The Heat Is On: Logos’ 2014 Curry Cook-off

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On August 7, things got heated at Logos Bible Software. That Thursday was Logos’ annual curry cook-off. One of our company values is awesomeness, and our quarterly cook-offs are one way we live that out.

Though this cook-off was the first for many, it proved an incredible experience. We had eight entries featuring a fantastic array of flavors.

The winners were:

  • First place: Kiel Nation (Parvati’s Penance)
  • Second place: Peter Venable (Thai Panang)
  • Third place: Tie between Derek Fekkes (Thai Yellow Curry) and Michael Schoonmaker (My Daaling Clementine)
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Participants dish out their curry entries for the judges.

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Kiel Nation serves his winning entry—Parvati’s Penance.

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Our judges enjoyed samples of each dish before selecting the winners.

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Of course, the curry cook-off is just one of the many reasons we enjoy working at Logos. And we’re always looking for talented, awesome employees. Join in the fun—check out our current job openings!

Teach the New Testament Better with Douglas Moo and Mobile Ed

In today’s church, many are called to teach the Bible, but not all are office-holding church leaders. Perhaps you lead a small group, teach a Sunday school class, preach a Wednesday-evening service, or teach your children around the dinner table. No matter where you teach, we have a resource for you that will help you study and teach the New Testament with faithfulness and depth.

Logos Mobile Education’s new course from Dr. Douglas J. Moo, NT305 New Testament Theology, is a groundbreaking way to study the New Testament.

With Mobile Ed, this course soars above and beyond a traditional classroom environment. You’ll get 12 hours of video teaching from one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars—but that’s not all. Unlike any other learning environment, every single word Dr. Moo utters is linked to your Logos library for further research. The videos are paired with word-for-word transcripts—but not just a transcript; an enriched, fully functional Logos resource. With Mobile Ed, each course becomes a portal to more learning.

 

In NT305, Dr. Moo walks you through 11 major sections:

  • Locating Biblical Theology
  • The Structure of New Testament Theology
  • Fundamental Structures
  • Jesus: The Center of the New Realm
  • The Cross: Inauguration of the New Realm
  • The Old Realm
  • Entering the New Realm
  • Living in the New Realm
  • The People of the New Realm
  • The Consummation of the New Realm
  • Conclusion

These sections, each comprising many bite-sized segments, will introduce you to the concept of New Testament theology, guide you through its landscape, teach you new concepts about Jesus as the inaugurator and consummator of the “New Realm,” and neatly tie it all together. You’ll get a richer understanding of the New Testament, and with Dr. Moo’s personal teaching in our powerful learning format, you’ll be equipped not only digest information, but also to turn around and teach it to someone else.

NT305 New Testament Theology in Mobile Ed is concise, innovative, and flexible. When clear teaching is paired with a self-paced structure right within your software, the results are—well, pre-order it today and see for yourself!

Pre-order NT305 New Testament Theology now and save 40%!

5 Days Only! Get 30% Off 20 Bible Study Resources

logos-labor-day-sale-2014This Labor Day, jump-start your Bible study with big savings! For five days only, you can get 30% off 20 Bible commentaries and topical or expositional study guides. Don’t miss this opportunity to start off fall with better and deeper Bible study—save now!

Here are just a few of the amazing resources you can get:

How to Read the Bible Book by Book

Like an experienced tour guide, How to Read the Bible Book by Book takes you by the hand and walks you through the Scriptures. For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its key elements and how it fits into the Bible’s grand narrative. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to help you read the Bible for accurate understanding.

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

This dictionary provides informative explanations of the Bible’s histories, people, and customs. It is an excellent and understandable source of information for the student and layperson and one of Matthew George Easton’s most significant literary achievements. This resource will help you better understand the meanings and multiple uses of words in the Scriptures.

Jesus in Context: Background Readings for Gospel Studyjesus-in-context-background-readings-for-gospel-study

This resource is crucial to understanding and interpreting the Bible in terms of the historical, cultural, and religious context in which it was written. The passing of two millennia often prevents the modern student from fully understanding the significance of Jesus’ actions and teaching in the Gospels, but with this book, you can quickly identify the key extrabiblical texts that provide necessary cultural background for understanding these passages.

The Annotated Bible (9 vols.)

This deeply insightful nine-volume commentary is praised and respected by legions of devoted seekers. A.C. Gaebelein writes with enthusiasm and knowledge, whether he is answering destructive criticisms or defending the traditional authorship of the books of the Bible. This series has been a standard reference work for most of a century, and Gaebelein’s strident words still ring with timeless truth.

Get more out of your study

Logos 5 dramatically improves the value of these resources by enabling you to find what you’re looking for with unparalleled speed and precision. Scripture passages link to your favorite translation and you can easily study these side by side with the other commentaries in your digital library. This makes these texts more powerful and easier to access than ever before for scholarly work or personal study.

Jump-start your Bible study this fall, get big Labor Day savings on 20 resources. But hurry—these deals end at 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on September 2!

Last Chance: Get 30% Off The Bible Speaks Today

Get 30% off the Bible Speaks Today seriesYou only have three days left to get 30% off The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament with code BIBLE2014 at checkout.

Get in-depth analysis and practical application

The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament is one of the most relevant resources for Bible study available. John Stott, series editor and author of eight volumes, and other biblical scholars accurately expound the texts, clearly explain the messages, and relate the books to contemporary life.

This extensive 22-volume set takes time to work through all New Testament passages and outline their relevance today.

Learn from John Stott’s careful exposition of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount:

“The followers of Jesus are different, different from both the nominal church and the secular world, different from both the religious and the irreligious. Here is a Christian value-system, ethical standard, religious devotion, attitude to money, ambition, lifestyle, and network of relationships—all of which are totally at variance with those in the non-Christian world.”

Discover David Prior’s fresh and gripping exposition of 1 Corinthians:

“We are unreservedly committed to the church of God where he has placed us . . . we are unhesitatingly confident about God’s desire and ability to make his church in that place like Jesus Christ; that we are uncompromisingly certain about the call for us to be holy, as he is holy.”

Raymond Brown shares encouragement and relevance in each passage of Hebrews:

“In a society obsessed by the lust for possessions, in which people who have never had so much are hungry for more, the Christian rejoices in what he has in Christ, the spiritual treasures which can never be taken away. One of the believer’s most priceless possessions is the promise of Christ’s sufficiency.”

Gain biblical insights from this hand-tagged resource

If you’re looking for a readable, insightful look at the New Testament, this is the collection for you. The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament is packed with significant biblical people, places, and terms—all of which are tagged in your Logos library. Search these 5,700 pages for a specific passage or topic in a matter of seconds.

Don’t miss your chance to get The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament with code BIBLE2014 for only $69.95—30% off the regular price!

Hurry—this deal ends August 31. Get it now!

Free Book: Get Crime and Punishment from Noet!

Crime and PunishmentNoet resources provide classical, ancient, and modern works for a wide range of scholarly application. Much like Logos resources, these resources work with smart study tools that help you gain a unique perspective on Greek and Latin classics, philosophy, Shakespeare, Judaica, and more.

The Noet email list is the best way to stay informed on new product updates or special offers on these resources.
 

Get a free book when you sign up for the Noet email list!

Through September 8, join the Noet email list and get Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishmentabsolutely free.

Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, included in the 71-volume Harvard Classics and Fiction Collection, is a renowned exploration of good and evil. Find it complete with a biographical note on Dostoyevsky as well as criticisms and interpretations of this classic work.





 

How is Crime and Punishment relevant today?

At first glance, Crime and Punishment may seem like a long, delirious trip through the psyche of a tormented murderer, but it’s so much more.

This classic takes an in-depth look at alienation from society:

  • Dostoyevsky gives life to destructive experiences that tie with removing oneself from their own reality. He opens by exploring the superiority complex of the protagonist, Raskolnikov.
  • When Raskolnikov takes the leap from citizen to criminal, his feelings of alienation intensify; Dostoyevsky provides raw insights, such as: “What was taking place in him was totally unfamiliar, new, sudden, never before experienced. Not that he understood it, but he sensed clearly, with all the power of sensation, that it was no longer possible for him to address these people.”
  • The story continues and in the face of Raskolnikov’s alienation. He is led to the deconstruction of his pride, allowing him to finally care for the loved ones in his life.

Dostoyevsky built some of literature’s most enduring monuments on Christian foundations. Crime and Punishment will give you a clearer understanding of how the church has shaped the world:

  • Dostoyevsky holds the firm belief in a soul. He experienced miserable events that penetrated his life, and he believed happiness was independent of faith. Crime and Punishment focuses on fact that people do indeed have souls, but they can easily be tormented through bad decisions and lapses in judgment.
  • As Raskolnikov takes ownership of his murderous decision and confesses to Porfiry, he is reassured: “You must fulfill the demands of justice. I know that you don’t believe it, but indeed, life will bring you through. You will live it down in time. What you need now is fresh air, fresh air, fresh air!” Once justice is served, Raskolnikov’s soul can find redemption.

Understanding the story behind Crime and Punishment transforms it into a timeless masterpiece exploring relevant themes and topics in the modern world. Plus, you can explore this classic’s context even further with Noet’s enhanced study tools.

Don’t wait—sign up for the Noet email list today and get Crime and Punishment for free!

Not Convinced You Need Logos 5?

new-logos-5-base-package-saleLogos 5 equips you with the most advanced theological library available. Each base package comes packed with top commentaries, devotionals, dictionaries, and more. And all these resources work together in a vast, interconnected network that makes deeper study simple—with a click, you can see Scripture references’ historical context, compare commentaries and primary texts side by side, and visualize the Bible with a rich library of infographics, maps, and photos. Plus, Logos syncs across platforms, so you can take your library wherever you go.

What if I already own plenty of Logos resources?

Did you know that your current library represents an opportunity to save even more on Logos 5? On top of the amazing discounts you get for buying a new base package now, Dynamic Pricing gives you additional discounts for content you already own—even books you bought 20 years ago. You only need to own one or more titles in a given base package to add extra savings on top of the sale price. Your existing library is one of your greatest assets in saving money on a new base package. If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to get Logos 5, this is it.

But, I’m not sure I can afford it.

For a limited time, you can also save in three ways:

  1. Bundling discounts: With or without upgrade savings, base packages are a terrific value. They bundle hundreds or thousands of resources for pennies on the dollar—the print equivalent of Portfolio, for example, would cost a full $78,000.00. A base package is a smart investment.
  2. Dynamic Pricing: This discount takes into account everything in your Logos library—including resources and datasets—and guarantees that you’ll only pay for what’s new to you. If you’ve purchased commentaries, collections, or individual volumes, your resources build you a bigger discount.
  3. Promotional discount: For a limited time, the new-base-package sale gives you a third way to save. You can use coupon code GETLOGOS5 to get 15% off any new base package—from Starter to Portfolio, there’s a base package for everyone.

Lock in your discount and pay on your own terms. This sale won’t be here for long, but maybe you’re not sure you want to budget for an entire base package right now. The solution? An interest-free payment plan, which lets you claim your savings before they expire, set up the payment schedule that’s right for you, and start using your new Bible study power tools right now.

See what you can start doing today with your new base package:

 

Which one is right for me?

Finding the right base package is simple. Our comparison chart lets you view base packages side by side, so you can decide which datasets, resources, and tools suit you best. From Gold, which gives you all of Logos 5’s tools at the best price, to Portfolio, which equips you with over 2,500 resources, you can choose the library that’s right for you. 

Pick your Logos 5 base package today!

P.S. Want to talk through your options? Give us a call at 888-875-9491.

Enhance Your Bible Study with Lexham Press Bundles

For the last six years, Lexham Press has been developing Bible study resources with scholars and pastors in mind. We’ve designed digital resources by leveraging the power of Logos Bible Software. This means that by creating books for use in a digital library—and by taking advantage of unique Bible-knowledge databases and an interconnected resources—Lexham Press offers greater utility per product and increases the value of your books. And since we can update digital products automatically, our publications are on the cutting edge of biblical research.

For the first time ever, we’ve collected all of our best content into two collections: the Lexham Press Pastor’s Bundle and the Lexham Press Scholar’s Bundle. Both of these bundles include 50 volumes and qualify for Dynamic Pricing, so if you’ve invested in Lexham Press resources before, you won’t have to pay for them twice! Plus, you’ll get over 25% off the regular price of each individual volume if you buy these amazing libraries.

Digital-first resources for the scholar

Lexham Press Scholar's BundleIf you’re a seminary student returning to school, the Lexham Press Scholar’s Bundle is an excellent investment in your academic future. But even if you’re not a student, this bundle will help you study and interpret the Bible better than ever before. With Lexham Press, you’ll be able to streamline your study with resources that make your research more comprehensive.

Here are just a few of the resources that are included in the Scholar’s Bundle:

  • Lexham Discourse resources for the Hebrew Bible and Greek New Testament
  • Lexham High Definition Old Testament and New Testament
  • All 15 Lexham Bible Guides
  • The most advanced and up-to-date Bible dictionary ever

Digital-first resources for the pastor

lexham-press-pastors-bundleIf you’re a pastor, the Lexham Press Pastor’s Bundle is designed to help you maximize your time. Whether you’re preparing for sermons or leading a Bible study, this bundle is your starting point for more effective and comprehensive preparation. Our goal is to reduce the amount of friction in Bible study so that you can minister more effectively.

Here are just a few of the resources that are included in the Pastor’s Bundle:

  • 2,500 quotations and prayers ready to be shared on professionally designed slides
  • Fully designed curriculum packages from the Studies in Faithful Living series and Bible studies from the Not Your Average Bible Study series
  • High Definition Commentaries on Philippians and Romans
  • The Faithlife Study Bible, the world’s largest study Bible

Advance your Bible study with designed-for-digital resources from Lexham Press. Get the Pastor’s Bundle and the Scholar’s Bundle today!

Discuss Relevant Topics on Christian Discourse

Women in pastoral roles has been a massive topic of discussion in the Christian world for years. Right now on Christian Discourse, there’s a discussion happening on this particular topic.

Christian Discourse user Patrick Fore frames the question:

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Christian Discourse

What are your thoughts? We encourage you to share them with the Christian Discourse community—offering your own biblical insight.

Christian Discourse allows you to have honest conversations about the things that matter most. It’s designed to guide you in exploring God through discussion. You’ll find it packed with conversations on theology, apologetics, devotional thoughts, Bible questions, and more—all tied to living out the Christian life. Discover biblical insights from followers of Christ on our culture’s most pertinent issues and our world’s most pressing troubles.

The best part? You’ll get to join—and contribute to—the discussion. Your thoughts and concerns matter: Christian Discourse is a safe place to share and talk through them with your family in Christ.

Join the conversation today.

Bible Screen Is Now on DVD!

Bible-Screen-on-DVDSaturate your day with Scripture with Bible Screen on DVD. Bible Screen offers nonstop biblical inspiration by continually streaming stunning, ad-free verse art and animations—spurring insights by filling your blank screen with beautiful biblical artwork.

Our talented designers create all the artwork you’ll see. There are many different ways you can utilize Bible Screen—welcome friends and family into your home with encouragement from the Word, sharpen your church or youth ministry with biblical wisdom, or even add joy to your workday by refreshing yourself in the faithfulness of God.

Here’s just a taste of what you’ll get:

 
Share the living Word wherever you are—get Bible Screen on DVD for just $14.95 today!

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Want to put Bible Screen in your pocket and take it with you? The Bible Screen mobile app streams Bible-verse images and videos straight to your mobile device. You can even save images and set them as your home or lock screen.

Download the free app today at BibleScreen.com!

Newly Expanded: College Press NIV Commentary and More!

college-press-niv-commentaryWe’ve recently updated a few collections with their latest volumes as they ship from Pre-Pub, allowing you to quickly find and add these volumes to your library. Get the most up-to-date commentaries from your favorite series—or discover an entirely new commentary series with its most complete product listing!

Here are a few of our recently expanded collections:

1. College Press NIV Commentary

Now complete with coverage of the entire Bible, the 42-volume College Press NIV Commentary series has it all—from original-language exegetical scholarship to pastoral wisdom intended for the pulpit. This recent commentary is one of a handful of works from the Restoration Movement, providing much-needed scholarship and insight from this modern perspective.

Get it while it’s on sale! Use coupon code CPNIV20 to save over 20% when you order the whole series, but don’t wait—this offer ends September 1.

2. New Covenant Commentary Series

new-covenant-commentary-seriesThis recent New Testament commentary series examines six NT books—John, Romans, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, and Revelation—with an eye for interpretation and theology. As its name implies, the New Covenant Commentary shows, verse by verse, how the Scriptures point toward the new community—and the new covenant—established by God and prefigured in the Old Testament. With a focus on Christianity at large, this commentary is eminently applicable as well as insightful.

3. Opening Up Commentary Series

Looking for something to expand your exegetical preaching ministry? The Opening Up Commentary Series offers verse-by-verse exposition that is highly applicable and relevant to our world today. Tailored for pastors and Bible study leaders, this commentary is an irreplaceable guide to the next level of Scripture study in Logos: continue your faith journey with discussion questions, pastoral commentary, and organized details on almost every book in the Bible.

4. Ariel’s Bible Commentary

Specifically tailored in the Messianic Jewish tradition, Ariel’s Bible Commentary addresses the issues Jews faced in the early ages of the church. Covering Genesis, Judges, Ruth, and the Jewish epistles (Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, and Jude), these commentaries provide a Jewish take on Christianity.

Pick up your favorites today!

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