Frederick Douglass: Slaves Sing Most When They Are Most Unhappy

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) fought three great evils in his life: slavery, the subjugation of women, and hatred among humankind.

Born into slavery in 1818 and separated from his mother at birth, Douglass never knew his actual birth date. He was moved around various farms as a child and teenager in New England. He learned the alphabet from one slave owner’s wife, and from there taught himself to read and write—and was soon using the Bible to teach other slaves to read. [Read more…]

Every Good Sermon Has These 3 Qualities

What makes a good sermon?

What makes a sermon good? Sometimes when people think about preaching, they think about a bunch of rules (i.e., there are three things that go into an introduction; the ways in which you make a good outline; if you are going to use illustrations, you ought to have one for every point). Those are the kinds of rules you get. [Read more…]

How the KJV Is Partially Responsible for the NIV (Video)

kjv and niv

When a Christian businessman tried to share Scripture with a non-Christian, he was met with laughter.

Not because of the Word, but because of the words—the “strange” English of the KJV. [Read more…]

Save 47% for Just a Few More Days

Your chance to save up to 47% in January’s monthly sale ends soon! Plus, right now take $10 off your purchase of $50 or more by using the code SAVE10 at checkout.

Save big on these works and many others this month: [Read more…]

Power Lookup: See One Passage in Many Bibles (Fast)

Power Lookup

A Logos user recently asked this question:

Is there’s a way to see one passage from multiple Bibles at the same time?

Actually, there are several ways to accomplish this task, but I’ll focus on Power Lookup in this blog: [Read more…]

The Significance of Tel Dan in the Genesis Narrative

The land God promised to Abraham and his descendants is a beautiful mosaic of rocky deserts, green valleys, rolling hills, and snow-capped mountains.

These locations are home to familiar and beloved biblical sites frequented by pilgrims touring Israel, like Capernaum, Mount Tabor, and Jerusalem. [Read more…]

How to Choose the Right Logos Package for You—and Save

Logos 8 launched on October 28, and since then thousands have either upgraded to Logos 8 or invested in Logos for the first time. 

And all of them got a launch celebration discount

Here’s how to get yours before the sale ends February 7—and how to make sure you get the package that’s right for you.

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The Difference Between Textual Criticism and Translation

Textual criticism can explain some of the differences people notice between their English translations, such as the omission of “who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” in the NIV of Romans 8:1 (compare Romans 8:1 in the KJV).

However, many variations in translations are not text critical in nature; instead, they reflect the translation techniques and the decisions of translation committees. [Read more…]

Last Days to Save 40% in the New Year’s Sale

The Logos New Year’s sale ends January 31 and with it a chance to save 40% on books and resources.

And since many of the resources are bundled—which means bundled savings is already applied—40% off means an extra layer of savings.

Shop the sale now, starting with these highlights. [Read more…]

How Christian Love Stirred King, Jr.’s Nonviolence

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we honor and remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Though best known as a civil rights activist, he was first a minister, his faith motivating his zeal and commitment to social justice.

You can explore King’s life, theology, and activism in Martin Luther King Jr. for Armchair Theologians, part of the Armchair Theologians Series (13 vols.).

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