K. Allan Blume
  • Sharp debate after Nashville Statement

    September 5 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
  • Senior adults: hidden treasures have growing needs

    August 7 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    According to the U. S. Census Bureau projections, the elderly population will more than double between now and the year 2050 in the United States. By that year, as many as one in five Americans could be senior adults. They cite two primary factors – longer life spans and aging baby boomers.

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  • Jesus: a friend of sinners

    July 11 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    For seven years in a row, the Biblical Recorder has published news in the month of June with the same basic headline. Each story reported the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) Annual Church Profile statistics from the previous year, and they read something like this, “Number of Baptist churches up, baptisms decline.

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  • Highlights worth sharing

    June 27 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Sorting through the layers of meetings, actions, recommendations, resolutions and motions from the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting in Phoenix is a challenging task.   Adequate news coverage is the result of the cooperative effort of many journalists, photographers and videographers from Baptist newspapers, state conventions and entities across our convention.

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  • They signed for your freedom

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

    In a few weeks, our nation will celebrate the birthday of the “land of the free and the home of the brave. ” On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 courageous men who represented 13 colonies.   While researching the North Carolina connection to the Declaration of Independence, I learned some interesting facts about the 56 signers that you will appreciate.

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  • Is fake news hurting your church?

    May 30 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    We have been hearing a lot of talk about fake news. For those who are not sure what that is, Wikipedia offers this description. “Fake news is a type of yellow journalism that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via the traditional print, broadcasting news media or via Internet-based social media.

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  • SBC Pastor’s Conference sets ‘firsts,’ needs help

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

    The Biblical Recorder, along with many other news and social media outlets, has written about the uniqueness of this year’s Pastor’s Conference (PC) prior to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Phoenix, Ariz. In case you are not aware of the plans for the conference or you have not connected all of the dots, this review may be helpful.

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  • How do we handle criticism?

    April 17 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Sometimes it helps to state the obvious. So, here goes my opening line. Churches are filled with humans. In other words, there is no chance for perfection in any church – zero chance! There is no perfect church. We’ve said that so many times it has become a cliché.

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  • Pence-Graham rule causes media frenzy

    April 4 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    The media reported that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch may make it through the confirmation process in the Senate. At the same time, headlines told us the repeal of Obamacare was disastrously dead. On international fronts, Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly interfered in last year’s president election in the United States and the insane leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, is ready to take on the whole world with his nuclear weapons.

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  • What does March Madness have to do with the gospel?

    March 7 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Anyone who is remotely familiar with college basketball knows that March Madness is not a movie about anger management. Neither is it the latest novel about a crazy scientist. It is a colloquial phrase for the series of collegiate basketball games during the month of March that will conclude with crowning a national championship team on April 3.

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  • HB2: Here we go again

    February 20 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Five years ago, North Carolinians were embroiled in a battle over an amendment to the state constitution that defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman. When all votes were counted from the May 8, 2012, referendum on the amendment, citizens voted overwhelmingly to support traditional marriage – 61 percent in favor, 39 percent against the amendment.

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  • Rescue us from darkness

    January 24 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Matthew’s Gospel tells us that immediately after the temptation of Jesus, He began His public ministry quoting Isaiah 9:2, saying, “The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death, Light has dawned” (Matthew 4:16).

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  • Defund Planned Parenthood now

    January 9 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    Jan. 22 is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. The day gives pause for all Americans to reflect on more than 50 million lives lost and countless others damaged by the national license to conveniently destroy human life at will.   From the more positive perspective, followers of Jesus Christ use the day to honor the gift of life because it is the unique creation of God.

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  • Most read editorials of 2016

    December 27 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    The year 2016 was a crazy and often confusing year of social rebellion, moral deviation, political abnormality and spiritual conflict. Wow! I’m glad that one is over.   I don’t believe I need to regularly address every issue of the day, especially when the Biblical Recorder publishes so many articles and commentaries from people who are much better qualified to address contemporary matters of interest.

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  • ‘Unto us’

    December 12 2016 by K. Allan Blume | with 0 comments

    I’ve sometimes wondered what Isaiah and those who read his prophecy were thinking when they heard this great text the Holy Spirit gave to the prophet.   “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder.

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