Archives for February 2019

Eschatology: The Creeds Agree on the End Times

eschatology of hope

If your hope is tied to political or cultural renewal as the evidence of Christ’s work in the world, then you will eventually find yourself in despair. — Dayton Hartman, Jesus Wins, p. 55

The world gives us many reasons to despair. Open a news feed app or scroll through social media for even a minute and you’ll find a day’s worth of events and perspectives to grieve. [Read more…]

Last Chance to Save Up to 42% on These Books

February’s monthly deals end in just a few days. Enjoy savings of up to 42% off on dozens of books, including these popular collections:

Bible Biography Series – 40% off
In the Bible Biography Series (27 vols.), John G. Butler brings various Bible characters to life while providing verse-by-verse exposition. Each study is extensively organized and outlined in alliterated form, filled with gospel lessons and practical applications, and written in accessible language. [Read more…]

Francis Schaeffer: Will Today’s Pain Lead to Death or Birth?

Francis Schaeffer

Doctrinal rightness and rightness of ecclesiastical position are important, but only as a starting point to go on into a living relationship—and not as ends in themselves. Francis Schaeffer

Francis Schaeffer (1912–1984) was an evangelical missionary, theologian, and writer, best known for founding L’Abri with his wife, Edith. [Read more…]

Is the ‘Rock’ Peter, His Confession, or Neither?

But who do you say the Son of Man is? (Matthew 16:15)

Perhaps Jesus’ most famous, pointed question, this marks a turning point in the Gospel of Matthew and is mentioned in Mark and Luke, too.

After Simon Peter answers, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16; cf Mark 8:29 and Luke 9:20), Jesus replies: [Read more…]

Jesus, God, a.k.a., the Name

the Name
It only takes a few words to produce dramatic theology. In the short letter we know as 3 John, the apostle is writing to a beloved friend, Gaius (v. 1). He commends Gaius for ministering to fellow believers who were strangers because “they have gone out for the sake of the name” (v. 7). John doesn’t use the phrase “in Jesus’ name” or “the name of Jesus”; it’s simply, “for the sake of the name.” Why this phrase? Is John trying to keep a secret? [Read more…]

3 Debates about Paul’s Theology You Might Not Know Exist

Paul's theology

Of course, there’s the well-known New Perspective on Paul, which deals with Paul’s theology of justification and the relationships between law, grace, and faith.

But did you know there are other debates about Paul’s theology in current scholarly literature? [Read more…]

Last Chance: Individual Anchor Yale Bible Volumes, Just $20

Don’t miss your last chance to get individual volumes of the Anchor Yale Bible for $19.99.

Individual pricing per volume is normally between $30–$75, so you can save up to 74% on some volumes. [Read more…]

Your Window’s Closing on These IVP UK Savings

Earlier this month, we told you about how you can get more out of your Logos library with the New Studies in Biblical Theology (43 vols.), The Bible Speaks Today: Old and New Testaments (55 vols.), and the IVP UK Ultimate Bundle—which are all 30% off in February. [Read more…]

God Is Closer to You Than Your Own Thoughts

The closeness of God

By John Frame

When people philosophize about God, images of his distance often predominate. God is, we say, far from us, in a different realm from the earth in which we live. [Read more…]

Frederick Douglass: Slaves Sing Most When They Are Most Unhappy

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) fought three great evils in his life: slavery, the subjugation of women, and hatred among humankind.

Born into slavery in 1818 and separated from his mother at birth, Douglass never knew his actual birth date. He was moved around various farms as a child and teenager in New England. He learned the alphabet from one slave owner’s wife, and from there taught himself to read and write—and was soon using the Bible to teach other slaves to read. [Read more…]