Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Dictionaries

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Like any specialized field, theology and biblical studies have developed their own unique vocabularies. That terminology has been refined over thousands of years—and often familiar terms are used in unique ways. For instance, although the terms “dichotomy” and “trichotomy” can be used in a variety of contexts, in theology they have a very distinct meaning—namely, they identify two major views regarding the makeup of human beings. Trichotomists say human beings are comprised of body, soul, and spirit, while dichotomists argue for a two-fold distinction: soul/spirit and body.
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20 Ways to Use the New Apologetics Collection

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Everyone wants a comprehensive library, but gaps are inevitable. Maybe you’re happy with your selection of commentaries, but your apologetics section could use some love. Or perhaps you have a strong selection of systematic theologies, but haven’t yet gathered a solid lineup of biblical theologies.

Right now, you can get 60% off when you pick up select new collections to round out your library. Biblical theology, apologetics, ministry, preaching, church history—we’ve got you covered. Browse these new collections now and save!

For the new Apologetics collection, we’ve pulled together a solid lineup of resources from a diverse group of top-notch scholars. Here are 20 ways you can use the new Apologetics collection to deepen your study and defend your faith.
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Take Back Your Saturdays

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You don’t have to spend precious hours on your day off putting together Sunday morning’s slideshow anymore. Now you can build your sermon or worship presentation as you study.

New to Logos 6, Visual Copy lets you create beautifully designed slides drawn from quotes across your Logos library. With Logos, importing your slides into your favorite presentation software is a breeze. Plus, Visual Copy makes it simple to share your slides through social media, so you can instantly show others Scriptural insights without interrupting your Bible study. In this video, one of our Logos Pros shows you how to use this tool to build stunning, professionally designed presentations.

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What’s New in Logos Now 6.5

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Whether you’re a minister, scholar, student, or an everyday Christian with a passion for God’s Word, you want the latest and best Bible study tools, right now.

That’s why we created Logos Now.

Every six weeks, we roll out new updates, features, datasets, tools, and more to Logos Now subscribers. It’s easy to get started—you can even get your first month free.

Here’s what’s new in Logos Now 6.5.
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Resource Updates: June–July 2015

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Whenever a resource you own is updated, you’ll get that new content—for free—so your Logos library is always becoming more valuable and staying up to date with the latest improvements.

Here’s a list of Logos resources that were updated throughout June and July. Wherever possible, we’ve included a link to an appropriate product page.

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Create a Custom Study Bible

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Study Bibles are great resources for quick information on a passage, especially when you’re reading for personal devotions. But what happens when your favorite study Bible doesn’t come in your preferred translation? If you use the print version, you’re stuck with the versions made available by the publisher. But with Logos, you can link your favorite translation with your favorite study Bible notes, creating your own customized study Bible. In this video, one of our Logos Pros shows you how it’s done. Check it out.
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Overcoming Theological Famine with Logos

Serengeti-Landscape-2012At Faithlife, we love equipping people for Bible study. It’s why we created Logos Bible Software. So when we hear powerful stories of our users overcoming challenges using our software, we can’t help but share them with you.

Josh Hooker has been a missionary to Southern Africa for a decade. Through the years, he’s encountered an unexpected problem. “What many people don’t realize is that good theological books are often hard to get in Africa. Sometimes missionaries rely on friends or family to bring books out when they visit, but these books are heavy to carry—especially the reference books I rely on for my work.”
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Understand the Flow of Biblical History

Timeline CollectionGenesis through Revelation isn’t laid out in neat chronological order. For instance, Ezra and Nehemiah depict events that took place near the end of the Old Testament period. But those books are placed before the book of Job—even though many scholars believe Job depicts some of the earliest events recorded in Scripture! This is an accident of the literary arrangement of the canon, but if you’re trying to understand the Bible’s chronology, you face many other challenges. From sorting out the kings of the Northern and Southern kingdoms, to following the succession of Paul’s missionary journeys, keeping track of it all can be daunting.

When you branch into church history and theology, the problem only magnifies. It’s hard to remember who influenced whom, which theologian pioneered which doctrines, how schools of thought battled it out in the public arena, and which ideas came to define the worldview of their eras.
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Compare Outlines of Biblical Passages

LogosPro_blogOne of the first steps of any Bible study is to develop an outline of your passage. It’s a straightforward way to grasp the argument, flow of thought, and themes in that section of Scripture. As you’re developing an outline, it’s immensely helpful to see how others have understood the structure of the passage. Seeing the work of multiple commentators can open your eyes to possibilities you haven’t considered.

Comparing outlines from commentaries and sermon collections in a paper library would be time consuming and cumbersome. But with Logos’ Bible Outline Browser, you can instantly see outlines drawn from your resources, all in one place.

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Customize Logos to Match Your Workflow

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Everyone’s Bible-study workflow is different. Hopefully we’re all following sound hermeneutics, but there’s infinite variation in how we actually apply those principles. Since no two workflows are exactly alike, Logos can be customized to fit your needs. You’ll save a ton of time in your sermon, lesson, or Bible-study prep with custom layouts. Once you know the type of study you’d like to perform and the resources you need to consult, it’s simple to customize Logos to match your preferred workflow.

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