|February 11, 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor|
|The State Evangelism Conference will be held in the facilities of Providence Baptist Church on Monday, Feb. 24. Organizer Brian Upshaw wants everyone to receive...|
|February 11, 2014 by Rick Houston, Special to the BR|
The Dream Center of Gaston County held a free wedding day for nine couples. Dickie Spargo, senior pastor at Bethlehem Church, said that the goal was to point these couples toward Christ.
|February 7, 2014 by BR staff|
Joseph Dewey Hobbs Jr., 88, of Winston-Salem, died Feb. 5. Hobbs served for 11 years as the director of North Carolina Baptist Hospital’s Department of Pastoral Care.
|February 11, 2014 by Michael McEwen, BR Content Editor|
The 2014 20/20 Collegiate Conference theme, “Ekklesia,” examined God’s perspective of the church. Approximately 600 attendees were taught the nature and importance of Christ's church.
|OTHER BR NEWS|
Oliver succeeds Dockery at Union UniversityLet Americans follow their religious beliefs
Ham/Nye creation debate draws global interest
K. Allan Blume
A busy news week!
This week is filled with important news! While we have some great stories to bring to your attention, North Carolinians (and many in other Southern/Eastern states) are focusing our attention on a bad winter storm. You are either anticipating it or are in the middle of the storm.
I hope you have electricity! Pray for each other through this storm and pray for the public service workers who are trying their best to help all of us. Pray for those who serve as police, fire personnel, EMS teams and other emergency workers. Pray for those who are working outdoors to repair the power lines. Pray for disaster relief workers who volunteer to help a lot of people in crisis times.
If you are homebound in the storm and you have electricity please let the Biblical Recorder’s website bring you up to date on some very important news items. This week’s Biblical Recorder may arrive at your home a few days late due to the winter weather, so be sure you see our lead story. The annual Evangelism Conference is going to be a home run this year! Please read this story, circle the date, reserve the day and be at Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh on Monday, Feb. 24!
Following last week's National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., much has been written about the president’s speech. Religious liberty is a core value of Baptists. My perspective is in this week’s editorial. Read it here. Watch for more stories on the subject of religious liberty. This is not a small matter.