What Psalm 84 Teaches Us about Home

Our family has made several major transitions in the past few months—from our home in the Middle East to Europe briefly and then to the United States—while also considering new options abroad for the near future. There has been so much change that when my elementary-age children were asked where they lived, they stared blankly and then turned to me for the correct answer. The primary question in our family right now is, “Where is home?”  [Read more…]

Tattoo-Inspired New Testament Exegesis

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I was at Costco getting gas. The guy across from me had a tattoo that caught my eye—it was ancient Greek: ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ.

And suddenly, the meaning of a famous saying of Jesus became clear in my mind. [Read more…]

The Free Commentary People Are Snapping Up

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free commentary blogBefore May slides by, pick up this month’s free book. Written by the chair of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, the commentary delivers clear insights into Isaiah 40–66—including background, interpretation, and application.  [Read more…]

4 Things Lay Leaders Can Do in Logos 8

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A few years ago, I wrote a few segments for a popular Bible study. I loved every little bit of the research and thinking and writing, but I was relying on a stack of books about half my height. The real issue was figuring out which books to pack for a family vacation right before the assignment was due. 

Let me just tell you . . . my current self really wishes she could pass on her Logos knowledge to her past self. I didn’t know how Logos could help me in my role as a church staffer, a ministry volunteer, and a part-time seminary student. [Read more…]

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…]

Why In-Depth Bible Study Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

Sometimes, it can feel like you need a seminary education to dig deep in the Word. 

But, thankfully, there’s an easier (and much cheaper) way [Read more…]

Scripture: 13 Verses on What the Bible Says about God’s Word

Poems and songs. History and narrative. Wars and celebrations. Romance and grief. The Bible is an eclectic book.

But it’s more than a book. It’s a compilation of sacred writings God gave us to know and love him better—it is the word of God. And within our Bibles, we find what A. W. Tozer calls God’s present speaking voice—that which makes the written word all-powerful and as relevant today as it was to first-century believers. [Read more…]

Free Commentary on Mark, Plus Savings on Beth Moore, John Piper & More

Whether you’re asking deep, theological questions that would be Greek to most people, or you’re studying actual Greek, or you want to know “What’s God’s will for my life?”, you’ll find something for you in November’s deals. [Read more…]

Darrell Bock on Why We Need Cultural Scripts to Understand the Gospels

Can we properly interpret the Gospels without cultural scripts? That is, without knowing their historical and cultural background?

Dr. Darrell Bock says no. 

Dr. Bock is the Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He’s a pillar of contemporary evangelical scholarship that students of the Word turn to for theological expertise on topics like Luke-Acts, Jewish studies, and dispensationalism.  [Read more…]

I Didn’t Think I Could Learn Much from the Puritans. I Was Wrong.

In my senior year of Bible college, I had two electives to choose from for my final theology class. I saw the option for Puritan Theology but thought, “This will be a very boring class. What could I glean from the Puritans?” [Read more…]