And the Winner Is . . .

The true and better bundle. The great high champion. The winner once and for all.

Ladies and gentlemen, your Logos March Matchup winning bundle is: [Read more…]

3 Reasons Every Preacher Should Bid on This Series

“Alas! One of the ‘Logos moments’ for which I have been waiting! This cornucopia of homiletic input has regularly been my last phase of sermon preparation.”

That is what one preacher had to say about the Biblical Illustrator: New Testament Collection coming to Logos. [Read more…]

3 Sanity Checks for Odd Bible Interpretations

I was just having lunch with some pastors, and we were having a friendly disagreement over exegesis. One experienced expositor said, “The Holy Spirit chose precisely this word and not another, so it must have special significance.” I said, “Yes, but we can’t overinterpret: Greek is a human language; it’s not some perfectly precise mathematics problem.” [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Quickly Make Verse Slides from Resource Text

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If you’re a preacher, teacher, or small group leader, there’s a good chance this scenario has happened to you:

You’re reading in a commentary, study guide, book of outlines, or journal where you come across a list of Scripture verses the author mentions. You think to yourself, “I need those verses on slides to display for my listeners.” So you (or someone close to you) begin the tedious task of making verse slides for presentation. [Read more…]

Before You Preach a Narrative Text, Study Your Hero

Samson Slaying the Lion (1628) by Peter Paul Rubens


You will preach narrative far better if you know this literary archetype.

The Bible is full of stories, and most of them revolve around a hero. From Abraham to Moses to Deborah to the True and Better Hero, much of Scripture is a hero’s journey. [Read more…]

Don’t Read Past This Important Word in Genesis 20:7

Abraham’s Journey from Ur to Canaan by József Molnár

“Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, you may be sure that you and all who belong to you will die.” — Genesis 20:7

In the drama of the broader story of Genesis 20, we risk missing something quite significant for biblical theology: Abraham is named a prophet. [Read more…]

New Testament Nerds Take Notice

This ain’t your grandmother’s New Testament studies collection.

Currently in Pre-Pub is a dynamic collection of New Testament monographs from T&T Clark, the reputable publisher behind the International Critical Commentary, Barth’s Church Dogmatics, and other important works. [Read more…]

Learn Greek and Logos at the Same Time—so That Both Stick

Confession: in seminary I used Logos as a crutch. I hovered my mouse over the word for parsing—and on I went, hover by hover, letting what I had painstakingly learned about Greek grammar slowly drip out of my brain.

My loss. [Read more…]

666: What Theories Add Up?

If there’s one part of the Bible virtually everyone has heard of, it’s 666—the “number of Beast.” And if there’s one thing no one can agree upon, it’s what that number stands for. We see 666 in Revelation 13:18: “let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.” [Read more…]

Sitting with Scribes: An Inside Look at Copying Manuscripts (Watch)

Hunched over a table, writing by candlelight, scribes copied God’s Word letter by letter.

What can we know about this ancient craft, highly responsible for the spread of the Bible? [Read more…]