Study the Bible like a Scholar with the Not Your Average Bible Study Series

not-your-average-bible-study-seriesIt can be easy to reduce Jonah’s story to the version we might have learned in Sunday school when we were young. Being swallowed by a “big fish” is a story that engages our imaginations and teaches a valuable lesson about obedience. But by focusing on Jonah and the fish, we miss the important themes of mercy and grace that are present throughout the book.

Digging into the Scripture is the best way to expand your understanding of Jonah’s story. And once you’ve grasped all the nuances of the text, the next step is to apply these lessons and themes to your own life in practical ways.

But it can be difficult to take this next step.

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Mark Futato Explains How to Teach and Preach the Psalms

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John Calvin called the Psalms “an anatomy of all the parts of the soul,” meaning there is not a single emotion in all of life that is not articulated in the book of Psalms.

When Dr. Mark Futato realized the Psalms’ broad relevance to all of life, it sparked a deep-rooted passion for researching and teaching this rich book of the Bible in a way that helps others do the same.

He brings that passion to his new two-course Mobile Ed bundle, Understanding the Psalms.

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Get the Most out of Logos with Logos Academic Training

49558With a research tool as powerful as Logos, having a guide show you how to use it to its fullest potential is a must. More valuable still is having this guide available down the road—when you really need it.

In LT161 Logos Academic Training, certified trainer Morris Proctor teams up with Mobile Ed to show you how to use Logos 6’s new tools and essential features to do the research you need, whenever you need. In addition to the training videos, you receive word-for-word transcripts that integrate into your Logos library. So when it’s late at night, your deadline is tomorrow, and you can’t remember how to find all of the places King David is quoted in the New Testament, just search your library and you’ll find a video like this waiting to help you.

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Why Some Translations Include Acts 8:37 and Others Don’t

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You’re in church for worship, and your pastor is preaching through the book of Acts. The day’s text is Acts 8, the part about Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch. Your pastor is reading from the ESV, and you’re following along in your NKJV.

The translations are a little different, but you can usually follow. The pastor reads:

36 And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” 38 And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. (Acts 8:36–38, ESV)

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3 Ways To Strengthen Your Faith with the Logos Bible App

Colossians_2_6_draftThis post gives tips on how to get the most out of our mobile apps. If you aren’t using Logos on your mobile device, you’re missing out! Download it for iOS or Android now!

You study the Bible every day. Maybe it’s to prepare for your next sermon, or next lecture, or research paper.

You take the Bible seriously. That’s why you do what you do.

But maybe you’re like me. I sometimes lose sight of why I love the Bible in the first place.

Maybe you’ve been studying the Bible every day for months, but it’s been a solid week since you picked up God’s Word just to hear what he has to say about your relationship with him.

The Logos Bible app is a great way to stay connected to God’s Word and be encouraged in your walk with Christ. Here are three ways it can strengthen your faith:

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Reveal the Poetic Structure of the Psalms in Seconds


C.S. Lewis once said, “The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in God which made David dance.”

Poetry has the unique power to evoke the vast and varied expanse of human emotion. And the Psalms have it all—from fiery, righteous indignation to wild, unbridled joy and profound bewilderment.

How do they do it? What is it about these ancient songs that still captures our hearts, and, like Lewis said, compels us to delight in God?

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See What N.T. Wright, Douglas Moo, and Other Top Scholars Have to Say about Romans 8:29–30

Lexham Bible Guide: RomansA few weeks ago, I explained why the Lexham Bible Guides have become some of my favorite resources. But the best way to see how helpful they are is to actually use one for yourself as you study a passage.

What follows is the complete examination of Romans 8:29–30 from the Lexham Bible Guide: Romans.

When you study with your Logos software, every reference to another resource you see below is linked to the original source. Open your preferred translation, and Logos automatically scrolls Lexham Bible Guide: Romans in sync with the passages your studying.

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Can You Spot a Heresy?

Mobile_Ed_LogoThe history of the Christian church is riddled with teachers whose work looked and sounded like orthodox Christianity—but wasn’t.

Sometimes their teaching was so close to Christianity it was hard to tell the difference. The same is true today.

Can you spot the difference between Christian orthodoxy and heresy?

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This Feature Makes Searching Your Logos Library a Breeze

One of the greatest benefits of Logos is the ability to find anything in your library.

When you open the Search panel and set the search type to Basic (A), you can select All Resources (B) or Everything (C).

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I’m often asked, “What’s the difference between these two search types?”

Simply put, All Resources searches all of your books while Everything searches all of your books plus the Factbook, Atlas, Community Tags, and more!

Imagine you’re studying Jesus’ prayer in Matthew 26:36. When you read that he was in the Garden of Gethsemane you say to yourself, “I know I need info about Gethsemane, but what do I need—and where do I start?”

In times like these, try an Everything Search:

  • Open a Bible to Matthew 26:36 (D)
  • Right click on the word Gethsemane (E)
  • Select the English word Gethsemane on the right side of Context menu (F)
  • Select Search: everything from the left side of the context menu (G)

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When the Search opens, it is set to Basic (H) and Everything (J). As you peruse the search results, notice:

  • Preferred Bible lists occurrences of the word in your designated Bible (J)
  • Factbook links you to reports containing your word (K)
  • Topic shows links to articles about your word (L)
  • Media displays images related to your word (M)
  • Atlas Results provides links to relevant maps (N)
  • Library Results presents every occurrence of your word in the Library (the same as searching All Resources) (O)

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As you can see, the Everything Search provides a buffet of choices to further your study.


For live, hands-on training, be sure to register for an upcoming Camp Logos, including events in Dallas, Texas and the St. Louis area.

If you can’t attend a live seminar or live outside the United States, you can pre-order Camp Logos Video Training, a downloadable Logos resource. Get it now!

Get More Books for Less Money with New Collections

Collections are the best way to get related books on topics you love at better prices. With that in mind, you’ll be happy to know that we recently introduced several newly-expanded collections.

Baker Academic New Testament Backgrounds (27 vols.)
Deepen your understanding of the New Testament with 27 volumes from today’s finest New Testament, Greek, and Judaic scholars—including Craig S. Keener, Michael F. Bird, Ben Witherington III, Bruce Metzger, and others.

This collection provides insight into the cultural, social, and religious contexts surrounding the Greco-Roman World, analyzes the credibility of the biblical canon, miracles, and exorcisms, and explores the history and impact of Judaism. Each volume is clear, comprehensive, and readable, and will benefit pastors, students, scholars, and laypeople interested in the most pressing topics in New Testament studies.

You may qualify for an ownership discount. Get it now!

Knowing the Bible Series Knowing the Bible Series (12 vols.)
Edited by J.I. Packer and Dane C. Ortlund, these study guides connect the story of God’s grace through Scripture to practical application, challenging questions, and theological discussions. Each volume in the series consists of a 12-week instructional course that offers significant ways to learn and study the Bible. Perfect for anyone who wants to enrich their Bible study, these enlightening Bible guides can be used for personal or group study.

Here are Gospel-minded pastors and scholars doing Gospel business from all the Scriptures—this is a biblical and theological feast preparing God’s people to apply the entire Bible to all of life with heart and mind wholly committed to Christ’s priorities.
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The prestigious Anchor Yale Bible commentary series was recently updated with two new volumes: one on Revelation and one on Judges 1-12. This 88-volume series represents the pinnacle of biblical scholarship, drawing from the wisdom and resources of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish scholars from around the world. These massive commentaries are written with the most exacting standards of scholarship, reflecting the highest technical accomplishment.

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