Facing Rejection in Your Calling? Remember Mark 6:1–6.

Pursuing your calling brings victories—and rejections. 

If downheartedness tempts you to lose focus, remember this thought from beloved rector and Bible scholar R. T. France: “Not everyone was impressed by Jesus.”1

Consider Jesus’ rejection as told in Mark 6:1–6 in the below excerpt from November’s free book of the month, R. T. France’s commentary The Gospel of Mark (NIGCT). [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Organize Your Files in Favorites Folders

logos favorites blogRecently we’ve received several inquiries at MP Seminars asking about the possibility of organizing Documents and Saved Layouts into folders. Currently we can’t create a folder system on the menus, but we can in Favorites folders! [Read more…]

J. I. Packer on Preaching and Listening to Sermons

By Leland Ryken, excerpted from J. I. Packer: An Evangelical Life.

Preachers are only half of the equation in preaching. The other half is the people who listen to preaching. Just as it is easy to think of education in terms of what administrators and teachers do, it is a permanent tendency to think of preaching in professional terms as what preachers do. But just as the heart of education is what happens to students, so, too, the “bottom line” in regard to preaching is what happens in the minds and hearts of the people in the pew.

I believe that Packer’s writing and speaking about preaching never lose sight of those who hear.

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What Should Protestants Appreciate in the Work of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI?

Why read a book of Protestant appreciation for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI/Joseph Ratzinger?

First, it helps clarify some misunderstood doctrines of the Catholic Church. [Read more…]

How Phillip E. Johnson Taught Us to Think about Reason and Faith

Phillip E. Johnson (1940–2019), sometimes called the “godfather of intelligent design,” died on November 1 at age 79.

Johnson, author of well-known books such as Darwin on Trial, became a formidable voice on creationism, science, reason, and faith. Johnson started his career as an attorney and scholar, and his books reveal how his legal training helped him craft logical and thoughtful arguments. Indeed, one of Johnson’s great legacies is teaching his readers how to ask better questions. [Read more…]

How One Church Confrontation Changed the Life of Abraham Kuyper

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Abraham Kuyper was a pastor, journalist, theologian, politician, institution-founder and -builder, church reformer, and cultural critic. His peers regarded him as a theological genius. But it was his sustained concern for ordinary Christians and their public witness that animated his prodigious life. [Read more…]

Save Up to 50% on Books and Courses on Worldviews, Gender, Eschatology, and More

Finding biblical answers to tough questions can be overwhelming, but having the right resources at hand can make all the difference. We’ve got a huge sale—up to 50% off, actually—on books and courses on controversial topics and biblical passages right now. 

Here are a few you might find helpful, especially if you’re stocking up on worldview and cultural hot topics: [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Print or Export Filtered Bible Text

 

The recent Logos 8.7 update contained a lot of exciting new features. I certainly hope you’re discovering and enjoying them.

Today’s blog focuses on one that’s almost hidden, but nonetheless can assist us as we’re working with specific Bible verses. Succinctly stated, we can now print or export filtered Bible text. [Read more…]

One Surprising Question, One Surprisingly Practical Commentary: FLASH Sale Now

It’s easy to imagine a longtime Bible professor and pastor jumping at the chance to edit a Bible commentary.

But John H. Walton didn’t. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Print or Export Filtered Bible Text

Print or Export Filtered Bible Text

The recent Logos 8.7 update contained a lot of exciting new features. I certainly hope you’re discovering and enjoying them.

Today’s blog focuses on one that’s almost hidden, but nonetheless can assist us as we’re working with specific Bible verses. Succinctly stated, we can now print or export filtered Bible text. [Read more…]