It‘s all too easy to read Scripture as if it was written yesterday. But when we read the Bible through a modern lens, we open ourselves up to major misinterpretation. If we want to understand the Bible, we need to see it through the eyes of someone from the culture in which it was written. Logos’ Cultural Concepts tool helps you study the Bible in light of the historical and cultural context of the people who wrote—and lived—the stories in Scripture. [Read more...]
In a world afflicted with suffering, anger, addiction, and depression, how can Christians find joy?
Over the last decade, media has played a more prevalent role in the church than ever before.
And it shows no sign of slowing down.
By media, I mean everything from websites and worship presentations, to bulletins and podcasts. That flyer your administrator made for VBS? Guess what? It’s media! Your paper bulletin? Media! The accompanying track sister Elizabeth sang to? Media. It’s everywhere, and people can instantly spot sloppy, hastily thrown together work and the kind that shows you care.
Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.
For nearly 20 years I’ve had the privilege of equipping Logos users like yourself how to get the most out of the software. One of my favorite things to teach is my personal system for organizing the many resources in the library. As you’ve probably already discovered, it doesn’t take long to amass 5,000 books or more. Unless you have an efficient method for managing your books, some—even many—will go under used or, even worse, never used. [Read more...]
John and Lisa Bevere are the founders of Messenger International, an organization established to help individuals, families, churches, and nations realize and experience the transforming power of God’s Word. A minister and best-selling author, John delivers messages of uncompromising truth with boldness and passion. In his latest book, Good or God, he invites readers to engage with God on a new level:
We’re excited to announce some new and improved collections from Baker Publishing. With these resources, you’ll get top scholarship, practical study guides, inspiration for preaching, and more. And as always, collections save you much more than buying books individually.
Baker Academic Craig L. Blomberg Collection (5 vols.)
We’ve put together some of Craig Blomberg’s best works, including his recent Can We Still Believe the Bible? and A Handbook of New Testament Exegesis. With Blomberg, you’ll get top-shelf scholarship on biblical authority, exegesis, and New Testament interpretation. And until July 24 at 11:59 PM, you can get them for 20% off with coupon code BLOMBERG20. If you already own a few volumes, you’ll get an even steeper discount with Dynamic Pricing.
How should Christians relate to the Old Testament Law? Ever since Paul addressed this issue in his epistles, theologians have agreed that our relationship to the Law has changed on account of the death of Christ. But grasping the exact nature of that change has proved more difficult—not to mention controversial. Martin Luther proclaimed “whoever knows well this art of distinguishing between Law and gospel, him place at the head and call him a doctor of Holy Scripture.”
Tom Schreiner has entered into this centuries-old debate with his work 40 Questions about Christians and Biblical Law, July’s Free Book of the Month. Schreiner is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Praised by Simon Gathercole as “an enormously valuable volume”, this work contains timely answers to Christians’ questions regarding the role of the Law in the Christian life.
I sat down with Schreiner to learn how modern-day Christians should think about the Old Testament Law.
Everyone’s Bible-study workflow is different. Hopefully we’re all following sound hermeneutics, but there’s infinite variation in how we actually apply those principles. Since no two workflows are exactly alike, Logos can be customized to fit your needs. You’ll save a ton of time in your sermon, lesson, or Bible-study prep with custom layouts. Once you know the type of study you’d like to perform and the resources you need to consult, it’s simple to customize Logos to match your preferred workflow.
It’s common to hear skeptics both inside and outside of the church ask questions like these. If we’re honest, in our own moments of doubt we’ve wondered the same things. In our hearts we want to see a united church, a church characterized by “one Lord, one faith, one baptism (Ephesians 4:5).” Though we may firmly hold to our own theological convictions, many of us may wonder, “Are denominational divisions ultimately a good thing?”
During the summer, church life slows down. Many small groups go on hiatus, and schedules fill up with travel plans and other adventures. During this downturn, pastors and ministers look forward to fall and winter when things start to pick up again. Summer is the perfect time for long-term planning—including your preaching ministry.
Are you looking forward to the next ministry season? The Lexham Press Preaching & Teaching Bundle includes 40 practical resources focused on sharing God’s Word with others. Built for pastors, teachers, and other ministry leaders, this bundle has everything you need to make your teaching more efficient and more effective.
With this bundle, you’ll save 60% off what you would have spent to purchase all the titles individually. And if you preach or teach in the church, you’ll find these volumes to be invaluable as you study, prepare, and present your lessons.