How to Juggle Ministry While Attending Seminary

Everyone’s experience in seminary is going to be unique, but Danny Zacharias and Ben Forrest believe there are certain skills and habits that apply to anyone in a seminary context. Their new book, Surviving and Thriving in Seminary, equips students with the skills to succeed—spiritually, relationally, and academically. In this excerpt, Zacharias and Forrest provide some tips for students juggling their busy ministry lives with their studies.

Gone are the days when seminary students were solely focused on their education, tucked in the halls of the school wearing their academic regalia with little else than study clamoring for their attention. Today many students have to balance their studies with their roles as full-time pastors, part-time assistants, or lay leaders within their church. Even those who are not already engaged in active ministry will usually be involved in field education as part of their degree program.

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3 Ways Free Bible Software Will Revolutionize Your Study

We often forget that cutting-edge technology helped make the Reformation possible. But in fact, sixteenth-century publishers turned to a new-fangled device called the printing press to share the messages of Reformers at mass scale. And when they began to print Bible translations common people could actually read for themselves, a revolution in personal Bible study was born.

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Logos Summer Training: How to Get Deep Insight on Biblical Characters

Each week this summer the Logos Pros will teach you how to master the tools and resources of Logos Bible Software. You’ll get some pointers and some study questions. This week: biblical character studies.

Christians believe that the Bible is the only piece of literature written under the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit. The stories and characters recorded in the Bible were chosen by God, and the Bible does not contain useless details. Everything written in the Bible deserves our attention, even minor characters in the biblical story.

Like Ahithophel. The video below will take you through a brief yet informative study of this biblical character. Using the tools and texts in Logos, we will discover how his story and relationship to other characters impacts the larger David narrative.

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5 Reasons To Check Out the New Testament Library Series

There are dozens of great deals featured in July’s monthly sale, including the New Testament Library Series (15 vols.) Through the end of the month, you can get it for 40% off. Here are just 5 reasons you should reach for this series the next time your prepare a sermon or study the Word.

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What Sets the Pillar New Testament Commentary Apart?

The Pillar New Testament Commentary is easily one of the bestselling resources on Logos.com. What makes this series so universally beloved? Its balance of in-depth exegesis with real-world application. Few other popular commentary series for preaching and personal study manage to accomplish both.

The authors are deeply committed to a fresh wrestling with the text, using every means at their disposal to “loosen the Bible from its pages” and help readers understand what the text says and how to apply it to life today.

And for this month only, you can get the entire series for over $150 off the regular price!

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What If Your Sermon Prep Process Is Holding You Back?

If you preach or teach regularly, you’ve probably developed tried-and-true methods for studying the text, crafting an outline or manuscript, and preparing a presentation or handout.

But here’s the thing, preachers: whether we realize it or not, most of us are hacking together a bunch of different tools that weren’t designed for the task we’re doing.

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Explore NT Archaeological Sites with This One-of-a-Kind Video Course

 Journey to some of Israel’s most significant New Testament archaeological sites with Dr. Craig Evans in a Logos Mobile Education course filmed on location! AR151 Archaeology in Action: Jesus and Archaeology will give you insight into first-century socioeconomic life and help you grasp the historical and biblical context of Jesus’ ministry through archaeology. Pre-order it before July 13 to get $40 off!

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How to Use the Bible Sense Lexicon in Logos

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post about finding places where Jesus spoke about a subject by utilizing 2 datasets, Reported Speech and Biblical Word Senses. Several users inquired about how to discover which words to use for the Sense or “subject” in the search.

So today’s post will be a “how to fish” tutorial on discovering “subjects” in the Bible Sense Lexicon.

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Own Logos 7? Now You Can Use the Web App for Free.

We’re happy to announce that as of July 1, everyone who owns Logos 7 can access the web app. Go ahead: try it out for yourself now.

If you own the Logos 7 Starter Feature Set or higher (included in all Logos 7 base packages), you can now do in-depth Bible study, right in your browser.

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Free This Month: Mark Noll’s Gripping Account of the Church in North America

Discover the fascinating story of how the Christian faith took root in the soil of the New World. In The Old Religion in a New World: The History of North American Christianity, esteemed historian Mark Noll chronicles the arrival of Christianity in the New World, tracing turning points in the development of the immigrant church that led to today’s distinctly American faith.

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