Reflecting on the Word


Logos Mobile Education is always developing new and helpful ways to use technology to equip the church to grow in the light of the Bible. With over two hundred courses available, education is our major strength. We love seeing people grow and succeed in expanding their understanding of God and his Word. As a part of that process, it’s important for those studying theology and related subjects to pause for times of devotion and reflection, but not everyone has a way to attend a chapel service at a seminary.

With this in view, wouldn’t it be great to sit down and reflect on the Word with Darrell Bock, Millard Erickson, or Bruce Waltke? We think so, and we designed a series of over forty reflections on biblical passages from top scholars for you to access when you need to be fed spiritually. It’s called Reflecting on the Word: Video Devotionals.

The collection is organized around the life of Christ, with readings from the Old and New Testaments. If you want to focus in on Christ’s resurrection to begin thinking about Easter, there’s a section called “The Resurrection of Christ” that looks at the resurrection accounts in the Gospels, and also the continued, unfolding significance of this event elsewhere in Scripture.

If you want to hear about expectation, mourning, suffering, and the struggle of the Christian life, there’s a section called “The Suffering of Christ” with passages focusing on those themes. This might be especially helpful for those who observe Lent in preparation for Easter.

The first set of reflections was published in 2016, with contributions from Tremper Longman, Ben Witherington, Michael Allen, and others. This year’s contributors include Kevin Vanhoozer, Michael Bird, and George Guthrie, among other top scholars. Both collections include an introduction to the church year by Peter Leithart, giving you a framework for moving through the sets in order. But even if you simply want to hear what a professor has to say about a passage you’re currently studying, this collection offers valuable insight.

Each reflection begins with a reading of the passage, and then the exposition follows. A link to the passage in Logos is included, along with the full transcript of the reflection. To give you a better sense of this resource, here’s a video reflection on Romans 4:13–25 from Douglas J. Moo.

Each reflection concludes with a response section, with one or two questions to think through and a space for capturing your own insights in response. For Dr. Moo’s reflection above, the questions are:

  • What specific obstacles stand in the way of your hope and faith in God’s promises?
  • What specific things strengthen your hope and faith in God’s promises?

We hope you can benefit from this collection. Right now you can get it at 40% off for $29.99 through March 31. Also, check out Dr. Moo’s course on Galatians here.

Preach through Proverbs with Help from Ray Ortlund


This month we’re giving away Todd Wilson’s Galatians: Gospel-rooted Living, part of the Preach the Word commentary series from Crossway. Plus, you can add another volume from this series for just $1.99: Proverbs: Wisdom that Works.

In this work, well-known Bible teacher Ray Ortlund unpacks the whole book of Proverbs in 21 straightforward sermons, providing a biblical worldview on everything from money, sex, and power to the daily routines of an average life. Drawing relevant parallels from ancient culture to present day, he’ll help you understand how Proverbs provides practical help for ordinary people going through everyday life (which is pretty much all of us).
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How to Choose the Right Bible Translation for the Task

What’s the best Bible translation? If you’ve been a Christian for very long at all, you’ve probably heard or maybe even asked this question.

But what if it’s the wrong question?

What if we shouldn’t be asking “Which translation is best?” but “Which translation is best for the task at hand?”

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Kevin Vanhoozer on How Confessions of Faith Affect Christian Living


Our Logos Mobile Education crew met up with Kevin Vanhoozer of Trinity Evangelical Divinity near Chicago to film a new course on doctrine and discipleship: Theological Interpretation of Scripture in the Church. While we were there, we discussed a new project he’s been working on—A Reforming Catholic Confession—and also asked: How do confessions of faith affect Christian living? Here’s what Vanhoozer had to say. [Read more…]

14 Sobering Facts about Satan, the Devil

He’s the universe’s public enemy number one, the chief opponent of God and his people, and the leader of uncounted demonic forces. Jesus says he’s been a murderer from the beginning, and he’s engaged in an all-out war against the forces of good in the universe.

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Has Science Made Christianity Obsolete?

This is a guest post by Christopher Reese, general editor of the Dictionary of Christianity and Science. Pre-order the dictionary before 9/22 to save 18%.

Many influential sectors of our culture today promote the idea that Christianity and science are mutually exclusive—that Christianity represents superstition and dogma, while science represents reason and evidence. Many skeptics claim to follow science rather than religion, and some believe that science will eventually banish religion to the dust heap of history. The so-called new atheists, in particular, are notorious for pitting science against religion, equating religion with belief in fairies or Santa Claus.

It was for these reasons that I jumped at the chance to help develop and edit the Dictionary of Christianity and Science.

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5 Reasons To Check Out the New Testament Library Series

There are dozens of great deals featured in July’s monthly sale, including the New Testament Library Series (15 vols.) Through the end of the month, you can get it for 40% off. Here are just 5 reasons you should reach for this series the next time your prepare a sermon or study the Word.

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What Sets the Pillar New Testament Commentary Apart?

The Pillar New Testament Commentary is easily one of the bestselling resources on Logos.com. What makes this series so universally beloved? Its balance of in-depth exegesis with real-world application. Few other popular commentary series for preaching and personal study manage to accomplish both.

The authors are deeply committed to a fresh wrestling with the text, using every means at their disposal to “loosen the Bible from its pages” and help readers understand what the text says and how to apply it to life today.

And for this month only, you can get the entire series for over $150 off the regular price!

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Free This Month: Mark Noll’s Gripping Account of the Church in North America

Discover the fascinating story of how the Christian faith took root in the soil of the New World. In The Old Religion in a New World: The History of North American Christianity, esteemed historian Mark Noll chronicles the arrival of Christianity in the New World, tracing turning points in the development of the immigrant church that led to today’s distinctly American faith.

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This month we’re shining the spotlight on Eerdmans’ Publishing. You can save big on some of their most popular series—including the NIGTC and the Pillar New Testament Commentary. Here are just a few of the resources on sale. Visit the Publisher Spotlight page to find even more Eerdmans deals:

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