Jason Overman

Focus on the Faithful – Mary

You may be wondering which Mary this article is focusing on. You have probably noticed that there are many Marys in the New Testament. At the cross, we are told that “many women” followed Jesus (Matthew 27:55), but of those named, Mary is the most common. John indicates the popularity of the name when his […]

Defiant Faith

Defiant Faith             Oh give me, Lord, a faith unbound By doubts and fears that may assail. Grant me, I pray, a faith that’s more Than what’s behind, or what’s before. A heart that longs to see Your face, A soul unchanged by time or place. Oh give me, Lord, with […]

2022 BA Theme Announced!

2022 Bible Advocate Theme: “Living the Gospel” Our world has no shortage of bad news today. We do not need to list here all the examples we’ve seen the last few years; we’ve experienced them! But for all the bad news, there is good news as well, and Christians are ambassadors of it. Indeed, the […]

Focus on the Faithful – Habakkuk

Habakkuk is a little book written by a little-known prophet. His name might mean “to embrace,” but we aren’t even sure about that. Nor when the obscure book at the back of the Old Testament was written — perhaps during the evil reign of Manasseh, or closer to Babylon’s siege of Jerusalem, from the mid-to-late […]

Artios Announces Virtual Summer Session

Where Do We Go From Here? Helping the Post-COVID Church Redefine Itself and Its Mission Artios Christian College Virtual Summer Session August 26-29, 2021  Artios Christian College is pleased to announce its first virtual Summer Session with the following features: Eight-plus hours of training spread out over four days — to accommodate participants’ busy schedules […]

Focus on the Faithful

The Early Church In the last two issues we’ve looked at the personal faithfulness of two giants of the Old and New Testaments, Abraham and Peter. We have examined the relationship of living faith between individuals and our heavenly Father, but faithfulness is also a communal reality. We are God’s people, so what does a […]

Support the Bible Advocate!

Support the Bible Advocate! What a year the last twelve months have been! We’ve endured much, but despite all of the challenges, God has been faithful. We’re still here “because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning” (Lamentations 3:22, 23). And we thank you, our readers, for being faithful as well through your […]

Focus on the Faithful: Peter

We continue our Focus on the Faithful series with one of the New Testament’s most beloved figures, Simon Peter. We know this lowly fisherman-turned-mighty apostle well. After Jesus, his name is mentioned more times than any other, including Paul’s. Few Bible characters are more exposed before us than Peter is. We see all his flaws […]

WHAT’S NEW AT THE BAP?

Dear Brothers and Sisters, With our new digital press, the Bible Advocate Press is excited to provide on-demand printing. We are expanding our library of readily available curriculum and literature at our online store. This is excellent material for family devotion, Sabbath school and personal study, and most titles are available in Spanish. View our […]

First Word – Love Lists

Lovely Lists Are you a list maker? I’m not, but my wife, Steph, and kids are. I asked my daughter why she likes lists, and her instant answer was “They help me plan, organize, and recall my goals.” Wow! That’s a good list right there. Maybe it’s why Steph makes sure I have one when […]