What Does ‘Abba’ Really Mean?

When I’m in Jerusalem, I love watching gaggles of Jewish children walking alongside their fathers. And when I hear them call their daddy, my heart melts.

“Abba! Abba!” 

At times I’m sure it sounds a lot like when my kids were little and needed my attention, calling out my second name incessantly until I responded: “Mom! Mom! Mom! Mooommm!”

But Abba? It’s different.  [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip | Organize, Mark Up, and Visualize Any Passage

Sometimes the best way to understand a passage is to illustrate it. With Canvas, you can drag words or phrases where you want them to create a visual outline of a passage or use a library of shapes to emphasize important aspects. [Read more…]

Remembering Francis I. Andersen: A Scholar and a Gentleman

This is not an obituary for Francis I. Andersen, Hebrew scholar and coauthor of the Andersen-Forbes syntax database of the Hebrew Bible, who passed away last month. If you’re unfamiliar with his life and achievements, the Christianity Today obit or his Wikipedia page has you covered. Better yet, read this tribute by his longtime collaborator, A. Dean Forbes. [Read more…]

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Got a Question for N. T. Wright? Ask during Thursday’s Faithlife Live

If you could ask N. T. Wright one question about the state of the world today, what would it be? Bring it to the next Faithlife Live! [Read more…]

5 Tips for Shepherding Your Church on Race

People lifting their hands in prayer and singing.

In this excerpt from Dr. Walter R. Strickland II’s forthcoming Mobile Ed course (available now for $4.99), he offers guidance for pastors shepherding their church on race.

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It is always difficult to shepherd people but especially shepherding in the aftermath of a highly racialized event. Unfortunately, on this side of the kingdom, there will always be many difficult issues to lead people through as a Christian leader. The hesitancy in leading in these moments is a desire to do the right thing that does not jump into an unnecessary conclusion too soon. There are some ways that you can lead amid this ambiguity in a very powerful way. [Read more…]

The Goldilocks Option for Learning Logos

Logos Bible Software comes with all sorts of free training—from hundreds of help articles and training videos to handy tutorial cards that pop up in the desktop app.

And then there’s in-depth training and workshops from Morris Proctor, where you jump off the high dive into what you can do with Logos. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: FREE Discourse Features Webinar

Please read carefully the following sets of sentences.

First these:

  • I like spaghetti.
  • I love pizza.

Now these:

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Logos Tech Tip: How to Stop Hunting for Bible References

Have you ever struggled to find where the verse you’re studying is referenced in a lexicon or Bible dictionary? I know I have. Logos makes the process so much easier thanks to the Emphasize Active Reference visual filter [Read more…]

Pastors, Forget about Creating Tension in Your Sermons. Do This Instead.

This post is adapted from Preaching to Be Heard: Delivering Sermons That Command Attention by Lucas O’Neill. [Read more…]