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  • 300-mile, 2-week trek: Church prays for Chicagoland

    June 7 2018 by Meredith Flynn, Illinois Baptist | with 0 comments
    300-mile, 2-week trek: Church prays for Chicagoland

    The idea came to Phil Nelson after preaching through the book of Jonah. If the prophet’s preaching judgment on Nineveh made the whole city repent and turn to God, he wondered what would happen if someone preached not just judgment, but hope. Nelson and a small team from his church in southern Illinois, Lakeland Baptist …

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  • Chicago’s ‘Reborn’ church transforms inner-city lives

    Roy Brown wasn’t sure what to make of the white guy in the storefront window one morning, wondering what he was doing in Garfield Park. Brown, a former west side Chicago gang member, was already a walking miracle. Surviving the streets is one thing, but exiting gang life often entails a premature date of death.

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  • Chicago school to allow male student in girls’ locker room

    December 16 2015 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Chicago school to allow male student in girls’ locker room

    A suburban Chicago school district will allow a transgender student access to the girl’s locker room, under a contentious agreement reached Dec. 7 during an emergency school board meeting. “It seems the rights of this one person are trumping the rights of everyone else,” said one father, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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  • Uptown Baptist nurtures new plants in Chicago

    August 2 2013 by Tobin Perry & Sara Shelton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Uptown Baptist nurtures new plants in Chicago

    Take a step into Uptown Baptist Church in Chicago and it’s clear this Southern Baptist congregation cares about the nations. But that care isn’t just written on 27 colorful sanctuary banners in the native tongues of 27 local people groups. 

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  • Choi takes multicultural aim in Windy City

    August 2 2013 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Choi takes multicultural aim in Windy City

    It’s a question God asks many people in ministry at some point: “Is My presence enough?” Dave Choi pondered the question while he was sitting in a small chapel inside the Billy Graham museum at Wheaton College.

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  • Sex-ed for kindergartners mandated in Chicago

    March 12 2013 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Sex-ed for kindergartners mandated in Chicago

    A new sexual health program in the Chicago Public Schools mandates that a set amount of time be spent on sex education in every grade, beginning in kindergarten. The program also will discuss sexual orientation and gender identity for the first time.

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  • Church planter reaches Africans in Chicago

    January 3 2013 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Church planter reaches Africans in Chicago

    For months he slept in someone else’s apartment while his wife and four children slept 5,800 miles away. For Eric Aidoo, penetrating lostness in the city of Chicago isn’t just an abstract idea – it’s a calling worth giving up everything.

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  • Metro Chicago’s diversity tugs at visiting mission board members

    November 28 2012 by Adam Miller, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Metro Chicago’s diversity tugs at visiting mission board members

    “I was raised in a place where there’s a Baptist church on every corner,” Sissy Franks said during a visit to Chicago. “When I come here and I see this, then my heart is reminded that we have much to do,” said Franks, a trustee of the North American Mission Board (NAMB).

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