Learning Logos: Add the Factbook to the Dashboard

A subscriber to mpseminars.com submitted the following scenario to me:

I enjoy launching my Bible study from the Dashboard on the Home Page. Also, I work with the Factbook a great deal. I don’t, however, see a way to add the Factbook to the Dashboard. Is there a way and if so, would you show me how?

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Learning Logos: How to Display Notes in Multiple Bibles

Of all of the Logos 8 features, I probably receive more questions about the Notes database than any other. Here’s one I’ve received several times:

When I anchor a note to a specific word in a specific Bible is it possible to display that note in other Bibles?

A feature known as Corresponding Notes and Highlights is what we need for this task. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Display Bible Verses in List Format

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A Logos user contacted me with this question:

I’m somewhat new to Logos so hopefully there’s a simple answer to what I’m asking and I’m just not sure where to find it. I use the NKJV, but I like the formatting of the NASB specifically the verses are in “list” rather than paragraph style. Is there a way to make the NKJV look more like the NASB. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Find Emphatic Negation in the New Testament

A Logos user sent me this inquiry:

I’ve been studying Mark 10:15 in which Jesus says “Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” Numerous commentaries pointed out the presence of a double negative or emphatic negation in the phrase “not enter it.” How can I find other instances of this in the New Testament? [Read more…]

Learning Logos: Use the Bible Browser to Find Verses Related to a Topic

Logos training blogA subscriber to mpseminars.com recently submitted this scenario to me:

I’m doing research regarding God or Jesus in the role of a shepherd. How can I find verses related to that theme? [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Refine Searches with the ‘Intersect’ Operator

Because of current events, I, like many others, have been reading Psalm 91. Verse 14 especially caught my eye:

Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. (ESV) [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Use Information with Non-Bibles

On the Tools menu is a feature called Information, which we normally use with interlinear Bibles. Simply by hovering on or clicking a word in the Bible, Information populates with tons of data about that word.

This tool, however, can also be used with any book and will provide instant definitions for unfamiliar words!

Try this:

  • Choose Tools |Lookup | Information (A)
  • Open any book from your Library such as the Lexham Bible Dictionary (B)
  • Navigate to any location in the resource such as the article for Levi, son of Jacob in the LBD (C)
  • Rest the cursor on a word in the resource such as eponym in the LBD (D)
  • Notice the Definition section in Information populates with data (E) from your highest prioritized dictionary with an article for this word! (F)

This is a great trick for looking up the meanings of unfamiliar words without interrupting the flow of your reading by having to open additional resources on the screen.

Of course in the above example, Information is set to update on hover and the Definition section is visible. You can certainly customize Information if yours didn’t function as I outlined.

For more detailed and exhaustive instructions about the Information tool, please check out 24/7 video training at mpseminars.com.

And don’t forget to follow faithlife.com/mpseminars and you’ll automatically receive a FREE digital download of Dr. Grant Osborne’s commentary Ephesians Verse by Verse.L

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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.

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Learning Logos: Download All Resources at Once

logos blogWith the somewhat new Logos Bible Software installation process, we now have the option of just downloading some of our resources during the initial installation. In light of that, I recently received this scenario from a fellow Logos user:

Learning Logos: Automatically Highlight Cross-References in a Lexicon

I recently received the following scenario from a fellow Logos user:

I’m working on a project for school regarding lexicons and Genesis. Is there a way to highlight all the biblical references to Genesis in a lexicon such as BDB? Currently I’m straining my eyes trying to pick out the biblical references among all the characters!

Thankfully the answer is yes with the aid of a Visual Filter!

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Russell Moore: Why Family and Theology Are Interconnected

By Bronwyn Lea

Russell Moore is a man with big credentials, big responsibility, and a surprisingly big laugh. As president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (the public engagement arm of the Southern Baptist Convention), Moore is regularly asked to comment on issues spanning pro-life ethics, the Church’s response to racism, all the tricky questions of modern-day sexuality, and the complex relationship between evangelicalism and American politics. Got a hot-button topic you need addressed? Russell Moore is your guy. Yet for all the gravitas of his conversation, he’s no ivory-tower theologian; he’ll just as quickly laugh at a joke or tell an endearing story about his family.  [Read more…]