Illinois Baptist 07 29 2019 E Edition Page 1

Illinois Baptist Turning discipleship inside out Michael Kramer's model is not about us Table Talk P. 14 Nonprofit Organization U.S. POSTAGE PAID Peoria, Illinois Permit No. 325 News journal of the Illinois Baptist State Association JULY 29, 2019 Vol. 113 No. 11 Highs Chicago A law firm specializing in defending religious liberty says Chicago authorities are suppress- ing free speech in the city's Mil- lennium Park. Mauck & Baker reported a Wheaton College student was sharing the gospel in March near Cloud Gate (a large stainless steel sculpture com- monly known as The Bean), when a park authority said the stu- dent's actions were against park rules and the individual was forced to leave. Following the incident, specific provisions were added to the Mil- lennium Park Rules that Mauck & Baker says are unconstitutional for several reasons. The firm detailed its argument in a press release on mauckbaker.com: 1. The rules divide the park into rooms and restrict speeches and handing out written communica- tion to one corner of the 25-acre park. religious FREEDOM Gospel banned Lakefront park rules called unconstitutional NATE ADAMS Guard God's house What we all are called to do P. 2 COOPERATIVE PROGRAM Quarterly report Check your missions giving P. 8 JEFF GONZALEZ Better team building Starts with effective recruiting P. 13 ADRON ROBINSON Summertime enemy Pulling weeds teaches lessons P. 14 P. 5 & Online all the time IllinoisBaptist.org IB P. 11 in focus The coming impact of legal marijuana use on Illinois churches P. 3 Summer camps scrapbook Mission Illinois Offering & Week of Prayer Sept. 8-15 It's time to pray for state missions SPECIAL PULLOUT INSIDE THIS ISSUE lows

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