3 Reasons You Should Read the Whole Bible This Year

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I’ve come to realize that in order to know the Bible there is no replacement for reading the entire thing.

I’m going to give three reasons why you need to aim to read even the portions of the Bible you somehow rarely get around to—and why I myself continue to reread the Bible even though I’ve already marked it “read” on Goodreads.

Give poor Obadiah and Nahum some love. Actually try to divine some intent behind genealogies rather than skipping them (hint: it’s there).

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What’s on the Horizon for the EEC in 2017?

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There are some exciting things in store for the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC) series this year. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect in 2017.

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3 John Piper Works You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

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“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.”

John Piper’s voluminous writing ministry is really just a series of expansions on that singular theme. With every book he publishes, Piper explores yet another implication of that potent idea—a philosophy he (somewhat cheekily) calls “Christian Hedonism.” The Crossway John Piper Collection (39 vols.) (on sale now through January 31) includes some of Piper’s most popular works related to Christian Hedonism—as well as a few gems you might never have heard of.

Here are just three highlights from the collection that you’ll want to read cover to cover.

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The Logos 7 Buyer’s Guide: Resources to Help You Decide

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There are just 14 days left for you to take advantage of introductory discounts on Logos 7. With the introductory period winding down, we’re pulling together the most helpful blog posts for deciding on a Logos 7 option.

Whether you want to expand your library, find the most affordable way into Logos 7, or just want to get the latest features, this post will point you where you need to go to find the option that fits you.

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Why Update a Beloved Translation? An Interview with Tom Schreiner

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The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) is a beloved translation used by hundreds of thousands of Christians throughout the English-speaking world. Recently, Broadman & Holman have brought together some of the top biblical scholars to produce a revised edition of the HCSB: the Christian Standard Bible (CSB). Pastors and scholars such as David Platt, Tony Evans, Alistair Begg, and Robert Plummer have endorsed it, and David Dockery has touted the CSB as “a landmark achievement—beautifully combining accuracy and accessibility in a way that makes it ideal for Bible study, reading, teaching, and preaching.”

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How to Save a List of Favorites for Multiview Resources

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With the advent of Logos 7, a feature known as Multiview Resources allowed us to open numerous resources within the same panel. The recent release of 7.3 expanded that feature with the option of creating a saved list of resources which can easily be loaded.

Also, we now have the option of displaying Multiple Resources side by side or one upon the other.

Let’s quickly take a look at both of these improvements by creating a saved list of daily devotionals.

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Engaging a Controversial Theologian: Schleiermacher on Christian Faith

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It’s near the end of the eighteenth century, and a German theology student is in distress. He had recently graduated from the University of Halle and moved to Berlin to become a chaplain at a local hospital. His readings at the university in rationalist philosophy and theology had led him to doubt his faith in the Christian doctrine taught since his childhood. Writing to his father, the young man confesses to him, “I cannot believe that he who called himself the Son of Man was the true, eternal God; I cannot believe that his death was a vicarious atonement.

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3 Ways Logos 7 Will Cut Distractions from Your Study

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When you’re studying Scripture—whether for sermon prep, research, or even just personal devotions—the distractions aren’t just out there. Often, it’s the stuff we’re doing as part of the study itself that threaten to distract us.

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This Month Only, Save on the Ariel Ministries Messianic Collection

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January’s featured product brings together 11 volumes by Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum, founder of Ariel Ministries and one of the foremost scholars on the Jewish character of the Scriptures. In these works, Dr. Fruchtenbaum covers a wide range of theological, spiritual, and practical topics, offering ground-breaking perspectives on the Bible, Jewish traditions, and Israel.

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My Favorite Example of Engaging the Head & Heart in Preaching

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The screen printer standing in my living room was trying to sell me on a new four-color process for the kids Bible club shirts my church needed. One problem: he came to the door asking for “Mike,” not “Mark” because I kind of forgot to tell him the truth… (I used to use a pseudonymous email address out of overblown security concerns.)

We still joke about that. He’s now one of my best friends. But back then I had no idea of the wonderful story of God’s grace in his life. He and his wife were brand new to the area, and my wife and I invited them over and started a friendship. We found out that this clean-cut young man had, not too many years back, been a drug addict. As a last resort his non-Christian family had sent him to a Christian program in a rural area. Most guys go there to get clean, and they’re willing to use the God stuff temporarily if it will help them get their lives back from drugs and alcohol.

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