Logos Mobile Education: Value and Pricing

logos-mobile-education-bible-and-doctrine-foundations-bundleSince the announcement of Logos Mobile Education and my own subsequent posts on our plans for the Mobile Ed curriculum and how the Logos digital library ecosystem distinguishes Mobile Ed from all other distance education models, response has been steady. We appreciate the interest and enthusiasm! We’re moving ahead at full speed, and the feedback is valuable.

One recurring question has been the matter of pricing. Logos Mobile Ed launched with the Bible and Doctrine Foundations bundle at a Pre-Pub price of $995.95. At nearly $1,000, that price sounds high. In reality, it’s a tremendous value.

In my earlier post about the Logos digital library’s role in Mobile Ed courseware, I pointed out that video is only the starting point in a Mobile Ed course. There’s a lot more to Mobile Ed than video. But since people are familiar with video content in today’s world, the flawed assumption that we’re reinventing that wheel is understandable. Mobile Ed courses give you a lot more value than video. They’re worth the expense, especially as a Pre-Pub bundle.

The cost of seminary is rising

The brutal, unfortunate reality is that seminary education is very expensive. Daniel Aleshire, the executive director of The Association of Theological Schools (ATS), a national accrediting body for seminaries, recently observed that the average cost for a three-year Master of Divinity degree has risen to $100,000 in North America. Continue Reading…

Now Hiring: Mobile Ed Video Instructors

LME-LogoWe recently released Logos Mobile Education, a revolutionary education program that provides formal biblical instruction akin to that offered by Bible colleges and seminaries.

Now we’re looking for talented individuals to create training videos for Mobile Ed students.

As a Mobile Ed video instructor, you’ll work from home on a contract basis to create instructional screencast videos. We need to cover a wide range of topics, so you’ll have a lot of options when it comes to deciding what types of videos to create. These tutorials will help Mobile Ed students get the most out of their learning experience.

If you’re interested in applying, check out the criteria and job details:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong working knowledge of Logos 5
  • Exceptional verbal communication skills
  • An unstoppable work ethic

The really ideal candidate will also have:

  • Experience making screencast videos
  • Seminary training

FAQs:

What if I don’t know how to create screencast videos?

Don’t worry if you don’t have previous screencasting experience—as long as you’re highly skilled with Logos 5, we’ll help you with the rest.

What if I’m not familiar with how Mobile Ed works?

We’ll bring you up to speed on which specific features need to be highlighted, how Mobile Ed integrates with Logos, what the final product should look like, etc.

Do I need to be knowledgeable in the topics covered in Mobile Ed courses?

Not necessarily—this is purely software training. You’ll be teaching others how to use Logos 5 in conjunction with Mobile Ed, and experience in the covered topics is not required.

How many hours per week of work will it require?

Since you’ll be working on a contract basis—getting paid based on how many videos you create—you can take on as much or as little work as you’d like.

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If you’re a Logos 5 whiz and you’d like to help others know the Bible, apply to be a Mobile Ed video instructor today!

5 Reasons to Download the Free FSB Now

ESV Giveaway Free

In partnership with Crossway and CreationFest, we’re giving away the trusted ESV translation to all Faithlife users through August 10. You only have a couple more days to grab your copy, so get it today!

Here are a few more reasons to download the Faithlife Study Bible:

1. Multimedia & infographics—We live in a highly visual society, surrounded by glowing screens. We’ve become accustomed to ideas in picture form. The Faithlife Study Bible is chock-full of art, photography, timelines, and video to help you visualize Scripture. We sent a crew to Israel, and they returned with hundreds of pictures and hours of video. We even commissioned artists to illustrate biblical concepts—and you can get it all for free in the Faithlife Study Bible.

2. Respected contributors—Writing a study Bible is a huge undertaking. We didn’t want to take it on alone, so we reached out to some of the most trusted leaders in Christianity. N. T. Wright, Timothy Keller, Charles Stanley, Ed Stetzer, Lee Strobel, Randy Alcorn, and many others contributed their wisdom and expertise to the Faithlife Study Bible. See the whole list at FaithlifeBible.com/Contributors. Continue Reading…

The $40,000 Mistake

The 40,000 MistakeThe best thing about making a big mistake at Logos is that it lets us showcase our values.

This weekend someone made a technical mistake that set web prices for dozens of products to zero.

The mistake was identified quickly, and our team worked late Friday night to fix the error. In the meantime, dozens of customers placed orders for free product worth $40,000.

Since then we’ve heard from some customers asking if they needed to return the free products, and a few employees have wondered if we should re-lock these unintended product giveaways.

The answer—to both questions—is “No!”

We made a mistake. We own it, we learn from it, and we welcome the chance to show our employees and our customers that we mean what we say about our values and “The Logos Way.”

From our Employee Handbook and Corporate Culture guide:

  • Logos accepts mistakes as part of learning.
  • Openness: We’re talking about our mistake.
  • Continue Reading…

3 Ways Linguistic Criticism Can Aid Bible Study

lexham-methods-series (1)We learn our first language with relative ease. It’s only when we study a second or third language that we can begin to appreciate language’s complexity. Even if we master the vocabulary, grammar, and syntax of another language, we will still stumble on idioms, metaphors, and other cultural references. The best way to navigate a different language is to have a native speaker as your guide.

But who’s here to help us with biblical Hebrew and New Testament Greek? With no living first-language experts to guide us, these are “dead languages.” Countless interpreters have wished they could ask Moses, Isaiah, or Paul exactly what they meant by certain uses of Hebrew or Greek.

To effectively study a book written in “dead languages,” we must look to other language systems for help. This field of study is called linguistic criticism, and a new book by Logos Bible Software introduces you to the concepts, terminology, and methodology of the discipline. The third volume in the Lexham Methods Series, Linguistic Criticism, will improve your Bible study in three ways:

  1. Appreciate the complexity of language study. We can read the Bible in English today only because scholars labored through the difficulties of language-learning. As they continue to study living languages, they’re able to translate and interpret the Bible’s dead languages more accurately. Continue Reading…

3 Reasons to Add a Master Bundle to Your Library Today

master-bundle-xlWith a base package purchase or upgrade, you can get 50% off bundles. Now’s your chance to personalize your library with the topics that interest you most—but these discounts are only available when you have a base package in your cart (or if you own the Portfolio base package).

Choose from a variety of topical bundles, or get everything included in the smaller bundles at an even better price. If you haven’t already added a Master Bundle to your library, here are three reasons why now is the time:

1. Huge discounts

With the Master Bundle, you can choose from four sizes at incredible discounts, all the way up to the X-Large bundle, which includes 1,196 volumes at 69% off the regular prices if you were to buy the books separately on Logos.com. On top of that, you’ll also get 50% off when you upgrade to Logos 5, and an additional discount for any books you already own! This is the perfect scenario to add a Master Bundle to your library—the average price per book is only $2.93 (or less, depending on what you already own) if you purchase the X-Large Master Bundle with your Logos 5 upgrade. Continue Reading…

Don’t Miss Out on August Savings!

We have special deals running all August long and you don’t have to miss a single one! Check out August’s monthly sales page right now to see this month’s bargains.

Here are some of the products we’re featuring this month:

Theology of the Old Testament Collection (11 vols.)

Regularly: $999.95
Yours now: $219.95

This 11-volume collection of Old Testament theology features a scholarly presentation of topics like Old Testament eschatology, Job and the problem of evil,  and how Christians should respond to Judaic law. Contributors to this important set include such luminaries as F. F. Bruce, Walter Brueggemann, John Rogerson, Philip R. Davies, Stanley Porter, and many more. Get it now for less than $220, or use a payment plan and get it for only $23.33 a month!

A. T. Robertson Collection (15 vols.)

Regularly: $249.95
Yours now: $159.95

These 15 volumes from the latter part of the nineteenth century provide valuable insight into Civil War–era theology. As one of the great New Testament scholars of his time, Robertson produced works that remain widely influential today—his Greek grammars are still used in seminaries, and his commentaries are still found on the shelves of preachers and teachers, reinforcing his place among the most influential Baptists in American history. Get this collection all month long and save 36%! Continue Reading…

Place Your Bid Before It’s Too Late

Community Pricing, which lets you help choose the price on new products, is the best way to build your library at the lowest cost. As soon as there are enough bids to push a product into Pre-Pub, the price goes up, so always be sure to place your bid early.

These products will be moving into Pre-Pub very soon—place your bids today to get them at the best prices!

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Henry Cowles Commentary Series

Regularly $199.95—current bid is only $35

The 16-volume Henry Cowles Commentary Series strives to make the original words of Scripture understandable to today’s church. Cowles aims for sound interpretation, bringing out the truest sense of the passage, while illuminating its historical context, its audience, and the intent of its author. In this way, Cowles’ commentary affirms that the Bible is a practical book, useful for Christians of every time and place.

the-works-of-charles-hodgeThe Works of Charles Hodge

Regularly $299.95—current bid is only $90

This is the most complete collection of Charles Hodge’s writings available in print or electronically! What’s more, the Logos edition makes The Collected Works of Charles Hodge more widely available and easier to access than ever. From the countless Scripture references linked straight to the biblical text, to the powerful search tools in your digital library, the Logos edition lets you encounter Hodge like never before. Continue Reading…

Logos 5: Save a Guide for Future Study

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

Has this ever happened to you? As you’re reading a book, you come across a topic you’d like to investigate further for personal study or a future message, but you just don’t have time for it right now. So you make a mental note to return to that subject in the coming days or weeks. Unfortunately, when time does allow for the study, you’ve already forgotten what the topic was to begin with. I confess this happens to me more times than I care to admit.

If you can relate, try this helpful hint:

  • Open a Logos resource to a specific location such as Alone with God to page 43 (A).
  • Notice the word justification in the second paragraph on this page (B).

Get $20 off the Augustus Hopkins Strong Collection

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In celebration of Augustus Hopkins Strong’s birthday, you can use coupon code STRONG13 to take $20 off his entire collection through August 5!

Who was Augustus Hopkins Strong?

Strong was among the most notable Baptist theologians of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His theology combined traditional Reformed emphases with Baptist convictions. Renowned for his work in Systematic Theology, Strong influenced generations of believers with his focused historical criticism of the Scriptures. Now, with this 15-volume collection, you have access to this American theologian and professor’s insights, observations, and wisdom.

About his works

Strong’s approach to Scripture was reverent and thoughtful. His most famous work, Systematic Theology (included in this collection), is one of the most respected texts of its kind. It remains a required textbook in seminaries, pays attention to detail despite its vast scope, and continues to be used for personal studies decades after being published. Here are some highlights from this three-volume edition:

“A perfect system of theology is impossible. We do not expect to construct such a system. All science but reflects the present attainment of the human mind. No science is complete or finished.” Continue Reading…