Explore the Intersection of Faith and Works with September’s Free Book

You only have a few days left to snag your free copy of Craig L. Blomberg and Mariam J. Kamell’s excellent commentary on James—plus two other respected commentaries in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series (ZECNT) for less than $7. [Read more…]

How Church History Guards against Being a Theological Bully

This post is adapted from Church History for Modern Ministry: Why Our Past Matters for Everything We Do by Dayton Hartman.

I used to suffer from chronological snobbery, but that wasn’t my only problem. I was also arrogant, rude, and condescending to those who were not enlightened enough to hold to my particular theology. I went so far as to change my “religious views” on my Facebook page to “correct.” Moreover, I saw myself as a great gift to the Church. This hubris came through in the tone of my sermons. I didn’t love the Bride of Christ well. I was a ministry train wreck waiting to happen.

While I assumed that I was a gift to the Church, those who impacted the Church for all ages were content with loving the Bride of Christ

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Brill’s Celebrated Dictionary of Ancient Greek Is Almost Here—in Logos

By Mike Aubrey. Photographs by Tavis Bohlinger

Brill’s Dictionary of Ancient Greek is finally here for Logos. Or, at least, it’s finally available for pre-order. Many of us Greek language geeks have been rather eagerly waiting for its digital appearance on Logos, though perhaps other Logos users might be wondering what Brill’s GE (the editors’ preferred abbreviation) can contribute to their libraries. Here are some questions that you should be asking yourself already: [Read more…]

Last Chance: Save Up to 40% in September’s Monthly Sale

This September, we’ve got a ton of great deals to keep your bookshelf full all season long. From books on biblical studies to Church history, you can save up to 40% in the monthly sale.

One notable book on sale this month is Peter G. Bolt’s excellent contribution to the New Studies in Biblical Theology collection, The Cross from a Distance: Atonement in Mark’s Gospel. Enjoy this excerpt—and get it on sale while you can! [Read more…]

What Body of Water Did the Israelites Cross?

The Crossing of the Red Sea by Nicolas Poussin (1633–34). Source: Commons.Wikipedia.org.

This post is excerpted from The Bible Unfiltered by Dr. Michael S. Heiser.

Israel’s crossing of the Red Sea in Exodus 14 has been spectacularly depicted several times for television and movies. But anyone who retraces the steps of Moses and the Israelites to discover where the crossing occurred finds a significant problem: The “Red Sea” in Israel’s itinerary most likely wasn’t what we think of as the Red Sea. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Use Look Up on the New Context Menu

Thinking Look up had been removed from the redesigned 8.7 Context menu, a fellow Logos user emailed me asking, What’s up with Look up?

Actually Look up is still on the right-click menu, and it’s better than ever! [Read more…]

September’s Top Picks: The Story of God Commentary, Books by Carson and Moo, and More

Bolster your theological and ministry studies with 15 in-depth research and pastoral ministry collections from Zondervan—all 40% off this month.  [Read more…]

Why We Can’t Care for ‘the Least of These’ without Prison Ministry

By David Instone-Brewer, adapted from Moral Questions of the Bible: Timeless Truth in a Changing World.

Prison is a great place to find Jesus. 

A friend of mine in Cambridge offered to work in a prison as a chaplain and found that prisoners were very receptive to the gospel. Of course, many were just as resistant as they were outside, but others were much more open. They didn’t need convincing that something was wrong with their lives, and they had plenty of time to think about the good news he shared with them. After some time, a significant number of people had become Christians, and the prison governor offered him a full-time paid post because he needed fewer guards in the wing he’d been working in.

Christians don’t only help those who are Christians or who might convert. The criterion isn’t whether they are interested in Jesus, but whether Jesus is interested in them.

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What Does Your Logos Workstation Look Like?

A Logos setup comes in all shapes and sizes, from minimalist to a spread that looks more like one from War Games. It could be on a small desk tucked away in a corner of the church office or in the middle of your family room. Any way you look at it, the best Logos command station is the one that works best for you. [Read more…]

Only a Few Days Left to Save 20% on Logos 8 Packages and More

This year’s back to school lineup gives you great deals to help you build the Logos Library of your dreams, but these savings are ending soon! 

Here’s what you’ll miss if you don’t snag these deals before 11:59 p.m. on September 20: [Read more…]