I jokingly tell participants who attend Camp Logos, “Logos Bible Software will do everything but wash your dishes!” It really is that powerful. From building a Passage Guide report to searching your Library for a concept to in-depth original language work, Logos is here to help.
The Notes document in Logos is helpful and versatile, allowing us to accumulate all our research for a topic, passage, sermon, etc. in one location. Within this document, we can create various types of individual notes such as:
- User-created notes
- Notes attached to verses
- Notes attached to selected text
For years if we attached a note to a Bible verse, that note would show up in all of our Bibles and commentaries. If, however, we attached a note to selected text— just a few words rather than the entire verse—that note would only show up in the Bible in which it was created. But things have changed in Logos 7! Using the power of the reverse interlinear, we can attach a note to selected text in one Bible and it will appear on the corresponding text in other interlinear Bibles!
Let’s take a look at a specific example:
As you probably know, Logos 7 is here! So I hope you’re discovering and enjoying its many new features. Today I’ll highlight one new feature that has been much anticipated by many Logos users: Multiview Resources.
For years Logos has had the ability to link multiple panels so that they scroll together. For example, when we link a Bible to a commentary and jump to John 3:16 in the Bible, the commentary automatically follows along.
Multiview Resources is similar in that resources follow the leader, but now all the resources reside in the same panel! Let’s take a look at an example with daily calendar devotionals:
Mon, October 3, 2016 | Training|
Mon, September 26, 2016 | Training|
People’s names in Scripture are not merely labels to distinguish them from other people, but many times are expressions of their character. For example,
Mon, September 19, 2016 | Training|
Logos 7 launched with a number of exciting and powerful new features, but the one that’s generating the most interest and questions is the Sermon Editor. You can get an overview of what Sermon Editor can do in this introductory blog post, and this dedicated training page.
With this blog post I’d like to continue the discussion about this very practical tool. While it’s outside the scope of any one post to fully explore the Sermon Editor, I’d like to provide an overview in the form of a “big picture.”
Mon, September 12, 2016 | Training|
Most Christians who are dedicated to studying the Bible have at least three books in their personal, print libraries:
- Study Bible
In this blog post I want to focus on that third book. A traditional print concordance lists every time an English word appears in a specific version of the Bible. When I studied with print books I owned three concordances: one each for the KJV, NASB, and NIV.
For years I’ve told Logos users that concordances are unnecessary in the software because the search engine quickly finds every time a word, phrase or lemma appears in the Bible.
But now in Logos 7 there’s a tool called Concordance. Is it “unnecessary”? Absolutely not!
Mon, September 5, 2016 | Training|
I’ve had the privilege of teaching Camp Logos training seminars for many years now. And ever since the Highlighting feature appeared on the scene, there’s a very common question at Camp:
How can I highlight the text in one Bible and have those highlights show up in other Bibles?
Well, I have great news for you: that feature now exists in Logos 7! It’s a setting in the Visual Filter called Corresponding Notes and Highlights and it’s really cool.
Fri, September 2, 2016 | Training|
Inductive Bible study consists of three phases: Observation, Interpretation, and Application. During Observation we’re encouraged to read the biblical text numerous times asking the journalistic questions Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How. Also, during this initial step of Bible study we’re supposed to identify any repeated words which may indicate an emphasis or theme.
For example in Luke 15 words like “lost,” “found,” and “rejoice” occur frequently and they do indeed point to the main point of the chapter.
Mon, August 29, 2016 | Training|
For most of us, our first introduction to Logos Bible Software is the Home Page with its Passage/Topic box. By entering a biblical reference or subject in the box and clicking GO we can launch in-depth Bible study.
Also, if you’ve been to Camp Logos or watched the QuickStart videos you’ve heard me say the GO icon opens the Default Home Page Passage or Topic Study Screen. In other words, if we used GO, we had to take and learn to love what the software opened for us; we couldn’t customize the Home Page layouts.
That is, until Logos 7! With the latest version, we can combine the ease of use of GO with the power of customization, resulting in a quick and personalized Logos desktop.