K. Allan Blume
  • ‘Post-truth’ strikes close to home

    June 26 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    In 2016, Oxford Dictionaries declared “post-truth” the international word of the year and added it to their dictionary. The action was prompted by the intense debates surrounding that year’s “Brexit” vote for Great Britain to withdraw from the European Union, the heated presidential election in the United States and controversial social movements worldwide.

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  • Revival, judgment and the SBC mess

    May 29 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 2 comments

    An ominous spirit has fallen on the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). We have problems that can no longer be ignored or swept under the rug. Gut wrenching honesty is not an optional course to consider. It is the only option.   Pastors, bloggers, lay leaders and entity heads are publicly expressing profound chagrin over our current condition, all the while calling for deeper levels of prayer, fasting and self-examination.

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  • Are we teachable?

    May 1 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    What is the most significant step a Christian can take to live fully for God’s purpose and glory? Some may answer by quoting the great commandment – love God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself. Others will likely talk about the Great Commission – take the gospel to every person on earth.

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  • Remember history’s bad, good lessons

    April 17 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 2 comments

    History has some messages for us. Some very evil people in places of leadership have done great harm. Some very godly people in places of leadership have done great good. Both lessons should not be forgotten.   Auschwitz was a Nazi death camp where nearly a million Jews were slaughtered for one reason – they were Jews.

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  • Reflections on a visit to Israel

    March 19 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    Through more than 40 years of ministry, I’ve heard the refrain from friends, “Every Christian should visit the Holy Land – especially pastors, teachers and church leaders. ” The Bible will come alive, they say. It’s been on my wish list.

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  • Franklin Graham: Father’s ‘journey is complete’

    March 5 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    It is fitting that North Carolina Baptists’ news journal, the Biblical Recorder, dedicated the March 10 print edition to the most famous Southern Baptist in history. Billy Graham was a North Carolina native, a life-long resident and an ordained Baptist minister.

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  • Are church attenders good disciple-makers?

    February 5 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    It’s time to stop attending church. If you’re shocked at that statement, give me a chance to explain. Have you noticed the shift in the language we use to describe our relationship with a specific church? There was a time when we heard someone say, “I’m a member of Third Baptist Church,” or “I belong to Third Baptist Church.

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  • Why Baptists have state newspapers

    January 8 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Communication is the lifeblood of relationships. Families function well and enjoy healthy, happy relationships to the extent that communication remains strong. This is also true in the worlds of business, government and the local church.   People want to know what is going in the world where they live and work.

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  • You can’t please everyone

    December 28 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    I began delivering the afternoon newspaper in my rural Charlotte neighborhood as a 9-year-old boy. There were some hazards in that job. Dogs chased me almost every day, and I was the recipient of a few bites from our canine companions.     The weather did not always cooperate with me.

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  • What’s cooking?

    December 12 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    In creation God designed mankind to have five senses. He generously gave us abilities to see, hear, touch, taste and smell.   Each of these gifts has an important role in our survival, but they also contribute to the pleasures of life. The Christmas season has a way of highlighting the sensory capacities of human beings and the joys they give us.

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  • Your Biblical Recorder: Good news and bad news

    November 13 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    On Tues. , Nov. 7, I briefly addressed the messengers and guests at North Carolina Baptists’ annual meeting in Greensboro. I want all of our readers to know what I shared and why it is very important to the Kingdom work God has called us to do together in North Carolina.

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  • Who will perish?

    October 31 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Driving down an interstate highway recently, I noticed the gasoline gauge was sending me a message. I understood the message. Find a gas station!   Soon I was driving up an exit ramp where a traffic signal made me stop long enough to see a man walking energetically up and down the street, holding high a Bible and a sign that read “Repent or Perish.

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  • We can’t do it alone

    October 16 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    I believe the most profound moment in life is when we discover our limitations and admit we need others. What we thought could be accomplished alone just can’t be done unless others are invited to share the load. The barriers of self-sufficiency crumble, we humble ourself and ask for help.

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  • Another church closes

    October 2 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    I am deeply disturbed. I am troubled by the overwhelming lostness in our state, nation and world. I am concerned about the widespread hostility toward the Christian faith, Christians and churches – especially in the United States. But even more disturbing is the large number of churches that do not seem to be equipped to face the needs around us.

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  • Sharp debate after Nashville Statement

    September 5 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
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