How to Find Every Bird Mentioned in the Bible

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I recently officiated the funeral service of my aunt who lived a long, fruitful life. She thoroughly enjoyed bird watching so I wanted to include in my remarks several biblical passages about birds. Knowing both the Old and New Testaments mention various types of birds, I wanted to execute a search that would find all verses referencing birds and from those results I would make my selections.

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Round One Ends Tomorrow: Name Your Picks Before It’s Too Late

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Dozens of authors are going mano a mano in a last-man-standing competition for your votes. That’s right: Logos March Madness is here!

Who will be sent home packing and who will ultimately emerge victorious? With the retirement of three-time LMM champion D.A. Carson, it could be anyone’s game.

You only have until 3 p.m. (PT) tomorrow to cast your round-one vote. But should your first-round picks suffer the humiliation of defeat, fret not! Selected works by the eliminated authors will go on sale two hours after round one ends.

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Honoring Christ in a Divisive Political Season

cityPostmodern culture often celebrates diversity, but the multitude of viewpoints can make sensible dialogue challenging. As American Christians endure yet another fiery political season, the temptation to throw up our hands in defeat and frustration may be stronger than ever. But Christians don’t have to fear pluralism, and shouldn’t simply walk away from political engagement. In his book Common Grace, early-twentieth-century Dutch politician and theologian Abraham Kuyper demonstrates that pluralism offers Christians an unprecedented opportunity to engage in politics, culture, and indeed every domain of human existence. After all, as Kuyper famously said, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, ‘Mine!'”

Recently, we sat down with Richard Mouw, professor of faith and public life at Fuller Theological Seminary, and James Bratt, professor of history at Calvin College, to talk about Kuyper’s legacy, and how Kuyper’s thought may throw a lifeline to Christians swamped in a culture of political rancor.

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Tips to Create Sermon Slides While You Study

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When you study with Logos and present with Proclaim, you don’t have to spend hours preparing your sermon and then hours preparing your slides. You can get ready for the service while you study for your sermon.

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Why Ruth Risked Everything by Staying with Naomi

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It’s a heart-rending scene: Their husbands are dead. Their prospects in Moab are bleak. But a rumor stirs in the fields: The devastating famine that brought Naomi and her daughters-in-law from Bethlehem to Moab has ended. It’s time for Naomi to go home.

Naomi’s daughters-in-law Ruth and Orpah insist on returning with her to Judah, but Naomi urges them to remain with their families in Moab. Orpah tearfully follows Naomi’s wishes, but Ruth emphatically refuses. “Where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge,” she insists. “Your people shall be my people, and your God my God” (Ruth 1:16).

Ruth’s devotion to her mother-in-law is beautiful and inspiring. But by remaining with Naomi, she makes a profound personal sacrifice. To really understand the tremendous risk Ruth took by sticking with Naomi, we need to understand the relationship between the people of Israel and Moab.

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D.A. Carson: The First Logos March Madness Hall-of-Famer


Logos March Madness is back, and round one is underway! If you haven’t yet, rally your friends and vote for your favorite authors—those eliminated from this round will get a 30% discount, but the winners will advance to round two, and maybe further! That’s good news for you: the longer the authors last, the deeper the discounts on their selected works.

If you’ve scanned the matchups, you probably noticed one former champion is conspicuously absent. Nope, it wasn’t an accident: D.A. Carson is taking a breather from the competition. Carson was champion three out of four years! What better way to celebrate world champions and record breakers than induction into a hall of fame?
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Is Yahweh a God of War or Peace?

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This is a guest post by Robert B. Chisholm, department chair and Senior Professor of Old Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.

It’s easy to become confused while reading the prophets’ depictions of God. Malachi, for instance, warns that God is a powerful warrior who will consume all evildoers in the fire of his judgment (Mal 4:1). In contrast, Isaiah anticipates God’s kingdom as a time of peace—when nations will beat their weapons into farming tools (Isa 2:2–4). God himself looks forward to the day that “They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Isa 11:9).

So, is God for war or for peace?

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Let the Logos March Madness Commence!


The clash of the titans starts today! For the next 30 days, 64 theological all-stars will face off in an epic contest for your votes. For each author matchup, pick your favorite and rally your friends to vote your champions through. From scrappy challengers like A.W. Tozer and R.C. Sproul to heavyweights Augustine, Calvin, and Spurgeon, there are plenty of authors to root for. Check out all the matchups now and start voting!

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5 Ways the Doctrine of the Trinity Is Surprisingly Practical

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Even the best metaphors fail to capture the complexities of God’s being. In fact, when Christians attempt to explain the Trinity, they often stumble into metaphors that sound suspiciously like the very heresies Trinitarian theology was developed to counteract!

But even if you conquer the intimidating task of explaining the meaning of the Trinity, you may face an even more momentous challenge: demonstrating why it matters.

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How to Open Your Favorite Logos Books to the Right Spot, Every Time

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A fellow Logos user recently emailed this question to me:

I do my Bible study in the morning which usually consists of reading Scripture followed by reading commentaries and other Logos resources. Often times, I don’t have time to finish the commentary reading at home, so how can I access it later in the day on my iPad and finish reading?

Excellent question with a simple solution through the power of synchronization!

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