Save 30% on the New International Commentary This Month Only

It’s one of the most sought-after biblical commentaries published today, and for a limited time, you can get it for hundreds of dollars off the regular price.

Few series manage to interact with the best of modern scholarship while maintaining a commitment to Scripture as the infallible Word of God. The New International Commentary on the Old Testament and The New International Commentary on the New Testament are rare exceptions. And right now, you can get them both 30% off with one discounted bundle.

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3 New Lexham Press Titles Available for Pre-Order

Summer is in full swing, but we’re already looking forward to the fall when a number of new Lexham Press titles are scheduled to release. We just recently finished putting together our Fall 2017 Academic Catalog where you’ll find all of our exciting forthcoming titles. Today, we wanted to highlight three books that are coming soon—and all three are available for pre-order right now.

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Logos Pro Summer Training: How to Do Word Studies

Each week this summer the Logos Pros will teach you how to master the tools and resources of Logos Bible Software. You’ll get some pointers and some study questions. This week: word studies.

Jesus famously declares in John 14:6, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” But in what sense is he the “life”?​​ To find the answer, you’ll need to do a word study. [Read more…]

Why Does Logos Say “Dine” Is a Metaphor in Luke 14:1?

The Figurative Language dataset in Logos marks the word “dine” in Luke 14:1 as a metaphor. Why?

Can you figure it out? I’ll give you ten Logos Pro points if you get the right answer.

One Sabbath, when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully.

In a previous post, I showed Logos users how to automatically mark all figurative language in the New Testament with blue text. I’ve kept that visual filter on for my own Bible study, and that’s why I myself recently ran across this little puzzle.

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Get 50% off These Best-Selling Mobile Ed Courses

Through July 19, you can get up to 50% off select Mobile Ed courses. Savings start at 30%; the more you buy, the more you save!

Ready to pick your favorites? Get started with the top-five bestselling Mobile Ed courses in the Summer Sale:

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A Christian Leadership Conference That Comes to You

Whether we lead in the home, in the church, or from the pulpit, every one of us can make an eternal impact on those around us.

And now you can get the training you need to lead with confidence, without leaving the people you serve.

The Mobile Ed Leadership Conference (August 1–14) brings the wisdom of seven Christian leadership experts right to your phone, tablet, laptop, or TV. For two weeks, you’ll get over 80 hours of leadership training you can access whenever and however you want.

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3 Reasons Preachers Shouldn’t Publicly Contradict a Bible Translation

I cringe almost every time I hear a preacher criticize a particular phrase from an English Bible translation in preaching—even and especially those times when I caught myself doing it before I could stop myself. We preachers and Bible teachers would do better not to publicly correct the Bible translations on people’s laps.

Here are three reasons why.

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With God in the Boardroom: The Heavenly Council & Divine Providence

Few characters in the Bible are as maligned for their wickedness as King Ahab of Israel. While Ahab’s predecessors “did evil in the sight of the Lord,” Ahab had an agenda: “[He] did more to provoke the Lord, the God of Israel, to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him” (1 Kgs 16:33).

Ahab’s rule includes Baal worship, forbidden foreign covenants (Syria) and foreign alliances (Jezebel), and the murder of Naboth. In 1 Kings 22, the prophet Micaiah warns Ahab of his impending fate. This isn’t run-of-the-mill prophecy. It’s mixed with a vision of how God came to the final details of His decision: a divine boardroom discussion.

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This Is Why You Should Study the Apocrypha Alongside the New Testament

Most Christians know that the cultural and religious context of the first-century world should shape how we read the New Testament. And just a few verses into Matthew we’re faced with the immense importance of the Old Testament. But far too often something that doesn’t appear on our radar is the literature that lies between the Testaments: the Apocrypha.

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A Simple Trick for Organizing Your Sermons

If you regularly read this blog, you probably know I’m a big fan of Favorites as a place to organize items for future reference. That trend continues today as I answer a question from a fellow Logos user:

Is there a way under the “Sermons” document file system to further divide that, make folders or directories or whatever you want to call it, for a series of sermons, “Parables of Christ”, “Sermon on the Mount”, “Jeremiah”, etc? I’ve not found a way and don’t know if there is a way or not.

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