Editorials
  • Farewell Boy Scouts of America

    June 2 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    Robert Gates, president of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), told attendees at the BSA annual meeting in Atlanta on May 21, the Scouts should voluntarily end its ban on gay adult leaders before a court forces them to do so. The former Central...

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  • Will freedom of religion prevail?

    May 4 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    The Daily Signal, a multimedia news platform founded by the Heritage Foundation, recently reported that Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., raised a concern to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about the wording of a question...

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  • Absolutely amazing

    April 7 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Pam and I had the privilege of prayer walking the streets of Stirling, Scotland, with some International Mission Board missionaries about 15 years ago. We strolled up and down narrow streets lined with small shops, praying for God’s grace...

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  • When words become meaningless

    February 24 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    Words are important. They are the primary tool we use to give definition to every idea, object, feeling, concept or personality.   Words are most valuable when they have potency. When a word powerfully and clearly defines something, it...

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  • Where did your donation go?

    January 27 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Near the end of 2014 you and I were pummeled with phone calls, emails and letters that asked us to give to a specific cause or organization. Although the intensity increases the last two months of every year, the pleas for financial help extend...

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  • Humans, we have a problem

    January 13 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    I have a book in my library titled, History’s Worst Decisions and the People Who Made Them. It is not a religious book, but interestingly, the first chapter is titled, “In the beginning Adam and Eve.” Stephen Weir, the author,...

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  • Will the Recorder be here in five years?

    December 30 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    I need to say something very important to pastors, staff and church leaders in North Carolina. We have about four years to decide if we want a news and information source with a biblical worldview in our state. For 181 years the Biblical...

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  • Advent and our mission

    December 2 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    I stared in disbelief at the online advertisement for Starbucks products. As part of the famous coffee company’s “holiday” promotion they invited me to purchase an official Starbucks® 2014 Advent calendar that tracks the...

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  • Is there value in the annual meeting?

    November 18 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 3 comments

    Every busy pastor, church staff person and lay leader has to look at their schedule and ask the question, “Is it worth my time to attend the annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention (BSC) in Greensboro?”   For some...

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  • Ignorance is not bliss

    November 7 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    The old adage, “Ignorance is bliss,” is not true. A similar lie is hidden in the statement, “What you don’t know won’t hurt you.” The Bible respectfully disagrees with both of these old sayings. There is no...

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  • No compromise on marriage

    November 4 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention held a long-anticipated conference on marriage and sexuality in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 28-30. Attendance exceeded expectations. The content of each message,...

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  • Is Houston coming to your door next?

    October 20 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 2 comments

    When news broke out of Houston, Texas, Oct. 15, most of us were thinking, this cannot be true. It must be a cruel joke.   Houston’s city attorney issued subpoenas demanding certain pastors turn over any sermons dealing with...

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  • The powerless church

    October 7 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    Is your church experiencing the power of God in weekly worship services and in the ministries of the church throughout the week? When the people in your community look at the church, do they immediately think of the mighty power of the God you...

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  • Is homosexuality a secondary issue?

    September 9 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    The culture police and liberal Christian leaders are trying to convince Christians to give up our opposition to homosexual marriage. According to them we should roll over and play dead since it is “inevitable” and since &ldquo...

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  • Revival is like judgment day

    August 26 2014 by K. Allan Blume | with 2 comments

    Do we really want to see genuine revival come to America and the world? Are we desperately hungry for a great spiritual awakening today?  J. Edwin Orr is likely the greatest scholar, teacher and proponent of spiritual awakening in the past...

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