For the last two years I’ve worked hard building our brand new Orthodox base packages. As a subdeacon and catechist in the Orthodox Church, I’ve found this work deeply personal and rewarding. I firmly believe these base packages are the perfect way for Orthodox Christians to study the Scriptures and deepen their faith.
The 10 Commandments were written in stone, and they still are on monuments around the world. And in this case, the medium is a message: commandments chiseled in stone are supposed to be permanent, unchanging.
Lexham Press is pleased to announce the publication of a major series of new translations of Abraham Kuyper’s writings in public theology. Created in partnership with the Acton Institute and the Kuyper Translation Society, Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology marks a historic moment in Kuyper studies, and we hope it will deepen and enrich the church’s interest and engagement in public theology.
Everyone familiar with the Bible knows it talks about angels and demons. But most would be surprised to learn that there’s no verse in the Bible that explains where demons came from. Christians typically assume that demons are fallen angels, cast from heaven with Satan (the Devil) right before the temptation of Adam and Eve. But guess what? There’s no such story in the Bible. The only description of anything like that is in Revelation 12:9—but the occasion for that whole episode was the birth of the messiah (Rev 12:4-6), an event long after Adam and Eve. The idea of a primeval fall of angels actually comes from church tradition and the great English poet John Milton in his epic Paradise Lost.
So if the Bible doesn’t record an ancient expulsion from heaven by hordes of angels who then became known as demons, where do demons come from?
Pastors invest in our lives throughout the entire year. During the month of October we get to focus on celebrating pastors and the blessing they are to our churches, homes, and communities. From handwritten letters to a cup of coffee, there are countless ways to share your gratitude with your pastors for their selfless work.
Bob’s parents didn’t push him to excel in school. They didn’t pressure him to win every game. They weren’t overly concerned with his report cards. Instead, they gave him encouragement to find and explore his own passions.
Start Next Now was written to pass along what Bob learned from his parents:
I enjoyed my Hebrew courses. I like languages. And one of the first big rewards of learning Hebrew is translating a small book like Jonah or Ruth. I say it’s a reward, because it is fun; you get a sense of satisfaction that you’ve actually learned something.
I’ve been a Logos Bible Software evangelist and cheerleader since 1997. One of the many reasons I’m so passionate about Logos is because it brings greater insights from the Hebrew and Greek languages to English students. Features like the Exegetical Guide, Bible Word Study, and Information all place original language facts right at our finger tips.