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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Remember America’s Heroes

Great deals on counseling resources from now until Memorial Day.
This article is part one of a three-part miniseries on Memorial Day from special guest, Jeff Struecker, lead pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia.

Have you ever been to Arlington National Cemetery? Have you ever had a chance to see the pride of the men and women who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier? Have you seen the meticulous care that the country puts into this hallowed ground? Have you had the privilege of standing in the background and watching the precision that soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coast guardsmen put into military funerals? It is a sight to behold. It is moving!

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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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Get 80% off This Esteemed New Testament Commentary

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“There is no better single-volume commentary on the New Testament than the one Bob Gundry has written.” So says New Testament scholar Craig A. Evans regarding Robert H. Gundry’s Commentary on the New Testament. Karen H. Jobes offers similar praise:

Gundry’s magnum opus culminates the life’s work of one of our generation’s preeminent New Testament scholars. . . . This one-volume commentary on the New Testament is a rare accomplishment that must find a place on the bookshelf of every serious preacher, teacher, and student of Scripture.”

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Rediscover Prayer with This Free Book by N.T. Wright

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Through May, download N.T. Wright’s The Lord and His Prayer for free!

Matthew 6 records what is now known as the Lord’s Prayer. This simple prayer contains powerful insights into the mind of Jesus. When studied appropriately, one discovers not only the historical basis for this prayer and the impact it had on Jesus’ disciples, but how it can change our lives today. N.T. Wright dives into some of these insights with his book, The Lord and His Prayer, and it’s free this month!

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Get 50% off the A.W. Tozer Collection

tozer_blogimage A.W. Tozer was a dynamic preacher, prolific writer, and a no-nonsense man of God. Throughout his preaching career he gave practical, instructive, exhorting, and invigorating lessons to his listeners. The A.W. Tozer Collection includes 57 books written by Tozer or compiled posthumously from his sermons or editorials—nearly 11,000 pages of rich spiritual insights.

This month only, you can get the A.W. Tozer Collection for 50% off the regular price. Already own some of the volumes in the collection? You’ll get a custom discount based on what you own. Simply visit the product page and sign in to see your price.

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Study the Bible like a Scholar with the Not Your Average Bible Study Series

not-your-average-bible-study-seriesIt can be easy to reduce Jonah’s story to the version we might have learned in Sunday school when we were young. Being swallowed by a “big fish” is a story that engages our imaginations and teaches a valuable lesson about obedience. But by focusing on Jonah and the fish, we miss the important themes of mercy and grace that are present throughout the book.

Digging into the Scripture is the best way to expand your understanding of Jonah’s story. And once you’ve grasped all the nuances of the text, the next step is to apply these lessons and themes to your own life in practical ways.

But it can be difficult to take this next step.

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If You Speak Spanish and English, This Deal Is for You

cinco de mayoPastor Tuttle is an American, but he’s been ministering in the tiny villages that dot the banks of the Amazon River for two decades. This Sunday, he’s regaling a small church in Nebraska with his adventures in the Peruvian jungle.

As he chronicles his journey along the treacherous river to preach in the fledgling jungle churches he serves, his words flow more and more easily—even as the congregation exchanges befuddled glances across the pews.

He’s two minutes into the powerful story of sharing the gospel with the village of Jutai when he makes sense of their confused looks.

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Mark Futato Explains How to Teach and Preach the Psalms

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John Calvin called the Psalms “an anatomy of all the parts of the soul,” meaning there is not a single emotion in all of life that is not articulated in the book of Psalms.

When Dr. Mark Futato realized the Psalms’ broad relevance to all of life, it sparked a deep-rooted passion for researching and teaching this rich book of the Bible in a way that helps others do the same.

He brings that passion to his new two-course Mobile Ed bundle, Understanding the Psalms.

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