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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Atlas: How to Easily Locate Maps Related to a Passage

atlas

Knowing the geographical context of a passage certainly aids in our understanding of that passage. To assist with the discovery of that context, Logos provides us with the Atlas loaded with dozens of biblical maps. There are numerous ways to access and use this tool, but today’s blog focuses on a power user trick causing the Atlas to follow us from passage to passage in the Bible. [Read more…]

What Are the Best Books on Preaching?

best books on preaching

If a young preacher stepped into your office asking for your best books on preaching, what would you suggest?

Before I go further, I ask that you would answer that question in the comments. With a little help, this post can be a wonderful resource for preachers looking to grow their craft. [Read more…]

What Is Textual Criticism, and Why Is It Necessary?

Textual Criticism

The Bible was written at a time when the means for sharing documents were far different from the technology we have today. [Read more…]

All Your Discount Options on Logos 8, Clearly Explained

It’s official: the Logos 8 launch discounts are ending February 7. Log in to see your savings. (And if you don’t know what all hullaballoo is about with Logos 8, watch this video.)

You could save up to 40% on Logos 8 if you buy before February 7, so here’s the lowdown on all your ways to save.

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Your discounts are automatically calculated based on what you already own, so sign in before you start shopping, and you’ll see your purchase price on every option.

But if you want the deets, here they are:

New to Logos: 10% off

If this is your first time buying a Logos base package, take 10% off whichever base package you choose. It’s that simple.

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Upgrading to Logos 8: 25% off

For your very first Logos 8 Complete Upgrade, you get 25% off. So that applies if you’re upgrading from older versions of Logos to Logos 8 for the first time.

For subsequent additions (e.g., adding Logos 8 Gold Reformed on top of Logos 8 Gold Standard), take 10% off.

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Academic discount: up to 40% off

Are you faculty, staff, or a student? You could save up to 40%.

There are a lot of ways your discounts could shake out, so the best way to see your discount is by logging in.

But here are a few routes your discount could take:

  • Faculty upgrade: 40% off all things Logos 8. (And if you’re also a Faithlife Connect Essentials subscriber, make that 45%)
  • Student/staff 
    • New Purchaser: 20% off
    • Subsequent Logos 8 purchases are 20% off
    • First-time upgrader: 25% off

Explore your academic discount. Note: these discounts will remain in effect indefinitely, even after the launch celebration, as they are part of the Logos Academic Discount program.

Faithlife Connect subscribers (pre-launch): up to 30% off

If you subscribed to Faithlife Connect Essentials or higher before 10/29, you could enjoy these discounts:

  • New Purchaser: 15% off Logos 8 Complete Upgrade
  • Upgrader:
    • First-time upgrade to Logos 8 Library or Complete Upgrade: 30% off
    • Any subsequent Logos 8 library purchases: 15% off
    • Stand-alone Feature Upgrade: 5% off

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Eerdmans Theology & Biblical Studies Collection: 5 Highlights

Eerdmans Theology & Biblical Studies CollectionHang around seminary libraries long enough and you’ll start to recognize certain publishers, like Eerdmans.

And you’ll start to reach for their books more and more.

They were a consistent publisher in my bibliographies all throughout Bible school and seminary, so much that I had the publishing city memorized (Grand Rapids). [Read more…]

Why Did Jesus Choose to Live in Capernaum?

Quiet Capernaum (Kfar Nahum or “Nathan’s village”) wraps around the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It’s surrounded by lush, rolling hills that invite easy living—likely the reason a large number of Jews migrated there from Jerusalem after returning from Babylon.

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Sermon Transcription: Audio to Transcripts Instantly

sermon transcriptionSince many of you are preachers and teachers, you may be interested to know that Faithlife Sermons now offers automatic sermon transcription.

Faithlife Sermons is a sermon resource and database for preachers and teachers, where you can find sermon illustrations, sermon art, outlines, and other resources. [Read more…]