Editorials
  • Saved, but stuck

    February 23 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Many years ago a friend said, “I know I’m saved. I put my faith in Christ, gave Him my life and have enjoyed many years of spiritual growth by His grace. But honestly, I have hit the wall. I am not growing. In fact, I feel like my...

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  • Charlotte ordinance bad for everyone

    February 8 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    Last March the Charlotte City Council considered a highly controversial “non-discrimination” ordinance that would allow transgender persons to use either men’s or women’s restrooms, along with other special protection for...

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  • Christian civility in an election year

    January 26 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines civility as “polite, reasonable, and respectful behavior.” It has to do with being courteous in both speech and behavior. The word is not likely to be found in most English Bible translations, but...

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  • Evangelism in the SBC

    January 11 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    The fact that we recognize Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is a profound statement on the lostness of North America. Whether a Christian is a Democrat or a Republican, this conversation should not be necessary. But it is, because too many have a...

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  • 2015 editorials in review

    December 28 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    This first edition of the Biblical Recorder for 2016 looks back at the news highlights of 2015. It was an eventful year, especially with the Supreme Court’s decision to impose homosexual marriage on Americans, in what four dissenting...

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  • Celebrate the One who holds everything together

    December 15 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR editor | with 0 comments

    Take a few minutes in your Christmas celebration to look at Jesus Christ in a different way. The apostle Paul described the incomparable nature of Christ to the Christians who met in the city of Colossae. In the first chapter of the letter to the...

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  • Generous mission support

    November 30 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    What does generous giving look like? Jesus pointed out a great example in Mark 12:41-44. As He watched people put money in the temple treasury, He took note that rich people gave large sums. But the gift that Jesus held up as most outstanding was...

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  • CP’s strengths and weaknesses

    November 17 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 3 comments

    What is the most effective way to support missionaries? Is it the method often called “faith-based support” of individual missionaries, or is it the Southern Baptist way of support through the Cooperative Program (CP) and special...

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  • Continuing the conversation: giving

    November 2 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Giving is an essential ingredient in the ministry of the New Testament church. Without basic resources we have no place to worship, no materials like Bibles, no missionaries, no resources for “care ministries” like disaster relief and...

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  • Let’s talk about CP

    October 19 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    Most Baptists have an opinion about the Cooperative Program (CP), and most of us are convinced that our opinion is the correct one. For decades we have discussed its value, what percentage (or amount) churches should give and where the money...

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  • Our missions crisis

    October 6 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    The lead story on the front page of the Oct. 10 Biblical Recorder exposes the spiritual and emotional struggles some of our International Mission Board (IMB) personnel are dealing with due to Southern Baptists’ shortage of financial support...

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  • Has Dachau come to us?

    September 21 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 3 comments

    In mid-September I visited some of our International Mission Board missionaries in Kiev, Ukraine, and served with a mission team in Chisinau, Moldova. On the return trip to the states, our team from Lake Norman Baptist Church in Huntersville spent...

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  • Prayer and repentance

    August 24 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Most of us will agree. Our world desperately needs prayer. It is not necessary to itemize the moral, social, cultural, political and personal challenges that overwhelm the present age.   But, could it be that God is working on many levels...

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  • Wanted: trustworthy media

    August 11 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Large news media sources, including the primary television networks, have seen their ratings and credibility decline significantly in recent years. No doubt, they have been in bed with deceptive forces and pushing a leftist agenda for a long time,...

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  • The wrong side of God

    July 27 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    Who said, “History is on our side, and we will bury you”? Nikita Khrushchev, the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953-’64, made this hollow prediction in 1956. It was a...

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