Archives for June 2017

Save 35% on Darrell Bock’s Intro to the Gospel & Acts!

There are dozens of great deals available in the June Monthly Sale. Don’t miss our featured product: Darrel Bock’s Introducing the Gospel and Acts. You can get it for 35% off through the end of the month. 

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Paul’s Countercultural Worldview in Philippians

The newest volume in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series is Philippians by Mark J. Keown. In his epistle to the Philippians, the Apostle Paul addresses internal struggles and external pressures that the church faced. In this volume, Keown shows how Paul appeals to Christ’s exemplary acts of humility and sacrifice to encourage believers to live worthy of the gospel in every aspect of life. Through rigorous examination of the original Greek text and engagement with the latest scholarship, Keown delivers an in-depth commentary on Philippians that captures the message of Paul’s letter for believers today.

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Why We Should Stop Capitalizing Pronouns Referring to God

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If you want to start a fight, meddle with people’s religion and their grammar at the same time.

Here goes: I think it’s time to drop the practice of capitalizing deity pronouns in Christian writing and in (most) Bible translations.

Shall we take this out back?

I feel the weight behind this tradition because I, too, live to honor God and I, too, want to write good English prose.

But we should still let the custom drop. Not only does it muddy our communication with the uninitiated, a similar tradition has robbed us of the knowledge of how to pronounce God’s name.

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How to Get a Free Download of Logos Bible Software

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There are lots of different resources to help you study the Bible, from commentaries and concordances to devotionals and dictionaries. But by far the most powerful is Bible software. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get a free Bible software download?

You can. For over 25 years, Logos Bible Software has been the preferred way pastors, theologians, and other serious students of the Word have dug into Scripture.

Now, thanks to Logos 7 Basic, you can get a free download of Logos Bible Software.

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Download a Free John Frame Book This Month Only

He’s one of the most influential living Christian philosophers and theologians. And this month only you can get a foundational theological work from John Frame for free.

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4 Tough Topics You Can Master with Mobile Ed

We’ve pulled together dozens of Mobile Ed courses to help you tackle tough theological topics from creation to eschatology. And best of all, they’re all available for 40-70% off. We’ve extended this sale for an extra week, but don’t wait: these deals go away for good on June 16th.

Here are just four topics you can tackle with help from courses in the Tough Topics sale.

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You’ve Probably Never Seen the Real King James Version

Everyone knows the KJV was translated in 1611, but almost no one has read a 1611 KJV. Not only do the great majority of KJV editions actually come from a 1769 revision (one of a series of revisions), but even the “1611” editions available online are not perfect representations of the intentions of the KJV translators.

In an era before computers, typographical errors were introduced into the very first printed editions of the King James Bible. Subsequent printers and editors over a century and a half built up their own patina of miscellaneous, minor alterations on top of the KJV, until the text we now generally use was established by Oxford’s Benjamin Blayney almost 250 years ago.

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If Something in the Bible Is Weird, It’s Probably Important

One of the things I enjoy telling people in conversations about Bible study is that “if it’s weird, it’s important.” Numbers 5:11–31 certainly qualifies in both respects. The strangeness of the passage is easily detectable, but only careful Bible study makes its importance apparent.

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Video: Wayne Grudem Responds to His Critics

Last summer, a theological debate exploded across the internet on a subject many would have thought was settled all the way back at the Council of Nicaea: the Trinity.

No one was arguing for a fundamental reinterpretation of this historic Christian belief. Instead, theologians and bloggers were arguing about the nature of the relationships within the Trinity.

All parties agreed that during his time on earth, the Son of God was subordinate to the Father. But what about prior to the incarnation? Is the Son of God eternally subordinate to the Father? [Read more…]

Get Instant Help Outlining Biblical Books

Perhaps you’re a:

  • Pastor preaching through a book in the Bible
  • Teacher guiding your pupils through a book study
  • Student of the Bible wanting to get a grasp of a biblical book

So for whatever reason you want to see the big picture of Genesis, Exodus, or any book in the Bible. Sometimes seeing how others have outlined a book will assist you in getting a bird’s eye view yourself.

Well, tucked away inside the software is a little tool that allows you to see at a glance various “outlines” of a book. So let’s take a look at this big picture aid called Compare Pericopes:

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