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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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Christianity at a Crossroads: Is Another Schism Inevitable?

By Mitch Randall | January 16, 2020

Unable to find common ground on LGBTQ ordination and the church’s response to same-sex marriage, the United Methodist Church is expected to split. The split might be revealing a larger division emerging within Christianity.

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Aesop’s Wars: Do Presidents Cry Wolf?

By Mitch Randall | January 8, 2020

The decision for any president to engage in warlike actions should be taken with great caution and wisdom. Yet our presidents seem to be falling into a pattern of crying wolf when it comes to clear evidence for warlike actions.

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On New Path of 2020, We Will Discover Bright Lights of Hope

By Mitch Randall | January 2, 2020

While we should never forget the past, we should not dwell on it either. With another year behind us, we must look toward the future through courageous and optimistic eyes. Here are my hopeful possibilities for 2020.

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Baptists of the Year 2019: Amanda Tyler and Jorge Zapata

By Mitch Randall | December 27, 2019’s board of directors announced the Baptist of the Year 2019 will be awarded to two amazing people. One for her work to combat Christian nationalism; the other for his ministry to immigrants at our southern border.

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How Will You React to Christmas’ Special Delivery?

By Mitch Randall | December 20, 2019

’Tis the season when special deliveries are arriving on front porches all across the US, more than 2.5 billion last year. As Christmas quickly approaches, let us remember the special delivery of that day long ago.

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Impeachment: Trump is NOT Jesus

By Mitch Randall | December 19, 2019

During the impeachment debate, US Rep. Barry Loudermilk said President Trump received fewer rights than Jesus before Pilate. Here are 3 reasons such rhetoric, infusing religious narrative into a legal debate, is disturbing.

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EthicsDaily 2019: Overflowing with Moments to Cherish

By Mitch Randall | December 12, 2019

It’s been a busy and productive year at EthicsDaily. When good people engage in good work, we can change the world for the common good. As we review some of the highlights, we ask you to consider an end-of-year contribution.

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Why Biblical Peace Creates Both Divisions and Solidarity

By Mitch Randall | December 5, 2019

Biblical peace promotes divine justice in an attempt to bring wholeness and egalitarianism to broken systems. Even Jesus, who pursued peace for those abandoned by the elite, acknowledged he came not to bring peace, but a sword.

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Danger to Faith and Democracy: The Divine Right of Politicians

By Mitch Randall | November 27, 2019

The divine right of kings is being repackaged today by politicians attempting to advocate for God’s endorsement upon their policies and candidates. However, proclaiming such a right is dangerous for both our faith and democracy.

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How You Can Embrace Spirit of Generosity on Giving Tuesday

By Mitch Randall | November 21, 2019

EthicsDaily is embracing the spirit of generosity on Giving Tuesday (Dec. 3). We will forward 20% of every donation received that day to support Fellowship Southwest’s work with churches on the border ministering to refugees.