The First Great Theological Battle in the History of the Church

In his letter to the Galatians, the Apostle Paul sought to correct a church that had lost the heart of the gospel. Dr. Grant Osborne calls this letter “the first great theological battle in the history of the church.” At the core of the disagreement was the place of traditional Jewish religious practices for Gentle converts to Christianity. The Jewish Christians of the Galatian churches believed that Gentles had to become Jews—be circumcised and submit to the Mosaic law—before they could be saved. These Judaizers were convinced that the law was still the heart of the gospel, rather than Jesus’ actions on the cross.

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3 Christian Documentaries You Can Watch for Free Right Now

Video can be a great tool to help you further your theological knowledge. Whether it’s providing material for Sunday school classes, small groups, or your congregation, biblical video content can start meaningful conversations in your church and deepen learning.

Right now, your entire church can get free access to over 7,000 videos, including lectures by biblical scholars like Douglas Moo and Darrell Bock on evangelism, discipleship, leadership, counseling, apologetics, and more.

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5 Deals from P&R Publishing Available This Month Only

This month we’re shining the spotlight on P&R Publishing. For the next 30 days you can save 30% on some of this beloved Reformed publisher’s most popular titles! Here’s a rundown of what’s on sale:

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How Faith Becomes Trust When Your World Falls Apart

This is a guest post by Dr. Daniel Bush. Daniel is the author of Live in Liberty: The Spiritual Message of Galatians, May’s Free Book of the Month.

Seven years ago, my world fell apart.

At the time I was living in Scotland and, for deeply personal reasons, had to leave on the heels of my residency. I’d spent weeks packing all of my household goods and books. I sold my car. The movers finally came and took my boxes.

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Last Day to Save Hundreds on the WBC

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Save Time & Money with the Lexham Bible Guides

There are only so many hours in the day, and every one counts. For pastors, this tension is particularly difficult. According to research conducted by Thom Rainer of Lifeway, pastors spend around 13 hours per week on sermon preparation. With all the other church and ministry responsibilities on their plate, that’s a sizable chunk of time devoted to research and writing. How much of your time and effort would be saved by making the research process easier and more accessible? Just think about all the other things vying for attention that could be prioritized with all the time that was previously wrapped up in research.

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If “Blood of Bulls & Goats” Can’t Forgive Sins, Why All the OT Bloodshed?

Hebrews 10:4 asserts, “It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins,” but Leviticus seems to tell a different story. Even casually reading the book, we notice that Israelites who bring proper sacrifices “shall be forgiven” (e.g., Lev 4:20, 26, 31, 35; 5:10, 13, 16, 18). Have we reached an impasse?

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Instantly Transform Your Logos Resources into Large Print

Often times it’s the little things that mean a lot. And the older I get, the more appreciative I am of a little thing in Logos that makes a big impact. With the click of a mouse we can have an instant large-print library!

This feature has been around a while, but with a recent update to the software it has improved and changed locations.

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The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day—all of whom share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation.

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How to List the Ten Commandments? It’s Up for Debate.

Image: Moses and Aaron with the 10 Commandments, Aron de Chaves (1674)

One of the most enduring elements of the Bible and the Judaeo-Christian worldview within Western culture is the Decalogue, the Ten Commandments. Even if one can’t recite them all, most people have seen the fiery finger of God etch the commandments into two stone tablets as Moses—for many of us, Charlton Heston—watches in awe.

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