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LeCrae and KB on the Faithlife Study Bible

Unashamed Tour“Being able to not only have your Bible right there, but to have all types of different tools and resources sitting in the palm of your hand gives you an endless amount of time to grow in your faith and grow in the Word.”—LeCrae on the Faithlife Study Bible

The Unashamed Tour has brought Christian hip-hop artists KB, LeCrae, and others from the 116 Clique around the United States. They’ve traveled from New York to Chicago to Seattle, with more stops to come, playing for sold-out crowds.

KB and Lecrae share a mission—to preach the Gospel through their music.  Influential figures in urban culture, they focus on bringing the message of God to all they meet. This calling to be cultural missionaries manifests itself through their music.

The Power of Bible Study

Both men are passionate about Bible study, which is central to their music. They stress the importance of having context to bring to the Word. When delving into Scripture, they try to understand the author’s original intent. Knowing the culture and history behind the text is key to comprehending what’s being said.

That’s why they’re using the Faithlife Study Bible to do their biblical research. The FSB’s three layers of study notes, images and infographics, and incredible mobility make it the perfect on-tour study tool.

So what are you waiting for? Find out why LeCrae and KB are so excited about the Faithlife Study Bible—unlock it for free today!

Don’t Forget: You’re in Charge of Our Black Friday Deals!

This year, our Black Friday Like-athon is putting you in charge of our Black Friday sales, and the products you’re interested in are rising to the top. So far, there have been over 4,000 Likes across Logos.com.

If you haven’t had a chance to Like all the products you want to see in the Black Friday sale, don’t wait—there’s a limited time left to have your Likes count toward Black Friday savings. So check in with your family, friends, online social networks and encourage them to get their Like in, too. For every 1,500 Likes, we’ll drop the prices on some of the most Liked products!

Getting involved is as simple as going to your favorite products’ pages, finding the Like button beneath the product image, and pressing it.That’s it! The more an item’s liked, the better its chances to end up as part of the Black Friday sale.

We’ll be starting the Black Friday discounts November 21 to give you a few more days to save. If you want to hear when your special deals are released, sign up for the Black Friday email list today. Not only will the deals be sent directly to your inbox—you’ll also receive an exclusive post–Black Friday special. Sign up now!

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

Visit Us on the Seattle Stop of the Unashamed Tour!

We’re extremely proud to be part of the 2012 Unashamed Tour. With artists like Lecrae, KB, and Trip Lee, you know this tour’s going to be packed with encouraging ministry and powerful hip-hop.

If you’re going to be at tonight’s show (11/8/12) at the Showbox in Seattle, make sure you drop by our booth! We’ll be there presenting our brand-new Logos 5 software. You’ll see just how exciting deep Bible study can be when you check out the latest version of our award-winning software.

Not in the Seattle area? Check out other dates on the Unashamed Tour. If you love big beats and strong rhymes, you’re going to want to experience them with people who share your passion for ministry.

But if you’re coming to the show tonight, we’d love to see you! Come visit our booth and check out Logos 5. Then join ReachLife Ministries’ Faithlife group to keep up with the Unashamed community.

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

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.

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.

Share Your Interests at BibleTech: 2013!

Amazing things are being done at the intersection of Bible study and technology. If you’re involved in the ways technology is shaping how we read, interpret, translate, and handle God’s Word, we’d love to hear what you’re working on. Why not share your expertise next March at BibleTech: 2013?

BibleTech’s speakers are a diverse and informative lot. A look at past BibleTech presentations reveals topics that range from the hypertechnical:

  • “Open Scriptures API: Distributed Model for Interlinked Text Development”
  • “Building a Semantic Clause Database of the Greek New Testament”
  • “A Data-Driven Approach to Word Sense Differentiation”
  • “Greek Syntax Databases: Retrospect and Prospect”
  • “Bible Navigator X: A Postmortem on Developing for the XBOX 360”

To the accessible topics:

  • “Social Scripture: The Bible on Facebook”
  • “Making Bible Search Results Relevant”
  • “Tweeting the Bible”
  • “Educating the 21st Century Pastor: The Intersection of Theology and Technology”

If you’re interested in sharing your interests with those who share your passion, submit a proposal for BibleTech: 2013 now!

Not interested in presenting? Register now!

The upcoming BibleTech conference will be held March 15 & 16 in Seattle, WA. Register before November 30, 2012, and save more than $50!  Experience a fresh look into the exciting ways technology is affecting how we study, visualize, and communicate the Scriptures. Register today!

Study under History’s Greatest Minds

Study under Plato, Augustine, Aristotle, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Luther, Dante, Hobbes, Tocqueville, Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky, and others—all in a Christian cultural context. Knox Theological Seminary’s new online Master of Arts (Christian and Classical Studies) prepares you for modern ministry with the Great Books’ classical training. In this 48‐hour program, you’ll spend at least 18 hours reading the Western tradition’s greatest works. The program is designed to immerse you simultaneously in Scripture and in the Great Conversation, to which Scripture speaks more eloquently than any other voice.

The MACCS curriculum is distinctive because of Knox’s commitment to a careful reading and biblical analysis of classic Western literature. The curriculum is unparalleled by that of any other seminary in the world. It’s a classical preparation for the highest calling of all: the Gospel ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. And it’s completely online, so you can study anywhere.

Go deeper with Logos.

Your own Scholar’s Library: Platinum comes included with the program. Comprehensive, searchable, and worth nearly $18,000 in print, Platinum expands on the Great Books’ training with 1,200 books’ worth of answers and ideas, yours for the rest of your life. And with Logos’ smart searches, you’ll bring the MACCS curriculum’s thinkers into dialogue on any word or topic.

Earn your master’s for free with the Francis Schaeffer Scholarship.

Knox is offering one comprehensive scholarship and one hundred partial scholarships for a total of more than $200,000! Learn more and enter to win at KnoxSeminary.edu—it’s fast and simple.

Deepen your love for the Gospel and get classical training for modern ministry with Knox’s online MACCS. To learn more or apply now, call 1-800-210-6466 or visit SeminaryDegreesOnline.com/Degrees/MACCS.

Read Along with Your Faithlife Community

It’s easy to connect with your Faithlife groups using custom reading plans. Whether it’s for your church, your small group, or your Christian book club, you can create a plan around your schedule and needs. Maybe you already have a Faithlife group you want to transition into a reading group, or maybe you want to form a group around a certain text. Creating a plan is simple.

Once you have the group you want, it’s time to select the book. In order for everyone to participate in your group reading plan, everyone must own the resource you want to read. Just like in a face-to-face book club, you can’t read if you don’t own the text!

If you’re looking for a book to get started with, the Faithlife Study Bible is a great place to start. It’s free through March 2014, and it integrates seamlessly with the Faithlife community. Download yours now!

Here’s a quick step-by-step to get your custom reading plan up and running:

1. Open Logos 4.

2. Under File, select Reading Plan.

3. Select the text you want, how often you read, when you start, when you want to finish reading, and what group you want to share with.

4. Click “Generate.”

Now you’re ready to read with your group. A reading schedule will automatically appear in Faithlife’s “Today’s Readings” widget to keep you on track. You’ll be able to talk about the text, share your insight, and so much more from within your group on Faithlife. Get started today!

*Don’t have a Faithlife account yet? Sign in using your Logos account, or get started now with a free account. Then tell your friends and start building your online community.

Life-Changing Women’s Conferences

Last month’s Faithlife Women conference drew women from all over to hear some of today’s best speakers and authors. Presenters like Angela Thomas, Liz Curtis Higgs, Carol Kent, and Kasey Van Norman encouraged, empowered, and edified us as we gathered in Irving, TX.

The conference was such a success, we’re already planning next year’s Faithlife Women event! Keep watching FaithlifeWomen.com for information as it’s available and to read life-changing content from some of today’s top Christian authors and personalities.

Don’t Miss the Defined by God Conference!

If your husband works in ministry, come join us for the Defined by God conference November 1–3 in San Diego, CA! It’s the perfect opportunity for you to recharge your battery and connect with others who understand the challenges you face at a conference designed solely for pastors’ wives. Register today for FREE!

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