The Greek Powerhouse Your Study Is Missing

Let’s talk about Greek, and what you need to master it—to gain fluency.

You must study. That means years of hard labor bent over grammars and ancient texts, speaking ancient Greek with strangers on Skype, even dreaming in Koine.

Sound like too much? Perhaps mastery at that level isn’t a priority, but exegesis is really important to you. [Read more…]

Great Deals on D.A. Carson, G.K. Beale, John Stott, More

This February, snag a great deal on excellent commentaries and biblical theology works from InterVarsity Press UK.

We’ve got eight IVP UK collections on sale for 30% off, including these three we think you’ll like: [Read more…]

The Time Has Come: Logos 8 Launch Discounts End Today

Tonight at midnight the Logos 8 sale disappears—and with it your chance to save 10–25% or more on Logos 8.

Sign in and shop to see your unique discount.

Between the launch celebration discount (10–25%), Dynamic Pricing, and the savings built into all Logos packages, your savings could be huge.

Here are three quick-and-dirty reasons to get Logos 8 before this sale ends: [Read more…]

How Scholars Date Ancient Manuscripts (Watch)

In this clip from Fragments of Truth, an original documentary from Faithlife Films, scholars explain the various ways manuscripts are dated. [Read more…]

How Much Do You Know about the End Times?

Prove your end times knowledge with this fun 10-question quiz.

Do you know the four main eschatological views? [Read more…]

Snag a Free Theology Book

Mark A. Seifrid’s book Christ, Our Righteousnessfree this month—offers a comprehensive analysis of Paul’s understanding of justification, the central topic of the New Perspectives on Paul debate. It’s part of the renowned New Studies in Biblical Theology series.

In the following excerpt adapted from the book, Seifrid discusses the relationship between the law, the gospel, and the law’s ultimate fulfillment: love. [Read more…]

Reading C.S. Lewis More Deeply with the Courses Tool

It’s been said of C.S. Lewis that talking to him and reading his writings were remarkably similar experiences. When he spoke on topics he’d written on, he was so enthusiastic you’d think he was discovering them for the first time.

The C.S. Lewis courses available in Logos invite us to interact with this man by reading his words, and, in a sense, conversing with him. [Read more…]

How to Read Just the Highlights in a Resource

I recently received this question from a fellow Logos user:

How do you read just the passages in a book that you have highlighted? I like to review my highlights but cannot find that option in Logos 8.

This is a great question. And once I point out how to now accomplish this task in Logos 8, I think you’ll agree this is an excellent enhancement:

  • Highlight as much as you like in a resource, whether it’s a Bible or book (A)

  • Click the Sidebar icon in the upper left of the resource’s  panel to toggle on the Sidebar (B)
  • Click the Notes icon at the top of the Sidebar (C)
  • Select Highlights under the Type filter (D)

  • Notice only the text that you highlighted is now displayed in the resource’s panel (E)
  • Scroll the resource to read just the highlights (F)

This is a great trick to use to review the important points of a book that you highlighted as you read it!

To learn more about the Logos 8 sidebar and all the new features please check out the course What’s New in Logos 8 at mpseminarsonline.com.

Also, remember to follow Faithlife.com/mpseminars and you’ll automatically receive a free digital download of Dr. Grant Osborne’s commentary Ephesians Verse by Verse.

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Morris Proctor
is a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

Last Week to Save on Logos 8

Shop before February 7 to get a discount on Logos 8. Sign in to see your discount.

The countdown has begun: the Logos 8 launch discount officially ends in a week. You could save 10–40% depending on what you own, so sign in to see your discount.

But hurry, the price goes up on February 8.

In case you missed it, here’s an overview of what’s new to Logos 8:

Step-by-step instructions

In Logos 8, you’ll find step-by-step instructions for every type of Bible study.

Choose your study goal—like personal devotions, sermon prep, or exegesis—and Logos 8 lays out the books and tools to use each step along the way. We don’t just give you what you need, we explain how to use it.

Even if you know the steps you need to take in your Bible study, you’ll appreciate Workflows. You’ll discover books and tools you didn’t even know you had, and perhaps most exciting, you can create your own workflow from scratch. You can even share your expertise by making that workflow public.

Clean, simple organization

From the moment you open Logos 8, you’ll find clear ways to jump right into your Bible study. The redesigned Home Page provides quick links to your favorite workflows, reading plans, layouts, and other resources central to your study.

We’ve improved Notes, making it easier to organize your thoughts and capture insights on a biblical passage or resource.

The same goes for your books and documents. Whether you’re looking for that passage list on prayer you made three years ago or a solid commentary on Romans, you’ll find it in a few clicks thanks to Logos 8’s clean, simple organization.

Theological study made simple

Logos has always been great for studying the Bible. And now it’s great for studying theology, too.

Look up a doctrine like “atonement” and the Theology Guide gives you quick links to relevant Bible passages, excerpts from your systematic theologies, and other key information.

Even better, you get a detailed overview of the doctrine with the new Lexham Survey of Theology. This comprehensive resource covers over 230 theological topics and features contributions from Fred Sanders, Gerald Bray, John Frame, and other theologians.

A new way to visualize biblical truth

Everybody has their favorite way to work the biblical text. Some highlight, others underline and circle, and some take notes. Others go the extra mile and diagram sentences and do detailed outlines of the passage.

Whatever your style, with Canvas in Logos 8, you get a set of easy-to-use tools to help you mark up, outline, and create beautiful images based on Scripture

Deeper Bible study for everyone

Take a look at everything new in Logos 8, and choose your base package or upgrade by February 7 to save. We’re confident Logos 8 will make your Bible study easier and even more rewarding, whether you’ve been studying the Bible in depth for decades or are just getting started.

Sign in to see your discount—only available through February 7 at midnight (PST).

On E.A. Litton’s Introduction to Dogmatic Theology

E.A. Litton opens his preface to Introduction to Dogmatic Theology by noting that it was written after an Anglican bishop complained, in 1867, that there was as of yet no account of dogmatic theology “from an English pen.” It’s quite startling to imagine that 150 years ago nothing like this little book existed in English, especially when one takes a look at the great number of systematic theologies published since then, with more being added every year.

But Litton’s work is interesting in its own right as a work of theology, not merely as an artifact.

It was written at a critical moment in the history of the Church of England, and by extension the English speaking churches more broadly. John Henry Newman, a towering figure in the English church and the most articulate and prominent champion of the Oxford movement (which advocated high church, Anglo-Catholic worship and doctrine), had left the Church of England and become a Roman Catholic—a cardinal no less!

Litton’s Introduction to Dogmatic Theology was written very much in light of this, and he is writing self-consciously as a Reformational Anglican. He sees the English church as a child of the Reformation, as his Dogmatics shows throughout. It is written, as he says, “on the basis of the Thirty-nine Articles.” Even though it is written along a typical systematic structure, the whole book reflects these standards.

Litton draws on luminaries of the Anglican tradition such as John Jewel and Richard Hooker, but also frequently engages the Church Fathers, medieval theologians, and contemporaries from Europe. Especially interesting are his interactions with the Reformed scholastic tradition, with which he was masterfully acquainted.

Despite being almost 150 years old, Litton’s work is written with such clarity and concision (and occasional wit) that it still reads very well today. Readers will find themselves turning back to Litton for clear accounts of key doctrines. In fact, it was because we kept returning to our worn, old copy in the office that Lexham Press decided to bring it back to print.

I hope you’ll find it as helpful as we have.

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Explore Anglican theology with E.A. Litton’s classic work, Introduction to Dogmatic Theology, newly reprinted by Lexham Press.