The other day we began talking about how cool it would be to have something like RefTagger, only for Twitter. A couple emails, a designer, and one developer later, we launched ref.ly.
Ref.ly is a URL shortening service with a twist. Simply go to ref.ly, type in a Bible verse, and a custom link is automatically generated that you can use to link your friends and followers to the Bible. The added beauty of ref.ly is that the URL structure is really easy to remember, so you can simply create the link on your own. In fact, ref.ly recognizes almost every conceivable Bible referencing scheme, so you can share Matthew 16:18 as http://ref.ly/Mt16.18, http://ref.ly/Mat16.18, http://ref.ly/Matt16.18, or http://ref.ly/Matthew16.18.
Along with an easy to remember structure, you also have the ability to share a single verse (http://ref.ly/Ro8.28), a range of verses, (http://ref.ly/Jn1.1-18), a chapter (http://ref.ly/Ps23), or an entire book (http://ref.ly/3Jn). You can even specify a particular version by simply adding @ followed by the version abbreviation (http://ref.ly/1P2.2@ESV).
With ref.ly you can now help your Twitter followers and Facebook friends engage more deeply with scriptures you reference in your updates.
ref.ly – To the point.
Mon, June 15, 2009 | Training|
From My Library you can initiate a search in all of the books by a particular author.
Right click on an Author’s name like Chambers. Select Search All These Resources. When the search dialog opens enter your search query and click Search.
Now you can see what any author including Oswald Chambers has to say about a word, phrase, topic, or Bible verse.
Fri, June 12, 2009 | Misc|
Seminary is expensive. As a seminarian myself, I’ve spent thousands of dollars on tuition, books, and the many other expenses of seminary. During my journey I’ve always been on the lookout for scholarships and creative ways to finance my studies. That is why I am so excited to announce Logos’ latest project, SeminaryScholarship.com.
If you’re a seminarian and are looking for a seminary scholarship, then this announcement will come as good news. In November, just in time for the start of the Fall term, Logos will award its first $1,000.00 seminary scholarship. In addition to the tuition award, the scholarship will include a copy of the Scholar’s Library. The scholarship is open to all seminary students and the application process should take you less than 15 minutes.
If you’re a seminarian, head over to SeminaryScholarship.com and apply today. If you’re not a seminarian but know someone who is, please share the site with them. I’ve included some banner ads below that you can paste onto your website or blog to help spread the word.
Thu, June 11, 2009 | Misc|
On Monday Apple launched Safari 4, the latest version of their web browser. There are a couple of incompatibilities with Logos Bible Software for Mac 1.1 (specifically with the Exegetical Guide), so we’ve released version 1.1.1 to address these issues.
Version 1.1.1 is identical to version 1.1 with the exception of which version of Safari is required. If you don’t plan to move to Safari 4 yet, then you should stick with 1.1 for now.
If you’re an existing Logos for Mac user, you can download this new version for free by going to Logos.com, signing in, navigating to My Account > Order History, and then clicking on your Mac engine or base package order. At the bottom of the order page, you’ll see a “Files to Download” section.
Click the “Download” link next to the appropriate file to save it to your Mac, make sure Logos for Mac is closed, and then double-click the file to install the update. Follow the instructions, and you should be up and running with the latest version in less than a minute.
If you don’t have a Logos.com account, don’t see the link below your Mac order, or have any other troubles updating, please contact our Mac Customer Service team at 800-875-6467 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: If you’re running Mac OS X 10.4, you will not be able to install version 1.1.1 yet. We’re working on a fix. In the meantime, you’ll need to stick with Safari 3 and Logos for Mac 1.1. We’ll let you know as soon as this issue has been resolved.
Update 2: Version 1.1.1 now works properly on Mac OS X 10.4 as well.
Wed, June 10, 2009 | Products|
Maybe you’re studying Mark in your own personal Bible study time or with a small group at your church and want to work through a devotional study to help you apply what you’re reading to your life.
Regardless of your task, having a variety of quality commentaries and Bible study resources on hand is essential.
With Logos Bible Software, you have a plethora of titles to choose from. Our new Product Guide on Mark brings them all together in one place: commentaries you can purchase individually, sets covering Mark, and Bible studies.
Visit www.logos.com/mark to see all of the titles we currently offer on Mark’s Gospel.
If you don’t see something you think we should offer, send an email to email@example.com and let us know.
Tue, June 9, 2009 | Products|
Several months ago we gave away a free download of the Matthew and Mark Cornerstone Biblical Commentary. The giveaway was extremely popular and over 10,000 people added this great commentary to their Logos library. Today we are excited to say that the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary set has finished production and will be shipping in just a few days!
As with all our pre-pubs, once we ship the pre-pub price disappears. That is why you need to hurry up and place your order today! When you order the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary set today you get it for only $179.95. On Wednesday, after we ship, the price will go up to $249.95. Place your order today, because you’ll never see this set for a better price than it is right now.
Learn more about the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary set.
Mon, June 8, 2009 | Training|
If you find helpful articles on the web you can place links to them right in a note file.
- Open to any place on the web
- Right click in the address bar of your internet’s browser and select Copy
- Right click in the text area of a Libronix note file and select Paste
- If the pasted address is not automatically hyperlinked then click the Tag References as Hyperlink icon on the note file formatting toolbar
If you want you can now change the text of the pasted address which is usually pretty long. Just select (highlight) the pasted address and type in any new text. The new text will still link to your website.
Fri, June 5, 2009 | Products|
The May–June issue of Bible Study Magazine featured an article by Elizabeth George on what it means to be a member of God’s household (pp. 19–20) based on her book Understanding Your Blessings in Christ, a study through the book of Ephesians, so we’ve teamed up with Harvest House Publishers to give away 20 copies of her book.
We’re also giving away five subscriptions to Bible Study Magazine and a copy of Bible Study Library.
There are four different ways to enter the giveaway, and you can increase your chance of winning by doing all of them.
Complete any or all of the following by June 30, 2009 to enter:
- Simply fill out the entry form and click “Submit.”
- Post a link in any of your social spheres (blog, forum, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc.) to www.biblestudymagazine.com/elizabeth letting people know about the giveaway. In July, we’ll search through all the backlinks to the site and select winners at random.
- Since Bible Study Magazine is published by Logos Bible Software, if you mention the giveaway and post a link to www.logos.com, we’ll search through those backlinks as well and select winners at random.
- Subscribe to Bible Study Magazine between now and June 30, 2009, and we’ll give you two more entries.
Head over to the giveaway page at BibleStudyMagazine.com for all of the details.
Thu, June 4, 2009 | Company|
Wed, June 3, 2009 | Misc|
Make real cash over the summer! Put some money away, give some money away, catch up on bills, save for your next missions trip, add books to your library, go on a great vacation, serve others, or pay tuition next semester. The Logos Ambassador Program can help you do just that. Be your own boss this summer and earn a generous income while working as little or as much as you want!
Your summer job is here!
As you head back home between semesters or stick around to save on travel expenses, what are you going to do with your spare time? Why not earn a generous income while maintaining an independent and flexible schedule?
You have already been sharing your love for Logos with your friends and family. Now you can show them how their Bible study time can be transformed—and get paid to do it! Become an Ambassador today and start selling Logos Bible Software’s base packages, from Bible Study Library through Scholar’s Library: Gold (available for PC and Mac).
Make more than a lawyer!
The Ambassador’s payout is quite generous. You’ll earn a commission of 15% on the products you sell. That could be well over what almost any summer job would pay! Simply selling one Scholar’s Library: Gold would earn you over $150 for that one sale—and the average sale probably takes less than an hour.
It only takes about ten minutes to show someone a demo video, a few minutes to talk about your experience with Logos, and a few minutes to show them how it will help them in their Bible study. That’s it. Show the demo, take the sale.
Want books instead of cash? Earn $300+ in books for just one sale.
If building a comprehensive digital library is your desire, you can double your commission to 30% in Logos credit if you would rather get Logos books. Just selling one copy of Scholar’s Gold to your pastor, friend, associate pastor . . . could earn you over $300 in Logos book credit.
The beauty of this program is that you can work as much or as little as you want. No time clocks, no shift changes. You are your own boss and make your own schedule—so go ahead, take a weekend off to go with your friends on your annual trip. Where else are you going to find something like this?