It‘s all too easy to read Scripture as if it was written yesterday. But when we read the Bible through a modern lens, we open ourselves up to major misinterpretation. If we want to understand the Bible, we need to see it through the eyes of someone from the culture in which it was written. Logos’ Cultural Concepts tool helps you study the Bible in light of the historical and cultural context of the people who wrote—and lived—the stories in Scripture. [Read more…]
In a world afflicted with suffering, anger, addiction, and depression, how can Christians find joy?
Over the last decade, media has played a more prevalent role in the church than ever before.
And it shows no sign of slowing down.
By media, I mean everything from websites and worship presentations, to bulletins and podcasts. That flyer your administrator made for VBS? Guess what? It’s media! Your paper bulletin? Media! The accompanying track sister Elizabeth sang to? Media. It’s everywhere, and people can instantly spot sloppy, hastily thrown together work and the kind that shows you care.
We’re excited to announce some new and improved collections from Baker Publishing. With these resources, you’ll get top scholarship, practical study guides, inspiration for preaching, and more. And as always, collections save you much more than buying books individually.
Baker Academic Craig L. Blomberg Collection (5 vols.)
We’ve put together some of Craig Blomberg’s best works, including his recent Can We Still Believe the Bible? and A Handbook of New Testament Exegesis. With Blomberg, you’ll get top-shelf scholarship on biblical authority, exegesis, and New Testament interpretation. And until July 24 at 11:59 PM, you can get them for 20% off with coupon code BLOMBERG20. If you already own a few volumes, you’ll get an even steeper discount with Dynamic Pricing.
How should Christians relate to the Old Testament Law? Ever since Paul addressed this issue in his epistles, theologians have agreed that our relationship to the Law has changed on account of the death of Christ. But grasping the exact nature of that change has proved more difficult—not to mention controversial. Martin Luther proclaimed “whoever knows well this art of distinguishing between Law and gospel, him place at the head and call him a doctor of Holy Scripture.”
Tom Schreiner has entered into this centuries-old debate with his work 40 Questions about Christians and Biblical Law, July’s Free Book of the Month. Schreiner is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Praised by Simon Gathercole as “an enormously valuable volume”, this work contains timely answers to Christians’ questions regarding the role of the Law in the Christian life.
I sat down with Schreiner to learn how modern-day Christians should think about the Old Testament Law.
It’s common to hear skeptics both inside and outside of the church ask questions like these. If we’re honest, in our own moments of doubt we’ve wondered the same things. In our hearts we want to see a united church, a church characterized by “one Lord, one faith, one baptism (Ephesians 4:5).” Though we may firmly hold to our own theological convictions, many of us may wonder, “Are denominational divisions ultimately a good thing?”
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?