Logos Tech Tip: Quickly Find a Topic in Systematic Theologies

Imagine you’re studying the Church’s mission, but you’re curious about what your systematic theologies have to say about the Church’s role in bringing justice in the world. You could comb through your systematic theology resources with the Logos Theology Guide, but this could take quite a while.  [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: How to Fact-Check Online Quotes Fast

How many memes have you seen that claim to be quotes from significant voices?

C. S. Lewis and G. K. Chesterton seem to get lots of citations, and the appeal is obvious. They’re widely admired, wrote on many different subjects, and weren’t confined by genre (and it doesn’t hurt that they can’t correct anyone). But did they actually write what the memes attribute to them? [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: Uncover Powerful Connections between Passages

The biblical authors frequently point to other parts of Scripture through carefully chosen phrases and figures of speech. 

For example, Jonah 1:3 tells us Jonah fled “from the presence of the Lord.” At first glance, it appears Jonah is running from God. However, studying cross-references to Jonah 1:3 gives a deeper meaning to what might be going on in that passage. [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: Store Ideas, Articles, and Videos Across the Web in Logos

The internet provides a wealth of resources to enhance Bible study, from videos to websites and blog posts—but organizing and recalling this information when you need it can be tedious and time-consuming.

With the Notes Tool in Logos, you can easily record your thoughts as you study, arrange those thoughts into custom notebooks, and then recall what you’ve learned later with just a few clicks.  [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: Find Daniel’s Contemporaries Fast

Did Habbakuk prophesy before or after Daniel? Our English Bibles are not arranged chronologically, so it can be difficult to keep track of which biblical characters were contemporaries or what events were happening when a particular book was written. [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: How to Quickly Spot Differences in Gospel Accounts

The Gospels tell the rich story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection from four different perspectives—but discovering the similarities and differences in the Gospel accounts can seem like a hefty task.

With the Parallel Gospel Reader, you can find those similarities and differences quickly. [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: Study Jacob’s Life Using a Biblical Person Workflow

Jacob bears the unique designation as the only person in the Bible who literally wrestled with God, and this encounter had a far-reaching impact on redemptive history. Most Bible readers know that what happens in Genesis lays the foundation for the rest of Scripture, but it can be a daunting task to see where Jacob’s story is referred to in the rest of the Bible. [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: Follow a Biblical Author’s Train of Thought

The Bible isn’t a collection of inspirational thoughts like pearls on a string. The human authors present logical positions and arguments. One of the most important aspects of Bible study is understanding an author’s line of thinking, and Logos makes this easy with the Propositional Outlines Visual Filter.

With this visual filter, you can see the structure of the text and discover relationships between propositions—the statements (usually sentences) that the author uses to assert something as true. [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: How to See the Big Picture in the Story of Jacob

Keeping an eye on the big picture of a biblical story is important when you are studying the individual parts of an extended narrative. For example, how do the twists and turns of the story of Jacob fit into redemptive history? 

Narrative Character Maps in Logos makes it easy to find out. Narrative Character Maps display the movements and interactions of biblical characters like Jacob in a narrative sequence. You can survey the entire story of Jacob, the crucial points in the plot, and the geographic location of other key players in the narrative through time.

Here’s how:

These maps are linked to Factbook entries and labeled pericopes, which allow you to easily dig deeper into any character or event on the map.

Try it now! Explore maps for other biblical characters and books

Have Logos Starter or above but don’t see the interactive on the Tools menu?  It may be because you don’t have it downloaded. Simply open your Logos library, search for “Narrative Character Maps Interactive,” right-click, and select Download.

Logos Tech Tip: Discover What God Says about the Poor with One Search

By Chris Pennington

If you’re like most people, you notice only things that are important to you and miss things that don’t resonate with your life experience. It’s only natural; humans are limited by their humanity, after all.

But what happens when you miss something that’s important to God? What if you’re minimizing something God cares about? Logos Bible Software helps you quickly gather verses on any topic or theme with powerful searches across your library so you’ll always know what God says. [Read more…]