4 Reasons Why You Should Read Jacob Neusner

The following post, authored by Tavis Bohlinger, was originally posted on the Logos Academic blog.

If you don’t know who Jacob Neusner is, it’s time to bone up. Apart from his exceptional prolific publishing output (and that’s an understatement; see point one below), he was known both for his highly acerbic nature to some and his deeply affectionate loyalty to others. He was also, as my final point suggests, the consummate scholar, but not in the way you’d expect. [Read more…]

The Bigger Your Bundle, the Higher Your Savings

This month only, build your own library and save in the process.

From original language resources to practical Christian ministry books, pick and choose what you want to fill your library. The more you buy, the more you save: [Read more…]

Why Every Christian Should Care about Angels

Archangel Michael, by Guido Reni (1575–1642), c 1636. Source: Commons.wikimedia.org

This is a post by guest author Lindsay Kennedy.

The Bible has a lot to say about angels. The problem is, few Christians seem interested in hearing about it.

For whatever reason, many Christians have a dismissive attitude when it comes to angels. But here are three reasons—drawn from Michael Heiser’s new book, Angels—on why every Christian should care about angels. [Read more…]

How to Quickly Arrange the Desktop

Sometimes an easy-to-use, helpful feature gets overlooked. For example, here’s a non-Logos, simple trick I learned recently from my elderly mother.

I was trying to tear a piece of aluminum foil, but the entire roll kept following out of the box. Upon seeing my frustration, my mom pointed out, “Why don’t you push in the tabs on either end of the box which will secure the roll in the box?” I had no idea what she was referring to, but I looked, and sure enough, the tabs were there complete with instructions on how to use them!

I asked, “Why haven’t you mentioned these to me before?” to which she responded, “I figured a 56-year-old man knows how to handle a roll of aluminum foil.” [Read more…]

Flash Sale on IVP and Crossway Bundles

One of the best ways to improve your preaching and exegesis is to learn from masters of the craft.

And now, with a flash sale on two massive resource bundles, you get an affordable way to learn from dozens of distinguished pastors and scholars. [Read more…]

The Importance of Mentorship for New Christians

We all need others to encourage, challenge, and teach us, but this kind of mentorship is critical in the early stages of a new Christian life. But mentorship itself can be challenging, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the rhythms of walking through life with someone else. Making sure you have stimulating topics and questions for your mentee week in and week out can often be difficult. [Read more…]

Elyse Fitzpatrick: Idolatry and the Power of the Cross

Elyse Fitzpatrick is a respected counselor, author, and Bible teacher with a gift for applying biblical wisdom to personal and relational issues.

In the video below, she offers a brief word on the nature of idolatry as she introduces her course on the topic, Idolatry and the Power of the Cross: [Read more…]

5 Books of the Bible That Might Intimidate You . . . But Don’t Need To

When we decided to curate a list of resources for every book of the Bible, one of our priorities was to choose resources that would help people comprehend the most difficult books of the Bible.

All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for helping Christians mature and better obey God (2 Tim 3:16–17), so we should study all of it.

Here are five books of the Bible that might stump you on an initial read, with keys to help you unlock the book, plus resources for going deeper.

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Are Bible Translators Traitors?

A famous Italian proverb declares “traduttore, traditore,” which means, “translator, traitor.” Those who assume this is true are unaware [of] how difficult it is to produce a translation. Every translator at some point invariably discards the meaning of the original text. [Read more…]

How to Quickly See Tags in a Biblical Passage

A Logos user recently contacted me with the following scenario:

I know the Logos developers have tagged the biblical text with all sorts of labels or datasets. Normally I right click on words and scroll through the menu to see these tags. Is there, however, an easier way to view tags just while I’m reading the text? [Read more…]