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January 9, 2019

WMU's Camp Mundo Vista under new management

January 7, 2019 by BR Staff
Camp Mundo Vista, a retreat center near Asheboro, N.C. that has been operated by the Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina for nearly 50 years, will soon come under new management. READ MORE 

Greear to launch 'Who's Your One?'

January 7, 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press
A Jan. 31 simulcast for associational leaders will help launch SBC President J.D. Greear’s “Who’s Your One?” evangelistic initiative among the 1,000-plus associations within the Southern Baptist network. READ MORE

Brunson finalist for 2018 Tar Heel of the Year

January 7, 2019 by BR Staff
Raleigh’s News & Observer revealed its 2018 Tar Heel of the Year Dec. 29. Richard Brunson, executive director-treasurer of North Carolina Baptists on Mission (NCBM), was among the finalists. READ MORE

Stonestreet talks faith, culture & worldview

January 7, 2019 by BSC Communications
John Stonestreet serves as president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is passionate about illuminating a biblical worldview for today’s culture, and he will be the keynote speaker … READ MORE

N.C. Baptists: Who will you nominate?
National CP 4.5% under YTD budget projection
Blume: Top five editorials in 2018

Though not in Congress, N.C. pastor at 'peace'
Allan Blume
K. Allan Blume
BR Editor

Congratulations Richard Brunson! 

The Raleigh News and Observer selected five finalists as their 2018 Tar Heel of the Year. Richard Brunson, executive director of Baptists on Mission, was one of the five. It is a honor that he is on this list, but disappointing that Brunson was not named as the winner. He should be. He would respectfully disagree with me and deflect the honor to the many volunteers who served sacrificially through the disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Florence. I should quickly add – they are still serving in much-needed rebuild projects. 

This is a good time to underscore the great need for volunteers to continue serving those who lost homes, schools, businesses and churches in this record-breaking disaster. Baptists on Mission still need your support. Contact them and volunteer to serve soon. Thank you, Richard Brunson, and thank you volunteers for your kingdom service and faithful witness. “Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these ...” (Matthew 25:40).

This week’s print edition of the Biblical Recorder highlights last year’s top stories. Measuring our readers’ clicks on specific web posts and our social media traffic, we are able to report the stories that interested you most in 2018. We reported some of this information last week on BRnow.org, but additional material is included in this print edition. If you are a subscriber to the Digital Edition, you can read it now. Not getting the Digital Edition? Click here to see a sample and learn how to sign up. 

My editorial identifies the five editorials you favored most last year. I also added an appeal that I hope you will read thoroughly. Please know that this is a serious effort to strengthen the ministry of the Biblical Recorder as I prepare to retire this year. I have strong convictions about the important role of the BR in Baptist life. Can you and I have a personal conversation about it? Send an email to me or call my office at 919-459-5696. Seriously! 

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