Try Logos 7 Platinum Free, Nov. 1–14

Starting November 1, you can enjoy free, unlimited access to every feature and resource of Logos 7 Platinum during a special two-week free trial event. It’s a bit like test-driving a car, but with no strings. You don’t even have to leave the house.

Yes, it’s all free

Logos 7 Platinum includes more than 900 carefully curated library resources, including commentaries, theology dictionaries, encyclopedias, Greek/Hebrew resources, sermon collections, and much more.

Purchased separately, these resources would cost you more than $22,000! And this package normally retails for just over $2,000. But during this two-week window (Nov. 1–14), you can try it all for free.

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Pastoral Ministry

We are all tempted to believe lies about our identities that shape our daily lives. As Dayton Hartman puts it, “Our hearts, apart from God’s regenerating grace, are literally lie-producing and lie-believing machines.” But Hartman is convinced there are unique lies that pastors often believe, specifically related to their identity as a pastor.

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Why Logos’ Typography Matters

I once gave a presentation at my church on “Why Bible Typography Matters.” It was announced a month or so in advance, and people started making comments to me about it. Someone said, “You’re going to talk about Bible typology—like how Joseph prefigures Christ? I love that!” Someone else said, “How can you talk for a whole hour about Bible topography? What is there to say about levels of elevation in Bible lands?”

I tried to explain that typography is the art and science of arranging text on a printed page. This did not persuade anyone I was aware of to get excited, but they all dutifully showed up anyway.

They ended up paying great attention, and they asked truly great questions at the end. The sound guy later told me, “When I saw your topic I expected to be bored out of my mind, but I was actually on the edge of my seat!”

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Last Chance: Get Your First Logos Base Package for under $200

If you’ve never owned Logos before, you can get your first base package for less than $200–but only through October 31. You’ll you get a library of more than 100 valuable Bible study resources—plus tools that make them even more useful.

Don’t miss your chance: Get Logos 7 Starter now.

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Why Bible Teachers Should, Like, Care about Proper English

“Should we split infinitives? Can we say ‘to boldly go where no one has gone before’?” A sharp teenage girl in my church recently asked me this.

Great question. How do we judge what is “correct” English, anyway? And should Bible teachers even, like, care?

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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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Final Call: 50 Ministry Resources for 50% Off

October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and to mark the occasion we’re offering 50 ministry resources for 50% off. But you don’t have to be a pastor to appreciate these commentaries, courses, and ministry deals. Pick your favorites while you still can: the deals end on October 31 at midnight (PT).

Here are three recommended courses and books to get you started:

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Does God Need a Co-Signer?

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We all know why co-signing a loan is required. The bank assumes that the person who is being loaned the money may not be able to repay it. Their commitment or ability is in question. In the Bible, God typically swears by his own character when entering a covenant since there is no one above him who needs to co-sign the agreement (Heb 6:13). There is a fascinating exception to this in the book of Psalms.

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What’s Really Eating Jonah?

Was Jonah swallowed by a fish or a whale? Various opinions can be found in classic works, such as this third-century artistic rendition of the scene, Jerome’s Latin Vulgate, Tyndale’s 1534 translation, and in most theological works to date.

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How to Open to Your Favorite Logos Layout Every Time

I recently received this question from a fellow Logos user:

I’m often in the midst of my study when I have to close Logos to move on to other tasks for the day. Is there a way to open the program to the desktop arrangement I had when I closed the program?

The answer is yes! And the solution is super simple.

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