16 Excavation Sites in Israel You Need to Know

The pool of Siloam at the end of Hezekiah’s tunnel on the southern slope of the City of David, Jerusalem

By David B. Schreiner

Israel is bursting with biblical archaeology excavation sites, and flocks of graduate students, professional researchers, and laypeople visit the country every summer to join the demanding but rewarding work of excavation. Some sites, like Tel Shimron, are relatively new, while others, such as Megiddo, boast decades of continual excavation. This map shows a selection of key biblical archaeology sites within the modern borders of Israel. These locations (listed below from south to north, roughly) have proven to be extremely important for understanding the culture of ancient Israel. [Read more…]

What Lent Is Really about—and How We Miss the Point

By Steven Wedgeworth

O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. (Psalm 51:15–17) [Read more…]

Tremper Longman on the Use & Abuse of Commentaries

Whether you want to know how to read Genesis, understand Old Testament essentials, or preach Proverbs, Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III will lead the way.

He’ll also spark debate. [Read more…]

How Africans in Scripture and the Early Church Helped Christianity Grow

In this lecture from the Mobile Ed course History and Theology of the African American Church, Dr. Carl Ellis Jr. discusses Africans mentioned in Scripture and the development and early history of Christianity in Africa.

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Sermon Preparation Help—from Beloved Baptist Pastors

The best sermon in the world won’t do any good unless it’s heard or read. With Logos Bible Software, you can access some of the best sermons in a few clicks—and gather insight from Baptist pastors on practically any biblical passage or topic you can quote in your sermons.  [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Move Multiple Notes in Logos to a Different Notebook

notes in Logos blog postA semi-distressed Logos user contacted me with the following situation:

I’ve accidently misfiled numerous notes in the wrong notebook. I know how to move one note at a time, but please tell me there’s a way to simultaneously move all of the misfiled notes to the correct notebook.

To the Logos user’s relief, there are actually a couple of ways to do what he wants, but I’ll focus on just one: [Read more…]

Why We Should Read Theologians with Whom We Disagree

Reading theologians with similar views is like cozying up next to a fireplace on a winter day in a favorite chair. It feels comfortable. Safe. Those like-minded wise ones become leaders of the tribe with which we belong, the theological clique we ascribe to, find affirmation in, and sometimes form pieces of our identity.      

If I’m honest, it’s where I tend to camp. [Read more…]

Revelation: Why We Must Fight the Lie That God Doesn’t Care

By Aubry Smith

Through windows, televisions, and internet portals, my view of the world looks bleak. Conflicts erupt across the globe; protests escalate into riots. The global refugee crisis continues to expand, and injustices in refugee camps call out to us. Shooters invade schools, synagogues, mosques, churches. In my own life, the past few years have seen my mother’s descent into dementia, then her sudden death by cancer, and the suicide of my younger brother. It often feels as if the darkness is overcoming the light.  [Read more…]

A Biblical Perspective on Racial Diversity from John Stott

In the late 1970s, British nationalism and racial discrimination were in full swing, and British Christians began to voice their increasing concern.

One way that evangelical leader, John Stott, did this was through his monthly column “Cornerstone” in Christianity Today, written between 1977 and 1981. Those articles covered “a wide spectrum of theological, ethical, cultural, and global issues.”1
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