If you use Logos, odds are you love commentaries. The monthly sale is always a great way to add commentaries to your library, with savings on both commentary collections and individual volumes from popular series. And if you’re looking for insightful biblical analysis at a low price, these six deals are perfect for you.
Fri, March 25, 2016 | Articles|
This Easter season saw the release of two major films about Jesus: The Young Messiah, based on Anne Rice’s 2005 novelization of Jesus’ earliest years, and Risen, a biblical epic recast as a historical mystery starring Joseph Feinnes. Depicting biblical stories on the screen is always a risky business, as the creators of ABC’s controversial Of Kings and Prophets learned when that show was abruptly cancelled early this week. Whatever its theological pitfalls, and whatever the critical consensus, any new film adaptation of the life of Christ probably won’t become the most-watched film of all time.
That honor goes to another movie about Jesus.
Thu, March 24, 2016 | Articles|
John Piper’s groundbreaking resource Look at the Book is free through the month of March, and guess what? It’s going to stay that way. That’s right—the Logos edition of Piper’s hit Look at the Book will be a free download for the foreseeable future!
One might think, “Well, no hurry then; after March I can still get this excellent resource for free!” That’s true, but there’s still one deal you don’t want to miss: the March plus-one, Finish the Mission, is $1.99 through March 31—but that deal disappears in seven days.
Tell me if this sounds familiar: It’s December 31, and you think, “This is it. This is the year I will read the Bible all the way through.” You start strong through Genesis and Exodus. You power your way through the ritual laws in Leviticus and the censuses in Numbers. But by the time the regulations start repeating themselves in Deuteronomy, you find yourself lagging behind. At first you miss only a day or two, which you make up for on the weekend. But soon (perhaps right now?) you are weeks behind, discouraged of any hope of catching up, and you quietly let your plan to read the Bible lapse for another year.
If that’s you, let me offer you some encouragement, some tools, and some alternatives.
Exodus 20:15 is pretty practical: “Thou shalt not steal.” There are complexities, there are always complexities whenever fallible and finite people like us try to apply God’s norms to our situations. But for the most part, we Bible readers feel we know what to do with this command.
But what about the Bible passages that contain no clear commands? What are we supposed to do with them, or in response to them?
Tue, March 22, 2016 | Products|
Many Christians aren’t satisfied with their Bible study time. When you sit down to read the word of God, do you have a plan, or do you find yourself flipping the pages, not knowing where to start? Bible Study Magazine can help you get more out of your Bible study. In every issue, we offer articles, infographics, Bible study plans, and devotionals that provide context, and address tough questions prompted by the text. We also feature interviews with influential pastors, scholars, and Bible teachers in the US and around the world.
Tue, March 22, 2016 | Articles|
Since the 1970s, a tide of scholarship called the New Perspective on Paul has—depending upon whom you ask—either swept away hundreds of years of misconception . . . or threatens to sweep away the hard-won truths of the Reformation.
So which is it? Or, even more fundamentally, what is it? The New Perspective is notoriously challenging to summarize, but one thing is certain: everyone who takes biblical studies seriously should at least have a basic grasp of what’s new about the New Perspective.
Tue, March 22, 2016 | Misc.|
In preparation for Easter, we’ve partnered with David DeSilva, Peter Leithart, Tremper Longman III and other top scholars to create a free 10-day video journey through the life of Christ. It begins with the expectation of the Christ’s coming and ends at the anointing of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. If you’re looking to discover the deeper meaning of Easter and reflect on what Christ’s Passion means for you, there’s still time to start your journey.
Mon, March 21, 2016 | Training|
After executing a Basic Search, you may find yourself with a lot of results from one resource. For example, imagine studying Colossians 1:19 where you come across the phrase fullness of God. So you decide to investigate this phrase throughout your whole library. Here’s a little tip to help you quickly move through the search result you uncover:
Mon, March 21, 2016 | Misc.|
Sixteen authors went head to head in round three; eight emerged victorious, and eight were sent packing. This was a round of upsets, as three of the eliminated contenders were juggernauts G.K Chesterton, Charles Spurgeon, and D.L. Moody. But don’t let their defeat fool you—the writings of these theologians pack a wallop and you can get their select works for 40% off! Here are a few titles you don’t want to miss, plus a hint on how to get all 11 volumes of the G.K. Chesterton Collection for less than the collection price.