Editorials
  • How do you cure sin?

    April 22 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    For decades I have listened to the morally naive declare, “You can’t legislate morality.” It does not take a college education to recognize that every law and every ordinance is a declaration of someone’s moral code. Even a...

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  • A look behind the numbers

    April 8 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Numbers are a necessary part of life. We count the years of our life, the months of a pregnancy, the money in our bank account, the miles we drive, the points on the scoreboard, the votes a candidate receives, and reluctantly, the pounds on the...

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  • What are your convictions?

    March 25 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Living in a social context that is more akin to ancient Babylon than biblical Jerusalem is challenging if you hold a biblical worldview. Christians are confronted with the tensions of living within the standards of scripture, while strong...

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  • Hope for America

    March 11 2013 by | with 0 comments

    On Nov. 7, 2013, Billy Graham will celebrate his 95th birthday. This is the man who may be responsible for more people coming to Christ than any single figure in the history of Christianity. He has carried the gospel to almost every nation in the...

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  • Wisdom and courage meet

    February 11 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Since 1953 the National Prayer Breakfast has been an annual Washington tradition. Meeting on the first Thursday of February, about 3,500 people from many cultures and faiths gather at the Washington Hilton. Every president has attended the prayer...

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  • Where is the wisdom?

    January 28 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    There is a famine of wisdom in the land. One can find very little evidence that wisdom is a desired commodity in the twenty-first century. The culture, the halls of education, the houses of government, the homes, the world of entertainment, and...

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  • Recorder marks 180th anniversary

    January 14 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    On Jan. 17, 1833, Thomas Meredith published the first edition of a newspaper that was the forerunner of the Biblical Recorder. It was entitled “North Carolina Baptist Interpreter.” One year later the name became Biblical Recorder and...

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  • A healthy information diet

    December 3 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Communication is basic to life. From the moment of birth a desperate desire to communicate flows from the human heart. The infant communicates through crying, smiles and body movement. With maturity the forms of communication expand to verbal...

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  • Awakened and refreshed

    November 19 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Messengers used a variety of words to describe this year’s annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention in Greensboro. The most common descriptor I heard was “refreshing.”   The two-day gathering could be labeled as...

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  • Our partnership, His glory

    November 5 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    On Paul’s second missionary journey he visited Philippi. His connection with the city became one of those mission trip experiences that a person never forgets.   There he met Lydia, “a worshiper of God.” When she heard the...

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  • Annual meeting is a big deal

    October 22 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Scripture places high value on fellowship among believers. But wait – I’m not talking about shaking hands in worship or sharing food in the church fellowship hall. Reading the book of Acts, I understand fellowship certainly includes...

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  • Our responsibility to vote

    October 8 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Matthew’s gospel records a very important conversation between Jesus and some Pharisees. They began with a question. “‘Tell us, therefore, what do You think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?’ But Jesus perceived...

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  • A crisis of truth in media

    September 24 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 2 comments

    If you attended church as a child, you will likely remember the song, “Be careful little feet where you go... be careful little hands what you do ... be careful little ears what you hear ...” Does that strike a familiar chord? It&rsquo...

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  • Is there room for God?

    September 10 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    We often lament that our world is too busy. Whether it is intentional or unintentional, our fast-paced lifestyles frequently push God aside or completely shut Him out of our lives. We are too busy for a quiet time, too busy to read the Bible, too...

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  • A Call to Prayer

    August 14 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Prayer was clearly a major part of Christ’s life and teachings. As preachers like to point out, it was the only thing the disciples asked Jesus to teach them, according to Luke 11:1. Either His prayer life or the results of His prayers must...

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