5 Free Ways to Share Your Faith Online

ShareimageSharing Scripture with friends and loved ones has never been so easy—and Logos is working to make it even easier.

Every morning we post Scripture art to a few of our Facebook pages. We’ve received quite a few requests to make these images available for sharing, reusing, or downloading. We even had one fan enter our photo contest with the help of our Verse of the Day images. Well, good news—there are plenty of ways to share this free art, as well as other social content.

Here are five free ways to share Scripture online:

1. Follow Logos on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, and Instagram.

  • Repost, tweet, +1, and pin Scripture art and verses to encourage your friends and followers.

2. Download images from our Facebook and Instagram profiles.

  • Save these as your Twitter backgrounds, and add them to your Flickr albums or other image galleries.

3. Use the free Verse of the Day plugin on your blog.

  • It works with WordPress and Blogger.

4. Set up a group in Faithlife, and enable the free Verse of the Day plugin for your group.

  • Faithlife groups now feature the Verse of the Day plugin in the right sidebar, along with your group’s reading plan.

5. Download free Facebook Timeline covers.

  • Visit Twibbon and choose between a few free Facebook Timeline covers. Then tweet and share Twibbon with your friends!

6. BONUS: use Twibbon to add the Logos emblem to your Facebook or Twitter photo. This lets you connect with other Logos users quickly and easily—you’ll know them by their profile pictures.

What are some other ways you share Scripture on social media? Leave your suggestions in the comments!

Dr. Timothy Keller: Faithlife Study Bible Contributor

The Faithlife Study Bible is always adding rich content—most recently, “Old Testament Law and the Charge of Inconsistency,” an article by New York Times bestselling author and Redeemer Presbyterian church senior pastor Dr. Timothy Keller. Dr. Keller’s focus on Jesus’ character, ministry, and work has influenced the Christian community at large and resulted in Redeemer’s growth from 50 to over 5,000 members.

Dr. Keller’s FSB article takes a look at common objections to Christianity that stem from perceived inconsistencies in the Old Testament Law. Old Testament prohibitions no longer practiced today include:

  • Eating raw meat, pork, or shellfish
  • Executing people for breaking the Sabbath
  • Wearing clothes woven with two kinds of materials

Yet, of course, the Old Testament is full of guidelines that we should still follow today. Find out how Dr. Keller addresses these perceived inconsistencies in the Faithlife Study Bible!

Get the Faithlife Study Bible free through March 2014 to access Dr. Keller’s article, along with other thought-provoking Bible study articles.

After you unlock the Faithlife Study Bible and download it onto your mobile app, you’ll find a link directly to Dr. Keller’s article from the in-app news feed “Content Update in the Faithlife Study Bible.”

You’ll also see articles written by:

Get the Faithlife Study Bible free through March 2014.

Build Amazing Presentations with Proclaim

You use Logos Bible Software to prepare your sermon. You dig deep into the original text. You prepare the right illustrations, stories, and questions to teach and challenge your congregation. But making all that information look excellent in a presentation—well, that’s another story.

When it comes to turning your message into a presentation, Logos wants to make it as easy as possible—and we’re getting you started with a bunch of free media.

Proclaim church presentation software works seamlessly with Logos Software, allowing you to send images, quotes, and Scripture directly from Logos. Because Proclaim is cloud-based, your whole team can access and adjust the presentation from anywhere with an internet connection. As you’re making your presentation, you’ll find lots of free media—$500 worth. And we’re adding new media all the time.

Download Proclaim for free and make a sample presentation today by logging in with your current Logos account. If you don’t have a Logos account, it’s easy and free to create one.

Organize Your Christian Community with Faithlife’s Calendars and Events

Faithlife’s latest update is a huge step forward for your online Christian community. With the addition of events and calendars, you can organize all your group outings, celebrations, and services, all in one place.

Create a Faithlife Event

I just set up an Apples to Apples board game tournament at church. Setting up the event was simple. I clicked the “New event” button (example) to get started and then picked a name for the event (example). When it comes to choosing an event type, there’s a dropdown menu with 19 choices, like:

  • Birthday party
  • Class
  • Confirmation
  • Lecture
  • Graduation
  • General

Once I had the event named and scheduled, I filled out some details for everyone who’d been invited (example). Then all I had to do was send out invites. I could invite entire groups or choose individuals from specific groups (example).

Create Group-Specific Events

Need to create an event for just one of your groups? Simply:

  1. Go to your Faithlife group
  2. Click the Calendar tab (example)
  3. Create a new calendar event (you can even set recurring events, such as church services, small groups, and Bible studies) (example)
  4. View your events either as a list or in calendar view (example)

Start using Faithlife to organize your community of faith today!

If you haven’t joined the Faithlife communty, now’s the time. Sign in using your Logos account, or sign up for a free account!

Dr. Charles Stanley: Featured Contributor to the Faithlife Study Bible

“If you are being called to Christ, you are being called away from sin, to Him. There are some who take their call seriously. They are the ones who take the time to hear from God.”—Dr. Charles Stanley, from the Faithlife Study Bible article “Being Called to Christ”

Through September 30, we’re celebrating the ministry of Dr. Charles Stanley. The centerpiece of this celebration is the brand-new 46-volume Charles Stanley Collection. This collection, worth over $900 in retail value, can be yours for only $80 when you use the coupon code CSCOLLECTION.

If you’d rather just pick your favorites, you can create your own Charles Stanley sale. Through September 30, adding the coupon code CSBDAY80 to any of Dr. Stanley’s books will save you 15%.

Dr. Charles Stanley in the Faithlife Study Bible

Did you know that Charles Stanley is a featured contributor to the Faithlife Study Bible? Dr. Stanley is one of the many notable figures whose insights appear throughout the FSB. Besides Dr. Stanley, FSB contributors include:

When you download the Faithlife Study Bible* (free through March 2014), you’ll enjoy Dr. Stanley’s “Being Called to Christ”—plus many more outstanding articles.

Download the Charles Stanley Collection Today

You can save on the Charles Stanley Collection through September 30. That gives you less than 10 days to add 46 new books to your library for less than $1.75 per volume. Don’t waitsave more than 90% on the  Charles Stanley Collection with coupon code CSCOLLECTION now!

*Enter now and you could win a Scholar’s Library base package from Faithlife. This grand prize will add more than 475 books and commentariesworth nearly $8,000 in print—to your library. When you combine the Scholar’s Library with the powerful Faithlife Study Bible, you have the raw materials for profound Bible study. Enter now!

Free Books for Your App Insights

Want free books and some terrific discounts? Through October 19, we’re asking that you rate and review the Logos mobile app. Leave us honest ratings and reviews in the Apple, Google Play, and Amazon app stores and you’ll get free titles and outstanding savings.

We’re kicking this off by giving away Archibald A. Hodge’s The Life of Charles Hodge and taking 50 percent off Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart’s How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. Go get them now. But here’s the important part: before you settle down to start reading, take a few seconds to rate and review our app in the Apple, Google Play, and Amazon app stores.

It’s worth your time. For every 2,500 new reviews, star ratings, +1s, and “likes” we get, we’ll give you another free book.

It’s all organized in one spot—get The Life of Charles Hodge free and follow the giveaways.

It doesn’t get much simpler. Share your feedback, get a free book, tell your friends, and get more free books. Deepen your library and let us know what you think—love!—about the app.

Don’t wait—rate and review our app in the Apple, Google Play, and Amazon app stores today.

Experience the Biblical Story with Rich Media

Sometimes all it takes for an idea to really click is a strong visual representation. Infographics make information more accessible, engaging, and memorable. That’s why the Faithlife Study Bible supplements its study notes with stunning images, videos, and infographics of biblical places and artifacts.

When we talk about infographics, we’re not talking about pie charts and bar graphs. We’re talking about dynamic, colorful graphic art that brings the Bible’s information to life.

The Faithlife Study Bible gives you:

  • Infographics—See the Bible’s story with over 120 infographics, timelines, and tables.
  • Photos—Get to know biblical locales, including Israel, Greece, and Turkey, with over 240 pictures.
  • Videos—Visit the Bible’s setting with over 35 videos.

We’re never done building the Faithlife Study Bible’s study notes and infographics. We’ll be adding rich media and study materials to the FSB all the time!

You can get the Faithlife Study Bible absolutely free through March, 2014.

Win a Scholar’s Library from Faithlife!

Enter now and you could win a Scholar’s Library base package from Faithlife. This grand prize will add more than 475 books and commentaries—worth nearly $8,000 in print—to your library. When you combine the Scholar’s Library with the powerful Faithlife Study Bible, you have the raw materials for profound Bible study. Enter now!

Better Bible Study on iPad & iPhone—Free!

Bible study just got better with the updated Logos Bible app for iPhone and iPad.  The app is redesigned to be more user friendly and better for groups. New features include a reworked home page, customizable reading plans, Faithlife-connected Community Notes, and additional panels for split-screen viewing.

If you haven’t downloaded the redesigned Bible app, don’t wait any longer! It helps you experience fuller, richer Bible study wherever you go—and it’s absolutely free.

You’ll get:

Community Notes: Share verse-by-verse thoughts and comments with anyone in your Faithlife community. Passages mentioned by your friends, your church, and Christian leaders show up marked with an icon.

Reading plans: Customize your reading plans with versatile templates to keep your studying on schedule, and then share your personalized plans with others.

Highlighting: Mark the text your way with more than 80 colors and symbols.

Languages: Access the Bible’s original Greek and Hebrew with a simple tap-and-hold on any word. You’ll instantly see the term’s lemma and morphology.

Split screen: Study any secondary resource side by side with your favorite Bible. Both panels scroll in sync, so you’re always in the right place.

Word studies: Learn more about a Greek or Hebrew word by running a Bible word study. Logos 4 links the text to dictionaries, lexicons, and cross-references and lets you compare translations.

Free books: Get 44 resources for free when you download the Logos app. Then open up 25 more free books by creating a Logos.com account.

And so much more!

Learn more about the Logos app on our mobile apps page, and then download the app today!

Free Memorial Day Templates from Proclaim

You’ve been working for weeks on this Sunday’s Memorial Day service. If only your presentation had a cohesive look to tie the service together.

Don’t worry—Proclaim has you covered.

Proclaim has uploaded a new collection of 6 free Memorial Day templates to bring continuity to this Sunday’s service. With the free Memorial Day collection you’ll get the following slides:

  • Welcome
  • Happy Memorial Day (pictured)
  • Bible slide—Lay out your verses on custom made Scripture slides
  • Sermon title slide
  • Song slide—Perfect template for your worship songs
  • Standard Memorial Day background slide—Ideal for announcements, tithes, prayer time, or anything else you need to communicate

This new Memorial Day series is just one of 12 free templates available in Proclaim. You can also upload your own art, or subscribe to Graceway Media and choose from more than 10,000 breathtaking backgrounds. With Proclaim, your Sunday morning presentations will look amazing—and come together seamlessly.

To try this content out for your church service, simply download Proclaim and log in with your Logos account details. Select NEW to start a new presentation and grab the Memorial Day template to customize for your own service.

You’ll need an On Air license to use Proclaim with your church, but with prices starting at only $10 a month there has never been a better time to get started!

Sync Your Reading Plans with Android 1.0

The Logos Android app just released the new 1.0 version! You can go to the Google Play store and download (or update) the app now.

Sync Your Reading Plans

Yes, you read that right. Sync your reading plans from your PC or Mac to your Android phone or tablet! Take your daily readings with you—wherever you go. Get caught up on your reading in the waiting room, at the DMV, or anywhere else you have internet access.

Choose one of the reading plan templates in Logos 4 or create a custom Bible reading plan to suit your needs. You can start right away, since Logos 4 lets you set the beginning and end dates for every plan—no matter when you start.

You can follow along with daily reminders on your Logos 4 homepage or on your Android device.

Other Changes in Android 1.0

There are a number of changes in the first non-beta release of the app. We’ve improved navigation (optimized for tablets) as well as improved UI styling, synced favorites, and saved searches. You can see a complete list in the “What’s New” tab on Google Play.

A Serious App for Serious Bible Study

The Logos Android app provides you the tools for serious study on the go. With the Android app you have:

1. Bible Word Studies

  • Get a stronger understanding of a passage with original language tools.

2. Passage Guides

  • Pull up a detailed report for any verse with cross-references, commentaries, media resources, and text comparisons.

3. Free Resources

  • Access up to 67 free resources when you sign in with a Logos account.

4. Advanced Search Capabilities

  • Search your entire library for a phrase or passage.

5. Customized Reading

  • Link two panels together so you can read your Bible and commentary together—and never lose your place.

Carry a Library in Your Pocket

Combine the free Logos Android app with a Logos base package and enjoy access to an expansive Bible study library—wherever you happen to be. Already have a base package? Grow your mobile library with nearly 20,000 Bibles, commentaries, reference guides, Christian living books, and more—all available from Logos and Vyrso.

You can get more information about the Logos app on our Android page.

Download the app today!