K. Allan Blume
  • 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
  • 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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