How to Transition from BibleWorks without Losing All Your Work

We’re sorry to hear about BibleWorks closing. At the end of the day, we’re all in this to help Christians grow through deep study of the Word.

If you’re a BibleWorks user, you may be considering next steps. Should you transition to another Bible software? What will happen to the notes and data you invested into BibleWorks? We’ve spent the last few days working on some ways to help. Here’s what we’ve come up with so far.

BW Crossgrade and Upgrade

Some BibleWorks users have expressed interest in transitioning to Logos. We understand you’ve already made an investment in your BibleWorks library and want to access those same resources if you switch to Logos. [Read more…]

An Introduction to the Men-De Greek Discourse Feature

I was recently studying 1 Peter 3:18 which in the ESV ends with:

being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit

Using the inline interlinear feature I observed at the beginning of the first clause was a Greek word (μέν or men) that wasn’t translated. Then at the beginning of the second clause was a Greek conjunction (δέ or de) which was translated but. [Read more…]

Fighting Spiritual Fatigue with True Soul Rest

In the midst of a cacophony of noise, finding true soul rest is nearly impossible. With so many responsibilities and distractions vying for our attention, too many of us have built unhealthy cycles of rest. As a result, we burn ourselves out, striving and straining against God’s intent for our lives. In Soul Rest, Curtis Zackery reveals how our misaligned view of rest has its roots in an identity that is out of rhythm with God. [Read more…]

Defending Truth in an Age of Confusion: Why Apologetics Matters

This is a guest post from Bobby Conway, pastor of Life Fellowship Church and author of The One Minute Apologist. Get it on Pre-Pub for a limited time.

Like most people, the first time I heard the word “apologetics” I was befuddled. I was driving down Interstate 5 in Southern California en route to work at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, and for the life of me, I couldn’t understand why there was such a stress for Christians to apologize. After showing up at work, I asked a fellow Christian what the word meant—and that’s when I discovered, to my relief, that apologetics means “to defend the faith.”

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June’s Monthly Sale: 5 Featured Resources and More

June’s monthly sale is packed with great discounts on Mobile Ed courses, commentaries, lexicons, biographies and much more. Save up to 71% on these five featured resources and be sure to check out all the deals at the June Monthly Sale.

2018 Tough Topics Bundle – 71% Off

The 2018 Tough Topics Bundle helps you tackle difficult passages of the Bible. Each course takes an in-depth and unflinching look into the most difficult passages, theological issues, and topics in Scripture. Courses in 2018 cover Pauline theology, important issues in First Corinthians, the historical reliability of Acts, and an examination of ten of the most difficult passages in the Old and New Testament. [Read more…]

How to Use Logos Like a BibleWorks Pro

My first serious Bible software program (December, 2002) was BibleWorks, and as soon as I got it I was hooked. I persuaded dozens of others to get it, and I even became an unofficial BibleWorks trainer for about ten years. I taught multiple whole-Saturday sessions on the software. I still use BibleWorks for one ongoing project. Everyone I knew from the company was a true Christian brother and a class act. I’m genuinely sad to find out that BibleWorks is closing up shop. [Read more…]

Theological Insight Doesn’t Only Come in Books: 60 Years of Christianity Today

It can be fun to flip through an old magazine and laugh at the outdated scientific predictions, bizarre health advice, and absurd trends long forgotten by history.

But it’s a different experience with a magazine like Christianity Today. Open any issue and you’ll find in-depth articles based on biblical truth and a Christian worldview by many of the greatest Christian preachers, thinkers, and leaders of the past 60 years. Their writings in CT have become classics and the wisdom contained within—timeless. [Read more…]

Why Would Jesus Compare Himself to a Snake?

Many people can recite John 3:16, but how many know what John 3:14–15 says? Jesus’ words in these two verses have generated confusion and controversy: “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.”

John 3:15 presents no problem; it declares the gospel—that Jesus, the Son of Man in this passage, is the true object of faith for all who would have eternal life. The difficulty lies in verse 14, where Jesus compares His destiny on the cross to a serpent “lifted up” in the wilderness. [Read more…]

How to Identify Repeated Words in a Passage

During a passage study we’re taught to look for repeated words because repetition may indicate the presence of an important theme or topic. Since the Bible wasn’t originally written in English, we’re not really concerned with English words occurring more than once, but rather repetition in Hebrew and Greek. Several Logos tools assist with identifying repetition, but this blog focuses only one: Emphasize Active Lemmas.

Let’s take a look at this handy, but albeit under-used feature: [Read more…]

Get an Ecclesiastes Commentary for Free, Plus Two More Commentaries—for under $15!

Challenging. Ambiguous. Uncertain. Overlooked. These are just a few of the words that have been used to describe the book of Ecclesiastes.

Yet for those who take up the challenge, Ecclesiastes offers great wisdom and insight into the nature of man, the authority of God, and the eternal dangers of elevating earthly and material pursuits over God’s rightful place of worship—theological topics applicable to all Christians today. [Read more…]