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

    by Meredith Flynn/Illinois Baptist, posted Wednesday, June 06, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    CHICAGO (BP) -- 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 in Carbondale, ventured to Chicago -- more than 300 miles to the north -- for a two-week prayerwalk through the city.

    Carrying a 10-foot-tall, 80-pound wooden cross, Nelson, his daughter Hannah and Steve and Trish Whitaker walked through some of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods in May, stopping to pray with people and share the Gospel. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Why Chicago?

    by Dennis Conner, posted Friday, December 01, 2017 (one year ago)

    No matter where you live, Dennis Conner notes, metropolitan areas like Chicago are located between you and "the end of the earth" in the Great Commission. Read More

  • Chicago church sues over stalled building purchase

    by Meredith Flynn, posted Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (one year ago)

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    CHICAGO (BP) -- Immanuel Baptist Church in Chicago has filed a federal lawsuit over the city's enforcement of a zoning ordinance that won't allow the congregation to purchase its building near the University of Illinois-Chicago campus.

    The church contends the ordinance is in conflict with the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.

    "Agonizing" is how Nathan Carter, the church's pastor, described the decision to either seek other meeting space or file the lawsuit. Read More

  • Cubs' curse notion rejected by Piniella, Coppenger

    by David Roach, posted Friday, October 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

    CHICAGO (BP) -- With the Chicago Cubs hoping to break the so-called "Curse of the Billy Goat" and win their first World Series since 1908, former Cubs manager Lou Piniella and longtime Cubs fan Mark Coppenger say their Christian worldviews lead them to reject baseball superstitions.

    "Really it's all bologna," Piniella, Cubs manager from 2006-10, said of the alleged curse. Yet there is "a lot of superstition" associated with the Cubs. "Over there in Chicago they haven't had success in so long that if you lose three or four games in a row," fans start to think, "Boy, the curse is on." Read More

  • Chicago school to allow boy in girls' locker room

    by Kiley Crossland/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, December 14, 2015 (3 years ago)

    CHICAGO (BP) -- 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. The decision to comply with government demands for inclusivity comes after months of back and forth between school officials and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.

    The OCR found the district violated federal sexual anti-discrimination laws with its policy restricting a biologically male transgender student's access to female locker ... Read More