K. Allan Blume
  • Prayer and repentance

    August 24 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Most of us will agree. Our world desperately needs prayer. It is not necessary to itemize the moral, social, cultural, political and personal challenges that overwhelm the present age.   But, could it be that God is working on many levels to ignite the spiritual awakening we need? From where I sit, it appears to me that some positive developments are rising across the dry spiritual plains of North America.

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  • Wanted: trustworthy media

    August 11 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Large news media sources, including the primary television networks, have seen their ratings and credibility decline significantly in recent years. No doubt, they have been in bed with deceptive forces and pushing a leftist agenda for a long time, and the public has not been completely ignorant.

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  • The wrong side of God

    July 27 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    Who said, “History is on our side, and we will bury you”? Nikita Khrushchev, the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953-’64, made this hollow prediction in 1956. It was a threat against the United States and other free nations.

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  • SCOTUS decision disappointing but not surprising

    June 30 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    As widely reported, the Supreme Court of the United States announced its ruling on the matter of marriage Friday morning, June 26. In a 5-4 decision, the court said the 14th Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples and to recognize marriages performed in other states.

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  • Farewell Boy Scouts of America

    June 2 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    Robert Gates, president of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), told attendees at the BSA annual meeting in Atlanta on May 21, the Scouts should voluntarily end its ban on gay adult leaders before a court forces them to do so. The former Central Intelligence Agency director and U.

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  • Will freedom of religion prevail?

    May 4 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    The Daily Signal, a multimedia news platform founded by the Heritage Foundation, recently reported that Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla. , raised a concern to U. S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about the wording of a question on a test given to all immigrants who apply to become naturalized U.

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  • Absolutely amazing

    April 7 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Pam and I had the privilege of prayer walking the streets of Stirling, Scotland, with some International Mission Board missionaries about 15 years ago. We strolled up and down narrow streets lined with small shops, praying for God’s grace to reclaim Scotland.

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  • When words become meaningless

    February 24 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    Words are important. They are the primary tool we use to give definition to every idea, object, feeling, concept or personality.   Words are most valuable when they have potency. When a word powerfully and clearly defines something, it provides depth and richness that gives life to the thing it describes or represents.

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  • Where did your donation go?

    January 27 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Near the end of 2014 you and I were pummeled with phone calls, emails and letters that asked us to give to a specific cause or organization. Although the intensity increases the last two months of every year, the pleas for financial help extend all year long.

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  • Humans, we have a problem

    January 13 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    I have a book in my library titled, History’s Worst Decisions and the People Who Made Them. It is not a religious book, but interestingly, the first chapter is titled, “In the beginning Adam and Eve. ” Stephen Weir, the author, follows the first couple’s disastrous decision with 49 chapters that identify very bad choices made by leaders in business, politics and religion.

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  • Will the Recorder be here in five years?

    December 30 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    I need to say something very important to pastors, staff and church leaders in North Carolina. We have about four years to decide if we want a news and information source with a biblical worldview in our state. For 181 years the Biblical Recorder has been an essential ingredient in Baptist life.

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  • Advent and our mission

    December 2 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    I stared in disbelief at the online advertisement for Starbucks products. As part of the famous coffee company’s “holiday” promotion they invited me to purchase an official Starbucks® 2014 Advent calendar that tracks the 25 days leading up to Christmas day.

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  • Is there value in the annual meeting?

    November 18 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 3 comments

    Every busy pastor, church staff person and lay leader has to look at their schedule and ask the question, “Is it worth my time to attend the annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention (BSC) in Greensboro?”   For some the distance is only a few miles; for others the trip is more than 200 miles, translating into as much as four hours of driving each way.

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  • Ignorance is not bliss

    November 7 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    The old adage, “Ignorance is bliss,” is not true. A similar lie is hidden in the statement, “What you don’t know won’t hurt you. ” The Bible respectfully disagrees with both of these old sayings. There is no happiness associated with being uninformed.

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  • No compromise on marriage

    November 4 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention held a long-anticipated conference on marriage and sexuality in Nashville, Tenn. , Oct. 28-30. Attendance exceeded expectations. The content of each message, testimony and panel discussion was both challenging and encouraging to those who hold a biblical worldview.

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