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In this four-course bundle, you’ll learn how to study the Bible, how the early Church got its start, and how you fit into God’s plan for the world. Leading biblical scholar Darrell Bock has distilled decades of research into BI100 Learn to Study the Bible—the ideal companion to your Logos base package. In NT211 Introducing the Gospels and Acts, Dr. Bock walks you through pivotal events that shaped the social, religious, and political environment of Jesus and the early church. In NT217 Key Events and Speeches in Acts, Dr. Bock explains milestones such as Pentecost, the expansion of the gospel, and the Jerusalem council that decided how Jews and Gentiles would relate. And in CS121 Cultural Engagement and Scripture, Dr. Bock helps believers understand our culture and live out the gospel.

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BI100 Learn to Study the Bible

  • Instructor: Darrell Bock
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Video Hours: 4

Dr. Darrell Bock, one of the world’s foremost biblical scholars, has distilled his decades of research and teaching experience into this single course on how to study the Bible with Logos. This is the ideal companion to your Logos base package.

Dr. Bock begins by teaching you how to read Scripture in four basic steps. Then he teaches you how to study Scripture by understanding the original context and genre it was written in. He describes the social, literary, and historical elements of context; following that, he covers genres, like narrative and biography, and subgenres, like those in the Psalms.

Dr. Bock’s teaching is paired with nearly a dozen Logos training videos. You will learn how to use the new features in Logos as you explore the life of the Apostle Peter, uncover the literary context of Ruth, find all of the Davidic Psalms about God’s faithfulness, and more. If you want to study the Bible on a deeper level using Logos, and you need a place to start, this course was designed for you.


Unit 1: Getting Ready to Study the Bible
  • Why Bible Study Matters
  • Types of Bible Study
  • Types of Contexts
Unit 2: Reading the Passage: Four Steps
  • Step 1: Observation
  • Step 2: Interpretation
  • Step 3: Application
  • Step 4: Correlation
  • Getting to the Meaning
Unit 3: Working with Contexts
  • Historical Context
  • Social Context
  • Literary Context
Unit 4: Using Logos
  • Using Searches to Expand and Focus Your Studies
  • Midterm Exam
Unit 5: Recognizing Genre
  • Narrative
  • Law
  • Biography
  • Genealogy
  • Biblical History: A Closer Look
  • Poetry: The Psalter
  • Praise Psalms
  • Lament Psalms
  • Imprecatory Psalms
  • Psalms for Special Occasions
  • Royal Psalms
  • New Testament Hymns
  • Wisdom
  • Prophets
  • Epistles
  • Apocalyptic
  • Corporate History
  • Gospels
  • Subgenres within the Gospels
Unit 6: Putting It All Together
  • Correlation: Putting Meanings Together
  • Application: Engaging Your Life with Scripture
  • Review
  • Rewards of Bible Study
  • Final Exam

NT211 Introducing the Gospels and Acts: Their Background, Nature, and Purpose

  • Instructor: Darrell Bock
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Video Hours: 6

Study the key events of the Gospels and the book of Acts with prolific New Testament scholar Dr. Darrell L. Bock. Dr. Bock walks you through the pivotal events of history that shaped the social, religious, and political environment of Jesus and the early church. Find out why the religious leaders wanted Jesus crucified and how the resurrection demonstrated God’s approval of Jesus as Messiah. Discover how the early church remembered, shared, and recorded the events of Jesus’ life, and how those events became the catalyst for ministry in the book of Acts. Learn about the literary features of the gospel genre and why some “gospels” were not included in the New Testament.

Dr. Bock—an internationally recognized authority on theology and culture—developed this course for the Mobile Education platform so that you can read the Gospels and Acts with fresh eyes.


Unit 1: Background to the New Testament
  • Understanding Backgrounds
  • The Nature of Judaism
  • Alexander the Great
  • Searching Encyclopedias for Alexander the Great
  • Hellenization and First Maccabees
  • Searching and Researching the Apocrypha
  • Jewish Responses to Hellenism
  • Quiz – Unit 1a
  • The Temple Story
  • The Start of the Maccabean War
  • The Impact of Hellenism and the War on Jewish Identity
  • The Romans in the Holy Land
  • Psalms of Solomon
  • Using Notes to Study the Pseudepigrapha
  • Quiz – Unit 1b
  • The Ministry of Jesus
  • Forgiving Sins: The Healing of the Paralytic
  • Messing with the Sabbath
  • Using the Topic Guide to Study the Sabbath
  • Challenging Tradition and Ritual Purity
  • Claiming to Be King
  • Using Bible Harmonies to Compare Gospel Accounts
  • Cleansing the Temple
  • The New Testament Collection
  • Quiz - Unit 1c
Unit 2: The Nature and Purpose of the Gospels
  • Orality and Memory
  • The Value of a Voice
  • Searching and Highlighting the Early Church Fathers
  • The Quality and Types of Orality
  • Corporate and Individual Memory
  • Examples of Memory
  • Quiz – Unit 2a
  • The Gospel Genre
  • The Dates of the Gospels
  • The Authorship of Mark
  • The Authorship of Luke
  • The Authorship of Matthew
  • The Authorship of John
  • The Four Gospels
  • Four Perspectives
  • Quiz – Unit 2b
  • The Missing Gospels
  • Creating a Clippings Document of Gnostic Writings
  • Gnosticism
  • The Gospel of Thomas
  • Background of the Gnostic Creation Story
  • The Gnostic Creation Story
  • Summary of the Missing Gospels
  • Summary of the Nature and Purpose of the Gospels
  • Quiz – Unit 2c
  • Midterm Exam
Unit 3: Resurrection in the Gospel Accounts
  • An Introduction to Resurrection
  • Resurrection in Judaism and the Graeco-Roman World
  • Jesus’ Predictions about His Resurrection
  • Resurrection and the Old Testament
  • Using Interlinears to Explore a Verse in the Original Language
  • Jesus at His Jewish Examination
  • Quiz – Unit 3a
  • Resurrection in Mark’s Gospel
  • Resurrection in Matthew’s Gospel
  • Resurrection in Luke’s Gospel
  • Resurrection in John’s Gospel
  • The Credibility of the Resurrection
  • The Significance of the Resurrection
  • Quiz – Unit 3b
Unit 4: The Early Church in Acts
  • The Ascension of Jesus
  • Pentecost: The Spirit and the Resurrection
  • Using Different Greek Lexicons
  • Pentecost: The Exaltation
  • To the Gentiles
  • Jew and Gentile Together: The Jerusalem Council
  • Jew and Gentile Together: Ephesians 2
  • Persecution and Martyrdom: Acts 4
  • Persecution and Martyrdom: Stephen
  • Persecution and Martyrdom: Paul
  • The Gospel Message
  • The Core Message of the Gospel
  • Using Clause Search to Find References to the Holy Spirit
  • The House Church
  • Quiz – Unit 4
  • Final Exam

CS121 Cultural Engagement and Scripture

  • Instructor: Darrell Bock
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Video Hours: 4

How do we live together well? How do we culturally engage in the manner that’s best for everyone, considering the diversity that we live in the midst of? Dr. Darrell Bock guides you through cultural engagement and Scripture and asks Christians to analyze the cultures that they live in and the ways they structure their lives. Bock explores the rules of the game of life, what makes people produce what we produce, the ways they work the earth, the ways we generate companies, the way they produce objects, the institutions that we form, the religions that we have, the kinds of governments that we build, the businesses that function, and all the things that make for the running of life. Delve into our world that is full of cultures and distinct settings and examine the cross-cultural realities and the pluralism that we all live with as human beings.


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Introduction to Culture and Cultural Engagement
  • Thinking about Culture
  • Culture Does Not Equal the World
  • People in Culture: What Creation Tells Us
  • The Human Calling
  • The Christian’s Place in the Culture
  • A Core Tension: Diversity of Views
  • Richard Niebuhr on Christ and Culture: Six Approaches
Unit 2: The Hermeneutics of Cultural Engagement
  • The Bible and Culture: The Hermeneutics of Reading Both
  • Reading from Life Back to the Bible
  • The Core Tension
  • An Invitation and Call
  • LBGT Issues: An Overview
  • Common Texts against Same-Sex Marriage
  • Things the Bible Is Said to Say about Same-Sex Marriage
  • Civil and Pastoral Questions
  • Other Relevant Issues
  • Layers of Complexity
Unit 3: Scripture and Cultural Engagement
  • Paul’s Tone of Cultural Engagement in Romans 1 and 3
  • Paul’s Tone of Cultural Engagement in Acts 17
  • Lessons fromPaul
  • Observations about Doing Cultural Reflection in Scripture
Unit 4: The Application of Cultural Engagement
  • Theme One: Tone
  • Texts on Tone: 1 Peter 3:13–16
  • Texts on Tone: Colossians 4:4–6 and Galatians 6:10
  • Theme Two: Tone and Mission
  • Texts on Tone and Mission: 2 Corinthians 5:17–21
  • The Ambassador
  • Reconciliation
  • Summary of Tone and Mission
  • Theme Three: Combining Word and Deed
  • Loving One’s Neighbor with Compassion and Care
  • Caring Paves the Way for Challenge
  • Theme Four: The Role of Listening
  • How to Listen
  • How Not to Listen
  • Theme Five: Translating Theology
  • Defending Scripture: Part 1
  • Defending Scripture: Part 2
  • Theme Six: Making the Challenge
  • The Influence of Differing Worldviews
  • How to Engage: Galatians 6:1
  • What the Image of God Means
  • The Starting Point and the Finishing Point
  • Course Summary

NT217 Key Events and Speeches in Acts

  • Instructor: Darrell Bock
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Video Hours: 4

Explore the book of Acts in depth with Dr. Darrell L. Bock, who is internationally recognized for his scholarship in Luke-Acts. You will hear Dr. Bock’s commentary on key speeches and significant events such as Pentecost, the expansion of the gospel to the Gentiles, and the Jerusalem council that decided how Jews and Gentiles would function as one body. You will learn how Luke’s writings are the “glue” that coheres the New Testament, and how these works explain the way the Old Testament fits into the New.

“Luke-Acts is fundamentally about legitimization,” says Dr. Bock. “Even though Christianity seems to be new, it actually is the realization of promises that go back all the way to Abraham, all the way to Moses. It’s been around a long time. It’s the completion of Jewish hope. That legitimizes the early church.”


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Common Themes in Luke-Acts
  • Setting the Context
  • Tracing Luke’s Involvement in Acts
  • God, Scripture, and Jesus
  • The Spirit and the Kingdom
  • Salvation, Jews, and Gentiles
  • Christian Ethics and Israel
  • Speeches in Acts
Unit 2: The Church Begins
  • Ascension, Promise, and Mission
  • A Community in Expectation
  • Pentecost: The Spirit Comes
  • Peter’s Pentecost Speech
  • Researching the Greek Word for “Filling”
  • Peter’s Miracle
  • Peter’s Temple Speech
  • Finding Old Testament Quotes and Allusions in Acts
  • The Old Testament in Peter’s Speech
  • Jesus Is the Only Way
  • Community Issues
  • Responding to Injustice
  • Stephen’s Speech
Unit 3: The Church Spreads
  • Movement beyond Jerusalem
  • The Ethiopian Eunuch and Isaiah 53
  • The Calling of Saul
  • Peter and Cornelius
  • Finding Old Testament Laws about Food Restrictions
  • Peter’s Speech Analyzed
  • Peter’s Defense and Antioch
  • Peter and Herod Contrasted
Unit 4: Paul the Missionary
  • The First Missionary Journey
  • Using Louw-Nida to Find All the Places Paul Visited in Acts
  • Paul’s Synagogue Speech
  • Persecution and a New Missions Context
  • The Jerusalem Council
  • Peter’s Council Speech
  • The Second Missionary Journey
  • Paul in Thessalonica, Berea, and Athens
  • Paul’s Speech in Athens
  • The Mission in Corinth
  • The Third Missionary Journey
  • Eutychus and the Ephesian Elders
  • Paul’s Speech to the Ephesian Elders
  • Researching the Idea of Leaders as Shepherds with Cultural Concepts
Unit 5: Paul the Prisoner
  • Paul’s Arrest in Jerusalem
  • Paul’s Defense and Citizenship
  • Paul’s Defense Speech
  • A Plot to Kill Paul
  • Paul’s Speech to the Sanhedrin
  • Paul’s Defense before Felix
  • Paul versus Tertullus
  • Paul’s Appeal to Caesar
  • Paul before Agrippa
  • A Personal Testimony
  • A Threefold Defense
  • From Israel to Rome
  • Paul Arrives in Rome
  • The Open Ending

About the Instructor

Dr. Darrell L. Bock, research professor of New Testament studies and professor of spiritual development and culture at Dallas Theological Seminary, serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today, and is on the board of Chosen People Ministries and Wheaton College. From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Bock served as president of the Evangelical Theological Society.

He has earned international recognition as a Humboldt Scholar for his work in Luke-Acts, historical Jesus study, biblical theology, as well as with messianic Jewish ministries. He has published articles in the Los Angeles Times and The Dallas Morning News and is a well-known author of over 30 books. His publications include Studying the Historical Jesus: A Guide to Sources and Methods, Jesus according to Scripture, an NIV Application Commentary on Luke, Breaking the Da Vinci Code, and commentaries on Acts and Luke in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) series.


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