Author - Ryan Nelson

Ryan Nelson is a writer for OverviewBible, where he uses Logos to explore the characters, groups, places, and books of the Bible. He has served in a variety of volunteer ministry positions, primarily through Young Life.

Isaiah 11: A Prophecy of Peace

From the remains of the Davidic dynasty, the Messiah would emerge. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary says of Isaiah 11:1, “The reduction of the Davidic dynasty to a mere stump is a true metaphor for its condition when Christ was born;...

The All-Knowing God in Psalm 139

The Bible is constantly revealing how big, how wise, how powerful, and how awesome God is. Psalm 139 is one of the many passages where God’s omniscience is put on display—but here, God’s omniscience is a powerful reminder that nothing...

How Logos Bridges Bible Study Gaps

Bridges provide the shortest (or safest) path from one point to another. Without them, alternative paths could take hours, days, or even weeks of travel to get where you need to go. How do you cross a gap without a bridge? You work around it—however...

Can Christians Swear?

Is swearing inherently sinful? As I read Tattoos on the Heart by Father Gregory Boyle, this question crossed my mind. Scattered throughout Boyle’s inspiring narrative of his more than 20 years of working with gangs in Los Angeles were numerous...

Why Faithlife Hosts Hackathons

Every now and then, Faithlife hosts a company-wide hackathon. This 24 hour competition pits teams of developers, designers, marketers, and others against each other to create innovative new software products. Open to all Faithlife employees...

The Temptation of Jesus

In Matthew 4:1–11, Jesus is led into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Whether you see this passage as a formula for resisting temptation, a glimpse into Jesus’ true character, or something else, there’s a lot we can learn by...