Why Logos’ Typography Matters

I once gave a presentation at my church on “Why Bible Typography Matters.” It was announced a month or so in advance, and people started making comments to me about it. Someone said, “You’re going to talk about Bible typology—like how Joseph prefigures Christ? I love that!” Someone else said, “How can you talk for a whole hour about Bible topography? What is there to say about levels of elevation in Bible lands?”

I tried to explain that typography is the art and science of arranging text on a printed page. This did not persuade anyone I was aware of to get excited, but they all dutifully showed up anyway.

They ended up paying great attention, and they asked truly great questions at the end. The sound guy later told me, “When I saw your topic I expected to be bored out of my mind, but I was actually on the edge of my seat!”

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Last Chance: Get Your First Logos Base Package for under $200

If you’ve never owned Logos before, you can get your first base package for less than $200–but only through October 31. You’ll you get a library of more than 100 valuable Bible study resources—plus tools that make them even more useful.

Don’t miss your chance: Get Logos 7 Starter now.

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Miss These Deals? There’s Still Time to Save up to 50%.

October’s monthly sale is winding down, but there’s still time to pick up commentaries, courses, and other Bible study resources at a steep discount. You can save up to 50% now through October 31. Here are four of this month’s most popular deals. Get them while you still can:

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Don’t Miss the Pre-Order Price on the Adrian Rogers Sermon Archive!

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Pastor. Preacher. President.

Considered one of the most influential ministers of the 20th century, Adrian Rogers held these titles with distinction. He led Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, TN, for 33 years and grew the congregation by 20,000 people. He preached thousands of sermons in the course of his lifetime. He was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention for two terms, leading the convention in a conservative direction.

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Why Bible Teachers Should, Like, Care about Proper English

“Should we split infinitives? Can we say ‘to boldly go where no one has gone before’?” A sharp teenage girl in my church recently asked me this.

Great question. How do we judge what is “correct” English, anyway? And should Bible teachers even, like, care?

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14 Sobering Facts about Satan, the Devil

He’s the universe’s public enemy number one, the chief opponent of God and his people, and the leader of uncounted demonic forces. Jesus says he’s been a murderer from the beginning, and he’s engaged in an all-out war against the forces of good in the universe.

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Final Call: 50 Ministry Resources for 50% Off

October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and to mark the occasion we’re offering 50 ministry resources for 50% off. But you don’t have to be a pastor to appreciate these commentaries, courses, and ministry deals. Pick your favorites while you still can: the deals end on October 31 at midnight (PT).

Here are three recommended courses and books to get you started:

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Does God Need a Co-Signer?

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We all know why co-signing a loan is required. The bank assumes that the person who is being loaned the money may not be able to repay it. Their commitment or ability is in question. In the Bible, God typically swears by his own character when entering a covenant since there is no one above him who needs to co-sign the agreement (Heb 6:13). There is a fascinating exception to this in the book of Psalms.

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What’s Really Eating Jonah?

Was Jonah swallowed by a fish or a whale? Various opinions can be found in classic works, such as this third-century artistic rendition of the scene, Jerome’s Latin Vulgate, Tyndale’s 1534 translation, and in most theological works to date.

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Get an N.T. Wright Collection & 100+ Other Books for under $200

If you’ve never purchased Logos before, through the end of the month you can get any version of Logos 7 Starter (Standard, Anglican, Baptist, and more) for under $200. It’s the first time Logos 7 Starter has ever been offered at this low a price.

But why would you choose a specific library (let’s say Anglican) over a Standard package? There’s a very good reason, as many first-time buyers are discovering.

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