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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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Summer Camp from Hell: Children Behind Fences

By Mitch Randall | June 27, 2019

How we treat children – any child – reveals the moral conscience of our culture. When we separate children from their parents, place them in cages, imprison them at military bases and withhold services, we have lost our souls.

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Cultivating 6 Spiritual Ecosystems for the Future

By Mitch Randall | June 20, 2019

Faced with shrinking resources and dwindling loyalty, many denominational entities have settled into survival mode. However, we can still cultivate future spiritual ecosystems from the incubator of history. Here are 6.

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Church, We Have a Problem: White Patriarchalism

By Mitch Randall | June 14, 2019

The U.S. church needs a reality check. For 2,000 years, the Western church has been dominated by a white European patriarchy that has created a self-perpetuating system for a favored class. But there’s hope. A new dawn is rising.

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The Power of Productive Dialogue

By Mitch Randall | June 6, 2019

The church is at their best when we dialogue with respect, humility and love. That’s why EthicsDaily is a safe place for difficult and critical conversations while encouraging sojourners who disagree to be contributing columnists.

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Calling the Faithful Few

By Mitch Randall | May 30, 2019

EthicsDaily seeks to address the world’s most critical concerns. Working alongside outstanding partners and remarkable individuals, we are diligently working for social justice and a better tomorrow. And your support is the key.

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My Journey to Full Inclusion of LGBTQ Christians

By Mitch Randall | May 23, 2019

I have come to the conclusion that the church should not hinder LGBTQ Christians from full inclusion into the body as God made them. However, I have not always held this conviction. Here’s my journey.

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Mr. Vice President, It’s About Your Interpretation

By Mitch Randall | May 16, 2019

VP Mike Pence warned graduates they’d be ridiculed for defending the Bible’s teachings. By claiming “martyr status,” he is attempting to lay claim that his interpretation of Scripture is somehow canonized and infallible.

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The Final Kick, But a Kick Toward the Future

By Mitch Randall | May 9, 2019

Many criticize younger generations as perpetually lazy, overly sensitive and naïve. Nothing could be further from the truth. The church should start listening to them and begin to encourage their leadership.

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No Neutral Ground: Christians Must Oppose Rising Anti-Semitism

By Mitch Randall | May 2, 2019

Anti-Semitism is on the rise. Goodwill Christians, committed to the common good and human decency, must stand against anti-Semitism and any form of discrimination, including Islamophobia, homophobia and xenophobia.

The Gardener and the Garden

By Mitch Randall | April 25, 2019

This planet is God’s garden, and God is the Gardener. Sadly, humans have continued to thwart the Gardener and position themselves as “owners” of the land when we are merely caretakers. We must embrace a theology of creation-care.