Archives for June 2019

Review: An Introduction to the Greek New Testament Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge

Dirk Jongkind’s Introduction to the Greek New Testament Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge is a short, simple, and excellent introduction to New Testament textual criticism. It has such a long title because it also tells a bit of the story behind the new Tyndale House Greek New Testament (THGNT), the goal of which is “to give the text of the original Greek as accurately as possible.” (Anyone interested in textual criticism or involved in academic biblical studies should have the new THGNT—and it happens to be on Pre-Pub in Logos right now.)
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Bad Bible Interpretation Really Can Hurt People

Anyone who teaches the Word of God wants people excited about exploring Scripture. Ultimately, you want to turn listeners into competent students so that they can teach others. Along the way, you have to deal with a lot of mistaken methods and conclusions. But so what? Hey—having folks engaged in studying the Bible is more important than what they actually think they see in it. It’s no concern that what most Christians think is [Read more…]

Learning Logos: Access Notebooks and Collections from the Docs Menu

Our Logos Bible Software continues to expand and improve. Often it’s a small improvement that creates a big impact. Case in point is a recent 8.5 tweak: Notebooks and Collections were added as Filters on the Docs menu. [Read more…]

Outer Edges: Who Are You Forgetting in Your Sermons?

Most preaching is aimed at the people in the middle. How do we preach so people on the edges can feast, too?

By Patricia Batten

I preached on five verses in the first chapter of Mark’s Gospel. In verses 40–45, Mark tells us about a man who lived on the outer edges of society. [Read more…]

A Good Counselor Meets the Wonderful Counselor: David Powlison (1949–2019)

David Powlison’s story stands out in modern debates that ask, “What has Christianity to do with psychology?” Powlison’s life rose to answer this question.

Before becoming a biblical counselor, David Powlison spent four years working in psychiatric hospitals, during which time he came to Christ. Every day he wrestled with the question: What can the gospel say to people with frightening and devastating psychiatric diagnoses? [Read more…]

Thanks a Million: New Record on the Logos Forums

The Logos forums have reached an important milestone—1,000,000 posts on over 144,000 threads from more than 250,000 users.

A special shoutout to our forum MVPs, a select group of Logos wizards who go above and beyond to answer questions and help others experience the power of Logos.

If you’re not in the forums yet, you should join. Here are five reasons to get involved:

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What Is Repentance? A Moving Description by Charles Octavius Boothe

By repentance is meant a true godly sorrow for sin; that is, a sorrow which arises from the understanding that sin, in its worst forms, is an act of disobedience or of positive enmity to God, who demands our best obedience, and who is worthy to be loved by all men with all their heart and soul and might and mind and strength. But Paul says: [Read more…]

June’s Free Course: John Frame on Scripture

This month, pick up your free Mobile Ed course by John Frame: TH207 The Clarity of Scripture. [Read more…]

Announcing This Month’s Discounted Publisher: Logos Mobile Ed

Why not tackle a new theology subject this summer, or gain new ministry skills and insights—and earn a certificate while you do?

All while learning from some of the most esteemed scholars in Christian academia. [Read more…]

Logos Learning: How to Use the Bible Selector Feature

So here’s an observant question from a Logos user:

I’m really enjoying the Faithlife Study Bible but noticed a Bible selector on its toolbar. What’s that all about?

That’s a good eye and it provides me an opportunity to showcase this resource. Since its publication several years ago it has become my go-to study Bible. Its many features include: [Read more…]