Baptist Press Archive

Monday, April 10, 2017

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  • Coptic Christians pray, persevere after Egypt church bombings

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, April 10, 2017 (one year ago)

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    ALEXANDRIA/TANTA, Egypt (BP) -- As Coptic Christians bury an estimated 44 killed in terrorist bombings during Palm Sunday services in Egypt, the oldest Coptic church in the U.S. is praying for both the families of the Christian "martyrs" and the Islamic State (IS) that has claimed responsibility for the deaths.

    The attacks at St. George's Church in Tanta and at St. Mark's Cathedral in Alexandria also wounded more than 125 worshippers, Morning Star News reported, making the bombings more deadly than the 2016 Christmas bombing at the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in suburban Cairo. Last year's attack that killed 24 and wounded 50 had been considered Egypt's worst bombing against Christians in the nation's history. Read More

  • TX foster care ministry accused of sexual abuse

    by David Roach, posted Monday, April 10, 2017 (one year ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- A $7 million lawsuit alleges children were "serially sexually abused" and neglected at a Baptist children's home in Texas.

    The Texas Baptist Home for Children (TBHC) -- an “affiliated ministry” of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention -- did not respond specifically to the suit but told Baptist Press it maintains the highest standards of safety for children in its care.

    The lawsuit, filed April 5 in Tarrant County civil court, claims seven siblings under age 14 suffered sexual and physical abuse as well as "serious medical and other ... Read More

  • Texas grapples with transgender wrestler's case

    by Ray Hacke/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, April 10, 2017 (one year ago)

    The legislative council of the University Interscholastic League, the governing body for public high school sports in Texas, will meet in June to discuss the case involving a transgender wrestler. Read More

  • Students & a lifetime of global engagement

    by Stefani Varner , posted Monday, April 10, 2017 (one year ago)

    As the church works to fulfill the Great Commission by making disciples of all nations, Christian leaders must ensure that mobilizing students is a major part of that plan. Read More

  • EASTER: A computer crash & the resurrection

    by Randy L. Bennett, posted Monday, April 10, 2017 (one year ago)

    A computer crash that claimed a key part of his academic coursework is an Easter reminder for Randy Bennett. Amid life's challenges and setbacks, "I've learned that I can get up and start over," he writes. "Remember God's promises. Remember the resurrection of Christ and start again." Read More