How to Do a Bible Study on Abortion

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The Bible speaks in some way to anything you can think of, but it doesn’t speak explicitly to everything you can think of.

In other words, the Bible never uses the term “work ethic,” but it does say to do all to the glory of God.” (1 Cor 10:31) It doesn’t speak about insider trading or the use of DDT, but it does give general commands about cheating (Prov 10:9) and ruling wisely over creation (Gen 1:26–28).

God’s Word has something to say about every important issue there is, even if they are never mentioned by name.

The same goes for the controversial subject of abortion.

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Learn How to Pronounce Difficult Biblical Names

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I learned a long time ago as a young preacher to diligently practice in my study reading aloud the biblical text for my sermon. While this guideline is relevant for all passages, it’s especially true for texts containing biblical names. It’s quite embarrassing for this preacher from Tennessee to get in the pulpit and stumble over long and unfamiliar names!

Well in case you didn’t know, Logos 7 contains a couple of ways to hear biblical names pronounced: Read Aloud with a professional reader and the Factbook.

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48 Hours Left to Save 30% on the International Critical Commentary & More!

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This month we’re shining the spotlight on celebrated publisher T&T Clark with 30% off some of their most popular collections, including the International Critical Commentary (61 vols.).

Here are all the deals you’ll want to take advantage of while you still can.

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Deals Ending Soon: N.T. Wright, C.S. Lewis, Matt Chandler & More!

There are over 50 titles in February’s monthly sale that you won’t want to miss. You’ll find commentaries, reference works, devotionals, introductions, and more. But hurry: you only have four days left to save up to 66%!

Check out all of February’s deals.

Here are just five of the many topics covered by the diverse selection of resources.

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“A Commentary Written by a Churchman, for the Church”

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Ephesians presents modern readers with a difficult interpretive challenge. The themes found within the letter are deeply theological and the Apostle Paul writes with a complex writing style that is hard to decipher. Working through this biblical book is hard for even the most experienced biblical scholar.

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Listen: Logos Bible Software on the Shaun Tabatt Show

I recently had the chance to sit down with Shaun Tabatt and discuss Logos Bible Software. We talked about some of my favorite features in Logos, as well as the all-important issue of how to pronounce “Logos.”

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Mark L. Ward, Jr. received his PhD from Bob Jones University in 2012; he now serves the church as a Logos Pro. He is the author of multiple high school Bible textbooks, including Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption.

Why a 1,600-Year-Old Translation Belongs in Your Bible Study

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Image: St Jerome in His Study by Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1480

By the end of the fourth century, the common language of the Western world was Latin, but a complete and cohesive Latin translation of the Bible had yet to materialize. It wasn’t until A.D. 405 that a scholar named Jerome completed a Latin translation that would become a true standard for the Western world. By the thirteenth century, Jerome’s Bible was so ubiquitous, it became known as the versio vulgata: “the version commonly used.”

Today, we call it the Latin Vulgate.

But this historically important translation is often neglected by Protestants. Back in December 2015, I sat down with Faithlife’s Latin Editor Andrew Curtis to learn why (and how) Protestants should study the Latin Vulgate. At the time, Andrew was neck deep in the work of creating an unprecedented Latin-English interlinear Bible. Now that the project is complete, I asked him to remind us of the importance of the Vulgate and to provide some practical tips on how to use this important translation in Bible study.

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What Does It Really Mean to Read the Bible in Context?

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Cuneiform tablets changed my life. I’m not kidding. As I look back on my 15 years of graduate school in biblical studies, the turning point in how I view the Bible was my course in Ugaritic, a cuneiform language very similar to biblical Hebrew. This class compelled me to transform “read the Bible in context” from a naïve platitude to an issue of spiritual integrity.

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3 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss February’s Featured Deal

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This month only you can save on the J.C. Ryle Collection: 18 volumes from a classic preacher and writer with insights that resonate with Christians to this day. Here are three reasons you’ll want to pick up this month’s featured deal.

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What’s the Best Evangelism Strategy? Some Wisdom from John Piper

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Christians and non-Christians argue about the truth of the Bible all the time. (Because Internet . . .)

Christians even argue with other Christians about how to argue about the truth of the Bible: what’s the wisest strategy?

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