Bonhoeffer on the Theological Mystery at the Center of Christmas

Take a stroll through your local shopping mall this time of year, and you’ll see the word at least a few times.

Wonder.

It’s on advertisements, in Christmas songs, and on coffee cup sleeves. Of course, the  “wonder” of Christmas has become detached from its theological roots, floating into the ether of the secular imagination. But when Dietrich Bonhoeffer reflected on the wonder of the season, he planted it firmly in the soil of theology: [Read more…]

The Mighty One Has Done Great Things for Me

 

This post is the fourth in a series adapted from Anticipating His Arrival, a family Advent devotional by Rick Brannan. We will be posting one devotional a day through Christmas. [Read more…]

6 Books and 1 Movie That Should Make Every Theology Nerd’s Nice List

You might want to save a little room in the Christmas budget for yourself. Right now you can get 50% off select Bible study and theology resources.

Not sure where to start? Here are seven resources loved by folks who love theology. [Read more…]

Who Are the Archangels in the Bible?

This is a post by guest author Lindsay Kennedy.

Given that only two angels are explicitly named in Scripture (Michael and Gabriel), it is unsurprising that they have garnered a lot of attention, speculation, and reverence throughout the centuries—in both religious tradition and popular media.

Some even believe Michael was the pre-incarnate Jesus.

With the help of Michael Heiser’s Angels, we will consider what the Bible says about Michael, archangels, and some other important angels. [Read more…]

When Our Mouths Were Filled with Laughter

This post is the third in a series adapted from Anticipating His Arrival, a family Advent devotional by Rick Brannan. We will be posting one devotional a day through Christmas. [Read more…]

1,500 Reasons (Give or Take) to Get Logos 8

What if someone offered you The IVP New Testament Commentary Series (14 vols.) for $22—91% off the regular Logos price of $241.99?

What if they offered The New International Greek Testament Commentary (13 vols.) for $33—a 91% savings on the Logos price of $359.93?

Those are kind of deals you get when you get Logos 8 Platinum. [Read more…]

He Acts for the One Who Waits for Him

This post is the second in a series adapted from Anticipating His Arrival, a family Advent devotional by Rick Brannan. We will be posting one devotional a day through Christmas.

Isaiah 64:1–4, 8–11 [Read more…]

3 Powerful Christmas Quotes from Spurgeon, Clairvaux, Leo the Great


In the book 300 Christmas Quotations and Prayers, editor Elliot Ritzema pulls from centuries of Christian writing to offer timeless yet fresh reflections on Advent and Christmas.

Here are three quotes I particularly enjoyed. You can get the whole book free right now with a trial to Faithlife Connect (by using a coupon codes you’ll receive with your trial). [Read more…]

How to Search for Theological Topics in Logos

Guest author Adam B. Shaeffer holds an MA in Spiritual Formation from Talbot School of Theology and a PhD in Theology from Durham University. He is already a big fan of Logos 8.

In a previous post, I discussed the Theology Guide and the associated resource, the Lexham Survey of Theology (LST). In this post, I’ll dive into the Lexham Systematic Theology Ontology (LSTO), which is the information structure under the hood of the LST. [Read more…]

3 Simple Reasons Now’s the Time to Get Logos 8

If you buy or upgrade to Logos 8 by December 31, you stack multiple offers on top of each other for a truly great deal:

  • Get 5 free workflows
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