Capital Nativity & Hope (Illinois Family Spotlight #335)

In this episode, Monte Larrick is at Illinois’ state capital, at the annual Christmas nativity reveal. Delbra Pratt speaks on the importance of the display in this dark corner of Illinois, and what it means.

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Ripples: Effecting and Affecting, Modesty Pt. 1 (Self Evident #27)

“A class act is an attractive woman. An attractive woman is a lady. A lady is a woman who comports herself with self-respect.” ~Douglas Wilson

In this episode, we discuss the ripple effect that the clothes you wear have on you and on others.

You might say “how does what I wear affect how I behave?” Well, have you ever gone longer than you should have without food? Notice anything different in how you interact with others and how you feel in general?… Continue Reading

Waterleaf Women’s Center (Illinois Family Spotlight #334)

Monte Larrick interviews Julie Garafalo, executive director of Waterleaf.

Waterleaf is slightly different than your average women’s center in that they provide professional and medical help. An especially important service Waterleaf offers is early pregnancy screenings. That screening includes a medical grade pregnancy test and ultrasound, which helps the patient determine whether she is truly pregnant, and if so, how far along and how healthy the baby is. This gives the mother the facts she needs to make a fully informed decision.Continue Reading

Safety Vs. Freedom (Self Evident #26)

Welcome to another episode of Self Evident! Today we’re featuring an enlightening talk that Kenna Rose presented at the Illinois Family Institute’s 2022 Worldview Conference. The theme up for discussion and dissection was Apostles of Wokism versus Disciples of Jesus Christ. Dr. Everett Piper and Dr. Rob Reinow keynoted the event with lectures on the religion of wokism, reclaiming the sufficiency of scripture, and much more. Kenna spoke on the importance of prioritizing freedom over safety, and how God uses every situation for His glory.… Continue Reading

Free Haven: A Forest School (Illinois Family Spotlight #333)

“. . .fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” ~Genesis 1:28

Rachel Mikottis is a homeschooled wonder of a woman who believes that nature is the best classroom in the world. She joins IFI’s David Smith and Self Evident’s Jenna Smith for a conversation about her forest school: Free Haven.

Rachel, in her words, was a free range homeschooler.… Continue Reading

A Modest Introduction… (Self Evident #25)

The title of this episode is actually a play on words. Self Evident is beginning a mini series on the fraught topic of modesty. Think clothes, makeup, the way you carry yourself, your speech–and before your feathers become irrevocably ruffled, hear us out. We know this is a subject that the vast majority of Christendom has been scarred and calloused by, thus many mainstream Christian platforms dance around it with cop outs about “do what you think is modest.”… Continue Reading

The Religion of Wokism (Illinois Family Spotlight #332)

In this edition of Spotlight, we feature a timely message from IFI’s 2022 Worldview Conference. “The Religion of Wokism” is a lecture given by Dr. Everett Piper.

 

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The Radiance Foundation (Illinois Family Spotlight #331)

In this Episode, we highlight remarks made by Ryan Bomberger, the founder of the Radiance Foundation.

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Blessing God At All Times (Self Evident #24)

I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. I will glory in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together. ~Ps. 34

Self Evident convenes to converse about one of the more frowned upon U.S. holidays: Thanksgiving. Listen in as they give a brief history of this event, what Scripture has to say about it, why it is not made a fuss of and more.… Continue Reading

PODCAST: Camels’ Entire Bodies Are Now in the GOP Tent and It’s No longer Red

Written by Laurie Higgins

Over the course of the past week, it should have become obvious to all conservatives that camels, whose noses have long been welcomed into the GOP tent and sycophantically stroked, have weaseled their big hulking bodies in and are spitting all over conservatives. But they’re really RINOs who identify as camels in order to get into the tent, which is no longer red. It’s not even pink. It’s the color of the purloined rainbow.… Continue Reading