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July-August 2015

BA Extras This Issue’s Poet SHINE Report Read it online now, or download the PDF in English or Spanish.

This issue’s freelance writers

Thomas Engel  (“Life is Good Today,” p. 20) has had many articles published in such publications as Seek, Evangel, Christian Digest, Hiway News, and The Storyteller. He lives in Gurnee, IL.   Sandra H. Bounds (“Harvest,” p. 25) has been published in Evangel, Sacred Journey, Time of Singing, and other publications, including many literary journals. […]

State of the Church Address

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that, though this address normally focuses on the state of the church over the past two years, I find myself thinking of the past eighteen. I am remembering convention week 1997 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Among other happenings, Church Renewal Ministries was challenging the Church to spiritual renewal and […]

2016 Bible Advocate Themes

Year theme: “Equip for Discipleship”   In Matthew 28:16-20, the Great Commission calls Jesus’ disciples to go and make disciples. This command involves following Jesus as Savior and Lord and learning to obey and embody all that He has commanded. In Ephesians 4:11-13; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17, Paul writes that God has given apostles, prophets, evangelists, […]

May-June 2015

BA extras: This Issue’s Poet Viewpoint Responses More on the Sabbath The Paradox of Isaiah 58 – Israel Steinmetz Sabbath Acts – Jason Overman Theology of the Sabbath – D. L. Gouldbourne Read it online now, or download the PDF in English or Spanish.

Shine Completes 10th Mission

  People generally need to know first that you care — before they care what you know. SHINE Medical & Dental missions first treat people’s physical conditions, and then, Lord willing, spiritual needs are met. The missions follow James 1:22’s advice: “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own […]

March-April 2015

BA extras: This Issue’s Poet Remembering LeRoy Dais Tribute to LeRoy Dais Read it online now, or download the PDF in English or Spanish

Viewpoint Responses

The two articles in the BA of a passionate appeal by Elder Loren Stacy and Elder Whaid Rose on the future structure of the Church in the US is of much interest to all of us outside the US. The greatest question that seems to be asked by all of us is why the Church […]

Theology of the Sabbath

  Our eternal God was the first Sabbath observer. He who rested on that first seventh day was also the Designer and Maker of all things for His good pleasure. Prior to the assembly with Israel at Mount Sinai, the self-existent Lord [Yahweh], whose nature is holy, ordained that one day in the weekly cycle […]

Sabbath Acts

  Oftentimes we tend to define the Christian life more by what we don’t do rather than what we do do. It’s understandable, as God often does the same. At Sinai He told Israel not to kill or commit adultery. On another mountaintop Jesus went even further. He commanded His disciples not to be angry […]