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in focus Illinois Baptist CONVENTION Illinois' Munton runs OFallon pastor nominated for SBC ice P. A-4 Candidates Q & A Presidential contenders identify SBCs top 3 issues P. B-3 CULTURE WATCH Restrooms targeted Boycott demands retailers use common sense P. A-5 iLEAD Thawing the Frozen Chosen Zone consultant Stephen Williams 3 steps P. A-12 Nonprofit Organization U.S. POSTAGE PAID Peoria, Illinois Permit No. 325 Witnessing to Muslims Crossroads No ordinary election What these SBC candidacies represent RELATED: Why we need a debate for SBC president Reporter's Notebook P. A-6 MAY 09, 2016 Vol. 110 No. 07 News journal of the Illinois Baptist State Association St. Louis With another call to prayer for the redemption of America, an- other missionary commissioning, and another bunch of resolutions on national politics and the precipitous slide in our nation- al moral values, this might ap- pear to be another fairly predictable meeting when the Southern Baptist Conven- tion convenes in St. Louis June 14-15. It isnt. The more significant news from the convention is not likely to come from its political statements or from protests by cultural liberals outside the hall. What can be said about the run for the White House, same- sex marriage, or sexual identity that hasnt already been said? It will be in the election of an SBC president to succeed outgoing Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd that messengers will signal a turn. Floyd has issued a national call to prayer for spiritual leadership in the Tuesday evening session. Floyd is using the mid-America location to the P. A-3 @ Priority Women's Conference urges a gospel approach to the daily routine BY ERIC REED The was named #1 Christian Newspaper in 2016 by Evangelical Press Association & Baptist Communicators Association Everything you need to know for the St. Louis convention in June Almost Steven Glover's story from Crossover Special section B-4 Special preview in Section B Everyday Faith P. A-7

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