By Logos Mobile Education
Logos Mobile Education is always developing new and helpful ways to use technology to equip the church to grow in the light of the Bible. With over two hundred courses available, education is our major strength. We love seeing people grow and succeed in expanding their understanding of God and his Word. As a part of that process, it’s important for those studying theology and related subjects to pause for times of devotion and reflection, but not everyone has a way to attend a chapel service at a seminary.
With this in view, wouldn’t it be great to sit down and reflect on the Word with Darrell Bock, Millard Erickson, or Bruce Waltke? We think so, and we designed a series of over forty reflections on biblical passages from top scholars for you to access when you need to be fed spiritually. It’s called Reflecting on the Word: Video Devotionals.
The collection is organized around the life of Christ, with readings from the Old and New Testaments. If you want to focus in on Christ’s resurrection to begin thinking about Easter, there’s a section called “The Resurrection of Christ” that looks at the resurrection accounts in the Gospels, and also the continued, unfolding significance of this event elsewhere in Scripture.
If you want to hear about expectation, mourning, suffering, and the struggle of the Christian life, there’s a section called “The Suffering of Christ” with passages focusing on those themes. This might be especially helpful for those who observe Lent in preparation for Easter.
The first set of reflections was published in 2016, with contributions from Tremper Longman, Ben Witherington, Michael Allen, and others. This year’s contributors include Kevin Vanhoozer, Michael Bird, and George Guthrie, among other top scholars. Both collections include an introduction to the church year by Peter Leithart, giving you a framework for moving through the sets in order. But even if you simply want to hear what a professor has to say about a passage you’re currently studying, this collection offers valuable insight.
Each reflection begins with a reading of the passage, and then the exposition follows. A link to the passage in Logos is included, along with the full transcript of the reflection. To give you a better sense of this resource, here’s a video reflection on Romans 4:13–25 from Douglas J. Moo.
Each reflection concludes with a response section, with one or two questions to think through and a space for capturing your own insights in response. For Dr. Moo’s reflection above, the questions are:
What specific obstacles stand in the way of your hope and faith in God’s promises?
What specific things strengthen your hope and faith in God’s promises?