And now you can get a free copy of Logos 7 Fundamentals to give away when you upgrade to Logos 8 before the end of the year. And if you upgrade by Thursday, December 20, you’ll get the code in time for Christmas. (more…)
This post is the first in a series adapted from Anticipating His Arrival, a family Advent devotional by Rick Brannan. We will be posting one devotional a day through Christmas.
As Christ’s arrival draws closer, a natural consequence is joy. When the thing we have been waiting for gets closer and closer, joy increases. [Read more…]
That’s the idea behind Faithlife’s BibleTech Conference this year, and we’re asking you to submit a thoughtful paper or discussion on the topic. [Read more…]
This year is the 200th year anniversary of the beloved Christmas hymn “Silent Night.”
Originally written in German by Joseph Mohr, the song has been sung in Christmas worship for two centuries all around the world.
Enjoy this story of its origins from Amazing Grace—366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions, then use our keyword suggestions below to find a beautiful background for the song in Faithlife Proclaim. [Read more…]
R.C. Sproul1 was ready to escape his dry campus for an evening at the bar when he realized he was out of cigarettes. Recalling the vending machine in the dorm, he returned to pick up a 25¢ pack of Lucky Strikes. We don’t often hear of smoking as a catalyst for good things, but that night Sproul’s nicotine craving led to a conversation about God.
Each year, Christianity Today honors outstanding books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
The Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels, edited by Barry Beitzel, recently received this prestigious award for the category of Biblical Studies. The commentary delivers fresh insight by paying attention to an often overlooked component of the Gospel stories—their geographical setting.
Most houses (be they of a commoner or a king) had a guest–room or lodging place (katalyma) where a traveler could pause to eat or sleep for a period of time.
This excerpt explores—and challenges—the traditional understanding of the location of Jesus’ birth. [Read more…]
Everybody has heard of the 12 Days of Christmas. In fact, we’ve all probably sung about them.
But what are the 12 Days of Christmas, and who actually celebrates them?
It’s easy to imagine what Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, or the Magi were thinking and feeling when they encountered the baby Jesus for the first time. I can imagine the mix of excitement, nerves, and expectation as they wondered when God would reveal the details of his plan and what kind of man this child would grow to be.
Christmas is just a few weeks away, and that means it’s the season for carols and Christmas hymns.
Here are 20 ideas for Christmas songs and hymns. We compiled this list by identifying the most-used songs in Proclaim last December, plus a few more that thematically fit well (covering themes of the Incarnation, hope, and salvation).