If you’re like me, this at least occasionally happens to you: as you’re studying the Bible in Logos 4, you read an article from a resource, but do not bookmark or place it in favorites. Then in the near future you say to yourself: Not long ago I read a good article, but for the life of me I can’t remember where it’s located.
Archives for February 2011
N. T. Wright is one of today’s most important theologians. His work touches many disciplines—New Testament backgrounds, Pauline scholarship, the doctrine of justification, and much more. Wright has written more than forty books, including the 3-volume Christian Origins and the Question of God Series, the For Everyone commentary series (available from Logos in the N. T. Wright Collection), and many more.
We recently sat down with N. T. Wright to talk about digital tools for Bible study, the importance of original language study, his favorite books and authors, and a whole lot more.
Yesterday, we ran a blog post by Stephen Smith on what an incredible resource the Logos forums are. With over 40,000 users, the forums provide a strong community that is both informed and helpful. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for information about a particular resource, assistance with an aspect of Logos 4, or just good tips and tricks to help get the most out of your study time, the Logos forums are an exceptional tool.
We recently realized how the Logos blog might be strengthened when combined with the community on the Logos forums. By moving the comments from the blog to the forums, users get the benefit of turning an isolated comment into a conversation. Now you can join thousands of users in discussing the various resources, tips, and general information discussed on the Logos blog!
One of the many great features of the new Logos.com is the improved searching capabilities. We’ve upgraded the search engine and provided a variety of categories which allow for several different browsing options. Even more, the new faceted browsing allows you to stack several product categories at once so you can find that specific book you’re looking for.
With the help of faceted browsing, you can now instantly have more information regarding the author or publisher you are searching for. When you land on a page displaying products for a specific author and publisher you searched for, you’ll see a new graphic at the top of that page. The graphic will contain a picture and brief biography or description about your search.
For authors, learn about the ministries they’ve been a part of throughout their lives, where and what they studied, some noteworthy titles they’ve authored, where they’ve worked, and other significant details about their lives. For publishers, get some insight on how the company started.
You can also instantly share your favorites with your friends by clicking the “like” button or by sharing through Twitter or email.
Check out a few pages:
- N. T. Wright
Next time you’re looking at products on Logos.com be sure to browse by author or publisher to see their respective pages. We hope you enjoy learning about, sharing, and showing support for the people that produce the titles you love!
The number one obstacle to improving Logos Bible Software is a shortage of awesome software developers. We have desks, chairs, computers, and money to meet payroll. We have a list of projects longer than your arm. We have free coffee and a new employee outdoor center. What we don’t have is enough people.
We need your help, and we’ll pay for it!
Chances are, you’re not alone.
But did you know there’s a whole community of Logos users who have either already answered your questions or are literally available to help 24/7? And we’re not talking about vague help that leaves you more confused than you were before. We’re talking step-by-step instructions, screenshots, and creative tips. One user has even made a series of tutorial videos!
I’m not exaggerating in the slightest when I say you can get immediate help in the forums with just about anything.
Have you ever purchased a commentary that you found yourself returning to over and over? You knew it was part of a larger collection, but you also knew purchasing the collection would mean paying for that one commentary again?
I have good news for you.
If you buy a title and soon thereafter decide that you’d like to have the collection instead, we’ll credit the cost of the title toward the collection. This is a great way to test out a series before you invest in the whole thing.
Biblical Things in Logos 4 (Tools | Biblical Things) displays images from your library related to things or objects such as sheep, cornerstone, etc. Image you’re studying a passage like Ephesians 6 in which Paul mentioned a lot of things as he discussed the armor of God. You may get tired of typing each individual word into the report window. Here’s a tip to help out: [Read more…]
This week Logos has introduced our new product called Proclaim, and to celebrate the announcement Proclaim is running a $25,000 Worship Resource Giveaway with over 100 winners.
So what is this new tool and why is it important?
Proclaim is a church presentation software that is going to change the way pastors, worship leaders, and other ministry partners put together a presentation. Not only will pastors be able send information and media directly from Logos 4 to a presentation, but worship leaders and others will be able to access a presentation throughout the week to add songs, backgrounds, and announcements. That’s right, multiple people can work from home or their church—or anywhere with internet access—on the same presentation.
Like Logos 4, Proclaim is a cross platform tool. You access your presentation from any place with an internet connection, from a Mac or PC.
A built-in media store means anyone can add videos or graphics without worrying about file-formats and compatibility, while ensuring the whole team can review selected content before it is presented.
Many churches use online planning tools to plan their service order and communicate with their team. While this has traditionally required worship team members to duplicate efforts inputting the service order and set list into the presentation software, Proclaim will easily import the ‘order of service’ you have already created. Then, the same application your team has used throughout the week to access the online version of the presentation, is now the same application used to run the presentation during the service.
There are some very useful cutting-edge features as well, allowing scriptures, messages, and surveys to be pushed out to the mobile devices of people in your service. For instance, when the scripture slide comes up on a screen, a signal will be sent out to also bring the scripture up on their mobile phones.
We have created Proclaim to be the simplest solution for pastors and worship leaders to present with, and for volunteers to run without a huge learning curve.
The Great Worship Resource Giveaway
To celebrate the announcement of Proclaim, we are running “The $25,000 Great Worship Resource Giveaway”, which will have over a 100 winners! The giveaway features today’s best worship resources and will surely be something your worship team will want to enter. Visit the giveaway and see a video on Proclaim, by clicking the banner above, or by going to http://proclaimonline.com. We would love to know what you think about Proclaim. Post your comments and questions below!
A few months ago, Logos shipped Catena Aurea: Commentary on the Four Gospels (8 vols.), a commentary set that started as a Community Pricing Special.
Now when I’m studying the Gospels, I have Catena Aurea open alongside a couple of other modern commentaries. While I love having resources that give me the latest scholarship on a particular verse, I never fail to gain insight when I click over to Catena Aurea and read how Bede, Augustine, and other Church Fathers read Scripture.
When Catena Aurea started out on Community Pricing, Logos users had the opportunity to bid on it, and enough people jumped on the special to lower the price to $14.00. If you missed out on the $14.00 deal, then you probably haven’t been taking advantage of Logos’ Community Pricing Program—where Logos users decide which books we’ll produce, and what price they’ll pay!
Community Pricing offers some amazing deals on classic works in the field of biblical and theological studies. Just scroll through some of the titles, and place a bid on the ones that interest you. Once enough bids have been placed to cover the costs of producing the title, then bidding is closed.
The more interest in a title, the lower its price.
You can help lower the price for a title by encouraging friends to place bids for it, fostering excitement for it in the Logos forums, writing about it on your blog, posting about it on your Facebook, tweeting about it to all your followers, shouting it from the rooftops. . . . Some titles have drawn so much excitement, they’ve sold for $5.00!
Several works are getting close to the finish line, and you don’t want to miss out on these incredible deals:
- Morris Jastrow Near Eastern Studies Collection (5 vols.)
- The Works of Edward Polhill
- Biblical Commentary on the New Testament (6 vols.)
So head on over to Community Pricing and help decide what gets produced next. With your help, these prices can get even lower!
Today’s guest post is by Robert Campbell, from the Logos Bible Software marketing team.