We are excited to announce the release of our most robust Anglican base package yet—Anglican Portfolio. This new package is packed with important resources to fill out your library and enhance your study of Scripture. Get started today and save 15% on this enormous Anglican library.
Fri, September 11, 2015 | Misc.|
The style and arrangement of words in your Bible is like wallpaper for most people: you only notice it if it changes, and maybe not even then. But in fact, the typography in our Bibles matters a great deal—and it matters because it means. For instance, when editors place line breaks between two sentences, they are communicating that there’s a shift in the flow of thought. We use paragraphs in modern typography to group related sentences together.
The biblical authors, as far as we know, didn’t use paragraph breaks as we do. And ancient biblical manuscripts have relatively few breaks of any kind. But like periods, quotation marks, and other modern conventions, they have to be there in today’s writing. Their absence communicates something as much as their presence. So editors at Bible publishing houses are forced to choose where to put breaks, and standard editions of the Greek New Testament even notate where paragraphs occur in various major Bible translations.
Tue, September 8, 2015 | Misc.|
Mobile Ed and Ashland Theological Seminary have partnered together to offer a graduate diploma in New Testament. This unique distance learning program consists of five masters-level courses incorporating presentations by Ashland faculty, group discussions, webinars, course readings, and assessments, while also utilizing Mobile Ed courseware and the Logos Bible Software Gold base package. The program focuses on engaging the texts and contexts of Scripture, developing a solid foundation in New Testament studies, and encountering the words behind our English translations. Students will also have the opportunity to explore specific topics of interest by utilizing Mobile Ed and the Logos Bible Software Gold base package. Ashland Theological Seminary and Logos Mobile Ed are training students for ministry together.
Mon, September 7, 2015 | Apps & Web Tools|
We started performing maintenance on Notes sync during the U.S. holiday Monday, September 7th. We started Monday, September 7th at 2 PM PDT, and we originally expected the service to be offline until Tuesday, September 8th at 8 AM PDT, however, the process is taking about twice as long as our preliminary tests indicated. We now believe it will complete in the wee hours of the morning (PDT) of Wednesday, September 9th. Things are going well, just more slowly than we had expected.
We will perform maintenance on Notes sync during the U.S. holiday Monday, September 7th. We plan to start Monday, September 7th at 2 PM PDT, and we expect the service to be offline until Tuesday, September 8th at 8 AM PDT.
You will still be able to create notes. They will be stored locally, but they will not sync up to our servers until the maintenance has been completed. During the maintenance, there will be an exclamation point indicating that there is an issue with sync; this is expected and it will remain until the maintenance has been completed.
If you have questions, please join the discussion in the forums.
What’s your favorite Logos 6 feature? Ancient Literature tool? The Factbook? Textual Variants?
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The Bible is composed of disparate pieces, each with their own author, audience, and purpose. It can be hard to come to full understanding of Scripture when we focus on each piece separately. Only when we step back to see the wider context can we begin to understand the mosaic of Scripture.
What happens, though, when we encounter a passage that doesn’t fit into our understanding of the full picture of the Bible? Dr. Michael Heiser helps us understand these difficult or troublesome passages in his new book, The Unseen Realm.
John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion is among the most important works of theology in church history. It’s a central text for Protestantism, especially the Reformed tradition, and continues to be read and referenced widely today, just as it was in Calvin’s day. But it was a long and winding journey that led to the version of the Institutes we now know.
You do and you don’t need Hebrew to understand the Old Testament.
You don’t, because the Bible has already been translated into English.
You do, because there are different levels of understanding: There’s your certified mechanic and your weekend warrior; there’s your freshman and there’s your professor.
Wed, September 2, 2015 | Misc.|
Every month, we offer a special discount on one of our top products. September’s deal is the Westminster Bible Companion Series (33 vols.). This series offers something different from many commentaries. Instead of lengthy technical discussion, it offers concise, highly readable discussion that explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. Much like William Barclay’s Daily Study Bible series, it’s a commentary that lends itself well to devotional reading.