Suffering: The Key to Spiritual Maturity

A mother buries the child she loves. A hardworking husband loses his job. A family goes hungry. All of these scenarios beg the same question: If God is good, why do we suffer?

For some—including many Christians today—suffering is a sign of God’s absence or anger. For others, it is a sign of Satan’s attack. But what does the Bible reveal about suffering? And how did those in the early church interpret their suffering?

In PD201 Introducing Spiritual Formation, award-winning author and internationally-recognized speaker Dr. Gary Thomas (author of Sacred Marriage) teaches the biblical response to suffering and addresses why Christians are encouraged—surprisingly—to rejoice in suffering.

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What’s New in Logos Now

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Everyday we’re working hard on innovative solutions to the problems you encounter in your Bible study. Our team regularly develops exciting new features, datasets, tools, and more to give you a deeper understanding of God’s Word.

In the past, you had to wait until the next release of our software to access extensive updates like these. But whether you’re a minister, scholar, student, or an everyday Christian with a passion for God’s Word, we recognize that you want the latest and best Bible study tools to help you dig deeper into God’s word, right now.

That’s why we created Logos Now.

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Hermeneia Commentaries: Save up to 49%!

66.1 PeterFor the first time in Logos, the Hermeneia commentaries are available as
individual titles. You can now deepen your biblical studies with 50 volumes of commentary on
books of the Old and New Testaments, as well as the Apocrypha and pseudepigrapha.

Praised by Walter Brueggemann as “the benchmark and reference point for all future work,” the Hermeneia series was designed to provide critical and comprehensive discussion of each aspect of biblical interpretation. The volumes aren’t constrained by any arbitrary limit in size or scope, resulting in massive works of up to 1,000 pages.

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What is Logos Reformed?

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Wouldn’t it be great to have all the power of Logos paired with a library of trusted resources that reflect your convictions and the standards of your theological tradition? That’s the idea behind Logos Reformed. The Reformed base packages are packed with great resources from the Reformed tradition.
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Planning Your Next Sermon Series? Start Here.

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Tell me everything you know about the book of Romans. Ready, set, go!

Admit it: unless you’re Doug Moo, it’s pretty tough to summarize the background details of even this well-read and beloved epistle. But if you’ve ever preached through the book of Romans, you probably did just that. You pulled together commentaries, encyclopedias, and other resources, scoured them for relevant content, then repackaged your study into a series introduction that your congregation could quickly grasp.

If you preach expositionally through books of the Bible, beginning a new series can be daunting. There’s loads of content to sort through, and it’s a challenge to sift the helpful stuff from the same bland, cursory information repeated in every commentary introduction. Today, I’ll show you how Logos can help with this essential step in your sermon prep.

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R.C. Sproul on New Age Philosophy and The Other Worldview

The Other WorldviewAccording to Peter Jones, our culture as a whole has switched worldviews over the past few decades. Rather than maintaining a fundamental distinction between God and his creation, today’s predominate worldview sees everything as essentially one.

In his new book, The Other Worldview, Jones explains the difference between what he calls “Oneism” and “Twoism.” He exposes the pagan roots of Oneism, and he traces its spread and influence throughout Western culture. Most importantly, he shows us why Oneism is incapable of saving anyone or truly changing the world for the better.

Here’s an excerpt from R.C. Sproul’s foreword to The Other Worldview:

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Better Understand Baptist Theology with Founders Press

Founders EmblemWe’re proud to announce that Founders Press titles are now available for pre-order in Logos Bible Software! Devoted to teaching Baptist churches about ministry and theology, Founders Ministries has published numerous titles to help congregations in their mission to teach and preach the Bible. Now, these works are interconnected with the tools and features in Logos to make biblical references and historical events easier to follow, helping you to gain insight from both the Bible and Baptist history and theology.
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What to Do When an Apostle Won’t Return Your Calls

steveRungeThe use of language, whether it’s Greek or English, spoken or written, is a true art form—perhaps the only one we practice every day. Instead of choosing colors from a palette or notes from a scale, we choose from a list of vocabulary, grammar, and linguistic devices in order to create meaning. The possibilities are endless.

This variety gives our speech and our writing vibrancy, but it can also cause confusion. How often do we stop and ask, “What did you mean by that?” Even though we practice the art of language every day, our messages are not always received as they’re intended.

When reading the New Testament we need this clarity more than ever. When we come across a confusing passage, we can’t exactly pick up the phone and ask an apostle, “What did you mean by that?” However, we can analyze the linguistic devices they used, and this can help us understand the New Testament authors’ true intentions.
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Get Your Journals as We Complete Them

Journal Bundle blog post imageNo one likes to wait. Since we began work on Logos 6, we’ve been eagerly anticipating the completion of our journal bundles—definitive collections of some of the most celebrated scholarly journals out there.

We’ve been hard at work tagging over 1,200 volumes. Soon, you’ll be able to search for a Scripture in the Passage Guide or Sermon Starter Guide and see every relevant article in every journal in your library.

The journal bundles are due to ship in September, but we just can’t wait any longer. And we don’t want you to either.

We’re giving you the chance to gain instant access to journals in these bundles as we complete them.
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Introducing the Reformed Commentary Bundle

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Building a library that suits your needs as a Reformed pastor, layman, scholar, or academic can be cumbersome and expensive. Even if you can afford the best commentaries available, there are so many great resources you may not know where to start.

Enter the Reformed Commentary Bundle.

We’ve compiled over 150 commentaries featuring top scholarship from the Reformed tradition and made them available in one massive bundle. This bundle combines expositional and exegetical works, with time-tested classics, and contemporary, world-class scholarship. Best of all, this may very well be the most affordable bundle of commentaries we’ve ever offered.
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