K. Allan Blume
  • 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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  • Is Houston coming to your door next?

    October 20 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 2 comments

    When news broke out of Houston, Texas, Oct. 15, most of us were thinking, this cannot be true. It must be a cruel joke.   Houston’s city attorney issued subpoenas demanding certain pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or with the city’s first openly lesbian mayor, Annise Parker.

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  • The powerless church

    October 7 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    Is your church experiencing the power of God in weekly worship services and in the ministries of the church throughout the week? When the people in your community look at the church, do they immediately think of the mighty power of the God you serve?   I gave some serious thought to these questions as I listened to Mel Blackaby, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Ga.

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  • Is homosexuality a secondary issue?

    September 9 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    The culture police and liberal Christian leaders are trying to convince Christians to give up our opposition to homosexual marriage. According to them we should roll over and play dead since it is “inevitable” and since “everyone” is embracing the movement.

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  • Revival is like judgment day

    August 26 2014 by K. Allan Blume | with 2 comments

    Do we really want to see genuine revival come to America and the world? Are we desperately hungry for a great spiritual awakening today?   J. Edwin Orr is likely the greatest scholar, teacher and proponent of spiritual awakening in the past century.

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  • Extremists at work

    August 12 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    It is not uncommon to be convinced you are right, believing that your way is the best way or the only way. The sin nature enforces the element of pride that insists on self-superiority. Extremists are generally described as those who demand that others submit to their way under the threat of force or death.

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  • Each church is unique

    July 29 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Churches come in all sizes. Across the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) there are churches that will see a dozen people in weekly worship attendance. Then there is the largest SBC church, NewSpring Community Church in Anderson S. C. , that reported 27,158 in weekly attendance last year.

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  • Fifty-six men chose liberty

    June 30 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 4 comments

    On July 4, 1776, the Congress of the 13 United States of America voted to give their full approval to a declaration that severed the newly formed nation forever from its mother country. Fifty-six men affixed their signatures to the bottom of the document called, “A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress Assembled.

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  • Pray for revival

    June 17 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Almost 5,300 messengers went to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) meeting in Baltimore last week to elect a new president, to hear reports on ministries that span the world and to declare that our convictions have not changed. We still believe the Bible, which means we oppose sin, but we favor all that brings glory to God.

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  • Back from the dead

    May 20 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    Michael Moore began his chapel message saying, “My name is not Lazarus, but I am back from the dead, and I want to tell you about it. ”   He recently spoke to the employees of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina in their weekly chapel.

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