Archives for April 2019

8 New IVP Books Coming to Logos—and How to Get Them for Less

One made N.T. Wright change his mind on Romans 8; another is now the go-to book on New Testament hymns. Browse these upcoming additions to Logos.

Hang around theological libraries long enough and you’ll see three little letters over and over again on book spines: IVP. [Read more…]

Every NICOT/NICNT Commentary, Ranked

I knew the NICOT/NICNT series was featured prominently on bestcommentaries.com, but I was curious to see just how they stacked up, so I did some digging. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Produce Instant Cross-References for a Passage

A popular way of studying the Bible is through cross-references. Perhaps you enjoy reading a passage and then tracking down verses somehow related to your passage. If so, this blog is for you!

I want to show you a little trick that will produce instant cross-references for your passage: [Read more…]

Thoughts from Spurgeon, Carson, & More in Your Logos

With collected works in Logos, you bring renowned Christian theologians right into your studies. It’s like having them next to you to say, “Psst, if you don’t mind, I have a thought on that.” [Read more…]

To See God, Speak with Him: Living Mind-to-Mind with God

In order to know God and his perspective, people need to access his stream of consciousness or to have it opened up to them.

Engagement with God requires more than being able to state things about him: it involves a person-to-person relationship in which his perspective is understood and appreciated. Merely relating to propositions about him from a first-person or third-person perspective (such as “I believe X about him”) is insufficient to claim to be knowledge of God—it may be knowledge “about” God but not “of” God as a personal being. [Read more…]

How to Make Your Logos Features Work Harder, so You Don’t Have To

Your Bible study used to start with pulling heavy books down from the shelf and combing through volume upon volume to find what you need. That can take hours.

Your Logos Bible Software features turn those hours into seconds.

But what if your features could work even harder, giving you more insights in the same amount of time? [Read more…]

3 Quotes on Salvation from Carson, Barth, Spurgeon

Enjoy these quotes on salvation and repentance from Carson, Barth, and Spurgeon. (Bonus quote from Tozer at the end, too.) [Read more…]

If Bible Study Doesn’t Feel Like Work, You Aren’t Really Doing It

One of my favorite scholarly quotations about the hard work of seriously engaging the biblical text—what we popularly call Bible study—is that of the renowned Greek lexicographer, Frederick W. Danker (the “D” in BDAG). Danker famously said that “scholars’ tasks are not for sissies.” He was right, and I’m grateful he was willing to say what needed to be said. [Read more…]

What Is the Return of the Unclean Spirit in Luke 11?

There are certain passages that make you scratch your head, even if you’ve read them before.

Luke 11:24–26 is one of them.

Here’s how Joel Green, author of the Luke volume in the New International Commentary of the New Testament (NICNT), treats verses 23–26. We include his comments and footnotes so you can dive deeper into the argument and get a sense for how NICNT works. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Access Pericopes from the Go Box

The recently released Logos 8.4 contains numerous tweaks providing enhancements designed hopefully to make our Bible study a little more powerful or enjoyable.

One such change is: with the simple addition of the word “study” in the Go box we can access pericopes (sections in the Bible). [Read more…]