Celebrating the Life and Work of Dr. Tony Ash

Today’s post was written by David Swearingen, a longtime friend and colleague of Dr. Tony Ash.

Dr. Anthony Lee “Tony” Ash, author and narrator of Walking With C.S. Lewis, a new Lexham Press video curriculum, died after a short illness on December 6, 2017; he was 86 years old.
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What Should New Testament Preachers Do with Old Testament Promises?

Some time ago my wife and I visited a church we’d never been to before and heard a message from one paragraph in Joshua 1. Take particular note of the promises (bolded), because the preacher did:

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

A stirring passage. And the preacher, who was a gifted speaker, skillfully weaved its themes into a unified sermon. We profited from it. We love to hear God’s word preached with care and feeling.
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Resolve to Apply the Bible This Year


The New Year is a great time to recommit to the daily study of God’s Word. Reading the Bible and digging into its message is one of the best resolutions anyone can make. As you commit to this endeavor for 2018, equally dedicate yourself to applying the Word of God to every aspect of your life.
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How to Copy a Logos Document


In a recent blog post I erroneously communicated we could not make copies of Logos files. I was thinking of the absence of that feature on the Documents menu, but I totally forgot about making copies at documents.logos.com.

So in this blog post, I’ll correct the record and show you how to copy a Logos file:

  • Choose the Documents menu (A)
  • Click the Share documents link in the lower left of the menu (B)

  • Notice your web browser opens to your personal documents.logos.com page (C)
  • Rest the cursor on the file you wish to copy (D)
  • Click the Actions drop down list on the far right (E)
  • Select Duplicate (F)

  • Return to the Logos Documents menu (G) and you’ll see a copy of the file (H)

I apologize for the original oversight of this feature, but I hope you can now make use of multiple copies of existing files!

For more detailed information about Logos Documents, secure your copy of the Logos 7 Training Manuals Volumes 1-3 in print or digital.

Also be sure to follow the new MP Seminars Faithlife group and receive a FREE download of the commentary Ephesians: Verse by Verse by Dr. Grant Osborne.


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.

Abraham Kuyper’s Theology in Practice


In his two massive theological commentaries, Common Grace and Pro Rege, Abraham Kuyper develops a robust public theology, fully addressing the intersection of faith and culture. Too often, theology simply resides in the lofty chambers of academia, without any real connection to the life of the common man. That is why Kuyper’s encounters with Islam during his travels around the Mediterranean are so crucial for a full understanding of his public theology.
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One Thing Every True Evangelical Has in Common

Some people doubt evangelicalism exists—it’s too fractured to be called an -ism. And in the last year the value of the label has been fought over more vociferously than ever. What is “evangelicalism”? Is it even a useful concept anymore?

I believe it is still a useful concept, and I’ll tell you why: there’s a little something called “biblicism” which, thankfully, is still recognizable in basically all sectors of evangelicalism. It’s weakened in some places and under threat in all, but I still see it as a unifying center for evangelicalism. [Read more…]

Preach through Proverbs with Help from Ray Ortlund


This month we’re giving away Todd Wilson’s Galatians: Gospel-rooted Living, part of the Preach the Word commentary series from Crossway. Plus, you can add another volume from this series for just $1.99: Proverbs: Wisdom that Works.

In this work, well-known Bible teacher Ray Ortlund unpacks the whole book of Proverbs in 21 straightforward sermons, providing a biblical worldview on everything from money, sex, and power to the daily routines of an average life. Drawing relevant parallels from ancient culture to present day, he’ll help you understand how Proverbs provides practical help for ordinary people going through everyday life (which is pretty much all of us).
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You Already Own the Best Discipleship Manual


If you want to personally train someone else in Christianity, what discipleship curriculum is at the top of your list? I urge you to consider a resource you already own: the Gospel According to Matthew.

Matthew’s overarching objective in his Gospel is to enlist and train followers of King Jesus. From his first to his final statement, Matthew demonstrates that Jesus of Nazareth is God’s chosen king to rule forever on earth so that people from every nation will commit their lives to him. [Read more…]

A Great Bible Study Topic for the New Year

Rarely are biblical scholars unanimous, but NT scholars pretty well all agree on one thing: the kingdom of God is the central theme of Jesus’ preaching.

Some students of Scripture have argued that the kingdom of God is also the central theme of all Scripture. At the very least, it is one of the Bible’s most important topics. Given the significance of the kingdom of God, why not study the topic this year? [Read more…]

Who Has the Authority to Edit the Bible?

How strange would it sound if a friend described what they did this morning like this? “After she got out of bed, she took a shower and then made a quick breakfast for herself—just some coffee and a bagel. I was in such a hurry that I didn’t even finish my bagel and just took the coffee with me!”

Be honest. You would probably wonder if your friend needed medication. Although your friend was describing what she did this morning, the first few details sounded like she was talking about someone else. If the information was about her and spoken by her, why not use “I” and “my”—what we call “first person” pronouns in grammar? Why would she refer to herself in the third person? We just don’t talk or write like that.
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