How to Add the Same Note in Logos to Different Verses

Last week’s blog post focused on Notes and we’ll continue that theme this week.

Sometimes as we’re studying the Bible, the insights we gain for one passage apply equally to another. For example, as we study the results of Spirit fullness in Ephesians 5:18-22 we realize they’re basically the results of the Word dwelling in us from Colossians 3:16-17. So we want the same note attached to both passages.

To do that, take a swing at this:

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The Importance of Racial Diversity in the Church

Walter Strickland speaking at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

On Wednesday, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary held an event to celebrate the release of Plain Theology for Plain People. Speaking at the event, Walter Strickland III said, “My challenge to Evangelicals is to seek out theological dialogue partners of different races and ethnic backgrounds.” Diversity in the church is a critically important concern today, just as it was 100 years ago, and will be 100 years from now. The work of Charles Octavius Boothe provides us with an opportunity to engage with a historically muted perspective. Plain Theology for Plain People may be over 100 years old, but it is no less important today than when it was first published.

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Still Time to Get the NIV Application Commentary Bundle for 30% Off

NIV Application Commentary Bundle (NIVAC)

If there’s one contemporary commentary series on your “must have” list, it’s probably the NIV Application Commentary Bundle. And as part of September’s Publisher Spotlight, you can get all 42 volumes for 30% off this month only. You’ll save $300. But there is just over a week left to save.

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Get Dynamic Pricing on Zondervan Resources This Month Only

Build your library on a budget

If you’ve seen any promotions from Logos lately, you may have run into the phrase, “Dynamic Pricing.” For example, all Zondervan resources are Dynamically Priced this month. So what exactly is Dynamic Pricing, why is it a big deal, and how can it save you serious money?

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3 Simple Ways to Find That Quote or Passage You Can’t Quite Remember

I don’t just read the books in my Logos library; I use them.

I use them for preaching, for writing, for study, for personal emails, for online discussions with friends. I use my digital books in Logos so often that I get frustrated when the information or pithy quote I need is stuck between the cardboard covers of a paper book—or the intro and outro of an audio book.

For any fiction I read this is unimportant; I just don’t need to go back for specific quotes in such books. But without the many search and other tools in Logos, paper non-fiction books and reference works are harder to use for my various callings. I can’t find what I need.

With Logos, sometimes you don’t even need to run a search to find that quote or passage. Here are some of my favorite little ways you can get Logos to help you use—not just read—your books.

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Use Logos Online for Free! Introducing Logos Cloud Basic.

Now there’s a free way to start using Logos, and you don’t have to download a thing. Logos Cloud Basic gives you access to a selection of Logos tools and books to take you deeper in your Bible study. It all happens right inside your browser, and it’s 100% free.

Just visit the Logos web app and choose Basic to get started.

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2 Quick Hacks That Will Help You Learn from Early Christians

My Christian tradition has heroes like every other. This is good, at least when the heroes are good; it’s biblically sound to have heroes (Heb 12:1). The Bible itself offers its (nonetheless flawed) characters in part as moral examples, as heroes. Part of the purpose of the story of Joseph is to make us say, “I ought to be like that”; and Paul outright calls on us all to imitate him, repeatedly (John Frame calls this phenomenon “revelation through persons”).

In my tradition of Reformation Protestantism, all the heroes tend to have arrived on the scene precisely (and this year, I mean precisely) 500 years ago or less. People named “Saint So-and-so” don’t get much airtime.

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Remembering My Friend Nabeel Qureshi

Nabeel Qureshi, the subject of a 2015 Bible Study Magazine cover story, died of stomach cancer on Saturday. Guest author Dr. Michael Licona offers this remembrance. 

About 20 years ago, my wife Debbie and I started a small group comprised of a few Christian students at Old Dominion University (ODU) and an English professor there who were interested in becoming more knowledgeable in Christian apologetics. We ended up meeting at our home twice a month. One of those students was David Wood, a former atheist who had been imprisoned for trying to murder his dad. While in prison, David had a radical conversion to Christianity and became a model inmate. After being released, he actually led his dad to Christ, after he had seen David’s radical transformation.

While attending ODU, David had become best friends with a Muslim student. Both were brilliant, had charismatic personalities, and served on the university’s debate team. David asked if he could bring his Muslim friend to our new group. I said that would change the dynamic and, to an extent, the objective of the group. I asked the others what they thought and they agreed to include him. So, David’s friend began coming on a regular basis. That friend was Nabeel Qureshi.

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3 Free Logos Features That Make Seminary Easier

If you go to seminary, there are a certain tasks you will be asked to do. I don’t have to know which school you’re going to or what classes you’re taking. You’ll be doing these things. Three of them. Promise.

I’ve used pretty much all the major tools out there to do them, and I’m going to show you the best ones—and how to get them for free.

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Do We Have to Answer Every Tough Bible & Theology Question?

Truly understanding someone you deeply disagree with is exhausting. It’s a labor of love.

A friend with different politics recently brought up a subject about which I know “my side’s” position but not my own. I sensed he was attacking my tribe, but I couldn’t speak intelligently enough about the issue to have a worthwhile debate. I found my mental energy flagging as soon as this friend brought up the topic.

The same fatigue occurs sometimes when it comes to biblical and theological questions. I sometimes sit staring at my Logos screen wondering whether I have the energy to tackle a given question. I take comfort from two proverbs:

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