North Carolina

‘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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WinShape announces partnership with Gardner-Webb for 2019

June 12 2018 by Pinkston Group

WinShape Camps announced a new partnership with Gardner-Webb University that will expand its overnight camp offerings to the Carolinas starting in 2019. Early registration for the one-week boys’ and girls’ camps opened June 6, and first-time overnight campers are eligible for a 50 percent discount. “Each year, thousands of campers come to WinShape Camps to …

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Mission: Dignity offers life-saving ministry

June 11 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

At 85, Hilda Mount celebrates little things – still living on her own and being able to get around a bit. While she can’t move as well or as fast as she once did, Mount expresses gratitude at how God has blessed her through her family and Mission:Dignity (M:D). “I just want to thank everybody who …

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N.C. Baptists ask, ‘Who is my Neighbor?’

June 11 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

“Who is my Neighbor?” is the theme for the 2018 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) annual meeting, scheduled for Nov. 5-6 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. This year’s theme is derived from a question that was asked of Jesus in Luke 10:29 in the parable of The Good Samaritan.

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Dads: Lead like Joshua

June 11 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer

Near the end of his life, Joshua gathered the children of Israel together and made the well-known admonition and declaration that we read in Joshua 24:15 in which he says, “choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve ... But as for me and my house we will serve the Lord” (NKJV). While Joshua …

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Never stop praying!

June 11 2018 by Michael Waters

In the spring of 2016, I learned that Harvey “Pete” Overcash was in a nursing home for rehabilitation, due to an accident with a garden tiller. He did not attend our church, but his wife, Norma, was a faithful member for more than 40 years and had recently become home bound with declining health. She …

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Rocky Mount church confronts N.C. opioid crisis

May 30 2018 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer

In 2017, the North Carolina Division of Public Health reported 5,762 emergency department visits for opioid overdoses – a 38 percent increase from 2016. According to the N.C. Department of Justice, nearly four North Carolinians die from a medication or drug overdose every day.

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Hollifield calls N.C. Baptists to prayer, humility

May 30 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Executive Director-Treasurer Milton A. Hollifield Jr. challenged North Carolina Baptists to live lives that are marked by humility and free from hypocrisy in an address to the state convention’s board of directors on Tuesday, May 22.

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Hollifield calls next SBC leader to advocate dignity of women

May 29 2018 by Biblical Recorder staff

North Carolina’s leading Baptist wants the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention to demonstrate a commitment to the value and importance of women in churches and Christian organizations. Milton Hollifield Jr. said, “We need a leader who shows that he understands there is equality between brothers and sisters in Christ in the family of God.”

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