Greetings BA readers (and listeners!). We’re still a few days away from uploading the new May-June BA, but the AudioBA version is up now. Listen here: https://baonline.org/podcast/ep-003-may-june-2022/ and enjoy!
Did you know that the Bible Advocate is going to be 160 years old next year? What a legacy! It’s been an honor and pleasure to have served as the editor for almost seven of those many years. We have come a long way since the US Civil War era in which the BA was […]
Thanks to the initiative and volunteer work of two CoG7 college students, the Bible Advocate Press has realized a longtime dream of producing an audio Bible Advocate. Now that vision has become reality. We are excited to present the AudioBA with the first issue of 2022 (English only). It’s a full 93 minutes of content […]
The New Year is here and so is the new adult bible study series from BAP on evangelism and discipleship. This four-part series covers the topics of personal witnessing, home group evangelism, and the teachings of the Church of God (Seventh Day). These four 13-lesson study guides are available in paper and digital editions and […]
2022 Bible Advocate Theme: “Living the Gospel” Our world has no shortage of bad news today. We do not need to list here all the examples we’ve seen the last few years; we’ve experienced them! But for all the bad news, there is good news as well, and Christians are ambassadors of it. Indeed, the […]
Where Do We Go From Here? Helping the Post-COVID Church Redefine Itself and Its Mission Artios Christian College Virtual Summer Session August 26-29, 2021 Artios Christian College is pleased to announce its first virtual Summer Session with the following features: Eight-plus hours of training spread out over four days — to accommodate participants’ busy schedules […]
Support the Bible Advocate! What a year the last twelve months have been! We’ve endured much, but despite all of the challenges, God has been faithful. We’re still here “because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning” (Lamentations 3:22, 23). And we thank you, our readers, for being faithful as well through your […]
Dear Brothers and Sisters, With our new digital press, the Bible Advocate Press is excited to provide on-demand printing. We are expanding our library of readily available curriculum and literature at our online store. This is excellent material for family devotion, Sabbath school and personal study, and most titles are available in Spanish. View our […]
Lovely Lists Are you a list maker? I’m not, but my wife, Steph, and kids are. I asked my daughter why she likes lists, and her instant answer was “They help me plan, organize, and recall my goals.” Wow! That’s a good list right there. Maybe it’s why Steph makes sure I have one when […]
Found or Falling? It’s 2021, and I bet you are as ready to leave 2020 behind as I am. But a new year doesn’t mean a new world. The confused, chaotic forces unveiled last year are challenges that remain. Our theme for this year is “Faithful.” We ask, what does it mean to be faithful […]
The Winners! We are excited to announce the winners of the LeRoy Dais Young Writers Challenge. In first place, and published in the Nov-Dec issue, is a tie that goes to the brother and sister duo of Elise (14) and Micah Keim (16). They are the children of Jason and Amanda Keim of the Hammondville, […]
Dear BA Reader and Friend, I hope this fall support letter finds you and yours safe and well. What a year it has been! I can’t recall one as calamitous as this in my lifetime — and we still have three more months to go! As one crisis mounts upon another and this world seems […]
I’m excited to announce the 2021 Adult Bible Studies Series. The Bible Advocate Press family is praying that this brand new series on the “Faithful” theme will edify and encourage the church of God. To receive quarterly BAP Bible Studies, for personal, family, small group, and congregational discipleship, create a standing order at https://cog7.org/online-store/.
2021 Bible Advocate Theme: Faithful Hello, writers and readers of the Bible Advocate magazine! It is time to announce our theme for 2021. In line with the General Conference convention, our focus will be “Faithful.” Unlike recent years, we’ve decided not to have sub-themes for each of our six annual issues. This is good news […]
We are called to be ambassadors for Christ. We know that. But what might it mean in this season of COVID and change? Make no mistake, we are living in the end. If not The End, an end. Hinges in history — turning points — are tumultuous, but they are also generative. God brings new […]
Dear Brothers and Sisters: The death of George Floyd at the hand of a Minneapolis, Minnesota policeman was brutal, unnecessary, and outrageous. We unequivocally condemn what was done to Mr. Floyd and encourage all members of the Body of Christ to pray for Mr. Floyd’s family and for our community, state or provincial, and national […]
Editor’s Note: This was my original First Word for the May-June BA, written in February before the COVD-19 outbreak. It was replaced with a more timely editorial just prior to publication. Written with “The Ministry” theme in mind, the original is offered to you here as an online exclusive. ….. We have another beautiful cover […]
Dear Brothers and Sisters, With our churches closed and COVID-19 confining us to our homes for the foreseeable future, the Bible Advocate Press is offering a complimentary download of the second quarter adult quarterly in English and Spanish. This quarterly, Prince of Peace, is Part 2 of a four-part series on the ministry of […]
A Message from President Stacy COVID-19 Dear Members & Friends of the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day): As we and the entire world are facing the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, I find guidance from three statements, one by our Lord Jesus Christ and two by the Apostle Paul. Statement 1 […]
Nothing testifies to our unity in Christ like the Lord’s Supper. Many of you are already anticipating our annual service and asking when it will be held. The Church of God (Seventh Day) around the world will be remembering our Lord Jesus Christ and celebrating His redeeming sacrifice on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020. Lord’s Supper […]
Greetings, BA readers! It’s an exciting new year, and we have an exciting new theme to go with it. Following our Great Commission focus last year, 2020 is dedicated to what the apostle Paul called the “ministry of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:14-21). We have all year to explore this profound and demanding text, but here’s […]
The Bible Advocate is excited to announce its first-ever writing contest for young writers. Named in honor of LeRoy Dais, who dedicated himself to the GC Publications ministry and the distribution of God’s Word for nearly sixty years, the contest is one way we can show our commitment to cultivate a new generation of BA […]
Greetings Dear Readers, I’m excited to announce a brand new Adult Quarterly series for 2020 on “The Ministry of Reconciliation” from 2 Corinthians 5. Have a look at the four newly designed covers and find out more details from the series introduction below. In more exciting news, in addition to English and Spanish, the Bible […]
“And, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (KJV). With these words from Jesus, we conclude our Resurrection Commission theme, even if Christ’s Great Commission is just beginning for us (Matthew 28:20b). I do hope that you’ve been challenged and inspired by this yearlong journey. I have. “I […]
2020 BA THEMES ANNUAL THEME: “THE MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION” Greetings readers! I’m excited to announce the 2020 Bible Advocate theme and issue sub-themes. In one of the most profound and exciting passages of Scripture, Paul explains to the church what God has done for us in Christ. Reconciliation restores relationship and is nothing less than “new […]
There is an error on page 23 of the March-April Spanish Bible Advocate. In the second paragraph, the 2019 GC Convention theme is incorrectly identified as “Obligado por el Amor.” It should be “Motivado por su Amor,” as indicated in the page heading. We apologize for any confusion this error has caused. … En la página […]
Exciting news about a new look for CG7.
2019 GC Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The publication schedule for Bible Advocate magazine requires articles to be received by the editor over two months before that issue of the BA arrives in our readers’ hands. Such was the case with my (Loren Stacy’s) “Last Word” article which appears in the September / October issue. This article includes a quotation from Bill […]
2018 BA Themes Annual theme: “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 follow for faith and practice? In 2018, all six issues of the Bible Advocate will be dedicated to examining details of doctrine and lifestyle and why […]