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  • Biblical Recorder gives away prizes at annual meeting

    The Biblical Recorder booth attracted many visitors during the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s annual meeting. Each year the BR gives away prizes to those who register. This year the bigger prizes included a Yeti cooler and tumblers as well as handmade ink pens in the BR’s trademark red.

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  • Biblical truth called key to strong family, revival

    November 4 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Biblical truth called key to strong family, revival

    The family is likened to a football team with the husband as the quarterback, God as the coach, and the wife as a supporting team member in an analogy used by Kentucky Pastor Joel Bowman Sr. in upholding biblical authority in the family and church.

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  • Biblical studies prof Denny Burk elected CBMW president

    July 21 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Biblical studies prof Denny Burk elected CBMW president

    Biblical studies professor Denny Burk has been elected president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, an organization that helps believers understand and apply the Bible’s teaching on sexuality and gender. Burk is a faculty member of Boyce College at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

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  • Trinity issue not tied to CBMW president resignation

    July 14 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trinity issue not tied to CBMW president resignation

    Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Owen Strachan has announced his resignation as president of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, citing a need “to step back” from “filling two vocational roles” simultaneously. A theological debate this summer regarding the Trinity “played no part” in Strachan’s decision to resign.

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  • Pastoral counseling modeled in SBTS sessions

    January 29 2016 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Pastoral counseling modeled in SBTS sessions

    Jeremy Pierre, associate professor of biblical counseling and dean of students at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Deepak Reju, pastor of biblical counseling and family ministry at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., led 10 sessions drawing from their 2015 co-authored book, The Pastor and Counseling: The Basics of Shepherding Members in Need.

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  • Year in Review: BRnow.org readers name top stories of 2015

    December 30 2015 by Liz Tablazon, BR staff writer | with 0 comments
    Year in Review: BRnow.org readers name top stories of 2015

    The Jan. 2 edition of the Biblical Recorder outlines news highlights that defined 2015. Our readers chose many of the stories listed in our yearly review by sharing them on social media or viewing them at brnow.org. Last year a total of 6.9 million visitors depended on the website for news and information with a biblical worldview.

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  • Year in Review: SBC moves forward on mission in 2015

    December 29 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Year in Review: SBC moves forward on mission in 2015

    IMB leaders announced an organizational restructuring plan Aug. 27. that will reduce personnel expenses and balance their budget. IMB’s 2014 fiscal goals fell $21 million short. Deficits totaled more than $210 million in the last six years. The plan includes two personnel reduction phases.

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  • Year in review: 2015 featured challenging cultural issues

    December 29 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Year in review: 2015 featured challenging cultural issues

    Supreme Court justices ruled in a 5-4 decision June 26 that same-sex marriage is a 14th Amendment right, effectively legalizing the practice in all 50 states. The ruling sparked a series of discrimination lawsuits against business owners and civil magistrates who oppose same-sex marriage for sincerely held religious beliefs.

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  • Free BR subscription aims to inform, strengthen churches

    December 15 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Free BR subscription aims to inform, strengthen churches

    A new service aims to help new members understand what it means to be a Southern Baptist. Beginning in January, new members of Southern Baptist churches in North Carolina coming from non-SBC backgrounds will be eligible to receive a free, one-year subscription to the Biblical Recorder, the state’s longstanding Baptist news journal.

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  • Blume: Do N.C. Baptists want to keep their newspaper?

    November 16 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 1 comments
    Blume: Do N.C. Baptists want to keep their newspaper?

    The road ahead for printed newspapers is rough. Baptist state papers across the southeastern U.S. are cutting back, folding into other organizations or closing their doors, said Allan Blume, editor and president of the Biblical Recorder.

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  • Gender roles: Baptist university rekindles debate

    November 2 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gender roles: Baptist university rekindles debate

    A partnership between a former Kentucky Baptist university and an organization that supports female pastors illustrates what some see as an advance of the biblical egalitarian movement. The Southern Baptist Convention, in contrast, supports preserving the complementary roles of men and women in the home and church.

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  • Earliest draft of the King James Bible discovered

    October 16 2015 by Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Earliest draft of the King James Bible discovered

    For about a month after he returned from England last year, Montclair State University professor, Jeffrey A. Miller, did not realize what a treasure he had found in a rare books library at Cambridge University. He had found the earliest draft of the King James Bible hiding in plain sight.

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  • Conference on transgenderism responds to challenges

    October 7 2015 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Conference on transgenderism responds to challenges

    The transgender movement presents an unprecedented theological and cultural crisis for the church, said Southern Baptist scholars at an Oct. 5 pre-conference event at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The preconference preceded the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors annual conference which is being held at the seminary Oct. 5-7 in Louisville, Ky.

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  • BR hires Tablazon as circulation, social media manager

    The Biblical Recorder welcomed Liz Tablazon as circulation and social media manager in late July. She previously served as editorial aide in 2013. She replaces Erin Gandy in this role. Gandy resigned from her position as circulation manager after serving two years on staff. She is engaged to be married ...

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  • Death penalty debate stirred by Boston sentence

    May 29 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Death penalty debate stirred by Boston sentence

    The death sentence of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, combined with four allegedly botched executions in the U.S. last year and an anticipated Supreme Court ruling on the death penalty this summer, has fueled debate among evangelicals regarding the legitimacy of capital punishment.

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