Why We Created the Chaplain’s Library

Get 15% off Chaplain's Library from now until Memorial Day.This article is by special guest Jeff Struecker, a  long-time Logos user, Army chaplain, and hero featured in the book and film Black Hawk Down. Read more about his story in part one of our three-part miniseries on Memorial Day, “Remember America’s Heroes.”

“So much ministry—so little time.” This describes chaplains of all walks of life. Chaplaincy can be some of the most time-consuming and exhausting work in Christian ministry. Every chaplain I know feels like they have more ministry than they’re able to keep up with. There’s always another couple to counsel, always another crisis to be involved with, always another study to lead, and always another meeting to attend. This is the main reason why I helped create the Chaplain’s Library from Logos.

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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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Relate to Unexplainable Peace

Great deals on counseling resources from now until Memorial Day.
This article is the last post in a three-part miniseries on Memorial Day. It is written by special guest Jeff Struecker. Read more about his story in part one, “Remember America’s Heroes” and part two, “Reflections on Faith, Freedom, and Our Future in Heaven.”

I’m trying to be a steward of a story. It’s not really my story. It is the story of Jesus’ sacrifice to redeem me. It’s the story of God’s providence to spare my life—many times. And it’s the story of the Holy Spirit giving me supernatural peace in the midst of certain death. I’m trying to be a good steward of the story of Black Hawk Down.

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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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Reflections on Faith, Freedom, and Our Future in Heaven

Great deals on counseling resources from now until Memorial Day.This article is part two of a three-part miniseries on Memorial Day. It is written by special guest Jeff Struecker. Read more about his story in part one, “Remember America’s Heroes.”

I spent almost 23 years in the US Army. For nearly all of those years I had the privilege of serving in special operations or airborne units. I could go through the list of accomplishments that no one is concerned with—more than 300 jumps, more than 15 combat deployments to five war zones, lots of opportunities to do difficult or dangerous training. But what I cherish most are the relationships that I developed in the Army.

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Get the Most Out of Your Free Book of the Month

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In The Lord and His Prayer, May’s Free Book of the Month, N.T. Wright provides valuable insights into the Lord’s Prayer, and appeals to the believer to return to a dedicated life of personal prayer. In Logos, this book becomes even more valuable with visual filters, search, collections, and more. Today, I’m going to show you some of the ways I’ve used Logos to get the most out of my study of Wright’s book.

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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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