K. Allan Blume
  • 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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  • Do you have a biblical worldview?

    April 9 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR editor | with 1 comments

    Everyone has a worldview. Very few people have a biblical worldview. A worldview has been described as the lense through which one sees everything around him. It is the filter through which one interprets every activity and event he observes and experiences.

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  • Opportunity is knocking at our door

    March 26 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    By definition, an opportunity is limited by time. An opportunity to help a friend is limited to the point in time when your friend has a specific need. An opportunity is a favorable circumstance, a moment in time, an open door to do something that can only be done at that given moment.

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  • We can reach North America

    March 12 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    North America needs Jesus! The North American Mission Board (NAMB) says 259 million people in the United States and Canada do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. And most of them do not live in close proximity to a church. So, how will they hear?

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  • SBC name option proposal ‘only reasonable path’

    February 27 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Bryant Wright, president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), is a wise and gifted leader. I have great respect for him. Admittedly, I was disappointed when he announced last September that he had named a task force to study the possibility of changing the name of the Southern Baptist Convention. From my perspective the study was unnecessary and a distraction from our primary mission.

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  • Take courage in the battle

    February 13 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments

    As an 18-year-old who responded to God’s call, I learned that ministry can be a series of battles. Sitting in the office of a Baptist leader in our state, I shared with my respected friend some great victories I was experiencing through the preaching of the gospel.

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  • Super Bowl lessons for Christians

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

    With all of the seasonal attention surrounding the Super Bowl, this is a good time to point out an important correlation between sports and Christian living. There is a valuable lesson here!

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