November December 2022

The Result of Hope

I love to tell the story; Tis pleasant to repeat What seems each time I tell it, More wonderfully sweet. . . . I love to tell the story; For those who know it best Seem hungering and thirsting To hear it like the rest. And when, in scenes of glory, I sing the new, […]

Fish and Chips

We were hungry and excited. The catering truck had come to Missoula, Montana! We showed up in the parking lot and got in line to place our order. The line kept getting longer as people flocked to get their fish and chips. Freshly cooked, with a little salt and vinegar, fish and chips is one […]

Hope

There is nothing like living in hell, but there is something close to it: incarceration. In my hell, where I’d lived since the winter of 2014, there was, as Dante understood, no hope. People think the worst part of a life lived in the concrete jungle is the violence. They are wrong. The worst part […]

How to Finish

I have always been afraid of not finishing what I start. As early as age eleven, I worried that I could not say with Paul, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7). How did Paul remain faithful through more than thirty years of […]

A Man After God’s Own Heart

“But now your kingdom shall not endure. The Lord has sought out for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you” (1 Samuel 13:14). King David is described in Scripture as “a man after God’s own […]

“You are My Witnesses”

One of the clearest identifying marks of God’s people has always been their call to carry the gospel into all the world. As a result, we are all familiar with the Great Commission verses of the New Testament — passages like Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15; and Acts 1:8 that lay out the gospel purpose and […]

Fractals

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory (1 Corinthians 2:7, 8). When I was a young teenager, I […]

Are You a Leader in the Church?

THIS ISSUE

Digital PDF: English / Spanish B&W: English / Spanish Web Version ARTICLES 4 “You are My Witnesses” | R. Herbert 7 A Man After God’s Own Heart | Cindy Arora 8 How to Finish | Jonathon Hicks 12 Hope | Leo Cardez 14 Fish and Chips | Mike Wallace 18 The Result of Hope | Brian Franks […]

New AudioBA!

Greetings BA readers…and listeners. The new AudioBA is uploaded and ready for a listen. Find it here: https://baonline.org/podcast/ep-006-november-december-2022/ This completes our first full year (6 episodes) of the AudioBA in English. I’m excited to announce that the Spanish AudioBA is coming soon. Stay tuned and hopefully you’ll be able to listen to it in the […]

doesn’t the Bible say that I have a home in heaven (2 Corinthians 5:1)?

I understand the concept of “soul sleep,” but doesn’t the Bible say that I have a home in heaven (2 Corinthians 5:1)?   The belief that we go to heaven when we die is widespread within Christianity and without it. This in itself illuminates a truth buried in every human heart, that there must be […]