Preaching Prophetically with Dr. Warren Gage

Dr. Warren Gage headshotToday’s guest post is by Dr. Warren Gage, professor of Old Testament and senior advisor to the president at Knox Theological Seminary. 

Is the account of the battle of Jericho retold in Revelation?

The church fathers interpreted Joshua’s battle at Jericho as foretelling the end of the world.  Did they understand something we’ve forgotten?

A whore and her scarlet, two spies (witnesses) sent into the great city, seven trumpets sound, a great city falls, the people of God rescued—is Joshua’s battle against Jericho the basis for nothing less than the dramatic narrative of the book of Revelation?

Modern expositors of Revelation have overlooked this completely. What have we missed?

Unravel Revelation with Dr. Warren Gage

These are some of the questions I’ll be covering in my class “Preaching Christ Prophetically,” in Bellingham, WA, October 1418. This class is part of Knox Theological Seminary and Logos Bible Software’s Doctor of Ministry (Preaching & Teaching track). [Read more…]

Exclusive: 50% off Baker Books with #DailyDeal

Twitter Daily DealsEvery day, we present a Twitter #DailyDeal: a limited-time offer for 50% off one of our products.

This week, we’re partnering with Baker Academic to offer five books that will equip you in expanding your biblical knowledge.

Today’s #DailyDeal is the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology—“a first-class piece of evangelical scholarship . . . deserving a place in the library of every evangelical pastor, scholar, and local church,” according to the Trinity Journal. Use coupon code DD8029 to get it for 50% off today!

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Logos Mobile Education: The Digital Library Difference

LME LogoNext year will mark my 10th year of online seminary teaching. While my full-time job is with Logos as its academic editor, I’ve never completely said goodbye to being a professor, the job that I had while finishing graduate school. My transition to Logos gave me the chance to see what distance education (DE) was like, so I jumped in—I took some DE courses through the local community college to view the experience from a student perspective. My familiarity with both sides of the DE enterprise has helped shape the goals and strategy for Logos Mobile Education (Mobile Ed).

I’ve noticed an unfortunate trend in DE, particularly in seminary education: many DE seminary students do not have access to high-quality theological content appropriate to the level at which they are enrolled. That may surprise you, but it’s true. And it’s a key factor in explaining why the Logos library sets Mobile Ed apart from any other DE experience.

“I hope you live near a library”

One of the fundamental necessities for a quality, content-driven education in biblical studies is access to standard reference material. That’s why seminaries have libraries. Classroom lectures and required textbooks are where learning begins, not where it should end. Part of the discipline of doing genuine academic biblical study is learning to access scholarly material on your study topic. Traditionally, brick-and-mortar libraries have been the repositories for that material. This has largely changed in the DE model, in which accessible library resources are scarce. [Read more…]

Logos Mobile Education: Our Plan for Biblical Content Instruction

LME LogoLogos recently announced a new division: Logos Mobile Education (Mobile Ed). With Mobile Ed, we’re going beyond simply equipping users to do Bible study. Now we’re also providing instruction in biblical content. That announcement has generated a lot of discussion. How will we make this new goal a reality? What’s the plan?

What Mobile Ed is—and isn’t

We’re raising the bar for biblical instruction for the layperson who simply wants to learn more about the Bible and its world. Our programs will provide solid biblical training for anyone interested in local church ministry. The goal is not to create new digital books or more video tutorials for learning Logos Bible Software—Mobile Ed courseware presumes that students already have a working knowledge of Logos. Morris Proctor’s Logos Academic Training (LAT) is therefore highly recommended as a prerequisite to Mobile Ed courses.

The Mobile Ed curriculum

The focus of Mobile Ed courseware is first and foremost academic. Courses are not aimed at devotional study or small group discussion; course content extends beyond what you would encounter in adult Sunday School classes. In most cases, the content level ranges from undergraduate to seminary. [Read more…]

The Best Deal on a Portfolio Upgrade

Logos Base Packages

If you’re considering upgrading to Portfolio, now is your chance. For a limited time, you can get the crème de la crème of Bible software at a big discount. This is 2013’s best deal on our biggest library—see your custom upgrade discount today!

Portfolio offers the best of everything when it comes to Bible study. This package includes our largest library, with the most powerful research tools and all the features you love from the lower base packages.

Upgrade today and take advantage of Portfolio’s amazing features, including:

A massive library

Portfolio offers an interconnected library of 2,585 resources, worth $78,000 in print. Compare and apply the best commentaries, dictionaries, and Bible resources with ease.

You’ll gain access to 31 commentary sets, including The New American Commentary Series (40 vols.), The College Press NIV Commentary Series (40 vols.), and the Charles Spurgeon Collection (86 vols.). If purchased separately, all 31 commentaries would cost $5,434—that’s more than the cost of the entire package, and it doesn’t include the nearly 2,000 additional resources you get with Portfolio. [Read more…]

Get $250 Off Boice’s Expositional Commentaries

boices-expositional-commentariesJames Montgomery Boice’s Expositional Commentaries Series (27 vols.) provides the kind of thoughtful scholarship necessary for skillful preaching and serious scholarship. Combine it with Logos 5’s search power, and even English-only Bible scholars can do serious original-language study.

Ordinarily, this resource would cost $399.95, but for the next week, you can save $250 (more than 60%) with coupon code BOICEJULY as we celebrate Boice’s 75th birthday.

James Montgomery BoiceHis was a once-in-a-generation mind, fearless and focused. These books, the whole of his writing ministry, distill more than 30 years of study and ministry experience as the senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia and the host of The Bible Study Hour radio program.

Believers at every stage of spiritual growth will benefit from this collection. As James Montgomery Boice said himself, “No religion is stronger than its god, and in the case of Christianity, no Christians have ever been stronger than their knowledge of the true God and their desire to obey and glorify him” (Romans vol. 3).

You’ll have to act fast to get this special price, though. This discount lasts only through July 11. Claim your copy of James Montgomery Boice’s Expositional Commentaries at the special memorial price of $149.95 today.

Take 50% Off Bible Study Magazine

Bible Study MagazineWe’re excited to feature some of today’s most active evangelists in the July/August issue of Bible Study Magazine.

Our cover story gives a behind-the-scenes look at Steven Furtick, New York Times bestselling author and lead pastor of Elevation Church.  Furtick founded Elevation Church in 2006, when he was just 26 years old; now the church, which has reached more than 12,000 in weekly attendance, is one of the fastest-growing in America.

“We find ourselves living a Christian life that is baseline . . . But this kind of thinking is absolutely deficient in [comparison to] the kind of freshness, vitality, and passion that God has called us to.”

—Steven Furtick

Our current issue also features an interview with author, speaker, and human-rights activist Christine Caine, a special article by John Piper, frequently asked questions about Satan, and much more.

Save 50% this summer

Subscribe today and you’ll get 50% off Bible Study Magazine!

This deal ends July 19, so don’t wait—get a year’s subscription for only $14.95 by entering coupon code BSMSALE at checkout!

Land an Internship That Matters

School’s out, and summer has started! This is the time of year when Logos welcomes dozens of interns in our 12-week paid program.

Some will become skilled developers; they’re already contributing code to some of our most exciting projects. Others, taking part in the marketing department’s first-ever internship program, are expanding their skills in project management, strategy, copywriting, and more.

With only a couple weeks under their belts, the 2013 interns have already written unique code and executed strategic promotions. It’s going to be an exciting summer here at Logos.

Be sure to apply next year for a development or marketing internship!

Introducing Logos 5.1

Logos 5In the first major release since Logos 5, we’re proud to announce several new features and performance improvements for your Logos Bible Software. Here’s a rundown:

Read aloud

Logos 5 now reads aloud in a smooth, professional voice. We have plans to enable many resources with the read-along feature, but we’re starting with our own modern Bible translation, the Lexham English Bible.

Topic layout

Now, when you search for a topic like “baptism” or “marriage,” you’ll launch the all-new topic-search layout, which makes it easier to find what you’re searching for.

Personal Books

Use the powerful Logos search on all your own notes and liturgy with Personal Books, which now supports two new formats: harmony and lectionary. You can find the Personal Books tool and start building your own resources through the Tools menu. [Read more…]

Take up to 50% Off John Wesley’s Works

John WesleyWho would have thought that “the best loved man in England” endured years of persecution and hate?

Today is the 310th birthday of John Wesley, principal founder of the Methodist movement. For decades, he faced down mobs, torments, threats, and jealousy from his fellow clergyman. His method of open-air preaching drew harsh criticism from his colleagues, but that did little to dampen his spirits. From fields to chapels to markets to fairs, Wesley shared the Gospel wherever there was air to breathe and an ear to listen.

In fact, he traveled more than 250,000 miles and preached more than 40,000 sermons.

Learn from one of the most profound Christian influencers with two special deals:

Wesley Collection

John Wesley Collection (29 vols.)

Regularly $249.95—get it for $212.46 with coupon code JOHNWESLEY1

This massive collection includes all of Wesley’s theological works, plus his essays, letters, sermons, grammars, psalms, hymns, and rare journal entries. Also included is a three-volume in-depth biography of this extraordinary man of faith. [Read more…]