How Reading a Bible Story Can Help Soothe Your Doubts

Doubts plague our feelings and thoughts. Often these have to do with whether or not living is a good thing at all. Can we count our lives as good and worthwhile, given the deep and various kinds of suffering we endure?

It’s not just our own afflictions that generate doubts about the goodness of life and ultimately the goodness of God. We can’t escape the painful realities of friends who are dying, grieving relatives, animal suffering, and even the lamentable condition of people we only see online. [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.

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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.)

You can save 40% on all their collected works through the rest of the month. [Read more…]

Study the New Testament with N.T. Wright

There’s no better way to grow in your faith than to get God’s Word into each day—or rather, to let God’s Word get into you.

To gain a truly deep understanding of the Bible, you have to learn to study it inductively—to suspend judgment about a text’s message and let the text speak for itself. [Read more…]

10 Book Recommendations for the Atonement and Resurrection

For Christians, everything hinges on the resurrection. But without his death to pay for our sins (atonement), there would be no resurrection.

With Good Friday and Easter approaching, you may be interested in learning more about these two most important events in history. [Read more…]

This Month Only: 40% off Reformed Resources through P&R

This month’s featured publisher, P&R (Presbyterian and Reformed), publishes books that promote biblical understanding and godly living as summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms.

This month, save 40% on many of their collections, including these highlights: [Read more…]

Is Acts a Work of Fiction, History, or Theology?

The Preaching of Saint Paul at Ephesus by Eustache Le Sueur (1649), commons.wikimedia.org

By Grant Osborne

Most ancient books trace the “acts” of heroes like Odysseus, Alexander the Great, or Julius Caesar. Luke’s is unique because these are the “acts” of a movement. As the second part of a two-volume work, it is a historical narrative tracing how the Christ followers built on their founder and became a worldwide force. They began as a fairly narrowly conceived Jewish “sect” and by the end of the book had expanded to “the ends of the earth” (1:8). This work tells how that came to pass in just a little over thirty years, from the ascension of Jesus (AD 30) to the imprisonment of Paul in Rome (AD 60–62).

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Not Every Sermon Is Worth Hearing

By Lucas O’Neill, author of Preaching to Be Heard

Many sermons are like meals from typical fast-food chains—flavor at the expense of nutrition. It’s easy, fast, cheap, and tastes addictively good. Your

We begin with the text and we surrender the sermon to its dictates.

preaching may be drawing a lot of people, but are they being fed well? [Read more…]

Get Up to 47% off Courses, Books, and Collections

April’s Monthly Sale is packed with resources to study the life and work of Christ, including a 3-course Mobile Ed bundle that’s a whopping 47% off.

About the Mobile Ed bundle, Jesus and the Resurrection

Combining three courses that would normally cost $480—but now total just $250—this bundle is perfect for the Easter season. These courses will: [Read more…]