Editorials
  • Can we reverse giving trends?

    December 30 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    I learned the value of tithing and giving very early in my Christian life. My dad was an alcoholic. He had lost his job and was deep in debt due to his alcohol problem. When I was 10 years old, I saw my father give his life to Christ and abandon...

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  • Willing hearts and radical generosity

    December 16 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    An abundance of rich words can be used to describe the God of the Bible. One can draw on the beauty of words like holy, faithful, loving, merciful, patient and many more, including words that represent His extravagant grace.    God...

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  • Too big for us!

    December 2 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Taking the gospel to the whole world is a big assignment – too big for all International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries together. We’ll need serious multiplication – not addition – of this current mission force just to...

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  • Be thankful!

    November 18 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    I am thankful. I know there is much in the world to be grieved about. We feel the burden of our nation’s ungodly debt, failed leadership, and unprecedented spiritual darkness. International calamity and vast lostness grieve our souls.  ...

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  • One milestone, three pastors

    October 21 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Milestones are defined as significant historical markers in the life of an individual, organization or nation. They are points that should cause us to pause, recognize, celebrate and give thanks – such as a church’s 100-year...

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  • At the same church for 58 years

    October 7 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    In recognition of Pastor Appreciation Month, I am sharing some personal comments about pastors who faithfully serve our churches. Baptist pastors in North Carolina are a very diverse lot. Many carry labels like “old fashioned,” &ldquo...

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  • Vision vs. ideas

    September 9 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    When I met with the Biblical Recorder’s Editor Search Committee for my first candidate interview in March 2011, one on the committee asked me this question, “What is your vision for the Biblical Recorder?” I quickly responded...

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  • The future of the Biblical Recorder

    August 27 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    To be effective in Kingdom work it is extremely important to stay informed. So much is changing around us daily – even hourly – that profoundly affects our lifestyles. Missing one piece of information can limit our effectiveness in...

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  • N.C.’s largest Baptist churches

    August 12 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    In this year’s April 13 edition of the Biblical Recorder we published a list of the largest Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) churches in North Carolina. That list was extracted from a larger list of all SBC churches that reported 1,000 or...

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  • Digital edition launches Aug. 1

    July 29 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    The Biblical Recorder has been published for 180 years. While the appearance has changed dramatically, it is still printed on paper and mailed to subscribers. We hope it will be available in print form for many years to come. The choices of North...

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  • Reactions to the Supreme Court

    July 1 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    There is a lot of disappointment among Bible-believing people across America as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision on the national Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) law and on California’s Proposition 8. Both measures have been...

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  • Give me liberty

    June 17 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    One of the most famous speeches of the revolutionary war was delivered in a packed church building. The windows were wide open to allow those gathered outside the church to hear. On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry spoke the famous words, “Give...

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  • (EDITOR’S NOTE – This week I yield my space to Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources. In a recent blog he shared this moving comment on Frank Page’s newly released book about his daughter’s suicide. This is...

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  • Scandals, deception and truth

    May 21 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Three significant scandals have been at the forefront of the national news in recent weeks on the heels of verdicts in the murder trials of Jodi Arias and Dr. Kermit Gosnell. The scandals center around the death of four Americans in Benghazi, the...

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  • Gideons: impressive, effective, powerful

    May 6 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    They don’t seek publicity. They never advertise. In fact, they prefer to work quietly. But their impact is profoundly known around the world. The Gideons International is responsible for distributing Bibles in 190 countries. Last year they...

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