Save on the NSBT before This Deal Disappears!

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Time’s almost up to get volumes from the critically acclaimed NSBT series for just $9.99 each. This deal disappears Monday August 8 at 11:59 p.m. PT—if you wait until Tuesday, you’ll miss it!

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Six August Deals You Don’t Want to Miss

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August’s deals are here, and you can save on more than 70 great resources! Browse all the deals and discover how you can save. Or start saving right now with these six featured deals:

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Disagreement about the End Times: Must It Be Verbal Armageddon?

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In this guest post, Dr. Michael Heiser explores the complexities of biblical eschatology. Explore this and other challenging theological topics with courses in the Mobile Ed Tough Topics sale.

Let’s be honest. We’ve all likely gone through that period of our Christian lives (or are still there) when we thought about little else, biblically speaking, than what the Bible said about end times. I recall how, shortly after I became a Christian as a high school student, the timetable for the tribulation period and the rapture became an obsession. To date myself, it was right around the time when Hal Lindsey’s Late Great Planet Earth was made into a movie. While I know some people who came to the Lord because of that film and its end-times trajectory, my path toward becoming a biblical scholar showed me that discerning exact end-times details wasn’t a fruitful use of my time.

Now having taught eschatology at a Bible college many times, I know that not only was Jesus unsure of precisely when he would return (Matt 24:36), but we aren’t going to figure that out any time soon either. No end-times scheme is self-evident (or “biblical” as adherents like to say). There are intentional ambiguities in the biblical text when it comes to prophecy. And by intentional I mean that prophecy is deliberately cryptic. There were very good reasons why, even after the resurrection, the disciples had a hard time understanding what was going on (Luke 24:44-45).

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Get a Crash Course in Reformed Theological Doctrine

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For a limited time, the Basics of the Faith series is on sale. This comprehensive collection of concise resources address 39 of the most important doctrines and practices comprising Reformed theology. Newcomers and teachers alike will benefit from the clear exposition and effective ways to address tough questions. And through August 8, you’ll save 45%!

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How to Create a “Table of Contents” within Factbook

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During a recent Camp Logos while I was demonstrating the versatility and power of the Factbook tool, someone asked: “Is there a table of contents for the Factbook so I’ll know all of the available articles for a given subject?”

I answered, “No. And yes.”

Since the Factbook is a tool, and not technically a book or resource, you won’t find a typical table of contents. Using a Basic Search, however, we can easily craft our own table of contents. Try this:

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What’s the Best Way to Define Biblical Theology?

why-biblical-theologyWhen I was in my final year in seminary, another student suggested to me that the church needed to focus more on “biblical” theology instead of “systematic” theology. The latter, he argued, promoted the “doctrines” of man rather than the Bible. Having studied the Reformation and twentieth-century theology, I was a bit amused by the false dichotomy. Still, his comments showed how confusing the distinctions between these separate but related fields can be.

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10 Thought-Provoking Quotes from Abraham Kuyper

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Abraham Kuyper was one of the most extraordinary individuals of his time. A prolific intellectual, theologian, and politician, he devoted much of his writing towards developing a public theology. His passion was to faithfully understand and engage culture through a Christian worldview. In his view, seeing Jesus as King is foundational to bridging the gap between the believer’s life inside the church and outside the church.

In Pro Rege, Kuyper argues that Christians can only engage culture fully when they realize that Jesus is the ruler of the world. The insightful and challenging reflections found in this volume have great relevance to modern Christians as we wrestle with the same questions Kuyper was in his day. And for the first time ever, volume one of this classic work is available in English. We’re so excited that his stimulating reflections are available in English that we’ve pulled together 10 of his most poignant quotes to share with you.

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3 Tips for Using Logos on a Touchscreen Laptop

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I can hardly believe I did it, because I loved my nine-year succession of four MacBooks and two iMacs, but I just moved back to the PC world for some of my daily work.

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks: I love running Logos on a light, touchscreen, Windows laptop. (Note: tips for Mac users will also appear in this post. Don’t run away.)

I was with Logos Bible Software for Mac in its earliest days, before it achieved parity with the Windows app. For years the experience between Mac and Windows has been nearly identical. But there is one thing that necessarily sets the Logos Windows app apart from the Logos Mac app right now: touchscreens. There are currently no touchscreen Apple laptops.

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“Get behind Me” or “Be Gone”: How to Explore Textual Variants in Matthew 4

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After the ink dried on the last page of the last book of the New Testament, there was a period of fourteen centuries in which book-making technologies changed relatively little. The codex—the standard paper book—replaced the scroll fairly early on in that period, due in no small part to the influence of Christianity. But every book in Europe was still produced by the dip-scratch, dip-scratch of scribes hunched over writing desks with pens and inkwells.

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How Do Ancient Artifacts Shed Light on the New Testament?

archaeology-1Archaeologists study ancient cultures through the careful exhumation and examination of artifacts; their work sheds light on important biblical questions. For example, nearly all of pottery unearthed in Galilee came from a single Jewish village and not from Gentile potters, suggesting that contrary to the notion that Galilean Jews were “more lax” or “less strict,” they were actually very observant of Jewish food and cleanliness laws.

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