Set Encouraging Bible Artwork as Your Mobile Background

Bible-Screen-on-DVDBible Screen includes over 700 professionally designed Bible-art slides to encourage, challenge, and inspire believers all over the world. And now you can get the free Bible Screen app to view, save, and share all of your favorite biblical artwork on your iOS or Android device!

The Bible Screen app includes a new wallpaper feature—simply browse through all archived Bible artwork and select a favorite slide as your new mobile background. To make it easy, you can use the “Fits My Device” option to see a list of slides specifically sized to fit your screen. You’ll even get images designed for perspective zoom on iOS 7!

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We’re constantly adding new Bible-art slides and modifying existing images to fit more devices, so with every free update, you’ll get more beautiful Bible art!

Even better, your Bible Screen app comes with a simple social-sharing feature—you can easily spread the inspiration to your loved ones via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

Stream multiverse videos

The Bible Screen app also comes loaded with multiverse videos, providing artistic representations of well-known passages, available with or without background music. The live-stream videos are a perfect accompaniment to your church service, small group gatherings, house chores, or any daily activity where you’d like to be encouraged with artistic Bible text.
 

When we’re busy, it’s hard to find time to pause and reflect on Scripture. The Bible Screen app simplifies spiritual reflection by putting encouraging and inspiring Bible artwork right in the palm of your hand.

Download the free Bible Screen app today, and be inspired by God’s Word.

Logos 5: Cross‑References for Topics

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.

One of the most popular types of Bible study enjoyed by many Christians is cross-reference work. Toward that end, most English Bibles provide some cross-references inline with the biblical text.

If you enjoy this method of Bible investigation, you may find that those embedded cross-references are limited. So if you’d like to look up more biblical references for a given topic, try this setup that incorporates several Logos features:

  • Click the Library icon to open your electronic bookshelf (A)
  • Click Prioritize in the upper right corner of the library (B)

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  • Type nave in the Library’s Find box (C)
  • Drag New Nave’s Topical Bible to the Prefer these resources list (make sure this resource is in the top five of your topical prioritized books, such as dictionaries and encyclopedias) (D)

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  • Open an English Bible, such as The Lexham English Bible (E)
  • Navigate in the Bible to a passage containing a topic of interest, such as Colossians 2:14 (F)

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  • Right click on a word in the verse, such as cross (G)
  • Click Selection: cross on the right side of the context menu (H)
  • Select New Nave’s Topical Bible on the left side of the context menu (I)

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  • Notice this resource opens to an article containing numerous cross-references for the topic cross (J)
  • Rest the cursor on a blue Bible cross-reference to see a popup of that verse from your preferred Bible (K)

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  • Click a blue Bible cross-reference to open your preferred Bible to that verse

To see multiple cross-references at once, add this to your study:

  • Choose Tools | Power Lookup
  • Select some text containing cross-references in Nave’s (L)
  • Notice that Power Lookup displays the biblical text for all of those selected cross-references (M)

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If you find yourself using this setup frequently, make sure to save it as layout.

For more helpful instruction about Logos tools, please check out the two-volume Logos 5 Training Manual Set.

What’s Your Bible Study Personality?

logos-bible-study-personality-quizWhat Bible study personality are you? Take the Logos Bible Study Personality Quiz and find out! Share your results with your friends online, then start saving on over 30 books catered to your personality type.

Take the quiz now!

The personality types:

The Academic: Critical commentaries are the only ones you read. You’re always looking for the latest scholarly debate and diving in with your sleeves rolled up, Logos at your side.

The Book Lover: You own a ton of books! Your friends need a library card just to look at your Logos library. When you get money you buy books, and if there’s anything left you get food and clothes.

The Logosian: You own more than one Logos base package. You use Logos on a daily basis and witness to your friends about it. You wear Logos swag to church, and you often brag about that time you emailed Bob.

The Original-Language Enthusiast: You know the correct pronunciation of “Logos.” You are fluent in Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic, and you disdain reading English Bibles. Sometimes you start speaking in Koine to your friends by accident.

The Tough-Question Tackler: Someone wants to know about covenantal nomism? You’re on it. A friend asks about Barth’s revised supralapsarianism? No problem. No question should go unanswered.

The Bargain Scout: You love any good deal and are always one of the first to sign up for a giveaway. You love deep discounts and refuse to pay full price for anything. On any given Saturday, you can be found scouring garage sales.

Save on over 30 hand-selected resources

Once you get your results, you’ll have the chance to save on over 30 resources selected just for you.

Discover your Bible study personality and share it with your friends and loved ones—take the quiz now!

Pets That Love Logos

You know we’re passionate about bringing you the best possible tools for studying and presenting the Word. You also know we’re passionate about our mission to serve the church. But did you know we’re passionate about our family pets, too?

We want to see your pets! Post a photo of your furry friend with Logos merchandise and tag it on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #PetsLoveLogos. Then, check out everyone’s pets on our Tagboard.

With over 400 employees, we have hundreds of pets to choose from, but here are four that we think you’ll like:

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Tallulah Kangaroola

This adorable baby red kangaroo belongs to Scott Lindsey, director of ministry relations, and his wife, Michelle. Tallulah particularly bonded with their youngest daughter, Havensong. When not curled up in her carrying pouch or playing with Havensong, Tallulah enjoys donning a soft Logos onesie! This onesie is made from 100% organic cotton—making it both environmentally friendly and comfortable, perfect for kids and kangaroos alike.

 

 

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Rhodesian Ridgebacks are known for the strip of fur along their spines that grows backward, creating a ridge. Louie is looking particularly handsome in his blue tie adorned with a Logos sticker! Louie is part of recruiter Jennifer Spoelstra’s family, and he enjoys long cross-country trail runs with Spoelstra’s husband, Jared. You can get these stickers in two sizes—each pack includes both large and small icons to fit any surface.

 

Kes the Canadian Sphynx Catpets-love-logos-kes-the-cat

With blue point markings and baby-blue eyes, Kes is a striking girl! She’s been a part of my family for nearly two years, but I don’t think she’ll ever be big enough to fit a Logos onesie. Sphynx cats are nearly hairless, with a fine dusting of peach fuzz that is usually thicker on the tail, toes, and nose. Kes enjoys cuddling, knocking things off the kitchen counter, and playing fetch.

 

Wolfgang the Hedgehogpets-love-logos-wolfgang-the-hedgehog

Tiny and spiny, Wolfgang is an adorable little hedgehog. He is pretty relaxed, often posing for photographs snapped by owner Chris Jespersen, a member of our video team. In this shot, Wolfgang broke out his party hat and climbed into a bowl—both adorned with Logos stickers for a Logos-themed celebration! If you’re a fan of Faithlife, you can expand your sticker collection with its green leaf logo, too.

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We want to see your pets! Post their photos to Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #PetsLoveLogos, and don’t forget to include Logos merchandise in your photo! Logos carries a ton of items that you and your pets will love—from onesies and coffee mugs to our newest Verse of the Day merchandise.

Pick up some new Logos merchandise today, and show us your pet photos!​

Why Studying the Apocrypha Matters

Tobit, Judith, Sirach, Bel and the Dragon—these and all the other books of the Apocrypha aren’t in the Protestant Old Testament, but they are important pieces of literature that help inform our biblical studies.

Many Christians may be nervous about studying the Apocrypha—after all, if it’s not the Bible, why does it matter? Yet these books open up a world of insights into Jewish religion and culture, especially during the intertestamental period.

Dr. David deSilva, distinguished professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary, is convinced that Protestants should be studying the Apocrypha. Watch what he has to say about it in this clip for his new Mobile Ed course:

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Logos Mobile Education: Between the Testaments

The two-course Between the Testaments Bundle contains over 18 hours of teaching from top-notch scholars Dr. deSilva and Dr. Joel Willitts. They’ll take you first into the world of the Apocrypha with Dr. deSilva’s BI291 The Apocrypha: Witness between the Testaments, then into the realm of Second Temple literature with Willitts’ NT202 A Survey of Jewish History and Literature from the Second Temple Period. These two in-depth courses will provide clarity and insights into the Jewish culture in which Jesus walked and Paul and the Apostles wrote. If you’re a serious student of the Bible, this bundle is for you!

More than distance education

mobileed_logo_smallLogos Mobile Education is bigger than the traditional classroom, and it goes way beyond any distance education. Every Mobile Ed course you get integrates into your library and becomes a valuable piece of reference material to be used time and time again in your Passage Guide, Exegetical Guide, or searches. Study on your own time and at a deeper level with Mobile Ed’s Logos-integrated courses.

Mobile Ed is advancing the standard of theological education. If you want to take your study of the Bible to the next level on your schedule, look no further: Logos Mobile Education is for you. And a great starting place is the Between the Testaments Bundle, available for pre-order at 40% off for a limited time.

Order these courses today!

New: Pre-order the Miles McPherson Sermon Archive

miles-mcpherson-sermon-archiveMiles McPherson is one of today’s most charismatic and relatable pastors, and for a limited time, you can pre-order his new sermon archive for 38% off! Regularly $129.95, this collection is on Pre-Pub for just $79.95. And for the first time ever, you can access 419 of McPherson’s sermons right in your software.

Pre-order the Miles McPherson Sermon Archive today for just $79.95!

Energize your walk with Christ with McPherson’s insightful sermons, which focus intently on God’s Word and help you live faithfully in the contemporary world. You’ll engage biblical passages in fresh ways and look into the biggest questions of the human experience—difficult questions ranging from difficult questions about suffering to understanding God’s calling on your life.

Sermons are even more powerful with Logos 5

With Logos 5, these sermons are enhanced with cutting-edge research tools. Scripture citations appear when you mouse over them, and they display in your preferred English translation. Important terms link to your favorite dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library.

Use the Sermon Finder tool to make your sermon-archive searches even more powerful. With this new tool, you can search any Bible verse or passage and quickly connect it to relevant sermons from McPherson.

Get the best deal

This is your best chance to save on the Miles McPherson Sermon Archive. That’s because our Pre-Publication program guarantees you get the lowest price on new Logos resources. When you pre-order today, you won’t be charged until your resource is ready; we’ll even send you a reminder email before it ships.

The Pre-Pub price is as low as it gets, but it won’t last forever. Pre-order your Miles McPherson Sermon Archive today!

Get a Free Book When You Subscribe to Baptist Offers!

Baptist free book blogFor a limited time, sign up to receive special offers on Baptist resources and get a Why I Am a Baptist for free!

When you subscribe to the Baptist email list, you’ll be the first to know about news and savings on the resources that matter most to you. The icing on the cake? You’ll get a free book just for signing up!

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In Why I Am a Baptist, Clarence Larkin walks you through a short history of the Baptist tradition and details why it’s different from other Protestant denominations. Learn about the origin of Baptists, infant baptism, church doctrines, and more! This is the perfect resource to help anyone grow in the Baptist tradition.

Through September 15, sign up for news and deals on Baptist resources and get Why I Am a Baptist for free! Once you sign up, you’ll receive an email within an hour with the coupon code to redeem your free book.

Get 15% off Baptist base packages

We’ve just released a new line of Logos 5 base packages with libraries specially catered to the Baptist tradition—and for a limited time, you can get 15% off any Baptist base package!Baptist BP

Each base package comes loaded with all of Logos 5’s smart and easy-to-use tools, coupled with a world-class library of Baptist resources.

For example, with Gold, you’ll get 135 volumes on Baptist history alone, plus 200 volumes of biblical commentary and hundreds more on original languages, theological studies, preaching topics, and more. Your massive library also comes with all of Logos 5’s powerful tools, so you can save time, better understand Scripture, and connect the Word to key Baptist commentaries and resources.

Discover which base package is right for you: explore all Baptist base packages and save 15% today!

Answer the Tough Questions with Lexham Press

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Recently, Lexham Press collected its best content into two massive bundles: the Lexham Press Pastor’s Bundle and the Lexham Press Scholar’s Bundle. Both bundles include 50 volumes and qualify for Dynamic Pricing, so if you’ve invested in Lexham Press resources before, you won’t have to pay for them twice! Plus, you’ll get over 25% off the regular price of each individual volume when you get these amazing libraries.

Digital resources, interconnected

Since these resources are designed for use in a digital library, we leverage the power of Logos Bible Software to make your Bible study more efficient and comprehensive. Today, I want to show you how I’ve been able to utilize the resources contained in the Lexham Press Pastor’s Bundle to enhance my study.

Let’s say you’re working through the Not Your Average Bible Study volume on Ephesians with a Bible study group at your church. You’re halfway through the second section of the study and you’ve started lesson 6, “Gifts Designed for Edifying.”

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After the lesson, one of your fellow group members asks a question about spiritual gifts that you’re just unable to answer on the spot. You want to help them come to a deeper understanding of spiritual gifts, but without some research, you’re just not comfortable answering their question at this point.

Your starting point for research

The first place you go to begin your research is Lexham Bible Guide: Ephesians. Here you’ll find all of the major viewpoints on a passage, curated for you with annotations and links to the original sources. You also know that Paul discusses spiritual gifts in both Romans and 1 Corinthians, so you open those Bible guides, too.

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Now that you have an overview of all the interpretations of these critical passages, you’ll be better equipped to answer your friend’s question.

Find precisely the words you need

You want to thoroughly answer your friend’s question, and you remember that the Lexham Press Pastor’s Bundle comes with 2,500 quotations and prayers. Using the power of Logos Bible Software, you’re able to search through all eight volumes of quotes and prayers for Scripture references to Ephesians 4:7–16. Sure enough, you’ve found the perfect quote to hammer your point home.

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Digital-first resources for you

You don’t have to be a pastor or scholar to reap the benefits of these two Lexham Press bundles. Whether you’re simply aspiring to deepen your Bible study or you’re preparing sermons weekly or writing academic papers for a seminary class, Lexham Press will help you make your study more efficient and comprehensive.

Get the Pastor’s Bundle and the Scholar’s Bundle today!

Win Logos 5 Gold
by Sharing Your
Biblical Insight!

Christian Discourse

Right now, you can win Logos 5 Gold (a $1,549.95 value) simply by participating in honest conversations about the Christian life on Christian Discourse, then sharing your insight with your Facebook friends or Twitter followers.

It’s simple: the people who share the most with their community win!

Here’s how
to enter:

Step 1: Create a conversation or weigh in on an existing one on Christian Discourse.

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Step 2: Share your insight or questions on Facebook or Twitter by clicking the button shown below, then clicking the social icon you’d like to share to (you’ll need to log in).

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Step 3: Invite people to join the conversation on Christian Discourse.

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Step 4: Continue weighing in and continue sharing to increase your chance of winning!

This contest will end September 16 at midnight (EDT). The top referrer will win Logos 5 Gold or an upgrade equivalent, and four runners-up will win the Lexham Bible Guides.

So, what’s next?

Share your posts with the friends who’ve impacted you with their biblical insight, and invite them to join you on the quest to win!

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Christian Discourse is a place for honest conversations about the things that matter most. It’s designed to guide you in exploring Christianity through discussion. You’ll find conversations on theology, apologetics, devotional thoughts, Bible questions, and more—all tied to Christian living. Discover biblical insights from followers of Christ on our culture’s most pertinent issues and our world’s most pressing troubles.

The best part: you can join in and contribute to the discussion. Your thoughts and concerns matter—Christian Discourse is a safe place to share them with your family in Christ.

Join the conversation today!

3 More Ways to Fill Your Life with Scripture

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Get new Bible-verse T-shirts, postcards, and mobile apps (for iOS and Android) featuring our Verse of the Day artwork.

We started illustrating new verse art every day in 2011, and the collection has grown to 700+ unique pieces. This Bible art represents a large series of visual inspiration, and now you have three new ways to bring it into your life:

1. New Bible-verse T-shirtsbible-verse-t-shirt-isaiah-61-3

Our first Bible-verse shirts are so popular that we’ve had to reorder them three times! Now, we’re introducing five more designs based around some of the most loved verses—like Isaiah 61:3 and John 16:33. These inspiring messages make for some beautiful T-shirts that will encourage both you and those you encounter. Pre-order them today to get an introductory discount.

2. Bible-verse postcards

Postcard-Mockup4Encourage your far-away friends with these brand-new Bible-verse postcards. For a limited time, save when you pre-order a pack of 10 (two copies each of five designs). Your friends and loved ones will love seeing these encouragements in their mailbox.

Order a second set for yourself, and post them around your house or at your workstation to keep yourself thinking on things above (Colossians 3:2).

3. Bible Screen mobile apps

Our library of 700+ vibrant Verse of the Day images set to classical music is now available on your mobile device with iOS and Android apps. You can enjoy the same loop available on BibleScreen.com or browse the entire image library. Amd with what’s sure to be the most popular feature of the apps, you can also save any of the images to your device as your lock-screen or device background.

Share your love for Scripture with Verse of the Day art, now available as T-shirts, postcards, and mobile apps.