Pursuing the Knowledge of God with Mobile Ed and Logos 6

mobile-ed-bi100-learn-to-study-the-bibleI want to know God’s thoughts—the rest are mere details.

This quote is famously attributed to Albert Einstein. Though we probably don’t agree with his religious views and we don’t literally chase after the knowledge of God’s thoughts, this hyperbolic phrase captures something about the Christian’s heart. Those who follow Jesus are characterized by a desire to know God more deeply: to know his character, his intentions, and his desires. Thankfully we worship a God who speaks. His Word to us is his self-revelation, and through the reading and study of it, we know more of this God who called us out of darkness.

That’s why Bible study is important; we want to know God, and we know someone best through communication. My marriage would hardly be a marriage at all if my wife and I never spoke to each other. How could I really know her? But because we communicate daily, I continue to get to know my wife’s heart and our marriage grows stronger. Likewise, if we are not communicating with God through prayer and the reading of his Word, we cannot ever truly know him.

In Dr. Darrell Bock’s BI100 Learn to Study the Bible, he builds off this idea with Proverbs 2:1–5:

My son, if you receive my words
and treasure up my commandments with you,
making your ear attentive to wisdom
and inclining your heart to understanding;
yes, if you call out for insight
and raise your voice for understanding,
if you seek it like silver
and search for it as for hidden treasures,
then you will understand the fear of the LORD
and find the knowledge of God.

Dr. Bock says that “the reward on the other end is the reception of knowledge about God and the deepening of the fear or respect of God. In other words, our hearts are shaped as well as our minds.” It’s this conviction that helped drive Dr. Bock and Mobile Ed to create a new course specifically designed to help people grow in their Bible study.

Do better study with Dr. Darrell L. Bock

BI100 Learn to Study the Bible is a Mobile Ed course that will help you take your Bible study to the next level—beyond simply reading the text. Through this course’s video lessons, richly tagged transcript, and Logos 6 video tutorials, you’ll learn to study Scripture using Dr. Bock’s methods and apply that methodology using Logos 6’s powerful tools and resources. This course lives right in Logos Bible Software, so you can take these lessons with you on your Mac, PC, or mobile devices.

The course starts with contrasting the reading and study of Scripture, and you’ll learn to do both with more clarity and depth. You’ll discover how to dig into the text’s historical and literary background and apply that information to understand the meaning and message of each book. This will heighten not only your understanding of the text for yourself, but also your ability to teach it to others. Pastors, parents, students, and everyone in between can benefit from learning these Bible study methods and applying them with Logos 6.

Get step-by-step tutorials

This course contains nearly a dozen Logos 6 video tutorials. With Logos 6, you have an incredible amount of research power at your fingertips, and these videos will show you how to harness it in your Bible study.

The perfect companion to Logos 6

With this course you’ll get:

  • Video lessons from Dr. Bock, carefully created to help you study with Logos
  • Richly tagged transcripts, which connect to the rest of your Logos library and learn more on any word or topic
  • Logos 6 video tutorials, which show you how to utilize the software for incredible results
  • Associated readings so you can read other relevant resources on the topic at hand

Get equipped to study the Bible with more depth and clarity: add BI100 Learn to Study the Bible to your library today!

 

Study the Book of Acts with the Experts

mobile-ed-studies-in-acts-bundleWhat was it like to be among the first Christians? The book of Acts documents this dynamic and monumental period of our history, the implications of which are far reaching for life and ministry. What were the issues which drove the early Church? What role did missions play in their lives? What does this book reveal to us about God?

In the three-course Mobile Ed: Studies in Acts Bundle, top experts in this field will guide you in exploring these questions and many more. You’ll look at the role of the Holy Spirit as the main actor in the book of Acts and explore important themes like ethnic reconciliation, evangelism, and missions.

With this course under your belt, your preaching, teaching, and study will be taken to a new level, as you can compare the early Church to today’s church, drawing out relevant application points and learning from the first Christians.

Learning in Logos Bible Software

With the Mobile Ed: Studies in Acts Bundle, you’ll get high-quality video teaching right in your Logos software, paired with word-for-word transcripts to help you follow along and find what you’re looking for.

These courses are built with you in mind, and they’re flexible to meet your needs. Whether you want a structured course experience or guides for casual study, Logos Mobile Education is what you’re looking for. And as you add these courses on Acts to your library, they’ll even act within Logos as enhanced commentaries that you can reference for sermon prep or personal study.

Individual courses

This bundle features three courses, including transcripts, self-tests and quizzes, associated readings, and 11 hours of video teaching.

World-class teachers

As you embark on a study of the book of Acts, you would be hard-pressed to find better teachers and guides than you will get with this course.

Dr. Craig Keener is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, and he has authored many important volumes, including The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, and the two-volume Acts: An Exegetical Commentary.

Dr. Lynn Cohick is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, and she has spent decades studying Christian life in the early Church as well as the New Testament as a whole, Paul of Tarsus in particular. She is an expert at understanding the New Testament’s sociohistorical backgrounds, and she’s the author of several titles, including the acclaimed Ephesians volume in the New Covenant Commentary Series.

And Dr. Darrell Bock is professor of New Testament studies and professor of spiritual development and culture at Dallas Theological Seminary. He serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today and has written many books, including NIVAC: Luke and the commentaries on Luke and Acts in the Baker Exegetical Commentary Series.

With these experts at your side, you are sure to learn much about Acts and how to study and apply what you learn.

Save 39% for a limited time!

For a limited time you can pre-order these courses on Acts and save 39% off the regular price. Don’t wait—pre-order your courses today!

The Gospels and Red Volkswagens

mobile-ed-studies-in-the-gospels-bundleWhat if the order of the New Testament was on purpose? What if we read the Gospels not as four varying accounts, but as one inspired four-fold Gospel? How would our understanding of the rest of the New Testament change if we read it through the lens of this four-fold Gospel? These questions, posed to me by Dr. Jonathan Pennington, made me stop and think. To illustrate, he drew a helpful illustration for me, about a red Volkswagen.

If you were to go out and buy a red Volkswagen, something remarkable would happen to your perception and observation of other cars around you. You would begin to see, more than ever, many other red Volkswagens. For me, it was a blue ’75 VW Vanagon, but that’s beside the point. I could immediately see what he was getting at: when you saturate yourself in the Gospels and see them as the defining documents of the movement of Jesus followers, you begin to see them echoed and alluded to (not always in direct reference, of course) throughout the rest of the New Testament. The four-fold Gospel is, after all, the biography of Jesus the Messiah, upon whom the rest of the writers put their faith and whose followers they wrote to instruct.

This conversation with Dr. Pennington led me to reevaluate the fervor and depth of my own study of the Gospels, and I realized that I had only begun to skim the surface. That’s why I am excited about the Mobile Ed: Studies in the Gospel Bundle (9 courses).

This collection of Mobile Ed courses provides training from some of academia’s forefront scholars on the Gospels and this Jesus whose story they tell. This is an unprecedented opportunity for you to study from Jonathan Pennington, Daniel M. Doriani, Craig A. Evans, Mark L. Strauss, David E. Garland, and Joel Willitts. Combined, these authors and professors have spent decades studying Jesus and the Gospels, and they have produced many esteemed commentaries and monographs on the subjects.

This Mobile Ed bundle includes nine courses to ground you in a firm foundation of Gospel studies:

How do I use these courses?

Mobile Ed courses are carefully designed to fit your life and your learning style. For the full Mobile Ed experience, you can take the course in a structured environment within your software, taking full advantage of self-tests and quizzes, associated readings, and the course’s Faithlife group for discussion. The video lectures are available in short, logical thought-packets to help you learn more in less time. They are accompanied by transcripts to help you search, make notes, and follow along.

If you want to simply watch the videos, you can do that too—on your computer or your mobile device! This is perfect to learn alongside your spouse, or to enjoy learning during a long commute.

These courses can also be utilized like an enhanced commentary. Search them, quote them in papers and articles, and comb through their information as Logos 5 presents the data in its tools and features.

No matter how you learn, Logos Mobile Education will be a great fit for you. So dive into an in-depth study of Jesus and the Gospels with the best guides you could ask for!

Pre-order today and take 40% off the regular price.

Learn Darrell Bock’s Bible Study Methods

No matter what you’re studying, the medium determines your methods and tools. If you’re studying a piece of art, you might use a magnifying glass as you study the artist’s brushstrokes. If you’re studying mechanics, your toolbox is a necessity. So when it comes to studying the Bible, what’s in your toolbox?

The Bible is certainly a book (or collection of books), but it is more than that; it is the very Word of God. It is an extraordinary book, and our methods and tools should recognize that.

Dr. Darrell Bock, research professor of New Testament studies and professor of spiritual development and culture at Dallas Theological Seminary, has dedicated his life to understanding these methods and utilizing tools like Logos Bible Software to mine the depths of Scripture to enrich the church.

He’s distilled his careful method into a new resource from Logos Mobile Education: BI100 Learn to Study the Bible.


In this unprecedented resource, Dr. Bock teaches you through high-quality video lessons and tutorials. When paired with enriched transcripts in Logos, this course is a powerful learning tool. You can find exactly what you’re looking for with a quick search and have your instructor right in your software, guiding you in your studies.

In addition to learning Dr. Bock’s Bible study methods, you’ll also learn to use Logos Bible Software for deep, meaningful study. This course includes four hours of video, divided up between Dr. Bock’s lessons and Logos screencast tutorials which do more than telling you—they show you.

This Mobile Ed course is available for pre-order at 40% off—but only until October 24. Pre-order now before the price goes up!

See more sample videos and a course outline, or learn more about Logos Mobile Education and how it can help you grow in both your ministry and your understanding of God.

Last Chance: Save on the David W. Baker Old Testament Bundle

mobile-ed-david-w-baker-old-testament-bundleThe two-course David W. Baker Old Testament Bundle is shipping soon: pre-order these courses for 40% off before the price goes up!

These courses are more than just academic studies—they cover content important for both life and ministry. You’ll discover the practicality of wisdom literature, the beauty of Hebrew poetry, and the relevance of Old Testament prophecy. Dr. Baker is excited to show you that, even among the Minor Prophets, there’s an abundance of rich material that will preach.

If you’re just starting to read and study the Old Testament, or if you’ve been hesitant to preach or teach through the Old Testament’s challenging genres, these courses are perfect for you! You’ll get two valuable courses, which integrate into your Logos library:

  • OT102 Introducing the Old Testament: Its Poetry and Prophecy (4 hours)
  • OT232 A Survey of Amos, Joel, Obadiah, and Malachi (6 hours)

Dr. David W. Baker is professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Ashland Theological Seminary, and he has authored a number of commentaries, including volumes in the NIV Application Commentary series, the Tyndale Commentaries, and the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary series. If you’re looking to better understand God’s message in the Old Testament, Dr. Baker is the perfect guide.

Last chance to save!

Save 40% on these courses while you can by pre-ordering the David W. Baker Old Testament Bundle. Claim yours today!

New to Mobile Ed?

Logos Mobile Education is advancing the standard of theological education. With Mobile Ed, you can learn from renowned teachers and integrate their carefully designed courses with your Logos library. Mobile Ed is a new way to learn, as well as a new way to grow in your ministry, scriptural knowledge, and spiritual walk.

Learn more about Logos Mobile Ed.

Empowering God’s People for Ministry

Mobile-Ed-LogoDuring the Protestant Reformation, a concept arose to prominence that has deep implications on our theology: the priesthood of all believers. This is the conviction that we are as priests before God, with access to the Father through his Son, without need of a merely human mediator.

This concept came implicit with two claims: that the Bible, God’s Word, would be returned to the hands of the people, and that the ministry would be returned as well. This is what Dr. Greg Ogden calls “vertical” and “horizontal” priesthood—vertical as we have access to God, and horizontal as we minister to those around us.

In Logos Mobile Education: ED201 Empowering God’s People for Ministry, Dr. Ogden delivers practical insight on restoring the ministry of believers, with this reformational foundation. His driving question is, “How do we see the ministry of the whole people of God come alive today?”

Everyone is called to ministry

Of course Dr. Ogden is quick to affirm that we are all called to ministry. He says:

. . . we’ve defined ministry through the lens of clericalism and said, ‘Ministry is what pastors do for us.’ This has led to what I call a ‘dependency model’ in ministry where the church is dependent upon the ministry that the pastors do to the people or for the people, and the people are dependent then upon the pastors.

He goes on to state that we need to adopt a view of the church that is more organic, where ministry is what everybody is called to. He says, “We need an equipping model of ministry, which positions pastors to help the saints discover the ministries that they are called to, to equip the saints for the work of ministry for the building up of the body of Christ.”

ED201The majority of this course is spent fleshing out that horizontal priesthood, as we learn what the Bible says about how we minister and care of those around us. After laying a biblical foundation, Dr. Ogden takes the principles established and delves into immensely practical content, including a response to the question of “calling.” He communicates a theology of small groups and lays a vision for biblical-ministry teams, life-transformation groups, disciple-making groups, and more. This is helpful, relevant material that anyone, church leader and person in the pew alike, will greatly benefit from.

Get this course—seven hours of video teaching, Logos tutorials, and enhanced transcripts—for only $259.95.

Add it to your library today!

What’s in a course?

Taking a course with Logos Mobile Education is a unique and exciting learning experience. With this course you’ll get:

  • Video teaching from Dr. Greg Ogden in short, digestible segments
  • Enhanced transcripts that link every word Dr. Ogden speaks to your library
  • Associated readings in Logos to take you deeper into the topic at hand
  • Logos tutorial videos so that you can do in-depth study on what you just learned

With Mobile Ed, you can take a course at your own pace, in your own way. Read it like an ebook, or watch the videos with your spouse. If you want a structured learning experience, we provide you with a syllabus, quizzes, and exams. Pair this with a reading plan and a Faithlife Group around this course, and learn in a community!

Limited time!

ED201 Empowering God’s People for Ministry is typically only offered in the 10-course Preaching and Discipling Foundations Bundle. But for a limited time, you can get it individually or bundle it with any other available courses you like! Plus, if you purchase this or any other available Mobile Ed course by September 30, we’ll give you $10 back in Logos credit for each course!

Head over to the Mobile Ed Mix-n-Match page and bundle the courses you want today.

How Mobile Ed Changed Kay’s Bible Study

Imagine studying the Bible with more clarity. Imagine being able to sit with the best teachers around, learning from their experience and wisdom, and exploring the Bible with them at your side. Imagine asking any of your questions and having your favorite teacher give you the answers.

With Logos Mobile Education, this imagination becomes reality!

Take your understanding of the Bible to the next level with high-caliber video teaching from today’s leading Bible scholars. The videos are paired with enriched transcripts so you can follow along, make notes, and find exactly what you’re looking for with ease. If the teacher is diving into a new and difficult concept, you can pause the video, and with a click delve into worlds of information to help you gain a deeper understanding of the themes and concepts of God’s Word.

These aren’t just one-time classes; they’re like video books that are with you wherever you go. Want to study and grow in a community, with friends and family? Mobile Ed seamlessly integrates with Faithlife, so you can join course groups, discuss key concepts, and encourage each other in the Word.

See how Mobile Ed changed Kay’s Bible study:

Take your Bible study deeper. Learn more about Logos Mobile Education today.

Choose Your Courses with Mobile Ed’s Mix-n-Match Sale

mix-n-match2014We know that the demands of your ministry—whether formal or informal—are multifaceted. Few pastors only preach. Few Christians are only interested in one aspect of the Bible. Pastors want more training, but their time and resources are limited.

That’s why we’re pleased to announce the Mobile Ed Mix-n-Match sale! For the first time ever, you can bundle any available courses you want, on any topic. We are unbundling all live courses—but some of these will go back into bundles in October, so get them now!

Earn Logos credit

For each individual course you get through September 30, you’ll get $10.00 back in Logos credit! You can get anywhere from $10.00 to $200.00+ in credit depending on how many courses you purchase.

Start bundling your courses now!

What the experts are saying

See for yourself how Mobile Ed can transform not only your understanding of the Bible, but as you engage in Scripture, it’ll transform your life.

—Joel Willitts, North Park University

We’ve had dozens of world-class authors and scholars teach Mobile Ed courses, and all of them have one thing in common: they love this new way of learning. From Elyse Fitzpatrick to Tremper Longman to Mark Strauss, the instructors are all excited about this new opportunity to guide you in your study of God’s Word.

Watch this video to hear what they have to say:

Don’t wait—take advantage of this opportunity to explore the Bible with the best scholars at your side. Choose your courses today!

Why Studying the Apocrypha Matters

Tobit, Judith, Sirach, Bel and the Dragon—these and all the other books of the Apocrypha aren’t in the Protestant Old Testament, but they are important pieces of literature that help inform our biblical studies.

Many Christians may be nervous about studying the Apocrypha—after all, if it’s not the Bible, why does it matter? Yet these books open up a world of insights into Jewish religion and culture, especially during the intertestamental period.

Dr. David deSilva, distinguished professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary, is convinced that Protestants should be studying the Apocrypha. Watch what he has to say about it in this clip for his new Mobile Ed course:

David deSilva BI291 Course Promo

Logos Mobile Education: Between the Testaments

The two-course Between the Testaments Bundle contains over 18 hours of teaching from top-notch scholars Dr. deSilva and Dr. Joel Willitts. They’ll take you first into the world of the Apocrypha with Dr. deSilva’s BI291 The Apocrypha: Witness between the Testaments, then into the realm of Second Temple literature with Willitts’ NT202 A Survey of Jewish History and Literature from the Second Temple Period. These two in-depth courses will provide clarity and insights into the Jewish culture in which Jesus walked and Paul and the Apostles wrote. If you’re a serious student of the Bible, this bundle is for you!

More than distance education

mobileed_logo_smallLogos Mobile Education is bigger than the traditional classroom, and it goes way beyond any distance education. Every Mobile Ed course you get integrates into your library and becomes a valuable piece of reference material to be used time and time again in your Passage Guide, Exegetical Guide, or searches. Study on your own time and at a deeper level with Mobile Ed’s Logos-integrated courses.

Mobile Ed is advancing the standard of theological education. If you want to take your study of the Bible to the next level on your schedule, look no further: Logos Mobile Education is for you. And a great starting place is the Between the Testaments Bundle, available for pre-order at 40% off for a limited time.

Order these courses today!

Teach the New Testament Better with Douglas Moo and Mobile Ed

In today’s church, many are called to teach the Bible, but not all are office-holding church leaders. Perhaps you lead a small group, teach a Sunday school class, preach a Wednesday-evening service, or teach your children around the dinner table. No matter where you teach, we have a resource for you that will help you study and teach the New Testament with faithfulness and depth.

Logos Mobile Education’s new course from Dr. Douglas J. Moo, NT305 New Testament Theology, is a groundbreaking way to study the New Testament.

With Mobile Ed, this course soars above and beyond a traditional classroom environment. You’ll get 12 hours of video teaching from one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars—but that’s not all. Unlike any other learning environment, every single word Dr. Moo utters is linked to your Logos library for further research. The videos are paired with word-for-word transcripts—but not just a transcript; an enriched, fully functional Logos resource. With Mobile Ed, each course becomes a portal to more learning.

 

In NT305, Dr. Moo walks you through 11 major sections:

  • Locating Biblical Theology
  • The Structure of New Testament Theology
  • Fundamental Structures
  • Jesus: The Center of the New Realm
  • The Cross: Inauguration of the New Realm
  • The Old Realm
  • Entering the New Realm
  • Living in the New Realm
  • The People of the New Realm
  • The Consummation of the New Realm
  • Conclusion

These sections, each comprising many bite-sized segments, will introduce you to the concept of New Testament theology, guide you through its landscape, teach you new concepts about Jesus as the inaugurator and consummator of the “New Realm,” and neatly tie it all together. You’ll get a richer understanding of the New Testament, and with Dr. Moo’s personal teaching in our powerful learning format, you’ll be equipped not only digest information, but also to turn around and teach it to someone else.

NT305 New Testament Theology in Mobile Ed is concise, innovative, and flexible. When clear teaching is paired with a self-paced structure right within your software, the results are—well, pre-order it today and see for yourself!

Pre-order NT305 New Testament Theology now and save 40%!