In one of our most popular episodes from the vault of the Mobile Ed Conversations podcast, Dr. Darrell Bock, author and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary discusses his recent research, Progressive Dispensationalism, patterned prophecy in the Old Testament, and key passages in the Book of Luke.
“Are we reading the book of Genesis as if God has sort of subtly placed scientific information there for us to read 2000, 3000, 4000 years later as modern people?” asks Dr. John Walton. “Or are we supposed to read it as an ancient book? I’m inclined to think the later; that God was talking to them at the level of what they understood. And so we have to think the way they thought.”
In this segment from his course on Genesis, Dr. Walton goes on to explain how ancient people viewed God and the scientific world and how those views contrast with modern views today.
We’ve had the privilege of hosting Dr. Craig Evans in the Mobile Ed studio for the past two weeks, filming courses on the Gospels of Mark and Luke. Dr. Evans is one of those “walking encyclopedias.” His depth of biblical and contextual knowledge is astounding and is something we feel honored to record as a part of his legacy.
In addition to a full week of teaching, he also offered to preach at a local church. He spoke about the story of the Good Samaritan at two services and also taught the adult Sunday school class! His passion for sharing God’s word is evident and inspiring and we hope to have him back soon.
Here’s a clip of Dr. Evans describing the city of Sepphoris, an important archeological site near Nazareth where Joseph and Jesus may have worked.
To learn more about the ancient world of the New Testament, add Dr. Craig Evans’ New Testament Backgrounds Bundle to your library.
Next week we will also be releasing Dr. Evans’ course NT314 Book Study: The Gospel of Matthew in Its Jewish Context as part of the Studies in the Gospels Bundle. Although this bundle is on Pre-Pub, if you pay the Pre-Pub price today, you’ll receive 41% off and seven of the nine courses. Dr. Evans’ course will automatically be added to your library next week, as well as the ninth and final course, once it is finished. Because of the savings and instant access, this option has become wildly popular among Mobile Ed customers.
Dr. Mike Licona is an associate professor of theology at Houston Baptist University. In this episode of Mobile Ed Conversations he talks about doubt and shares how he has overcome doubt in his own faith. He also gives insight into how he saved money by earning his PhD in South Africa.
To find new and upcoming courses by professors like Dr. Mike Licona visit Logos.com/Mobile-Ed.
“There are two basic approaches, or philosophies, to translation,” says Dr. Mark Strauss in his course BI181 Introducing Bible Translations. The first is called formal equivalence. It’s also known as a word-for-word or literal translation (although Dr. Strauss emphasizes that there is no translation that is completely literal). “With formal equivalence, the goal is to follow the form of the original text—the Greek or Hebrew text—as closely as possible.”
The second approach is called functional equivalence and was previously known as dynamic equivalence or idiomatic translation. This approach focuses on capturing the essential meaning of the text.
In the following clip Dr. Strauss illustrates these differences by comparing translations of Luke 17:13.
To learn more about how the Bible is translated, how we got the Old and New Testaments, and why these texts are reliable, expand your library with the Text of The Bible Bundle, featuring Mobile Ed courses by Dr. Mark Strauss, Dr. Michael Heiser, and Dr. Craig Evans.
During Mobile Ed Conversations we chat with today’s top Christian scholars and church leaders while they’re in studio, filming courses for Logos Mobile Education. Our latest conversations feature insight from the minds of Dr. Joshua Jipp, Dr. Michael Allen, and Dr. Roger Olson.
Dr. Joshua Jipp—How the Book of Acts Applies to Us Today
Dr. Joshua Jipp is an assistant professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he originally taught New Testament as a teaching fellow. In this episode he talks about application of the book of Acts in the modern day, as well as what’s new in the field of New Testament studies.
Dr. Jipp’s Mobile Ed course on Colossians is available for pre-order as part of the Paul’s Letter’s Bundle.
Dr. Michael Allen—His New Book and His Process in the Classroom
Dr. Michael Allen is an associate professor of systematic and historical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL. In this episode he talks about his new book, the Protestant commitment to sola scriptura, and his process in the classroom.
Dr. Roger Olson—History of Theology and the Rise of Christian Celebrities within the Church
Dr. Roger Olson is the Foy Valentine Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics at Baylor University. In this episode he talks about the history of theology and the rise of Christian celebrities within the church in North America.
Then visit Logos.com to find new and upcoming courses by professors like Dr. Jipp, Dr. Allen, Dr. Olson, and others.
In this clip from LT161 Logos Academic Training, certified trainer Morris Proctor shows you how to print out a hard copy of a map or make a presentation slide using the Logos 6 Atlas.
LT161 Logos Academic Training provides over 14 hours of step-by-step instruction to help save you time and improve the quality of your academic research, personal Bible study, and sermon preparation.
This course ships on May 6, which means this is your last chance to get Pre-Pub pricing. If you want to learn how to use Logos to its fullest potential—and get a great deal, pre-order this course today.
In this clip from NT315 Book Study: The Gospel of Mark, Dr. Mark Strauss describes the three reasons Mark wrote his Gospel. He shows how understanding these themes paints a more vibrant picture of the early church and what they were experiencing at that time in history.
This course is being released today, as part of the Mobile Ed: Studies in the Gospels Bundle. With this limited-time offer, you’ll get 41% off and receive the first seven courses immediately. This allows you to get the best possible deal and start learning right away. The last two courses will be automatically delivered to your library as soon as they are finished, at no additional cost. Get this deal today or call 888-875-9491 to talk to a Logos specialist.
Dr. David W. Baker is a professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Ashland Theological Seminary. One of today’s leading Old Testament scholars, Dr. Baker has contributed to, edited, or written over 40 books. In this episode of Mobile Ed Conversations, he talks about the importance of archaeology and how much money goes into making the digs possible.
Join Dr. Baker in his Mobile Ed courses to uncover new insight about the Old Testament’s poetry, prophecy, and more.
In this clip from his Mobile Ed Course NT305 New Testament Theology, Dr. Douglas Moo explains the opposing viewpoints of Calvinism and Arminianism regarding Romans 9. He also looks at the balance between God’s sovereignty, as emphasized in Romans 9 and the responsibility we have to respond in faith, as is emphasized in Romans 10.
View part one of his lecture here.
Dr. Moo’s course NT305 New Testament Theology will be discounted for just a few more days. Pre-order it before it ships on April 16 to save $180.