliana and Kenna introduce themselves and why they decided to begin a podcast together. They–by discussing and dismantling subjects prevalent in the Western culture–want to make truth self evident again. Their goal is to to make current cultural events and worldview issues relatable to generation z, and point all those listening to the Gospel and what the Bible says.

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