Pursuing the Knowledge of God with Mobile Ed and Logos 6

mobile-ed-bi100-learn-to-study-the-bibleI want to know God’s thoughts—the rest are mere details.

This quote is famously attributed to Albert Einstein. Though we probably don’t agree with his religious views and we don’t literally chase after the knowledge of God’s thoughts, this hyperbolic phrase captures something about the Christian’s heart. Those who follow Jesus are characterized by a desire to know God more deeply: to know his character, his intentions, and his desires. Thankfully we worship a God who speaks. His Word to us is his self-revelation, and through the reading and study of it, we know more of this God who called us out of darkness.

That’s why Bible study is important; we want to know God, and we know someone best through communication. My marriage would hardly be a marriage at all if my wife and I never spoke to each other. How could I really know her? But because we communicate daily, I continue to get to know my wife’s heart and our marriage grows stronger. Likewise, if we are not communicating with God through prayer and the reading of his Word, we cannot ever truly know him.

In Dr. Darrell Bock’s BI100 Learn to Study the Bible, he builds off this idea with Proverbs 2:1–5:

My son, if you receive my words
and treasure up my commandments with you,
making your ear attentive to wisdom
and inclining your heart to understanding;
yes, if you call out for insight
and raise your voice for understanding,
if you seek it like silver
and search for it as for hidden treasures,
then you will understand the fear of the LORD
and find the knowledge of God.

Dr. Bock says that “the reward on the other end is the reception of knowledge about God and the deepening of the fear or respect of God. In other words, our hearts are shaped as well as our minds.” It’s this conviction that helped drive Dr. Bock and Mobile Ed to create a new course specifically designed to help people grow in their Bible study.

Do better study with Dr. Darrell L. Bock

BI100 Learn to Study the Bible is a Mobile Ed course that will help you take your Bible study to the next level—beyond simply reading the text. Through this course’s video lessons, richly tagged transcript, and Logos 6 video tutorials, you’ll learn to study Scripture using Dr. Bock’s methods and apply that methodology using Logos 6’s powerful tools and resources. This course lives right in Logos Bible Software, so you can take these lessons with you on your Mac, PC, or mobile devices.

The course starts with contrasting the reading and study of Scripture, and you’ll learn to do both with more clarity and depth. You’ll discover how to dig into the text’s historical and literary background and apply that information to understand the meaning and message of each book. This will heighten not only your understanding of the text for yourself, but also your ability to teach it to others. Pastors, parents, students, and everyone in between can benefit from learning these Bible study methods and applying them with Logos 6.

Get step-by-step tutorials

This course contains nearly a dozen Logos 6 video tutorials. With Logos 6, you have an incredible amount of research power at your fingertips, and these videos will show you how to harness it in your Bible study.

The perfect companion to Logos 6

With this course you’ll get:

  • Video lessons from Dr. Bock, carefully created to help you study with Logos
  • Richly tagged transcripts, which connect to the rest of your Logos library and learn more on any word or topic
  • Logos 6 video tutorials, which show you how to utilize the software for incredible results
  • Associated readings so you can read other relevant resources on the topic at hand

Get equipped to study the Bible with more depth and clarity: add BI100 Learn to Study the Bible to your library today!

 

Get Free Gifts with Your Logos 6 Purchase

logos-6-introductory-offersLogos 6 gives you the best digital tools and resources for Bible study, and now’s the best time to get it. Right now, you’ll get a 15% discount on new base packages, crossgrades, and upgrades, plus you’ll get exclusive rewards when you spend over $500 during your Logos 6 purchase.

Each purchase tier—$500, $1,000, $2,500, and $5,000—will earn you more rewards: the more you spend, the more valuable your rewards. Every level builds off the next, so you’ll get that level’s corresponding reward, along with every reward from the lower levels.

Here’s what you’ll get at each level:

$500 level

$50.00 promotional code

introductory-offers-500-levelIf you spend $500 or more during your base-package purchase, you’ll get a $50.00 promotional code to use toward a future purchase. With over 45,000 titles to choose from, the options are practically endless: you’ll be able to find resources that are specifically catered to your interests and type of study.

Whenever you add resources to your library, you’re increasing its value: since your resources are interconnected, the more you add, the more valuable every other book becomes. This promotional code is an opportunity to add value to your library—use it to add resources that create new connections, powering your library for further insight.

$1,000 level

Mobile Ed: BI100 Learn to Study the Bible

introductory-offers-1000-levelThis brand-new Mobile Ed course teaches you Bible study methodology in tandem with Logos 6. Under the instruction of Dr. Darrell Bock, you’ll explore both reading and studying Scripture with Logos 6’s powerful tools. You’ll get video lessons and transcripts, as well as more than a dozen helpful Logos 6 training videos. Not only will you better understand your new software, but you’ll also learn Bible study basics that will empower your study of the Word. This course is the perfect starting point for mastering Logos 6.

$2,500 level

2-year Pro Media subscription

introductory-offers-2500-levelProclaim Pro Media gives you media packs for creating pixel-perfect presentations. It works in Proclaim Church Presentation Software (if you don’t already use Proclaim, try it free for 30 days!), but Logos Pro Media—included in Proclaim Pro Media—is where you’ll really see Logos 6 shine. You’ll get stunning backgrounds for the Visual Copy tool—just select your quote or passage, then select your media of choice to create personalized images you can use in your presentations or share online.

$5,000 level

Mobile Ed: Discipleship Training Bundle

introductory-offers-5000-levelThis bundle includes three Mobile Ed courses: ED101 Introducing Discipleship with Dr. Greg Ogden, PC151 Theology of Everyday Life with Dr. Daniel Doriani, and BI181 Introducing Bible Translations with Dr. Mark Strauss. These courses have been available individually, but this is the first time you can get them as a bundle.

With these courses, you’ll learn both biblical foundations and practical methods for disciple making, empowering you to train others to live Christ-filled lives. The insights you’ll gain are essential for discipling others, or for teaching other leaders to do the same.

Get your rewards

To qualify for these rewards, just add a Logos 6 base package to your cart and make sure your cart total—including both Logos 6 and any add-on resources—hits the level you want to reach. You’ll receive your rewards in an email within 45 days of your Logos 6 purchase. This is a limited-time offer, so don’t miss out on these free resources!

Learn more about these introductory offers, and get Logos 6 today!

Interactive Media: A New Way to Engage the Word

Logos-6-Interactive-Media-Blog-HeaderLogos 6 comes with all-new media resources for deeper, more engaging study and better presentations.

Interactive Media are new resources that help you explore both the biblical world and original languages, as well as perform complex tasks in seconds. Get into the Word with new calculators and text converters, virtual tours, interactive infographics, and helpful tutors. Use this media to engage your students or congregation, or for your personal study.

Users are already raving about how fun and helpful Interactive Media are. You can find this media either in your Tools menu, or by searching your library.

Here are a few user favorites:

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Weights and Measures Converter

Put biblical measurements in context by converting them into modern examples. Enter a biblical quantity and get modern comparisons—you’ll see that 100 cubits (the length of Ezekiel’s Temple) is about the length of four city buses or a little over two semitrucks. You’ll also discover that Boaz let Ruth take over three gallons worth of barley from his fields (Ruth 2:14). This fun calculator helps you understand all sorts of obscure biblical measurements, so you can better understand the Bible’s context.

Get this tool in Logos 6 Starter and higher.

Logos-6-Interactive-Media-Psalms-ExplorerPsalms Explorer

Explore the Psalms with this colorful browser that lets you filter the Psalms by order, genre, book, author, and theme. Use this browser in your class to explore all the Psalms written by David or all of the Messianic Psalms, or use this for your personal study to pinpoint specific answers in the Psalms: for example, find all the laments written by David about worship.

Get this tool in Logos 6 Gold and higher.

Logos-6-Interactive-Media-Text-ConverterText Converter

Convert Greek and Hebrew text in seconds. Just copy and paste the text, and the new Text Converter transforms it into a variety of schemes for transliteration, including SBL General, SBL Academic, Scientific, Spanish, and more. The next time the professor asks you to transliterate something or you’d like to insert a transliteration into your upcoming article, you can breathe easy!

Get this tool in Logos 6 Starter and higher.

Logos-6-Interactive-Media-Greek-Hebrew-TutorGreek and Hebrew Alphabet Tutors

Learn to write and pronounce Greek and Hebrew in the pronunciation of your choice, including Koine, Erasmian, and Modern Greek. Select any letter—from alpha to omega—and you’ll be shown how to write it in uppercase and lowercase, how to pronounce it, and common lemmas that start with that letter. Once you’ve practiced drawing the letter, you’ll get a score on your accuracy, so you know how you can improve.

Get this tool in Logos 6 Silver and higher.

Logos-6-Interactive-Media-InteractivesInteractive Infographics

These new resources are textbook illustrations come to life! Explore the armor of God, the Hebrew conception of the universe, Solomon’s Temple, priestly garments, ancient altars, and New Testament coins.

Get this tool in Logos 6 Starter and higher.

Logos-6-Interactive-Media-Morph-ChartMorphology Charts

Find every time a specific lemma formation is used throughout the entire Bible. Enter the lemma, and Morphology Charts populates an easy-to-read table that shows all the forms that lemma takes on, along with their frequency and links to where they occur.

Get this tool in Logos 6 Silver and higher.

Always something new to explore

These resources are just the tip of the iceberg. Here are all of Logos 6’s Interactive Media:

Interactive infographics:

  • Armor of God
  • Ancient Hebrew Universe
  • Priestly Garments
  • Solomon’s Temple
  • Ancient Altars
  • The Tabernacle
  • New Testament Coins
  • Counting the 10 Commandments
  • Days of Creation
  • Who Killed Goliath?

Tutorials:

  • Interlinear Explorer
  • Reverse Interlinear Explorer

Language tools:

  • Morphology Charts
  • Hebrew Cantillations
  • Greek Alphabet Tutor
  • Hebrew Alphabet Tutor

Bible background:

  • Canon Comparison
  • Biblical Event Navigator
  • Israelite Feasts and Sacrifices
  • Bible People Visual Timelines
  • Ancient Inscriptions
  • Before and After: Ancient and Modern Biblical Archaeology Sites
  • Narrative Character Maps

Textual-analysis tools:

  • Psalms Explorer
  • Proverbs Explorer
  • Bible Outline Browser
  • Parallel Gospel Reader

Utilities and calculators:

  • Weights and Measures Converter
  • Numeric Converter
  • Text Converter

 

Get Logos 6 today!

For a limited time, you can get 15% off Logos 6. Plus, when you spend $500 or more during your base-package purchase, you’ll get additional exclusive rewards.

Explore our family of Logos 6 base packages today!

Save 30% on This Month’s Top Product

november-top-product-a-w-pinkThis month only, you can save 30% on one of our best-selling classic commentary series: the A.W. Pink Collection.

Through November, you can add this 40-volume collection to your Logos library at an incredible discount. Just use code AWP2014 at checkout.

Study with one of the greatest pastors of all time

Arthur Walkington Pink pastored churches in the United States and Australia for most of his working life. At age 24, Pink experienced an evangelical conversion and crossed the Atlantic from Great Britain to study at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. But after only six weeks, he left to take up a pastoral ministry. In 1922, he started a magazine titled Studies in Scriptures, which circulated among English-speaking Christians worldwide. The magazine “was feeding several of the men who were leading a return to doctrinal Christianity,” including Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Douglas Johnson.

Preparing the next generation of pastors

In his commentary on Ephesians for the Preaching the Word series, R. Kent Hughes relates how his life was changed through an encounter with Pink’s writings: “As a sixteen-year-old I read Arthur W. Pink’s The Sovereignty of God, through which I was made to see the transcendent holiness of God, my own utter sinfulness, and his sovereign working in bringing men and women to himself.”

Likewise, many Bible-college students and aspiring pastors get their first introduction to commentaries from one of Pink’s works. Biographer Iain H. Murrary observes, “The widespread circulation of his writings after his death made him one of the most influential evangelical authors in the second half of the twentieth century.” His writing sparked a revival of expository preaching and focused readers’ hearts on biblical living.

Discover the heart of A.W. Pink

The A.W. Pink Collection gives you Pink’s detailed commentaries, as well as his collected works covering the Beatitudes, divine healing, justification, eternal punishment, and more.

Take advantage of this limited-time savings on works that have influenced generations. Save 30% on the A.W. Pink Collection today when you use coupon code AWP2014 at checkout.

Get 70% Off the 95-Book Reformation Day Bundle!

Logos-Reformation-Day-Bundle-2014On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saint’s Church in Wittenberg: the catalyst for the Protestant Reformation. What better way to commemorate that day than with a bundle of 95 books that explore the history and doctrines of the Reformation and the movements that sprang from it?

The Reformation Day Bundle contains modern and classic Reformed theology titles, works on the history of the Reformed and Lutheran traditions, and much more.

Some of the highlights include Joel Beeke’s A Puritan Theology, the Reformation Trust Collection, the Crossway J.I. Packer Collection, the Crossway Martyn Lloyd-Jones Collection, the Fortress Luther Studies Collection, George Marsden’s A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards, and Oxford University Press’ The Early Reformation on the Continent and The Reformation in Britain and Ireland.

This bundle is only available until November 10—get it today for 70% off!

Plus, if you combine this with the purchase of a new Logos 6 base package, you can get exclusive introductory offers on your purchase of $500 or more!

Get the Reformation Day Bundle today!

Introducing Logos Bible Software 6

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Logos-6-launch-Small-Group-300x300We study the Bible for insight. We look to God’s Word to know his mind, to understand his truth, and to be reminded of his love. We seek insight for living our daily lives, and we aspire to share that insight with others.

Logos 6 is all about delivering insight.

Building on the innovations in Logos 4 and 5, the new release features new tools for exploring the Bible, connecting it to ancient and modern literature, and sharing your insights with others.

While our library of books is larger than ever, it is the new digital-first content that lets you explore the Bible like never before.

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We’ve had scholars tag every cultural concept in the Bible, then extend that tagging to other ancient literature. This is a unique new database that helps you see connections that were nearly impossible to find before.

A new propositional outline of the Bible was created for the Greek New Testament, and it can be displayed as a live filter alongside your choice of English translations.
 
 

logos-6-launch-new-Mosiac-MediaA team of artists and animators created ready-to-use teaching slides, videos, and animations, using thousands of photos and the presentations of experienced seminary professors.

The all-new Bible Atlas will soon cover every mappable story in the Bible; it features new content in a pan-and-zoom interface as intuitive as any online mapping tool.

And we’re introducing a new type of digital tool for highly specialized work in specific areas of Bible study. The Psalms and Proverbs explorers are specifically designed for exploring those books, and they feature original scholarship fully integrated into the tools. This is just the start of a series of new tools for going deeper in your Bible study.

The new Factbook connects the new datasets, tagging, and rich media, and it’s just one of dozens of significant improvements to the user interface.

We are so excited about Logos 6 because it manages to answer many requests and suggestions from our users while still delivering an incredible amount of new content and innovative features. It is at once a must-have upgrade and a whole new product to explore.

We hope you find it a useful tool in your study and ministry, and we welcome your feedback on how to make it even better.

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Logos-6-launch-3BP-Logos6Be among the first to experience Logos 6: go to Logos.com/6 to get it today!

Study the Book of Acts with the Experts

mobile-ed-studies-in-acts-bundleWhat was it like to be among the first Christians? The book of Acts documents this dynamic and monumental period of our history, the implications of which are far reaching for life and ministry. What were the issues which drove the early Church? What role did missions play in their lives? What does this book reveal to us about God?

In the three-course Mobile Ed: Studies in Acts Bundle, top experts in this field will guide you in exploring these questions and many more. You’ll look at the role of the Holy Spirit as the main actor in the book of Acts and explore important themes like ethnic reconciliation, evangelism, and missions.

With this course under your belt, your preaching, teaching, and study will be taken to a new level, as you can compare the early Church to today’s church, drawing out relevant application points and learning from the first Christians.

Learning in Logos Bible Software

With the Mobile Ed: Studies in Acts Bundle, you’ll get high-quality video teaching right in your Logos software, paired with word-for-word transcripts to help you follow along and find what you’re looking for.

These courses are built with you in mind, and they’re flexible to meet your needs. Whether you want a structured course experience or guides for casual study, Logos Mobile Education is what you’re looking for. And as you add these courses on Acts to your library, they’ll even act within Logos as enhanced commentaries that you can reference for sermon prep or personal study.

Individual courses

This bundle features three courses, including transcripts, self-tests and quizzes, associated readings, and 11 hours of video teaching.

World-class teachers

As you embark on a study of the book of Acts, you would be hard-pressed to find better teachers and guides than you will get with this course.

Dr. Craig Keener is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, and he has authored many important volumes, including The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, and the two-volume Acts: An Exegetical Commentary.

Dr. Lynn Cohick is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, and she has spent decades studying Christian life in the early Church as well as the New Testament as a whole, Paul of Tarsus in particular. She is an expert at understanding the New Testament’s sociohistorical backgrounds, and she’s the author of several titles, including the acclaimed Ephesians volume in the New Covenant Commentary Series.

And Dr. Darrell Bock is professor of New Testament studies and professor of spiritual development and culture at Dallas Theological Seminary. He serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today and has written many books, including NIVAC: Luke and the commentaries on Luke and Acts in the Baker Exegetical Commentary Series.

With these experts at your side, you are sure to learn much about Acts and how to study and apply what you learn.

Save 39% for a limited time!

For a limited time you can pre-order these courses on Acts and save 39% off the regular price. Don’t wait—pre-order your courses today!

When You Want to Yell at God: Introducing the Transformative Word Series

Lexham Press is proud to announce our new Transformative Word series—and the first volume, When You Want to Yell at God: The Book of Job, is now available on Pre-Pub!

The Bible is read and experienced diversely around the world. The New Testament has been translated in over 1,000 languages (and counting). Each culture brings a unique lens to the Bible. These perspectives are important, but we rarely get the chance to see them. Because of language barrier and distance, we have limited access. The Transformative Word series is designed to help illuminate these perspectives.

We’ve enlisted church leaders and scholars from around the globe to show us the transformative significance of each biblical book. Each contributor will write in their native language, and their book will be translated and published in multiple languages.

Our first book in the Transformative Word series is by series editor Craig Bartholomew. Bartholomew was born in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa, and he currently lives in Canada as a UK citizen. He has a PhD from the University of Bristol and is the H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Religion and Theology at Redeemer University College. He is also the author of Ecclesiastes in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series, an associate editor of the Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, and the coauthor with Michael W. Goheen of The Drama of Scripture.

When You Want to Yell at God helps us see the book of Job with fresh eyes. Job’s story can be difficult to take in. Living a just and honorable life does not always guarantee blessing. Sometimes we are met with suffering instead. But by revealing Job as the height of biblical poetry, Bartholomew shows us that God is always faithful. Through Job, he shows us an inspiring and beautiful struggle that we can apply to our own lives.

Place your order and learn how Job’s story can transform your life.

We’ve already confirmed several books in this series, and the list continues to grow:

  • Gospel of Luke: Craig Bartholomew
  • Gospel of John: Nicolas Farelly
  • Acts: Mike Wagenman
  • 1 Peter: Ray David Glenn
  • Revelation: Matthew Emerson

Help get this series off the ground by ordering When You Want to Yell at God on Pre-Pub today!

Take Back the Screen with Proclaim

proclaim-simple-powerful-intuitiveIt’s Sunday morning.

You worked on your sermon all week, and today is the day.

You read countless commentaries, listened to other sermons, and even rewrote the whole sermon Saturday night. It feels like a really great Sunday.

Before the service, you’re welcoming the new family while the media team is frantically gathering USB drives and building the final presentation. It’s 10:01 a.m, the first song starts and everything feels wrong. You are preaching about one attribute of God and the song is about another. Clearly this is going to be a mess! This is not what Sunday should feel like.

Let’s tell this story the Proclaim way:

It’s Sunday morning.

You worked on your sermon all week, and today is the day.

You are able to greet the new family without any stress. No need to make sure all of your notes are on the computer, no need to see what songs the worship leader chose—with Proclaim, you were able to collaborate on Sunday’s service all week long.

In Proclaim, you started a conversation about your sermon and let everyone know the topic. This allowed the worship team to pick songs that complement the sermon and guide people to the corresponding Scripture. The rest of the team joined in, and today the service will focus on a single aspect of God’s character. The music and the graphics on the screen lead everyone to the Scripture while the sermon ties everything together.

Sunday shouldn’t be stressful

Let Proclaim Church Presentation Software help you take back the power. Build your service with Proclaim so all the elements come together seamlessly (and beautifully). Proclaim stores all your presentation media in the cloud, so it will be on the church computer when you need to present.

Free for 30 days!

See how Proclaim can make your church presentations look great (and save you hours each week). Get Proclaim free for 30 days: download it with no strings attached!

Last Chance: Save on 125 Renowned Romans Volumes

the-romans-collection-125-volumesThe new 125-volume Romans Collection is the perfect way to explore different commentary series and find the ones you like best. If you’re not sure you’re ready to add one of these full commentary sets to your library, try it out in this collection and compare it side by side with other popular Romans volumes.

The Romans Collection allows you to sample dozens of commentary series, including:

You’ll get classic volumes from respected authors and theologians, like Charles Hodge, John Calvin, R.C. Sproul, and N.T. Wright.

And right now, you can get big savings on this collection. Not only will you save over 35% with the introductory price, but you’ll also get a custom Dynamic Pricing discount for any volumes you already own.

Plus, once you own this collection, you’ll get additional Dynamic Pricing discounts on the full commentary series featured in this collection.

On Friday, this introductory price will expire—don’t miss your chance to get the entire collection for just $749.95. You can even spread out the payments: when you spread the cost over 12 months, you’ll only pay about $67 per month.

Add these renowned commentary volumes to your library: get The Romans Collection today!