Take Your Education to the Next Level

Knox Theological Seminary will be kicking off 2013 with new Doctor of Ministry and Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies) classes. January’s DMin classes will be The Epistle to the Hebrews: Exegesis and Theology, Preaching Christ in the Law, Prophets, and Psalms, and The Art of Biblical Preaching; the next MABTS classes will be New Testament 1—Gospel and Acts and, starting in March, History of Christianity 1—Ancient and Medieval.

The Doctor of Ministry in Preaching and Teaching is a three-year program designed to accommodate your fulltime ministry schedule. You’ll attend up to four onsite classes each year for personalized instruction from some of today’s most respected theological scholars, including Drs. Warren Gage, Haddon Robinson, and Samuel Lamerson. The rest of your studies you’ll do from the comfort of your home, office, or favorite coffee shop.

The Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies) gives you the freedom to earn your master’s degree from almost anywhere. This three-year, fully online program explores the Bible’s grand narrative, training you in systematic theology, church history, ethics, apologetics, hermeneutics, and more. You’ll learn to communicate Christ and his Gospel, as well as the centrality of that Gospel to every aspect of Christian life and ministry.

Study free!

Knox is offering comprehensive academic scholarships—the $18,000 John Piper Scholarship for the DMin, and the $25,000 Billy Graham Scholarship for the MABTS. There will be an additional one hundred MABTS scholarships, each worth $2,520. Apply now!

Top 5 Reasons to Earn Your Knox MACCS

Knox Theological Seminary’s new Master of Arts (Christian and Classical Studies) equips you for modern ministry with the Great Books’ classical training. This MA, unparalleled by that of any other seminary in the world, is supremely relevant to Western ministry. And it’s fully online, so you can study anywhere. Here’s why the MACCS matters:

  1. You’ll engage Western culture by exploring its defining literary and philosophical works.
  2. You’ll follow Christian doctrinal development through ancient, medieval, and modern times.
  3. You’ll articulate both Christian and non-Christian worldviews.
  4. You’ll learn from some of today’s most trusted Bible scholars, among them Drs. Warren Gage and Sam Lamerson.
  5. You’ll explore the curriculum’s works with the world’s finest exegetical software—Logos 5.

Much More than Your Average Seminary Degree

With the MACCS, you’ll develop more than just an excellent understanding of Scripture. You’ll develop historical perspective, a philosophical habit of mind, moral imagination, and rhetorical skill.

Study Free with the Francis Schaeffer Scholarship!

Knox is offering one comprehensive scholarship and one hundred partial scholarships for a total of more than $200,000! Learn more and enter to win at KnoxSeminary.edu—it’s fast and simple.

You’ll deepen your love for the Gospel and get classical training for modern ministry with Knox’s online MACCS. To learn more or apply now, call 1-800-210-6466 or visit SeminaryDegreesOnline.com/Degrees/MACCS.

Dr. Warren Gage Discusses the New MACCS Degree

Today’s post is written by Dr. Warren Gage, dean of faculty and professor of Old Testament at Knox Theological Seminary. 

It is with great pleasure that we at Knox Seminary are at last able to share our Great Books education program with the online world! This unique program is constructed of directed readings in the very best of the Western and classical literary and philosophical heritage. Two distinctive approaches inform the program.

First, we read the great writers’ works themselves—not summaries or interpretations of their writings, but their own works. And, generally, we read the entire work and not selections. Second, we read the books in the order they were written, beginning with the ancients. We trace the influence of the earliest of these writers on the best writers of the medieval and then the modern period. We approach literature and philosophy organically, identifying the greatest themes and seeing how they develop throughout the 25 centuries of the “Great Conversation.”

Our faculty, then, are Hesiod and Homer, Plato, Aristotle, and Augustine. We read the great tragedians: Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripedes. We enjoy Aristophanes’ comedies. We read Aquinas, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, and Luther. We read Dante’s transformative Divine Comedy. We study with Hobbes and Milton. Tocqueville and Hawthorne, Nietzsche and Dostoyevsky. Hegel, Marx, and Einstein. And added to these—our unparalleled faculty—are the great biblical authors: Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Matthew, Luke, John, and Paul.

The Master of Arts (Christian and Classical Studies) is a unique program that recreates the essence of a traditional liberal arts education. Such an education is explicitly directed to the formation of the soul rather than the acquisition of a marketable skill. Ironically, however, this education is perhaps the most practical of all study programs. It is the essence of authentic leadership. It teaches the mind to understand the large issues and distinguish them from mere distractions, which is the unique skill crucial to success in any endeavor. It instructs the soul in the permanent values of our all-encompassing humanity. It ennobles the imagination and trains us in the aspiration of truly human virtue. All of this is done in an explicitly Christian context.

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Earn your MACCS at no cost with the comprehensive Francis Schaeffer Scholarship, worth $18,000—enter here! You can learn more about the MACCS at SeminaryDegreesOnline.com/MACCS

Study under History’s Greatest Minds

Study under Plato, Augustine, Aristotle, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Luther, Dante, Hobbes, Tocqueville, Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky, and others—all in a Christian cultural context. Knox Theological Seminary’s new online Master of Arts (Christian and Classical Studies) prepares you for modern ministry with the Great Books’ classical training. In this 48‐hour program, you’ll spend at least 18 hours reading the Western tradition’s greatest works. The program is designed to immerse you simultaneously in Scripture and in the Great Conversation, to which Scripture speaks more eloquently than any other voice.

The MACCS curriculum is distinctive because of Knox’s commitment to a careful reading and biblical analysis of classic Western literature. The curriculum is unparalleled by that of any other seminary in the world. It’s a classical preparation for the highest calling of all: the Gospel ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. And it’s completely online, so you can study anywhere.

Go deeper with Logos.

Your own Scholar’s Library: Platinum comes included with the program. Comprehensive, searchable, and worth nearly $18,000 in print, Platinum expands on the Great Books’ training with 1,200 books’ worth of answers and ideas, yours for the rest of your life. And with Logos’ smart searches, you’ll bring the MACCS curriculum’s thinkers into dialogue on any word or topic.

Knox is offering one comprehensive scholarship and one hundred partial scholarships for a total of more than $200,000! Learn more and enter to win at KnoxSeminary.edu—it’s fast and simple.

Deepen your love for the Gospel and get classical training for modern ministry with Knox’s online MACCS. To learn more or apply now, call 1-800-210-6466 or visit SeminaryDegreesOnline.com/Degrees/MACCS.

Time’s Running Out to Pre-Order the Lexham Discourse Hebrew Bible Bundle

The Lexham Discourse Hebrew Bible and the High Definition Old Testament are getting rave reviews. After hearing from several scholars how valuable this resource will be, we’ve decided to release the resource, even though it’s not quite finished.

The first portion—Genesis through 2 Kings—is complete and ready to go. We wanted to get it into your hands, even though the rest of the Old Testament won’t be finished for another year.

Because the resource isn’t finished, we will only process your pre-order if you authorize us to do so. It won’t happen automatically, as with a normal Pre-Pub.

If you choose not to authorize the order, then we’ll wait until the bundle’s completed to process your order for the remainder of the Old Testament.

The good news is that if you pre-order the bundle before October 9, you get the content that’s currently available—plus the new content as we finish it—and you still end up paying the same price as if you wait until the entire Old Testament is completed.

Remember, the only way to get this content at the best price is to pre-order it soon. After October 9, we’ll send you a reminder to authorize us to process your order.

Here’s how you get the Lexham Discourse Hebrew Bible Bundle at the best price:

  1. Pre-order right away before the price goes up.
  2. On October 9, the resource will go live.
  3. We’ll send you a reminder to authorize your order.
  4. We’ll process your order at the low Pre-Pub price, and you can begin using Genesis through 2 Kings right away.
  5. You’ll get new content automatically, free of any additional charge, as it’s completed.

What people are saying about the Lexham Hebrew Discourse Bible

“The authors of The Lexham Discourse Hebrew Bible have performed an invaluable service for all who base their study of the Old Testament on the Hebrew text. In the Introduction, they explain in plain English many biblical Hebrew discourse features and comment on their significance for interpretation. . . . This will be an indispensable tool for all who teach the Old Testament and all who seek to communicate its message to our world.”Daniel Block, Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College

“The Lexham Discourse Hebrew Bible now provides us with a visual representation of the discourse grammar of the Hebrew Old Testament, displaying a wealth of information for the student, pastor, and scholar. For those of us who teach discourse grammar, this tool is certain to become a primary resource. And for those of us who use discourse grammar to study, preach, and teach, this tool will become a quick favorite. It is one thing to read and talk about discourse grammar, it is another thing altogether to see it living in the text.”Miles V. Van Pelt, Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, academic dean, Jackson campus, Reformed Theological Seminary

“The Lexham Discourse Hebrew Bible represents a new departure in the study of the text. It promises to assist students in thinking through the flow of thought and the structuring of biblical texts.”James E. Allman, professor of Bible exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary

“Whether engaged in sermon preparation, Bible translation, rigorous first-hand research, or classroom instruction, [The Lexham Discourse Hebrew Bible] will aid the task by drawing attention to important elements of discourse grammar that are usually not highlighted in commentaries but that help us hear the message of Scripture. I highly recommend this resource for those concerned with reading Scripture for depth, not distance.”Jason S. DeRouchie, associate professor of Old Testament, Bethlehem College and Seminary

“The Lexham Discourse Hebrew Bible addresses an acute need and opens new horizons for the study and teaching of Biblical Hebrew at an intermediate level. I have been looking forward to a tool like this for many years.”Christo van der Merwe, professor in biblical Hebrew and Bible translation, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

“The Lexham Hebrew Discourse Bible will be an excellent resource for second-year Hebrew classes. It will encourage the student to think in terms of syntactic relationships between clauses. Its primary value lies in exposing the user to the argument structure of the biblical text and the pragmatic functions of its constructions. The Introduction shows great potential as a tool for introducing students to discourse grammar. Between the Introduction, the textual layout, and the search capabilities of the LDHB, the Hebrew instructor can easily explain the significance of word order and deictic expressions.”—Michael A. Lyons, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Simpson University

Pre-order today to get the best price!

Check out these posts for more information on the Lexham Discourse Hebrew Bible and High Definition Old Testament.

Bible Research Just Got a Lot Easier

Research is difficult. When you also need slides and media, and when you add the stress of preparing a sermon, class, or Bible study, it can be overwhelming. Add in your other teaching and preaching responsibilities and you may find it impossible to get things done. But let Logos be your research assistant. Our new Lexham Bible Guides meet your research and media needs without the expense of added personnel.

You’ve already heard how the Lexham Bible Guides simplify your study time. They organize all the relevant information from selected Bible passages, give you leading experts’ thoughts and opinions, provide word studies and relevant background information. They’re also fully linked with your Logos library, which saves you countless hours of searching and wading through texts.

But they provide other benefits, too. The Lexham Bible Guides let you present the fruits of your research quickly and easily. Each volume includes a title slide and slide templates, which save you the time-consuming hassle of stylizing and coordinating your presentation.

You’ll also get ready-made word study slides. These slides let you present the significance of original language words clearly and concisely. They’re brief but informative, so your audience will never be lost. They’re also stylized like the rest of your slides, so your material never appears out of sync.

The media for each volume is unique; you’re not merely recycling old material. And Logos makes it easy to incorporate these works of art into your church or classroom presentation. You can add them to your Proclaim or PowerPoint presentation with a couple clicks.

All these resources and benefits can be yours for considerably less than you’d pay a research assistant. But the Lexham Bible Guides are only available at their Pre-Pub prices until they reach the production stage. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to save hours of research and prep time for a low price!

Free Plane Ticket: Sign Up for the Next DMin Classes

Knox’s next DMin classes start in October in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. We’ve extended the application deadline through Oct. 1—and if you’re among the next 30 students accepted, we’ll cover your airfare up to $500!

That gives you only six more days to complete your application. Start it right now—it won’t take long.

Here are the October preaching classes:

  • The Art of Exegetical Theology in Preaching | October 15–19
  • Biblical Theology and Preaching That Inspires | October 22–26

Start earning your DMin in Preaching and Teaching with these transformative classes. If you’re among the next 30 students enrolled, you’ll fly free (or at least $500 cheaper). The deadline to apply is October 1—save your seat now!

Sign Up Now to Earn Logos.com Credit through December!

Hopefully you’ve already checked out all our great Christmas specials and learned about your opportunity to get rewarded through our Logos.com credit offer.

Don’t miss out on earning Logos.com credit this month! Sign up for our Christmas Credit email list, spend at least $10 between Dec. 1, 2011 and Jan. 2, 2012, and at the end of the promotion you’ll earn between 15% and 50% of your total qualifying spending in Logos.com credit. See the details now!

Before we get too far into the promotion, we want to make it clear that you must sign up to the offer by signing up to our Logos Credit Christmas promotion mailing list. Here are fours ways to either sign up or verify that you’ve already signed up:

1. Check Your User Notifications Tab

The best way to verify you are signed up is to make sure there is a check next to Christmas on your user notifications list. If there is a checked box, you’re in. Check by going to Logos.com/user/notifications.

You will be prompted to log into your Logos.com account. Once you are logged in, it should look like:

If the box is not already checked, be sure to do so right away so your December orders start earning you Logos credit. Click Update in the top right to save the change. If you’ve already placed orders this month, but are just now signing up, don’t worry. Once you sign up, all your orders, retroactive to December 1, 2011, will be added to your earnings.

2. Get the Confirmation Screen During Sign Up

This method provides you with confirmation immediately after clicking the orange SIGN UP button (below). You will see an intermediary page where you will click the “OK” button. The page looks like this:

Once you click “OK”, you’ll be redirected to our Christmas specials page.

3. Email Confirmation

Once you opt-in from the step above (#2), you will then get a confirmation email to further verify that you have been added to the Christmas mailing list. Check your inbox for a “Registration Successful! Logos Cash Christmas Promotion‏” notification.

4. Give Us a Call

If you’re ready to start earning credit—but you have a few questions about a collection or about which base package is right for you—give our sales department a call. They will provide the answers you need, let you know if the items are currently discounted, and during the checkout process, they’ll be sure you are signed up to earn Logos.com credit.

Check Out These Deals

These are some of our best deals ever! You can get any base package for 15% off, take up to 12 months to pay using one of our payment plans, and still get a portion of that back in Logos credit (check out our Christmas 2011 page for details).

Or sign up to receive daily emails alerts for our 12 Days of Logos specials!

Don’t Wait – Sign Up Now!

No matter what you buy from Logos this December, make sure every dollar you spend is allowing you to earn Logos.com credit!*

You must sign up to qualify for this promotion. Signing up opts you in to a Logos.com mailing list which will only be used to send you information regarding this and future Christmas promotions. Signing up is the only way Logos Bible Software will be able to award you Logos.com credit for this promotion.

Sign up now, and start earning Christmas Credit today!

*Please note that you’ll want to use the email address that is tied to your Logos.com account. If you use a alternate email address to sign up, but it is not connected to your Logos.com account, there is no way for us to connect your purchases to your credit.

Pujols: More Than the Game

Pujols: More Than the Game"Legends are born in October."

In the game of baseball, this saying surfaces every postseason—and rightfully so. For teams playing in October, it means they’re in the postseason and that the 162 regular season games they’ve played over the preceding six months have now put them in contention to be World Series Champions.

Tonight is Game 6 of the 2011 World Series. The American League Texas Rangers have a one-game lead over the National League St. Louis Cardinals, and could clinch the title with a win tonight.

Whether or not you’re following the World Series—or baseball in general—you may have heard about one of the most historic nights in MLB history that happened over the weekend.

On Saturday, October 22, 2011, Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals became only the third player in MLB history to hit three home runs in a single World Series game. The other two? Babe Ruth (twice: 1926 and 1928), and "Mr. October" himself, Reggie Jackson (1977).

Needless to say, Pujols is now in some pretty phenomenal company. But for Pujols, there is more to life than baseball.

More Than the Game

For a man who has now solidified his spot in Cooperstown, eventually to be immortalized in baseball’s Hall of Fame, one thing remains clear—baseball is only a means to an end:

God has given me the ability to succeed in the game of baseball. But baseball is not the end; baseball is the means by which my wife, Dee Dee, and I glorify God. Baseball is simply my platform to elevate Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.

After his unbelievable night, Puljos’ game-worn jersey, along with his bat and batting gloves, were quickly authenticated by Major League Baseball to be preserved and admired for generations to come.

As Puljos was giving his post-game interview, it seemed as if the last thing he wanted to talk about was himself—or his performance. Rather, he talked about being blessed to be in the situation and thanked God he was able to contribute to his team’s push for a World Series Championship title.

On and off the field, Pujols remains humble and selfless. Even in the opening sentence on The Pujols Family Foundation website, which he started with his wife, it states that the foundation "exists to honor God and strengthen families through our works, deeds and examples."

Clearly there is more to Pujols than baseball. Learn more now with Vyrso’s special offer!

Offer Ends with the World Series

As we mentioned, the World Series could end tonight, but with a Cardinals win, there could be a Game 7 on Thursday. Either way, get Pujols: More Than the Game now—discounted 80% for the remainder of the World Series!

That means you pay only $4.99!

Take advantage of this deal before this year’s World Series comes to an end!

Do you already have a favorite 2011 World Series highlight? Will Puljos’ three home runs be a story you share for years to come? Did you see Reggie Jackson’s home runs in 1977?

Share your favorite baseball memory or 2011 World Series highlight with us!

Upgrade Discounts End Soon!

We’ve been running some sort of upgrade discount ever since the launch of Logos 4 back in November 2009. As not all good things can last forever, you have three weeks to take advantage of base package upgrades. Special upgrade discounts end September 30, 2011!

Don’t Wait Any Longer

If you’ve been considering upgrading your Logos 4 base package to a higher base package level, or even if you are still using Logos 3, this is your last chance to save money on your upgrade!

Act before the discounts expire and you could save as much as $630.00 on your upgrade! With all the new content you’ll get, your upgrade price will be cheaper than if you were to get just one or two titles by themselves.

But no matter which package you upgrade to, the bottom line is that you’ll pay less if you upgrade by September 30, 2011. If you wait, you’ll pay more—up to $630.00 more. It’s that simple.

See your personalize upgrade discount now!

7 Reasons for Upgrading Now

Besides the limited-time discounts and savings, there are lots of other great reasons to upgrade. Here are just a few:

  • Add up to hundreds of new books to your digital library for pennies on the dollar
  • Improved passage guides, word study guides, exegetical guides, reports, and search results
  • Powerful new tools, features, databases, and more if upgrading from a lower base package level
  • A customized upgrade discount based on your current package level
  • No need to reinstall. After you upgrade, the next time you sign in to Logos, you’ll automatically start downloading the new content
  • Syncing between home, office, mobile devices, and the web
  • An interest-free payment plan to help stay within your budget

Best of all, upgrading before the discounts expire will save you money. Just remember, the higher you upgrade, the deeper your discount.

See What You’ll Get—And What You’ll Save

Compare contents and discounts side by side and get the one that’s right for you!

Take Advantage of Our Payment Plan

Did you know you can use a payment plan to spread your payments out over 12 months? This is great for parents or students, or for pastors with a monthly book budget. If you’re considering upgrading soon anyway, this is a great way to get the discount now while not having to spend beyond what you can afford.

Find out what discounts you qualify for and use our interest-free payment plan option during checkout by upgrading now!

If we can help answer any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at (800) 875-6467 or (360) 527-1700. Just call us before the current deals expire!

For those who have recently upgraded, what reason for upgrading was the most compelling? Leave us a comment so others can hear from you!