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This Year, Black Friday Is All Week: Save 40%

We couldn’t wait for Friday to share these deals.

So this year, Black Friday lasts all week!

Browse the sale and save all week long on Lexham print bundles including: [Read more…]

I Already Have Logos. Is Upgrading Just Buying It Again?

If you’ve invested in previous versions of Logos, you may look at Logos 8 and think, “Why would I pay for something I already have?”

The short answer is, you wouldn’t. And you won’t.

This post is about Dynamic Pricing, and why it means:

  1. You never pay for Logos features and resources you already own
  2. Upgrading to Logos 8 will cost less than you may think

[Read more…]

How Many Times Is Jesus Coming Back?

Few things in the Bible attract more attention than prophecies about the end times. Even people with only a passing acquaintance with the Bible know that it foretells a second coming of Jesus. Those who study the Bible know the book of Revelation reveals that the second coming brings an end to the reign of the antichrist (the “beast”; Rev 19:11–21). The risen Christ, the incarnation of God, returns to earth not as a suffering Savior, but as the glorious warrior-king. But does the Bible describe an earlier return of Jesus—one that precedes this triumphant arrival? [Read more…]

Preparing Sermons with the New Workflows Feature

If you’re writing expository sermons, it means you’ve developed skills for serious Bible study.

And not only that, you’ve developed skills for sharing the wealth you discover with others.

As you know, that process takes a lot of time, demands many steps, and requires a number of resources. How can you tighten it up without skipping the steps you know you need to take for an accurate, thorough, transformative sermon? [Read more…]

How to Use the New Important Words Feature

As you well know, words are the building blocks of Scripture. If we’re going to study or exegete a passage we have to examine words. Perhaps, in an ideal world, we would thoroughly explore every word in the text. If, however, we’re only going to dig deep on some words, the question becomes, which ones?

While there’s certainly no definitive answer that applies equally to all passages, there’s a new feature in Logos 8 that may offer some guidance.

It’s called Important Words and here’s how it works:

  • Choose Guides | Passage Guide (A)

  • Type a passage like Acts 1:8 in the Reference box (B)
  • Press the Enter key to generate the report
  • Expand the Important Words section if it isn’t already (C)
  • Notice a list of lemmas (dictionary forms of words) in section (D)
  • Remember these facts as you work with Important Words:
    • Logos searches ALL of the commentaries in its vast catalog, not just the ones you own
    • Logos identifies all of the Hebrew/Greek lemmas discussed in the commentaries
    • Logos lists the most frequently discussed lemmas found in commentaries covering the passage under study

Using the facts just listed, the Greek lemma meaning witness is the most frequently discussed Greek lemma in commentaries for Acts 1:8! (E)

As you can see, Important Words is not based on grammar, discourse, or theology, but rather the frequency of discussion in commentaries. So with this in mind, use it to examine lemmas most often mentioned in commentaries or even go the other route and examine words commentators perhaps overlook!

For more detailed instruction about Important Words and all the new Logos 8 features, please subscribe to mpseminarsonline.com where you’ll find over 150 videos just about new Logos 8 enhancements.

For live hands-on training, please register for an upcoming Camp Logos in Phoenix, AZ November 28–30 or Murfreesboro, TN, December 10–12.

Remember to follow Faithlife.com/mpseminars and you’ll automatically receive a FREE digital download of Dr. Grant Osborne’s commentary Ephesians Verse by Verse.

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Morris Proctor
is a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

Logos Black Friday: Here’s What’s On Sale

With so many resources on sale, who can shop for just one day?

This year, Logos Black Friday is over a week long to give you plenty of time to browse and save.

Take up to 90% off dozens of resources, including these highlights: [Read more…]

5 Seminary-Level Courses to Listen to on Your Morning Commute

If you’ve been blessed enough to go to Bible school or seminary, you know the joy of prolonged seasons of structured theological learning.

And you probably miss them now that they’re over. If you had the time, you’d love to sit in on a class once again.

With Mobile Ed lectures in Faithlife Audio, you can. [Read more…]

Should I Choose a Feature Upgrade or Complete Upgrade?

There are several ways to get your hands on Logos 8, the newest version of Logos, but which one is right for you?

If you already own Logos and are looking to upgrade to 8, read on. In this post, I explain differences between a feature upgrade and a complete upgrade—and why you might prefer one over the other. [Read more…]

6 Resources That Will Help You Learn Greek and Hebrew

It’s a journey to move from alphabets and words to fluid reading and interpretation. It can feel like climbing a mountain just to reach another false summit.

This post is for anyone who’s about to climb or has fallen off midway.

Those who’ve reached the top—who have done the hard work of gaining enough familiarity with the original languages to discover gold they couldn’t have otherwise—will tell you the trudge is worth it. [Read more…]