Author - Ray Deck III

Born in WV, Ray escaped to North Carolina at a young age. He came to Logos after an 8 year stint at a faith-based nonprofit in New York. When he is not assembling sequences of words, he’s probably running, surfing or shooting skeet, but you should probably go look for him. He has a terrible sense of direction and is probably lost.

What Is a Devotional?

What is a devotional? That’s not easy to answer. A devotional can be many things. It can be a Bible reading plan. It can be a series of meditations. It can be a liturgical exercise. It can be a daily selection of verses, accompanied by a...

45 Topical Bible Reading Plans

The Bible is a big book. So big that fully understanding it remains a lifelong goal. Rather than trying to read it through in a few sittings, like most of us do with many smaller books, many people instead read a small amount every day. The slow-and...

The 9 Best Study Bibles on Logos

I’ve written about the most important factors to consider when choosing a study Bible, including how the free Faithlife Study Bible performs in each of them. This is a powerful resource that has something to offer no matter where you are in...

3 Ways to Uncover Biblical Themes

The key to understanding a Scripture passage is often to first understand the larger theme of the book it’s in. Commentaries or study Bibles may point out major themes for you, but you can find them yourself if you know where to look. Here are...

Introducing Faithlife Plugins

Did you know we had Faithlife plugins? Use the new “Join my group” plugin to connect your church’s website and Faithlife, so that when someone asks you for instructions on joining your church’s Faithlife group, you can say...

Introducing Faithlife Discussions

Faith-Based Discussions Faithlife groups help facilitate faith-based discussions. A healthy faith community always contains diverse opinions, experiences, and interpretations of Scripture. Navigating the differences can be spiritually enriching in a...

Spurgeon’s Critics

Who would dare criticize the Charles Spurgeon, the great prince of preachers? Maybe more people than you think. The Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians opens with a brief biography of his ministry. This passage might surprise you: When 19-year-old...