Editor’s Desk

This We Believe II

Greetings BA Readers, Special thanks to the new GC Communications Director, Jamin Teran, for cutting this video promotion with me for the new adult quarterly: Part 2 of the This We Believe Series. We’re looking forward to more video promos to come. Watch and enjoy. Jason Overman, Editor

A Special BA!

Greetings Dear Readers, The new digital BA is uploaded and ready for you to read, download or listen to. See the quick links to the September-October 2022 issue below. Remember that at BAOnline the BA is just a click away! This is a very special Bible Advocate. The theme for this edition is “The People […]

THE NEW AUDIO BA IS HERE!

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 […]

2023 Bible Advocate Theme(s)

2023 Bible Advocate Theme: “Come and See” I am excited to announce a new theme for the Bible Advocate in 2023. Jesus invited would-be disciples to “come and see” (John 1:39). He still bids us to “come and see” today. But when we follow after Jesus, what is revealed? What do we see and experience? The […]

NEW Quarterly Series Announced

NEW Quarterly Series Announced I am excited to announce our Sabbath school series on Spiritual Formation for 2023. This adult Bible study series comes to you by request. Over the last year, I’ve asked church leaders and teachers what kind of material they needed from the Bible Advocate Press. The overwhelming response was for lessons […]

Brother Calvin Burrell

With much sadness, we announce the death of our dear brother, Elder Calvin Burrell, a great man of God. His wife, Sister Barbara Burrell shared, “Calvin passed away peacefully, surrounded by our children and grandchildren at 9:30pm on June 29 in our home. He passed as we were singing ‘The steadfast love of the Lord […]

A Click Away!

Dear Bible Advocate Readers, The May-June BA is out. In this issue, we continue our exploration of “The Gospel” focusing on the Gospel of Jesus Christ! The “good news” we have and must share is not a proposition but a Person – Jesus Christ! He died and rose again, and that changes everything as we […]

New AudioBA is Here!

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!

Easier Than Ever!

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 […]

The Audio BA is Here!

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 […]

New In ’22 – BAP Bible Studies

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 BA Theme Announced!

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 […]

Artios Announces Virtual Summer Session

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!

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 […]

WHAT’S NEW AT THE BAP?

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 […]

First Word – Love Lists

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 […]

First Word – Found or Falling?

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!

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, […]

Fall Support Letter

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 […]

2021 Adult Bible Study Series Announced

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/.

Announcing the 2021 Bible Advocate Theme

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 […]

Faithful Ambassadors

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 […]

A Message from GC President Loren Stacy

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 […]

Watherfalls of Righteousness

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 […]

Download a Free Quarterly from BAP

  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

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 […]

Lord’s Supper is April 7th

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 […]

First Word – Peace and Pieces

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 […]

LeRoy Dais Young Writers Challenge

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 […]

Announcing 2020 Adult Quarterly Series

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 […]