Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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  • From transgender to transformed

    by Brian Hobbs/The Baptist Messenger , posted Tuesday, August 08, 2017 (9 days ago)

    BARTLESVILLE, Okla. -- Francine Perry and her daughter Laura recently sat down to look at family photos. As they reflected on the good times, they also could see how God was at work, especially through the difficult times -- and there were many of those.

    On the heels of rebellious teenage years, Laura lived as a transgender man for nearly a decade of her adult life. Other than her family and select friends, though, most people just knew Laura as "Jake." Read More

  • Viral adoption video garners ABC's Persons of the Week

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, August 08, 2017 (9 days ago)

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    ROWLETT, Texas (BP) -- ABC's Persons of the Week are only a handful in -- well -- 7.5 billion residents worldwide. Enter Shane Pruitt, his wife Kasi, and their daughters jubilant at the unexpected introduction to the family's newly adopted baby girl, just one month old.

    The Pruitts, now a family of seven with three adoptees, caught the eye of ABC Nightly News Aug. 4 after the internet video of their daughter entering the family's home in Kasi's arms went viral. Read More

  • Dinner with a former jihadi, a new view of missions

    by Rachel Cohen , posted Tuesday, August 08, 2017 (9 days ago)

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    RICHMOND (BP) -- Growing up in post 9/11 America, I believed no greater enemy existed than a terrorist waging war on the Western world. So you might imagine how, um, surprised and paralyzed I felt when I found myself in South Asia eating dinner with a jihadi.

    Well, he used to be. Read More

  • Christians killed, injured in church shooting in Nigeria

    by Nigerian correspondent/Morning Star News , posted Tuesday, August 08, 2017 (9 days ago)

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    JOS, NIGERIA (BP) -- At least 11 people were killed in an attack on a Catholic church service in southern Nigeria Sunday (Aug. 6) that apparently was rooted in a conflict with a relative of one of the parishioners, authorities said.

    At least 18 others were injured in the shooting at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Amakwa Ozobulu, near Onitsha of Ekwusigo Local Government Area (LGA) in tiny Anambra state, a state official said. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: 'It's time to fly!'

    by Nate Adams, posted Tuesday, August 08, 2017 (9 days ago)

    Nate Adams marvels at a flight attendant's cheerful demeanor, highlighted by her short exclamation spoken with childlike wonder and enthusiasm. Read More