D.A. Carson Says This Is the “Best Technical Commentary on Ephesians”

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Late last year, we released a few new volumes in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series: S.M. Baugh’s excellent treatment of Ephesians and the longest commentary on Jude ever written. It’s the former volume that has received some high praise recently. D.A. Carson called it “unquestionably the best technical commentary on Ephesians.”

This highly praised volume is now available in print for your physical library. Of course, a reference work like this truly shines in Logos Bible Software. But why choose one or the other when you get both and save!

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How Do I Glorify God through My Work?

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We spend the vast majority of our waking hours on the job, yet glorifying God in our work is rarely a topic of conversation in the church. Faithful Christians who desire to honor God with their vocational lives often do so by working ethically, starting lunchtime Bible studies, facilitating a prayer time, or sharing their faith regularly. While each of these activities are honoring to God, he also cares about the tasks of our jobs as well.

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Win the Complete Unseen Realm Experience!

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Lexham Press is giving away the five-volume, complete Unseen Realm bundle—including The Unseen Realm, Supernatural, I Dare You Not to Bore Me with the Bible, and two companion books, The Unseen Realm: A Q&A Companion and Supernatural: A Study Guide.

To enter, start by following Lexham’s new Instagram account. There, you’ll see exclusive cover reveals, quotes, excerpts, and more! After you do that, you multiply your chances to win by following Lexham’s other social media channels.

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Crossing the Sacred and Secular Divide

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Christians often fall prey to the notion that the “secular” and “sacred” should be separated. While it’s true that Jesus has called us into his Kingdom, he has also called us back into the world from which we were rescued. Our faith must be grounded in the here-and-now; Jesus’ example was one of engagement with, not detachment from, the physical realm.

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A Third Way in the Print versus Digital Battle

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In a recent blog post, Logos Pro Mark Ward took a both-and approach to the print vs. digital argument, holding that some resources are designed for a digital medium and others work better as a physical book you can hold in your hands. We agree, but we’d like to add a third option: print and digital.

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Charles Spurgeon on the Apostle Paul

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The amount of writing and speaking Charles Spurgeon amassed during his lifetime is truly staggering. Though he only wrote two formal commentaries, his thoughts and comments touch on every book of the Bible. In fact, his sermons were filled with biblical content, something he called “Bibline.” He told his students, “Saturate your sermons with Bibline, the essence of Bible truth.” Whether he was reading and commenting on Scripture as part of formal biblical exposition or just referencing or alluding to Scripture when delivering a topical sermon, his words were filled with Bibline.

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Honoring Christ in a Divisive Political Season

cityPostmodern culture often celebrates diversity, but the multitude of viewpoints can make sensible dialogue challenging. As American Christians endure yet another fiery political season, the temptation to throw up our hands in defeat and frustration may be stronger than ever. But Christians don’t have to fear pluralism, and shouldn’t simply walk away from political engagement. In his book Common Grace, early-twentieth-century Dutch politician and theologian Abraham Kuyper demonstrates that pluralism offers Christians an unprecedented opportunity to engage in politics, culture, and indeed every domain of human existence. After all, as Kuyper famously said, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, ‘Mine!'”

Recently, we sat down with Richard Mouw, professor of faith and public life at Fuller Theological Seminary, and James Bratt, professor of history at Calvin College, to talk about Kuyper’s legacy, and how Kuyper’s thought may throw a lifeline to Christians swamped in a culture of political rancor.

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What Does Church History Have to Do with Modern Ministry?

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“What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.” (Eccl 1:9)

This refrain from the beginning of Ecclesiastes is music to a historian’s ears. The cliché “those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it” may ring true for those who ignore the past. The modern church often falls into the trap of chronological snobbery, assuming that current intellectual pursuits are inherently superior to the past. This causes pastors and church-goers alike to forego thousands of years of wisdom in favor of the newest scholarship.

In his new book, Church History for Modern Ministry, Pastor Dayton Hartman argues that church history is not old news, but a vital component of a healthy ministry. The previous struggles and conflicts of the church can help us refine and reform our doctrine and worship today. In this practical and engaging book, Hartman shows us that a deep understanding of our past can help us address contemporary issues facing the church.

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James, Saint James: Theological Provocateur

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The Epistle of James is one of the most practical books in the Bible. The exhortations within the letter encourage believers to put what they have learned in Christ into action. For James, knowledge and wisdom are not the end goal, but rather a means to an end. His desire is to see believers living out their faith, filled with grace and Godly wisdom.

James’ appeal is just as important as ever for students of Scripture. It’s not enough to simply study the Word of God if it doesn’t have any impact on your daily life. But deep analysis and relevant application are so hard to find in one resource. Enter the High Definition Commentary.

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Delivering Biblically Sound Messages to Your Congregation

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Pastors face a difficult challenge every week—crafting sermons that are both faithful to the biblical text and relevant to their contemporary audience. It may be easy to focus on one aspect over the other but preaching God’s Word with both in mind is hard work. In his new book, Excellent Preaching, Craig Bartholomew explains how to preach so that the powerful message of the Bible penetrates the daily lives of your congregation.

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