Software Sale: Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Counterpoints, and More

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The original Expositor’s Bible Commentary, the Counterpoints series, the Preacher’s Commentary and more are on sale right now at Logos, Accordance, WORDsearch and Olive Tree. Check out the deals today because they’ll be gone by December 10, 2017.

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Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Original Series Counterpoints volumes are just $7 each Halley’s Bible Handbook, Deluxe Edition Preacher’s Commentary Series

 

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Expositor’s Bible Commentary (Original Series) The Preacher’s Commentary Series Counterpoints Series; single volumes are just $7 each The Preacher’s Commentary Series

 

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Counterpoints sets, and single volumes are just $7 each Halley’s Bible Handbook

 

These deals disappear on Sunday, December 10, 2017 (11:59pm EST)

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Statement from Zondervan Academic on Dr. Andreas Köstenberger’s John Commentary

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In October 2017 Dr. Andreas Köstenberger informed Zondervan Academic that his commentary on the Gospel of John in volume 2 of the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Commentary: New Testament (ZIBBC: NT) contained “a series of inadvertently unattributed references” to D. A. Carson’s The Gospel according to John in The Pillar New Testament Commentary published by Wm. B. Eerdmans. After careful consideration of the evidence, we concluded that the problem was so extensive that there was no acceptable way to fix the problem. Since the commentary on John in volume 2 of ZIBBC: NT does not consistently follow commonly accepted standards for the use and documentation of secondary resources, our commitment to high publishing standards leaves us no choice but to put volume 2 of the ZIBBC: NT out of print in its print form and to destroy the…

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5 Disputed Books in the Old Testament

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The church hasn’t always agreed on the value of certain canonized books. Martin Luther famously wanted Hebrews, James, Jude and Revelation removed from the Christian canon. He believed they undermined Christian doctrines of sola fide (by faith alone) and sola gratia (by grace alone).

When it comes to the Old Testament, there have been some disputes about specific books that the Hebrew religious community had already accepted as authoritative. These books presented specific interpretive, theological, and contextual challenges.

The issue of disputed books is addressed in our Old Testament Survey course, and we’ve adapted the course material for the following article.

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Who Were the Minor Prophets?

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Who were the Minor Prophets?

The Minor Prophets is a collection of twelve Old Testament books, known simply as “the Twelve” or “the Book of the Twelve” in the Hebrew Bible. The title “minor” refers to length, not significance. Roughly in chronological order, each of these short books gives a glimpse into the spiritual landscape and history of Israel, challenging the status quo through prophets called to speak on God’s behalf.

But who were these people?

In their Old Testament Survey online course, Andrew Hill and John Walton provide a scholarly overview of the entire Old Testament, answering questions like this along the way. The following post is adapted from their unit on the Minor Prophets.

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NIV Application Commentary Sale: $4.99 eBooks for a Short Time

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Save up to 83% on NIV Application Commentary eBooks right now: See the deals.

About NIV Application commentaries

nivac-romans-coverSome Bible commentaries take you on a one-way trip to the world of the Bible, and then leave you there…putting the work of applying those lessons completely on you.

NIV Application Commentaries are different because they help you complete the interpretive task. You will understand the Bible’s ancient message, but you will also see how that message speaks with authority and power, today, in your own context.

You’ll grow in your teaching, preaching, study, and personal Bible reading—because the NIV Application Commentaries help you get the full job done.

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Should Your Church Go Multisite? Is it Biblical?

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It seems everybody is doing it these days, but is this the right solution for your congregation?

In today’s excerpt from MultiChurch, authors Brad House and Gregg Allison explain that multisite is not only a biblically sound ecclesiological model, but also a model that provides a compelling solution to contemporary reductionism in the church.

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9780310530534Multichurch—and the broader multisite movement for that matter—is nothing new. While it may seem like a recent phenomenon—something fresh, unique, and unprecedented—it’s actually the latest variation on a very old way of doing church. Every generation is prone to what C. S. Lewis referred to as “chronological snobbery,” the assumption that our time and our contributions are uniquely the best or the most advanced. The…

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We All Hear Words Differently (Gal 2:10) – Mondays with Mounce 300

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The longer I translate, the more I realize how subtle language is, and how different people hear the same word or phrase differently.

In Galatians 2, Paul is talking about his relationship with the Jerusalem church and their agreement with his theology. His conclusion is in v 10. “All they asked was that we should continue to remember (μνημονεύωμεν) the poor, the very thing I had been eager (ἐσπούδασα) to do all along” (NIV).

μνημονεύωμεν is a present subjunctive, which the NIV makes explicit with the “continue.” The NLT has, “keep on helping the poor.” Other translations have the simple, “They asked only that we would…

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95 eBooks Sale: 95 Key Books on the Reformation, Reformed Theology, & More

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We’re excited to share with you the 95 eBooks Sale, recognizing the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and Martin Luther’s 95 Theses.

This is the biggest eBook sale we’ve ever hosted! You can save up to 81% on these deals, starting at $1.99.

The sale ends November 5, 2017 (11:59pm ET), and it features:

Key books across several topics: Reformation studies Reformed theology Biblical studies and study Bibles from Reformed thinkers Biblical counseling resources that use a Reformed lens Practical-but-theological titles on church and ministry leadership Trusted authors: Wayne Grudem Michael Horton Timothy Keller D. A. Carson Gregg Allison J. D. Greear Tim Challies Brian Croft Many others

See the deals today. Remember, it ends November 5, 2017!

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Luther Was Critical of Monasticism: A Catholic Theologian Weighs In — An Excerpt from Was the Reformation a Mistake?

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Jesus proclaims that voluntary poverty and chaste celibacy will be the vocation of some of his followers, but not all of them. Jesus also makes clear the centrality of obedience. It makes sense, then, that the church should possess ways of living a distinctive religious life of radical poverty, chaste celibacy, and obedience—so long as the motivation for religious life is love and faith-filled desire to imitate Christ.

Martin Luther rightfully voiced his disapproval of the financial corruption, focus on works, and sexual incontinence in monasteries during his lifetime. In today’s excerpt from Was the Reformation a Mistake? Matthew Levering–though he would agree on the corruption–addresses some of the reasoning behind the formation of monasteries as a legitimate biblical communities.

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Numerous monasteries continue to…

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