Chaplaincy: Bringing Hope through the Presence of God

Great deals on counseling resources from now until Memorial Day.
This article is part of the Logos Memorial Day Sale. It is written by special guest James Fowler. James is a National Presenter at Faithlife and currently serves as an Army Reserve Hospital Chaplain at Madigan Army Hospital in Washington state. He also helped build the Chaplain’s Library.

“I want to be that guy.” This influential thought was a catalyst that changed my entire life.

At 17 years old I joined the Army Reserve and went to basic combat training. If you are unfamiliar, basic training is an intense introduction to the Army—one that taxes your mind, body, and soul. For example, before going to basic I was not a runner, so I found the morning physical training sessions particularly taxing.

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What Makes the Reformed Commentary Bundle Unique?

rcbIf you’re a frequent user of commentaries, you know that putting together a library of the finest sets and individual volumes is vital to making the most out of your Bible study.

The Reformed Commentary Bundle offers a unique opportunity to study Scripture alongside Reformed interpreters from the early days of the Reformation to today.

This bundle includes commentary on all the books of the Bible, but let’s focus on one book. What do commentators have to say about Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians? [Read more…]

Suffering: The Key to Spiritual Maturity

A mother buries the child she loves. A hardworking husband loses his job. A family goes hungry. All of these scenarios beg the same question: If God is good, why do we suffer?

For some—including many Christians today—suffering is a sign of God’s absence or anger. For others, it is a sign of Satan’s attack. But what does the Bible reveal about suffering? And how did those in the early church interpret their suffering?

In PD201 Introducing Spiritual Formation, award-winning author and internationally-recognized speaker Dr. Gary Thomas (author of Sacred Marriage) teaches the biblical response to suffering and addresses why Christians are encouraged—surprisingly—to rejoice in suffering.

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Find the Treasure and You May Win a Base Package!

Oak Island in Nova Scotia, Canada, is the home of the “Money Pit.” Some say it is an ingeniously booby-trapped treasure trove; others, a natural sink hole. It all depends on how skeptical you are.

When the “Money Pit” was first explored in 1795, 18-year-old diggers found a layer of flagstones and then layers of logs every 10 feet. Eight years later, the Onslow Company continued digging, only to discover log layers every 10 feet for 90 feet, plus layers of charcoal, putty, and coconut fiber (confusing, since coconuts are not native to Canada). At 40 feet, the excavators allegedly found a stone with markings. When translated it read: “40 feet below, 2 million pounds lie buried.” Then the excavation flooded, and they gave up.

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What’s New in Logos Now

What’s new in Logos Now
Everyday we’re working hard on innovative solutions to the problems you encounter in your Bible study. Our team regularly develops exciting new features, datasets, tools, and more to give you a deeper understanding of God’s Word.

In the past, you had to wait until the next release of our software to access extensive updates like these. But whether you’re a minister, scholar, student, or an everyday Christian with a passion for God’s Word, we recognize that you want the latest and best Bible study tools to help you dig deeper into God’s word, right now.

That’s why we created Logos Now.

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Why We Created the Chaplain’s Library

Get 15% off Chaplain's Library from now until Memorial Day.This article is by special guest Jeff Struecker, a  long-time Logos user, Army chaplain, and hero featured in the book and film Black Hawk Down. Read more about his story in part one of our three-part miniseries on Memorial Day, “Remember America’s Heroes.”

“So much ministry—so little time.” This describes chaplains of all walks of life. Chaplaincy can be some of the most time-consuming and exhausting work in Christian ministry. Every chaplain I know feels like they have more ministry than they’re able to keep up with. There’s always another couple to counsel, always another crisis to be involved with, always another study to lead, and always another meeting to attend. This is the main reason why I helped create the Chaplain’s Library from Logos.

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Hermeneia Commentaries: Save up to 49%!

66.1 PeterFor the first time in Logos, the Hermeneia commentaries are available as
individual titles. You can now deepen your biblical studies with 50 volumes of commentary on
books of the Old and New Testaments, as well as the Apocrypha and pseudepigrapha.

Praised by Walter Brueggemann as “the benchmark and reference point for all future work,” the Hermeneia series was designed to provide critical and comprehensive discussion of each aspect of biblical interpretation. The volumes aren’t constrained by any arbitrary limit in size or scope, resulting in massive works of up to 1,000 pages.

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How to Hide Chapter and Verse Numbers

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

As you probably know, chapter and verse numbers were not added to the Bible until the 13th and 16th centuries, respectively. While these numbers certainly help us navigate through Scripture, sometimes they may hinder us from seeing the natural flow of the text as it was originally written. For example, Paul sent to the saints in Ephesus a letter which has been divided into six chapters. Perhaps we think a chapter launches a new idea, but consider the phrases which begin verse one in chapters 2-6:

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What is Logos Reformed?

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Wouldn’t it be great to have all the power of Logos paired with a library of trusted resources that reflect your convictions and the standards of your theological tradition? That’s the idea behind Logos Reformed. The Reformed base packages are packed with great resources from the Reformed tradition.
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Relate to Unexplainable Peace

Great deals on counseling resources from now until Memorial Day.
This article is the last post in a three-part miniseries on Memorial Day. It is written by special guest Jeff Struecker. Read more about his story in part one, “Remember America’s Heroes” and part two, “Reflections on Faith, Freedom, and Our Future in Heaven.”

I’m trying to be a steward of a story. It’s not really my story. It is the story of Jesus’ sacrifice to redeem me. It’s the story of God’s providence to spare my life—many times. And it’s the story of the Holy Spirit giving me supernatural peace in the midst of certain death. I’m trying to be a good steward of the story of Black Hawk Down.

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