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The Illinois Family Spotlight highlights specific cultural or political issues which our listeners need to be aware of. Our discussions are informed by a biblical worldview that helps expose the lies and distortions promulgated within secular culture. We interview policy experts and scholars whose knowledge and insights help listeners form a wiser worldview.

Illinois Family Spotlight David Smith

    • Government
    • 4.7 • 11 Ratings

The Illinois Family Spotlight highlights specific cultural or political issues which our listeners need to be aware of. Our discussions are informed by a biblical worldview that helps expose the lies and distortions promulgated within secular culture. We interview policy experts and scholars whose knowledge and insights help listeners form a wiser worldview.

    BONUS: For His Mercy Endures Forever (Psalm 136)

    BONUS: For His Mercy Endures Forever (Psalm 136)

    I recently gave a Sunday morning message at my church, and since we captured the audio, I thought we could post it as a special addition for those who may be interested.
    In this 40 minute sermon, we take a closer look at Psalm 136, in which we are repeatedly told that God’s “mercy endures forever.”
    God’s mercy is a monumental theme in God’s Word. The English word appears some 341 times in the Bible. The four Hebrew and three Greek words associated with this term appear a total of 454 times and are also translated as “kindness,” “lovingkindness,” “goodness,” “favor,” “compassion,” and “pity.”… Continue Reading

    • 42 min
    PODCAST: Veggie Tales Creator Vischer is Woke

    PODCAST: Veggie Tales Creator Vischer is Woke

    Written by Laurie Higgins
    Christian creator of the well-known children’s video series Veggie Tales, Paul Vischer, is woke, folks. Recently, in some tweets, Vischer appears to be defending voting for the corrupt influence-peddler Joe Biden who embraces all sorts of policy positions that oppose biblical truth.
    Read more…… Continue Reading

    • 12 min
    “People, Please Do Not Vote Yourselves A Tax Increase” (Illinois Family Spotlight #221)

    “People, Please Do Not Vote Yourselves A Tax Increase” (Illinois Family Spotlight #221)

    If you want to get up to date on Illinois politics and the upcoming election, listen to this spotlight. This podcast came from a Zoom webinar featuring IFA endorsed candidates for U.S. House, Jim Oberweis, and Illinois Senate, Jeanette Ward, in addition to our usual cohosts, David Smith and Monte Larrick. They talked about a host of issues: from the handling of COVID-19 by Illinois and federal governments, to education choice, to abortion, to taxes and so on.… Continue Reading

    • 57 min
    PODCAST: Facebook Censors IFA Post and Illinois Politician Exploits It for Fundraising

    PODCAST: Facebook Censors IFA Post and Illinois Politician Exploits It for Fundraising

    Written by Laurie Higgins
    The Facebook Overlords are in overdrive—with a little help from their leftist friends.
    Thursday morning, I awoke to a notification from the Facebook Overlords that they had removed a post from Illinois Family Action’s Facebook page that was posted way back on February 20, 2020. Shortly thereafter, I was alerted to a video made by a candidate running for the Illinois House in the 90th District who was the subject of my post and who is using it to raise campaign money.… Continue Reading

    • 9 min
    PODCAST: Social and Bureaucratic Violence Against Children and Conservatives

    PODCAST: Social and Bureaucratic Violence Against Children and Conservatives

    Written by Laurie Higgins
    The meme featured above has been circulating on social media, passing as wisdom in the dystopian Upside Down in which “progressives” live and move and have their being. How is violence defined by those who are sharing this meme? Are they using it in the sense of bodily acts of violence or in the sense of “the abusive or unjust exercise of power”?
    If the latter, was Amy Coney Barrett a victim of violence on the second day of the Senate confirmation hearings for her Supreme Court nomination?… Continue Reading

    • 10 min
    “Pushing for Generational Change” (Illinois Family Spotlight #220)

    “Pushing for Generational Change” (Illinois Family Spotlight #220)

    Our election themed podcasts continue with Tom McCullagh, a GOP candidate for the Illinois 49th senate district and a candidate endorsed by Illinois Family Action. McCullagh is one of those highly qualified men running to represent his district against the radical regression Leftists are pushing on Illinois. He joins Monte Larrick and David Smith to discuss the 2020 election and how important it is to the future of neighborhoods, the nation, and all the spheres in between.… Continue Reading

    • 33 min

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I receive so much valuable information from listening to Illinois Family Spotlight. They cover the issues that concern me and my family with clarity and insight. After each broadcast, I feel well-equipped to discuss the issues with family and friends.

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IFI and David Smith fight for the morals of families in Illinois! Thank you for keeping on the front line as families strive to raise their children in a hostile environment!

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The Illinois Family Institute courageously seeks to promote truth and a real understanding of the issues facing our state. Illinois has many financial problems. Our moral and spiritual problems are even greater. Listen so that you can be better equipped to stand for truth.

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