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…]

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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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…]

Coronavirus and Christ: Free Book from John Piper & Logos

There’s no shortage of hot-takes on the coronavirus, especially as it relates to our faith and churches all over the world. But even in a society overturned by the coronavirus, the Bible brings truth and light. [Read more…]

Yes, God Is Love—but Do You Know What It Really Means?

This post is excerpted from Who God Is: Meditations on the Character of Our God by Ben Witherington III.

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Something has bothered me for a long time. I’m referring to the fact that even devout Christians seem to place far more emphasis on the adjectives applied to God in the Bible than on the nouns. This is not to say that the adjectives are not vitally important—God is almighty; God is righteous; God is holy; God is merciful; God is compassionate, and so on. But frankly, nouns are more important than adjectives when it comes to the character of any sentient being—whether we are talking about God or angels or human beings. [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: How to Create a Personalized Bible Reading Plan

You can set Logos to remind you to read any resource in your library. Generate a custom reading plan from the Docs menu to get started. Choose from a predefined plan, generate a scheduled plan for a given text, or fully customize your own plan.  [Read more…]

Resurrection Resources for Any Budget, Now through Easter

Each year as Easter Sunday draws closer, the resurrection is on hearts and minds, and many seek to understand Easter’s significance and depth better. This year, perhaps more than any other in recent history, we need the hope, joy, and peace that focusing on the resurrection brings. [Read more…]

The Passion of Jesus: Are We Falling Asleep Like the Disciples?

In this post, excerpted from the March/April 2017 edition of Bible Study Magazine, John D. Barry discusses the prologue to the passion of Jesus—his anguish in the garden—by considering what the Gospels collectively say about it. By doing so, he offers a fuller picture of just one of the events leading up to the Bible’s darkest moment that concluded with the greatest hope. [Read more…]

How We’re Helping Churches and Families during the Coronavirus

Image courtesy of Faithlife Media.

These are tough days for pastors. It’s hard to believe how different ministry was even a few weeks ago.

But with the rapid spread of the coronavirus, churches are scrambling to do ministry in new ways—and for many of us, that means using technology to span the social distance between us. [Read more…]