K. Allan Blume
  • A healthy information diet

    December 3 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Communication is basic to life. From the moment of birth a desperate desire to communicate flows from the human heart. The infant communicates through crying, smiles and body movement. With maturity the forms of communication expand to verbal skills, writing and a host of other methods.

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  • Awakened and refreshed

    November 19 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
  • Our partnership, His glory

    November 5 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    On Paul’s second missionary journey he visited Philippi. His connection with the city became one of those mission trip experiences that a person never forgets.   There he met Lydia, “a worshiper of God. ” When she heard the gospel, she believed and was baptized.

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  • Annual meeting is a big deal

    October 22 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Scripture places high value on fellowship among believers. But wait – I’m not talking about shaking hands in worship or sharing food in the church fellowship hall. Reading the book of Acts, I understand fellowship certainly includes activities around the table and various types of greetings.

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  • Our responsibility to vote

    October 8 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Matthew’s gospel records a very important conversation between Jesus and some Pharisees. They began with a question. “‘Tell us, therefore, what do You think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?’ But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, ‘Why do you test Me, you hypocrites? Show Me the tax money.

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  • A crisis of truth in media

    September 24 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 2 comments

    If you attended church as a child, you will likely remember the song, “Be careful little feet where you go... be careful little hands what you do ... be careful little ears what you hear ...” Does that strike a familiar chord? It’s time to pull that song out of the past, dust if off and sing it again, especially the verse, “be careful little ears what you hear.”

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  • Is there room for God?

    September 10 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    We often lament that our world is too busy. Whether it is intentional or unintentional, our fast-paced lifestyles frequently push God aside or completely shut Him out of our lives. We are too busy for a quiet time, too busy to read the Bible, too busy to pray or too busy to go to church.

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  • A Call to Prayer

    August 14 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Prayer was clearly a major part of Christ’s life and teachings. As preachers like to point out, it was the only thing the disciples asked Jesus to teach them, according to Luke 11:1. Either His prayer life or the results of His prayers must have made an impression on them.

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  • Sin still pays its wages

    July 30 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    The world takes the concept of sin lightly. But God’s Word reveals the truth about the nature of sin. Sadly, every sinner is deluded into thinking that he or she will never be caught. The sinful heart confidently declares, “No one will ever know.

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  • Disciple making: the main thing

    July 16 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    (EDITOR'S NOTE – In the July 21 issue we focus on discipleship. What does it look like? Why is it important? Most importantly, we look at how you, your family and your church can get involved in making disciples. We hope you find the information in these stories to be helpful in that journey.

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  • Trust the trustees

    July 2 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 4 comments

    Southern Baptists are unique among religious denominations. We don’t work under a hierarchical system of polity. There is no one “at the top” who dictates policy and procedure to local Baptist churches or individuals within those churches.

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  • The family, the church and the government

    June 18 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    God has ordained three institutions: the family, the church and the government.   It seems strange that the church is free to talk about the church, and the church is free to talk about the family, but the church is told to keep silent on matters of government.

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  • Reformation or Revolution?

    June 5 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    America is in trouble.   Dramatic signs of moral decline dominate the headlines daily. Jobs are scarce and money is tight. Government oversight and red tape is oppressive. The emotional climate of the nation is one of fear and anger. The political mood is more heated than I recall in my lifetime.

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  • A model for motherhood

    May 7 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    When God designed motherhood He gave the world one of His most unique creations. No human role elicits as much emotion as that of a mother. It is not surprising that Mother’s Day generates a massive tidal wave of respect and attention toward our moms.

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  • People of the Book

    April 23 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Opposition to the Christian faith is not new. Jesus was despised for His holy life and for His challenge to the religious status quo. They crucified Him.

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