Get the Newest Book from N. T. Wright—a Man Who’s Shaped New Testament Scholarship

His groundbreaking works have reshaped our understanding of the earliest Christians—and New Testament scholarship. 

His writing and teaching have impacted countless followers of Jesus, so much so that an article in Christianity Today states that “when Wright speaks, preaches, or writes, folks say they see Jesus, and lives are transformed.”1 [Read more…]

4 Views of the End Times—and What They Have in Common

This excerpt about the end times is adapted from Jesus Wins by Dayton Hartman, now on sale along with many other books and courses on eschatology. [Read more…]

Salvation beyond Judgment: What “New Wine” Means in Mark

By Peter G. Bolt, adapted from The Cross from a Distance: Atonement in Mark’s Gospel.

In his parable of the bridegroom (Mark 2:19–20), Jesus’ language evokes Old Testament passages about the last days: “days are coming” (eleusontai de hēmerai); “and then” (kai tote); “in that day” (en ekeinēi tēi hēmerai). Jesus had begun his ministry with the announcement, “The times are fulfilled; the kingdom of God has drawn near” (1:15). One era has drawn to an end; another is about to dawn (cf. 10:30). In the midst of these last days, the bridegroom will be taken away. [Read more…]

Red Sea: What Body of Water Did the Israelites Cross?

The Crossing of the Red Sea by Nicolas Poussin (1633–34). Source: Commons.Wikipedia.org.

This post is excerpted from The Bible Unfiltered by Dr. Michael S. Heiser.

Israel’s crossing of the Red Sea in Exodus 14 has been spectacularly depicted several times for television and movies. But anyone who retraces the steps of Moses and the Israelites to discover where the crossing occurred finds a significant problem: The “Red Sea” in Israel’s itinerary most likely wasn’t what we think of as the Red Sea. [Read more…]

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This year’s back to school lineup gives you great deals to help you build the Logos Library of your dreams, but these savings are ending soon! 

Here’s what you’ll miss if you don’t snag these deals before 11:59 p.m. on September 20: [Read more…]

5 Fascinating Highlights from September’s Monthly Sale

September’s monthly sale features unique biblical studies, Church history, and theology resources—at up to 40% off

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The One Thing You Can’t Get More of—and Why It Matters for Knowing Christ

This post is adapted from In Season and Out: Sermons for the Christian Year by David A. deSilva.

Paul, of course, was not just a seeker of Christ on Sundays. His passion for knowing Christ Jesus spilled all over his calendar. Granted, Paul was a bit of a fanatic when it came to knowing Jesus and making Jesus known, but nevertheless, let’s allow his example to challenge us.  [Read more…]

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Whether you’re looking for resources to round out your theological library, multiply your preaching aids, or beef up your studies, Logos.com has you covered right now!

Check out these ways to save big this week: [Read more…]

Did Yahweh Father Cain?

Cain Kills Abel by Paul Gustave Doré, Commons.wikimedia.org

Christians are often taught to interpret the Bible literally. I wrote about the problems that can come out of overemphasizing literal interpretation, but I should point out that most people who advocate literalism do so to prevent self-serving or idiosyncratic interpretations. If we interpret the text at face-value, so the idea goes, we’ll more often than not be interpreting Scripture correctly. This approach—though well-intentioned—isn’t always the best strategy, for several reasons. One is that the most straightforward reading can produce bizarre outcomes. [Read more…]

Does Jesus Contradict the Old Testament on Polygamy?

By David Instone-Brewer, adapted from the forthcoming Moral Questions of the Bible: Timeless Truth in a Changing World (Lexham Press, 2019).

Jesus used the same Old Testament text to teach monogamy as used by the Jews of the diaspora and at Qumran. Polygamy had been useful in times of war for childless widows, but now it was causing hardship. [Read more…]