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BGAV to stop forwarding churches' gifts to CBF

February 27, 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press
The Baptist General Association of Virginia has become the second Baptist state convention to announce it will stop channeling contributions to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. READ MORE 

George W. Bush: Billy Graham 'changed my life'

February 27, 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press
Former President George W. Bush paid tribute to the late evangelist in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, writing, “He changed my life. ... God’s work within me began in earnest with Billy’s outreach." READ MORE

Deadly central-U.S. storms mobilize DR in 5 states

February 27, 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers are on the ground and others are on standby after weekend tornadoes and flooding killed five people and damaged homes in five states. READ MORE

Online 'trolls' target Baptists

February 26, 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor
A recent news report about indictments against Russian propagandists for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election indicated that social media accounts aimed at spreading disinformation ... READ MORE




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Allan Blume
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Graham dominates the news 

For more than a week, the passing of Billy Graham has dominated both religious and secular media. Websites, television, radio, newspapers, social media – every form of public communication has reported the story of Graham’s impact on the world. The Biblical Recorder broke the news on social media and on BRnow.org a little more than an hour after his death. More stories have been added to our website throughout the week.

Did you see this story about Graham’s impact on global missions? My vision for world missions was shaped by the Lausanne Conference that is mentioned in the story. I was a student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1974. Dr. Roy Fish, my evangelism professor, and Dr. Robert Naylor, president of the seminary, asked me to attend Lausanne as one of two student representatives.

It was the honor of a lifetime. At Lausanne ‘74, I met and conversed with men who were shaping the world of missions – Billy Graham, D. James Kennedy, Donald McGavran, Adrian Rogers and a host of others whose names you would recognize. But the people who challenged me most at the conference were the men who came from more than 100 nations of the world. I was overwhelmed by their sacrifice, faithfulness and profound commitment to proclaim the gospel to the nations. The conference was a life changing experience for me. I’ve never gotten over what God taught me that week.

Lausanne ‘74 was Billy Graham’s vision. It was the first time in Christian history that men and women gathered from the nations of the world to pray and envision a clear strategy for proclaiming the gospel to all people. I’m eternally grateful for Graham’s vision and for all who turned this dream into reality.

It was great to see many of our BR readers at the Disciple-Making Conference Tuesday (February 27) in the facilities of Center Grove Baptist Church. The event was packed beyond capacity. I’m thankful that North Carolina Baptists have gifted, passionate leaders who made this event possible and who offer us so many other effective equipping opportunities. I hope you are taking advantage of these growing experiences to impact lostness in your community.

As always, I appreciate your support of the Biblical Recorder's ministry. We gladly serve local churches for the advance of the gospel until Jesus comes again.

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