K. Allan Blume
  • Generous mission support

    November 30 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    What does generous giving look like? Jesus pointed out a great example in Mark 12:41-44. As He watched people put money in the temple treasury, He took note that rich people gave large sums. But the gift that Jesus held up as most outstanding was from a widow who gave two mites.

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  • CP’s strengths and weaknesses

    November 17 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 3 comments

    What is the most effective way to support missionaries? Is it the method often called “faith-based support” of individual missionaries, or is it the Southern Baptist way of support through the Cooperative Program (CP) and special offerings like the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions (LMCO) and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions?   To be fair, there are strengths in each method, and there are weaknesses.

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  • Continuing the conversation: giving

    November 2 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Giving is an essential ingredient in the ministry of the New Testament church. Without basic resources we have no place to worship, no materials like Bibles, no missionaries, no resources for “care ministries” like disaster relief and pregnancy centers, no Christian educational institutions, and the list keeps going.

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  • Let’s talk about CP

    October 19 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    Most Baptists have an opinion about the Cooperative Program (CP), and most of us are convinced that our opinion is the correct one. For decades we have discussed its value, what percentage (or amount) churches should give and where the money should go.

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  • Our missions crisis

    October 6 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
  • Has Dachau come to us?

    September 21 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 3 comments

    In mid-September I visited some of our International Mission Board missionaries in Kiev, Ukraine, and served with a mission team in Chisinau, Moldova. On the return trip to the states, our team from Lake Norman Baptist Church in Huntersville spent one night in Dachau, Germany, near the Munich airport.

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  • 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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