What Would the Author of “Amazing Grace” Say about Social Media?

John Newton wrote a beautiful letter to a friend which is called in his collected works, “On Controversy”—because that friend was about to engage in public controversy over Christian doctrine; Newton wanted to give him some scriptural counsel. I have read it 20 times over nearly as many years, and thought of it countless more. In order to more fully get the principles into my own soul—because I, frankly, have not always lived up to them—I have taken the liberty of “transculturating” it for today’s Christian SMWs—Social Media Warriors. If Newton were to write the same letter today, this is my guess as to what he would write:

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Last Chance to Save on These Top 5 Resources

There are just a few days left to save up to 40% on dozens of commentaries and other Bible study resources in the monthly sale. Check out this month’s deals, and don’t miss these top-five, bestselling resources:

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How Did God Create the World? Explore 6 Answers from Christian Scholars.

The belief that God created the world is foundational for Christians. However, the exact nature of God’s work in creation is debated. In TH331 Perspectives on Creation: Six Views on Its Meaning and Significance, six leading Old Testament scholars present the distinct features and biblical bases of their particular views:

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Deals Ending: Pillar, New International Commentary & More

July is almost over, which means this is your last chance to fill out your commentary and Bible reference collection with fantastic resources from Eerdmans. Through July 31, you can save 30% on some Eerdmans’ most trusted resources, including the Pillar New Testament Commentary series, the New International Greek Testament Commentary, and an ultimate bundle of Eerdmans resources available for thousands off the print price!

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How to Study Notable People from Church History with Logos Bible Software

I hope during your use of Logos Bible Software you’ve discovered the incredible ease and power of the Factbook! This tool is part Bible dictionary, search engine, timeline, and more, all rolled into one. With it you can study:

  • Biblical People
  • Biblical Places
  • Biblical Things
  • Biblical Events
  • Preaching Themes
  • Cultural Concepts
  • Books of the Bible
  • And more.

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Want to stock up on commentaries, courses, and other Bible study resources? You’ve come to the right place. Get an exclusive coupon code for $10 off your order of $50 or more on Logos.com. Choose from resources in the Monthly Sale, Publisher Spotlight, or Mobile Ed Leadership Sale. Just use coupon code SAVE10BLOG when you check out. (Note: this coupon is only valid on Logos.com.)

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An Extraordinary Theology from an African-American Pastor and Former Slave

Earlier this year, we announced the reintroduction of a forgotten masterpiece, Plain Theology for Plain People by Charles Octavius Boothe. In this handbook first published in 1890, Boothe simply and beautifully lays out the basics of theology for common people. He brought the heights of academic theology down to everyday language, and he helps us do the same today.

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Logos Summer Training: A New Way to Search the Bible

We’ve spent 25 years tagging the biblical text in Logos so you can search for characters, events, concepts, things, even metaphors and rhetorical questions.

Bible Browser is the easiest way to use this rich tagging in Logos. Find texts that include precise grammatical features, find speeches by particular Bible figures, discover how often a key topic arises in a particular literary genre—you will never exhaust the possibilities of the Bible Browser.

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What’s New with the New Logos Cloud?

The new Logos Cloud has arrived. We’ve hit refresh on our online Bible software, giving you some of the most powerful Bible study tools and robust theological libraries available—all at an affordable monthly price.

Here are three big changes that make starting a free trial a no-brainer.

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What Does Your View of Israel Say about Your Theology?

We are regularly reminded of Israel’s prominent role in history and current events, but where is Israel in your systematic theology? As you reflect upon Scripture, what does the Bible say about the land and people of Israel and how does your view of Israel shape your theology? Has the Church replaced Israel? What is the relationship between the Church and Israel? What is the role for Israel now and in the future?

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