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The Lighter Side of Discourse Analysis: Forward Pointing Reference

We hope you have been enjoying "The Lighter Side of Discourse Analysis" video series, so we "have an offer for you." "Here’s the deal." "How about this?" Yes, you guessed it, today Dr. Steve Runge’s introduces us to Forward Pointing References, another item covered in Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis.

Of course for a real deal, be sure to place your Pre-Pub order for the Discourse Grammar.

Today’s video: Forward Pointing Reference

What’s being said about Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament:

“. . . . By creating an accessible discourse grammar that brings together the fruit of careful research, clarity, helpful examples, and practical insights, Dr. Runge has put countless teachers and students in his debt.”
—Dr. Constantine R. Campbell, Moore College, Sydney, AU

“. . . One need not agree with every suggested interpretation to benefit by becoming more sensitive to significant elements of the Greek language that are rarely given the attention they deserve.”
—Dr. Roy E. Ciampa, Associate Professor of New Testament, Chair, Biblical Studies Division, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

The Discourse Grammar is at the end of production and is getting ready to ship soon, so make sure you place your order before the price goes up!

And stay tuned for next week’s video: Thematic Addition

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The Lighter Side of Discourse Analysis: Changed Reference

As a reminder to place your Pre-Pub order for Dr. Steve Runge’s Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis, last Wednesday we started a short series of on-the-lighter-side, videos. This week, Steve helps illustrate another aspect of discourse analysis.

Today’s video: Changed Reference

What’s being said about Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament:

“. . . . Logos has done the Greek student a wonderful favor by making this work available. It should not be missed. It is like no other grammar that is available today.”
—Dr. Samuel Lamerson, Associate Professor of New Testament, Knox Seminary

“. . . Runge has produced an invigorating work that will repay the attention of all those who are interested . . .”
—Mark Dubis, Associate Professor of Christian Studies, Union University

The Discourse Grammar is at the end of production and is getting ready to ship soon, so make sure you place your order before the price goes up!

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Charles Spurgeon Collection Shipping Soon

Charles Spurgeon Collection (86 Vols.)

Charles Spurgeon was an astonishing figure. He wrote commentaries, set up orphanages, founded a college, and preached and led Bible studies at his church every week. In fact, by the time Spurgeon turned twenty, he had already preached more than 500 sermons, and was well on his way to becoming one of the church’s most famous preachers and one of Christianity’s most prolific writers. He also found the time to read nearly a book every day, and read John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress over 100 times during his ministry. It’s no wonder John Piper said “the word ‘indefatigable’ was created for people like Charles Spurgeon.”

Spurgeon is well-known for his sermons, available in The Complete Spurgeon Sermon Collection, but Spurgeon also wrote dozens of books, edited a magazine, compiled sermons notes, wrote numerous letters, and penned a 4-volume autobiography—and that’s just the start. The 86-volume Charles Spurgeon Collection assembles all of his books, commentaries, letters, and other materials into one giant collection.

This week we’re putting the finishing touches on the 86-volume Charles Spurgeon Collection. This project has been a major undertaking around here for the past few months, so we’re excited that it’s going to be shipping soon. This means that you still have a few more days to get your Pre-Pub order in. As always, the price jumps up after we ship, so don’t miss out on this chance to add a massive amount of Spurgeon material to your library.

Here’s a summary of some of the notable books in this collection:

  • The Treasury of David, a detailed commentary on the Psalms
  • Lectures to My Students, which includes Spurgeon’s best-selling Commenting and Commentaries
  • The Sword and the Trowel, a magazine edited by Spurgeon and published between 1865 and 1884
  • A 4-volume autobiography, the first and most detailed account of Spurgeon’s life and ministry
  • A collection of letters and correspondence
  • Dozens of volumes on preaching, prayer, evangelism, and more—head on over to the product page to see the complete list.

To whet your appetite, here’s a screenshot of the first part of Spurgeon’s notes on Matthew 4:19 from My Sermon Notes.

Charles Spurgeon Collection (86 Vols.)

Remember, you still have a few more days to get the Pre-Pub price on the entire Charles Spurgeon Collection. Make sure you place your pre-order today!

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What’s in My Library: Atlas (Bible)

Today’s guest post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars. In this series, Morris answers the question, “What’s in my library?”

Logos Deluxe Map SetAtlas (Bible)

Definition: A Bible atlas contains maps pertaining to the events that occurred in the Bible. A Bible atlas would include maps about the placement of the twelve tribes of Israel or the travels of Paul.

Example: Logos Deluxe Map Set

Application: As you read in John 4 about Jesus having to go through Samaria, an atlas will help explain the significance of the passage.

For more tips like this, be sure to visit Morris Proctor’s mpSeminars website and his Tips & Tricks blog.

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Product Guide on Luke’s Gospel

The IVP New Testament Commentary Series: LukeFor some reason, the Gospel of Luke really resonates with me. I so easily identify with the structure, language, and style of Luke’s Gospel above the others. In fact, when I look back on my years in the pastorate, my fondest memories come from the years that I preached exegetically through this Gospel.

Logos Bible Software played a huge part in developing that series for me but I wish I had access at the time to the Product Guide on Luke which compiles all the titles we currently sell on Luke’s Gospel.

Just to throw in my own $.02, one of my favorite resources for Luke was The IVP New Testament Commentary Series: Luke, by Darrell L. Bock. Not an overly large commentary for the size of Luke’s Gospel, but a very good exposition from a commentator with a strong Luke/Acts background, and writes from a real pastoral center.

The wonderful thing about the Product Guide on Luke is that it lets you peruse the whole gamut of resources we have available on Luke. If there is something that you feel is missing that we definitely should have, drop us a line at suggest@logos.com and let us know.

Greek in a Week

Greek in a Week

If you’re like many of our users, you use Logos Bible Software to aid your study of the Greek language. In fact, over the years, our grammars, lexicons, and other Greek texts and tools have been some of our bestselling books.

A few months ago, we began partnering with John Schwandt to offer an intensive course on the Greek language called Greek in a Week. Professor Schwandt is the Senior Fellow of Classical Languages at New St. Andrews College and brings years of teaching and research experience on New Testament Greek. He’s also the voice behind the Greek Audio New Testament.

We’ve already had successful Greek in a Week courses in Houston, Baltimore, and Santa Barbara. The upcoming course in the San Francisco/Oakland area runs from October 8–10, and is now open for pre-registration.

Greek in a Week equips you to study the New Testament in the original language and to get the most out of your Bible language aids. The course also teaches you the logic and structure of the language and helps you take your exegesis to a deeper level. In fact, in just a few days, you can learn the basics of New Testament Greek and begin translating the book of 1 John.

If you’re a pastor who wants to brush up on the Greek skills you learned in seminary, Greek in a Week is the perfect refresher course. It will also provide an advantage to students who want to jumpstart their understanding of the language in preparation for Greek coursework in seminary. You’ll also learn how to use Logos Bible Software to enhance and enrich your study of the Greek New Testament.

The cost of the course goes up as it gets closer, which means your registration is heavily discounted when you sign up early. That means if you want to qualify for the pre-registration price for the San Francisco/Oakland course, you need to register soon.

A few weeks before the course begins, your card will be charged, and Professor Schwandt will contact everyone in the course to work out a location in the Bay Area that’s convenient.

Head on over to the Greek in a Week page to learn more about the course and to read testimonials from previous students. If you live in the Bay Area, you’ll also want to pre-register soon to take advantage of the lowest price.

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The Lighter Side of Discourse Analysis: Thematic Highlighting

We are serious about Bible study, and we are serious about getting the church back into the study of Greek and Hebrew. But we have a lighter side, too. So, as a reminder to place your Pre-Pub order for Dr. Steve Runge’s Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis, we have a few, short, on-the-lighter-side, videos coming for you to enjoy and to help illustrate the Discourse Grammar‘s content.

Today’s video: Thematic Highlighting

What’s being said about Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament:

“. . . . Runge’s work will become a required text in my Greek classes.”—Dr. Gerald Peterman, Professor of Bible and Chair of the Bible Department, Moody Bible Institute

“. . . . I commend his pioneering work for serious consideration by all New Testament students and scholars.”—Dr. William Varner, Professor of Greek Exegesis, The Masters College

The Discourse Grammar is at the end of production and is getting ready to ship soon, so make sure you place your order before the price goes up!

And stay tuned for next week’s video: Changed Reference

Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament Now on Sale

Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

The Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, edited by G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson, has quickly become a standard reference work for pastors who preach regularly on the New Testament, for New Testament biblical scholars, and for students of the Bible. In fact, it received a 2008 Christianity Today book award in the category of Biblical Studies, and has been widely praised by New Testament scholars.

For every book of the New Testament, the Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament isolates and comments on both the obvious Old Testament quotations and the more subtle allusions. Under the editorial direction of G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson, this commentary features an impressive list of contributors, including:

  • Craig L. Blomberg
  • Andreas J. Kostenberger
  • I. Howard Marshall
  • Moisés Silva
  • G. K. Beale
  • Jeffrey A. D. Weima
  • George H. Guthrie
  • D. A. Carson
  • G. K. Beale
  • Sean M. McDonough
  • And lots more! Check out the product page to see the complete list.

More than a year ago, we put this massive commentary on Pre-Pub as part of the 14-volume Baker Hermeneutics Collection. Hundreds of users took advantage of the offer and have already added this book to their library.

Now, we’ve been able to release this volume for individual download, and we’re offering an introductory sale price. For just a couple weeks, you can get this commentary for $39.95 with coupon code NTUSEOFOT.

This coupon code expires on September 15, 2009. After that, you’ll still be able to get the commentary, but the price will jump to $59.99. Make sure you order today while it’s still on sale!

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Jaywalking through the Scriptures

Exploring the Old and New Testament CollectionIf you ever watched The Tonight Show with Jay Leno you will remember a segment called “Jaywalking.” It was a pretty simple concept: have a camera man follow Jay around and ask random people some, not so obscure, questions about history, geography, and important current events. Jay ends up with great exchanges like this one:

JAY: What is the opening line of the Bible?
PERSON: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

If you ignore the fact that this 5 minute segment is edited down from a couple of hours of footage, and that all the bystanders that answer these questions correctly are removed, it is pretty easy to find this segment simultaneously humorous and horrifying. Some of the topics that people have absolutely no idea about are so important to us as a republic that there is almost a fear that you are watching something important in our collective consciousness eroding away.

As we see spiritual trivialities replace important Scriptural knowledge and principles, I am deathly afraid sometimes that this same erosion it is happening in the Church as well. We need to be more intentional about cultivating our Biblical literacy. This is why I am excited about the Exploring the Old and New Testament Collection which is in Pre-Publication right now. Here are six fantastic volumes that, together, operate as a university level Old and New Testament survey. Or if you prefer, you can also purchase the two-volume Exploring the New Testament Collection or the four-volume survey Exploring the Old Testament Collection separately. Every volume is written by professors with backgrounds in teaching biblical truths to students. Moreover, they are written to be read for your personal edification or to be used as an aid to teach the material to your class or small group.

To be able to handle Scripture effectively and with any fidelity it needs to be understood on a macro level before you begin to dissect it. Biblical surveys are a fantastic way to help you get a firm handle on the panorama of Scripture. From that panoramic view you can then focus in more and more and really gain an understanding as to how smaller portions of Scripture illuminate the whole. It is the desire of most of us at Logos to be able to equip everyone with the tools needed to ensure that rightly dividing the Word of truth isn’t something that happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

Black Hawk Down and Bible Study

In the September–October issue of Bible Study Magazine, Chaplain (Major) Jeff Struecker shares how his study of the Bible not only helped him during the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu (featured in the book and movie Black Hawk Down), but how Scripture influences every aspect of his life as a soldier. Read the article now.

Major Struecker speaks from experience, including combat in Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operation Iris Gold in Kuwait, Operation Gothic Serpent in Mogadishu, Somalia, and multiple tours in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. His awards for actions in these imminent danger zones include the Southwest Asia Service Medal (1 Service Star), Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2nd award), National Defense Service Medal and the Bronze Star Medal (with “V” Device for valor, 3rd award). He has received other medals as recognition for his service in the United States Army. In addition to these awards and others, Struecker took first place in the David L. Grange Best Ranger competition in 1996.

Do you know someone serving in the military? Please send them a link to the article. We hope that it will be an encouragement to all soldiers seeking to grow in faith during military service. We are currently offering this feature article, “Drawing on Scripture Under Gunfire,” as a free download at http://www.biblestudymagazine.com/chaplain/.