Introducing New Testament Discourse Grammar: Video Series


As much as I like reading, there is just something about video that goes way beyond text alone. Even better is to see and hear an author teaching what they are passionate about. It is a great complement to just reading their book. This is exactly the kind of experience you’ll get from the Introducing New Testament Discourse Grammar: Video Series.

In June of this year, Logos hosted a workshop designed to equip pastors and students to get the most out of the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament and Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament. The result is more than ten hours of teaching and application in Introducing New Testament Discourse Grammar: Video Series.

Using everything from road signs and jokes to funny English translations, I show how we use discourse grammar every day. Why do we say things like “Here’s the deal” or “Guess what?” For that matter, how would we even go about understanding how they work? This is where discourse grammar comes in.

Introducing New Testament Discourse Grammar: Video Series explains the principles you need to understand not just how these devices work in English, but also how to apply them to your exposition of the Greek text. Discourse grammar is not just about exegesis, it is about communication. Understanding how these things work not only sharpens your exegesis, it also enhances your ability to communicate what you’ve learned. I show you how you can use English equivalents of discourse device to achieve the same kind of effect that Paul or Luke achieved in the Greek.

This video series will help reinvigorate your use of Greek. You will learn what each different device does in a passage and how to synthesize the pieces into a unified whole. Each concept is explained beginning with everyday English usage, then illustrated from NT passages. If you already have the Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament, you’ll find fresh new examples and explanations that are only possible on video.

There are several excerpts from the video series for you to see what it has to offer. You will not find a more accessible or practical introduction to discourse grammar than these videos, so order today.

Introducing New Testament Discourse Grammar: Video Series is part of the growing suite of discourse-based materials developed by Logos:


  1. Alan Macgregor says

    I am so looking forward to getting this video series. I could not afford the time or money to travel from Scotland to attend the workshops, but now I get the opportunity to benefit from those workshops and can pause, replay them as much as I need to. Thanks, Steve and Logos, for producing such a useful resource! I just hope that they are released very soon.

  2. Logos Bible Software seems bent on making me a life-long learner! :-)
    Greatly looking forward to these videos.

  3. Lauren Goodwin says

    I’m looking forward to the videos as well.
    Steve, I have a question, and that is – I have the HDNT and not the LDGNT; so will I be missing out a little or a lot in the use of the videos and study?

  4. Steve Runge says

    Hi Lauren,
    You will need some familiarity in Greek to benefit from the videos, as Greek is the focus. There is a lot of conceptual overlap, but the HDNT is a simplified version of my analysis. If you are not comfortable working in Greek–like in the LDGNT–then the videos may be a bit too much to take in.

  5. Lauren Goodwin says

    Thank you for your reply, Steve. You answer to my question is most helpful, and I’ll pursue the acquisition of the LDGNT.
    Many thanks.

  6. I have no Greek language training but I do own and have viewed the “Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew” video series. Will viewing the “Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew” video series make me “comfortable” enough or give me enough of an understanding of Greek to “take in” your “Introducing New Testament Discourse Grammar: Video Series”? Or should I just pass on this one and save my ducats for the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library (29 Vols.)? Or should I just get both? :D