D.A. Carson: The First Logos March Madness Hall-of-Famer

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Logos March Madness is back, and round one is underway! If you haven’t yet, rally your friends and vote for your favorite authors—those eliminated from this round will get a 30% discount, but the winners will advance to round two, and maybe further! That’s good news for you: the longer the authors last, the deeper the discounts on their selected works.

If you’ve scanned the matchups, you probably noticed one former champion is conspicuously absent. Nope, it wasn’t an accident: D.A. Carson is taking a breather from the competition. Carson was champion three out of four years! What better way to celebrate world champions and record breakers than induction into a hall of fame?
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Is Yahweh a God of War or Peace?

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This is a guest post by Robert B. Chisholm, department chair and Senior Professor of Old Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.

It’s easy to become confused while reading the prophets’ depictions of God. Malachi, for instance, warns that God is a powerful warrior who will consume all evildoers in the fire of his judgment (Mal 4:1). In contrast, Isaiah anticipates God’s kingdom as a time of peace—when nations will beat their weapons into farming tools (Isa 2:2–4). God himself looks forward to the day that “They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Isa 11:9).

So, is God for war or for peace?

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Let the Logos March Madness Commence!

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The clash of the titans starts today! For the next 30 days, 64 theological all-stars will face off in an epic contest for your votes. For each author matchup, pick your favorite and rally your friends to vote your champions through. From scrappy challengers like A.W. Tozer and R.C. Sproul to heavyweights Augustine, Calvin, and Spurgeon, there are plenty of authors to root for. Check out all the matchups now and start voting!

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5 Ways the Doctrine of the Trinity Is Surprisingly Practical

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Even the best metaphors fail to capture the complexities of God’s being. In fact, when Christians attempt to explain the Trinity, they often stumble into metaphors that sound suspiciously like the very heresies Trinitarian theology was developed to counteract!

But even if you conquer the intimidating task of explaining the meaning of the Trinity, you may face an even more momentous challenge: demonstrating why it matters.

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How to Open Your Favorite Logos Books to the Right Spot, Every Time

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A fellow Logos user recently emailed this question to me:

I do my Bible study in the morning which usually consists of reading Scripture followed by reading commentaries and other Logos resources. Often times, I don’t have time to finish the commentary reading at home, so how can I access it later in the day on my iPad and finish reading?

Excellent question with a simple solution through the power of synchronization!

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Leap Day-Only Special: Save 70% on a Huge Sermon Library

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Leap day comes but once every four years. Mark this rare occasion with an equally rare deal.

Save 70% on the Classic Sermon Library Builder (100 vols.)—today only. Get 100 volumes of rich and compelling sermons from some of history’s most distinguished preachers for less than $1.50 each!

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What Does It Mean to Be Unequally Yoked with Unbelievers?

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How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart, you begin to understand, there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep.”

When Frodo Baggins says these words at the end of the movie The Return of the King, they carry the full weight of someone who is grieving deeply. These words echo some of my relationships. I often wonder: “With all the damage that has been done, how can we ever return to how things used to be?” And, “Was there ever really anything to our friendship at all?”

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Pre-Order New Crossway Collections and Save 20% on Other Crossway Titles

Blog Image_620x325Some of Crossway’s greatest works are now available for pre-order on Logos.com!

Committed to historical, Christian truths, these collections contain some of the most beloved writings in theology, biblical studies, ministry, and Christian living. Leading lights such as Bruce Ware, Thomas Schreiner, Gerald Bray, Wayne Grudem, and Elyse Fitzpatrick provide engaging insights from a biblical perspective. Check out some of the new Pre-Pubs from Crossway.
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4 Simple Ways to Make Your Easter Service Awesome

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Easter is a huge opportunity for your church. There are more people attending church than almost any other time of year. Your Easter sermon is arguably the most important sermon your church will hear all year. And people who almost never go to church and know little or nothing about the Bible will be sitting among your congregation.

You do this every year—so how do you keep it interesting?

You have to decide if things that worked well in the past are reusable. Can you recycle some Easter sermon ideas you used a few years ago? Did you nail the Easter stage design last year? Does your team have the perfect worship set for Easter?

Those are all things for your staff to prayerfully consider and prepare based on the needs and resources of your church.

If you’re looking to freshen up your Easter service this year, Proclaim Church Presentation Software has some free Easter media to help you with the details, so you can focus on what matters—whether you own Proclaim or not you can use our free media to create smooth transitions, set the tone for your service, and compliment your sermon.

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Why the Questions Jesus Asked Were about More Than Answers

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Sometimes you have this question about the Bible, this burning desire to know. And you want to know what the whole thing has to say about that question. Ideally, you’d have a year to read through the whole of Scripture, marking it up and taking notes on every passage that spoke to your question.

And I say, don’t give up that ideal. Go for it. But reserve that method for only the most important questions. For others, use the search tools in Logos to “read” all of Scripture for you.

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