Logos Bible Software recently announced the formation of the Kerusso Collective. This is a group of respected Black faith leaders and scholars who will lead the integration of Black representation into Logos.
The Kerusso Collective has been a vision Faithlife has been working toward for over a year,” said Chauncey Allmond, Kerusso Collective spokesperson, and Logos Bible Software national presenter. “There is a large population of Black church leaders using Logos yet we realized their voices are not fully represented in the digital Bible software. The formation of the Kerusso Collective is the first step in ensuring the diversity of our users is representative of the scholars and resources available in the software.”
The Kerusso Collective will include up to 15 scholars. Current members include:
- Dr. Ralph West, pastor of Church Without Walls in Houston, Texas, and author of “Uplook for a New Outlook,” “Living in the In-Between Times” and “Left Alone;”
- Dr. Charlie Dates, pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois, author of “Say It” and contributor to “Letters to a Birmingham Jail;”
- Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer, pastor of Faithlife Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California, and author of “Walls Can Fall;”
- Dr. Cynthia Hale, senior pastor of Ray Hope Christian Church in Decatur, Georgia, author and award-winning women’s leader;
- Esau McCaulley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and author of “Reading While Black”;
- Bishop Joseph Walker, senior leader of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and International Presiding Bishop in the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship; and
- Chauncey Allmond, national presenter of Logos Bible Software.
Logos Bible Software is the best-selling digital Bible study library that provides seminary-level resources and education. Logos is the preferred study tool of numerous faith leaders, including Tim Keller, Matt Chandler, Kay Arthur, Beth Moore, and John Piper, to name a few. Included in Logos are in-depth Greek and Hebrew dictionaries, thousands of Scripture commentaries, and integrative study tools.
There is perhaps no better time in history than now for the launch of this outstanding board of faith leaders and the upcoming Logos library,” said Bob Pritchett, founder and president of Faithlife. “Better representation is something Faithlife has been improving for years, and we believe it is no coincidence that our country is coming to a head against racism during this historic release.”
How Kerusso Collective Moves Forward
The Kerusso Collective will meet to provide input for an anticipated release of a new Logos library of Black resources in the first quarter of 2021.
It is an honor and privilege to collaborate and gain direction from these outstanding leaders as we move forward with the launch of our new, and I believe, greatest library yet,” said Scott Lindsey, executive director at Faithlife. “I know that these individuals will lead Faithlife and all of our users toward greater understanding of God and a life walked with Him as we hear from a diverse array of voices with astute hearts for the Lord and racial reconciliation.”
To learn more about the Kerusso Collective, visit www.logos.com/kerusso-collective.