Visual Learning in the Church

Visual Learning in the Church
Did you know that, according to the Social Science Research Network, nearly 65 percent of people are visual learners? That means what you put on the screen at church matters. People who learn visually need to see what they hear not only to comprehend, but also to retain information. When listening to a sermon, visual learners benefit from pictures, slides and live demonstrations. In worship, they are very aware of the aesthetics and the overall ambiance of the room. In these cases, the visual aspects help people connect with what is being spoken or sung and reinforce the service in a positive way.
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Maximize Your Study of Proverbs with This Intuitive Tool

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The book of Proverbs is full of recurring themes, characters, and poetic forms. It covers everything from wealth and poverty, to archetypical characters such as “the foolish man” and “the righteous person.” But one of its most compelling features is the practical advice it offers parents and children. With the Proverbs Explorer in Logos 6, tracking down that wisdom is simple and intuitive. You can group and locate proverbs based on theme, type, characters, and even poetic form. In this video, I’ll show you how to quickly discover every proverb written from a father’s perspective, then refine your search to those written with the poetic structure known as “antithetical parallelism.”

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Gear Up for Summer with Great Deals from Lexham Press

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Summer is upon us, and that means it’s time to hike, camp, swim, and enjoy the great outdoors. I just recently got back from climbing Mt. Baker, and to prepare for that excursion, I had to have all the right equipment. Backpack, boots, rope, crampons, clothing, food—all in all I was carrying over 40 lbs of gear up the mountain. I wouldn’t have been able to successfully make it up the mountain without all of it.

Sometimes, our Bible study can feel like climbing a mountain—there’s just so much to learn, to read, and to process. Whether you’re a pastor, a student, or just someone who is serious about their Bible study, Lexham Press is committed to helping you study the Bible, better. And during the Lexham Press Summer Sale, you’ll get incredible deals on all the right resources for whatever you’re studying.
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Nearly 40% off J.C. Ryle and Other Great Deals

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Canada Day is here, but you don’t have to be from the Great White North to celebrate. We’ve got 30+ resources on sale through July 13!
Here are some highlights:

Analytical Bible Expositor (27 Vols.)

Regularly $479.99—get it for $249.99 (that’s 47% off!)
John G. Butler’s Analytical Bible Expositor is a comprehensively organized, chapter-by-chapter and verse-by-verse commentary.
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Dig into the Nuance of Biblical-Word Meanings

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One of the most important parts of finding treasure is knowing where to dig. What if you came across a map with 298 x’s? You would have no clue where to even start digging, and even if you did it would take hours before you were able to find what you were looking for. What if there was a tool that helped you filter that 298 down to half a dozen? That sounds a lot more doable right?

Think about the difficulty of the English language:

  • “When he said he went to lie down he told a lie.”
  • “The man didn’t cave when he was threatened to be thrown in a cave full of snakes.”
  • “I saw your saw, I believe it was under the see-saw.”

The same word can have very different meanings. Often, we face the same challenges when studying the Bible.
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D.A. Carson, Douglas Moo, Tim Keller, and More—All in One Study Bible!

NIV Zondervan Study Bible now in Logos!

Exciting news!

Zondervan brings to Logos the new and ambitious NIV Zondervan Study Bible. Published this year and edited by D.A. Carson, the NIV Zondervan Study Bible provides the best scholarship in short, readable notes for the everyday Christian. Here are some quick stats that’ll get your attention:

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Tailor-Made Education for Missions and Church Planting

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“This is not the world of 100 years ago,” notes Dr. Tim Sisk, pastor, professor, and missionary to Japan and Bolivia. “It’s a very different world, and there are a number of different issues that impact how we take the gospel there.”

The changing world of missions and church planting requires a combination of current, on-the-ground perspective and scholarly analysis of the historical, biblical, and theological realities undergirding this important work. All of that can be found in these Mobile Ed courses on missions and church planting.

For the first time, you can get Mobile Ed’s missions and church planting courses individually.

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Expand Your Study of the New Testament and the Early Church

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June has been a busy month for expanding and updating our products. Of particular note are the recently updated Teach the Text Commentary series, the Gordon Fee New Testament Studies Collection, as well as these four brilliant gems in the study of the New Testament and the early church:
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What’s New in Logos Now 6.4

What’s new in Logos Now

Every day we’re working hard on innovative solutions to the problems you encounter in your Bible study. Our team regularly develops exciting new features, datasets, tools, and more to give you a deeper understanding of God’s Word.

In the past, you had to wait until the next release of our software to access extensive updates like these. But whether you’re a minister, scholar, student, or an everyday Christian with a passion for God’s Word, we recognize that you want the latest and best Bible study tools to help you dig deeper into God’s word, right now.

That’s why we created Logos Now.

Roughly every six weeks, we roll out our newest developments so you can use them in your Bible study immediately. It’s easy to get started with Logos Now; you can even get your first month free.

We recently released our newest features and tools to Logos Now members—if you’ve been waiting, this is the time to start. Here’s what’s new.

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How to Use Inline Search to Discover Figures of Speech

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

Maybe you’ve noticed that searching in Logos is quite different from searching a print book! We search print volumes one at a time, whereas Logos editions can be searched in bulk. We instruct Logos to search our commentaries or theology books or journals. But with so many books in our Logos libraries, we may overlook the value of a specific resource. One such book you perhaps own is Figures of Speech Used in the Bible by E.M. Bullinger. In this book, the author identifies over 200 types of figures of speech and then provides biblical examples of each. It’s a helpful guide when trying to discover Hebrew or Greek figures of speech we may miss because we’re not as familiar with these languages as we are our native tongue. When I’m studying a biblical passage, I always run it through Figures just to make sure I’m not missing an idiomatic or emphatic expression. One way to do so is with an Inline search:
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