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Apr 29, 2016 Accordance Bible Software

Free Accordance Webinars for May 2 - 5, 2016

Webinars - large Have you discovered our free interactive Accordance Webinars? Throughout the week you can participate in live Accordance training in hour-long sessions that cover just the content you need.

Here are the free Accordance webinars for the week of May 2 - 5, 2016:

Beginner Basics, Part 1: Getting Started
Monday, May 2, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

Join us for this hands-on class with step-by-step instruction while working in your own Accordance program. This webinar includes tutorials in the following subjects: Using the Library; Navigating the Bible; Using the Contextual Slider; Adding Bookmarks; Adding a Parallel Bible, Commentary or Study Bible; and Creating a Group or Collection.

Taught by Linda Perry


Searching Fundamentals in Accordance
Tuesday, May 3, 8:00 - 9:00 PM EDT

Learning the fundamentals of searching Bibles and other books in your Accordance Library. This webinar will cover the following subjects: the Search Window, searching by Verses, searching by Words and Phrases, creating and using Search Ranges, working with Key Numbers, and using Stand-Alone Commands.

Taught by Mark Allison


Sermon Preparation in Action
Wednesday, May 4, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

Join Pastor Abram K-J as he walks you through the entire sermon process using Accordance from initial brainstorming to final preaching draft.

Taught by Abram Kielsmeier-Jones


Accordance Mobile, Part 2
Thursday, May 5, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

The second part of the Accordance Mobile seminar demonstrates basic Search and Amplifying in English, Hebrew and Greek. Record your insights with User Notes. Discover how to sync your iOS device with your laptop or desktop computer.

Taught by Rick Mansfield


Taking part in our free Accordance Webinars is easy. Check out our Webinars page for more information or to sign up. See you online!


 

Apr 26, 2016 Accordance Bible Software

A Simply Brilliant Offer

Brilliant Offer

Equip Your Group with an
Impressive Bible Study Collection at 50% savings!

Our desire has always been to produce the best Bible Study software available. But this goal is only one half of the process. We also want Accordance to be widely used and enjoyed to enable deeper study of the Scriptures.

This week we aim to reach pastors and their entire teams, staff and volunteer, Sunday School teachers, Bible Study leaders, and all who participate in regular studies. We have a special two-week offer of the Accordance 11 Bible Study Collection for only $99 -- that's 50% off the regular price -- and the Graphics Bundle also for $99. Our weekly specials and new releases this week are also geared to this audience.

If you know someone who preaches, teaches, or studies the Bible, please help us introduce them to Accordance with these offers. Just imagine your church staff or Bible study group accessing the power of Accordance Bible! You know how beneficial Accordance is for your studies and ministry. Will you help us introduce it to the staff and members at your place of worship?

The special prices on the Bible Study Collection and the Graphics Bundle are good through May 9, 2016; all other specials end May 2, 2016 (11:59 pm EDT). Cannot be combined with any other discounts.


A Simply Brilliant Offer

Just imagine your entire church staff equipped with Accordance Bible Software...or your Bible study and small group leaders...or your entire study group. Usually, the greatest barrier to something like this happening is cost. We want to do something about that!

Bullet 250% Off Bible Study CollectionSave 50% on the Bible Study Collection

A premier Bible software program for Mac, Windows, and mobile iOS devices. An amazing Library you can take anywhere to use anytime -- valued at over $4500. All at a remarkable price of just $99!

This collection is robust and offers a wealth of resources with links to the original Greek and Hebrew of the texts.

 

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To go along with the block-buster special on the Bible Study Collection, we are offering one of our most popular add-on bundles at the best price ever! The Graphics Bundle includes animation, 3D mapping, over 3000 high-quality photos, visual interactive Timeline, and detailed articles that will inspire you and others. It is a fantastic visual aid resource for preaching, teaching, and discovery.

 

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NEW! Two New Resources by Martin Manser

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Excellent Teaching and Preaching
Resources with up to 50% Savings!

We have many exceptional resources perfect for exploration and discovery to use when preaching from the pulpit or studying from the pews.

NTW-Set

$100 Off -- N.T. Wright's For Everyone Set
(NT Commentary & Study Guides)

In this bundle, Accordance brings together two popular resources by the widely respected pastor and New Testament Scholar, N.T Wright. A winning combination perfect for group use or daily personal reflection with thoughtful insights that bring contemporary application of Scripture to life.

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SOS-3 Volumes

Sermon Outline Series (3 Volumes)

Who will benefit from the Sermon Outline Series? Busy pastors, bi-vocational pastors, supply preachers who often get calls at the last minute, lay leaders who often have to teach or preach, anyone who experiences writer's block occasionally, or those who simply want a collection of outlines on Scripture for study purposes.

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IVP Essentials

Essentials Bundle: Old Testament Essentials & New Testament Essentials

This series offers in-depth workbooks that brings the essentials of Christian ministry into contact with the real life of your congregation.

This bundle contains:

  • Old Testament Essentials: Creation, Conquest, Exile and Return (Longman)
  • New Testament Essentials: Father, Son, Spirit and Kingdom (Castleman)

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Application Handbook

Handbook of Bible Application, Second Edition: A Guide for Applying the Bible to Everyday Life

The Handbook of Bible Application is your guide to the Bible, organized by topics that impact the way you live your life every day: accountability, attitudes, contentment, depression, doubt, encouragement, friendship, money, popularity, sex, singleness, worry, and hundreds of other topics.

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Handfuls on Purpose

Handfuls On Purpose

Handfuls on Purpose is packed with over 2,000 expository outlines that have been described as “deeply devotional.” Insightful suggestions for Bible reading, study, and seed thoughts, and thousands of ideas for sermons and devotional talks are offered.

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Classic II Group

Over 35 classic must-have resources!

This group of modules includes background resources, theological works, commentaries, and writings. They are all included in the Advanced and Ultimate Collections.

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Apr 25, 2016 Timothy Jenney

The Accordance Graphics Bundle (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #139)

Accordance’s Graphics Bundle includes three separate resources, all of which Dr. J reviews in this podcast. The Bible Atlas is a fully customizable map that covers the biblical world, with layers for backgrounds, roads, regions, and sites; its scale and center are adjustable and it includes a rotatable 3D section map. The Timeline covers the Biblical period and includes the nations, empires, wars, prophets, books, rulers, and important individuals. The Bible Lands PhotoGuide is an illustrated dictionary of places in the Bible, including a brief description of each, with scripture references, and over 2000 high-quality photos of these sites. Purchasers can view, print, or copy and paste material from all three resources for use in the classroom or pulpit.

See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!


 

Apr 25, 2016 Richard Mansfield

Bible Study Collection: Equip Your Group

For a Limited Time, Save 50% on the Bible Study Collection from Accordance!

50% Off Bible Study Collection

Take your Preaching, Teaching, or Group Bible Study to the Next Level with the Accordance 11 Bible Study Collection!

Just imagine your entire church staff equipped with Accordance Bible Software...or your Bible study and small group leaders...or your entire study group. Usually, the greatest barrier to something like this happening is cost. We want to do something about that!

Your entire group can benefit from…

  • A Premier Bible Software Library for your Mac or Windows computer, iPad, and iPhone.
  • An easy-to-use platform that’s available to use on- or off-line – Valued at over $4500.
  • A remarkable price of just $99--regularly $199! A Simply Brilliant Offer.

Look at all you get averaging just over 70 cents per title!

  • 31 English and Foreign Bibles including ESV, NIV, HCSB, NKJV, NASB, and KJV—many with Strong’s Numbers
  • 19 Commentaries including IVP New Bible Commentary, Bible Knowledge Commentary, Tyndale Commentary set (49 volumes –  list price $788)
  • Over 100 Additional Resources from Dictionaries to Devotionals including Life Application Study Bible, Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible, Greek and Hebrew Key Dictionaries, and more!
  • A Biblical Education: BiblicalTraining.org and Accordance have partnered to offer great classes taught by world-class Bible instructors. The purpose of BiblicalTraining.org is to equip believers by creating and distributing world-class educational resources for discipleship.

See the full list of all titles here.

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Graphics Bundle BONUS #1: Add the companion Accordance Graphics Bundle and save $90 on

  • Interactive and animated Maps in 2D and 3D
  • Customizable visual Timeline
  • Bible Lands PhotoGuide with over 3000 high-quality photos and detailed articles.

 

The Graphics Bundle is perfect for teachers and preachers who want to provide images to illustrate their lessons and sermons. Add the Graphics Bundle for only $99.

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If you have at least five orders in your group, we will arrange a time when we can deliver personalized Accordance training via GoToMeeting. Participants can follow along with their own Accordance installation and get personal attention from the instructor.

 


To purchase, go to our order page OR contact us at 407-339-5855.

What a great investment for you, your entire Bible Study group or class, any family member or friend, or anyone interested in studying the scriptures in the most efficient and effective way possible.

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Apr 25, 2016 Richard Mansfield

NEW! Christian Quotations & Daily Guidance (Manser)

 

Martin Manser is a professional reference book editor and has compiled or edited over 200 books. Macmillan Publishers has called him “One of Britain’s leading lexicographers.” Manser’s unique ability to organize information has led him to produce two new titles that we are releasing today for the Accordance Library.

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Daily Guidance is a devotional guide for Christians who want to bring the light of God's Word to bear upon their lives every day. Compiled with the aim of providing a source of daily encouragement and guidance for Christians, the readings from the Bible draw upon several modern translations as well as the King James Version. The Bible readings are accompanied by hymns and godly poems that have been chosen to aid believers in their personal response to God and his Word. Thus, some readings provide inspiration and others offer challenges to live the Christian life.

With 366 devotions (Leap Year entry included!) Daily Guidance can be used in Accordance Daily Reading mode with all referenced Scripture passages automatically opened in parallel.

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From ability to zeal, this resource has over 6,000 quotations covering over 500 topics and subtopics. Originally titled The Westminster Collection of Christian Quotations, this volume will be used again and again by pastors and teachers searching for the perfect historical statement to illustrate a point.

Manser uses the title regularly himself. Recently, he wrote the following:

I looked at the content recently when I gave a talk at church on Peace in a series on the Fruit of the Spirit. Reading through the quotations helped steer my initial thinking. I saw different angles that I could focus on in my preparation. On other occasions I have used quotations from the book, so I know that a pithy quote can inject life into a talk. Two of the ones I like best are “I sometimes think that the whole secret of the Christian life is to know how to use the word ‘Therefore’” (D.M. Lloyd-Jones), and “A good marriage is the union of two forgivers” (Ruth Bell Graham).

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With these two volumes, Manser helps the reader with his or her inner life as well as proclamatory responsibilities.

 

The special introductory prices listed above are good through May 2, 2016 (11:59 pm EDT) and cannot be combined with any other discounts.


 

Apr 19, 2016 Accordance Bible Software

A Theological Panorama Sale

Theological Panorama

New Titles, Wide Variety, and Super Savings!

The New Oxford American Dictionary defines theology as "the study of the nature of God and religious belief." If we combine this very broad definition with the ancient precept that "God is mystery," we begin to understand why the last word on theology is yet to be written. Well-respected Arminian scholar, Roger Olson, brings a very important contribution to this ongoing discussion in four theological titles that we are releasing this week for the Accordance Library. Olson considers both historical and modern voices in these works, as well as respectfully engaging those with whom he disagrees. Your personal Accordance Library will not be complete without these volumes. Also, don't miss our other theological titles on sale to round out your efforts to "study... the nature of God and religious belief."

The sale prices listed below are good through April 25, 2016 (11:59 pm EDT) and cannot be combined with any other discounts.


Extra Savings on the
Roger E. Olson Theology Bundle (4 Books)

Roger E. Olson (PhD, Rice University) is professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. This noted scholar's popular titles are now available for your Accordance Library with a special introductory offer.

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The Roger E. Olson Theology Bundle (4 Works)

This bundle contains the four works listed below (each of which are available individuall as well).

 

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Olson-Arminian Theology

Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities

This work sets forth classical Arminian theology and addresses the myriad misunderstandings and misrepresentations of it through the ages. Olson argues that classical Arminian theology shares deep roots with Reformation theology, even though it maintains important differences from Calvinism.

Regular Price $23.90
Sale Price $17.90

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The Journey of Modern Theology: From Reconstruction to Deconstruction

In this major revision and expansion of the classic 20th Century Theology (1992), co-authored with Stanley J. Grenz, Roger Olson widens the scope to include a fuller account of modernity, more material on the nineteenth century, and an engagement with postmodernity.

Buy Now 2Regular Price $31.90
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The Mosaic of Christian Belief: Twenty Centuries of Unity and Diversity

Olson, writing with non-specialists in mind, has masterfully sketched out the contours of the Great Tradition of the Christian faith with simplicity while avoiding oversimplification. This work thematically traces the contours of Christian belief down through the ages, revealing a pattern of both unity and diversity.

Buy Now 2Regular Price $26.90
Sale Price $19.90

Olson-Story

The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition & Reform

Roger Olson believes that the history of Christian theology should be told as a story, one replete with thick plots, exciting twists, interesting people, and fascinating ideas. His overview of historical theology covers the story from the cultists and apostolic fathers of the second century up to the twentieth century. Through it all Olson traces a common thread: a concern for salvation--God's redemptive activity in forgiving and transforming sinful human beings.

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60% Off -- Stanley Horton's Bundle (5 Books)
Lowest Price We Have Ever Offered!

A bundle of key works by Stanley M. Horton from a solid Pentecostal perspective published by Gospel Publishing House.

Horton 5 Bundle
  • Systematic Theology edited by Horton -- The authority on the theology of Pentecostal faith.
  • Bible Doctrines by William W. Menzies and Stanley Horton -- An examination of 16 major Bible doctrines.
  • What the Bible Says About the Holy Spirit -- A study that goes beyond the titles and symbols of the Holy Spirit to a Pentecostal perspective of His personality, deity, gifts, and fruits.
  • Commentary on Acts -- An in-depth look at the story of the Early Church complete with maps and bibliography.
  • Commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians -- A study of the history, customs, word meanings, and contemporary application of Paul's writings to the Corinthian Church.

(Titles listed above are also available individually)

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Theological Panorama of Titles
with up to 30% Savings!

Save now with some of the best deals we have ever had on a variety of renowned theological resources covering different perspectives.

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Evangelical Dictionary of Theology by Elwell
(2nd Edition)

Christianity Today hailed it as “a work of responsible evangelical scholarship”. For 15 years it’s provided pastors, teachers, and students with a balanced overview of theological trends. Elwell’s dictionary is especially noted for the caliber of its many contributors.

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A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New (Beale)

G. K. Beale examines how the New Testament storyline relates to and develops the Old Testament storyline. To this end, he argues that every major concept of the New Testament is a development of a concept from the Old and is to be understood as a facet of the inauguration of the latter-day new creation and kingdom.

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The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary (McComiskey)

Noted scholars—including Bruce Waltke, Tremper Longman III, F. F. Bruce, J. Alec Motyer, and Joyce Baldwin—provide meticulous exegesis of the Hebrew text and relate the message of the ancient prophets to contemporary life. In the commentary proper, the exegesis examines the Hebrew text in detail, interacts with current literature, and sets forth sound conclusions.

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The Indelible Image: The Theological & Ethical Thought World of the New Testament (Witherington) (2 Vols.)

Having completed commentaries on all of the New Testament books, a remarkable feat in itself, Witherington now offers a two-volume set on the theological and ethical thought world of the New Testament. The first volume looks at the individual witnesses, while the second examines the collective witness.

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The Theology of the Book of Isaiah (Goldingay)

John Goldingay helps us make sense of this “book called Isaiah” as a tapestry of patterned collages, parts put together in an intentional whole. The Theology of the Book of Isaiah studies the prophecies, messages and theology of each section of the complex book, then unfurls its unifying themes—from Zion to David to the Holy One of Israel.

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Liberating Black Theology

Liberating Black Theology: The Bible and the Black Experience in America (Bradley)

In this interdisciplinary, biblical critique of the black experience in America, Anthony Bradley introduces audiences to black liberation theology and its spiritual and social impact.

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Apr 18, 2016 Richard Mansfield

The Power of Accordance Mobile with iOS Split View

Presentation iOS Split View

Our release of Accordance Mobile 2.3 in February was a major update that took full advantage of new iOS 9 features. One of the major updates we featured was iOS Split View that allows Accordance to run side-by-side with another app on the devices that can support this.*

Split View In February, I showed off a screenshot of Accordance Mobile on the left and the Mellel word processor on the right. In Mellel, I displayed a paper I wrote years ago for a class (click or tap the image to the right to see a larger view) as a kind of "proof of concept" for how a a user might employ Split View. Using Accordance in Split View with word processing programs such as Mellel and Microsoft Word or note-taking apps like Evernote and Apple’s Notes seemed like a natural combination. And of course, it is.

Just recently, Clay Norwood, pastor of Superior Avenue Baptist Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana, told me of how he uses Accordance and Evernote in Split View for his sermon preparation:

I have really enjoyed doing my commentary work in Accordance using the new split screen feature.  It is great having the Scripture text and a commentary open alongside of Evernote.  Sections of the commentary that might be useful in outlining or drafting a sermon are easily copied and pasted into Evernote.  The iPad Pro (12.9") provides ample screen space for both Accordance and Evernote.

Norwood's Split View

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Clay Norwood's sermon prep in Split View.

Regular readers of the Accordance Blog know that those of us who work for Accordance, perhaps more importantly, are users of Accordance ourselves. In recent weeks, I’ve discovered a couple of other ways that Accordance Mobile can be used in Split View, which I’d like to share with you.

I’ve been using Keynote on an iPad to teach an adult Bible study at my church since 2010. I use Lifeway’s Explore the Bible curriculum and prepare slides each week with content combined from their leader materials and my own study of the passage in Accordance. Keynote has been my teaching tool of choice because, until recently, it was the only presentation tool I could find on the iPad that had a true Presenter View that displayed both the current slide and my teaching notes while projecting the slide alone on the external screen. Last year, Microsoft released PowerPoint for the iPad that also has a Presenter View.

Once Accordance worked in iOS 9’s Split View, I had a thought: What if I could put Accordance in Split View with Keynote? That way I could have access to the biblical text, my personal notes that I’ve added to Accordance, and the Presenter View in Keynote. At first, I had difficulty getting it to work. Although I could get Accordance on the left and Keynote on the right in Split View, I couldn’t get Keynote to project to the screen by itself. Then I decided to switch the side each app was displayed. Voila! It worked once Keynote was on the left. Although I would prefer Accordance to be on the left, Keynote would only project if it was in what iOS considers the primary application pane—the one that is on the left side.

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PowerPoint and Accordance Mobile in Split View.

I decided to see if PowerPoint would do this, too. So, I exported my Keynote file to PowerPoint and it worked like a charm. I also discovered that PowerPoint has a much nicer Presenter View (PowerPoint is shown in the images in this blog post). I hope that Apple will update the Presenter View in Keynote; but if not, I may have to give PowerPoint another try after abandoning it well over a decade ago.

All pastors and teachers should take note of this. This kind of split screen functionality for presentation software is something I cannot replicate on a traditional laptop because going into presentation mode in either Keynote or PowerPoint takes over the entire screen. I can only do this on my iPad. In Keynote or PowerPoint, a pastor could have a sermon text or outline in presenter notes adjacent to the current slide while using Accordance to display a biblical text plus a parallel text, personal notes, or commentary--all on one iPad screen. Classroom teachers could make use of this kind of setup as well.

Speaking of teaching Bible studies, it’s rare that I get to sit in on someone else lead a study, but I so greatly enjoy doing so when I get the chance. A few weeks ago, we were visiting family back home, and I decided to sit in on an old friend’s Bible study class. To my surprise, he was also using Lifeway’s Explore the Bible curriculum. Since I already had all the lessons in PDF format on my iPad in GoodReader, I simply put Accordance on one side of the screen, and the Sunday School lesson on the other side. I was even able to use my Apple Pencil to take a few handwritten notes on the lesson PDF.

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Accordance Mobile and the Bible study lesson in Split View.

This was a bit of a revelation, too. If I were regularly taking part in a class like this, Split View really creates an ideal learning experience. Although the number of iPad models that can support Split View are limited at the moment,* I assume every new iPad released in the future will support it. What a great way for participants in a learning setting to make use of both Accordance and third party curriculum!

What about you? Have you discovered new ways to use Accordance thanks to Split View or other new features in iOS 9? If so, feel free to share them in the comments, or email me at [email protected] along with a screenshot, and perhaps I will feature your idea in a future blog post.


*Note: Currently, Split View is only available on iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad Mini 4.


 

Apr 18, 2016 Richard Mansfield

NEW! Roger Olson Theology Bundle

Roger E. Olson photo Roger E. Olson, professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas, is here to remind us that there is more to Evangelicalism than a Calvinist interpretation of theology. Olson is known for his even-handed treatment of theological issues, earning the respect of even those whose convictions differ from his. Regardless of whether you claim the title of Arminian or Calvinist—or perhaps neither or something else—you will want to read Olson’s take on some of the most important theological issues in history.


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In his introduction, Olson states that he writes this book for “two kinds of people: (1) those who do not know Arminian theology but want to, and (2) those who think they know about Arminianism but really don’t.” There’s something to be gained in Olson’s work by everyone, regardless of one’s stance on this classic debate.

This work sets forth classical Arminian theology and addresses the myriad misunderstandings and misrepresentations of it through the ages. Olson argues that classical Arminian theology shares deep roots with Reformation theology, even though it maintains important differences from Calvinism.

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Olson Journey of Modern Theology cover ds The Journey of Modern Theology: From Reconstruction to Deconstruction

If your historical theology classes in seminary were like mine, you spent a good deal of time with the Early Church, the Middle Ages, and the Reformation, but modern theology got short shrift. Fortunately, Roger Olson is here to bring us up to date to the reality that theology never grows stagnant, but constantly keeps moving forward.

In this major revision and expansion of the classic 20th Century Theology (1992), co-authored with Stanley J. Grenz, Roger Olson widens the scope to include a fuller account of modernity, more material on the nineteenth century and an engagement with postmodernity.

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Olson's Journey of Modern Theology.

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Roger Olson has never been accused of writing “yet another dry theology.” After spending years teaching Christian history and theology using other people’s textbooks, Olson decided that none of them were completely satisfactory and decided to write one himself. This volume is the result of that labor.

Writing with non-specialists in mind, Olson has masterfully sketched out the contours of the Great Tradition of the Christian faith with simplicity while avoiding oversimplification. This work thematically traces the contours of Christian belief down through the ages, revealing a pattern of both unity and diversity.

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Olson's Mosaic of Christian Belief.

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Olson Story of Christian Theology The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition and Reform

As diverse as Christian history and theology might seem at first glance, there are common threads that run through it. And when told correctly, these threads make for riveting storytelling. But history and theology are rarely presented as such, which explains why at times it can be difficult to see how one idea directly connects to another.

Roger Olson believes that the history of Christian theology should be told as a story, one replete with thick plots, exciting twists, interesting people, and fascinating ideas. His overview of historical theology covers the story from the cultists and apostolic fathers of the second century up to the twentieth century. Through it all Olson traces a common thread: a concern for salvation – God's redemptive activity in forgiving and transforming sinful human beings.

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Olson's Story of Christian Theology.

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These four titles from Roger Olson can be purchased individually or as a bundle. Through April 25, Accordance users can get them at a 25% off introductory discount.

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The Introductory pricing listed above is good through April 25, 2016 (11:59pm EDT) and cannot be combined with any other discounts.


 

Apr 11, 2016 Timothy Jenney

Analyzing Search Results (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #138)

Now that we’ve completed a word search, what’s next? Analyzing the results, of course! Every copy of Accordance includes a suite of analytical tools: graphs, charts, tables, and more. In this podcast, Dr. J explains each of them--and the kinds of insights we can expect when we use them to investigate our search results.

See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!


 

Apr 11, 2016 Richard Mansfield

NEW! Watson's Hebrew/Greek Word for the Day

Greek & Hebrew Word of the Day covers w/drop shadows Bible devotions are a great way to start the day. Some offer a nice reflective thought to orient one’s thoughts toward more spiritual matters in light of the day’s necessary routines. Sometimes, though, many devotional titles tend to fall a bit on the “lite” side. That is, while their content may be doctrinally sound, they might just leave the reader wishing for a bit more theological depth.

If you would like to take your devotions to the next level, consider joining J. D. Watson to explore a Hebrew or Greek word each day. In two volumes from AMG--A Word for the Day: Key Words from the New Testament and A Hebrew Word for the Day: Key Words from the Old Testament--Watson presents, for each day of the year, a brief word study on an original language term and then offers an application to help that particular Hebrew or Greek word become real for practical living. To aid reinforcement, related verses are listed for the reader's personal study.

Hebrew Word for the Day--devotional view

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A Hebrew Word for the Day: Key Words from the Old Testament

Hebrew and Greek words are transliterated making these resources available to anyone, even if you’ve never formally studied biblical languages. In most entries, the Strong’s number is referenced, hyperlinked to either AMG’s The Complete Word Study: Old Testament or The Complete Word Study: New Testament. If neither of these dictionaries are in your personal Accordance Library, you can use the Amplify function to launch the dictionary of your choice.

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A Word for the Day: Key Words from the New Testament

Entries are meant to be read in order as later entries often build upon previous ones. While each title can be used as a standalone reference, either can be made the default Daily Reading in Accordance Preferences: Reading/Research. With either title as the default, clicking on the Daily Reading icon in the Accordance toolbar will launch the entry for the current date in one column with all related scripture references in a second one.

Entries go beyond surface-level discussion by addressing cultural meaning, biblical context and theological importance. Moreover, Watson regularly challenges the reader to reflect on his or her faith commitments in regard to the theme of particular entries. With the Accordance 11 note-taking features, users can take the next step by recording their personal responses and reflections to the word of the day entries.

Best of all, these two titles are extremely affordable. Both A Word for the Day: Key Words from the New Testament and A Hebrew Word for the Day: Key Words from the Old Testament lists for $12.90 each. That’s less than $26for 732 (Leap Year entries included!) devotionals with real depth and lasting impact.

Accordance users will want to know that Watson strongly prefers the King James Version over modern translations.

A Hebrew Word for the Day:
Key Words from the Old Testament

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A Word for the Day:
Key Words from the New Testament

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