Choose Your Courses with Mobile Ed’s Mix-n-Match Sale

mix-n-match2014We know that the demands of your ministry—whether formal or informal—are multifaceted. Few pastors only preach. Few Christians are only interested in one aspect of the Bible. Pastors want more training, but their time and resources are limited.

That’s why we’re pleased to announce the Mobile Ed Mix-n-Match sale! For the first time ever, you can bundle any available courses you want, on any topic. We are unbundling all live courses—but some of these will go back into bundles in October, so get them now!

Earn Logos credit

For each individual course you get through September 30, you’ll get $10.00 back in Logos credit! You can get anywhere from $10.00 to $200.00+ in credit depending on how many courses you purchase.

Start bundling your courses now!

What the experts are saying

See for yourself how Mobile Ed can transform not only your understanding of the Bible, but as you engage in Scripture, it’ll transform your life.

—Joel Willitts, North Park University

We’ve had dozens of world-class authors and scholars teach Mobile Ed courses, and all of them have one thing in common: they love this new way of learning. From Elyse Fitzpatrick to Tremper Longman to Mark Strauss, the instructors are all excited about this new opportunity to guide you in your study of God’s Word.

Watch this video to hear what they have to say:

Don’t wait—take advantage of this opportunity to explore the Bible with the best scholars at your side. Choose your courses today!

Why Studying the Apocrypha Matters

Tobit, Judith, Sirach, Bel and the Dragon—these and all the other books of the Apocrypha aren’t in the Protestant Old Testament, but they are important pieces of literature that help inform our biblical studies.

Many Christians may be nervous about studying the Apocrypha—after all, if it’s not the Bible, why does it matter? Yet these books open up a world of insights into Jewish religion and culture, especially during the intertestamental period.

Dr. David deSilva, distinguished professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary, is convinced that Protestants should be studying the Apocrypha. Watch what he has to say about it in this clip for his new Mobile Ed course:

David deSilva BI291 Course Promo

Logos Mobile Education: Between the Testaments

The two-course Between the Testaments Bundle contains over 18 hours of teaching from top-notch scholars Dr. deSilva and Dr. Joel Willitts. They’ll take you first into the world of the Apocrypha with Dr. deSilva’s BI291 The Apocrypha: Witness between the Testaments, then into the realm of Second Temple literature with Willitts’ NT202 A Survey of Jewish History and Literature from the Second Temple Period. These two in-depth courses will provide clarity and insights into the Jewish culture in which Jesus walked and Paul and the Apostles wrote. If you’re a serious student of the Bible, this bundle is for you!

More than distance education

mobileed_logo_smallLogos Mobile Education is bigger than the traditional classroom, and it goes way beyond any distance education. Every Mobile Ed course you get integrates into your library and becomes a valuable piece of reference material to be used time and time again in your Passage Guide, Exegetical Guide, or searches. Study on your own time and at a deeper level with Mobile Ed’s Logos-integrated courses.

Mobile Ed is advancing the standard of theological education. If you want to take your study of the Bible to the next level on your schedule, look no further: Logos Mobile Education is for you. And a great starting place is the Between the Testaments Bundle, available for pre-order at 40% off for a limited time.

Order these courses today!

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%!

Mobile Ed Roundup: Douglas Moo, Studies in the Gospels, and New Podcasts

LME-LogoWith 63 courses available for purchase or pre-order, it’s been an exciting year! As our course offerings expand, we love hearing your feedback. Here’s what others are saying:

“The advantage of Mobile Ed is in the flexibility of accessing the material whenever and wherever I want and in having the lectures, both video and transcript, in my own library.”

“I’m really learning a lot with this course. I’m also taking a [traditional] class… but the videos associated with Mobile Ed give me time to learn without interfering with my job and day to day activities. The lessons are short, sweet and to the point. I wish my school would go to a format like this.”

“Mobile Ed suits my lifestyle, working full time, it works around my schedule rather than the other way around.”

New courses at a discount

NT305 New Testament Theology with Douglas J. Moo

When it comes to the New Testament, Dr. Moo is one of the giants in the field. This New Testament theology focuses on the “New Realm,” which Jesus ushers in for his people, and consummates at the end of days:

 

Learn more about this course, and save 40% by pre-ordering NT305 New Testament Theology today.

Studies in the Gospels Bundle (9 courses)

This bundle includes 9 courses from a pantheon of world-class scholars, including Craig Evans, David Garland, Jonathan Pennington, and more. You’ll get courses on each of the Gospels, the Sermon on the Mount, the parables and miracles of Jesus, Jewish backgrounds, and more.

Check out this clip from Craig Evans on the Gospel of Matthew in its Jewish Context, which is included in this bundle:

 

Learn more about the courses, and save over $800 by pre-ordering the Studies in the Gospels Bundles (9 courses). Check out all the Mobile Ed courses

New podcasts are up!

Every week we sit down with top-notch scholars and talk about their areas of expertise on the Mobile Ed Podcast. In this episode, Dr. Craig Keener talks about miracles, and his conversion to Christ. Check out our other podcasts and subscribe for regular updates!

Emails worth getting

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Gain Confidence for Evangelism with Bobby Conway

bobby-conwayWhen I first sat down for lunch with Bobby Conway, I knew right away that it wasn’t going to be your average meal. It wasn’t the food that was exceptional—it was the fellowship.

Dr. Conway is one of those guys who, when you meet him, you think “this guy is for real.” There’s no façade, no masquerade. There’s just Bobby. I could see right away why people would lower their defenses around him and be willing to hear what he has to say about Jesus. This is a guy I need to learn from.

Infectious faith

Whenever you get Dr. Conway talking about his faith, he gets excited. He is truly passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with believers and nonbelievers alike, and his energy is infectious. He knows from personal experience and the testimony of Scripture that the Christian life is one marked by deep joy and fellowship with Christ, and he can’t help but invite people into that. Yet he is realistic about the questions, the struggles, and the doubts that go along with it. This level of honesty is both charming and refreshing.

After working with Dr. Conway in the Mobile Ed studio, I came away encouraged in my faith and more excited and equipped for evangelism than ever before. I trust that if you take this course, you’ll feel the same.

 

Get the tools for evangelism

This course will benefit you, your church, and your community: it’ll help you understand the biblical call for evangelism, and it’ll equip you to go out there and tell people about Jesus. You can save 42% by pre-ordering, so place your order today—this exceptional course is worth it!

And don’t forget: with Logos Mobile Education, you can take this course at your own pace, right in your software or on your mobile device. The videos, readings, and transcripts go with you, wherever you are. It’s perfect for anyone with a busy schedule, and anyone who wants to grow in their witness.

Pre-order Introducing Evangelism with Bobby Conway today.

Celebrate John Knox’s 500th Birthday with Discounts on His Works

knoxThe six-volume The Works of John Knox is on sale for a limited time! Save 20% with coupon code KNOX14 at checkout. Get it now!

Who was John Knox?

The Protestant Reformation was no stranger to controversial figures. Among the ranks of John Calvin and Martin Luther stood another giant—this one Scottish, John Knox. He, like his predecessors and mentors, generated much contention, but also inspired many to preach a pure gospel and search the Scriptures.

Little is known about Knox’s early life, though many scholars agree that he was born circa 1514 in Haddington, near Edinburgh. At 25, he was suddenly and dramatically called to the preaching ministry—a calling that he responded to with reluctance and tears. His life was tumultuous, as were the times in which he lived and preached. As Reformed doctrine crept into Scotland, he was persuaded and joined the ranks of the reformers. In a short span, Knox went from a minister’s broadsword-bearing bodyguard, to a preacher, to a galley slave, to a student of John Calvin, to a traveling preacher, to a pen-wielding prophet decrying the bloody Queen of Scots, Mary Tudor.

In 1559, after extensive traveling and writing, he returned to Scotland and “deployed his formidable preaching skills to increase Protestant militancy.” His preaching both caused riots and drew souls to love Jesus Christ, nearly in the same breath. Knox was elected the minister of the Edinburgh church, and wielding his preaching prowess as a weapon to cut the quick, applying his biblical exposition to Scotland’s situation.

the-works-of-john-knoxScotland’s political-religious climate was rapidly shifting, and there was much work to be done in the upheaval. Knox and several others, in light of the massive number of Protestant conversions, took pen to paper and wrote The Book of Church Order—upon which the entire Presbyterian church would be based. Even today, Presbyterians look to The Book of Church Order for polity and church-administration issues, and they look to Knox as their founder.

Knox is often portrayed as a fiery, courageous prophet, standing Elijah-like at the pulpit, decrying God’s enemies with a broadsword in one hand and a Bible in the other. Yet the reality is something different. Knox, by all accounts, was a timid, frail, and fragile man, who when “stripped of his God-given might and the thundering power of his calling, what remains is a mere mortal, a small man, ‘low in stature, and of a weakly constitution’.”

“Knox is a model for the ordinary Christian, especially the one who feels his own weakness but who nevertheless wants to serve Christ in a troubled world. Knox is eminently relevant to all Christians who have ever been forced to come face to face with their own littleness” (Douglas Bond, The Mighty Weakness of John Knox).

Learn more about his life and legacy

To celebrate Knox’s quincentennial, you can save 20% on the six-volume The Works of John Knox with coupon code KNOX14 at checkout—get yours now!

To learn more about Knox’s life and thought, check out these helpful volumes:

You Don’t Want to Miss Craig Evans’ New Courses!

Craig EvansEvery week, the Logos Mobile Ed department gathers to catch up, recap the week’s happenings in the studio, and discuss current projects. This week, many of our team members are working through Dr. Craig Evans’ six courses on New Testament backgrounds, currently available for pre-order.

As we went round the table, the resounding cry from all engrossed in Evans’ courses was “I’m definitely not tired of Dr. Evans yet!”

I had the privilege of working with Dr. Evans on many of these courses, and I heartily agree—I don’t think I could ever tire of this content. Dr. Evans, with an easy demeanor and a sharp tongue, delivers punch after punch of helpful insights derived from a broad knowledge base. He’s an expert in his field, and he brings all that expertise to bear for your learning benefit. If you consider yourself a student of the Bible, trust us: you won’t want to miss these courses.

The six-course NT backgrounds collection features in-depth content on the Dead Sea Scrolls, archaeology, the reliability of the New Testament manuscripts, and much more. Everything’s focused on one goal: bringing you a deeper understanding of the New Testament and its context.

Mobile Ed: designed for you

These Mobile Ed courses are designed just for you, to fit into any busy lifestyle. The lectures are broken up into short, digestible segments. The transcripts are as valuable as any Logos resource. You can search them, annotate them, and comb through them using the Passage and Topic Guides in Logos 5. This is an education attainable for anyone, from layperson to seminary grad, and it’s right where you are, on any device with Logos.

Get it for 42% off!

The six-volume Craig A. Evans New Testament Backgrounds Bundle is available for pre-order now at a massive 42% off. Don’t miss this chance to add Dr. Evans’ insights to your library—pre-order the bundle today!

New: Get Individual Mobile Ed Courses!

logos-mobile-education-bible-and-doctrine-foundations-bundleLast year, we launched our first Logos Mobile Education courseware—the nine-course Bible and Doctrine Foundations Bundle—and started getting some wonderful feedback.

For the first time ever, learners like you are experiencing a video-based education that ties seamlessly into a theological library. They’re learning about the basics of the Bible and church doctrine from world-class scholars and professors. They can connect to a wider community, search lectures for passages or themes, take notes, and learn at their own pace.

Now we want to make sure you have the same opportunities, even if you’re not looking for an entire Mobile Ed bundle. We’re pleased to announce that you can now get any of the nine Bible and Doctrine Foundations courses individually!

Here are the nine courses:

Bible foundations

logos-mobile-education-ot101-introducing-old-testament-its-structure-and-storyIn these courses, Mark Futato and Lynn Cohick help you unpack the Old and New Testaments and grasp their major themes, genres, and narrative challenges.

Biblical interpretation

Reading involves interpretation. There’s no way around it—we all interpret Scripture. But how do we make sure we’re interpreting faithfully? Mike Heiser and Mike Goheen guide you through the methods and tools of interpretation and introduce you to the unified biblical storyline: your guidepost for hermeneutics.

Theology

logos-mobile-education-th101-introducing-bible-doctrine-i-theology-divine-revelation-and-the-bibleThese four courses, each taught jointly by Ronn Johnson, Carl Sanders, and Mike Heiser, guide you through the foundations of systematic theology, beginning with the Bible, God, man, and the church. They ask big questions and turn to Scripture for big answers.

Logos training

Certified Logos trainer Morris Proctor gives you in-depth instruction on how to use Logos Bible Software. With this training under your belt, you’ll be able to get the most out of your studies.

These individual courses are a great way to continue learning in any area you want. But don’t forget: you’ll get the most savings by picking up the full nine-course bundle.

Choose your favorite individual courses, or grab the entire Bible and Doctrine Foundations Bundle today!

Ends Soon: Get 44% Off the Mobile Ed Preaching Bundle

“Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon Earth.”
—John Wesley

The church enjoys an abundance of people eager to share God’s nourishing Word through preaching, but many of us feel ill-equipped. Preaching isn’t a skill you can master in a few years; it’s a lifelong endeavor. And yet the heart of the matter is always this: to preach Christ and him crucified, and to preach from the Bible what God wants his people to hear.

How can we prepare for this challenging task?

Logos Mobile Education’s 10-course Preaching and Discipling Foundations Bundle will ground you in the rich heritage of biblical preaching, motivate you with a theological understanding of why we preach, and equip you with the foundational elements of preaching, from research to structure to delivery. For those of you who—like me—haven’t had the opportunity to finish (or even attend) seminary before entering formal ministry, this is a wonderful toolbox.

Right now, you can get 44% off the Preaching and Discipling Foundations Bundle: it’s about to leave Pre-Pub, so you should get it now before the price goes up.

You’ll get four courses on preaching from seasoned preachers Gary Carr and Kent Edwards, as well as courses on discipleship and ministry from Greg Ogden, Bev Hislop, Dan Doriani, and Michael Goheen. Each course comes with video and text; each is broken down into short segments you can learn from on your time, wherever you are. And when you’re ready to dig even deeper, each course has an abundance of recommended readings to help you as study, as well as Logos tutorials to help you get the most out of your software for sermon prep and research.

Continue learning and growing and, in the words of Ben Witherington, “your congregation will rise up and call you blessed.”

Get 44% off the 10-course Preaching and Discipling Foundations Bundle before the price goes up!

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at William Varner’s Commentary on James

WilliamVarnerToday’s guest post is from Willam Varner, author of the volume on James in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary. For the last 18 years, Varner has been a professor at The Master’s College and a pastor at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA.

The origins of the volume

In 2008, I was invited by Stanley Porter to write a commentary on James from the perspective of discourse analysis. The project fell through, but when I finished writing, a small publisher named Kress Publications picked it up. It was a 200-page linguistic commentary that identified the peak of the book (3:13–18) and used the bipolar description of wisdom (as either from above or from below) as the book’s metatheme, conveyed by each individual paragraph.

Building on my work in that smaller commentary, I wrote the much larger EEC commentary along traditional exegetical lines.

James: passage by passage

james-evangelical-exegetical-commentaryWhat’s unique about the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary is how each commentary is structured. In my own commentary, the analysis of each pericope follows the same steps. First I present the Greek text from the NA28, taking careful note of every textual variant. Next, I offer a translation and observe how 12 different English versions, from Tyndale through the NIV11, handle the translations. Then I interpret each verse phrase by phrase, trying to interact with what other commentators have said. After that, I offer a sentence-flow analysis of the pericope, something that many commentators omit in their effort to only discuss individual words.

Having analyzed the passage from the inside out, I look at the larger biblical-theological issues in the passage and, in a separate section, draw out the practical life issues and suggest one or two homiletical outlines as sermon ideas. The final section is a bibliography of journal articles for interested readers—they go deeper into some of the passage’s most interesting issues.

As you can see, I try to leave no leaf unturned—that’s probably why the commentary is nearly 650 pages long! I think the greatest compliment I’ve received on the book was when Scot McKnight wrote that “if you have Varner’s commentary you probably won’t need another one.” Even recognizing his overstatement, I think he was saying that I have tried to offer all that can be said about each pericope of James.

I would be profoundly grateful if the commentary could be useful to scholars, students, and pastors.

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Check out the new print edition of Willam Varner’s James: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary today, and—for the best deal—pick up the entire Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series!