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Moody Distance Learning Center and Logos Bible Software Form Joint Venture

Electronic Bible Courseware Will Be First Of Its Kind

(CHICAGO) May 17, 2004 – Moody Distance Learning Center (MDLC) and Logos Bible Software announced a partnership to develop Bible courseware on CD-ROM that contains access to a multitude of digital library resources.

Because this Bible courseware is electronic and available to learners on a personal computer, this resource is available at Anytime, Anywhere, and to Anyone. The courseware, aptly named AM (Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone, Moody), is slated for release in Fall 2004.

MDLC plans to offer 33 of its existing Independent Studies courses, covering Old Testament, New Testament, and ministry and leadership topics, in conjunction with Logos Bible Software, the leading publisher of high-end, award-winning, multilingual Bible software.

"Many people cannot attend seminary or a Bible school, be it busy pastors, lay leaders, housewives, businesspersons, college students who want supplemental material to their current education, or those who simply consider themselves too old to attend school," said Bill Blocker, division manager of MDLC. "AM is practical, available to anyone within reach of technology, is not partial to distance or location, and will not interfere with an individual’s daily responsibilities."

The combined approach—providing Moody’s proven and effective method for biblical education along with a wealth of readily-available research and study resources—will equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for self-directed study as they mature in their Bible study. AM incorporates quizzes and exams to gauge personal learning and comprehension. As learners complete courses and pass the exams, they will receive a certificate of completion verifying their proficiency in that particular topic of study.

"We’re excited about combining Moody’s expertise in distance education curriculum with our advanced digital library technology. This integrated study environment is a huge advantage to students. It boosts the quality of their experience, and direct linking between Moody’s courses and our libraries provides greater assurance that learners will follow through with additional research," said John Bryant, director of special projects at Logos. "In addition, our environment doesn’t require online connectivity to access materials, so learners can study anywhere and have all their materials and a complete library with them."

About Moody Distance Learning Center

The Moody Bible Institute was founded by evangelist Dwight Lyman Moody in 1886 and exists to equip and motivate people to advance the cause of Christ through ministries that educate, edify and evangelize. Moody Distance Learning Center was established in 1901 to provide non-traditional means of education. MDLC offers degree and certificate programs through Regional Classrooms, Independent Studies, and Online Studies. (http://www.moody.edu/)

About Logos Bible Software

Logos Bible Software, a privately held corporation located in Bellingham, Wash., is the leading publisher of high-end, award-winning, multilingual Bible software. The company serves church, academic and lay markets, striving to bring the best in software innovation to Christians worldwide. Logos can be found on the web at: http://www.logos.com/.