Study Bible Doctrine with Logos Mobile Education

A few months ago, the era of Logos Mobile Education began with the Pre-Pub release of the Bible and Doctrine Foundations bundle. Mobile Ed brings the professors, the library, the visual demonstrations of software features, and the online classroom community directly to you—on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device. It’s education where you are.

The Bible and Doctrine Foundations bundle includes nine courses, several of which acquaint students with how the Bible presents a strategic, epic story in an intelligent, deliberate way. One of these courses is BI201: The Story of the Bible.

What will I learn in BI201?

BI201 builds on OT101 (Introducing the Old Testament: Its Structure and Story) and NT101 (Introducing the New Testament: Its Structure and Story). OT101 and NT101 present the epic history of God’s activity with humanity through his people, Israel, and the history of the incarnation of Jesus on earth and the birth of a new, global people of God. BI201 focuses on specific connections between the two stories, demonstrating the unity of the Bible’s narrative by tracing theological themes across the Old and New Testaments.

The course begins with the dawning of the kingdom of God on earth and humanity’s rebellion against that rule at the Fall. The remainder of the Old Testament tells the story of God’s attempt to reestablish his kingship on earth through Israel. The failure of Israel precipitates the New Testament and its story of the coming of the incarnate King (Jesus), the spreading of his kingdom message, and his return at the end of days. BI201 presents the dramatic storyline as follows:

  • Act One: God Establishes His Kingdom
  • Act Two: Rebellion in the Kingdom
  • Act Three: The King Chooses Israel
  • Act Four: The Coming of the King
  • Act Five: Spreading the News of the King
  • Act Six: Return of the King

Take the next step—or get started—on your journey to greater biblical and theological knowledge today with the Bible and Doctrine Foundations bundle.

Logos Mobile Education—it’s where you are.

Logos 5: Old Testament Prophecies about Jesus

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

A Logos user recently asked me how to find Old Testament prophecies about Jesus. One way, but certainly not the only way, is to allow Logos to do the heavy lifting with the Sermon Starter Guide. Try this:

  • Choose Guides | Sermon Starter Guide.
  • Type Jesus in the reference box (A).
  • Notice the dropdown list of preaching themes that relate to Jesus (B).
  • Select the theme Prophecy: Jesus to generate the report (C).

  • Focus on the Passages section, in which Logos lists some verses and pericopes (sections of the Bible) containing prophecies about Jesus (D).

  • Pay close attention to the Thematic Outlines section, in which Logos searches the Dictionary of Bible Themes for outlines related to the subject (E).
  • Click the title “Jesus Christ, prophecies concerning” to reveal the complete outline within the report (F).
  • Rest the cursor on the title of the article, and use the links that appear to the right to copy this outline (or verses within the outline) to another location (G).

One of the things I want you to take away from this blog is that you don’t have to be a preacher preparing a sermon to use the Sermon Starter Guide! Much like the Topic Guide, this tool can help you study nearly any subject.

Please note: the Preaching Themes dataset, which powers the Sermon Starter Guide, doesn’t appear in the Starter base package.

Get 40%+ off F. F. Bruce’s Commentary on Ephesians and Colossians

In both the classroom and the pulpit, Frederick Fyvie Bruce stands out as one of the most recognized voices among mid- to late-twentieth-century evangelical scholars.

Born in Elgin, Scotland, on October 12, 1910, F. F. Bruce—as he is more commonly known—was educated at Aberdeen, Cambridge, Vienna, and Manchester University, where he excelled in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. Bruce held teaching posts at some of Europe’s most prominent universities, most notably as the Rylands Chair of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at Manchester University. He was a member of a number of prestigious societies, among them the Society for Old Testament Study and the Society for New Testament Study. Bruce was instrumental in the establishment of Cambridge’s Tyndale House, a library for postgraduate students engaged in biblical research.

Bruce was a prodigious author, and it’s in his numerous works that we find his enduring legacy. He wrote on a variety of subjects, including early Bible translations, Greco-Roman history, and the Old and New Testaments. Some of his better-known titles include The Canon of ScripturePaul: Apostle of the Free SpiritThe Epistle to the Galatians (NIGTC), and three volumes in the NICNT: ActsColossians, Philemon and Ephesians, and Hebrews. Bruce’s writings spring from a deep knowledge of apostolic Christianity and the Greco-Roman world it rose from. But he communicated in a way that was easily accessible, making the world of Jesus and the early church come alive.

You can get The Epistles to the Ephesians and the Colossians for only $24.95 with coupon code BRUCE13 through October 15—that’s more than 40% off.

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Are You an International Market Specialist?
We Want to Talk to You

InternationalMarketsLogos is growing like crazy, and we don’t plan on slowing down. That means that we’re looking for more awesome people—and you could be one of them! Check out our openings to see where you might fit on the Logos team.

Growth around the world

Our mission is to serve the church by getting powerful, life-changing Bible study tools into the hands of people all over the world. And since we began translating Logos into more than 20 languages, demand abroad for Logos has only grown. That’s why we’re looking for talented, motivated specialists to guide our growth in a variety of international markets:

If you’re bilingual and you know the Christian market, we want to speak with you!

We’re also looking to hire specialists in several English-speaking countries:

Visit Logos.com/Careers to apply today!

6 Reasons You Should Intern at Logos

photoLast spring, I graduated from college; four weeks ago, I started at Logos as a marketing intern. It’s been a four-week whirlwind—I’ve been learning a ton of valuable information and working with awesome people. And I’m only one-third of the way done! I leave Logos every day with new lessons learned, excited to return the next morning.

What I appreciate most about my time so far is how Logos empowers its employees, interns included. You won’t be doing busywork and brewing coffee for your superiors.1 You’ll take full ownership of projects—you’ll be the one in charge of strategizing and executing.

Sound overwhelming? Don’t worry—you’ll have an individual mentor, plus some of the friendliest and most helpful coworkers the corporate world has to offer.

Here are six reasons you should intern at Logos:

  1. Get real-world experience. You’ll work on important projects, and you’ll leave with firsthand knowledge.
  2. Take advantage of flexible hours. Are you an early bird? Prefer to sleep in? You choose when your day starts and ends.
  3. Get unlimited soda pop and espresso. Need I say more?
  4. Work with awesome people. Want to join a running group? There’s one at Logos. Want to have a potluck dinner with your team? Food is always encouraged. Want to host a game night? Logos loves games!
  5. Get surprise perks. Recently, Logos has treated its employees to free Belgian waffles, free vouchers at a local food festival, and more!
  6. Get paid. Since you’re doing work that matters, you’ll earn competitive pay.

Interested? Check out our internship page to watch helpful videos and learn more about why being a Logos intern is awesome. We’re looking for development and marketing interns right now.

  1. That said, with the unlimited-use, professional-grade espresso machines here, you may find yourself making coffee for yourself quite a bit! []

New Updates to the Tim Keller Sermon Archive

This past weekend, we rolled out another series of updates to the Tim Keller Sermon Archive. If you own the archive, you should have already received your update (and downloaded your new resources) automatically. If not, simply restart your software!

One of the benefits of Logos is that you always have the latest updates to all your resources. In this case, the update includes tons of new content; in other cases, we make updates behind the scenes that you probably don’t notice, like adding links to resources in your library or adding new milestones for better navigation. The cumulative effect of all these updates is that your Logos experience always gets faster and better.

If you don’t yet own the Tim Keller Sermon Archive, now is the perfect time to pick it up. You’ll get all the sermons already available today—including all the new content—plus free updates in the coming months as we continue to transcribe and digitize additional Keller sermons.

Get it now!

Latin Scholars: Save on Key Resources Before Prices Go Up!

Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic aren’t the only ancient languages of theological importance. Many of the church’s richest texts were written in Latin—Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, and far more. That wealth of early-Christian content makes learning Latin a valuable investment in your studies.

And for a little while longer, you can get Pre-Pub savings on two educational collections from Focus Publishing / R. Pullins, plus even deeper Community Pricing discounts on Latin primary sources and the famous Lewis and Short’s Latin Dictionary!

27% off the Introduction to Latin Collection

introduction-to-latin-collectionThis three-volume collection, an up-to-date first-year college grammar, gives you everything you need to learn and teach the language. The companion workbook adds challenging exercises, extensive vocab lists, and comprehensive English–Latin and Latin–English glossaries. You’ll also get By Roman Hands, a look at Latin inscriptions and graffiti as they appeared on Roman monuments, walls, and tombs. The result is an innovative union of language and culture—one that prepares you to grasp and discuss Latin nuance. Pre-order now and get 27% off!

30% off the New Steps in Latin Collection

new-steps-in-latin-collectionThese three volumes, designed for beginning students, set aside abstract grammatical principles in favor of need-to-know grammar, morphology, and syntax. Each volume consists of 30 lessons intended for a year-long course in Latin; the collection deals with numerous Latin documents, helping you learn in context. The vocabulary is based on Cicero, Virgil, Ovid, and Pliny the Younger, so once you’ve worked through the New Steps, you’ll be ready to explore the classics. Pre-order now and get 30% off!

70% (or more!) off Latin primary sources

You’ve learned Latin. Now it’s time to polish your skills with some of the West’s greatest authors. You can pick up these primary sources for 70% off or more—and with more bids, prices could go even lower.

  • Lucretius’ On the Nature of Things | currently 72% off
    Lucretius’ only surviving work aligns with the Epicurean philosophy against divine intervention. This book, the primary source of modern knowledge on Epicurean thought, played an important role in the development of Atomism.
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    Prudentius, the famous fourth-century hymnist and poet, influenced such famous works as the Divine Comedy, Everyman, and The Pilgrim’s Progress. In his collected works, you’ll find his thoughts on Christ’s divinity, Marcion’s gnostic dualism, and the Bible’s iconic scenes.
  • Latin Language and Culture Collection (18 vols.) | currently 74% off
    Study On the Latin Language (one of the earliest ventures into linguistics), Remains of Old Latin (a freezeframe of Latin in the making), and Attic Nights (a look at the intersection of Latin language and Roman culture).
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    Across 37 volumes, Pliny the Elder covers botany, zoology, astronomy, geology, geography, mineralogy, and more. This is a crucial source of information on the Roman era’s characteristics and technological advances.
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    Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a mythological history of the world, is regarded as one the most influential poems in history; Horace’s witty, serious poems, wildly successful in their time, have remained popular through the ages.

82% off Lewis and Short’s Latin Dictionary

lewis-and-shorts-latin-dictionaryYou have the Latin skills. You have the primary sources. Now you’re ready to take advantage of the best Latin dictionary. Lewis and Short’s Latin Dictionary, better known as “Lewis and Short,” covers the classical through late-medieval periods. You’ll get 2,000-plus pages of lexical data, contextual examples, and Logos’ smart tagging—when you come across unfamiliar Latin words in tagged texts, you can jump to definitions quickly and easily.

This classic resource won’t be on Community Pricing for long. Bid now at 82% off!

Study theology and church history in the original Latin: invest in these resources before the prices go up.

Or keep reading—how well do you know the sophists?

The Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians Is Now Available!

When the Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians was first announced, it received a positive response and quickly went into development. Now you can use it to study any passage in Galatians.

For example, let’s say you want to study Paul’s words about the curse of the law in Gal. 3:10–14. Just open the Passage Guide and type in the reference. The Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians shows up among your commentaries:

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If you click that link, you’re taken right to Spurgeon’s words on Galatians 3:10. In the middle of his exposition, Spurgeon provides an illustration on the futility of trusting in one’s own ability to keep the law. Illustrations are set off by a gray background:

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If you’re interested in Spurgeon’s thoughts on how to apply this passage (part of the larger section of Gal. 3:1–14), you can skip down to the end of the section to find the first of three applications:

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Finally, if you have some of Spurgeon’s other works in your library and want to read more from the sources mentioned in the Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians, you can find them by looking beneath the application section:

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The Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians isn’t the only way to see Spurgeon’s thoughts presented in commentary format. Get Spurgeon’s insights into Hebrews, Philippians, 1 & 2 Peter, and five more books—pre-order the Spurgeon Commentary Collection: New Testament Letters while you can still get the Pre-Pub price!

The Importance of the Church Fathers

The theological insights of the early Greek and Latin Church Fathers have shaped the course of Christian history. From the Trinity and original sin to the scriptural canon and just war, looking to the early Church Fathers helps us better understand the development of Christian doctrine throughout the millennia.

The Church Fathers’ explorations of Scripture have grounded biblical commentary up to the modern era. To ignore the writings of great theologians like Augustine, Basil, Ambrose, and Chrysostom is to ignore the very roots of Christian theology. But these early patristic texts can be either difficult to find, difficult to understand (because of translation issues), or both.

In Logos, The Fathers of the Church Series provides an all-in-one patristic resource that eliminates two primary difficulties in patristic research: scope and translation. It is by far the most exhaustive patristic resource available in Logos, giving you an unparalleled ability to study these formative years in Christian history. With nearly 50,000 pages of primary-source material spanning the first through fifth centuries, easy-to-read translations brand-new to Logos, and an array of titles that can’t be found anywhere else, this series is unlike any other in the world of patristic scholarship.

A few people have had questions regarding what’s in this series compared to our Early Church Fathers Collection. Here’s what you should know:

  •    Though there is a little overlap between this series and the Early Church Fathers collection, the vast majority of these texts are brand-new to Logos. 
  •    Even with the resources that do overlap (such as some of Augustine’s works), the Fathers of the Church Series provides totally new translations produced by top-tier scholars. In many cases, the texts in the Fathers of the Church Series are easier to read and digest.
  •    About 20 of this series’ works are available in the public domain. The rest can only be purchased from publishers, and you’ll find some titles that are exclusive to this series.
  •    The series is divided into five main collections, which you can choose to purchase individually:
  1. Fathers of the Ante-Nicene Era (23 vols.)
  2. Greek Fathers of the Nicene Era (35 vols.)
  3. Latin Fathers of the Nicene Era (25 vols.)
  4. St. Augustine (30 vols.)
  5. Fathers of the Post-Nicene Era (14 vols.)

With Logos’ tools and functionality, this series is hands-down the most powerful patristic study tool available anywhere.

Explore the roots of Christian history and theology with the best patristic library on the market: pre-order the Church Fathers Series today!

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We’re featuring over 180 sales all month long! Here are some of our top October deals:

2,200 Quotations from the Writings of Charles H. SpurgeonSpurgeon 2

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Tom Carter invested 10 years in reading Charles Spurgeon’s 3,561 sermons. The result of his work is this powerful collection of over 2,200 Spurgeon quotes and spiritual insights, perfect for sermons, research papers, and daily inspiration.

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10VTemplateThis collection combines thoughtful, challenging, and at times provocative research on Genesis from biblical, historical, and textual scholars. Each volume represents years of original research: some volumes are adaptations of dissertations and theses; others result from conferences or symposia on topics related to Genesis. The resulting collection combines some of the most significant scholarship on Genesis from the past decade.

Get 60% off the Christian Approaches to Contemporary Thinking Collection (6 vols.)

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This collection interacts with Western and Eastern philosophies, showing the potential for theology beyond these intellectual paradigms. The included titles examine free will in heaven, Christian vs. modernist conceptions of suffering, conversion from Buddhism to Catholicism, recovering the sense of the sacred, wisdom in the contemporary world, and more.

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This classic set provides a richly detailed look at the world in which Jesus and his disciples walked. It includes essays on the political and religious establishments of the day (both Roman and Jewish), portraits of leading figures, coverage of messianic movements, cultural details, and surveys of relevant Jewish and Greek literature, including the apocrypha and pseudepigrapha. Schürer’s classic work, which covers the centuries preceding and following Christ’s life, is still frequently cited today.

Get 31% off the Gesenius Hebrew Bundle

Regularly $79.95—get it for $54.95Gesenius Hebrew Bundle

William Gesenius, a German Bible professor, was one of the leading Hebrew scholars of his day. For students of Hebrew, this reference grammar and lexicon has been among the most trusted and definitive resources for over a hundred years.

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