Who Took John 5:4 out of My Bible?

Most of us have read John 5:1–9—the story of the blind, paralyzed man at the pool of Bethesda—many times. But I’ll bet there’s something that escaped your attention.

Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. 5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” 7 “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” 8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” 9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.” (John 5:1–9 NIV) [Read more…]

Grow in Your Knowledge of Christ: Mobile Ed’s Summer Christology Conference

Deepen your knowledge of Christ this summer as you study who he is—his person, nature, and work—in the Mobile Ed Christology Conference.

Jesus Christ is central to the Christian faith. And who we believe he is will determine how we know and worship him. But to learn more about him means having the time and resources you need and can trust.

That’s why Mobile Ed’s Summer Conference from August 20–31 lets you learn and study Christology from well-respected scholars such as Dr. Douglas Moo, Dr. Gerry Breshears, Dr. Craig A Evans and more, through interactive video courses you can access anywhere, anytime. [Read more…]

Wiser Than the Greatest Wisdom: 1 Corinthians 1:10–25 Explained

Even seasoned theologians are challenged with certain passages in the Bible.

The Logos Tough Topics 2018 Bundle was created knowing you might be, too. In this bundle, five leading theologians break down their seminary-level courses to help you untangle some of these perplexing passages. [Read more…]

How to Search for the Men-De Greek Discourse Feature

In a previous blog I showed how to use the reverse interlinear to identify the μέν – δέ construction in the New Testament. Please review that blog to fully understand the significance of this discourse feature that Faithlife scholar-in-residence Dr. Steve Runge refers to as Point-Counterpoint. style=”border: 2px solid #eaeaea;”

In today’s blog I’ll show how to execute a simple search in an English Bible to locate most occurrences of this construction. [Read more…]

Work Smarter, Not Harder with the J.D. Greear Sermon Archive

J.D. Greear, pastor of Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, is now the youngest president of the Southern Baptist Convention in nearly a quarter of a century. Additionally, Greear served for several years as a missionary with the International Mission Board in Southeast Asia and has produced a number of resources concerning missionary work among predominantly Muslim countries. [Read more…]

Rationality and Faith: An Excerpt from Escape from Reason

This month’s free Ebook is Escape from Reason, Francis Schaeffer’s classic examination of postmodernism and Christianity’s response.

Escape from Reason is justifiably ranked as one of the greatest apologetic works of the twentieth century, in part due to Schaeffer’s overwhelming compassion for those lost in humanism that engages the Christian heart and mind on every page. [Read more…]

The Two Most Overlooked Pauline Epistles

The letters to the Thessalonians are often overlooked within the Pauline corpus. Paul’s meatier theological writings, such as Romans or Colossians, often get most of the attention, but 1 and 2 Thessalonians are packed with theology, too. In his letters to the church in Thessalonica, Paul helps his brethren consider the true nature of Christ. They also contain some of the clearest eschatological teachings in all of his writings. [Read more…]

Offline Word Lookup in the Logos Mobile App

The Logos Mobile app allows you to study the Bible anywhere on your mobile device. Now you can even study Hebrew or Greek words when you’re offline.

(This feature is currently only available in the iOS version of the Logos Bible app.)

To look up words offline, download one or more morphologically-tagged Greek or Hebrew Bibles and at least one Greek or Hebrew lexicon. (This step requires an internet connection.) [Read more…]

How Reliable Is the New Testament? Fragments of Truth—Now on Pre-Order

Join Dr. Craig Evans in his search for answers to an ever-present and challenging question: Can we really trust the Bible? [Read more…]

Four Reasons to Get 60 Years of Christianity Today in Pre-Pub

Christianity Today has been the leading evangelical source of timely and insightful Christian news and analysis for over 60 years. Now you can get all of Christianity Today’s content digitized and integrated right into your Logos library at a great price while it’s still in Pre-Pub. [Read more…]