Friday, June 19 was Charles Spurgeon’s 181st birthday. In celebration, there are three exciting ways we’re helping you benefit from the vast wisdom of “The Prince of Preachers.” You could even win paperback copies of two volumes in the Spurgeon Commentary series or the 10-volume Spurgeon Commentary Collection: New Testament Letters.
Mike Licona was at a spiritual crossroads, and he couldn’t have reached it at a more inconvenient time.
As the apologetics coordinator for the Southern Baptist Convention’s mission board, Mike gained the reputation of a stalwart defender of Christianity. He’d written two books on the historicity of the Resurrection. He traveled the country, debating the philosophical merits of Christianity on college campuses and in churches. But as he continued his doctoral studies, Mike felt a familiar presence lurking near the edges of his consciousness. The unsettling specter he thought he had banished had returned.
His wife Debbie could sense it too. Mike describes the moment they acknowledged its unwelcome reappearance. “One night I’m lying in bed and I figured my wife was asleep. We probably hadn’t said anything for half an hour. And then I just heard her voice pierce into the darkness. ‘You’re doubting again, aren’t you?’”
He could avoid it no longer. Doubt had made a dramatic re-entry into the apologist’s life. But this time was different. This time he would face it head on.
Textual criticism can be pretty intimidating. Sometimes, it’s hard to even know where to start. Today, I’ll show you how you can incorporate this essential task into your study using Logos 6. You can investigate textual differences in the Bible at any level, consult textual commentaries, browse all of your apparatuses, compare modern Greek and Hebrew editions as well as ancient versions, or get access to the original manuscripts—all in one place.
Let me walk you through a textual variant in the Gospel of John and show you how to discover the original reading of this text:
Wed, June 17, 2015 | Products|
And I do not ask on behalf of these only, but also on behalf of those who believe in me through their word, that they all may be one, just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you, that they also may be in us, in order that the world may believe that you sent me. And the glory that you have given to me, I have given to them, in order that they may be one, just as we are one—I in them, and you in me, in order that they may be completed in one, so that the world may know that you sent me, and you have loved them just as you have loved me. (John 17:20–23, LEB)
As much as at any other point in history, the world’s major religions are engaging with each other in powerful—sometimes violent—ways. This raises a few questions. How are Christians to relate to other world religions? Can they coexist? If so, how?
These are the questions Dr. Michael Goheen answers in the Mobile Ed course TH191 Missional Approach to World Religions.
Mon, June 15, 2015 | Articles|
On Sunday, Elisabeth Elliot passed away. She was a living testimony to the power of God’s grace, forgiveness, and unconditional love. As a young missionary, she traveled to Ecuador where she soon married fellow missionary Jim Elliot. Sensing the call to share the gospel with an unreached people group, Jim and four other missionaries made contact with the Aucas, a tribe living in the Ecuadorian jungles. Due to a tragic misunderstanding, all five were speared to death.
Elisabeth and the other widows remained in Ecuador where they continued the work of their husbands, sharing the gospel with the very people who were involved in their husbands’ murders. The martyrdom of these men, and the remarkable story of the village’s transformation, led to a an influx of young Christians entering missionary service in the middle of the twentieth century. Elisabeth went on to write numerous influential books on her husband’s life, her own ministry, and Christian living. She died at the age of 88.
In remembrance, we’ve gathered 30 of her most inspiring quotes. Share your favorites to celebrate the life and legacy of a woman who made an incalculable impact on Christianity around the world.
Today’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.
With all the power of Logos, sometimes we may forget Logos also does the simple things, as evidenced by a recent question from a Logos user:
I know Logos does many things, but I just want to look up the Hebrew or Greek word, behind an English word in my Bible in my favorite dictionary just like I did with print books. What’s the simplest way to accomplish this task?
There are several ways to achieve his goal, but he wanted simple so here’s what I told him:
How did the earliest Christians understand their relationship with the Old Testament? How did Christ’s first followers function as a body, even as opposing factions arose? And how did the early church first spread the good news of Jesus Christ to pagans and Jews alike?
Thu, June 11, 2015 | Misc.|
Multitasking—it’s something we do every single day.
At work, you might type an email while talking on the phone. At home, you might throw the tennis ball to the dog while barbecuing dinner for your family. At the gym, you might listen to music while running or lifting weights.