Peterson was a Presbyterian pastor for most of his adult life, though he’s best known for his writings—particularly The Message, a contemporary rendering of the entire Bible. (more…)
In the developed world, having a church website is a given. Most of us instinctively know this.
But why? Why are church websites important, and how does the answer inform how you construct your site?
These principles spell the difference between inviting someone to join your church’s mission and communicating (accidentally), “Please don’t come here.”
When we decided to curate a list of resources for every book of the Bible, one of our priorities was to choose resources that would help people comprehend the most difficult books of the Bible.
All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for helping Christians mature and better obey God (2 Tim 3:16–17), so we should study all of it.
Here are five books of the Bible that might stump you on an initial read, with keys to help you unlock the book, plus resources for going deeper.
If you think angels look like diapered babies with a bow and arrow, think again.
Michael S. Heiser’s new book, Angels, seeks to provide biblical answers for common questions about God’s heavenly host. He addresses topics including what angels look like, what they do, and whether modern thinking about guardian angels is biblical. [Read more…]
The C.S. Lewis week is winding down, but you still have a few hours to get his collection in Logos for 30% off.
Here are three reasons why you should (besides the fact that he’s one of the most influential Christian writers and apologists of all time and his books are incredible).
1. This sale may never come around again
The only other time we’ve offered this discount is when the collection was available for pre-order, three years ago. It’s one of those products we can rarely put on sale, so this may be your last opportunity to get it for less than list price.
2. There are three layers of savings happening here
As always, collections in Logos are the best way to get a lot of books for the best price. And with this sale, there are actually three layers of savings:
- You save by getting the electronic versions of these books. (This collection would cost nearly $600 in print.)
- You save by getting them bundled. (Individually, the total would be $463.72. The bundle normally costs $400.)
- You save with the discount: The whole collection is marked down to $279.99.
So by getting this bundle on sale, you’re getting what would be a $600 stack of books for less than half that—and you’re getting them in the most useful format.
3. These books are enhanced by Logos
In Logos, books are transformed into insights for you. You don’t have to read all 30 of these books cover to cover to find a great quote.
For example, last night I was reading a C.S. Lewis collection called Letters to Children, and I came across a wonderful quote on love:
A perfect man [would] never act from sense of duty; he’d always want the right thing more than the wrong one. Duty is only a substitute for love (of God and of other people)—like a crutch, which is a substitute for a leg. Most of us need the crutch at times: but of course it’s idiotic to use the crutch when our own legs (our own loves, tastes, habits etc) can do the journey on their own!*
Two things worth noting:
1) In Logos, I could come across that quote without ever knowing it existed. I could think, “I’d love a good Lewis quote on love,” and then search his collection for the word and find plenty to use.
2) I read that quote in a paper book that is not currently with me. I couldn’t remember just how the quote went, but I knew the word “crutch” was in it. In 30 seconds I opened Logos, searched the resource for “crutch,” found the quote, and pasted it here.
Ultimately, that’s why you should get this resource.
Because you, like me, have read enough Lewis to know you’re never done digging, and that you could fill a notebook with his insights on our world and faith. And Logos brings all those insights right to the surface.
Get the ultimate Lewis notebook by getting this collection in Logos. Don’t wait—C.S. Lewis is one of the most influential Christian writers of all the time, and this opportunity to save on his works ends at midnight (PST).
*From a letter to Joan Lancaster in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Vol. III.
Lewis is far and away the most searched author on Logos.com, and for a limited time, his collected works are 30% off in Logos.
Having these books in Logos is like studying the Bible (or Church history, theology, etc.) with a Lewis scholar sitting nearby to say, “Oh, there’s a great C.S. Lewis quote on that.” When you search your library for thoughts on humility, grief, courage, and more, you’ll find inspiration from one of the twentieth century’s most cherished theologians. [Read more…]
It’s one thing to build a great church website. It’s another thing to keep it up to date.
There are many benefits to keeping your church website up to date, chief among them being that your website stays useful for people. [Read more…]
Your church website is the face, front door, and first handshake of your church.
Is it inviting? [Read more…]
One of the best ways to inspire generosity in your church is to keep your congregation informed.
When people know where their tithes are going, see the progress they are making together, and learn how God is using their tithes to grow the kingdom, generosity grows. It’s exciting to be on mission together. [Read more…]
Building a church website?
Follow these five best practices for a church website that attracts visitors, engages members, and is easy to maintain.
The following list could probably be longer, but these are the big best practices every good church website follows. Focus on these, and you’ll be counted among churches doing websites right. [Read more…]