Editor’s Desk

Correction

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 […]

A New Look!

Exciting news about a new look for CG7.

2019 GC Convention

2019 GC Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Apology Regarding Bill Hybels Reference

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 […]

BA Themes

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 […]

Notice on Q3 Quarterlies

June 6, 2018 Dear Sabbath School Teachers, It has been brought to our attention that there is a significant error in the Spanish version of the third quarter adult quarterly (July-September). Lesson 4 was accidentally omitted, and Lesson 3 appears twice. We apologize for the error and inconvenience. We are reprinting the quarterlies and will […]

Support the BA

Click Here To Donate May 2018 Dear BA Reader and Friend, It’s been busy here at Publications. Maybe you’ve noticed. While thousands are benefiting from the Bible Advocate magazine, gospel tracts, and Sabbath school curriculum in print every week, Publications is progressively utilizing new technologies to grow readership, improve efficiency, and increase cost savings. We […]

Joining The Dance

Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure (Psalm 103:21). Here we are “in-between” again. . . . In the most recent Bible Advocate, our theme is the Royal Law. In the July-August BA, out later this month, we’re looking at Christian Living. Sabbath and marriage are two divine […]

Of Pharaoh and Pharmaceuticals

Bondage is no archaic reality; it’s alive and well. This fact has been impressed on me repeatedly this week. First, my daily Bible readings have taken me through the early chapters of Exodus and the last chapters of Galatians. Bondage is a key theme in both. These passages remind us that freedom is God’s gift […]

This We Believe!

This year we're taking a look at the twelve statements of faith found in "This We Believe". Join us as we examine our creed with conviction and humility.

Week 53: Sabbath School Lesson

Dear Fellow Bible Students, It has come to my attention that some of our adult Sabbath school classes are coming up a week short in quarterly lessons due to 53 Sabbaths in ’16. If this is the case at your local church, BAP has developed a convenient supplemental and concluding lesson for December 30, 2017. This […]

Fall Fundraiser Letter

Donate to Bible Advocate Dear BA Reader and Friend, As I sit to write this fall support letter, I am reflecting over my first two years in the editor’s chair. What a rewarding journey! My mind struggles to wrap itself around all that our small BA team has accomplished. It’s not that my two years […]

We Believe in Miracles!

Attention BA Readers!  I’m excited to announce a new Bible Advocate feature for 2018 that requires your participation. We’re calling it “We Believe In Miracles,” a page where people can read about the amazing power of God in things only He could do. We invite you to submit a personal testimony of such an event […]

More Than Protest

The BA team is wrapping up their work on the final issue of 2017. It’s off to press in a few days, and you should have it — “Soli Deo Gloria,” last in our Reformation 500 Sola series — by the end of the month. Speaking of this month, in October 500 years ago Martin […]

Why A Body?

Is Facebook “the new church”? With its 2 billion monthly users rivaling the size of global Christianity, its cofounder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, thinks so. In a recent speech, the god of social media claimed that his technological behemoth offers “purpose” and “community” as church membership sinks. The claim is bogus, of course. As pastor […]

Sweeter Than Honey

A few years ago I asked a church friend if he wanted to partner with me on a beehive. I approached Don because he’d worked bees in North Dakota years earlier and I was only a novice, eager to learn more about bees and harvest my own honey. I love honey! Don warned it would […]

For Sarah’s Sake

With the May-June Sola Fide issue in readers’ hands and the July-August Sola Gratia edition wrapping up, I’m thinking today about the inseparable union of grace and faith, particularly witnessed in the first family of faith, Abraham and Sarah. Paul writes more than once about this couple. They are crucial figures in his exposition of […]

Word & Faith

Greetings Bible Advocate readers! I hope you’re enjoying this year’s twin Reforming-Transforming theme. You’ve already received the March-April “Sola Scriptura” issue, and the May-June “Sola Fide” BA is off to the press and heading to the post office (and Internet) in two weeks. That puts us at the halfway mark — already — for our […]

Which Word?

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14, NASB). As January turns into February, we are halfway between the Solo Christo issue, already in your hands, and the Sola Scriptura issue, which is […]

Post-Truth

Have you heard the news? Oxford Dictionaries has selected post-truth as its 2016 Word of the Year. What does this compound word mean? Definition: relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief. Though coined in the early 1990’s, usage apparently […]

Reforming-Transforming

 The year 2016 and its “Equip for Discipleship” theme is a wrap! All of us at the BAP hope that you were encouraged and challenged by our year-long exploration of the “Ones” of Ephesians 4:4-6. We will continue building on these seven singular foundations in the coming year. In fact, the January-February issue will be […]

The Glorious Body

In five months I turn 50. Pondering that big, fat number makes me consider that this aging body of mine could be in much better shape. Dr. Justice, our family practitioner, tells me that my blood pressure is climbing. So is my blood sugar. And my cholesterol. I can tell by my belt that the […]

Quicken Us, Lord!

The “One Spirit” Bible Advocate was published a month ago. The “One Body” issue is coming in another month. I can’t wait for you to see it! But here in the middle, while we wait, I’m pondering how the first issue informs the second. Spirit is essential for body. Where would the body of Christ […]

Support the Bible Advocate in 2016

Donate to Bible Advocate   Dear BA Reader and Friend, As I write this annual fundraising letter to you, outside my window a spring storm is passing over my valley, the rain is falling steadily, and a hundred shades of green are soaking it up and bursting with new life. How richly God blesses us: […]

Disciples Together

I feel a little like Apostle Paul on his third missionary journey, leaving Philippi after the Days of Unleavened Bread and hurrying to Jerusalem in hopes of arriving there by Pentecost (Acts 20:6-16). OK, so I said I only feel a little like Paul. Here at home it’s not been as exciting as in the […]