Learning Logos: Create a Legend for Highlighting Styles

Here’s a question I’m often asked at Camp Logos:

I highlight various verses in the Bible with boxes, underlines, or colors. Then in a few weeks, I forget what those specific highlighting styles represent. Is there a way to create a “legend” for highlighting?

Actually, there is. So if you can identify with the above scenario give this a go: [Read more…]

Learning Logos: Locate Positive and Negative Commands in the Old Testament

A Logos user submitted this question to me:

I was reading in a commentary in which the author stated there were over 600 commands in the Old Testament, some negative and some positive. Is there a way in Logos to locate those commands and if so can they be divided between positive and negative? [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to ‘Highlight’ Footnote Indicators

A subscriber to mpseminars.com submitted this question to our help desk:

I’m reading Wayne Grudem’s systematic theology book. There are a lot of footnotes throughout the book which are indicated by superscript numbers. I would like to be able to find those numbers quickly. Is there a way to highlight them? [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: Quickly Find a Topic in Systematic Theologies

Imagine you’re studying the Church’s mission, but you’re curious about what your systematic theologies have to say about the Church’s role in bringing justice in the world. You could comb through your systematic theology resources with the Logos Theology Guide, but this could take quite a while.  [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: How to Fact-Check Online Quotes Fast

How many memes have you seen that claim to be quotes from significant voices?

C. S. Lewis and G. K. Chesterton seem to get lots of citations, and the appeal is obvious. They’re widely admired, wrote on many different subjects, and weren’t confined by genre (and it doesn’t hurt that they can’t correct anyone). But did they actually write what the memes attribute to them? [Read more…]

Learning Logos: Notes Versus Clippings

Over the past few weeks, I’ve answered the same question several times, so I thought I’d make it the subject of this short blog. The question goes something like this:

Within Logos, we have both Clippings and Notes. Should I use both? If so, when should I use one over the other? [Read more…]

Learning Logos: Biblical Event Navigator

We often speak of studying passages in context. Likewise, we need to study events in context.

For example, imagine we’re studying events surrounding Jesus’ arrest and trials. A lot was happening on the eve of his crucifixion, and keeping those episodes in contextual order can sometimes be challenging. [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: Store Ideas, Articles, and Videos Across the Web in Logos

The internet provides a wealth of resources to enhance Bible study, from videos to websites and blog posts—but organizing and recalling this information when you need it can be tedious and time-consuming.

With the Notes Tool in Logos, you can easily record your thoughts as you study, arrange those thoughts into custom notebooks, and then recall what you’ve learned later with just a few clicks.  [Read more…]

Learning Logos: Quickly See How a Word Is Translated in Multiple Bibles

A fellow Logos user contacted me with this question:

I’m studying the word “note” in Romans 16:17 in my preferred Bible, which is the NKJV. How can I see how the underlying Greek word is translated in other Bibles?

This is a great Bible study question, and the solution can be achieved with different methods. In this blog, however, I’ll focus on perhaps the quickest way, which is the Information Tool: [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: Find Daniel’s Contemporaries Fast

Did Habbakuk prophesy before or after Daniel? Our English Bibles are not arranged chronologically, so it can be difficult to keep track of which biblical characters were contemporaries or what events were happening when a particular book was written. [Read more…]