Learning Logos: How to Search Books While in the Library

A perceptive Logos user presented the following scenario to me:

I’m really enjoying the Sidebar in the Logos 8 Library, which makes finding books much easier. Once I locate specific books, however, is there a way to search them while I’m in the Library? [Read more…]

What Shepherds Know: Yahweh’s Provision in Psalm 23

In this excerpt from Psalms for Everyone, Part 1: Psalms 1–72, Old Testament scholar John Goldingay brings to light the strength and wisdom of the shepherd in beloved Psalm 23.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Ps 23:4) [Read more…]

The Lifesaving Surgery of Sermons

Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer, research professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, seeks to help pastors cultivate disciples through articulating doctrine. 

This excerpt is adapted from Dr. Vanhoozer’s newest Mobile Education course: Theological Interpretation of Scripture in the Church, now 25% off. (Until January 31, you can buy a copy and get a free copy to give away.) [Read more…]

Why In-Depth Bible Study Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

Sometimes, it can feel like you need a seminary education to dig deep in the Word. 

But, thankfully, there’s an easier (and much cheaper) way [Read more…]

Scripture: 13 Verses on What the Bible Says about God’s Word

Poems and songs. History and narrative. Wars and celebrations. Romance and grief. The Bible is an eclectic book.

But it’s more than a book. It’s a compilation of sacred writings God gave us to know and love him better—it is the word of God. And within our Bibles, we find what A. W. Tozer calls God’s present speaking voice—that which makes the written word all-powerful and as relevant today as it was to first-century believers. [Read more…]

Kevin Vanhoozer on the Power of the Christian Story

How does the story of the Bible shape our lives? That’s the topic of conversation on the Bible Study Magazine Podcast.

In the first season, author and Bible Study Magazine writer—and now podcast host—Mark Ward explores why it’s important to really know the story of the Bible. He talks with scholars, pastors, Bible Study Magazine editors, and Logos Bible Software experts. [Read more…]

5 Quick Tips to Keep Bible-Reading Resolutions

The start of a new year invites us to stop and reflect, doesn’t it? We think about the healthy habits we need more of . . . and the unhealthy ones we need less of. About balance and healthy rhythms. [Read more…]

From Sinai to Olivet: Cosmic Mountains in the Gospel of Matthew

By David B. Schreiner

A common word for “mountain” in the Greek New Testament is oros, and Matthew uses it more than any other book. Technically speaking, oros is an imprecise term that can refer to anything from a hill to tall mountain.1 Of the four Gospels, Matthew leads the way with 16 occurrences of oros (Mark has 11, Luke 14, and John five). Clearly, the Gospel writers remember how mountains were an important backdrop for Jesus’ ministry.  [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Read the Bible in Chronological Order

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In keeping with the general theme of launching the new year with an emphasis on Bible reading, I want to remind you of a simple solution to a question I’m often asked: [Read more…]

Why Obedience to Jesus Trumps All: Thoughts on the Sermon on the Mount

By Craig S. Keener

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus summons us to stake our hearts on the reality of God. Both Matthew and Luke report much of this sermon, and James is among New Testament writers who echo it. In Matthew’s version, Jesus offers ethical instruction more radical than the law of Moses. We can see this in the opening section of Jesus’ teaching—especially Matthew 5:17–48—and it continues through the rest of the sermon (6:1–7:28). [Read more…]