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The number one obstacle to improving Logos Bible Software is a shortage of awesome software developers. We have desks, chairs, computers, and money to meet payroll. We have a list of projects longer than your arm. We have free coffee and a new employee outdoor center. What we don’t have is enough people.

We need your help, and we’ll pay for it!

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The #1 Tool for Getting the Most out of Logos Bible Software

ForumHave you ever wondered how to set up a reading plan in Logos Bible Software? Or how to do a syntax search? Or how to compare different Bible translations? Or how to . . . .

Chances are, you’re not alone.

But did you know there’s a whole community of Logos users who have either already answered your questions or are literally available to help 24/7? And we’re not talking about vague help that leaves you more confused than you were before. We’re talking step-by-step instructions, screenshots, and creative tips. One user has even made a series of tutorial videos!

I’m not exaggerating in the slightest when I say you can get immediate help in the forums with just about anything.

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Download a Free Copy of the New NIV

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Did you know that there might be a free copy of the new NIV waiting for you? Zondervan recently published a brand new edition of the NIV, replacing both the 1984 NIV and the TNIV. Instead of charging for it, we’ve decided to make it available free of charge—a value of nearly $27.00—as a thank you to everyone who has a Logos 4 base package that includes the old NIV.

From time to time we like to give away free books. Sometimes we make them available to everyone like we did with the recent McCheyne freebie. Other times we make them available to a specific group of people. In this case, we’re offering the new NIV free of charge to those of you who support us and stay up to date with our latest base packages.

You do not have to add the new NIV to your cart to take advantage of this offer. You can get it for free by going to our upgrade page and choosing the free crossgrade option on the package you already own.

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Learn to Do Word Studies with Logos Bible Software

Learn to Do Word Studies with Logos Bible Software is a collection of videos, featuring Michael Heiser and Johnny Cisneros, designed to teach users how to do word studies.

If you have opened up the Bible Word Study Guide or an interlinear, but have been unsure about what to do with the information or how to evaluate it, then this video series can help fill in the gaps.

With these videos, you will receive instruction on resources and tools to use as well as methods for word study. We’ll take you from start to finish through the Word Study Guide and reverse interlinears in Logos Bible Software. We’ll also walk you step-by-step through several Greek and Hebrew word studies.

Who Is This For?

  • If you’re a pastor and you’d like to beef up your sermons by exploring the meaning of Greek and Hebrew words, this series will show you how to apply the Word Study Guide to your sermon preparation each week.
  • If you want to understand more about the languages behind the English Bible translation you use for your own personal Bible study, we’ll show you how word studies can benefit your study.
  • If you’ve heard your pastor talk about what certain words in the Bible mean and you’d like to learn more for yourself, we’ll give you everything you need to dig as deep as you can go and explore what you learned on Sunday at a greater depth.
  • If you want to enrich your understanding of God’s Word, we’ll give you all the basics for using Logos Bible Software for word studies.

To view sample videos and learn more about the project, head on over to the main page for the series.

What’s Next for You? Logos Is Hiring

Logos Is Hiring!It’s a powerful thing to sit in a company meeting here at Logos Bible Software. Our continued growth and expanding vision from our leader means you can be part of our next meeting—Logos is hiring!

Logos Careers

Part of each company meeting is used to recognize employees—employees who have crossed employment milestones of 5, 10, and 15+ years—those who have made working at Logos a career, not just a job.

At our most recent meeting Bob Pritchett (President/CEO of Logos), had employees identify themselves if they had never attended a company meeting. And to see a dozen or so new faces added to the team since our last meeting just a few months back was a great encouragement. Even more encouraging is that we are still growing.

Where Do You Fit In?

If you’re searching for a new job you should consider Logos. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, dental care, and 401(k). Take a look at our Careers page for the latest openings. If you don’t see anything immediately fitting what you’re looking for, check back with frequency. New postings are added all the time. And for students, we have a super-sweet paid internship program. Twelve of our full-time developers started out as interns.

Currently, we are looking for:

Design & Editorial:

Information Technology:

Interns:

Marketing:

Ministry Development:

Publications:

Software Development:

All positions will require you to live in the Bellingham area as remote employment and telecommuting are not an option. But before you scratch any of the openings you’re considering off your list, take a look at what Bellingham and living in the Pacific Northwest have to offer.

Even more enticing than our location is the fact that working for Logos Bible Software—the leading publisher of multilingual Bible software on Mac, Windows and mobile platforms—opens up exciting opportunities for growth and to be a part of a company that serves the church, academic, and lay markets, bringing the best in software innovation to Christians worldwide.

The 2011 Winter Soup Cook-Off

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January 20th proved to be a perfect day for Logos’ annual soup cook-off. In true Pacific Northwest fashion it was a cold and rainy day. The weather did not hamper this year’s cook-off though as entrants were excited to participate in not only the first cook-off of 2011, but also the first cook-off held in the recently acquired Flatiron building.

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While the 10 entrants prepared their dishes, the aroma of a variety of awesome soups lured hungry employees to line up in anticipation. Ultimately the happy eaters had to vote for their favorites, and it was a close call this year.

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After all was said and done, the winners of this year’s cook-off were Don and Tara Everett’s “Spicy Chicken Sausage Soup.” Second place was awarded to Sarah Knepper with her “Pnw’ed Salmon Chowder,” and coming in third was Tom Fay with “The Original Ham and Bean Soup.”

Here is the recipe for the Everett’s award winning soup:

Spicy Chicken Sausage Soup

Ingredients:

1 onion, chopped
1 pound of pork sausage
1 pound chorizo
2 average sized chicken breasts
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground pork sausage
6 cloves garlic, diced
2 bay leaves
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 cup chicken broth
2 cans white beans, drained
thyme and sage to taste

  • In a large pot, add olive oil and brown pork sausage.
  • Break up and add chorizo
  • Chop up and add uncooked chicken breasts
  • Add garlic and bay leaves
  • Add onion
  • Add carrots and celery
  • Add chicken broth (you can add more broth to taste)
  • Add white beans
  • Add thyme and sage to taste and let simmer until it’s as thick as you want it
  • Remove bay leaves
  • Enjoy!

Thanks again for everyone who participated and helped create another successful cook-off and congratulations to all the winners!

Today’s guest post is by Deborah Mickens, from the Logos Bible Software marketing team.

The Schedule for BibleTech:2011 Is Live!

BibleTech:2011

BibleTech:2011 is shaping up to be an incredible event for anyone passionate about the latest developments in Bible and technology! If you don’t believe me, check out the newly posted schedule for yourself!

Curious about the hows and whys of the The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition? Do you want to know how ProjectEbenezer.com is using the internet to connect the Church to theologians? Have you wondered what the Scriptures teach about technology and its appropriate use? Maybe you’re more interested in mobile Bible study or what’s in store for the next generation of mobile technologies.

Wherever your interests lie, be sure to secure your seat at BibleTech:2011, where you’ll learn from the experts! Registration is only $159.95 and gets you access to twenty-eight presentations, three catered meals, a conference T-shirt, and the chance get to know fellow Bible and technology geeks!

BibleTech:2011 will consist of fourteen sessions split between March 25 and 26. Each session will give you the option of a high-tech presentation or a low-tech presentation. The high-tech presentations will discuss the latest developments in Bible software platforms and the use of computer-based technologies for Bible translation and Bible study. The low-tech presentations will handle issues of design sensitivity, current trends in Bible technologies, and the integration of the Bible with internet-based communities.

A list of conference speakers is available on the conference website. Get acquainted with the speakers and catch up on their preparations for BibleTech:2011 by checking out their personal links. You can also view the official BibleTech:2011 schedule and plan ahead for your BibleTech experience.

Register today! BibleTech:2011 and experience a fresh look into the exciting ways that technology is affecting the way we study, visualize, and communicate the Scriptures.

Last Chance! 5 Reasons to Pre-Order the Zondervan Bible Reference Bundle 2

The Zondervan Bible Reference Bundle 2 is shipping soon. Here are five reasons to pre-order the collection before the price goes up in a few days:

Genesis: A Commentary

5. Commentaries

Commentaries are some of our bestselling books. For many pastors, they’re the first stop in the process of sermon preparation. For lay readers, they offer a comprehensive account of the biblical text that’s hard to find anywhere else.

This bundle of reference books contains a library of commentaries written by a wide range of pastors and scholars:

  • Charles R. Swindoll on Romans
  • Bruce Waltke on Genesis
  • Craig L. Blomberg on James
  • … and that’s just the start.

Is There a Meaning in This Text

With Logos Bible Software, your commentaries appear at the top of the Passage Guide. That means if you’re doing a sermon on Genesis 1 next Sunday, the Passage Guide will show you relevant content from Bruce Waltke’s commentary on Genesis—even if you weren’t looking for it!

4. Important Works on Hermeneutics and Interpretation

Some of the most important works on hermeneutics and interpretation published in the past few years are found in this collection. Kevin J. Vanhoozer’s Is There a Meaning in This Text?, for example, is the kind of book that appears once every decade or two. D. A. Carson writes that “Vanhoozer is one of the few contemporary scholars who takes a balanced measure of postmodern thought within an unflinching Christian confessionalism.” This book is an essential read for anyone seeking to understand how to interpret the text of the Bible.

3. Bestselling Bible Introductions

In the Zondervan Bible Reference Bundle 2, you’ll also find two of the bestselling introductions to the Bible:

An Introduction to the New Testament

  • An Introduction to the Old Testament, by Tremper Longman III and Raymond B. Dillard
  • An Introduction to the New Testament, by D. A. Carson and Douglas J. Moo

These are two standard works on the Bible written by a group of top-notch evangelical scholars, and they’re required reading in many seminaries and Bible colleges. They provide a wealth of background material on each book of the Bible, summarize all the recent research, and provide detailed bibliographies.

2. The Perfect Add-on Library

We always get questions from users who’ve purchased a base package and who are looking to expand their library. Maybe you got a base package for Christmas, and you’re looking to add some more quality commentaries and Bible reference works. If that’s you, then you couldn’t do better than the Zondervan Bible Reference Bundle 2. It’s a well-rounded collection of resources to complement the core group of books that came with your base package.

Zondervan Bible Reference Bundle 2 (47 vols.)

1. The Price

The best reason to pre-order the Zondervan Bible Reference Bundle 2 is the price.

If you purchased these books in print individually, you would spend well over a thousand dollars, even if you hunted down the best sale prices. With this collection, however, we’ve worked out a special arrangement with Zondervan to offer this bundle at a discount while it’s on Pre-Pub. If you do the math, you’ll see that this collection works out to around $19 per volume. That’s an incredible deal!

These books are an even better value when you consider how much more useful they are as part of your digital library.

But remember, this price goes away next week when this Pre-Pub ships. You need to pre-order today to get the discount!

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How to Beat the Winter Quarter Blues

Letters to a Student

Now that the holidays have passed, a new quarter (or semester) has begun. And I don’t know about you, but every year, Winter Quarter at college hit me hard. Something about the short, dark days and enough rain to make swimming to classes the most efficient form of transportation just seemed to combine poorly with my academic schedule and ambitious study plans.

Maybe you know a freshman college student, or maybe you are a freshman college student, and this is your first year navigating the dreaded Winter Quarter. Sunny days and flip-flops seem a long way off, and you (or your child, friend, niece, nephew, grandchild, or former youth group student) are still adjusting to life on campus. Well, I’ve got some great news for you! Logos now has a fantastic, encouraging resource that will help keep you grounded in your faith during this continued time of transition.

As the world around us continues to change, life on campus during the 21st century keeps evolving at the same rapid rate. Letters to a Student is a comprehensive resource, articulating the challenges that today’s college student faces—challenges that did not exist even 10-20 years ago! In addition, Letters addresses ways of tackling some of the core issues that we all must face when we leave home for that bachelor’s degree, whether it was decades ago or now, in 2011.

But Letters to a Student isn’t all we have to offer the college student. Our base packages include not only numerous Bible translations and commentaries, but also key features such as our Bible Reading Plan and Prayer List. These tools are the perfect solution to keep the student in your life grounded in the Word.

And, here at Logos, we understand how hard college can be, not on one’s faith but also on one’s pocket book. That’s why we created our two scholarships—Bible College and Seminary Scholarship—both recently featured on the blog. The January deadline has passed, but there’s still hope for you if you qualify! Our next deadline for each is May 10, 2011. Scholarship winners receive $1,000.00 towards tuition as well as a Scholar’s Library that, in print, would cost over $8,000.00.

So grab a cup of coffee, settle in, and let Logos help you through this year’s Winter Quarter.

By the way, here’s a sampling of our other fantastic resources, specifically catered to the student:

Today’s guest post is by Bethany Olsen, from the Logos Bible Software marketing team.

Freely Give: Seminary Scholarship and Bible College Scholarship Winners

Seminary ScholarshipIt is a sweet thing to be a part of a company that’s willing to give away thousands of dollars and life-changing resources. Since 2009, Logos has been giving students the opportunity to have a portion of their seminary or Bible college tuition paid and to win a digital theological library that will remain theirs long after they leave college.

It is especially sweet to give it away when you get a response like we received from our latest BibleCollegeScholarship.com winner, Charissa M. of Hanover, PA.:

“Thank you, thank you, thank you so much! God is so incredibly, unfathomably faithful! What a blessing, joy, and surprise this scholarship is!”

Charissa attends Moody Bible Institute. In her own words,

“Three summers ago, in the Dominican Republic, the Lord awoke my heart and set it afire with passion for third-world missions and a renewed brokenness for the lost and forgotten. I couldn’t wait for my chance to go out into the world and build relationships with those people—loving them, living like them, learning from them, serving, and teaching them the Truth of Jesus. Like Ezekiel was fed the Lord’s scroll, I feel God is feeding me and filling me with His Truth, sharpening me in preparation for the challenges He has in store. I am studying at Moody Bible Institute – Spokane for a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Intercultural Missions. While I am being given a solid foundation in my training and I am learning much about God’s Word, how to share the Truth, and apply it to our individual lives, the greatest thing I am developing is an intense, consuming growth of intimacy in my own relationship with Jesus Christ. I hope to live within a third-world community in the future, whether in the Middle East, India, Africa, etc., and build meaningful, eternity-changing relationships overtime with the natives. I wish to stand up for the abused, protect the weak, and cherish the unwanted! Whether that reflects in caring for my own bundle of orphans, rescuing women and children from human trafficking, or something completely different, I can’t wait to see where God is leading me and how He uses these burdens of my heart.”

As for our SeminaryScholarship.com winner, that honor goes to Nancy P., of South Hamilton, MA.

Nancy is originally from California where she attended Simpson University and graduated with a B.A. in History. She will graduate from Gordon Conwell this May (2011) with an M.A. in Old Testament. The focus of her degree at Gordon Conwell has been in Hebrew Exegesis and multiple other Ancient Near Eastern language courses. Her hope is to start doctoral work this fall upon acceptance to one of three programs in the Boston area.

New Rounds, New Winners

Our new giveaway rounds are under way and the giveaway date is set for May 10th! You can enter only once per round, but can increase your chances of winning by telling friends and family to apply as well. Just make sure they enter your name in the “Other” box, when they’re asked how they heard about the scholarship. If we select your friend, and they indicate they heard from you, we’ll give you the scholarship too!

fb1.pngFacebook: Login to your Facebook account and post the link http://www.SeminaryScholarship.com or http://www.BibleCollegeScholarship.com on your wall. Be sure to include a line that lets your friends know what the link is all about. Something like, “If you are in seminary (or Bible college), here is a scholarship that might help you out.” You can also just click here to share SeminaryScholarship.com on Facebook or here to share BibleCollegeScholarship.com on Facebook.

tw1.pngTwitter: Post a tweet with a link to http://www.SeminaryScholarship.com or http://www.BibleCollegeScholarship.com. Not sure what to tweet? You can just click here and tweet this for Seminary or click here and tweet this for Bible College.

bl1.pngBlog: If you have a blog, you can help out in two ways. First, you can write a post on your blog letting your readers know about the scholarships. Second, you can add one of our web banners for Seminary Scholarship or Bible College Scholarship to your site.

Not sure what to write? Try this:

Need Money for Seminary or Bible College?

Tired of searching for scholarships? Logos will award at least two $1,000.00 tuition scholarships along with a copies of Scholar’s Library through their Seminary Scholarship and Bible College Scholarship programs!

The scholarships are open to all students currently enrolled in an accredited theological Seminary or Bible College located in North America, or those who plan on enrolling within the next 8 months. All you have to do is watch a demonstration of Logos Bible Software and fill out a brief application. Once your application is submitted you will be entered to win a $1,000.00 scholarship and a digital theological library that, in print, would cost nearly $8,000.00!

Going to Seminary? www.SeminaryScholarship.com

Going to Bible College? www.BibleCollegeScholarship.com