Editorials
  • IMB reset is working

    November 29 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Getting Baptists to agree on mission priorities is like the proverbial task of making sausage. Everyone wants their favorite ingredients in the mix, and by the time it's finished, we don’t necessarily want to know what’s in it. We...

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  • The Trump shock

    November 14 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    The election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States has been called a shock wave, seismic tremor, social tsunami – and many other adjectives that describe radical surprise.   There has been an abundance of analysis...

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  • Where is the media’s integrity?

    October 31 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the seismic cultural change that has swept over the United States of America. Through a recent nationwide survey, The Barna Group confirms that the nation’s values have declined dramatically. A...

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  • The best among the worst

    October 17 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    In conversations with Baptist leaders in central and eastern North Carolina, I have been deeply moved by the devastation Hurricane Matthew unloaded on the people of our state. I’ve also heard many personal stories of hope and triumph that...

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  • Acts 1:8 gives no percentages

    October 3 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    After His resurrection, Jesus appeared to the early disciples and gave them an assignment that still belongs to all followers of our Lord in every generation, until He comes again. So, we are still working on Acts 1:8. Jesus framed His Great...

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  • As it was in the days of Noah

    September 19 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    These sobering words from the lips of Jesus deserve our attention.   “For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in...

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  • Appreciation is in order

    September 6 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    The Biblical Recorder gives a special word of appreciation to all North Carolina Baptist churches that have a group subscription plan with us. These churches are consistently providing their members with information that has a biblical worldview...

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  • Local associations have a future

    August 22 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Denominational structures have been regularly challenged, even hammered, in recent decades. Generations past have enjoyed the favor and security of cooperative ministry through associations and conventions in Baptist life. But, younger generations...

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  • Decision America tour coming to N.C.

    August 8 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Decision America tour coming to N.C.

    Franklin Graham is known for his unrelenting focus on proclaiming the gospel. The head of both Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), Graham gives courageous leadership to prominent organizations that serve...

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  • Let us serve you

    July 25 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    The Biblical Recorder has a unique ministry to the people in our Baptist churches, including everyone from the pastor and staff to the layman who only attends one church event each week (or less). We exist to inform. The news and information we...

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  • Reviving civility

    June 27 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    I read a lot of online articles and blogs, but I avoid the comment sections because many are filled with the verbal sewage of vulgarity, false accusations and ruthless attacks. Twitter posts, Facebook comments and other forms of social media carry...

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  • Is civility dead?

    June 13 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    The theme of election politics in 2016 seems to be “Voters are angry.” According to media reports, the results of the alleged high levels of anger are the three leading presidential candidates: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and...

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  • Reflecting on 50 years of ministry

    May 31 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    Life is one continuous learning experience, or as my friend Marty Dupree says, “Life is a mission trip.” There’s a lot to learn in life, and there’s even more to learn in ministry.   On the first Sunday in May, 50...

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  • Mark Harris exposes Human Rights Campaign

    May 2 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 2 comments

    In the 50 years since God called me to ministry I have never seen the extreme barrage of vicious deceit like that which has been organized against the legislators and citizens of North Carolina. After the passage of House Bill 2 (HB 2), a campaign...

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  • Grateful for Milton and Gloria Hollifield

    April 5 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    The Biblical Recorder dedicates eight pages of this issue (B1-8) to recognize Milton Hollifield’s 10th anniversary as executive director-treasurer (EDT) of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC). He was elected and installed in...

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