Martin Luther described the Apocrypha as “books which are not considered equal to the Holy Scriptures, while at the same time . . . are profitable and good to read.” Luther translated these books and included them between the Old and New Testaments in his German Bible, even though he didn’t include them in the canon. Why would a Protestant like Luther be interested in the Apocrypha if he didn’t believe it was on the same footing as the Old and New Testaments?
With the Ancient Literature Tool, you can study ancient Near-Eastern manuscripts, church fathers, and other relevant literature. We’ve hand-selected the very best ancient sources so you can connect passages with ancient Jewish and Christian parallels and allusions. They’re all included in the Ancient Literature Expansion Collection.
With a Logos Now subscription, your Logos 6 base package gets new content and features added every six weeks. But did you know that in addition to new features, Logos Now also gives you access to several additional titles for no extra charge each month?
This month only, Logos Now members get full access to five books from Fortress Press, including titles from N.T. Wright, Walter Brueggemann, and Jürgen Moltmann. If you’ve been meaning to dig into any of these books, subscribe to Logos Now today for only $8.99/month, and get your first month free! Or keep reading to learn more about what you’ll get this month with Logos Now.
Recently around the Logos office, I’ve heard a lot of chatter about crossgrading, upgrading, and even buying a second base package. I sat down with Taylor Blomquist, our denominational marketing expert, to explain all that terminology and help me understand why someone would want to invest in an additional Logos base package.
Okay, first things first: why in the world would anyone want more than one base package?
The history of Christianity is a long, winding river. At the source of the river stands Jesus Christ, along with the witness of the apostles through their preaching and writing ministries. As the river flows from the first century through the present day, it splits into the tributaries of diverse theological traditions. All of these tributaries trace their origin to the Source of the river while maintaining distinct beliefs and practices that distinguish them from the other tributaries. No matter what tributary you find yourself in, two things are essential: knowing what you believe and knowing the beliefs of other Christians. You need a knowledgable conviction.
Out of a deep desire to help you study smarter, find exactly what you need faster, and simply understand the Word better, we created a brand new product that will make your Biblical research even more powerful—a hand-curated anthology from 38 authors, 11 publishers, and a few very smart Logos product specialists.
Most Christians would agree that a biblical sermon is a good thing, but how many would actually be able to define what makes a biblical sermon biblical?
“The fact is, most people think biblical communication is a style,” says Dr. J. Kent Edwards, tenured professor of preaching and leadership at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and founding pastor of Oasis Community Church in Yorba Linda, California. “In many cases, people will think that to preach biblically means to work through verse by verse, through a biblical text: ‘This morning, we are at Romans 5:3c, and we’re going to continue by looking at part “d” of this verse, and we’ll see how far God takes us.’ That’s a style. That’s just a style.”
In contrast to a particular style of preaching, Dr. Edwards teaches in his new Mobile Ed course, CM102 Invitation to Biblical Preaching I: Theological, Historical, and Pragmatic Reasons for Preaching, that biblical preaching is an entire philosophy that extends to all different styles of preaching.
“Dr. Boice’s commentary series is a treasure for the church and for her pastors. No expository preacher can afford to be without it.” So says R.C. Sproul regarding James Montgomery Boice’s Expositional Commentaries.
James Montgomery Boice received degrees from Harvard, Princeton, and the University of Basel in Switzerland, was the pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia for over 30 years, and was a founding member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. He was also a prolific author, writing popular works such as Foundations of the Christian Faith and The Doctrines of Grace: Rediscovering the Essentials of Evangelicalism, as well as a collection of hymns.
“For freedom Christ has set us free,” the Apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the Galatians. “Stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery” (Gal 5:1). But what does the Apostle Paul mean when he writes of our freedom in Christ?