Archives for January 2016

4 Things Francis Schaeffer Taught Me about Faith and Doubt

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Like all freshman at my little Bible college, I took a course called Philosophy and Christian Worldview. I learned a lot from the professor, but most of what I gleaned came from watching the flickering images of a goateed man wearing knickers, projected onto a ripped screen in the college auditorium.

A version of this story could be recounted by scores of Bible college and seminary students since the late seventies. The name of the film was How Should We Then Live? The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture. The man in knickers was Presbyterian pastor and apologist Francis Schaeffer.

Schaeffer died the year I was born, but like many Christians my age, his work has made an enormous impact on the way I think about the Christian faith, culture, and what it means to be a rational person.

To mark today, the great apologist’s birthday, here are four lessons Francis Schaeffer taught me about faith, doubt, art, and culture.

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Help Your Congregation Turn Supernatural Insight into Action

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The praise for Dr. Michael Heiser’s The Unseen Realm has been unending since its release last year. Readers have given it 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon and one reviewer called it “the most thought provoking, thrilling, insightful book I have read all year.” Just perusing the reviews makes it clear that the insights found within The Unseen Realm are profound. Once you’ve wrapped your mind around the concepts and ideas Dr. Heiser is presenting, sharing that understanding with others is the next step.

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Just 2 Days Left to Save on Biblical Studies Volumes

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5 Ways the Logos Pros Can Help with Your Bible Study

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The mission of Faithlife is to “use technology to equip the church to grow in the light of the Bible.” And we really mean it. I didn’t take the job until I asked the VP who interviewed me, “What is your company mission?,” and he said, “to serve the church.” I have also listened with two critical ears to all the public statements of CEO Bob Pritchett since I arrived. I wanted to know if he would articulate Faithlife’s mission carefully, and I wanted to know whether he really cared about that mission. He did. He does.

The team I’m on, the Logos Pros, serves the company mission in a pretty direct way. We serve our users—you—by providing free software training with a “missional” twist. Every time you watch one of the Logos Pros’ many videos, or read one of our many posts on the Logos blogs, you get exegetical or theological insight along with the software training.

But there are many more ways we can help you get more out of your Bible study and learn how to use Logos. Here are just a few—one from each member of our team.

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Get Dozens of Acclaimed Monographs for Just $9.99 Each!

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Now through February 1, save on over 200 select volumes from three of our most popular collections: The New American Commentary Series, the Anchor Yale Bible, and The Library of New Testament Studies (LNTS). Included in these volumes are some of the most important theological and biblical works out there—and for a limited time you can add them to your library at a fraction of the cost.

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Get Up to 50% off Select Ministry and Academic Resources

2016_3DaySale_Blog-Header_620x325There’s still time left to save 25–50% on a selection of 98 handpicked resources to empower your ministry, personal devotion, academic study, and even your Logos features. There are so many ways to save—more than half the resources selected are available for at least 40%. Don’t wait—you have until Friday at 8:00 a.m. (PT) to take advantage of this offer! Start shopping now !

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The Lie That Launched a Thriving Christian Ministry

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The Christian story is full of dramatic conversions and calls to ministry. When a young, philosophical rabble-rouser heard the voice of a child singing “Pick it up and read it,” he felt compelled to reach for a Bible. When he randomly opened it to Romans 13:13–14, he was confronted by his life of sin and gave his life to Christ.

We know that young man as St. Augustine.

When a law student was nearly struck by lightning during a thunderstorm, he cried out in terror, “Save me St. Anne! I’ll become a monk!” That young man was Martin Luther, and he made good on his promise—then he went on to launch the Protestant Reformation.

And then there’s Xi Zixhi, a Chinese pastor little known to most Westerners—in spite of his profound impact on Christianity in China. The story of his calling is markedly different from most others.

Pastor Xi’s ministry began when he cheated on an essay contest.

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Tell Us What You’d Pay for Daniel Block’s New Mobile Ed Course

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Employing several decades of research, Daniel Block  brings the book of Judges to life in OT317 Book Study: Judges, an 18-hour book study from Mobile Ed. And right now you can tell us what you’d pay for it on Community Pricing.

Community Pricing is a risk-free way to get the best deal on this Mobile Ed course. With Community Pricing, you tell us what you’re willing to pay; when enough bids come in to cover production costs, we’ll enter your order at the lowest possible price. Learn more about how Community Pricing works. 

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First Time Ever: Anchor Yale Bible Volumes on Sale for $19.99 Each

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Whatever you’re doing, stop before you miss this: Anchor Yale Bible volumes are on sale for $19.99 each. This is one of our most popular series, we’ve never sold these volumes at this price before, and this deal will only last a few more days. 

Until February 1, we’re offering fantastic discounts on individual volumes from some of our best-selling commentary series. That includes the Anchor Yale Bible. If you’re filling in the gaps of your commentary library, don’t miss your chance to save 19%–74% on these critically acclaimed commentaries.

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What’s New in the Latest Logos Now Release

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The latest tools, features, interactives, and media are shipping with Logos Now 6.9! If you want the latest Logos innovations but don’t want to wait for the next major release, then Logos Now is for you. Learn more about starting your Logos Now subscription.

Here’s what’s new in Logos Now 6.9.

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