How Should Christians Respond to the New Atheists?

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The number of Americans who identify as atheists has doubled since 2007. Though that’s some dramatic growth, atheists still make up just a small percentage of Americans; somewhere between 3% and 9% of American adults don’t believe in the existence of God.

In spite of those small numbers, so-called New Atheists such as Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and the late Christopher Hitchens have penned book-length takedowns of religion that have thrusted atheism back into the spotlight.
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Share a Meaningful Bible Verse for Mother’s Day

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As you probably (hopefully) know, Mother’s Day is this Sunday. If your master plan to honor your wife, mom, grandma, or women who aren’t moms (but basically are) is already well under way, well done. And if you just realized Mother’s Day is on Sunday, well, here’s something to get you started, before you frantically Google “last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas.”

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Celebrate the National Day of Prayer Today

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How many of us learned a litany of easy-to-remember prayers growing up? Recite with me: “Now I lay me down to sleep . . . Jesus, tender shepherd, hear me, bless thy little lamb tonight . . . Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest …” And that’s to say nothing of the zany soundtrack of prayers-set-to-popular-tunes that many of us learned at summer camp or in Sunday school.

Giving our children tools to pray is important, don’t get me wrong—but our prayer lives must go deeper, even as children but especially as adults. Prayer isn’t just requests and rhymes. If we’re going to change the world, we must refocus our prayer on the One to whom we speak in prayer. We must become prayer warriors.

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How Archaeology Uncovers the World of Jesus

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Many Christians treat biblical archaeology merely as a way to prove the accuracy of the biblical record, but this field of study has far more to offer than that. Archaeologists investigate the remains of human culture from antiquity, determining what information about the past can be recovered based on those objects. Archaeologists ask, “How do these remnants shed light on or relate to narratives and other literature that has survived from the past?” This has profound implications for the study of Scripture. Once we grasp the insights of biblical archaeology, the life of Jesus and the world he inhabited suddenly come into sharp focus.

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D.A. Carson Says This Is the “Best Technical Commentary on Ephesians”

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Late last year, we released a few new volumes in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series: S.M. Baugh’s excellent treatment of Ephesians and the longest commentary on Jude ever written. It’s the former volume that has received some high praise recently. D.A. Carson called it “unquestionably the best technical commentary on Ephesians.”

This highly praised volume is now available in print for your physical library. Of course, a reference work like this truly shines in Logos Bible Software. But why choose one or the other when you get both and save!

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Ask the Logos Pros: How Do I Export My Logos Library into Zotero?

logos to zoteroMany Logos users rely on Zotero for organizing and citing their research, and yet they may not know that there is an easy way to export their Logos library titles into that free library management tool.

With Logos 6 you can do it in five steps.
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Four Ways The Genesis Collection Will Broaden Your Study

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Genesis offers a wide scope of content and many interpretive issues which have led to countless viewpoints and controversies. With so much to consider, it’s difficult (if not impossible) for one commentary or study to touch on all of them. So how do you do get a comprehensive look at Genesis?

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Get Up to 70% Off!

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The final votes have been tallied for Logos March Madness and N.T. Wright has been crowned the Champion—which means you can now save 70% off his select works. Even if you were one of the thousands that cast votes for J.I. Packer, no worries—you can save 60% off his select works.

With all of these great deals where do you start? Here are a few N.T. Wright and J. I. Packer titles to get you started.

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Common Roadblocks on the Journey to Biblical Insight

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To study the Bible in depth, you need to navigate its mysteries and complexities with precision and clarity. The reward of serious study is life-changing insight. And the pursuit of biblical insight is lifelong. It’s a journey that will transform you, and never cease to delight, inspire, and challenge you.

But it isn’t always open road and mirror-smooth asphalt. There are roadblocks, potholes, pitfalls, and detours on the pilgrimage toward scriptural insight. Each person’s journey is unique, but there are some challenges faced by just about every traveler on this road.

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Why Athanasius’ ‘On the Incarnation’ Is Thrilling, Essential Reading

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It’s hard to overstate the significance of Athanasius’ On the Incarnation of the Word of God. Athanasius ministered in a time when many Christians believed what we today would recognize as heresy. This embattled saint set himself against a pervasive false teaching, resulting in his exile . . . five times over! In the end, orthodoxy won the day, and we have Athanasius to thank for that.

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