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Meet Mitch Randall

Randall holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern State University, a Master of Divinity with biblical languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

He is an Oklahoma native who served previously as pastor of NorthHaven Church in Norman, Oklahoma, from 2006 to 2017, and before that served churches in Nickerson, Kansas; North Richland Hills, Texas; and Bedford, Texas. He appeared in the 2009 documentary, "Different Books, Common Word: Baptists and Muslims."

"Mitch Randall brings experience, energy and vision to the leadership position of BCE," said Suzii Paynter, executive coordinator at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. "Picking up a strong legacy, he will forge a new bright future for BCE."

Randall is committed to upholding Baptist traditions while building ecumenical relationships with other Christians and other people of faith.

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Articles by Mitch Randall

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I Am the Dream

By Mitch Randall | October 18, 2019

While Arkansas Baptist College empowers the next generation of young black leaders, the reality persists that the world they enter will not welcome them as equals nor treat them as peers. That reality should make Christians cringe.

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Be Kind

By Mitch Randall | October 10, 2019

Former President George W. Bush and Ellen DeGeneres showed us that political disagreement doesn’t mean disregarding each other’s humanity. If we follow their example, this world can be a kinder and more peaceful place to live.

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How You Can Make a Social Justice Investment

By Mitch Randall | October 3, 2019

EthicsDaily will continue to address the most pertinent issues, share illuminating stories and use the latest technology to deliver timely information and biblically based resources. Your support keeps that mission moving forward.

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Trump First, America Second, Jesus as a Prop

By Mitch Randall | September 30, 2019

President Trump sold voters with the ‘America First’ slogan that his every decision would be for America’s best interests. However, his rhetoric and behavior reveal his number-one priority has always been his self-interest.

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Greta Thunberg: Teen Prophet

By Mitch Randall | September 26, 2019

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg at the UN condemned preceding generations and current leaders, challenging them to immediately address and act on climate change. She joins other teens who are speaking out on crucial issues.

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In the Darkness, Search for Hope

By Mitch Randall | September 19, 2019

Clergy are so busy ministering and offering hope to others, they quickly find themselves isolated and alone. Here are 10 ways your church can ensure the good mental health of your pastor. Make sure you minister to your minister.

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Brexit, Globalization and Gospel

By Mitch Randall | September 12, 2019

Implementing Brexit illustrates what happens when we give in to populists’ fears about the world and reject global community and cooperation. Even Jesus eschewed the isolationists of his day and embraced a global vision.

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Privatizing Public Schools Opens School Doors to Corruption

By Mitch Randall | August 29, 2019

Efforts to privatize public schools undermine the nature of a democratic government, replacing the sacred ideals of equality and shared fortunes with economic privilege and greed. The door to education must be open to all equally.

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Forest Fires and New Life

By Mitch Randall | August 22, 2019

A forest fire seems to be a picture of destruction, but unseen seeds are being planted for new life to spring up. So too must the church allow the divine fires to consume our old ways in order for God’s new seeds to be planted.

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Theological Malpractice Stands Culpable in Sexual Abuse

By Mitch Randall | August 15, 2019

Patriarchalism is a common thread running through church sexual abuse cases. Any theological conviction and practice that harbors abusers and vilifies victims should be truthfully regarded for what it is: theological malpractice.