Now on Pre-Pub: The Reformation Trust Collection

Reformation Trust CollectionFor over forty years, R. C. Sproul has been teaching and preaching the Word of God. In 1971, he founded a little ministry in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, with the idea that there was a gap between Sunday School and seminary that needed to be filled.

R. C. Sproul’s passion for God spread like a wildfire—he soon became a highly sought after speaker, and his books sold as fast as they could print them. He started a radio program that is now heard in over forty countries worldwide, he is the executive editor of Tabletalk magazine, and he was the general editor for The Reformation Study Bible.

Ligonier Ministries, now located near Orlando, Florida, has become an international multi-media ministry, bringing people closer to God from many different platforms.

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Preview the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary

We are hard at work on final editing of the first volume of the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary, scheduled for release on June 1, 2011. In fact, we’re now far enough along that we’re ready to release a few previews.

We’ve posted the previews on EvangelicalExegeticalCommentary.com/Volumes under the Ezra and Nehemiah section. The first several preview pages show you excerpts from the Introduction. Most of the previews, however, show you the first section of commentary from Ezra.

Evangelical Exegetical Commentary

You’ll notice that the commentary for each pericope is divided into six sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Outline
  3. Translation
  4. Commentary
  5. Application
  6. Bibliography

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Robert J. Morgan Endorses The I-Beam of Message Building

I-Beam of Message BuildingWe received this endorsement of Morris Proctor’s The I-Beam of Message Building from best-selling author and pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, TN, Robert J. Morgan. We just had to share it:

Being a good preacher is like being a NFL quarterback, only harder. On any given Sunday, a quarterback has to complete an efficient pass to an alert receiver. But a preacher has to first construct the football; then he has to deliver the thing to receivers who may not be paying attention (maybe because they’re thinking about the Big Game).I’ve been listening to preaching for 59 years and trying to do it for about 40 years; and on any given Sunday I’m likely to get shaken up on the play. But I do believe with all my heart that God’s Word is sufficient for every human need; and that it is best preached expositionally.Like all of us, I just need some occasional coaching.

I’m glad to recommend Moe to everyone who stands behind the pulpit, or who doesn’t use a pulpit at all. Whether we’re rookies or pros, whether we’re in robes, suits, or jeans, whether we’re traditional or contemporary, we can benefit from huddling with Moe long enough to learn about I-Beam. You and your church will be thankful, on any given Sunday.

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What About the Theological Lexicon of the New Testament (TLNT)?

Lexicons are some of the most helpful tools in one’s study, particularly when striving to understand how a word or phrase was originally used, and what it might’ve originally meant in a given context.

For Greek lexicons, most folks will say you need BDAG. And you do, it really is the first place you should go when looking deeper into words found in the Greek New Testament. But there are other lexicons too. One that is an excellent supplementary lexicon is Ceslas Spicq’s Theological Lexicon of the New Testament (TLNT), translated (from the original French into English) by James D. Ernest. The TLNT is not exhaustive (it does not treat every word found in the Greek NT), but its entries are helpful and substantive.
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Announcing Evangelical Exegetical Commentary Payment Plans

Evangelical Exegetical Commentary

A few months ago, we announced that work had begun on the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary—a groundbreaking 44-volume commentary on the entire Bible published by Logos Bible Software.

Today, we’re introducing a special payment plan designed specifically for this Pre-Pub.

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10 Powerful Resources for Lent

user wikiFor those who follow the Western church calendar, today is Ash Wednesday—the beginning of Lent.

Lent is a season of preparation that traditionally includes penitence, prayer and fasting, and culminates in the celebration of Easter.

In addition to my regular Bible reading, one tradition that I began a few years ago was deliberately choosing books to read during Lent that would focus my mind and heart on Jesus. I’ve come up with a list, by no means exhaustive, of books that may make for good Lenten reading.

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The Solid Content of Tabletalk: Now on Pre-Pub

TableTalkHave you checked out Tabletalk magazine on the Pre-Pub page yet? 265 complete issues of this unique, award-winning magazine that contains challenging, engaging articles on a wide variety of issues related to theology and Christian living written by today’s top Christian leaders.

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N. T. Wright Interview: Bible Study, Original Languages, Favorite Books, and More

N. T. Wright is one of today’s most important theologians. His work touches many disciplines—New Testament backgrounds, Pauline scholarship, the doctrine of justification, and much more. Wright has written more than forty books, including the 3-volume Christian Origins and the Question of God Series, the For Everyone commentary series (available from Logos in the N. T. Wright Collection), and many more.

We recently sat down with N. T. Wright to talk about digital tools for Bible study, the importance of original language study, his favorite books and authors, and a whole lot more.

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How to Check Out a Collection—Risk-Free

Commentaries

Have you ever purchased a commentary that you found yourself returning to over and over? You knew it was part of a larger collection, but you also knew purchasing the collection would mean paying for that one commentary again?

I have good news for you.

If you buy a title and soon thereafter decide that you’d like to have the collection instead, we’ll credit the cost of the title toward the collection. This is a great way to test out a series before you invest in the whole thing.
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Proclaim announced with a $25,000 Worship Resource Giveaway

Proclaim Giveaway

This week Logos has introduced our new product called Proclaim, and to celebrate the announcement Proclaim is running a $25,000 Worship Resource Giveaway with over 100 winners.

So what is this new tool and why is it important?

Proclaim is a church presentation software that is going to change the way pastors, worship leaders, and other ministry partners put together a presentation. Not only will pastors be able send information and media directly from Logos 4 to a presentation, but worship leaders and others will be able to access a presentation throughout the week to add songs, backgrounds, and announcements. That’s right, multiple people can work from home or their church—or anywhere with internet access—on the same presentation.

Like Logos 4, Proclaim is a cross platform tool. You access your presentation from any place with an internet connection, from a Mac or PC.

A built-in media store means anyone can add videos or graphics without worrying about file-formats and compatibility, while ensuring the whole team can review selected content before it is presented.

Many churches use online planning tools to plan their service order and communicate with their team. While this has traditionally required worship team members to duplicate efforts inputting the service order and set list into the presentation software, Proclaim will easily import the ‘order of service’ you have already created. Then, the same application your team has used throughout the week to access the online version of the presentation, is now the same application used to run the presentation during the service.

There are some very useful cutting-edge features as well, allowing scriptures, messages, and surveys to be pushed out to the mobile devices of people in your service. For instance, when the scripture slide comes up on a screen, a signal will be sent out to also bring the scripture up on their mobile phones.

We have created Proclaim to be the simplest solution for pastors and worship leaders to present with, and for volunteers to run without a huge learning curve.

The Great Worship Resource Giveaway

To celebrate the announcement of Proclaim, we are running “The $25,000 Great Worship Resource Giveaway”, which will have over a 100 winners! The giveaway features today’s best worship resources and will surely be something your worship team will want to enter. Visit the giveaway and see a video on Proclaim, by clicking the banner above, or by going to http://proclaimonline.com. We would love to know what you think about Proclaim. Post your comments and questions below!