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Picking out a Mother’s Day gift can be a challenge. That’s why we’re presenting a whole range of gift ideas to choose from. These resources will help the mom in your life deepen her Bible study—a gift that will make a lifelong difference.

Pick the gift that’s right for her

Womens Bible Study Bundle1. Women’s Bible Studies Bundle

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The Women’s Bible Studies Bundle offers practical, sound biblical advice for women.

Use coupon code MOMSDAY13 at checkout through May 13.

2. Marriage and Family Bundle

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The Marriage and Family Bundle’s rewarding, practical titles will give her guidance on marriage and parenting.

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3 Reasons You Should Get to Know Mary

Mary Devoted to God's PlanIf we’re truly honest, few of us would want to fill Mary’s shoes in real life. Being an unwed mother is no easy task in our society; in Mary’s culture, it could merit the death penalty. Yet when Gabriel burst into Mary’s home and announced the risky role God had chosen her for, she not only accepted—she sang, proclaiming herself blessed among women.

Perhaps this is why, when we think of Mary, we struggle to see her as anything other than the mother of Jesus. As we watch her unflinchingly scrap her own hopes and aspirations in service to God, we subconsciously elevate her as someone whose selflessness and grace are so far beyond our own experience that she can’t serve as a realistic role model.

But the Gospels tell a different story. They portray a young woman who sacrificed everything to become God’s servant, yet struggled in ways that feel strikingly familiar. Here are three reasons Mary is someone you should get to know.

1. She made mistakes

Any parent who has accidentally driven off without their child can take comfort, knowing they’re in good company. Imagine what Mary must have felt when she realized that she and Joseph had left Jesus—God’s Son—behind in Jerusalem after the Passover celebrations. It took her three days of frantic searching to locate him. Continue Reading…

Free Book of the Month: Horae Homileticae, Galatians to Ephesians

Horae HomileticaeCharles Simeon’s Horae Homileticae, Volume 17: Galatians to Ephesians is free during the month of May! Get yours now.

Charles Simeon (1759–1836) was a well-known evangelical clergyman. His most notable work, Horae Homileticae, is a collection of sermons published in 1832 to benefit the next generation of young pastors.

“[Horae Homileticae] is the best place to go for researching Simeon’s theology. You can find his views on almost every key text in the Bible. . . . What Simeon experienced in the word was remarkable. And it is so utterly different from the counsel that we receive today that it is worth looking at carefully.” —John Piper

When you download volume 17 of Horae Homileticae, you’ll get 12 chapters of scholarly, spiritually rich insight into Galatians and Ephesians. Simeon breaks down the Scriptures chapter by chapter, which allows his exposition to focus on the books’ important themes: the fruits of the Spirit, freedom through Christ, and more.

“Be Bible Christians, not systems Christians.” —Charles Simeon (click to tweet)

Download Simeon’s Horae Homileticae, Galations to Ephesians today! Then enter to win the entire Horae Homileticae commentary.

Have a quote or another work by Charles Simeon that you’d like to share or recommend? Let us know in the comments!

Logos 5: National Camp Logos June 26-28

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

Our National Camp Logos, June 26–28, is rapidly approaching. Each year in June, Logos users from around the globe assemble in Bellingham, WA (home of Logos Bible Software) for extended training, tours of Logos’ headquarters, interaction with Logos leadership, and fellowship around the Word.

This year is even more special because we’re presenting the Camp Combo: Camps 1 and 2, back to back, which you can read more about here.

What’s more, Dr. Warren Gage from Knox Theological Seminary is teaching DM831, “Gospel Hermeneutics,” right before Camp Logos, which means that if you enroll in the Knox/Logos DMin program, you can earn credit both for this course and for the Camp Combo. Registration is separate from Camp Logos. Continue Reading…

New Extended Hours and Saturday Sales!

New Hours May 4We’re extending our hours!

We want contacting Logos to be as convenient as possible. So for another 17 hours a week, we’ll be available to take your calls!

Our sales and customer service teams are now available Monday–Saturday, 6 a.m.6 p.m. (Pacific Time).

Take advantage of Saturday savings all May long

To kick off these new hours, we’re planning some exciting Saturday-only sales. Call or email us every Saturday in May to hear about the 10 new one-day sales.

Among today’s deals, we’re offering special sales on:

BDAG/HALOT Bundle

Regularly $274.95   Today only $249.95

Widely recognized as the authority for biblical Greek and Hebrew, the combined BDAG/HALOT integrates seamlessly with the rest of your resources. All Scripture references appear on mouseover and link to the Greek and Hebrew texts, as well as the English translations in your library. You can customize your library to automatically open BDAG or HALOT whenever you double-click a Greek or Hebrew word in any of your resources. Continue Reading…

Augustine vs. Luther: Sexuality and Marriage

Augustine Versus Luther on Sin Sexuality and Salvation

Augustine and Luther agreed on many things, but the different ways they understood the first sin, its consequences, and its remedy continue to shape Protestant beliefs about sexuality and marriage.

Augustine and Luther’s diverging beliefs

For Augustine, in the late 300s and early 400s, the original sin of pride produced lust, which could be defeated through chastity. From him, the church inherited a sexuality shrouded in shame.

Luther saw original sin as unbelief, which led to pride—epitomized, in his view, by the Roman Catholic Church of the 1500s. For Luther, marriage was the remedy for self-righteous pride, and from him the church inherited an exaltation of marriage and sexuality.

Augustine fought personal issues stemming from his promiscuous pre-conversion lifestyle. His youthful lust drove him to find a lifetime of salvation in his relationship with Christ. He also battled two heretical groups and walked a tightrope of rhetoric. Forced to maintain the precarious balance between them, he didn’t pursue his theology far enough to reach an esteem for marriage and sexuality. Continue Reading…

Theology in Conflict: Remembering Barth and Van Til

This week, we celebrate the birthdays of two of the twentieth century’s most significant theological minds: Karl Barth and Cornelius Van Til. Although they were theological adversaries, they were both men of faith who exercised enormous influence over the contours of theology in Europe, North America, and beyond.

Save $50 through May 11 on the 40-volume Works of Cornelius Van Til with coupon code VANTIL13 and Barth’s Church Dogmatics with coupon code BARTH13.

karl barthKarl Barth

Born on May 10, 1886, Barth was trained as a pastor but schooled in German Protestant Liberalism. However his time as a pastor during the First World War caused him to reject his theological upbringing for a theology based upon God’s dialectical revelation. Barth first made a name for himself with his commentary The Epistle to the Romans, but it wasn’t until his unfinished 10,000-plus-page Church Dogmatics that Barth articulated the full breadth of his dogmatic vision.

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Christ Is Risen! The Eastern Orthodox Celebration of Pascha

Easter (or “Pascha,” the Greek word for “Passover”) has yet to come for the Orthodox Church. While many Christians celebrated on March 31, a full five weeks separate the celebrations this year—Pascha takes place this Sunday, May 5. Let’s take a brief look at not only the history behind these differences, but also the manner in which Eastern Christians celebrate the Lord’s resurrection.

The dating of Easter has always been a complicated issue, going all the way back to the second century. At that time, the main divide was between those who celebrated on precisely the 14th day of Nisan (the Jewish Passover) and those who celebrated on the Sunday following the 14th of Nisan. This variance came to a head at the first Council of Nicaea (AD 325), when that assembly of bishops decided to regulate the celebration to always occur on a Sunday, or what had come to be called “the Day of the Lord” (Rev. 1:10).

A 19-year cycle of celestial calculations was developed, and this cycle, connected with the Julian calendar, has remained in use in the East. An 84-year cycle came to be used in the Western half of the empire, and so the first discrepancy (since the first Council of Nicaea) began to occur. With the assistance of the best astronomers and scientists of the time, Pope Gregory XIII revised the Julian calendar in 1582 in order to improve its accuracy. A reform of the Western lunar calendar—connected with the dating of Easter—also occurred. Continue Reading…

Save $400 on the NICOT/NICNT!

the-new-international-commentary-on-the-old-and-new-testamentThis month only, you can use coupon code NICOTNT to save $400 on the New International Commentary on the Old and New Testament!

The NICOT/NICNT is one of the most respected commentary sets in the world. Many of its volumes have become classics in their own right:

  • F. F. Bruce’s commentary on Acts
  • Douglas Moo’s commentary on Romans
  • Gordon Fee’s commentary on 1 Corinthians
  • Bruce K. Waltke’s commentary on Proverbs
  • Leon Morris’ commentary on John
  • And more

But because it’s so prestigious, it doesn’t go on sale often. That’s why this sale is a big deal. Ordinarily you’d pay $1,699.95, but with coupon code NICOTNT, you’ll put $400 back in your pocket. In fact, with the special sale price and a payment plan, you’re looking at monthly payments of just $113.33. Continue Reading…

One Day Only: Save on Resources for Prayer

 

National Day of Prayer

An Exposition on PrayerToday is the National Day of Prayer: a day of unified prayer for our communities and each other. In honor of the day, we’re offering a 25% discount on An Exposition on Prayer in the Bible—that’s $40 off the original price. Use coupon code PRAYER2013 to receive your discount.

In An Exposition on Prayer, James E. Rosscup teaches about the importance of praying without ceasing, thanking God through prayer, praying prayers that are saturated in God’s Word, and more. This five-volume collection gives insight into the importance and power of prayer.

Get more powerful prayer resources

We’re also offering a 10% discount on the following resources. Use coupon code NDOP2013 to receive your discount.

NavPress Prayer Collection (4 vols.)

Study topics such as praying through the Holy Spirit, praying as a leader, and empowering children to pray with faith. Whether you’re looking to pray for those around you as a pastor, as a parent, or as a friend, you’ll find practical, scriptural encouragement to improve your prayer life. Continue Reading…