Over 200 Sermons Added to the Timothy Keller Sermon Archive—Free!

timothy-keller-sermon-archive-1989-2011This week, we released another update to the Timothy Keller Sermon Archive, adding 205 new sermons to the collection. If you own the archive, you should have already received your update (and downloaded your new resources) automatically. If you haven’t received your update yet, simply restart your software!

Free updates for Logos resources

When you purchase a Logos resource, you’ll always receive the latest updates for free. In this case, that means tons of new content; in other cases, we make updates behind the scenes that you might not notice, like adding links or better navigation. The result is that your Logos experience always gets faster and better.

22 years of preaching, integrated into your library

Timothy Keller started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City in 1989. The church grew from 50 people to over 5,000, becoming known as “one of Manhattan’s most vital congregations.” Keller’s sermons focus on the character, ministry, and work of Jesus Christ. The Timothy Keller Sermon Archive includes 1,233 sermons, covering Keller’s preaching from 1989 to 2011. In the Logos editions, these transcripts are incredibly useful—Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and lots of other resources.

So far, we’ve released the 1989–1993, 1994–1998, 1999–2004, and 2005–2009 increments, covering a wide variety of topics. This is a collection you don’t want to miss!

Get the Timothy Keller Sermon Archive now.

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Right now, you can get A. W. Tozer’s And He Dwelt among Us for free! Use coupon code 12DAYS2013 to get your copy right now. In addition, as part of our Christmas sale, we have 15 other products on sale for under $100. Just use coupon code STOCKINGSTUFFERS to get your discounts.

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How could deity—with no beginning and no end—cross the gulf separating what is God from what is not God? How could the infinite ever become the finite? How could that which has no limit deliberately impose limitations upon itself? You could study the mystery of the Incarnation for years. Whether you’re already knowledgeable about the Gospel of John or you’re just beginning your studies, this is a great place to start.

AMG Bible Essentials

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The AMG Bible Essentials collection puts all the essentials for inductive Bible study at your fingertips, including original-language resources and insightful helps for those preparing for Sunday school, Bible studies, and small group lessons.

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For more than 20 years, June Hunt has worked to provide biblically based counseling, help, and encouragement to thousands of Christians through the ministry of Hope for the Heart. This massive 100-volume library gives you helpful books on some of today’s key topics—marriage, abortion, time management, death, parenting, overeating, spiritual warfare, and more.

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology

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This is a thoroughly revised edition of the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology—every article from the original edition has been revisited. The result is a completely new dictionary covering systematic, historical, and philosophical theology, as well as theological ethics.

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Now Available: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary on Esther

Esther CoverThe story is a familiar one, made popular by Sunday school teachers, novels, and movies: her people threatened with extinction, Queen Esther must summon the courage to approach the Persian king Xerxes in order to save the Jews. But is the book of Esther only about being brave, or is there more to it?

Anthony Tomasino, director of the biblical studies program and associate professor of Bible, Old Testament, and Hebrew at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana, examines this well-known story in Evangelical Exegetical Commentary: Esther. He studies the Hebrew text to bring out motifs of feasting, sovereignty, assertiveness, and reversal.

He also investigates the book’s connection with the celebration of Purim, the issue of assimilation into a foreign culture, the theme of the invincibility of the Jewish people, and the conspicuous absence of God’s name. He does all this while also stepping back to examine the big picture through the lens of biblical theology, helping readers apply the text to today by giving applications and devotional implications.

Evangelical Exegetical Commentary: Esther is the most recent volume in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC) series. If you have purchased the EEC, this volume will download to your account automatically.

The other currently available EEC volumes are 1, 2, & 3 John, Exodus, Ezra & Nehemiah, JamesColossians & Philemon, and Ecclesiastes & Song of Songs. Buy the whole set now and save!

Get 50% Off New and Improved Bundles

Get 50 Off Bundles

Logos 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.

And the icing on the cake? Right now, you can get bundles for 50% offAnd depending on what you already own, you can save even more with Dynamic Pricing—for example, if you already own the XL Master Bundle, you can get a full 62% off the updated version.

Choose from 19 bundles

Get the resources you need to become an expert in your field. We’ve taken care of the busywork: sorting through thousands of titles and, for each topic, bundling together the must-have resources. And bundles come in small, medium, large, and extra-large, so you can pick your topic, price point, and size.

Here are a few favorites:

Master BundleMaster Bundle, ver. 2

Our most popular bundle, the Master Bundle includes key titles from a broad range of disciplines, making it ideal for any church leader, seminary student, or academic looking for a well-rounded library. The updated version includes over 400 new volumes on archaeology, church history, counseling, philosophy, original languages, and more.

Preaching Bundle, ver. 2

Improve your preaching skills, sermon writing, and ability to connect with your congregation. The updated XL Preaching Bundle includes 45 volumes’ worth of powerful advice, including resources like The 12 Essential Skills for Great Preaching and The World’s Great Sermons (10 vols.). Discover new ways to grow your church, craft compelling sermons, and get your congregation motivated.

New Testament BundleNew Testament Studies Bundle, ver. 2

With 36 new volumes, the updated New Testament Studies Bundle gives you the very best in New Testament scholarship. This bundle covers everything from depictions of Christ in the media to gender roles in Luke and John to the poetry of the beatitudes, plus sociopolitical readings of the Gospels, the latest research in historical-Jesus studies, and more!

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Grow closer to your spouse, improve your communication with your children, and learn to be a source of spiritual wisdom for your family. The Marriage and Family Bundle offers key biblical principles for parenting, an examination of misconceptions about marriage and sex, and tips for loving and leading your family. And if you already own the large bundle, upgrading will cost you less than $9 with Dynamic Pricing!

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Win Logos 5 Portfolio, a MacBook Pro, and 10 Vyrso Books!

Jacksonville Pastors Conference giveaway

 

Through January 22, we’re teaming up with the Jacksonville Pastors’ Conference to give away Logos 5 Portfolio, a MacBook Pro, and 10 Vyrso books!1

Running January 23–26, the Jacksonville Pastors’ Conference will feature some of today’s most influential pastors, authors, and speakers, including Albert Mohler, David Allen, Eric Mason, Tim Tebow. The goal of the conference is that “after attending . . . you will return home refreshed, renewed, energized, and eager to apply some new ideas and encouragement to your ministry.” The conference will be held in Jacksonville, Florida.

Here are the Vyrso books you could win:

  1. Breakthrough Prayer
  2. Whosoever Will
  3. Women’s Ministry in the Local Church
  4. Building Your Leadership Resume: Developing a Legacy That Will Outlast You
  5. Sex and the Supremacy of Christ
  6. The Kingdom of Christ: The New Evangelical Perspective
  7. The Miracle You’ve Been Searching For
  8. A Woman Seeking God
  9. Exploring the Evidence for Creation: Reasons to Believe the Biblical Account
  10. Through My Eyes: A Quarterback’s Journey

Read all these books using the free Vyrso app for iOS and Android, include them in your Bible study while using Logos 5 on your new MacBook Pro, or read online at Biblia.com.

Don’t miss out! This giveaway ends January 22—enter today:

  1. Entry closes January 22. We’ll select and notify the winner January 23. 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. []

Get 50% Off 300 Christmas Quotations and Prayers

Quotes_Book-Cover300x200Christmas is coming. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder, and pastors are planning services that anticipate and celebrate the coming of God in the flesh. It’s a unique challenge every year: in an environment that too often focuses on “Christmas spirit” rather than the Holy Spirit, how can churches reach people in fresh ways with the good news of Jesus’ birth?

To help meet this annual challenge, we’re offering 300 Christmas Quotations and Prayers. Over the past year, we released 300 Quotations for Preachers, 400 Prayers for Preachers, and 1,500 Quotations for Preachers (a five-volume collection divided by church era). In the same vein as those editions, 300 Quotations and Prayers for Christmas:

  • Provides material for service planning and sermon prep—All quotations and prayers are organized by Scripture reference and theme (like Birth of Jesus, Epiphany, or Fulfilled Prophecy). This means that if you’re preaching or focusing your worship service on a Scripture or topic, you can quickly find relevant quotations and prayers. This saves you the hours you might otherwise spend hunting through your library.
  • Makes sharing easyEach quotation and prayer is accompanied by a professionally designed slide that contains an excerpt, making it easy to share.
  • Updates language—For some quotations and prayers, archaic language (like “thee,” “thou,” and “beseech”) has been updated, so they’re ready to use in a modern context.
  • Takes you to the source—Each prayer includes a bibliographic citation, enabling you to track it down in its original context.

300 Quotations and Prayers for Christmas features 250 quotations, 50 prayers, and 30 Scripture passages, all relating to Christmas, Advent, and Epiphany. We’ve also included five benedictions. Rather than going through the Pre-Publication process, we’re making it available immediately. Just use coupon code STOCKINGSTUFFERS to get it for 50% off!

24-Hour Deal: Get 69% Off the J. I. Packer Bundle!

social-200Vyrso’s best deals of the year are here: the 24 Days of Vyrso sale! Every day leading up to Christmas, we’ll introduce a new 24-hour book bundle, most of them at 60% off or more. So far, we’ve offered huge savings on works by John Piper, Jim George, and A. W. Tozer—and now, for the next 24 hours, we’re offering 69% off the J. I. Packer Bundle!

J. I. Packer Bundle

Regularly $31.97—get it for $9.99 through December 7! 

With more than 3 million books sold and several decades of preaching and teaching under his belt, J. I. Packer is one of the most influential evangelicals in North America. In the J. I. Packer Bundle, he takes on some of the core tenets of Christianity: the Ten Commandments and the Apostle’s Creed. His revealing examinations tackle common misconceptions and give you a fresh perspective on Scripture.

What you get:

  1. Keeping the Ten Commandments: Packer dissects God’s intent for the Ten Commandments, arguing that that they’re not meant to be an antiquated list of legalisticKeeping the Ten Commandments rules, but instead God’s blueprint for living the best life possible.
  2. Affirming the Apostle’s Creed: Packer analyzes each phrase in the Apostle’s Creed—one of Christianity’s most loved and eloquent summaries. Packer’s discussion forces you to pause, reflect on each statement, and discover what it truly means to profess your faith.
  3.  A Grief Sanctified: In this book, Packer takes you on an emotional journey through six of life’s most powerful experiences and sensations: love, faith, death, grief, hope, and patience. Drawing on Richard Baxter’s poignant memoir about the passing of his wife, Packer reveals how Scripture guides us to cope with the tumult of emotions life throws at us.

Don’t wait: this bundle expires on December 7 at 7:59 a.m. (EST)! Get the J. I. Packer Bundle for only $9.99, and then check Vyrso.com for the next 24-hour bundle!

(And you didn’t hear it from me, but December 17 and 19 offer some really exciting deals, so stay tuned!)

Share the True Joy and Meaning of Christmas

The True Meaning of Christmas

This Christmas season, explore the story of the Nativity—the holy night at the start of it all.

“‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.’” —Luke 2:10–11


This Christmas, share this video with your friends and loved ones as a reminder of what the season is all about—Jesus’ birth. Come together around this ancient story, still so powerful today.

“She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” —Matthew 1:21

From all of us at Logos, thank you for a wonderful year! May you have a blessed Christmas season. We’re honored to help you rediscover the Word.

“‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased.’” —Luke 2:14

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Continue exploring Scripture with the resources featured in our Christmas sale. While you’re there, enter to win the one-of-a-kind MacBook Air featured in the video, along with Logos 5 Gold and a Vyrso ebook collection!

Win $500 and a Huge Classical Library!

noet-classical-foundations-bundleThe Noet Humanities Scholarship is back! Two lucky winners will receive not only $500 but also Noet’s immense Classical Foundations Bundle—an $800 library of philosophy, literature, and history. Enter to win before April 15 at Noet.com/Scholarship.

A complete classical library

The Classical Foundations Bundle sets you up with the West’s core texts:

  • 39 volumes of essential ancient and modern philosophy: Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant
  • The legendary Harvard Classics collection, selected by a former Harvard president to deliver a college education on a five-foot shelf
  • Timeless works of world literature: Homer, Dante, Milton, Dostoyevsky, and more
  • 21 volumes of Greek and Latin resources
  • The 1,114-volume Perseus Classics Collection

And with Logos’ original-language tagging and smart searches, you’re not only getting essential scholarly works—you’re getting them in their most useful format ever. You’ll be ready to appreciate Greek and Latin nuance, make connections, and find precisely what you’re looking for. Enter to win this comprehensive library (plus $500!) at Noet.com/Scholarship.

In fact, if you know you want it, the best way to save is by pre-ordering the bundle right now—you’ll get 25% off, and if you win, you’ll of course get a full refund. Best-case scenario? You get a huge classical library—free—plus $500. Worst-cast scenario? You still get the library you want, and you still get the special introductory savings.

One-minute entry

No personal statements, résumés, or letters of recommendation—if you’re enrolled in a humanities degree program, you can enter in just a minute with nothing more than your phone number and email address. You can even improve your odds with extra entries: just fill out a few more steps in the entry form.

$500 and an enormous scholarly library? Not bad for a minute’s work! Enter to win at Noet.com/Scholarship.

Congratulations, Tabitha Shofner and Tom Derrick!

Tabitha-Shofner-Noet-Humanities-ScholarshipTom-Derrick-Noet-Humanities-ScholarshipTabitha Shofner (Eastern Kentucky University) and Tom Derrick (University of Leicester) are our two most recent scholarship winners!

Tabitha is studying art and liberal studies; Tom is working on his PhD in archaeology. Tabitha says, “Classic literature and philosophy are a font of inspiration, and their teachings have influenced the world. Noet is bringing these important thought-enablers to easier access and understanding.” Adds Tom, “I study Roman archaeology, so I am very fortunate that my time period has an ample selection of complementary surviving texts. I look forward to the release of the app and think that it will really help those of us who [utilize] Latin works.”

We think so, too. Congrats, Tabitha and Tom!

Win $500 and Noet’s Classical Foundations Bundle—enter to win right now at Noet.com/Scholarship.

Preaching in Cultural Context: An Interview with Dr. Leith Anderson

Dr Leith AndersonWe recently had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. Dr. Anderson will be teaching one of Knox Theological Seminary‘s courses in January.

1. Please tell us some of your story and describe your time as a pastor.

My father pastored a large church in metropolitan New York City for 33 years, so I grew up in the church and in the parsonage. When I became pastor of a small-town church in Colorado, it was really different—a community of about 20,000 and a congregation of 100-plus. I had to learn a different culture. Then I became pastor of Wooddale Church in suburban Minneapolis, with another culture to learn. As the congregation grew into the thousands, the church culture began to change.

2. Please describe your upcoming course at Knox, “Preaching in Cultural Context.” What are some of the course objectives?

Just as missionaries must learn and adapt to new cultures and languages, so native preachers must learn and adapt to changing subcultures in their homeland. This course will study the theology of culture, how to analyze cultures, and how to preach in culturally relevant ways while remaining biblical.

3. With shifting demographics in America, what do you see as the biggest issue facing the church and its task of communicating Christ in this culture?

There are lots of issues, and they’re changing all the time. The challenge for preachers is to avoid preaching to a generation that died 50 years ago, to preach in today’s terms, and to stick with the Bible in our teaching.

4. What do you hope this class will accomplish? 

The class will compare the cultures and preaching of fellow students in ways that will make us all better preachers in our own cultures.

5. How does what you’re teaching in this class reflect what you’re seeing in the broader Christian spectrum as president of the National Association of Evangelicals? 

Through the National Association of Evangelicals, I get to know an amazing variety of churches, preachers, denominations, and organizations across America and beyond. I am amazed at the good God is doing in the USA and around the world. While there are always problems, I see this as the best of times, filled with opportunity. I look forward to everyone in the class seeing God’s amazing blessings and getting excited about seizing the opportunities of our generation.

6. What are some of the key thinkers and writers on culture who have influenced you?

Over half a century ago, Richard Niebuhr wrote Christ and Culture. It’s a classic on the different approaches Christians take to understanding how we view culture in every place and time. At the other end of our generation are today’s newspapers, magazines, movies, television, and videos, which are expressing the changes in current culture.

7. What do you hope a student will take away from the class?

Students will go home with a deeper understanding of their theology of culture, a fuller engagement with the distinctives of people in their own community, and an excitement to be part of what God is doing through their own churches and communities.

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