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Meredith Flynn —  June 9, 2013

NEWS | Meredith Flynn

The Southern Baptist Convention will kick off in just a few hours, and the Illinois Baptist will be in Houston all week with live coverage here on ib2news.org, and at Facebook.com/IllinoisBaptist and Twitter.com/IllinoisBaptist.

We’re anticipating the re-election of Fred Luter, currently running unopposed, to a second term as SBC President. And in the wake of a report by the Calvinism advisory team that formed last year, Reformed theology could get a lot of attention from speakers on the platform and in the audience. SBC Executive Committee President Frank Page, who appointed the advisory team to study how Southern Baptists can cooperate despite theological differences, is likely to share the group’s finding during his report Tuesday.

Boy Scouts, marriage, and a continuing discussion of gender-inclusive language in the NIV Bible are other topics that could come up on the convention floor.

You can watch all the action, beginning tonight with the Pastors’ Conference, at sbcannualmeeting.net.

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Meredith is managing editor of the Illinois Baptist newspaper.