I thought I’d bring this up, because I’m looking into what the actual benefits would be… I’ve spent probably $450-500 on Logos? I can’t remember. I’ve spent $50 on various books, and I got some “compression pay” in one year that was a lot of money, and my wife advised I use it on Logos, because she knew I wanted it and couldn’t afford it.
So, I’ve got an extensive Logos library, and it’s great. I’ve described how I got Logos 6 Baptist Starter, then upgraded to Logos 7 Standard starter. Then since I got Logos 6 right before the upgrade, they gave me an upgrade for free. So I chose Logos 7 Standard Bronze. I’ve mentioned before I would only get the Baptist packages from here on out, so I’d need to get Logos 7 Baptist Bronze (I think it’s $190 for me), then Logos Baptist Silver, and possibly Gold.
So, what would I get by doing this upgrade? I’m already at the max in terms of Logos features, a big change between Logos 6 and 7. You used to have to buy the Gold package to have all the cool features. Not anymore – once you have Bronze, you have it all.
Which is good, because Bronze is expensive. Gold is really expensive. Platinum is about a thousand dollars, which is roughly about 4 years salary for an IFB preacher. Okay, I’m exaggerating, but even if an IFB church were to offer me a pastor’s position, I’d have to decline it on the grounds I can’t afford the cut in pay!
I’m really serious. And that’s a massive denunciation of the IFB movement – the Bible enjoins us that those who labour in the word and preach well are worthy of double pay. So if an IFB pastor (who should be paid about 50K a year) preaches well, the Bible says you should double their pay.
Do the math.
Anyway! I’m digressing wildly as usual. Lack of sleep and caffiene together equals a Narrow is the Way Blog post!
Getting back on track (my longtime readers are laughing right now – this probably brings back a lot of memories of my early days), what would I get by paying $350 or so to get Gold?
That’s almost doubling what I’ve paid so far, by the way…
Nothing in the way of modern translations. I’m maxed out on those. Which is good, because if they were actual hardcover volumes, they’d have cobwebs so thick on them you’d need a machete to get to them! I think I’ve looked at them maybe six times. Mostly the CJB, because I wanted to see how heretical Stern had become, and yup, that’s a serious mass of stinking heresy in there.
I need more sleep. I love my cat. He’s just laying in his cat bed, looking like a happy little pig.
I WOULD get a lot of original manuscripts! I’ve already got the Textus Receptus, but I’d get the other two TR manuscripts (elzevir and I can’t remember the other). So that’s cool. I’m annoyed I’ve got Vaticanus on my hard drive. That should be a Logos Now subscription thig, so I could get it then let my subscription lapse, and watch satisfied as Vaticanus flies away.
Bye bye! (waves)
I need sleep.
Id get a TON of books on preaching. Wow. It’s like the Baptists are known for preaching, which is funny, because from what I’ve heard, most Baptists couldn’t preach their way out of a mummified paper bag that someone dumped water on.
And apparently I’d get everything Charles Spurgeon ever wrote, including grocery lists.
I see a lot of benefits to it, and I wouldn’t have to deal with every issue of Themelios, and a hundred commentary books on Pseudopigrapha, and the entire library of the Cairo Geniza.
Okay, I’ve stopped making sense. Time to go lie down for a nap.