Considering Christian Ethics with the Perspectives on Christian Living Collection

The Scriptures provide instruction for how the people of God are called to live. Bridging the gap between the ancient world an our modern one can, at times, be a tricky endeavor. This is where reflections on Christian ethics offer an important contribution to the Christian dialogue.

The Perspectives on Christian Living Collection (9 vols.) offers profound insight into how Christians can negotiate the philosophic and political landscapes of our modern world.

This collection includes:

  • God’s Ways with the World: Thinking and Practising Christian FaithWritten by Daniel Hardy—the former Director of the Center of Theological Inquiry at Princeton—God’s Ways with the World is devoted to recovering the truth and vitality of Christian faith by attempting to trace the ways of God with the modern world.

    This uncompromising study seeks to help connect theological thought with the landmarks of Christian faith: worship; the Triune God; and the activity of God in the world, in language and cultures, in cosmology and the human being, in society and the form of the Church, and in the forms of human understanding – scientific, historical, cultural, religious and theological.

    “During the last few decades, Daniel Hardy has been a leading contributor to the revival of systematic theology in Britain. These papers provide a conspectus of the range and depth of his thinking, and will long continue to serve as sources of profound insight and understanding.”——Colin E. Gunton, former professor, King’s College, London

  • Friendship: A Way of Interpreting Christian Love
    Liz Carmichael, Chaplain and Tutor in Theology at St. John’s College, Oxford, offers deep reflection on the value of friendship in Christian spirituality.

    “Liz Carmichael recognizes that much of our religious talk about friendship or even love somehow misses the mark and threatens to become abstract. In this wonderful study, she argues, with a wealth of scholarship and experience alike, that friendship is the really radical and transforming category we need to make our hopes concrete and to flesh out love in action, mindful of how Christ himself uses the language of friendship and how theologians have thought about faith and love as friendship with God. This is a treasury of insight and resource.”—Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

  • Christian Ethics in Secular Worlds

    What contribution does the study of Christian ethics offer the secular world? This is the question that Robin Gill, the Michael Ramsay Professor of Modern Theology at the University of Kent, UK, attempts to answer in Christian Ethics in Secular Worlds. Ramsey discusses the development of Christian ethics while dealing with specific dilemmas like biotechnology, AIDS, and nuclear war.

    “As in all his books, Professor Gill combines a wide understanding of complex issues with an attractively readable style. He has provided a valuable antidote to that strand in contemporary Christian ethics based on the assumption that there is some easy and unequivocal route from Biblical faith to wise Christian social and political action.”—John Habgood, Archbishop of York of the Anglican Church

  • Living the Christian Story: The Distinctiveness of Christian Ethics

    The aim of this book is to consider and set out a theological basis for Christian ethics in today’s world. Starting with an examination of our world, Colwell considers the impact of Modernism and Post-Modernism on ethics, before going on to explore the Scriptural basis for an authentic Christian ethic. He then asks how this ethic manifests itself in the Church, and considers, finally, how Christian ethics might be coherent and persuasive in contemporary society. Throughout, Colwell uses contemporary dilemmas as illustrations, and interacts with the thought of Thomas Aquinas, Karl Barth, Stanley Hauerwas and Jonathan Edwards to further illuminate the discussion.

    “What is good about the book is that it seeks to set ethical teaching in broader theological and cultural context than is sometimes the case… I learned a lot…”—Colin E. Gunton, former professor, King’s College, London

Other books in this collection take on such difficult subjects as the Christian response to New Testament community in a modern context, the connection between happiness and benevolence, a look at holiness and the sacrament of worship in a modern context, and much more. Also included is a collection of essays regarding the life and work of two leading Scottish theologians: John and Donald Baillie, whose writings on philosophical theology, Christian doctrine, preaching, ecumenism, and spirituality are still influential today.

Retailing at $319.70, the Perspectives on Christian Living Collection (9 vols.) can still be purchased for $99.95 on Pre-Pub. Don’t miss an opportunity to add this great collection of Christian ethics to your Logos resources today.

Last Chance to Enter Scholarship Giveaways: $1,000 for Seminary or Bible College Tuition

Seminary ScholarshipAdmit it. You would love to start the new year with an extra $1,000 to cover your tuition costs. And how would you like to own a Logos Bible Software Scholar’s Library, a digital theological library which contains almost 500 titles, would cost nearly $8,000.00 in print equivalent, and would be with you well after you graduate and are in the ministry?

To put it another way, wouldn’t you love a full-time personal research assistant to help you through Seminary or Bible College and for this research assistant to foot $1,000 of your tuition bill? That is what we are giving away—soon!

In a few days, on January 10, 2011, Logos will be awarding at least two applicants exactly that through our SeminaryScholarship.com and BibleCollegeScholarship.com giveaways—which means you still have only few more days to enter!

With most scholarships, you typically don’t want to tell your friends about it because the more applicants there are, the less chance you have of winning. With our scholarship giveaways, the exact opposite is true. The more of your friends that apply, the greater chance you have of being awarded a scholarship! Like I said, at least two people will win, but possibly up to four.

If you refer someone to our scholarship and in their application they indicate that you referred them, if they win the scholarship, then we’ll give you a scholarship too! You could both get a $1,000.00 tuition scholarship and a copy of Scholar’s Library. But first you’ll want to apply!

Apply for our Seminary Scholarship.
Apply for our Bible College Scholarship.

Then to make it easy to share, here’s what you’ll want to do:

Post a link to SeminaryScholarship.com or BibleCollegeScholarship.com on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog. You could even send your friends an email or give them a call. The most important thing is to remind them to put your name in the "other" section of the "How’d you hear about the scholarship?" That way we can make sure you get a scholarship too, if they win.

So what are you waiting for? I’m sure it would feel great if you won the scholarship. But wouldn’t it feel better if you helped someone else win it too?

Spread the Word:

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.

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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? In just a few days, 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!

Enter before January 10th!

Going to Seminary? www.SeminaryScholarship.com
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Logos 4: Add Verses in Selected Text to a Passage List

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

Sometimes you’ll find yourself wanting to make a list of Bible cross references from a resource like New Nave’s Topical Bible or The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge. With Logos that process is very simple:

  • Chose File | Passage List
  • Name the Passage List
  • In the resource, select (highlight) text containing Bible cross references
  • On the Passage List click Add | . . . selected text

All of the verses you highlighted in the resource are quickly added to your Passage List at the same time!

By creating numerous Passage Lists you can build your own collection of verses for various topics such as heaven, justification, holiness, etc!

Of course you can return to the File menu to reopen and edit these lists.

Your Time Is Almost Up for Incredible Savings

Christmas Specials

We have had some of the greatest sales in Logos history this December. Sadly, the time to take advantage of these incredible savings is almost over. All of these deals end midnight Sunday, January 2, 2011!

Putting together the unprecedented Christmas sale this year has been so much fun for us. The Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.) was proof that we don’t like to do anything halfway.

This massive collection of 2,010 titles worth more than $61,000.00 in print for the insanely low price of only $2,010, was an exciting sale to offer! At nearly 97% off the retail price and only costing $1 per volume, this is the biggest discount we have ever shared—and the biggest collection we’ve ever assembled. I mean, just look at this awesome list of titles that make up this collection!

But that wasn’t all.

We also offered four smaller collections that didn’t overlap with each other, so you could buy multiple collections without getting any duplicates.

If that wasn’t enough, we also gave you the opportunity to build your own collection with 50% off every title featured in the Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.).

On top of those great Christmas sales, there was also the second annual 12 Days of Logos sale. On December 21, we extended the sale through January 2, 2011.

But that is still not all!

We have been offering discounts on all base packages, and also great upgrade discounts.

Just like 2010, all of these special savings are drawing to a close. Come midnight January 2, 2011 all of these sales come to an end. So, what are you waiting for? Take advantage of these incredible offers while there is still time!

And from all of us Logos Bible Software, have the happiest of New Years!

The Christmas 2010 Collection 1

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

There have been plenty of great Christmas specials to take advantage of this year and the Christmas 2010 Collection 1 is no exception. With this collection, you save nearly 94% on more than $8,000 worth of books! Think about it—you get 250 books for just $2 each!

Collection 1 contains a variety of commentaries with volumes from Pillar New Testament Commentary, College Press NIV Commentary, IVP New Testament Commentary, Crossway Classic Commentaries, New American Commentary, and Horae Homileticae. You’ll also get theological works, practical life titles, and biblical studies.

Check out just a few other titles you’ll get in Collection 1:

  • The JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis by Nahum M. Sarna is an illuminating and exhaustive treatment of Genesis with line-by-line analysis, excursuses, and helpful maps.
  • Drawing Near: Daily Readings for a Deeper Faith by John MacArthur can be used as a daily devotion in combination with God’s Holy Word and will help guide you in a growing relationship with God.
  • New Testament Background Commentary by W. Harold Mare serves as both a commentary and dictionary of words, phrases, and situations that shed light on the text.
  • Apologetics by Cornelius Van Til is an important work on Christian apologetics from an eminent Reformed thinker.
  • History of Interpretation by Frederic William Farrar surveys the history of biblical interpretation from the early Jewish rabbis through Farrar’s own time.

Works from H. A. Ironside, John G. Butler, A. W. Pink, Charles Spurgeon, John Calvin, and many more make a great addition to anyone’s library!

Learn more about all 250 titles that are included in the Christmas 2010 Collection 1!

Remember to check out the larger Christmas collections! They provide more resources at even deeper discounts.

Start the New Year Right with a Logos 4 Discount

Base Packages

During the holidays, I find myself introspective about the coming year. Although I tend to be skeptical of New Year’s resolutions, I am inspired by Jonathan Edwards’ example of resolving to character reformation. Edwards kept a list of resolutions which he read through weekly.

His resolutions included admonitions like:

  1. Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to God’s glory, and my own good, profit and pleasure, in the whole of my duration, without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriad’s of ages hence. Resolved to do whatever I think to be my duty and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general. Resolved to do this, whatever difficulties I meet with, how many and how great soever.
  2. Resolved, to be continually endeavoring to find out some new invention and contrivance to promote the aforementioned things.
  3. Resolved, if ever I shall fall and grow dull, so as to neglect to keep any part of these Resolutions, to repent of all I can remember, when I come to myself again.

Jonathan’s twenty-eighth resolution reads,

“Resolved, to study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly and frequently, as that I may find, and plainly perceive myself to grow in the knowledge of the same.”

Logos wants to help you keep your Bible study resolutions with deep discounts on all base packages

This is in keeping with the mission and goal at Logos Bible Software, where we seek to serve the church by equipping pastors, students, missionaries, teachers, and the church at large with tools that make Bible study easier and more accessible.

If you are resolved to improve your scriptural studies this year, consider doing it with one of our Logos 4 base packages. We have been offering 20% off of all of our base packages for a while, but that sale ends at midnight on January 2, 2011.

Logos 4 can help take your personal Bible study to new heights. For starters, Logos 4 provides thousands of infographics, maps, charts, and graphs, as well as tools to make Hebrew and Greek study accessible to English Bible students. But that’s not all! With a Logos base package you can put an entire library of theological and biblical books at your fingertips and get the information you need right away with lightening quick searches.

All Logos 4 base packages are multi-platform and will work on PC and Mac. There is no need to purchase one package for home, and one for your office. A single base package syncs across your Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, and even online. With Logos 4 you have your resource library available where you need it most.

Don’t forget, there are still discounts on Logos 4 upgrades as well! Just head over to the Upgrade Discounter and see the custom discounts we have—just for you.

Like I said, this sale isn’t going to go on much longer. Act quickly to save big on Logos 4—and start this year on the right foot.

The Sale Everyone Is Talking About

Master Collection

When we launched the Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.) in the middle of December, we knew we were offering something amazing. It isn’t every day you are going to have the opportunity to pick up 2,010 titles for $1 a book. This is exactly what the Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.) offers—over $61,000.00 in print value at the insanely low price of only $2,010!

I spent some time on the Logos forum this morning enjoying the excitement of what forumite Ted Weis called “Logos Sale Influenza,” the affliction that keeps bringing you back over and over again to scroll through long list of sale titles.

The enthusiasm regarding the Logos Christmas sale—particularly the Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.)—is quite apparent on the forums.

Many of the forum exchanges revolve around how many titles overlap between larger base packages, like Platinum, and the Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.). When we put the Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.) together, we knew that many of you would already own some of the titles included in the collection. We pressed forward, however, completely convinced that—even if you owned half of the resources in the Master Collection—it was still a remarkable sale.

This is the conclusion that many of our power users are coming to as well.

One forum thread that caught my eye was Praiser’s thread, titled Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.) A GREAT Bargain! Praiser had created a spreadsheet comparing the Portfolio Edition (with many add-ons) to the Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.). I was struck by the fact that, not only did this spreadsheet (which is updated throughout the forum thread) represent hours of work, after all that work, Praiser ended up placing an order for the Master Collection.

Praiser’s logic was summed up in this quote,

“Here is a thought to consider. So if you only got 1,340 [new] resources from the collection at $2,010, that would be $1.50 per resource. Now if you think of those resources you really value (you know the ones on your “list”) that are included in the Collection, what would they cost you any other time of the year?”

Praiser is not the only one to come to this conclusion. When discussing the wisdom of purchasing the Master Collection vs. buying individual sale titles at 50% off, Logos forum MVP Matthew C Jones says,

“I have already come to the conclusion that 97% off is a better deal than 50% off. And yes, I do have a lot of duplication because I have Portfolio Edition and many extras added on (ie: B.B. Warfield, A.W.Tozer Collections.) So in reality Dan Pritchett is giving a better deal percentage wise to the “have-nots” thus enabling them to enjoy more resources. I don’t know the final savings % yet but I am already sold on the Master Collection because the resources I don’t yet have but will get FAR out distance a 50% sale price. That is enough to sway my decision.”

Keep in mind that both Praiser and Matthew C Jones have compared the Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.) with the Logos Bible Software 4: Portfolio Edition. The Portfolio package features 1,700 resources and is going to have the most overlap with the 2,010 titles available in the Master Collection. Even for the Portfolio owners, the Master Collection is a huge value. If you own any other base package, the savings and value in the Master Collection only goes up.

Now, more than ever, we are convinced that the Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.) is not only the largest collection we have ever offered, but the best deal as well. But this deal isn’t going to be around forever. Come Sunday, January 2, 2011, the sale ends. Trust us, you aren’t going to want to spend the rest of 2011 lamenting the fact that you missed out on this incredible bargain!

Payment Plans: Your Key to Logos’ Best Deals

Christmas Specials

If you are a regular blog reader, you have heard a lot recently about the amazing Logos Christmas Sale—and rightly so. The 2,010 volume Christmas 2010 Master Collection is the largest collection we have ever assembled and we’re selling it for $1 per volume! We’re talking about 2,010 titles worth more than $61,000.00 in print for sale at nearly 97% off the retail price.

Let’s be honest though, how many of us don’t think twice about a $2,010 purchase? Sometimes it is difficult to justify a huge investment—even when it is the deal of the century.

To help remedy this, we created some smaller sale collections. The books in each of the smaller collections are completely unique. So, you could pick up the 250 volume collection and the 500 volume collection without worrying about doubling up on content.

We have also discounted every title available in the Christmas 2010 Master Collection by 50%. This way you can pick and choose the titles you want at a discount that is still pretty remarkable.

Just remember, as the collections get smaller, so do the discounts. Where the Christmas 2010 Master Collection is a savings of almost 97%, by the time you get to the 125 volume Christmas 2010 Starter Collection the savings drop to 93%. When you choose to purchase individual titles, you are only saving 50% off of the retail cost. These are still great savings, but you want to get the best deal you can for your investment.

Using the Payment Plan is a great way to take advantage of the best deal in Logos history. With the Payment Plan you can spread the purchase of your Christmas collections out for up to a year.

When you use a Payment Plan, the Christmas 2010 Master Collection can go from $2,010 right now to $172.50 over twelve months. The 500 volume Christmas 2010 Collection 3 becomes a much more manageable $46.66 a month over the course of a year. With our interest free Payment Plan, you get a better value by paying incrementally.

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All you need to do to use the Payment Plan is simply click the “ADD TO CART” button on one of the collections. When you go to check out, you will be prompted with payment options which will let you choose the Payment Plan that will work for you.

We also know that some of our users have a strict book purchasing budget. We intentionally extended the sale through midnight January 2 to allow you to take advantage of your 2011 book funds.

Take another look at our incredible Christmas values, and think about how you can use one of our Payment Plans to get the biggest bang for your buck.

Get the Books You Want at 50% Off

Christmas Specials

With the 2010 Christmas sale comes the opportunity to buy thousands of titles at 50%. This is your chance to build the collection of your dreams from an enormous number of discounted resources.

How did we come up with all of these titles?

With the new Logos.com website, your ability to fine tune your search criteria increased exponentially. Faceted browsing allows you to filter your searches by topic, resource type, author, publisher, Bible book, status, platform, and so much more.

It is amazing how many great resources were lost in the shuffle due to the limitations of our old search engine. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if there were hundreds of titles that you didn’t even know were available from Logos! We had fun pulling more than 2,000 of these forgotten gems out, dusting them off, and offering them to you at 50% off.

There are so many titles, I don’t know where to begin!

When you first see the itemized list of sale titles, we’ll admit it can be pretty overwhelming. The default list view is 124 pages of resources with 15 resources a page. Having the biggest sale we have ever offered does come with its challenges. Namely, how do you begin to peruse it all? How do you know what you may have in your library already? How do you find books which are specific to your interests?

Take advantage of the browsing and layout options.

To the left of the product list—under the Narrow Your Results heading—is all the faceted browsing information. There are so many filters to help you fine tune your search results. You can categorize the sales list by

  • Topic
  • Resource Type
  • Author
  • Bible and Apocrypha
  • Product Type
  • Language
  • Series/Sets
  • Publisher
  • Christian Group
  • Platform
  • By simply filtering the sales items by Topic | Ministry Resources, you can narrow the list down to 27 items to browse through. This is a great way to browse through the large number of individual titles in a more manageable fashion.

    Once you choose your search criteria, you can adjust the layout to suit your needs. From the bar above your search results, you can choose to view your results in a list or grid format. You can also use the drop down menu to sort your results by bestselling resources, price, oldest, or newest as well as adjusting the number of results per page.

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    If you want to filter out the items that you already have, you can by adding &unlocked=no or &unlocked=yes to the end of your search URL. As long as you are signed in to your account, it will filter your search result by items you already own.

    Take some time to peruse the list of great individual titles that you can pick up at 50% off this holiday season. You will be surprised by what you find—and what you can’t live without!

    And from all of us at Logos Bible Software, have a very Merry Christmas.

    Meet the Christmas 2010 Starter Collection

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

    Some fantastic Christmas sales are happening right now and the Christmas 2010 Starter Collection is just one of many great specials we’re offering!

    Of the five Christmas Collections, the Christmas 2010 Starter Collection is the smallest. Don’t worry though, you still get big savings! The Starter Collection includes 125 titles worth over $4,000. But at $2.40 per title, you’ll save 93%!

    There are a variety of resources in the Starter Collection—commentaries, theological works, and Biblical studies—from authors like A. W. Pink, Oswald Chambers, H. A. Ironside, and A. W. Tozer just to name a few.

    Check out a few great titles you’ll get in the Starter Collection:

    • Theology of the Old Testamentby Gustav Friedrich Oehler focuses on the supernatural character and gradual progress of revelation in the Old Testament.
    • When I Don’t Desire Godby John Piper discusses how to fight for joy as it is necessary to show God’s worthiness.
    • Philemon: The MacArthur New Testament Commentaryby John MacArthur focuses on the main doctrines of the text and how they relate to other Scriptures and what they mean to the reader.
    • The History of Christian Doctrinesby Louis Berkhof investigates the development and history of doctrines in an attempt to recover an appreciation for the doctrines in their present form.
    • The Dead Sea Scrolls in English by Geza Vermes is a completely expanded and revised edition of the English translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Religious Studies Review said The Dead Sea Scrolls in English is “by far still the best edition of the scrolls in English.”

    These are just 5 of 125 titles in the Starter Collection so be sure to check out the list of everything you’ll get in this set.

    Then make sure you check out the other collections too, the deals only get better as the collections get larger. With the entry level collection you get 125 great books at $2.40 a volume, as the collections get larger the price per volume drops considerably. With the Christmas 2010 Master Collection you get 2,010 new resources for $1.00 a book!