What would you be lost without? I could not imagine my life, ministry, or academic pursuits without Logos Bible Software. I’ve used Logos since it was on floppy disk! (Yep, you read that right.) Logos has been a faithful companion for over a decade. Logos and I have grown up together.
I’ve recently upgraded to Logos 7 Diamond. With over 350 commentary volumes and more than 600 theological journals, 25 volumes on biblical theology and 50 volumes in systematic theology—including Barth’s Church Dogmatics—it’s like having a theological treasure chest at my fingertips. I expect I will learn something new and helpful every time I use it.
I want to share with you how Logos has helped me personally, pastorally, and academically.
Over the past six years, Transformation Church, the local church where I serve as founding and lead elder-pastor, has been catapulted by the grace of God in ways I could not have imagined. Yet personally, times have been tough. There have been frequent times of loss, grief, and disappointment. Through it all, the steadfast love of the Father, the grace of the Lord, and the presence of the Holy Spirit have been so good. God is forming Christ in me.
God has used Logos to help me mine scriptures and see the face of Jesus in it all. Logos 7 has helped me deepen my understanding of Jesus, his love for me and for his people, the Church.
Logos has helped me be more faithful to the Gospel by enabling me to understand more fully the original context and audience to which the authors of scriptures wrote. I’ve been a much more faithful exegete because of Logos 7 Diamond. My preaching, teaching, serving, leading, and counseling have deepened and thickened because of the resources that Logos 7 Diamond has provided me.
I’m in the final stages of my Doctor of Ministry (New Testament in Context) degree at Northern Seminary with New Testament scholar Scot McKnight. For the last several years, I have been immersed the first-century, Second Temple Jewish context of the Greco-Roman world that Jesus, Paul, and the apostles lived in—and in which they built the Church.
Logos 7 Diamond has a multitude of resources that interact with this context, which I’ve found to be very rare in my studies. Also, Logos helped me write my latest book, The High Definition Leader: Building Multiethnic Churches in a Multiethnic World, and it has been a faithful friend in writing scholarly research papers for my doctoral work.
Why Logos 7?
Logos 7 Diamond is not an expense. It’s an investment that will pay eternal dividends. It has encouraged me personally, has equipped me pastorally, and has made me a better scholar.
What would I do without Logos? I don’t know. But I do know I would not be the man, pastor, and scholar I am today without it.
Derwin L. Gray is Lead Pastor at Transformation Church near Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the author of The High Definition Leader: Building a Multiethnic Church in a Multiethnic World.
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