Douglas Moo’s Organizing Principle for New Testament Theology

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!

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Resource Updates: March 2015

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Whenever a resource you own is updated, you’ll get that updated content—for free—so your Logos library is always becoming more valuable and staying up to date with the latest improvements.

Here’s a list of Logos resources that were updated throughout March:

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Introducing: Logos Now

Today we’re launching Logos Now, a new way to enjoy the future of Logos Bible Software without the wait.

Logos Now is a subscription to a growing library of content and tools for serious Bible study that gives you access to the future of Logos Bible Software, today. It’s a way for Logos 6 owners to jump right in to what’s next and start enjoying:

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Faster releases, quicker access

We’re moving to a faster release cycle and aiming for roughly every six weeks. This means you’ll always be on the cutting edge of content and tools for serious Bible study.

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When you subscribe to Logos Now, you’ll get the following content, tools, and benefits:

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—Kasey Van Norman, bestselling author, blogger, and Bible teacher

Last summer, we had the honor of hosting a two-day conference for women in ministry in Dallas, Texas. The conference brought together bloggers, teachers, and leaders in an intimate setting and allowed them to share their joys, mistakes, and moments of grace.

This book offers a compilation of the most powerful and applicable insights shared at the conference. Explore Pam Farrel’s advice on following God’s compass, Elyse Fitzpatrick’s journey to get to the heart of God’s message, and Liz Curtis Higgs’ advice on taking criticism.

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The Vyrso ereader app makes it easier than ever to connect your daily reading with Scripture. Tap on any Bible reference and the verse will appear with a hover feature. Highlight, take notes, search your library with ease, and share insights and quotes with simple social-sharing options.

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Deciphering the Book of Acts with DIY Bible Study

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Better Bible study

We built DIY Bible Study to be fully integrated into Logos Bible Software. We’re leveraging all of Logos’ amazing tools to help you study the Bible. As you work through this resource, your learning is framed by sections that teach you Bible study principles that are demonstrated within Logos itself. You’ll learn how to study the Bible and use the most powerful Bible software to accomplish your goals.

There’s also a prebuilt, year-long reading plan included with DIY Bible Study. In just 10 minutes a day, you can go through the entire resource, digging deeper into the Bible with each lesson. It’s also easily used as a handbook during your regular study. We wanted it to be as flexible and as accessible as possible so anyone could benefit from it, no matter where you find yourself on your walk with Jesus.

Step into the Scriptures

Following the grand narrative of the Bible can be difficult if you haven’t spent years studying the Scriptures. Following the narrative of a single book of the Bible can be just as difficult. With DIY Bible Study, both of these endeavors become much easier.

The book of Acts is a labyrinthine story about establishment of the early church and the spread of the gospel. It bridges the gap between the life of Christ (the Gospels) and the teachings of the church (the New Testament letters). Acts is a witness to the Holy Spirit’s work in the lives of people, the direct continuation of Jesus’ ministry.

Geography plays an important role in Acts, as Luke traces the progress of the Gospel away from Jerusalem out to the “end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). DIY Bible Study gives you the tools to help you understand the structure of the book, geographically and temporally.

This map depicts many of the locations in the Graeco-Roman Empire—the setting of the book of Acts:

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And there are so many events to keep track of in the book of Acts, it takes two slides to recount all of them:

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Once you’ve wrapped your head around the physical themes of the book, you can start to tackle the theological themes presented by Luke. Acts is an inspirational account of the early church, stirring us to move forward with the work of God, toward the “end of the earth.”

The Bible is your story

With DIY Bible Study, you’ll get an overview of the entire Bible, one study at a time. You’ll also discover methods to improve your study, and you’ll be introduced to helpful study tools.

DIY Bible Study is now available as an individual add-on and is in most Logos 6 base packages.

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Tim Keller on Greatness in the Kingdom

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With the Logos digital edition, these transcripts spring to life, ready for you to search, study, and share. You can even search for sermons based on specific passages, helping you dig even further into Keller’s preaching.

Check out this animation showing Keller’s insights on understanding greatness in the Kingdom:

 

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Beth Moore: an uncommon love

In this issue, Beth Moore discusses how you can equip yourself for your calling with Scripture:

When I get a chance to speak specifically with young women, I tell them that with a minimum understanding of Scripture, you can come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. But you cannot be equipped in your calling unless you have an ongoing relationship with God and his Word. You cannot be a disciple of God and sidestep his Word. Every believer is called to study the Bible. And no matter what our ministry area is—whether we minister to single moms, the poor, students, senior adults—whatever we are called to, we are equipped through the Scriptures.

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