Bible Study Essentials

  • Learning by Doing: How to Train Seminary Students for Ministry
    by George Hillman on July 7, 2023

    Growing up, my family had a weekend farm just north of the town where we lived. As a kid, it was a great place to explore nature and learn many life skills. It was on that farm, for example, where I learned how to drive a manual transmission even before I could legally drive on

  • Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church: Matthew 16:18 & the Temple
    by Timothy Rucker on July 6, 2023

    Jesus says to Peter in Matthew 16:18, You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. Few passages have been as foundational and encouraging for the church as Matthew 16:18. For example, at the local church where I serve, the first sermon ever preached (in 1955) was on Matthew 16:18, entitled I Will Build My Church. Nevertheless, especially since the Protestant Reformation, the identity of this rock has been a point of widespread debate.

  • Logos Live: John Kleinig
    by Jason Stone on July 5, 2023

    What you’ll see in this Logos Live episode Jennifer Grisham interviews Bible scholar, professor, and author Dr. John Kleinig about his recent publication, Wonderfully Made: A Protestant Theology of the Body. Dr. John W. Kleinig is a pastor of the Lutheran Church of Australia. After serving as a high school chaplain and parish pastor, he

  • Every Person an Icon: Why Creation Signifies Dignity for All
    by Kelley Mathews on July 1, 2023

    Nearly a third of high school girls in the US confessed to contemplating suicide,a 60 percent rise in the last decade. Young women are experiencing tragic levels of emotional trauma, physical abuse, and sexual violence. One of the primary culprits? Social media—an easy means for constant comparison driving a sense of inadequacy, and by which predators, bullies, and insecure classmates can victimize others.

  • The Greek New Testament: 3 Most Common Editions & Which You Should Use
    by Daniel Stevens on June 30, 2023

    There are many, many options for reading and studying the Greek New Testament. There are more studies, editions, and tools available to the student or scholar than ever before. Manuscripts are available at a click. Surveys of historical opinion are accessible with a simple search. But this presents a problem. Options require choice. Choice can

  • What Is Calvinism? A Simple Explanation of Its Terms, History & Tenets
    by Steven Wedgeworth on June 27, 2023

    What is Calvinism? Any attempt to give just one answer is sure to be wrong. Calvinism is not a church or a denomination. Calvinism is not even (just) a system of doctrine. Instead, Calvinism is a broad religious tradition with certain shared views and points of emphasis. It is doctrinal, churchly, and activistic.

  • What Is the Great Commission—& Is It Even for Me?
    by Seana Scott on June 22, 2023

    In my early twenties, I traveled the world encouraging missionaries fulfilling the Great Commission. I witnessed the gospel reaching tribal groups and the Scriptures translated into new languages. This is what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. My husband and I planned to become international missionaries—to dedicate our lives to live

  • How to Walk in the Spirit: 3 Essential Components
    by Matthew Harmon on June 21, 2023

    When it comes to understanding the person and work of the Holy Spirit, theologians often use the term mystery. Reflecting on John 3:3–8, Graham Cole writes: Jesus said that the Spirit’s action is like that of the wind. The movements of the wind have a mystery to them. You can’t tell where the wind comes

  • Logos Live: Gerald Bray
    by Jason Stone on June 21, 2023

    What you’ll see in this Logos Live episode Join us for a live conversation with Dr. Gerald Bray as we discuss his life and publications, with an emphasis on his book, The Church: A Theological and Historical Account. In this book, Bray provides a clear and coherent account of the church in biblical, historical, and

  • 29 Bible Study Tools for Reading the Bible More Effectively
    by Logos Staff on June 19, 2023

    Bible study tools come in all different shapes and sizes, and the best ones can really make a difference in your comprehension of the book. Read about different kinds of Bible study tools and what you can do with them—along with some suggested resources to get you started.