Archive - October, 2012

Put Our Research Team to Work for You!

Biblical history is tricky—it’s easy to mix up data. Most articles on a biblical period are meshed with academic debate, making it difficult to decipher the basics. And once you learn what you want to know, there’s often no clear research direction. The Bible in Seven Acts takes care of all these problems and more.

Find answers fast with The Bible in Seven Acts: Herod to Jesus. In an easy-to-follow format, this resource summarizes historical content and annotates related links to Logos resources. It provides a framework for biblical history and its context. It gives you stunning media to share what you learn, including event linestimelines, and slides for key people, movements, and ideas.

Each volume in The Bible in Seven Acts is an annotated synopsis and bibliography of the major people and events of biblical history—reimagined for the digital age. Hybrids between textbook-type surveys and annotated bibliographies, these volumes are built on technological resources available only in Logos. The interconnectivity of The Bible in Seven Acts with the Logos library provides you with relevant, curated content at a click. Produced by a highly educated Bible research team, the series does the heavy lifting for you.

With The Bible in Seven Acts, you’ll:

  •  Find things fast. There’s no need to locate, read, and annotate dozens of reference materials. Everything is in one spot.
  • See connections. The overview format leads you to research topics you may have never read about or heard of.
  • Gain perspective. You’ll learn about all the relevant historical and cultural issues related to this biblical era. Everything is elegantly organized.

The Bible in Seven Acts has what you need for in-depth research on biblical history or quick overviews in a pinch. The series leads you in the right direction with intelligent technology and research.

Using The Bible in Seven Acts: Herod to Jesus is like having a research team do your initial work and organize it with links so that you can read further to draw your own conclusions. It’s like having a media team come up with smart ways to present what you’re learning so that it’s more memorable when you share it.

Pre-order The Bible in Seven Acts: Herod to Jesus for a special low introductory price. The price will go up soon—so pre-order now!

Dr. Warren Gage Discusses the New MACCS Degree

Today’s post is written by Dr. Warren Gage, dean of faculty and professor of Old Testament at Knox Theological Seminary. 

It is with great pleasure that we at Knox Seminary are at last able to share our Great Books education program with the online world! This unique program is constructed of directed readings in the very best of the Western and classical literary and philosophical heritage. Two distinctive approaches inform the program.

First, we read the great writers’ works themselves—not summaries or interpretations of their writings, but their own works. And, generally, we read the entire work and not selections. Second, we read the books in the order they were written, beginning with the ancients. We trace the influence of the earliest of these writers on the best writers of the medieval and then the modern period. We approach literature and philosophy organically, identifying the greatest themes and seeing how they develop throughout the 25 centuries of the “Great Conversation.”

Our faculty, then, are Hesiod and Homer, Plato, Aristotle, and Augustine. We read the great tragedians: Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripedes. We enjoy Aristophanes’ comedies. We read Aquinas, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, and Luther. We read Dante’s transformative Divine Comedy. We study with Hobbes and Milton. Tocqueville and Hawthorne, Nietzsche and Dostoyevsky. Hegel, Marx, and Einstein. And added to these—our unparalleled faculty—are the great biblical authors: Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Matthew, Luke, John, and Paul.

The Master of Arts (Christian and Classical Studies) is a unique program that recreates the essence of a traditional liberal arts education. Such an education is explicitly directed to the formation of the soul rather than the acquisition of a marketable skill. Ironically, however, this education is perhaps the most practical of all study programs. It is the essence of authentic leadership. It teaches the mind to understand the large issues and distinguish them from mere distractions, which is the unique skill crucial to success in any endeavor. It instructs the soul in the permanent values of our all-encompassing humanity. It ennobles the imagination and trains us in the aspiration of truly human virtue. All of this is done in an explicitly Christian context.

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Earn your MACCS at no cost with the comprehensive Francis Schaeffer Scholarship, worth $18,000—enter here! You can learn more about the MACCS at SeminaryDegreesOnline.com/MACCS

For a Limited Time: Save on the Revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary

Since 1976, the Expositor’s Bible Commentary has been a gold standard for evangelical scholarship. Now this world-class commentary is even better. You won’t want to miss the highly acclaimed Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Revised Edition (13 vols.), with 30 new contributors and 60% brand-new content.

Get yours for only $319.99 when you order before November 5—after that, the price will go up to $459.99. And don’t forget—you can also create a payment plan, starting at just $31.67/month!

“Every student, teacher, and pastor needs a foundational set of commentaries that covers the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary (13 volumes) is that set. . . I have used the Expositor’s Bible Commentary over the years and look forward to using this newly revised edition for many years to come.”

Mark Futato, Robert L. Maclellan Professor of Old Testament and academic dean, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL

Enhance your library with the commentary pastors have been turning to for over three decades. Hurry—this offer ends November 5Get the Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Revised Edition (13 vols.)

Make Preaching from Your Tablet Even Easier

Preaching from your iPad or Android tablet has never been simpler. With the latest update to the Proclaim remote app, you can see your sermon notes right alongside your presentation slides—no need to divide your attention. Now you can put everything into delivering your powerful message.

You can get the app for free in the iTunes app storethe Google Play store, and the Amazon app store—just search for “Proclaim.”

This free remote app works in tandem with Proclaim church presentation software. Once you download the free Proclaim desktop app, you can log in using your Logos account and make a sample presentation. Just enter your preaching notes, announcements, and service cues with the appropriate slides. When you like what you see, subscribe to an On Air license to deliver your presentation.

Start making better presentations now—get the free Proclaim remote app in your app store, and then download the free desktop Proclaim app.

Black Friday: You Choose the Deals!

Logos has a history of coming up with interesting Black Friday sales. This year, we’re going to top them all. We’re putting you in charge with the Logos Black Friday Like-athon.

It’s simple—to save up to 50% on your favorite Logos products, just Like them, and have your friends do the same! Together, you’ll decide which products we mark down, and for every 1,500 Likes racked up across Logos.com, we’ll drop those products’ prices by 10%.

Do you love the Nelson Bible Reference Bundle? Is owning the Anchor Yale Bible a dream that a large discount would make possible? Has the Abraham curriculum brought your church closer together? Just Like every product that you’ve enjoyed (or that you want to see discounted), and encourage others to do so, too—your family, your friends, your online social networks, everyone.

So what are you waiting for? Visit Logos.com now and start Liking your favorite books and resources!

P. S. If you love Logos, don’t forget to become a fan on our Facebook page.

*Base packages, Pre-Pub products, and Community Pricing resources will not be included in this sale. Discounts will vary based on publisher agreements.

Logos 4: Find Cross-References in a Book

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

A fellow Logos user recently asked me how to find all the biblical cross-references to John in a specific resource. Here’s how I responded:

  • Open the resource you want to search, such as My Utmost for His Highest.
  • Click the Search icon.
  • Set the search type to Basic. (A)
  • Select the resource to be searched, such as Utmost, from the drop down list (B)
  • Type this search string in the box: <Bible ~ John>(C)
  • Press the Enter key to generate the search.

The ~ (tilde) is an intersection search operator, meaning that with it, Logos finds all cross references intersecting the book of John!

This search takes a few extra moments, but the results are worth the wait.

Only 4 Days Left in the Pastor Appreciation Month Sale

All of the Pastor Appreciation Month deals are available now, but time is running out to take advantage of them: all Pastor Appreciation Month deals end November 1.

Here’s a roundup of last week’s Pastor Appreciation Month specials.

Politics according to the Bible

Regularly: $39.99

Only $4.99 with coupon code PAM15

Wayne A. Grudem provides a thoughtful, carefully reasoned analysis of over 50 issues—protection of life, marriage, family and children, economic issues and taxation, environment, national defense, foreign policy, freedom of speech and religion, quotas, and special interests. He applies these discussions to the current policies of the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States, but the principles discussed here are relevant for any nation.

Day One Biblical and Theological Studies Collection (24 vols.)

Retail: $315.31  Regularly: $269.95

Only $199.99 with coupon code PAM16

Each book in the Day One Biblical and Theological Studies Collection contains an introduction to important theological themes that have shaped the history of the church, along with outlines, maps, illustrations, and diagrams to help you grasp what you’re reading. Many books also include helpful chapter summaries, study guides, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading, making the Day One Biblical and Theological Studies Collection perfect for both individual and group study.

B&H Marriage and Family Collection (19 vols.)

Retail: $336.81 Regularly: $249.99

Only $199.95 with coupon code PAM17

The 19-volume B&H Marriage and Family Collection offers you the tools to help your marriage and family not merely survive, but flourish. The books in this collection provide practical relationship advice, all from a biblical perspective. You’ll learn about wise parenting, love and sex, wedding planning, dealing with the divorce, and caring for aging parents. And you’ll get it all from the best Christian counselors and most experienced pastors.

The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way

Regularly: $49.99

Only $24.95 with coupon code PAM18

Michael Horton’s highly anticipated The Christian Faith represents his magnum opus; it will be viewed as one of the most important systematic theologies since Louis Berkhof wrote his in 1932. A prolific, award-winning author and theologian, Professor Horton views this volume as “doctrine that can be preached, experienced, and lived, as well as understood, clarified, and articulated.” It is written for a growing cast of pilgrims making their way together and will be especially welcomed by professors, pastors, students, and armchair theologians.

Nelson Bible Reference Bundle (200 vols.)

Retail: $6000 Regularly: $899.95

Only $599.95 with coupon code PAM19

The Nelson Bible Reference Bundle (200 vols.) is a massive collection of Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, devotionals, and popular titles from your favorite Thomas Nelson authors. It makes Bible study, sermon preparation, and lesson planning quick, easy, interesting, and affordable. See all 200 titles now.

Check out the Pastor Appreciation Month sale page to see all 20 deals—all coupon codes expire at the end of the day October 31!  And don’t forget to enter to win a free Kindle Fire HD preloaded with the complete Abraham: Following God’s Promise curriculum!

 

Dr. Timothy Keller: Faithlife Study Bible Contributor

The Faithlife Study Bible is always adding rich content—most recently, “Old Testament Law and the Charge of Inconsistency,” an article by New York Times bestselling author and Redeemer Presbyterian church senior pastor Dr. Timothy Keller. Dr. Keller’s focus on Jesus’ character, ministry, and work has influenced the Christian community at large and resulted in Redeemer’s growth from 50 to over 5,000 members.

Dr. Keller’s FSB article takes a look at common objections to Christianity that stem from perceived inconsistencies in the Old Testament Law. Old Testament prohibitions no longer practiced today include:

  • Eating raw meat, pork, or shellfish
  • Executing people for breaking the Sabbath
  • Wearing clothes woven with two kinds of materials

Yet, of course, the Old Testament is full of guidelines that we should still follow today. Find out how Dr. Keller addresses these perceived inconsistencies in the Faithlife Study Bible!

Get the Faithlife Study Bible free through March 2014 to access Dr. Keller’s article, along with other thought-provoking Bible study articles.

After you unlock the Faithlife Study Bible and download it onto your mobile app, you’ll find a link directly to Dr. Keller’s article from the in-app news feed “Content Update in the Faithlife Study Bible.”

You’ll also see articles written by:

Get the Faithlife Study Bible free through March 2014.

Build Amazing Presentations with Proclaim

You use Logos Bible Software to prepare your sermon. You dig deep into the original text. You prepare the right illustrations, stories, and questions to teach and challenge your congregation. But making all that information look excellent in a presentation—well, that’s another story.

When it comes to turning your message into a presentation, Logos wants to make it as easy as possible—and we’re getting you started with a bunch of free media.

Proclaim church presentation software works seamlessly with Logos Software, allowing you to send images, quotes, and Scripture directly from Logos. Because Proclaim is cloud-based, your whole team can access and adjust the presentation from anywhere with an internet connection. As you’re making your presentation, you’ll find lots of free media—$500 worth. And we’re adding new media all the time.

Download Proclaim for free and make a sample presentation today by logging in with your current Logos account. If you don’t have a Logos account, it’s easy and free to create one.

Get Equipped with the Lexham Methods Series

Explore the Lexham Methods Seriesthe resource created to be your platform for personal study and sharing. By leveraging technology, your digital library, elegantly designed slides, and the work of a professional research team, Lexham Methods Series teaches you biblical interpretation methods and equips you to educate others.

Each volume is a biblical-interpretation handbook plus equal parts how-to guide and annotated bibliography—all designed for digital. Everything you would expect from a textbook and more, each volume links to your Logos library and includes slides for sharing what you learn.

Lexham Methods Series satisfies your need for a comprehensive yet introductory treatment of biblical interpretation methods. Unlike traditional books, it’s designed as a digital resource to maximize your learning, teaching, and research capabilities. It’s as much as a course providing key instruction as it is a thorough bibliography with curated links.

No need to invest your time in an immense amount of study, note taking, and research. We’ve done that work for you.

With the Lexham Methods Series, you’ll be able to:

  • Easily reference details about biblical interpretation methods—it’s a quick reference for an overview of a method, major elements and terminology involved, and examples of a method’s use.
  • Teach biblical interpretation methods—this educational resource instructs you via clear how-to sections with numerous examples. Whether you need a refresher or you’ve never learned a given interpretation method, this resource will guide you through what you need to know and provide you the opportunity to delve deeper.
  • Share what you’ve learnedprofessionally designed slides feature key terms, giving academics, pastors, and teachers the opportunity to present the major elements in a memorable way.
  • Find new research and resources—each volume introduces you to insights and content you may have never read about or heard of, and makes further research easy with curated bibliography links.
  • Illuminate unfamiliar interpretive methods—understand each step of each method so fully that you can teach others.
  • Broaden and deepen your biblical education—the history of these methods is presented clearly and accessibly, including key figures and moments in the historical development of a method, the steps involved in executing the method, and concrete examples of how to perform the method.

Lexham Methods Series is designed by people who spent years in biblical education and decided, “This could be done better. Let’s transform the category.” Change the way you study, teach, and research. Make your work smoother, easier, and better. Pre-order the Lexham Methods Series today.

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