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March 27, 2019

Seth Brown to lead the Biblical Recorder

March 25, 2019 by Biblical Recorder Staff
The Biblical Recorder’s board of directors has elected Seth Brown to lead the news journal following the retirement of the current editor-president, Allan Blume. Brown is currently the organization’s content editor. READ MORE 

LifeWay store closures lamented

March 26, 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press
Sarah Beth Van Dyke shopped at LifeWay Christian Stores during her childhood when they were called Baptist Bookstores. She worked in a LifeWay store in graduate school, and now ... READ MORE

Darst appointed N.C. Pastors' Conf. VP

March 26, 2019 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor
Ronnie Parrott, pastor of Christ Community Church and president of the 2020 N.C. Pastors’ Conference, announced that he has appointed Clint Darst as vice president ...

SBC Credentials Committee chair, vice chair named

March 26, 2019 by Baptist Press Staff
Betsy Gomez of Irving, Texas, has been named to chair the Credentials Committee for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., J.D. Greear announced. READ MORE

Former IMB missionary leader Steve Smith, 57, dies
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Allan Blume
K. Allan Blume
BR Editor

The Biblical Recorder's next stage 

Time changes a lot of things – people, places, buildings, cultures – you get the picture. When it’s time for a change, we need to be ready to do what it takes to make those adjustments in life. The choices are not about our needs and personal preferences. It’s about what is best for the Kingdom.
Last year I realized that it is time for the Biblical Recorder to evaluate the ways we serve North Carolina Baptists and look for ways to take the organization to the next level. Either I must do that and retire in a year or two, or new leadership needs to be identified now and allow that leader to provide visionary leadership to better serve our churches, ministers and lay leaders.
Leaders are like the stages of a rocket. Each one burns with the energy needed to thrust the payload to new heights, then it is jettisoned so the next rocket can do its job. The payload is still the same.
As you see in this week’s news, Seth Brown, content editor of the Recorder for the last four years, was elected by the Biblical Recorder’s board of directors to be the next “rocket stage” for this 186 year-old ministry. I fully support the board’s action and Seth’s pending leadership of this organization. I’ll have more to say about this in my columns in the next two months, but you can be sure that my words will be supportive. I believe strongly in the future of Baptist journalism in North Carolina, and I call on my fellow N.C. Baptists to fully support the Recorder.
The most important thing I will do is to pray for the Recorder’s staff and board of directors. I am committed to this. Will you also pray for them?
We appreciate the many emails, calls and comments on social media in support of the board’s election of Seth. It’s an honor to serve you and partner with you for the proclamation of the gospel from a biblical, Acts1:8 perspective – beginning here in our “Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria”  – and then to the ends of the earth.

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