In Memory of Jerry Bridges: A Roundup of Articles and Quotes

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Jerry Bridges, the author of more than a dozen books on discipleship and Christian living, passed away this week. The outpouring of love from the Christian blogosphere has been tremendous. Evangelical leaders are celebrating the legacy of a Christian who humbly demonstrated the power of grace-fueled spiritual discipline.

Here’s a roundup of articles celebrating Bridges, and a selection of quotes for you to share in his memory. (Simply hover over the images below to reveal sharing options.)

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What Do Lying Shrimp Have to Do with New Testament Exegesis?

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One fine South Carolina day my little family was driving down the road listening to the radio, and on came “Rudy Mancke’s Nature Notes,” a delightful little minute-long feature by a local naturalist who talks about flora and fauna in the Palmetto State. And I got a lesson for New Testament exegesis out of it. And you can, too.

A Nature Notes listener had written in for information on the Latin name for a dead shrimp found “lying against some of the pluff mud” on the Charleston coast. Our two-year-old immediately piped up from her carseat, informing us all with deep conviction, “Lying is bad!”

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Save on Select Mobile Ed Courses during Logos March Madness

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Logos March Madness is well underway! Sixty-four theologians are going toe-to-toe, and they need your votes to advance them through the competition! The longer the contenders last, the deeper the discounts on their selected works—and for the first time ever, those works will include Mobile Ed courses. That means through April 14, you’ll get massive savings in the Logos March Madness sale—up to 70% for the champion!

But there’s more good news. This year save 35% on additional Mobile Ed courses not included in the Logos March Madness sale. There’s never been a better time to start your mobile theological training!

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Get John Piper’s Look at the Book in Logos for Free

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New from John Piper and Desiring God

For the first time ever, get the Logos edition of John Piper’s Look at the Book series in the Logos edition for free! Featuring over 100 new videos by John Piper, Look at the Book is the first of it’s kind, providing a new method of teaching the Bible.

Watch as Piper underlines text, circles words, and scribbles notes in the margin of his Bible. See Piper’s Bible study methods from beginning to end as he works through a passage, makes connections between words and phrases, and points toward a deeper understand of the text. He doesn’t just help you see what he sees, he shows you how to use his own Bible study methodology in your study.

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6 Facts You Might Not Know about Martin Luther’s 95 Theses

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An obscure monk hammers a list of grievances onto the doors of a church: what could be more revolutionary—or more symbolic of the Protestant Reformation—than that?

But when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Wittenburg Church door on October 31, 1517, he wasn’t launching a fully-formed movement in a single act; he was giving voice to ideas that had been brewing in Christendom for years. Though many Christians see that act as the launch of the Protestant Reformation, the truth is a little more complicated.

Here are six facts you probably didn’t know about Martin Luther and his 95 theses, all drawn from Dr. Jennifer McNutt’s new Mobile Ed course Milestones of the Protestant Reformation.

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What’s New in Logos Now 6.10

New_Logos Now blog image-1Be the first to get the newest tools, features, interactives, and media with Logos Now! Logos is already the world’s most powerful digital Bible study platform—and we keep making it better! If you want the latest Logos innovations but don’t want to wait for the next major release, then Logos Now is for you. Learn more about starting your Logos Now subscription.

Here’s what’s new in Logos Now 6.10.

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How to Find Every Bird Mentioned in the Bible

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I recently officiated the funeral service of my aunt who lived a long, fruitful life. She thoroughly enjoyed bird watching so I wanted to include in my remarks several biblical passages about birds. Knowing both the Old and New Testaments mention various types of birds, I wanted to execute a search that would find all verses referencing birds and from those results I would make my selections.

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Round One Ends Tomorrow: Name Your Picks Before It’s Too Late

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Dozens of authors are going mano a mano in a last-man-standing competition for your votes. That’s right: Logos March Madness is here!

Who will be sent home packing and who will ultimately emerge victorious? With the retirement of three-time LMM champion D.A. Carson, it could be anyone’s game.

You only have until 3 p.m. (PT) tomorrow to cast your round-one vote. But should your first-round picks suffer the humiliation of defeat, fret not! Selected works by the eliminated authors will go on sale two hours after round one ends.

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Honoring Christ in a Divisive Political Season

cityPostmodern culture often celebrates diversity, but the multitude of viewpoints can make sensible dialogue challenging. As American Christians endure yet another fiery political season, the temptation to throw up our hands in defeat and frustration may be stronger than ever. But Christians don’t have to fear pluralism, and shouldn’t simply walk away from political engagement. In his book Common Grace, early-twentieth-century Dutch politician and theologian Abraham Kuyper demonstrates that pluralism offers Christians an unprecedented opportunity to engage in politics, culture, and indeed every domain of human existence. After all, as Kuyper famously said, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, ‘Mine!'”

Recently, we sat down with Richard Mouw, professor of faith and public life at Fuller Theological Seminary, and James Bratt, professor of history at Calvin College, to talk about Kuyper’s legacy, and how Kuyper’s thought may throw a lifeline to Christians swamped in a culture of political rancor.

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Tips to Create Sermon Slides While You Study

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When you study with Logos and present with Proclaim, you don’t have to spend hours preparing your sermon and then hours preparing your slides. You can get ready for the service while you study for your sermon.

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