Piper, Carson, Packer & More: Save on Your Favorites in This Month’s Publisher Spotlight

From the publisher behind the ESV, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and dozens of other bestsellers, this month save 40% on Crossway collections.

Several bundles are available, from commentary series to collections focused on theology—all championing the gospel and the Reformed tradition.

See all the Crossway deals now.

Featured Deal: The Crossway Top Author’s Bundle

You won’t want to miss the 94-volume Crossway Top Authors Bundle. In addition to saving 30% on resources including commentaries, apologetics, devotionals, and more, you’ll find works by these celebrated authors:

  • R.C. Sproul: R.C. Sproul is a gifted communicator known for tackling weighty concepts and distilling them into a life-changing and readily understandable format. The Crossway Top Authors Bundle includes resources from Sproul on philosophy, apologetics, and theology, as well as volumes from his popular St. Andrew’s Expositional Commentary Series.
  • John Piper: After more than 30 years of preaching and ministry, John Piper continues to teach and influence Christians all over the world. Perfect for building your library or continuing your study of Piper’s theology, this collection features 40 volumes of some of his most significant devotional and academic works, including Don’t Waste Your Life, A Hunger for God, and The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World.
  • J.I. Packer: One of today’s most important evangelicals, Packer has greatly influenced the modern church. This collection includes works by Packer on the Ten Commandments, the Apostles’ Creed, and the Lord’s Prayer, as well as topics like weakness, intentionality, and disappointment.
  • John MacArthur: Celebrated preacher John MacArthur has written over 150 books and commentaries deeply rooted in God’s Word. This bundle brings together some of his most popular works including Ashamed of the Gospel and The Freedom and Power of Forgiveness.
  • D.A. Carson: Respected biblical scholar D.A. Carson presents a varied and faithful collection of biblical teaching on various subjects regarding Christology, bibliology, and the Christian life. Carson provides answers to questions about Jesus and his work on the cross, the role of pastors in their God-ordained setting, and examines love from a scripturally faithful perspective.

Save 40% on the Crossway Top Authors Bundle now, and don’t miss all the titles include in our special publisher spotlight on Crossway.

3 Free Logos Features That Make Seminary Easier

If you go to seminary, there are certain tasks you will be asked to do. I don’t have to know which school you’re going to or what classes you’re taking. You’ll be doing these things. Three of them. Promise.

I’ve used pretty much all the major tools out there to do them, and I’m going to show you the best ones—and how to get them for free.

You should also check out Logos’ back-to-school sale. You can get essential books for seminary up to 40% off.

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Does Jesus Contradict the Old Testament on Polygamy?

By David Instone-Brewer, adapted from the forthcoming Moral Questions of the Bible: Timeless Truth in a Changing World (Lexham Press, 2019).

Jesus used the same Old Testament text to teach monogamy as used by the Jews of the diaspora and at Qumran. Polygamy had been useful in times of war for childless widows, but now it was causing hardship. [Read more…]

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

95 theses

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 Mobile Ed course Milestones of the Protestant Reformation. [Read more…]

5 Ways Right-Clicking Just Got Better—Logos 8.7 Update

Here’s what’s new to Logos 8 with the Logos 8.7 update release.

Right-clicking in your Bible is one of the fastest ways to leverage the powerful tools in Logos. In the latest version, we’ve made the Context menu—the one that pops up when you right-click—more compact and easier on the eyes.

But we haven’t just updated the look; we’ve made it simpler and more useful.

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How to (Mis)Interpret Prophecy

The Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem, David Roberts (1796–1864)

There’s no shortage of advice on how to interpret the Bible. One maxim that I’ve already mentioned advises, “When the plain sense makes sense, seek no other sense.” I’ve heard it quoted when it comes to biblical prophecy—encouraging people to interpret literally, at face value. Although that sounds like good advice, some New Testament writers didn’t get the memo. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: Quickly See Relationships between OT and NT Passages

 

As I train Logos users I often say, There are numerous ways within the software to accomplish a given task.  Explore them all, and use the one that works best for you. [Read more…]

What This Little-Known Social Theory Has to Do with Your Sermons

By Jeffrey Arthurs, adapted from Preaching Points: 55 Tips for Improving Your Pulpit Ministry.

Remember ERP: Estimated Relationship Potential. This is a social science theory from the field of interpersonal communication which demonstrates that when we meet someone we quickly form an estimate of the potential for a relationship. We start to calculate: What kind of relationship is possible here? What will the nature of our relationship be? Will it be a romantic relationship? Will it be an authoritative relationship? Maybe I want to avoid this person. [Read more…]

Clock Is Ticking: Best Commentary Sale Ends in Hours

Hurry, the Best Commentaries Sale ends in hours. Save up to 50% on the highest-rated commentaries for every book of the Bible now through August 15 at midnight.  

Whether it’s Carson’s John commentary or Waltke’s superb work on Proverbs, right now you can save on the top commentaries for literally every book of the Bible.  [Read more…]

Intentionally Not Verse by Verse: Why the Paideia Commentary Goes by Pericope

Breeze through the Paideia commentary series description and you might miss its distinguishing mark:

The Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament approaches each text in its final, canonical form, proceeding by sense units (pericopes) rather than word by word or verse by verse. Thus, each commentary follows the original train of thought as indicated by the author instead of modern artificial distinctions. (Emphasis mine) [Read more…]