Jason Overman

More Than Protest

The BA team is wrapping up their work on the final issue of 2017. It’s off to press in a few days, and you should have it — “Soli Deo Gloria,” last in our Reformation 500 Sola series — by the end of the month. Speaking of this month, in October 500 years ago Martin […]

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What Redemption Means for Followers of Christ

Why A Body?

Is Facebook “the new church”? With its 2 billion monthly users rivaling the size of global Christianity, its cofounder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, thinks so. In a recent speech, the god of social media claimed that his technological behemoth offers “purpose” and “community” as church membership sinks. The claim is bogus, of course. As pastor […]

Sweeter Than Honey

A few years ago I asked a church friend if he wanted to partner with me on a beehive. I approached Don because he’d worked bees in North Dakota years earlier and I was only a novice, eager to learn more about bees and harvest my own honey. I love honey! Don warned it would […]

For Sarah’s Sake

With the May-June Sola Fide issue in readers’ hands and the July-August Sola Gratia edition wrapping up, I’m thinking today about the inseparable union of grace and faith, particularly witnessed in the first family of faith, Abraham and Sarah. Paul writes more than once about this couple. They are crucial figures in his exposition of […]

God Forbid!

How else are we to relate to our Creator and Redeemer than by faith? Do we possess something — something other than faith — that recommends us to our Lord and Savior? If we stand at all, we stand by faith only, naked and empty handed before the great God Almighty. Faith changes everything! Jesus […]

Faith Digs

Faith Digs   Full House Stuffed with Crowd Faith dug its way Through roof and reed Dangerous, Audacious, Inconvenient Faith He completed it with healing Both obvious And obscured – Lisa M. Luciano

Word & Faith

Greetings Bible Advocate readers! I hope you’re enjoying this year’s twin Reforming-Transforming theme. You’ve already received the March-April “Sola Scriptura” issue, and the May-June “Sola Fide” BA is off to the press and heading to the post office (and Internet) in two weeks. That puts us at the halfway mark — already — for our […]

Which Word?

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14, NASB). As January turns into February, we are halfway between the Solo Christo issue, already in your hands, and the Sola Scriptura issue, which is […]

Post-Truth

Have you heard the news? Oxford Dictionaries has selected post-truth as its 2016 Word of the Year. What does this compound word mean? Definition: relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief. Though coined in the early 1990’s, usage apparently […]