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 … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
Greetings, Bible Advocate readers and writers. I’m happy to announce our 2018 themes.
“This We Believe — Canon and Creed”
We’re a Christ-centered, Spirit-formed, and Bible-based church, but what does that look like specifically? What substantive implications … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
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) … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
The year 2016 and its “Equip for Discipleship” theme is a wrap! All of us at the BAP hope that you were encouraged and challenged by our year-long exploration of the “Ones” of Ephesians 4:4-6. We will continue building on … Read the rest
Dear BA Reader and Friend,
As the year winds down, I’ve been reflecting on the successes of 2016, as well as on the unexpected challenges. Before I get to those, let me thank … Read the rest
In five months I turn 50. Pondering that big, fat number makes me consider that this aging body of mine could be in much better shape. Dr. Justice, our family practitioner, tells me that my blood pressure is climbing. So … Read the rest