What Do Lying Shrimp Have to Do with New Testament Exegesis?

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One fine South Carolina day my little family was driving down the road listening to the radio, and on came “Rudy Mancke’s Nature Notes,” a delightful little minute-long feature by a local naturalist who talks about flora and fauna in the Palmetto State. And I got a lesson for New Testament exegesis out of it. And you can, too.

A Nature Notes listener had written in for information on the Latin name for a dead shrimp found “lying against some of the pluff mud” on the Charleston coast. Our two-year-old immediately piped up from her carseat, informing us all with deep conviction, “Lying is bad!”

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What’s New in Logos Now 6.10

New_Logos Now blog image-1Be the first to get the newest tools, features, interactives, and media with Logos Now! Logos is already the world’s most powerful digital Bible study platform—and we keep making it better! If you want the latest Logos innovations but don’t want to wait for the next major release, then Logos Now is for you. Learn more about starting your Logos Now subscription.

Here’s what’s new in Logos Now 6.10.

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Round One Ends Tomorrow: Name Your Picks Before It’s Too Late

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Dozens of authors are going mano a mano in a last-man-standing competition for your votes. That’s right: Logos March Madness is here!

Who will be sent home packing and who will ultimately emerge victorious? With the retirement of three-time LMM champion D.A. Carson, it could be anyone’s game.

You only have until 3 p.m. (PT) tomorrow to cast your round-one vote. But should your first-round picks suffer the humiliation of defeat, fret not! Selected works by the eliminated authors will go on sale two hours after round one ends.

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Honoring Christ in a Divisive Political Season

cityPostmodern culture often celebrates diversity, but the multitude of viewpoints can make sensible dialogue challenging. As American Christians endure yet another fiery political season, the temptation to throw up our hands in defeat and frustration may be stronger than ever. But Christians don’t have to fear pluralism, and shouldn’t simply walk away from political engagement. In his book Common Grace, early-twentieth-century Dutch politician and theologian Abraham Kuyper demonstrates that pluralism offers Christians an unprecedented opportunity to engage in politics, culture, and indeed every domain of human existence. After all, as Kuyper famously said, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, ‘Mine!'”

Recently, we sat down with Richard Mouw, professor of faith and public life at Fuller Theological Seminary, and James Bratt, professor of history at Calvin College, to talk about Kuyper’s legacy, and how Kuyper’s thought may throw a lifeline to Christians swamped in a culture of political rancor.

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Five Great Products to Add to Your Logos Library

March’s deals are here, giving you more than 100 ways to build your library. Get commentaries, theological works, language resources, and more—all at great discounts. And if you’re looking for the best values, don’t miss these five deals:

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D.A. Carson: The First Logos March Madness Hall-of-Famer

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Logos March Madness is back, and round one is underway! If you haven’t yet, rally your friends and vote for your favorite authors—those eliminated from this round will get a 30% discount, but the winners will advance to round two, and maybe further! That’s good news for you: the longer the authors last, the deeper the discounts on their selected works.

If you’ve scanned the matchups, you probably noticed one former champion is conspicuously absent. Nope, it wasn’t an accident: D.A. Carson is taking a breather from the competition. Carson was champion three out of four years! What better way to celebrate world champions and record breakers than induction into a hall of fame?
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Let the Logos March Madness Commence!

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The clash of the titans starts today! For the next 30 days, 64 theological all-stars will face off in an epic contest for your votes. For each author matchup, pick your favorite and rally your friends to vote your champions through. From scrappy challengers like A.W. Tozer and R.C. Sproul to heavyweights Augustine, Calvin, and Spurgeon, there are plenty of authors to root for. Check out all the matchups now and start voting!

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How to Open Your Favorite Logos Books to the Right Spot, Every Time

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A fellow Logos user recently emailed this question to me:

I do my Bible study in the morning which usually consists of reading Scripture followed by reading commentaries and other Logos resources. Often times, I don’t have time to finish the commentary reading at home, so how can I access it later in the day on my iPad and finish reading?

Excellent question with a simple solution through the power of synchronization!

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What Does It Mean to Be Unequally Yoked with Unbelievers?

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How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart, you begin to understand, there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep.”

When Frodo Baggins says these words at the end of the movie The Return of the King, they carry the full weight of someone who is grieving deeply. These words echo some of my relationships. I often wonder: “With all the damage that has been done, how can we ever return to how things used to be?” And, “Was there ever really anything to our friendship at all?”

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Pre-Order New Crossway Collections and Save 20% on Other Crossway Titles

Blog Image_620x325Some of Crossway’s greatest works are now available for pre-order on Logos.com!

Committed to historical, Christian truths, these collections contain some of the most beloved writings in theology, biblical studies, ministry, and Christian living. Leading lights such as Bruce Ware, Thomas Schreiner, Gerald Bray, Wayne Grudem, and Elyse Fitzpatrick provide engaging insights from a biblical perspective. Check out some of the new Pre-Pubs from Crossway.
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