North Carolina

Current BSC officers bow out of upcoming elections

July 10 2018 by Biblical Recorder staff

Lee Pigg, president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), told the Biblical Recorder he will not seek a second term at the November 2018 annual meeting. Two other officers confirmed they also do not plan to run for office when their terms conclude this year.

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N.C. lawmakers urge release of Pastor Andrew Brunson

July 10 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

Forty-eight of 50 North Carolina senators signed a senatorial statement urging the Turkish government to release Pastor Andrew Brunson. A Presbyterian minister from Black Mountain, N.C., Brunson has been imprisoned by Turkey since Oct. 7, 2016. He was arrested and wrongly associated with a group that Turkish authorities say …

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Baptist Foundation changes slogan, refocuses

July 10 2018 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer

The North Carolina Baptist Foundation (NCBF) rolled out changes to its logo and slogan this past spring, executive director Clay Warf told the Biblical Recorder in an interview June 14. NCBF is an agency of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina that manages trust assets and offers other financial services to North Carolina Baptist …

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Baptist mission teams stuck but safe in Haiti

July 10 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

About 200 Southern Baptists on mission were trapped in Haiti after violent riots closed airports, sources told Baptist Press, but at least one team returned home July 9. “The Woodland Community Church (Bradenton, Fla.) and The Glade Church (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) team arrived safely at the airport in Port-au-Prince this morning!

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Taking time to read the ‘times’

July 10 2018 by Rudy Gonzalez

They say that hindsight is 20/20, but if that is so, why does the human race continue to commit the same mistakes history should have taught us to correct? You would think we would be the best equipped to finally get it right. After all, we, more than any previous generation, move the learning needle …

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N.C. mapping initiative going strong amid demographic changes

July 9 2018 by Liz Tablazon & Seth Brown, BR Staff

As North Carolina’s population continues to shift toward greater ethnic and cultural diversity, the Peoples Next Door N.C. (PNDNC) strategy to bring the gospel to unreached people groups across the state hasn’t changed. That is because “we already had the mentality that we’re equipping people to go to these individuals,” said Zac Lyons, senior consultant …

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Shepherd’s Flock breaks ground for first building

July 9 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

Seven years ago, Larry and Kathy Martin joined 30 other Baptists in Sanford, North Carolina to plant Shepherd’s Flock Baptist Church. Growing to 120 members today, the church broke ground June 23 on its first building. Gathering under an unusually large pecan tree on a hot Saturday afternoon, almost 100 people met for the combined …

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Reflections on the annual meeting

June 26 2018 by Milton Hollifield

It was great to see so many North Carolina Baptists in Dallas, Texas, for this year’s Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting. Based on the unofficial registration figures as of June 14, a total of 540 messengers from North Carolina were in attendance, which ranked fourth among all states.

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‘Post-truth’ strikes close to home

June 26 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

In 2016, Oxford Dictionaries declared “post-truth” the international word of the year and added it to their dictionary. The action was prompted by the intense debates surrounding that year’s “Brexit” vote for Great Britain to withdraw from the European Union, the heated presidential election in the United States and controversial social movements worldwide.

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Lori McDaniel hopes to convey message of being chosen

June 26 2018 by BSC Communications

Lori McDaniel will be a worship speaker at the 2018 N.C. Baptist Women’s Retreat on Oct. 26-27 at Caraway Conference Center in Sophia. She recently took some time to answer the following questions about her walk with God and what she plans to share at this year’s retreat.

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