Archives for April 2020

Tony Evans Says ‘Get Real with God’: Here’s How

In the much-anticipated CSB Tony Evans Study Bible Notes (now available!), one of today’s most influential church leaders presents biblical truth in a way that reaches through the screen and grabs hold.  [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Find Emphatic Negation in the New Testament

A Logos user sent me this inquiry:

I’ve been studying Mark 10:15 in which Jesus says “Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” Numerous commentaries pointed out the presence of a double negative or emphatic negation in the phrase “not enter it.” How can I find other instances of this in the New Testament? [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: Capture Your Insights While You Study

You can mark up any resource in Logos to emphasize important or especially relevant words or phrases. Any notes or highlights you add are easily searchable and can be toggled on or off with Visual Filters.  [Read more…]

3 Things You Need to Know to Rightly Handle Philemon

By Robert Kinney

Though often passed over as short and insignificant, Paul’s letter to Philemon might actually be the perfect message for a moment in history consumed with questions of identity and self-realization, social justice, the assertion of rights, and mercy. More importantly, it presents an opportunity to apply the gospel—the essential and authentic gospel as Paul understands it—to these difficult concepts. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: Use the Bible Browser to Find Verses Related to a Topic

Logos training blogA subscriber to mpseminars.com recently submitted this scenario to me:

I’m doing research regarding God or Jesus in the role of a shepherd. How can I find verses related to that theme? [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip | Jesus and Animals

In his book Living With Other Creatures, Richard Bauckham devotes an entire chapter to exploring Jesus’ relationship with animals as recorded in the gospels. Perhaps, Bauckham suggests, Jesus’ interactions with animals can provide insight into the character of the kingdom of God. Although (as Bauckham observes) this is an overlooked topic, it is of significance for those who live both in anticipation of an eschatological future and in the present in which our relationship with the community of creation is increasingly fraught. [Read more…]

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Learning Logos: How to Refine Searches with the ‘Intersect’ Operator

Because of current events, I, like many others, have been reading Psalm 91. Verse 14 especially caught my eye:

Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. (ESV) [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: Study the Resurrection with the Factbook

Today’s the day! The day that changed everything. 

As we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus today, pause with me and consider what the resurrection shows us. In his thoughtful reflection on the meaning of the cross and resurrection, God with Us,* Rowan Williams observes five ways that our lives today are directly impacted by the resurrection of Jesus: [Read more…]

The Death Side of Life: Paul’s Scars and the Meaning of Good Friday

Good Friday commemorates the day Jesus taught us how to die. 

A caterpillar folds into a cocoon, dies, bursts forth as a butterfly. A seed falls to the ground, gets eaten by the soil, shoots up. A tree sheds its leaves, sprouts buds, dazzles the world with newborn flowers.  [Read more…]