Announcing the 2021 Bible Advocate Theme

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2021 Bible Advocate Theme:

Faithful

Hello, writers and readers of the Bible Advocate magazine! It is time to announce our theme for 2021. In line with the General Conference convention, our focus will be “Faithful.” Unlike recent years, we’ve decided not to have sub-themes for each of our six annual issues. This is good news for our writers: You are free to submit an article on any subject of your choosing. Take the opportunity to share a testimony, a study, a reflection, or a poem from a Christ-centered and Bible-based perspective.

“Faithful” is our overarching theme for the year, but examining this glorious, powerful word is limitless. It spans the grace and truth of our Lord God and our responsive relationship with Him. Faithful then refers first to God. Like Jeremiah, we are living in troublesome times, but as the prophet humbly confessed at Israel’s lowest moment, we, too, look to our Lord:

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22, 23, NKJV).

But faithful refers to us too. Having experienced God’s faithfulness in Jesus Christ, we must respond to Him in kind: “As servants of Christ . . . it is required in stewards that one be found faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:1, 2, NKJV).

It’s our desire to be found faithful in this time and place. We invite you to join us in encouraging all BA readers to embrace and embody this wonderful word in 2021.

— Jason Overman, Editor

2021 Bible Advocate Issues and Deadlines

January-February
Submission deadline: October 16, 2020

March-April
Submission deadline: December 14, 2020

May-June
Submission deadline: February 15, 2021

July-August
Submission deadline: April 16, 2021

September-October
Submission deadline: June 14, 2021

November-December
Submission deadline: August 16, 2021

Submit your article in a Word document, with name and contact information included, to bibleadvocate@cog7.org or jason.overman@cog7.org.

2021 Theme Flyer (PDF download)

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Jason Overman is Editor of Publications of the Bible Advocate Press. After 24 years in the publishing industry (in sales and management) with the Harrison Daily Times, Jason left his general manager’s position to join the BAP family in 2015. He has served in ministry for 30 years and currently pastors the Church of God (Seventh Day) in Jasper, Arkansas, with his wife, Stephanie, and two children, Tabitha and Isaac. Jason enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading theology, playing his guitar, and taking in the beautiful Ozark Mountains he calls home.