Most of us who study the Bible understand the importance of archaeology. It shows us glimpses of what life was like in the ancient world and provides us with important background information on the Bible. While we recognize its importance, we don’t know much about the actual process of doing archaeology in the field. What does being an archaeologist involve? What does a day on the job look like for someone working in the field? [Read more…]
Tue, November 29, 2016 | Misc.|
A Jewish proverb says, “Reading the Bible in translation is like kissing your bride through a veil.” You can still get the message, but there is something missing—you are more removed from the text. Learning Hebrew gets you closer to the text. It makes your ability to interpret the Old Testament, in Dr. Mark Futato’s words, more “precise and profound.”
Mon, November 14, 2016 | Misc.|
The books are long and complex. They include strange visions, speak of skeletons come to life, and frequently describe God’s wrath and judgment.
Studying the Major Prophets can be intimidating to say the least. The language, imagery, and poetry of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel can make it difficult to discern their message, let alone understand how their message relates to the lives of believers today.
Tue, March 29, 2016 | Products|
When we read the Bible, we bring a whole host of ideas and assumptions to the text that have been filtered down to us through two-thousand years of biblical interpretation. Of course, it doesn’t feel that way— we’re just reading, interpreting, and applying biblical passages to our lives. We probably aren’t thinking about how Luther might have interpreted this passage or how Origen would have read this verse.
Tue, December 1, 2015 | Products|
We’ve recorded more than 200 courses for Mobile Ed on topics ranging from biblical studies and theology to preaching and discipleship. A number of these courses are on Pre-Pub, where you can pre-order them at a significant discount (often around 40% off). Here are five new courses we’ve recently put on Pre-Pub that you’ll want to check out.
Something that constantly excites me about Mobile Ed is that we are able to get some of today’s top Christian scholars and professors to teach on the topics they are most passionate about. This gives you the opportunity to learn directly from people who have dedicated their lives to studying and teaching the Bible. We’re thrilled to release two new courses on books of the Bible—one on Hebrews and one on Exodus—taught by two distinguished biblical scholars. They are shipping soon, so this is your last chance to order them at the Pre-Pub price.
The Gospels are central to the Bible. Their description of the birth, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus provide the very foundation of Christianity, and this importance is underlined by the fact that there are four separate Gospel accounts. However, having multiple accounts presents challenges for interpretation. How do we deal with four distinct narratives of the life of Christ? Should we attempt to harmonize them, or seek to understand each Gospel on its own? How do we interpret several accounts of the same story—especially when they are presented with seemingly contradicting details? How should we understand Jesus’ miracles and teaching?
Tue, April 14, 2015 | Products|
The life of Jesus—his ministry, death, and resurrection—lies at the very heart of Christianity. The fact that we have four different accounts of Jesus’ time on earth emphasizes its prominence. Clearly, for effective preaching and teaching, you need to understand the Gospels.
Mobile Ed’s Studies in the Gospels Bundle provides nine courses on Jesus’ life as narrated in the Gospels. Pre-order now and get instant access to courses as we finish them.
Grasp the purpose of the Gospel of John
In NT323 Book Study: The Gospel of John, Joel Willitts shows how the Gospel of John invites readers to encounter Jesus. Here’s a sample clip of Dr. Willitts talking about the purpose of John’s Gospel:
Study with Daniel Doriani, Craig Evans, and more!
If you order the bundle now, you’ll get Joel Willits’ study of John, plus the five other courses we’ve already released:
- NT251 The Sermon on the Mount by Jonathan Pennington
- NT301 The Gospels as Ancient Biography: A Theological and Historical Perspective by Jonathan Pennington
- NT252 Parables of Jesus by Daniel Doriani
- NT253 Miracles of Jesus by Daniel Doriani
- NT311 The World of Jesus and the Gospels by Craig Evans
More to come!
We’re still wrapping up other great courses in this series, and if you order now you’ll get them as soon as they ship!
- NT315 Book Study: The Gospel of Mark by Mark Strauss (shipping April 23!)
- NT316 Book Study: The Gospel of Luke by Andrew Pitts
- NT314 Book Study: The Gospel of Matthew in Its Jewish Context by Craig Evans
Tue, April 7, 2015 | Products|
New Testament theology is a vast subject. It can be daunting to even know where to begin. The New Testament includes writings in several different genres by several different authors. Each book was written for a specific situation and has its own unique emphases and even vocabulary. How do you begin to organize these different writings into an overarching structure for doing New Testament theology?
New Testament expert, professor, and author Douglas Moo deals with this dilemma in his Mobile Ed course NT305 New Testament Theology. In this sample clip, Dr. Moo talks about what he uses as a basic organizing principle for doing New Testament theology:
Dr. Moo goes on to show how this contrast between two realms shows up in the teachings of Jesus, Paul, and John. He looks first at the old realm, surveying the effects of sin, the nature of humanity, and the purpose of the Old Testament law. He then shows how the person of Jesus Christ is the center of the new realm, how his work ushered it in, and how God’s grace enables us to enter it. Dr. Moo then examines what the New Testament has to say about how we are to live as people in the new realm.
NT305 New Testament Theology will give you a greater understanding of the overall message of the New Testament. You’ll better appreciate how the various books come together to reveal God’s plan in a fuller way. Order it before April 16 and get 40% off the full price!
Tue, March 31, 2015 | Products|
The Resurrection is the central event of the New Testament—an event that is still transforming the world and calling for a response today. It’s the culmination of Jesus’ earthly ministry, and it forms the foundation for the church.
In this video, several of our Mobile Ed speakers discuss the importance of the Resurrection:
With Logos Mobile Education, you can learn more about the relevance of the Resurrection, as well as the early church and the life and teachings of Jesus.
In NT211 Introducing the Gospels and Acts: Their Background, Nature, and Purpose, Dr. Darrell Bock surveys the messages of these important books. This course includes an entire unit on the Resurrection, through which you’ll see how the Resurrection is portrayed differently in each of the four Gospels, learn what various groups in the first century believed about resurrection, and understand how the Resurrection vindicated the claims of Jesus and provided a pathway for eternal life.
This course is on sale until April 4, so order it now and save 15%!
The Studies in the Gospels Bundle includes nine courses taught by leading scholars like Craig Evans and Mark Strauss. You’ll get book studies that look in depth at each of the four Gospels and show how each Gospel writer portrays the resurrection of Jesus; courses that highlight specific aspects of Jesus’ ministry, like the Sermon on the Mount and the parables and miracles of Jesus; and courses that examine the genre of the Gospels and the world of the New Testament.
This bundle is currently on Pre-Pub: order it now and get 41% off! You’ll get five of the courses now and the rest as they are released.
It’s crucial for believers to understand just how significant the resurrection of Jesus Christ is. Discover that and more with these Mobile Ed courses!