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A practical approach to discourse analysis designed for preachers

Dr. Steve Runge has been invited to present his cutting-edge research at seminaries and colleges across North America and the UK. His approach offers students a unique opportunity to see the amazing payoff Greek grammar can have for expository teaching and preaching. However, because of the declining availability of Greek courses, there are almost no other full-length courses like this devoted to discourse grammar.

“Courses like this are simply not available,” says Dr. Runge. “I’d like to change that, and I’m starting with Mobile Ed.”

In these courses, Dr. Runge explains linguistic devices—the building blocks of discourse analysis—and how understanding these devices can help us better understand the New Testament writers’ intentions. You’ll learn how to recognize these devices in the text, what they contribute to your exegesis, and how they can sharpen your exposition of the text. You’ll then put these methods into practice with Dr. Runge’s help as he guides you through Philippians.

These Mobile Ed courses are also connected to your Logos library. Each course is transcribed and becomes a searchable Logos resource connected to grammars, reverse interlinears, and additional resources created by Dr. Runge. Read along in the transcripts as you watch the lectures and jump to his recommended readings with a click. Video tutorials show you how to use the advanced language tools in Logos Bible Software and quizzes and exams help you track your progress.

Resource Experts

Dr. Runge spent more than a decade looking for a better way of describing and applying Greek in ministry. He has turned his years of research into a suite of discourse-based resources that work together with these courses to help you understand the discourse devices, locate them in the text, and use them for exegesis.

Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament is the companion textbook to LA211 and provides a more detailed and thorough background to the concepts applied in the course.

In the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament Dr. Runge labels every occurrence of significant discourse devices in the entire New Testament. This not only saves you hours of work, it allows you to focus on confidently interpreting the text using the methods described in these courses. This is the text from which he teaches in the courses.

Dr. Runge also is developing the High Definition Commentary series, which combines his discourse-based insights with custom-designed infographics to use in your teaching.

While the Mobile Ed courses provide an excellent learning experience on their own, these additional resources are recommended for you to get the most out of your learning and to save you time in your future study of the Greek New Testament.

For the best deal, order them as a bundle.

  • Title: Discourse Analysis Bundle
  • Instructors: Steven E. Runge
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 2
  • Video Hours: 14
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LA211 Introducing New Testament Discourse Grammar

  • Instructor: Steven E. Runge
  • Video hours: 6

Compare any languages and you’ll find they have similar tasks that need to be accomplished. Whether it’s creating anticipation, highlighting something important, or structuring the overall flow, the discourse devices that accomplish these tasks help us understand the meaning of the text.

In this course, Dr. Runge helps you understand how these discourse devices function both in English and Greek so you can better exegete the Greek New Testament and communicate it’s meaning from the pulpit or in the classroom.

Dr. Runge explores these discourse devices in easy-to-understand language and with illustrations of how we use them in English. He then shows you the exegetical significance of these devices for interpreting the Greek New Testament.


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Foundations of Discourse Grammar
  • Objectives
  • Principles vs. Rules
  • Principle 1: Choice Implies Meaning
  • Example 1: Mark 5:25–27
  • Using a Visual Filter to Study Verbal Moods in the Gospels
  • Example 2: Ephesians 5:18–22
  • No Choice, No Meaning
  • Principle 2: Markedness
  • Organizational Framework
  • Markedness in Real Life
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Principle 3: Semantic Meaning vs. Pragmatic Effect
  • Examples of Naming
  • The Dude Commercial
  • Using the Analysis View to Find Pragmatic Effects of ἀδελφός (adelphos)
  • Review of the Three Principles
Unit 2: Connectives
  • Introduction to Connectives
  • Asyndeton
  • Καί (kai) and Adverbial Kαί (kai)
  • Γάρ (gar)
  • Μέν (men)
  • Ἀλλά(alla)
  • Processing Discourse
  • Δέ(de) and Narrative Τότε (tote)
  • Using the Sentence Diagramming Tool for Sermon Preparation
  • Οὖν (οun)
  • Διὰ τοῦτο(dia touto)
  • Connectives in Philippians 3
Unit 3: Forward-Pointing Devices (FPDs)
  • Introducing FPDs
  • Reference and Target
  • Questions and Pronouns
  • Adverbs
  • The Use of Μέν (men)
  • Using a Syntax Search to Find Point/Counterpoint Sets
  • The Use of Εί Μή (eimē)Exceptions
  • Use of Ἀλλά (alla)
  • Metacomments
  • Searching LDGNT or HDNT for Metacomments
  • Vocatives
  • Historical Present
  • Redundant Quotative Frames
  • Tail-Head Linkage
Unit 4: Introduction to Information Structure
  • Mental Representations
  • Structure of Information
  • Structuring Information
  • Natural Information Flow
  • Questions, Presuppositions, and Answers
  • Frames of Reference
  • File Cabinets
  • Status of Information
  • Frames of Reference: New Testament Examples
  • Frames of Reference: More New Testament Examples
  • Topical Frames
  • Setting Up a Custom Guide for Technical Commentaries
  • Topical Frames Examples
  • Temporal Frames
  • Spatial Frames
  • Contrast
  • Conditional/Exceptive Frames
  • Searching the Grammatical Constructions Dataset
  • Comparative Frames
  • Reason/Result Frames
  • Circumstantial Frames, Part 1
  • Circumstantial Frames, Part 2
  • Circumstantial Frames, Part 3
  • Using the Cited By Tool with a Custom Grammar Collection
Unit 5: Introduction to Thematic Highlighting Devices
  • Principles
  • Overspecification
  • Overspecification and Point of View
  • Searching the Referent Dataset to Examine Point of View in Narrative
  • Right-Dislocation
  • Recharacterization and Delayed Information
  • Discourse Grammar Reading Strategy
  • Thematic Addition
  • Thematic Addition Illustrated
  • Changed Reference
  • Thematic Address
  • Near/Far Distinction
  • Contemptuous Use
  • Using the Milestone Data Type in a Search
Unit 6: From Grammar to Analysis
  • What Is Discourse Analysis?
  • Course Review

NT346 Exegetical Study: Paul’s Letter to the Philippians

  • Instructor: Steven E. Runge
  • Video hours: 8

This course applies the concepts from LA211 to an exposition of Philippians. Dr. Runge takes you through the Greek text, explaining the exegetical significance of the devices and how he arrived at his conclusions. You’ll learn discourse analysis methods and how to apply them.

"I’m going to help you see what grammatical markers and rhetorical devices [and] literary devices that Paul has used to structure the letter, to draw attention to certain points, to organize the letter, and again, to help draw the reader into the letter to really hear Paul’s heart for this church."

Dr. Runge, as always, brings his engaging examples, illustrations, and humor to illustrate his points. By analyzing jokes, mistranslated signs, and other things from everyday life, your learning will become more effective and enjoyable.


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
  • Course Method
  • Exploring the Greek New Testament Discourse Bundle
Unit 1: Philippians 1:1–11
  • Greeting (Phil 1:1–2)
  • Thanksgiving (Phil 1:3–7)
  • Philippians 1:3–5
  • Finding Clusters of “All” in Philippians
  • Philippians 1:6–7
  • Philippians 1:7b
  • Philippians 1:1–7 HDNT
  • Philippians 1:8
  • Using the Propositional Outlines Visual Filter with the LDGNT
  • Philippians 1:9–11
  • Philippians 1:8–11 HDNT
  • Homiletical Summary (Phil 1:1–11)
Unit 2: Philippians 1:12–20
  • Philippians 1:12
  • Studying the Meta-Comments in the LDGNT and HDNT
  • Philippians 1:12–14
  • Philippians 1:12–14 HDNT
  • Philippians 1:15–17
  • Philippians 1:15–17 HDNT
  • Philippians 1:18
  • Philippians 1:19–20
  • Philippians 1:18–20 HDNT
  • Homiletical Summary (Phil 1:12–20)
Unit 3: Philippians 1:21–30
  • Philippians 1:21–26
  • Philippians 1:21–26 HDNT
  • Philippians 1:27–30
  • Using the Passage Analysis Tool
  • Philippians 1:27–30 HDNT
  • Homiletical Summary (Phil 1:27–30)
Unit 4: Philippians 2:1–18
  • Overview (Phil 2:1–18)
  • Philippians 2:1–4
  • Using the Exegetical Guide to Study Greek Words Carefully
  • Philippians 2:5
  • Philippians 2:6–11
  • Philippians 2:12–13
  • Philippians 2:14–18
  • Summary (Phil 2:12–18)
  • Philippians 2:1–4 HDNT
  • Philippians 2:5–11 HDNT
  • Philippians 2:12–18 HDNT
  • Homiletical Summary (Phil 1:1–18)
Unit 5: Philippians 2:19–30
  • Overview (Phil 2:19–30)
  • Philippians 2:19–24
  • Philippians 2:25–30
  • Philippians 2:19–24 HDNT
  • Philippians 2:25–30 HDNT
  • Researching Epaphroditus Using the Factbook
  • Homiletical Summary (Phil 2:19–30)
Unit 6: Philippians 3:1–14
  • Overview (Phil 3:1–14)
  • Philippians 3:1
  • Philippians 3:2–4
  • Philippians 3:4b–8
  • Philippians 3:8b–11
  • Highlighting the Connectives
  • Philippians 3:1–4 HDNT
  • Philippians 3:4–11 HDNT
  • Homiletical Summary (Phil 3:1–11)
  • Philippians 3:12–14
  • Philippians 3:12–14 HDNT
  • Homiletical Summary (Phil 3:12–14)
Unit 7: Philippians 3:15–21
  • Overview (Phil 3:15–21)
  • Philippians 3:15–17
  • Philippians 3:18–21
  • Philippians 3:15–17 HDNT
  • Searching for “Principle” Statements in Philippians
  • Philippians 3:18–21 HDNT
  • Homiletical Summary (Phil 3:15–21)
Unit 8: Philippians 4:1–9
  • Overview (Phil 4:1–9)
  • Philippians 4:2–7
  • Philippians 4:8–9
  • Philippians 4:1–9 HDNT
  • Homiletical Summary (Phil 4:1–9)
Unit 9: Philippians 4:10–23
  • Overview (Phil 4:10–20)
  • Philippians 4:10–14
  • Philippians 4:15–20
  • Philippians 4:10–20 HDNT
  • Comparing and Contrasting Two Similar Words
  • Homiletical Summary (Phil 4:10–20)
  • Conclusion to Philippians (Phil 4:21–23)

Dr. Steven E. Runge serves as a scholar-in-residence at Faithlife and as a research associate in the Department of Ancient Studies at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He has a doctor of literature degree in biblical languages from the University of Stellenbosch. In preparation for his doctoral research, Dr. Runge completed several years of study in the linguistic fields of pragmatics and discourse grammar.

Dr. Runge has served as a visiting professor teaching Greek discourse grammar at Knox Theological Seminary; Dallas Theological Seminary; Wycliffe Hall, Oxford; Wales Evangelical School of Theology; and Southern Seminary. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at Northwest Baptist Theological College, Trinity Western University, and Associated Canadian Theological Schools (ACTS) while completing his education. He is also very active in the church. He and his wife have two daughters and live in Bellingham, WA.


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  1. Ronnie Boone

    Ronnie Boone


    Same question that was posted by Efrem - how would this course benefit me since I have never taken a Greek course before?
  2. Efrem Evans

    Efrem Evans


    What if you never taking a course in Greek studies, how would this course be beneficial?
  3. Andrew Felts

    Andrew Felts


    Is there any plan to make a similar course available for Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew Discourse Analysis?


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