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Illinois Baptist Nonprofit Organization U.S. POSTAGE PAID Peoria, Illinois Permit No. 325 Our ultimate victory' What Christians have in common with Cubs fans Nate Adams P. 2 Team report on 2016 IBSA Annual Meeting and Pastors' Conference starts on P. 5 Call and Response in focus NOVEMBER 14, 2016 Vol. 110 No. 16 News journal of the Illinois Baptist State Association Visit our new website IllinoisBaptist.org See page 3 for more addresses. A look at the electoral map says it all. A swath of blue on the West Coast and Northeast, and mostly red in the vast middle. Except for Minnesota and Illinois. We live in a divided nation. For Christians, the issue today is how do we live Christ-like, now that the nation has chosen a presi- dent after a divisive and nasty two-year contest. Can we begin, as one observer put it, to love our neighbor who had "the wrong political sign" in his yard? Or to pray for political leaders of all parties to overcome division for the sake of the nation? politics 2016 Two Americas Election demonstrates deep divides and challenges ahead for the church P. 4 Taking the gospel across cultures in Chicago and beyond MISSIONS Our London Correspondent Lisa Sergent reports on new realities for missionaries P. 11 Tis the season for Lottie Moon Offering P. 13 TABLE TALK Healing evangelicals after fractious election Eric Reed P. 14 SOUND OFF SBC voices on the election outcome P. 4 TRUMP

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