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Life at Seminary: Inspiration and Advice

Seminary_Scholarship_WinnersDallas Theological Seminary student Jason Roszhart was the recent winner of the quarterly Seminary Scholarship: $1,000 and a Logos 5 Bronze base package!

Because all Dallas Theological Seminary students receive a Logos base package upon enrollment, Jason asked if he could pass along his base package to another deserving recipient. He selected his close friend of six years, Kyle Lundquist, a student at Talbot School of Theology, the seminary of Biola University.

Jason, who currently works as a youth pastor, is pursuing his master’s in theology. Kyle is in his third semester of an MDiv; he works at his local church as a youth and young-adult pastor. We recently had the opportunity to talk with Jason and Kyle about life at seminary:

What inspired you to attend seminary?

Jason: My youth pastor was a DTS graduate, and he really showed the value of studying and understanding Scripture. Later on, Kyle and I spent four and a half months in India doing ministry work. There I met a lot of people who would love the opportunity to go to seminary.  Seeing that made me aware of what an opportune time this is in my life to learn about God’s Word in order that I might further His kingdom.  So many people in India asked us to share our testimonies, so to learn how to do that more effectively is important to me.

What do you hope to do after seminary?

Jason: I hope to be involved in international missions. Transportation and communication have been transformed by globalization, so why not use the benefits of globalization to share the gospel?

Kyle: I want to be working in church leadership for the rest of my life. To be part of a place that fosters community and relationship building. I’m currently working as a youth and young-adult pastor at my church, and it’s awesome to be working with an age group that’s so naturally inquisitive. They’re asking questions and starting to figure out the big reasons behind their faith. Being part of a community that can help answer those questions has been a huge blessing.

What’s your favorite part of seminary?

Jason: The conversations that happen after class, both with peers and with professors. You hear that lecture that stirs you up and makes you think about your faith and God in completely new ways. Then you talk about it. It’s awesome to be surrounded by godly people who also want to digest God’s Word and think biblically.

Kyle: Seminary has changed my life. Simply knowing God has changed my life, but seminary has made me in awe of Him in so many new ways.

What advice do you have to give to anyone interested in attending seminary?

Jason: Obviously, you don’t have to go to seminary to be a Christian. But there is a higher level of study and knowledge in the Bible that needs to be learned in order for it to pass down through generations. Listen to whether you’re being called to do this—to learn and communicate the intricate details and lessons the Bible gives us. Ask yourself if you feel called to church leadership.

Kyle: Be sure to get plugged into the local church. It’s easy to throw all your time and effort into your studies and the intellectual side of seminary, but everything you learn is to ultimately build Christ’s kingdom. And that happens through the relational side. Being involved in my local church makes seminary so much more real and directly applicable. I go to class and study the texts and I automatically see lessons that I want to communicate with the people I pastor.

Any final remarks?

Jason: I feel extremely blessed to be at Dallas Theological Seminary and to be able to utilize Logos resources. However, the sufficiency found in Christ and His willingness to come down to Earth to save us is infinitely better. How wonderful it is to serve a God who blesses us with all of these gifts.

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Current Bible college and seminary students: enter to win the next scholarship! The deadline is January 10, in just a few days. Entering is easy—just watch a 70-second Logos demo video and fill out a short application. You’ll be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship, plus a base package worth over $8,000 in print.

It’s that simple—enter to win today!

Free Book! Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges: Hebrews

WebAll month long, you can get F. W. Farrar’s Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges: Hebrews for free!

An in-depth analysis of Hebrews

The Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges: Hebrews focuses on the Greek text of Hebrews in relation to the book’s history and the questions surrounding it. It’s part of the 21-volume Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, written by 15 prominent scholars.

“We could not point out better handbooks for the student of the Greek.” —Expository Times

Farrar’s volume is known for its easy-to-understand style and its exegetical richness. The collection features verse-by-verse interpretation, historical facts, doctrinal discussion, word studies, and much more. Among the contributing scholars are Alfred Plummer, H. C. G. Moule, and Arthur Carr: recognized authorities on biblical Greek, who pass on their understanding of the Scriptures to you.

Get your free book, and then enter to win the whole collection!

Examine Hebrews’ theology and canonicity with Farrar’s trusted scholarship—get the Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges: Hebrews for free. Then enter to win the entire CBGTSC collection before the end of the month!

Get 10%+ Off the Cornerstone Biblical Commentaries

Cornerstone CommentariesRight now, you can get 11% off the 20-volume Cornerstone Biblical Commentaries. Use coupon code CBC2014 to lock in your sale price!

The CBC series is famous for its evangelical scholarship. It equips you with important exegetical and theological knowledge: you’ll study the message and history of each key passage of Scripture, learning about both text and context.

Valuable for all students of the Bible

For pastors and other Christian leaders, the CBC is a big help in understanding, applying, and explaining God’s Word. For scholars, it’s a great way to look at the Bible’s core themes. And its readability even makes it a good choice for personal Bible studies.

Plus, with 40 contributing scholars, the CBC is theologically balanced. Author and scholar Tremper Longman praises the collection as:

“. . . a treasure house of insight into the biblical text. Written by some of the best scholars working today, it is an essential tool for pastors, students, church leaders, and lay people who want to understand the text and know how it relates to our lives today. Like the New Living Translation text it uses as its base, this commentary series is extremely readable.”

Both accessible and scholarly, the Cornerstone Biblical Commentaries series will become one of your go-to resources for Bible study.

Don’t miss out!

This deal is good only through the end of January, so don’t wait! Start learning from some of the best in OT and NT scholarshipuse coupon code CBC2014 to get 11% off the Cornerstone Biblical Commentaries today.

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Time’s running out! Take advantage of Christmas discounts on new base packagesspecial bundles, and some of our most requested products!

Then enter to win a one-of-a-kind MacBook Pro and Logos 5.

Only 4 Days Left to Get 50% Off Bundles!

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You only have a few days left to get 50% off bundles. Don’t wait—after January 6, prices double!

Short of buying a base package, adding topical bundles is the best way to build your library at the best price. Bundles let you get the exact library you want, for much less than you’d pay for all the individual titles. And this year, they’re even better! We’ve added new, hand-picked resources specific to your favorite disciplines—from preaching to Pauline studies to counseling, we’ve got a bundle for everyone.

Save even more with Dynamic Pricing

If you’re interested in a topic, you probably already own lots of books in the field. That means you’ll save even more than 50%! With Dynamic Pricing, you never pay twice for books you already own—instead, you get a custom discount based on your current library.

See how much you could save!

Master BundleAlready own a bundle?

Dynamic Pricing is especially valuable if you already own bundles from last year. Upgrade your bundles to this year’s versions, and with Dynamic Pricing, you’ll only pay for the new content. Get more books for less—take this opportunity to upgrade your bundles!

Let’s say you own the Master Bundle: when you upgrade to this year’s expanded version, which gives you tons of new content, you’ll save 62%! That means now is the very best time to upgrade.

Get the most value possible

The Master Bundle is where you’re going to get the best bang for your buck. With the XL version, you get all the books from all the the other collections. When we revised our bundles, we added nearly 500 new books to the Master Bundle: at 1,588 books, it’s by far the largest bundle and, therefore, your best value!

Logos’ Christmas sale is your chance to take 50% off bundles on the topics you love. You can even spread out the payments with an interest-free payment plan!

But don’t miss out—the Christmas sale ends January 6. Get 50% off bundles today!

Last Chance: Win a One-of-a-Kind MacBook Air, Logos 5, and More!

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It’s time—we’re about to give away a one-of-a-kind MacBook Air, Logos 5 Gold, and an awesome collection of Vyrso ebooks, including titles by John Piper, Tim Keller, Elyse Fitzpatrick, and Matt Chandler!1

 

We shipped off this brand-new MacBook Air to be customized in Amsterdam. It took four months, but the wait was worth it. With its one-of-a-kind art, a 1,076-book library, and all of Logos’ smart features, it’s an incredible platform for Bible study.

Enter by January 6 and you could win it all—this one-of-a-kind MacBook Air, Logos 5 Gold, and a collection of Vyrso books!

Time’s running out. Enter to win right now:

Then visit Logos.com/Christmas for your last chance to take advantage of Logos’ Christmas deals, including 15% off base packages, 50% off our newly expanded bundles, and more!

  1. Entry closes January 6. We’ll select and notify the winner January 7. If you win and you already own Logos 5 and/or any of the above-mentioned books, you’ll receive Logos.com credit in place of the prizes. The winner will need to fill out a W-9 in order to claim their prize. By entering the giveaway, you’re opting to receive emails from Vyrso and Logos. []

15% Off Logos 5: What You Really Save

15% Off Logos 5!For just a few more days, you can get 15% off a new Logos 5 base package. Just use coupon code L5CHRISTMAS to take advantage of Christmas savings!

The thing is, the bigger the base package, the better the deal. With a new base package, you’re saving way more than 15%—you’re also getting Logos’ bundling discounts, which increase as you add more books, as well as Dynamic Pricing for the resources you already own. In fact, just a few of the resources in each base package cover the entire cost.

Here’s how these amazing deals break down:

portfolioPortfolio—less than the cost of seven collections

  1. Sheffield/T&T Clark Bible Guides Collection (44 vols.): $849.95
  2. Second Temple Period Collection (19 vols.): $799.95
  3. The College Press NIV Commentary Series (40 vols.): $739.95
  4. Gnostic & Apocryphal Studies Collection (10 vols.): $649.95
  5. Hermeneutics Collection (12 vols.): $649.95
  6. Exegetical Summaries Series (24 vols.): $499.95
  7. Library of NT Studies: JSNTS on Paul (17 vols.): $449.98

With 15% off, you’re not just taking $747 off the regular price—thanks to Logos’ bundling discounts, you’re completely covering your costs with just these seven collections! Portfolio is the largest, most powerful base package we could put together: 2,500+ books for (with the 15% Christmas discount) just $1.63 each. You can even split up the costs with an 18-month payment plan—you’ll pay only about $240/month for a library worth $78,000 in print! Plus, when you’re a Portfolio owner, bundles are always 50% off.

platinumPlatinum—less than the cost of five collections

  1. Charles Simeon’s Horae Homileticae Commentary (21 vols.): $489.95
  2. Preaching the Word Commentaries (26 vols.): $449.95
  3. Believers Church Bible Commentary (24 vols.): $399.95
  4. The Practical Works of the Rev. Richard Baxter (23 vols.): $349.95
  5. Lenski’s Commentary on the New Testament (12 vols.): $299.95

With 15% off Platinum, you don’t just save $322.49—you cover all your costs with just five collections. Platinum gives you all of Logos’ advanced features, as well as a 1,370-book library with a print value of more than $28,000. But you won’t pay anywhere near that much: combine your upgrade discounts with Dynamic Pricing, and even break up your payments with a manageable payment plan.

Logos 5 GoldGold—less than the cost of four collections

  1. Exegetical Summaries Series (24 vols.): $499.95
  2. The United Bible Societies’ Old Testament Handbook Series (29 vols.): $399.95
  3. The Context of Scripture (3 vols.) $299.95
  4. The United Bible Societies’ New Testament Handbook Series (20 vols.): $274.95

With 15% off Gold, you’re saving $232.49—and covering your costs with just these four collections. Gold is the most affordable package that gives you all of Logos 5’s smart features—Timeline, Clause Search, Bible Facts, and more.

The bigger the base package, the more you save. 15% off adds up fast, and when you take advantage of the Christmas sale’s discount and a payment plan, you’re getting the library you really want at the best possible price. Don’t miss out—the 15% discount will disappear soon! Use coupon code L5CHRISTMAS and get 15% off Logos 5 today.

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For just a few more hours, you can get the one-time-only 500 Book Mega Pack. If you don’t pick up the Mega Pack before midnight tonight, you’re going to miss out on the best deal in Logos history.

Take advantage of this one-time chance to build your library and save 96%—get the Mega Pack before it’s gone forever!

Today Only: Extended Hours, Phone-Only Sales, and More!

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You’re running out of time to take advantage of our Christmas specials! That’s why, today only, our phone lines are open until 9:00 p.m. (PST). This is the perfect time to call and find out more about our phone-only sales, pick up the 500 Book Mega Pack (which disappears tonight at midnight!) for an amazing 96% off, or talk through your base package and bundle options.

Your very last chance to get the 500 Book Mega Pack

Today is your last day—ever—to get the 500 Book Mega Pack. If you’ve been trying to make up your mind, you can’t wait any longer—there’s simply no more time. This is your only chance to get $10,000+ worth of books for 96% off (or more!). If you’re still on the fence, you’re about to miss the single best deal in Logos history.

Call us right now at 888-875-9491 to find out how big of a Dynamic Pricing discount you qualify for, ask questions, or set up a payment plan. But don’t wait—tomorrow it will be too late, and the 500 Book Mega Pack won’t be coming back.

Phone-only sales: amazing deals on best-selling products

We’ve discounted over 30 special resources, but you’ll have to call us to find out what they are. The list includes many of our top-selling and most wished-for items, so there’s a very good chance you could save on something you’ve been wanting.

We’re not announcing the pricing here, but we can tell you this—these are some of the best prices we’ve ever offered on some resources that rarely go on sale. You don’t want to miss this! Call us today at 888-875-9491, or email us at sales@logos.com to find out what they are!

Christmas specials: 15% off base packages and more

Right now, you can get great discounts on Logos 5 base packages, new and improved bundles, some of our most requested products, and more. We’re open until 9:00 p.m. (PST) to answer your questions and help you find the perfect deal. If you’re not sure which base package, bundles, or add-on resources are right for you and your budget, call us and talk with one of our Logos specialists!

Don’t miss out. We’ll be here until 9:00 p.m. (PST)—call us at 888-875-9491 or email us at sales@logos.com today!

5 Great Ways to Put the Rest of Your 2013 Book Budget to Use

500-book-mega-pack-blogThe year’s nearly over—there are only a couple of days left! If you have more 2013 book budget than you have time left to use it, here are some suggestions to help you take advantage of your funds while you still can.

1. The 500 Book Mega Pack

This isn’t just the biggest bang for your buck this season—it’s the greatest deal we’ve ever offered. You won’t find these 500 books in any base package, and you’ll get an unbelievable discount—more than 96% off! That’s an even better discount than you get with Portfolio.

These are resources you’d normally pay more than $10,600 for—and right now, you’re only paying $399.99. But you’ll have to hurry: this offer is only good through December 31. Come January 1, this collection will disappear entirely—you won’t find it at any price!

2. Logos bundles

Another great option for putting the rest of your annual budget to good use is to pick up one of our new, improved topical bundles, which come in various sizes to fit your budget. Whatever your interests—theology, language, ministry, culture—the perfect bundle is waiting for you. And for just a little while longer, all bundles are 50% off!

If you’ve already purchased one of last year’s bundles, now’s the perfect time to upgrade—you won’t pay for the books you already own, and you’ll get all the new content for half the price.

3. A new base package

Not a Logos 5 user? Now’s the time to jump into a new base package! Pick up one up today for 15% off, and put the power of Logos 5 to work for you.

Josh McDowell calls Logos “a must-have for anyone who is serious about understanding the Word.” You’re going to love doing deeper study in less time. And, as with our other deals, you’ll get a discount based on the titles you already own.

4. Book Cache

Still not sure what to do with your leftover budget? Start a Book Cache subscription! You can invest the rest of this year’s budget—and some (or all) of next year’s—in a special account to use on future Logos products.

With Book Cache, you can stockpile Logos credit and always have the funds available to take advantage of amazing deals. If your school or church offers a regular book budget, Book Cache is the perfect library-building tool.

Start your subscription today!

5. More Logos deals

We still have quite a few Christmas deals available—check out all the 12 Days of Logos deals, or, with coupon code STOCKINGSTUFFERS, get special savings on favorite Logos resources.

Don’t forget: with an interest-free payment plan, you can take advantage of Christmas deals, start using your new books right away, and stretch out your payments for up to 18 months!

Don’t let your book budget go to waste—take advantage of Logos savings before the end of the year!

Call Today for Phone-Only Deals!

In addition to taking advantage of our Christmas sale, right now you can call in for amazing deals on some of our top-selling products! We’ve selected a variety of resources—commentaries, collections, study resources, and more—so there’s something for everyone.

We’re not announcing the pricing here: to find out just how much you’ll save, call us at 800-875-6467 or email us at Sales@Logos.com. But we can say that these are some of the best prices you’ll find on some of our best-selling products. Don’t miss out—call now!

Here are just a few resources you can save on:

the-essential-ivp-reference-collection-version-3The Essential IVP Reference Collection 

Call us at 800-875-6467 to get the sale price!

The Essential IVP Reference Collection gives you works from many of today’s best biblical and theological scholars—you’ll get not only commentaries but also dictionaries covering biblical studies, NT Greek, theological terms, and apologetics and the philosophy of religion.

Charles Ryrie Collection

Call us at 800-875-6467 to get the sale price!

Renowned writer and theologian Charles C. Ryrie, one of the most respected and prolific Bible scholars living today, is a widely influential voice in evangelical Christianity. The Charles Ryrie Collection gives you many of Ryrie’s key works on inerrancy, the rapture, and premillenialism—texts that have profoundly influenced dispensationalist theology for the past half century.

the-united-bible-societies-new-testament-handbook-seriesThe United Bible Societies’ New Testament Handbook Series

Call us at 800-875-6467 to get the sale price!

This 20-volume set of detailed commentaries provides valuable exegetical, historical, cultural, and linguistic information on the original texts. The series has been especially useful to translators worldwide.

Have a certain product in mind? These aren’t all the sale items: call us at 800-875-6467 or email us at Sales@Logos.com to find out what else is on sale.

But don’t wait—these prices won’t last much longer!

Why I Did It—The Truth Comes Out

nevergiveupSee the frog? That’s me.

Whether it’s a good idea or not, I’m the guy that never wants to give up. When I see my favorite NFL team punting the ball or going for the field goal at “4th and goal” it drives me nuts—I would go for the first or the touchdown every time. Now I’m no football expert, and I am sure smarter, more experienced coaches than I, are simply playing the percentages, but there’s something in me that always wants to win now, or go out in a blaze of glory trying.

A few weeks ago it became clear, here at Logos, that we were within striking distance of a major milestone for our company, but it didn’t look certain that we would make it. Can you imagine how this messed with my head?

Instead of planning our work, and working our plan, I went into full on “bull-in-a-china-shop” mode to do whatever it took to hit the milestone. I knew there was no way my poor confused brain would be able to handle coming so close to the finish line, only to come crashing down in an unceremonious, yet spectacular, crash just inches short of crossing it.

Long story short: I “Mega Packed” Christmas.

The new 500 Book Mega Pack is my “blaze of glory” effort to end this year firmly across the finish line of our goals. Plain and simple, it is not normal, it is extremely rare, it is massively discounted, and it may be your only opportunity ever to take advantage of my obsessive compulsive desire to hit goals, and make you a huge winner too. I know that I can’t get there without you, so I had to do what it takes to reward you with an unbelievably compelling offer for helping me reach my goals.

With fewer than a dozen days left in the year, something spectacular had to be done to “move the needle” enough to guarantee victory. We had to do something extreme.

Mega Pack is extreme.

It is not just another product or promotion. It is the biggest discount we have ever offered. In fact, it is so good I actually asked my team not to allow dynamic pricing on it, because the discount was already bigger than anything we had ever done before. Credit to whom credit is due, and good news for you… my team fought for you, to make it even better, and pleaded to let you win twice and combine the best discount we’ve ever had with even further discounting from your dynamic price.

You’ll notice that Mega Pack doesn’t have the same look and feel of most of our marketing. It is hyped, sensational, and perhaps a bit cheesy. That’s my fault. I assure you I will back off the cheese and let our high standards of elegance return once this promotion is over. The reason for the cheese is to stand out and shake you by the shoulders and plead with you to realize the truth. We knew we had to make something this extremely incredible to get your attention and convince you to spend your money now—just so we could hit our goal for this year. We can both win, and that’s a good thing.

It really will go away, forever.

Now that you know the truth behind why this product is so incredibly discounted and hyped, you’ll forgive us for forcing everyone to place their orders for it before the end of the year, because the reality is we are really just trying to hit a goal, not make more money. As crazy as that sounds, it is the truth. That’s why we are discontinuing the product at the end of the year, even though we know it could make a lot of money in the future. The goal is right before us, and we need to hit it now, because once December 31 passes, it won’t matter anymore. I’d rather hit the goal now than make more money overall. I know, I have a problem. (Fortunately I know where to get some great biblical counseling books.)

Please don’t blame the team for my cheese.

Now I’ve been saying “me,” “my,” and “I” all over this post… but please don’t get it wrong, all the work that went into creating this massive product and promotion from scratch in just a few days was put in by the incredible team of amazing people at Logos, right before Christmas. All I did was be unreasonably obsessive compulsive and throw a wrench in the spokes of the well laid plans they were already executing on. Please reward the team’s work by buying the Mega Pack (and if you appreciate all their hard work, please show it with a kind word for them in the comments section below). Thanks!

So there you have it. The 500 Book Mega Pack is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get the best discount we have ever offered on a massive $10,000.00+ library of books, for a ridiculously small fraction of that price, and I can feel all warm and fuzzy about hitting a goal, (hmm I can’t help but feel that you are getting the bigger win here) but you have to act now!

Order the 500 Book Mega Pack online or call 888-875-9491 to order now!

You might not believe I’d say this…

I know it sounds crazy to hear me to say it, but the Mega Pack may not be for you. Really, you don’t have to buy it. Did you get that? One more time to be sure—don’t let the marketing hype push you into a bad financial position—seriously. It doesn’t matter how good the deal is if it is not a good idea for your finances. If you can’t afford this (or any impulse luxury you don’t need) don’t buy it. I’d rather completely miss this goal than push one person into dire financial straits.

Just because it is the best discount we have ever offered, doesn’t mean you have to have it. Yes it is a great deal, but if you can’t afford it, don’t buy it. I’d hate to think that you made a poor financial decision for you or your family because I felt a compulsion to hit a goal that was set just for fun. We are not a publicly traded company, we have no one to impress, we are doing great, we aren’t even talking about what the goal is. I just thought it would be fun to hit the goal, and I wanted you to be blessed with an unprecedented opportunity to get a huge library of books that are sure to help you continue to explore and discover the wonders of the Word of God, at an amazing discount, so we both win big. You get an incredible deal, I get bragging rights. Hey wait a second, now that I “say it out loud” it doesn’t seem like I’m making such a great call here, what I am I going to do with bragging rights? Oh well, that ship has sailed. It’s alright if you are winning more than I am, I don’t mind.

Why are you reading when you should be dialing?

If money is no object, or if a payment plan of $39 per month or less is not a strain, you should be dialing 888-875-9491 right now. If you don’t call right now (and please note the area code is “888″ not “800″) or add the Mega Pack to your shopping cart in the next sixty seconds, I won’t feel sorry for you when you realize you really did want it come January, and the only way you can get it is to meticulously add 500 books to your cart and shell out $10,000.00 or so. I guess it is your call, $399.95 now or $10,000.00 later, hmm, tough call. OK, honestly I will feel sorry for you, so maybe I’ll shave a few thousand dollars off that $10,000.00 order, but it still won’t be $399.95 like it is now while you still have time.

Buy the 500 Book Mega Pack online or call 888-875-9491 to order now!

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