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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
    • 4.4 • 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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

    • 25 min
    BONUS: A Prayer for Illinois

    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." ~1 Tim. 2:1-4.

    IFI's David Smith had the privilege of joining in prayer with Christians in our state's capitol, and we hope you shall be encouraged by his words.

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

    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.

    • 25 min
    Jed Davis for the 75th (Illinois Family Spotlight #302)

    Jed Davis for the 75th (Illinois Family Spotlight #302)

    David Smith and Monte Larrick discuss abortion, education and why there is a desperate need for actual leadership in Springfield with state candidate Jed Davis.

     

     

    • 36 min
    Your Family and God’s Plan for the World (Illinois Family Spotlight #301)

    Your Family and God’s Plan for the World (Illinois Family Spotlight #301)

    Every parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle – anyone who loves and cares for the children in their family or sphere of influence – will want to listen to the second half of Dr. Rob Rienow’s presentation from IFI’s 2022 Worldview Conference! In his address entitled The Church, The Family, and The Kingdom of God, Dr. Rienow states that, while the church is doing a good job of investing in the next generation of Christ followers, the family is neglecting to hold up their end in their partnership with the church to reach the world.

    With a heartfelt and humorous approach, Dr. Rienow follows the timeline of the Bible, using Scripture that references the family to illustrate how “God connects what happens in the home with His plan for the world.” You will definitely want to share this podcast with those you know who are in the trenches of training little ones, as well as those who are parenting unbelieving young adults.

    Dr. Rienow is an author and conference speaker. Together with his wife Amy, he founded Visionary Family Ministries with the mission to “build the church through a global reformation of family discipleship.”     

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Trusted resource on issue that concern me!

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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Standing for the Family

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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Real Issues and Real Solutions

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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