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…]

Free Course + 2 More for 80% Off

“Clarity of Scripture” means the Bible is not a puzzle to unscramble but is clear enough for people to understand, believe, and follow. [Read more…]

Essential Books, Major Savings. The Library Expansion Sale Is Back.

You know those used book sales where you buy a mystery box for really cheap? This is like that, except they’re not mystery boxes and they’re curated by topic—no surprises, just savings.

For a limited time, expand and deepen your Logos library just how you want it—and save up to 30%. [Read more…]

Bad Bible Interpretation Really Can Hurt People

Anyone who teaches the Word of God wants people excited about exploring Scripture. Ultimately, you want to turn listeners into competent students so that they can teach others. Along the way, you have to deal with a lot of mistaken methods and conclusions. But so what? Hey—having folks engaged in studying the Bible is more important than what they actually think they see in it. It’s no concern that what most Christians think is [Read more…]

Thanks a Million: New Record on the Logos Forums

The Logos forums have reached an important milestone—1,000,000 posts on over 144,000 threads from more than 250,000 users.

A special shoutout to our forum MVPs, a select group of Logos wizards who go above and beyond to answer questions and help others experience the power of Logos.

If you’re not in the forums yet, you should join. Here are five reasons to get involved:

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Spurgeon, Rogers, Mohler, and You: Standing on Tall Shoulders

Many of our most respected pastors spent decades curating their libraries, discovering hidden jewels, and finding the best ministry resources available.

Yet now you can get the same kind of robust library geared for your theological interests with a single click. [Read more…]

Did Jesus Go to Hell After He Died?

Christ’s Descent into Hell by Follower of Hieronymus Bosch

Some versions of the Apostles’ Creed say Jesus descended into hell. Did he?

For centuries, Christians have proclaimed, “. . . he [Jesus] descended into hell . . .” Other versions of the creed say “the grave.”

Why do we say those words at all, and what are the implications of one versus the other?

This brief post is only an introduction to the matter. I’ll present the main relevant biblical texts, a brief overview of the primary interpretations, and a quick note about how I used Logos Bible Software to find this information.

Finally, I suggest resources for further study.

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Is Acts a Work of Fiction, History, or Theology?

The Preaching of Saint Paul at Ephesus by Eustache Le Sueur (1649), commons.wikimedia.org

By Grant Osborne

Most ancient books trace the “acts” of heroes like Odysseus, Alexander the Great, or Julius Caesar. Luke’s is unique because these are the “acts” of a movement. As the second part of a two-volume work, it is a historical narrative tracing how the Christ followers built on their founder and became a worldwide force. They began as a fairly narrowly conceived Jewish “sect” and by the end of the book had expanded to “the ends of the earth” (1:8). This work tells how that came to pass in just a little over thirty years, from the ascension of Jesus (AD 30) to the imprisonment of Paul in Rome (AD 60–62).

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Get Up to 47% off Courses, Books, and Collections

April’s Monthly Sale is packed with resources to study the life and work of Christ, including a 3-course Mobile Ed bundle that’s a whopping 47% off.

About the Mobile Ed bundle, Jesus and the Resurrection

Combining three courses that would normally cost $480—but now total just $250—this bundle is perfect for the Easter season. These courses will: [Read more…]