September October 2022

With You!

A Lord’s Supper reflection. As I prepared for our annual Lord’s Supper service last April, I realized that this year would be my fortieth Supper since my baptism. I pondered the significance of that large number. Like Israel’s forty-year journey through the wilderness to the Promised Land, my own journey of faith has had its […]


Digital PDF: English / Spanish B&W: English / Spanish Web Version ARTICLES 4 Learning from a List | R. Herbert 7 In the Wilderness | Cindy Arora 8 Prodigal Nation | Nathanael Reed 12 Hearing Their Heart | Jeri Stockdale 14 Meek — Like a Warhorse | Marcia Sanders 18 Gospel Image | Loren Gjesdal 20 Revisiting […]


Greetings Bible Advocate readers (and listeners!). The Sept-Oct BA magazine is in the mail and heading your way. The digital magazine will be posted here at BAOnline on Thursday, Sept. 1. But you don’t have to wait to enjoy the new issue: “The People of the Gospel”. Click the link below and listen to the […]

Where does the saying “Be in the world but not of it” come from?

Where does the saying “Be in the world but not of it” come from, and what does it mean?   This familiar expression is derived from Jesus’ prayer for His disciples in John 17: “Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world . . . They are not of […]

Autumn Beauty

Autumn Beauty   Dawn hides and hesitates. Evening light quickly fades   As autumn descends upon The high desert.   Zucchini and tomatoes cling to vines,   Though fronds brown and curl. Vibrant yellow rabbitbrush fades to feathery fluff As blustery winds the tiny parachute-seeds unfurl.   Patches of brilliant orange-red leaves Flame against dark evergreens. Golden […]