Archives for January 2017

Study 1 Corinthians and Interact with Dr. Craig Blomberg!

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Have you ever wanted sit in on a seminary class? Are your days already busy with work and family commitments? How would you like to experience a seminary classroom from home, at your own pace, with one of today’s top scholars? You’re in luck because we are launching a Mobile Ed cohort with a talented New Testament scholar!

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Why Healthy Volunteer Programs Thrive on Delegation

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My wife and I have been leading teams of Young Life leaders for the last several years. This year, she’s pregnant with twins. It’s becoming increasingly apparent that she can’t have the same expectations for herself as a volunteer team leader. As a result, we’ve had a lot of conversations about delegation.

If you’re a perfectionist (like my wife), delegation can feel like a personal failure. Let me assure you, it’s not.

Delegation is an important part of a healthy ministry and a key ingredient of discipleship. Delegating doesn’t mean you’re an incompetent leader or have a bad work ethic. It shows you care about what’s best for your ministry.

Here are eight reasons to delegate:

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A Trick to Help You Read New Testament Epistles as Actual Letters

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As you well know, many of the New Testament books were originally composed as epistles or letters. Paul sent letters to the churches in Corinth, Philippi, Colossae, and so on. It’s easy, however, to lose sight of the “epistolary form” with the addition of chapter and verse numbers, pericope headings, text formatting, etc.

Fortunately for us, our Logos Bible Software contains a feature called Bible Text Only allowing us to hide these extra-biblical markings and thus read letters as letters.

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Get 2 Books for $2!

blogimage620x324_last-chanceThrough January 31, you can get the first volume of a highly-esteemed theological resource for free—plus add an in-depth study of Acts for just $1.99!

Get both books today.

Free Book: Bulletin for Biblical Research, vol. 1

Examine biblical studies’ most pressing issues with one of evangelicalism’s preeminent periodicals. With this journal, you’ll get rigorous, cross-denominational scholarship which maintains close fidelity to Christ and his church.

In this first volume, read essays from scholars Darrell Bock, Bruce Chilton, Jacob Neusner and others, on topics including the sacrifice of Isaac in Genesis 22; the signs of faith in the Gospel of John; the significance of Jesus’ favored title, “Son of Man”; and more!

Get vol. 1 free while you can!

$1.99: The Book of Acts in the Setting of Hellenistic History

When you get January’s free book, you can add Colin Hemer’s celebrated monograph on Acts for just $1.99.

In this refreshing addition to modern scholarship, Hemer examines the book of Acts in relation to its historical and cultural setting. With his careful examinations of various strands of interconnected historical data, you’ll gain a broader understanding of both the Hellenistic world as well as a greater appreciation for Acts as a piece of ancient literature rooted in and deeply influenced by its time.

Get both books for $1.99 now!

How to Find Your Perfect Logos 7 Library

Do you think you’ll buy a commentary set in the next year? What about a Bible encyclopedia or other reference work? In the next twelve months, do you think you’ll buy a few theological resources?

If you plan on buying any biblical or theological resources in the next year, take a minute to consider a Logos 7 library or base package. Why? You’d be hard pressed to find a more affordable way to purchase hundreds of biblical and theological resources. On average, you’ll save around 90% compared to purchasing all the titles separately. And often you can get a base package for less than the price of purchasing just a few of your favorite collections individually. (Check out this post to see what I mean.)

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Time’s Almost Up to Save on Featured Mobile Ed Courses

blog_mobile-ed_lastchanceThe year is still new, and many of us have made resolutions for 2017. If one of yours is to make Bible study a top priority, we’re here to help! To make it easier for you to stick to your resolution, we’ve pulled together five ways you can dig into the Word more regularly and effectively.

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Don’t Miss January’s Biggest Savings

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It’s not too late to save during January’s monthly sale, but time is running out. Looking for the best deals? Check out the biggest savings this month:

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CROSSWAY SALE: 5 Days Left to Save on Piper, Carson & More

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This month we’re featuring great deals on select resources from celebrated publisher Crossway. You can save up to 43% on resources from authors like John Piper, D.A. Carson, Mark Dever, and more.

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Best in Show: The Most Popular Products of 2016

blog-image_620x325At Faithlife, our team works hard to create and distribute the best Bible study resources available—but we put out so many each year it’s hard to pick our favorites.

The great news is, we don’t have to. We’ve pulled together a list of the best resources from 2016—not our picks, but yours. The products featured are the fan favorites: the best-selling, most-wishlisted, highest-rated, most-read resources from 2016. Take a look at last year’s favorites, as determined by you, our excellent customers.

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3 Reasons You Should Read the Whole Bible This Year

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I’ve come to realize that in order to know the Bible there is no replacement for reading the entire thing.

I’m going to give three reasons why you need to aim to read even the portions of the Bible you somehow rarely get around to—and why I myself continue to reread the Bible even though I’ve already marked it “read” on Goodreads.

Give poor Obadiah and Nahum some love. Actually try to divine some intent behind genealogies rather than skipping them (hint: it’s there).

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