Author - Phil Gons

Follower of Jesus, husband of Shanna, father of four, Vice President and General Manager of Bible Study Products at Faithlife, makers of Logos Bible Software, PhD (ABD) Theology, reader, learner, blogger, technophile.

Searching across Verse Boundaries

By default, searching a Bible for multiple terms will find those words or phrases only when they occur in the same verse. So a search for grace “in Christ” in the ESV will return all of the verses where the word grace and the phrase in Christ occur...

New Logos Bible Software Demo Video

We just gave our demo page a makeover and launched a brand new demo video of the Windows version of Logos Bible Software. If you have a decently fast internet connection (the video weighs in at 94.5MB), jump on over and take a look. Otherwise, try...

RefTagger on Your Desktop

RefTagger is the perfect tool for making the Bible references on your blog or website more useful for your readers. Thousands of people have installed it, and we’ve delivered more than 100,000,000 Bible verses so far. If you don’t have it on your...

My Story: Paul Burgess

This week’s “My Story” comes from Paul Burgess, an undergraduate student at CSU. I am a full-time worker and part-time distance education (correspondence) student studying for my Bachelor of Theology. I have found that I need the Logos software. I...

17 New Training Videos in Portuguese

One of our users from Brazil, Israel Cavalli, has done a great service to Portuguese-speaking Logos users by creating 17 training videos for Logos Bible Software. Israel teaches a free mini course on Logos at his university, and he created these...

What Makes Logos Books So Special?

Not all digital books are created equal. I regularly interact with people who have never used Logos Bible Software, and one of the most common things I hear goes something like this: “I already have ________ as PDFs. Why would I want to get the...

My Story: Beau Abernathy

It’s time for another episode of “My Story.” This one comes from Dr. Beau Abernathy, pastor of CrossPointe Church. Dear Logos, Words escape me to adequately express my appreciation to the Lord for you and your ministry! As a bi-vocational church...

Team Logos at the 2009 Trivia Bee

Last Friday Logos participated for the fourth time in the annual Trivia Bee sponsored by the Whatcom Literacy Council. There were 28 teams, and for the first time we made it all the way to the finals. We ended up placing 5th overall, beating out...

BibleTech:2009 Round Up

Today’s guest post is from J. D. Elgin, a member of the Marketing Department and the coordinator for BibleTech:2009. BibleTech:2009 is officially a thing of the past. The conference was a great time for learning, interacting and networking with...

Logos for Mac 1.1 Now Shipping

On Thursday of last week, we released an update to Logos Bible Software for Mac. Version 1.1 fixes a number of bugs that didn’t get squashed before we shipped the long-awaited first version in mid-December. If you are an existing Logos for Mac user...

BibleTech:2009 Is Underway!

UPDATE: We have set up a live twitterfeed of the conference on the BibleTech website. Today’s guest post is from J. D. Elgin, a member of the Marketing Department and the coordinator for this year’s BibleTech conference. BibleTech:2009 officially...

What’s Your Story?

I love reading stories about how people experience Logos Bible Software for the first time. Just yesterday I read a glowing email from a professor who a few months ago had never used Logos and thought it was little more than a collection of PDF-like...

BibleTech:2009 Sneak Peek

Today’s guest blogger is J. D. Elgin, a member of the Marketing Department and the coordinator for this year’s BibleTech conference. BibleTech:2009 is shaping up to be an incredible event for anyone passionate about the latest developments in Bible...

All Logos Gear Only $1!

Our Logos—Facebook Photo Contest—especially the picture of Ryan all decked out—got people asking about Logos gear and how they can get some for themselves. You may never have seen it before, but we actually have a product category on Logos.com...

Logos–Facebook Photo Contest Winners

A week and a half ago we announced the Logos–Facebook Photo Contest and invited you to take pictures of yourself with Logos Bible Software and upload them to Facebook. The response to the contest was super. Nearly 900 new people connected with us on...

Göttingen Septuagint on Pre-Pub

If you’re into studying the Septuagint—and we think you should be—you’re going to love what just hit the Pre-Pub page! The Göttingen Septuagint (a.k.a. Septuaginta: Vetus Testamentum Graecum. Auctoritate Academiae Scientiarum Gottingensis Editum) is...

You and Logos around the Globe

Our Logos–Facebook Photo Contest is off to a great start. We’ve made hundreds of new connections with Logos users around the world, and we’ve seen some really cool photos. If you haven’t yet entered any pictures of you and Logos, you still have a...

Logos–Facebook Photo Contest

Like free Logos books? Get your cameras ready! Starting now and running through the end of the month, we’re having a Logos–Facebook Photo Contest. Here’s how it works. You take pictures of yourself with Logos Bible Software, upload them to your...

2009 Curry Cook-off

Last Friday was our annual Curry Cook-off. I missed it, but I heard from a somewhat picky eater that several of the curries were simply amazing. We covered the event on Twitter, so if you’re not following us and missed out, here’s a rundown of the...