How Gentleness and Joy Bear Witness to a Broken World

Richard Averbeck of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School calls Grant Osborne “one of the premier New Testament commentators of our day.” This exegetical expertise is on display in the Osborne New Testament Commentaries. The next volume in this acclaimed series is Philippians Verse by Verse. In this volume, Osborne unpacks this Pauline letter with straightforward clarity. Pastors and students alike are sure to benefit from the insightful exegesis and relevant application of the text.

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An Extraordinary Theology from an African-American Pastor and Former Slave

Earlier this year, we announced the reintroduction of a forgotten masterpiece, Plain Theology for Plain People by Charles Octavius Boothe. In this handbook first published in 1890, Boothe simply and beautifully lays out the basics of theology for common people. He brought the heights of academic theology down to everyday language, and he helps us do the same today.

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How to Juggle Ministry While Attending Seminary

Everyone’s experience in seminary is going to be unique, but Danny Zacharias and Ben Forrest believe there are certain skills and habits that apply to anyone in a seminary context. Their new book, Surviving and Thriving in Seminary, equips students with the skills to succeed—spiritually, relationally, and academically. In this excerpt, Zacharias and Forrest provide some tips for students juggling their busy ministry lives with their studies.

Gone are the days when seminary students were solely focused on their education, tucked in the halls of the school wearing their academic regalia with little else than study clamoring for their attention. Today many students have to balance their studies with their roles as full-time pastors, part-time assistants, or lay leaders within their church. Even those who are not already engaged in active ministry will usually be involved in field education as part of their degree program.

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3 New Lexham Press Titles Available for Pre-Order

Summer is in full swing, but we’re already looking forward to the fall when a number of new Lexham Press titles are scheduled to release. We just recently finished putting together our Fall 2017 Academic Catalog where you’ll find all of our exciting forthcoming titles. Today, we wanted to highlight three books that are coming soon—and all three are available for pre-order right now.

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Paul’s Countercultural Worldview in Philippians

The newest volume in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series is Philippians by Mark J. Keown. In his epistle to the Philippians, the Apostle Paul addresses internal struggles and external pressures that the church faced. In this volume, Keown shows how Paul appeals to Christ’s exemplary acts of humility and sacrifice to encourage believers to live worthy of the gospel in every aspect of life. Through rigorous examination of the original Greek text and engagement with the latest scholarship, Keown delivers an in-depth commentary on Philippians that captures the message of Paul’s letter for believers today.

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The First Great Theological Battle in the History of the Church

In his letter to the Galatians, the Apostle Paul sought to correct a church that had lost the heart of the gospel. Dr. Grant Osborne calls this letter “the first great theological battle in the history of the church.” At the core of the disagreement was the place of traditional Jewish religious practices for Gentle converts to Christianity. The Jewish Christians of the Galatian churches believed that Gentles had to become Jews—be circumcised and submit to the Mosaic law—before they could be saved. These Judaizers were convinced that the law was still the heart of the gospel, rather than Jesus’ actions on the cross.

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Save 30% on Your Favorite Lexham Titles This Month Only

Throughout May, we’re featuring Faithlife’s very own publishing imprint, Lexham Press. Our roots are in creating innovative resources designed for and integrated into the Logos Bible Software platform. You can get great deals on many of these digital-native resources like the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary, the Lexham Bible Guides, and much more!

Here are three collections that you won’t want to miss:

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How to Prioritize Your Spiritual Life in Seminary

Danny Zacharias and Ben Forrest believe there are certain skills and habits that apply to anyone in a seminary context. Their new book, Surviving and Thriving in Seminary, equips students with the skills to succeed—spiritually, relationally, and academically. In this excerpt, Zacharias and Forrest tackle a temptation that all too many students fall prey to—neglecting their spiritual life.

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What I Wish I Had Known in Seminary

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Attending seminary can be a wonderfully challenging experience. But so many students enter their studies unprepared for the stress and hardships they might encounter. That’s why Danny Zacharias and Ben Forrest wrote Surviving and Thriving in Seminary. This academic and spiritual handbook provides advice on how to prepare your own heart and relationships, how to manage your time and energy, and how to acquire the study skills you need.

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What the Mystery of the Incarnation Teaches Us About Easter

The Christian faith is full of profound truths that defy human understanding. These grand mysteries point us to God’s greatness and goodness and, when contemplated, evoke awe and worship. At the center of our celebration of Easter are two of these mysteries, Jesus’ incarnation and resurrection. In this excerpt from The Majesty of Mystery, K. Scott Oliphint examines the relationship between these two mysteries to remind us of the glory and wonder of our God.

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