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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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HSLDA and Illinois (Illinois Family Spotlight #317)

Way back in June, the Illinois Christian Home Educators Conference occurred, and when Monte Larrick attends, you know the folks worth interviewing will be interviewed. This episode features one of said interviews.

As an HSLDA staff attorney, Dan Beasely assists individual homeschooling families and advocates for homeschool freedom in 13 states. He regularly corresponds with school officials, college admissions staff, legislators, and government agencies regarding the legality and effectiveness of homeschooling and represents families who face legal challenges to their right to homeschool.… Continue Reading

The “Family Planning” of Illinois (Illinois Family Spotlight #316)

The state of Illinois has received 5.4 million from the Department of Health and Human Services that will assist and expand access to “family planning” services. Our Illinois legislature and Planned Parenthood join gov. Pritzker in hailing this advance in “beneficial” programs for our state. To respond, Monte Larrick asks Scott Phelps to weigh in on the matter, as well as other topics. Scott Phelps is the executive director of A&M Partnership, and works closely with IFA to bring common sense morality back to our schools.… Continue Reading

Stand Grounded In Christ (Illinois Family Spotlight #315)

Welcome to our annual episode with Illinois Christian Home Educator’s executive director, Kirk Smith! Recorded during their yearly convention at Olivet Nazarene College, Monte Larrick asks Kirk about the core of home education, the vision for folks beginning this journey, and the role of the church throughout cultural and country turmoil.

learn more about homeschooling and about Kirk Smith at iche.org

 

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(Illinois Family Spotlight #314)

Leah McGhee Brooks has begun a micro school. And Monte and David interview her. To learn more about how to become involved, visit testamentoflove.org

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National Day of Prayer Every Day (Illinois Family Spotlight #313)

“Through prayer, we take responsible action. We repent and do things different.”

Monte Larrick asks Pastor Dan Haas what is prayer, the significance of it, and what Christians need to do in order to draw closer to God. Pastor Haas is the founder of A Future and A Hope Foundation.

A Future and A Hope Foundation was formed to bring change into hopeless situations. The mission of the Foundation is to empower the Church in urban communities to develop local solutions to the issues of violence reduction, assisting people with employment barriers to find and retain employment and poverty.… Continue Reading

Culture Proofing Your Kids (Illinois Family Spotlight #312)

In this episode of Spotlight, Self Evident’s Jenna Smith interviews Will and Meeke Addison. This power couple hosts a a daily radio/podcast program focused on Marriage, Family and the Church titled “Airing the Addisons” on American Family Radio.

Will and Meeke were keynote speakers at this year’s Illinois Christian Home Educators conference, where they spoke on the vital importance of discipling your children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and the opportunities homeschooling provides: “We see [homeschooling] as an opportunity to pour in our children and make them culture proof.”… Continue Reading

Roe No More (Illinois Family Spotlight #311)

Monte Larrick interviews Eric Scheidler, President of the Pro-Life Action League about the overturning of Roe v Wade.

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Nagel for the 40th (Illinois Family Spotlight #310)

“We need to stop being fearful of what the government can do to us, because at that point when we’re fearful of the government, that’s tyranny. The government needs to be fearful of the people…in the respect that we’re in control.”

Phil Nagel is running for the 40th district of Illinois Senate. An Air Force veteran, Nagel is running for his children, and to educate parents on how to take back the reins of we the people in Illinois.… Continue Reading

Wood for the Win (Illinois Family Spotlight #309)

In this episode of Illinois Family Spotlight, David Smith and Monte Larrick meet with Pastor Phil Wood, who is running for the 8th Congressional District. Phil Wood believes he has heard the hearts of the people and recognizes the great and widespread pain among them, especially from the upcoming generation. “Much of what is happening,” according to Phil, “is due to poor choices summarily handed down from leadership in Washington.” Phil wants to be part of the needed wave of change.… Continue Reading

Kaspar for Congress (Illinois Family Spotlight #308)

In this episode of Illinois Family Spotlight, Monte Larrick and David Smith interview Scott Kaspar, who is running for Congress in the 6th district. Kapsar addresses why he’s running, the foolishness of gun control, redisticting, spending and much more. Find out more about Scott Kaspar here, and find

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