10 Book Recommendations for the Atonement and Resurrection

For Christians, everything hinges on the resurrection. But without his death to pay for our sins (atonement), there would be no resurrection.

With Good Friday and Easter approaching, you may be interested in learning more about these two most important events in history. [Read more…]

Why the ‘Date’ of Palm Sunday Is so Profound

I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come.

— Isaiah 46:10, NIV

The significance of Palm Sunday was lost on me as a child. I suspect it’s lost on most Christian adults, too. [Read more…]

This Month Only: 40% off Reformed Resources through P&R

This month’s featured publisher, P&R (Presbyterian and Reformed), publishes books that promote biblical understanding and godly living as summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms.

This month, save 40% on many of their collections, including these highlights: [Read more…]

Is Acts a Work of Fiction, History, or Theology?

The Preaching of Saint Paul at Ephesus by Eustache Le Sueur (1649), commons.wikimedia.org

By Grant Osborne

Most ancient books trace the “acts” of heroes like Odysseus, Alexander the Great, or Julius Caesar. Luke’s is unique because these are the “acts” of a movement. As the second part of a two-volume work, it is a historical narrative tracing how the Christ followers built on their founder and became a worldwide force. They began as a fairly narrowly conceived Jewish “sect” and by the end of the book had expanded to “the ends of the earth” (1:8). This work tells how that came to pass in just a little over thirty years, from the ascension of Jesus (AD 30) to the imprisonment of Paul in Rome (AD 60–62).

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3 Practical Reasons David Chose Jerusalem—and 1 That Trumps Them All

Thirty-three miles east of the Mediterranean Sea on a limestone plateau in the Judaean Hills rests one of the oldest cities in the world: Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is mentioned 660 times in the Old Testament and 141 in the New—more if you count all its synonyms like Zion, city of God, and Salem.1

No city has been written and sung about as much as Jerusalem.2

Or fought over. [Read more…]

Constantine, Conspiracy, and the Canon

Dan Brown’s bestselling conspiratorial thriller The Da Vinci Code seems like ancient history now. At its peak of popularity, the novel set records both for sales and for irritating scholars with its view that Jesus and the 12 apostles held to gnostic heresies. The book’s bizarre plot focuses on Jesus’ bloodline extending through a child born by Mary Magdalene. Within that narrative, Brown asserts that the New Testament canon was determined by the [Read more…]

Logos Learning: Bookmark the Passage You’re Studying

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I recently received the following scenario from a fellow Logos user:

Normally I study passages so I open my preferred Bible to a specific text to exegete. Inevitably during my research, I leave the passage to look up cross-references. Is there a quick way to return to the passage I’m studying without retying the reference or using the history feature? [Read more…]

Not Every Sermon Is Worth Hearing

By Lucas O’Neill, author of Preaching to Be Heard

Many sermons are like meals from typical fast-food chains—flavor at the expense of nutrition. It’s easy, fast, cheap, and tastes addictively good. Your

We begin with the text and we surrender the sermon to its dictates.

preaching may be drawing a lot of people, but are they being fed well? [Read more…]

Get Up to 47% off Courses, Books, and Collections

April’s Monthly Sale is packed with resources to study the life and work of Christ, including a 3-course Mobile Ed bundle that’s a whopping 47% off.

About the Mobile Ed bundle, Jesus and the Resurrection

Combining three courses that would normally cost $480—but now total just $250—this bundle is perfect for the Easter season. These courses will: [Read more…]

11 Facts about the Christian Book Award Finalists from Lexham Press

The ECPA just released its 2019 Christian Book Award finalists, and we’re excited to share that two Lexham Press titles are finalists!

Let’s meet our finalists:

The Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels is a finalist in the Bible Reference Works category. [Read more…]