How Church History Guards against Being a Theological Bully

This post is adapted from Church History for Modern Ministry: Why Our Past Matters for Everything We Do by Dayton Hartman.

I used to suffer from chronological snobbery, but that wasn’t my only problem. I was also arrogant, rude, and condescending to those who were not enlightened enough to hold to my particular theology. I went so far as to change my “religious views” on my Facebook page to “correct.” Moreover, I saw myself as a great gift to the Church. This hubris came through in the tone of my sermons. I didn’t love the Bride of Christ well. I was a ministry train wreck waiting to happen.

While I assumed that I was a gift to the Church, those who impacted the Church for all ages were content with loving the Bride of Christ

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Brill’s Celebrated Dictionary of Ancient Greek Is Almost Here—in Logos

By Mike Aubrey. Photographs by Tavis Bohlinger

Brill’s Dictionary of Ancient Greek is finally here for Logos. Or, at least, it’s finally available for pre-order. Many of us Greek language geeks have been rather eagerly waiting for its digital appearance on Logos, though perhaps other Logos users might be wondering what Brill’s GE (the editors’ preferred abbreviation) can contribute to their libraries. Here are some questions that you should be asking yourself already: [Read more…]

Last Chance: Save Up to 40% in September’s Monthly Sale

This September, we’ve got a ton of great deals to keep your bookshelf full all season long. From books on biblical studies to Church history, you can save up to 40% in the monthly sale.

One notable book on sale this month is Peter G. Bolt’s excellent contribution to the New Studies in Biblical Theology collection, The Cross from a Distance: Atonement in Mark’s Gospel. Enjoy this excerpt—and get it on sale while you can! [Read more…]

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…]

September’s Top Picks: The Story of God Commentary, Books by Carson and Moo, and More

Bolster your theological and ministry studies with 15 in-depth research and pastoral ministry collections from Zondervan—all 40% off this month.  [Read more…]

Only a Few Days Left to Save 20% on Logos 8 Packages and More

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

Here are some highlights: [Read more…]

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…]

All the Ways You Can Save on Logos.com Right Now

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…]

Why the Mystery of Our Faith Demands Understanding

By K. Scott Oliphint, adapted from The Majesty of Mystery: Celebrating the Glory of an Incomprehensible God

When it comes to biblical mysteries, the temptation that most Christians face is . . . to favor our own thinking, to trust our own minds. If we do this, however, we exclude the rich mysteries of the Christian faith. [Read more…]