Did you know that there might be a free copy of the new NIV waiting for you? Zondervan recently published a brand new edition of the NIV, replacing both the 1984 NIV and the TNIV. Instead of charging for it, we’ve decided to make it available free of charge—a value of nearly $27.00—as a thank you to everyone who has a Logos 4 base package that includes the old NIV.
From time to time we like to give away free books. Sometimes we make them available to everyone like we did with the recent McCheyne freebie. Other times we make them available to a specific group of people. In this case, we’re offering the new NIV free of charge to those of you who support us and stay up to date with our latest base packages.
You do not have to add the new NIV to your cart to take advantage of this offer. You can get it for free by going to our upgrade page and choosing the free crossgrade option on the package you already own.
I may be the weird one. But for some reason, I like to have access to grammars that treat the Greek of the New Testament.
The problem is that they are seldom readable. While some grammars may be good for reference (like BDF and Robertson) you would be hard-pressed to sit down and read them through cover to cover. They’re just not meant to work that way.
I wasn’t disappointed. I can still remember when I bought the print book (now at least 5 years ago). And I actually read it.
Did you know that Young’s grammar is available for Logos Bible Software? And it isn’t in any of the base packages, not even Portfolio? And that at $29.99, it is one of the more reasonably-priced intermediate Greek grammars that you can get for Logos?
Young’s is a winner for me. Maybe it’ll help you too.
Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars.
I not only have the privilege of being the authorized Logos trainer, but I am also a Bible preacher-teacher. This means I use Logos for my own Bible study and sermon prep. Here is a little trick I incorporate into my Logos work: I always reserve Bookmark 1 for the passage I am investigating.
For example, if this week I am in Romans 6.1-11, I do this:
Open my ESV to Romans 6.1
Press Ctrl + Shift + 1 to set Bookmark 1 (Cmd + Shift + Option + 1 for Mac)
Then as I study the passage, I may leave Romans 6 to track down a cross reference or examine another topic. To quickly return home to this week’s passage, I simply press Ctrl + 1 (Cmd + 1 for Mac)!
If you have opened up the Bible Word Study Guide or an interlinear, but have been unsure about what to do with the information or how to evaluate it, then this video series can help fill in the gaps.
With these videos, you will receive instruction on resources and tools to use as well as methods for word study. We’ll take you from start to finish through the Word Study Guide and reverse interlinears in Logos Bible Software. We’ll also walk you step-by-step through several Greek and Hebrew word studies.
Who Is This For?
If you’re a pastor and you’d like to beef up your sermons by exploring the meaning of Greek and Hebrew words, this series will show you how to apply the Word Study Guide to your sermon preparation each week.
If you want to understand more about the languages behind the English Bible translation you use for your own personal Bible study, we’ll show you how word studies can benefit your study.
If you’ve heard your pastor talk about what certain words in the Bible mean and you’d like to learn more for yourself, we’ll give you everything you need to dig as deep as you can go and explore what you learned on Sunday at a greater depth.
If you want to enrich your understanding of God’s Word, we’ll give you all the basics for using Logos Bible Software for word studies.
It’s impossible to understand Catholicism today without reference to the Second Vatican Council, and—according to Pope Benedict XVI—it’s impossible to understand the Second Vatican Council without placing it in continuity with the entirety of the history and tradition of the Catholic Church.
The sixteen documents produced by the Council between 1962 and 1965 set forth a wide-ranging program of renewal that brought changes to nearly every aspect of the life of the Church. Some of these changes were dramatic and contested, and the resulting tumult has left many, like the Pope, regretting that Vatican II is too often viewed as a rupture with the past, in contradiction to the purpose of the Council Fathers.
Logos is pleased to announce the arrival of the Vatican II Documents to our Pre-Pub program. The Vatican II documents are a crucial addition to our growing library of Catholic products, and the Logos edition will be an excellent tool for establishing the kind of understanding of the Council that Pope Benedict calls for.
It’s a powerful thing to sit in a company meeting here at Logos Bible Software. Our continued growth and expanding vision from our leader means you can be part of our next meeting—Logos is hiring!
Part of each company meeting is used to recognize employees—employees who have crossed employment milestones of 5, 10, and 15+ years—those who have made working at Logos a career, not just a job.
At our most recent meeting Bob Pritchett (President/CEO of Logos), had employees identify themselves if they had never attended a company meeting. And to see a dozen or so new faces added to the team since our last meeting just a few months back was a great encouragement. Even more encouraging is that we are still growing.
Where Do You Fit In?
If you’re searching for a new job you should consider Logos. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, dental care, and 401(k). Take a look at our Careers page for the latest openings. If you don’t see anything immediately fitting what you’re looking for, check back with frequency. New postings are added all the time. And for students, we have a super-sweet paid internship program. Twelve of our full-time developers started out as interns.
All positions will require you to live in the Bellingham area as remote employment and telecommuting are not an option. But before you scratch any of the openings you’re considering off your list, take a look at what Bellingham and living in the Pacific Northwest have to offer.
Even more enticing than our location is the fact that working for Logos Bible Software—the leading publisher of multilingual Bible software on Mac, Windows and mobile platforms—opens up exciting opportunities for growth and to be a part of a company that serves the church, academic, and lay markets, bringing the best in software innovation to Christians worldwide.
I am a huge fan of the Apostle Paul. Not only does his life fascinate me, but I always find myself inspired by his teachings to the early Church. Love one another. Don’t be divisive. Be careful how you live. I can relate to so many of the struggles Christians went through nearly 2,000 years ago, and I’m grateful for Paul’s words that continually point me towards Christ, even in today’s very different times.
That’s why I’m excited about our newest Pillar New Testament Commentary offering. Pillar New Testament Commentary: The First Letter to the Corinthians has been on Pre-Pub for a while now and it’s getting ready to ship!
Noted theologians Brian S. Rosner and Roy E. Ciampa thoroughly unpack this New Testament epistle, basing their exposition on the Greek New Testament. They are deeply committed to a fresh wrestling with the text, using every means at their disposal to “loosen the Bible from its pages” to help readers understand what the text says and how to apply it to life today. Yet, the scholarship does not undermine the accessibility of this volume.
D. A. Carson—professor, theologian, and author/editor of more than 45 resources—wrote the preface to this commentary. In it, he says:
“Those with the responsibility to preach and teach 1 Corinthians will be grateful for this commentary for a long time, while more advanced students of the New Testament will learn some new things and be challenged to think through this epistle with fresh eyes. It is a pleasure to commend this work.”
There’s no doubt about it: the first book of Corinthians is rich with theology and early Church history, and the Pillar New Testament Commentary: The First Letter to the Corinthians does a great job of illuminating the text. Here’s the good news: if you act now, you can still take advantage of our Pre-Pub pricing. It’s not too late to pick this up before it ships.
Thomas Goodwin’s influence in the 17th century was larger than his immediate name recognition might suggest. His works provide the same kind of practical advice—both profound and readable—that you would expect to find with his more recognized contemporary Richard Baxter.
Goodwin entered Christ’s College, Cambridge in 1613—at the age of twelve—and received his B.A. in 1616. In 1619 he was transferred to Catherine Hall and, while working on his M.A. degree, was made a lecturer in the Hall. After the death of John Preston in 1628, he became a lecturer at Trinity Church sharing his influence with both Cambridge scholars and the surrounding town. Within four years Goodwin was presented to the vicarage by King Charles I.
The Church of England attempts to purge Puritanism
William Laud, the Bishop of London and close adviser to Charles I, was made Archbishop of Canterbury in 1633. Laud was greatly worried that the growing Puritan movement was a schismatic threat to orthodoxy in the Church of England. He quickly began enforcing laws against ministers who strayed from Book of Common Prayer. He also introduced new church ceremonies and forced ministers to conduct them or face exile, loss of goods, loss of livelihood, and even death. (For great insight into this period check out The History of the Puritans (5 vols.))
Goodwin resigned his position at Trinity Church and left Cambridge in 1634, aligning himself with the Congregationalists. He married in 1638 and was then was forced to flee persecution in Holland.
Goodwin’s return to England
With the inception of the Long Parliament by Charles I, all exiles due to nonconformity were invited to return to their homes. Goodwin returned home to London and ministered for many years at Paved Alley Church, Lime Street, in the parish of St Dunstans-in-the-East.
His distinction and influence continued to rise drawing the attention Oliver Cromwell, to whom he became chaplain, in 1656. As Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Cromwell was responsible for Presbyterianism in Scotland and preserving Protestantism in England. Goodwin remained one of Cromwell’s intimate advisers—even attending to Cromwell at his deathbed.
For the last twenty years of his life Goodwin devoted himself to theological study while pastoring the Fetter Lane Independent Church. In a memoir to his son before his death Goodwin said,
“I am going to the three Persons with whom I have had communion: They have taken me, I did not take Them. I shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye; all my lusts and corruptions I shall be rid of, which I could not be here; those croaking toads will fall off in a moment.”
Goodwin’s works available on Pre-Pub
The Works of Thomas Goodwin (12 vols.) is currently featured on Pre-Pub from Logos Bible Software. You can pick up this collection of writings from this great man of depth and conviction—a hearty 6,228 pages—for 70% off the retail price! These kinds of collections not only provide edifying instruction, they offer insight and context into a tumultuous and important time for Christian freedom and expression.
AppShouter.com called it “by far one of the best free Bible apps to hit the App Store.” A writer for the Unofficial Apple Weblog lamented that he didn’t have it when he read through the Bible in a year.