C.S. Lewis’ Ingenious Apologetic of Longing

sensuchtFor C.S. Lewis, the acclaimed Christian apologist and author, a permanent sense of longing characterized his deepest held beliefs about Christianity. He identified this feeling with the idea of sehnsucht, a German word meaning “longing” or “desire”. Sehnsucht appeared in many of Lewis’ favorite works of literature, including Norse mythology, the poems of Wordsworth, and the children’s stories of George Macdonald. It was “that unnameable something, desire for which pierces us like a rapier at the smell of a bonfire, the sound of wild ducks flying overhead, the title of The Well at the World’s End, the opening lines of Kubla Khan, the morning cobwebs in late summer, or the noise of falling waves.”
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D.A. Carson on Interpreting Scripture

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gives you the tools and insight you need to study the Bible and apply it in your life. No matter how you’re currently studying Scripture, BSM helps you get more out of your time in the Word.

The September-October issue of Bible Study Magazine features D.A. Carson,  one of the most respected New Testament scholars in the world. He touches on important topics like training pastors, making disciples, healthy prayer life, and interpreting Scripture.

With your time in the Word comes your interpretation of its meanings. The basis of theology is Scripture interpretation, and as Carson says below, “We sometimes read the Bible to answer our own questions. We all come with a matrix of presuppositions, so it’s relatively easy to misinterpret Scripture.” This makes the way in which we approach Scripture incredibly important. In this excerpt from the latest issue of BSM, Carson discusses the importance of correct biblical interpretation.
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Create a Custom Study Bible

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Study Bibles are great resources for quick information on a passage, especially when you’re reading for personal devotions. But what happens when your favorite study Bible doesn’t come in your preferred translation? If you use the print version, you’re stuck with the versions made available by the publisher. But with Logos, you can link your favorite translation with your favorite study Bible notes, creating your own customized study Bible. In this video, one of our Logos Pros shows you how it’s done. Check it out.
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Using the Atlas to Understand Biblical Events

AtlasToday’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.

When we study words and events in Scripture, we need to study them within their original context. This doesn’t just mean reading verses before and after our passage, it also means interpreting the words in light of the world in which they were written. This world includes the historical, cultural, and yes, even geographical contexts.
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5 Ways To Connect with Mobile Ed

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Do you want to stay connected with Mobile Ed? Here are some great ways to jump in.
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Get a Free Book Each Week of the Back-to-School Sale!

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Going back to school can be taxing. When money’s tight, you’ve got to invest in the best resources available. That’s why we’re giving away a free book each week of the back-to-school sale! That’s right, completely free!

Browse fantastic deals on commentaries, systematic theologies, original-language works, and more! Then, get your free book.
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Stock Your Library with the Back-to-School Sale!

Blog Image 1 630x175Our most popular academic sale of the year has returned! The back-to-school sale is the perfect opportunity to equip yourself for your next season of learning. Not going back to school? With commentaries, systematic theologies, reference works, and more, we’ve got practical study resources for everyone. Whether you’re in the classroom, a distance-education program, or doing personal study, we’ve got you covered with more than 40 of the best academic resources.
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Overcoming Theological Famine with Logos

Serengeti-Landscape-2012At Faithlife, we love equipping people for Bible study. It’s why we created Logos Bible Software. So when we hear powerful stories of our users overcoming challenges using our software, we can’t help but share them with you.

Josh Hooker has been a missionary to Southern Africa for a decade. Through the years, he’s encountered an unexpected problem. “What many people don’t realize is that good theological books are often hard to get in Africa. Sometimes missionaries rely on friends or family to bring books out when they visit, but these books are heavy to carry—especially the reference books I rely on for my work.”
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Introducing the New Source for Free Logos Training

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At Faithlife, we’re passionate about the Bible. That’s why we constantly innovate and design new tools, media, and datasets that help you uncover biblical truth and communicate those truths in fresh and insightful ways.

It can be hard to keep up with all these innovations—especially if you want to to reap the benefits of Logos as soon as possible. That’s why we’ve assembled the Logos Pros—a team of Bible experts with intimate knowledge of our software and a genuine passion to teach.

We believe, with a little training, anyone can learn to get the most out of Logos’ functionality and power. We want everyone, everywhere to become Logos Pros. That’s why we’re constantly crafting new training videos. These engaging tutorials highlight a specific tool, feature, or resource of the software and teach you a biblical truth, all while showing you how to use Logos in your own study of God’s Word.
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3 Ways to Keep Your Bible Study On Track

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The Overseas Highway stretches 113 miles between Miami and the Florida keys, providing access to breathtaking wildlife and the largest coral reef off the U.S. mainland. But it only exists thanks to the category-five hurricane that destroyed the iconic Overseas Railway that once stood in its place. During the 1935 storm, an 18-foot wave swept 11 rail cars off the track, leaving only the engine and tender upright. Miraculously, no one was injured. The Overseas Railway however, was utterly destroyed overnight.

Sometimes our Bible study can feel like a trainwreck. It’s all too easy to get side-tracked by confusing words, bogged down by cultural nuances, and blown off track by the “who’s who” in scripture.

Here are 3 ways you can use Logos 6 to keep your Bible study on track and glean more insight from scripture.
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