Read Some Old Books in 2019

Guest writer Adam B. Shaeffer holds an MA in Spiritual Formation from Talbot School of Theology and a PhD in Theology from Durham University. He is already a big fan of Logos 8.

In my previous posts, I’ve highlighted some of the new features in Logos 8, but in this post, let me turn to an oldie but goodie: Reading Plans.

As I’ve already made clear in another post, I love C.S. Lewis. His imagination and clarity have been gifts to me through the years. It’s fair to say that he has shaped my thinking in some significant ways, and one of those is in his insistence on the value—no, the necessity—of reading old books. [Read more…]

How Do You Want to Grow Spiritually in 2019?

How do you want to grow in your faith, studies, or ministry this year?

If you’re like most Christians, you fall into at least one of these four groups:

  • You want to read the Bible more consistently
  • You want to explore God’s Word more deeply
  • You want a new theological challenge
  • You want to grow as a leader

To kick off the new year, we’ve handpicked resources for each of those goals and put them on sale. [Read more…]

5 Can’t-Miss Deals from December’s Monthly Sale

2018 is almost over—and so is your chance to get significant savings on dozens of resources.

Browse all deals, or check out these highlights: [Read more…]

1,500 Reasons (Give or Take) to Get Logos 8

What if someone offered you The IVP New Testament Commentary Series (14 vols.) for $22—91% off the regular Logos price of $241.99?

What if they offered The New International Greek Testament Commentary (13 vols.) for $33—a 91% savings on the Logos price of $359.93?

Those are kind of deals you get when you get Logos 8 Platinum. [Read more…]

How to Search for Theological Topics in Logos

Guest author Adam B. Shaeffer holds an MA in Spiritual Formation from Talbot School of Theology and a PhD in Theology from Durham University. He is already a big fan of Logos 8.

In a previous post, I discussed the Theology Guide and the associated resource, the Lexham Survey of Theology (LST). In this post, I’ll dive into the Lexham Systematic Theology Ontology (LSTO), which is the information structure under the hood of the LST. [Read more…]

3 Simple Reasons Now’s the Time to Get Logos 8

If you buy or upgrade to Logos 8 by December 31, you stack multiple offers on top of each other for a truly great deal:

  • Get 5 free workflows
  • Get a free copy of Logos 7 Fundamentals to give away
  • Take an extra $100 off Logos 8 (first-time base package purchases only)

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The Changes from Logos 7 to Logos 8, Summarized

With Logos 8 comes the most significant changes in an upgrade since Logos 4.

As this article covering all key changes states, “[Logos 8] not only adds many new features, but it also changes existing features and user interfaces in ways that will take some time to adjust to.”

This post is a summary of the full article. Each heading represents the major category of changes between Logos 8 and Logos 7. [Read more…]

Getting Started with the New Theology Guide

Guest writer Adam B. Shaeffer holds an MA in Spiritual Formation from Talbot School of Theology and a PhD in Theology from Durham University. He is already a big fan of Logos 8.

The Theology Guide is a powerful tool that taps into the new Lexham Survey of Theology (LST). The guide draws from the LST, but the associated ontology (which works behind the scenes like a new dataset) is where the rubber meets the road. [Read more…]

How to Easily Convert Measurements in a Passage

Beginning in Genesis 6:14, God tells Noah to build a boat according to exact specifications: 300 cubits X 50 cubits X 30 cubits. I’m not sure about you, but I don’t normally speak in terms of cubits today. I understand feet and yards, but cubits are another story.

This isn’t an isolated occurrence because unfamiliar measurements appear throughout the Bible. Fortunately for us, as we study passages with Logos 8, we can easily convert measurements in the text. [Read more…]

Logos for Spiritual Formation: the Lectio Divina Workflow


Guest writer Adam B. Shaeffer holds an MA in Spiritual Formation from Talbot School of Theology and a PhD in Theology from Durham University. He is already a big fan of Logos 8.

In this post, I’ll be exploring one of the ways Logos 8 can play a vital role in our spiritual formation.

One of the primary aspects of how we change is establishing new habits, new ways of doing things, and new ways of engaging with the world around us.

Many of us have good habits, but how often do we ask if the habit could be improved? Just because our habits are good doesn’t mean that they are bearing fruit in our lives. Our good habits can actually sabotage our transformation if we do them thoughtlessly. This is, to my mind, one of the primary motivations behind the ancient practice of Lectio Divina. [Read more…]