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Learning Logos: Change Content Scaling with a Shortcut

 

During a recent Zoom meeting with Adam at Faithlife, I noticed an icon on his Shortcuts bar that reminded me of a power-user trick in which you may be interested: we can change the global text size of our resources, Guides, and Tools with the click of an icon!

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Logos Tech Tip: Uncover Powerful Connections between Passages

The biblical authors frequently point to other parts of Scripture through carefully chosen phrases and figures of speech. 

For example, Jonah 1:3 tells us Jonah fled “from the presence of the Lord.” At first glance, it appears Jonah is running from God. However, studying cross-references to Jonah 1:3 gives a deeper meaning to what might be going on in that passage. [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: How to See the Big Picture in the Story of Jacob

Keeping an eye on the big picture of a biblical story is important when you are studying the individual parts of an extended narrative. For example, how do the twists and turns of the story of Jacob fit into redemptive history? 

Narrative Character Maps in Logos makes it easy to find out. Narrative Character Maps display the movements and interactions of biblical characters like Jacob in a narrative sequence. You can survey the entire story of Jacob, the crucial points in the plot, and the geographic location of other key players in the narrative through time.

Here’s how:

These maps are linked to Factbook entries and labeled pericopes, which allow you to easily dig deeper into any character or event on the map.

Try it now! Explore maps for other biblical characters and books

Have Logos Starter or above but don’t see the interactive on the Tools menu?  It may be because you don’t have it downloaded. Simply open your Logos library, search for “Narrative Character Maps Interactive,” right-click, and select Download.

Learning Logos: How to Display Notes in Multiple Bibles

Of all of the Logos 8 features, I probably receive more questions about the Notes database than any other. Here’s one I’ve received several times:

When I anchor a note to a specific word in a specific Bible is it possible to display that note in other Bibles?

A feature known as Corresponding Notes and Highlights is what we need for this task. [Read more…]

Are You Justifying Your Own Sin? A Lesson on Forgiveness.

By Stephen Witmer

I lay awake, staring into darkness, mentally replaying a conversation from earlier that day. My friend had misunderstood me and then condemned me for it. I felt deeply wronged. I also felt a toxic mixture of anger, self-pity, and self-righteousness creeping through my veins. It is often much easier to pray, “Forgive us our trespasses” than, “as we forgive those who trespass against us.” [Read more…]

Get Logos 8 Gold for 25% Off—4 Days Only in Logos Black Friday Deals

Logos 8 Gold, packed with features and resources, is on sale November 25–28 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Make it yours today for 25% off!  

If you already have a Logos package, your cost will be even less, since you never pay for the same resources twice. Sign in to see your price. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Organize Your Files in Favorites Folders

logos favorites blogRecently we’ve received several inquiries at MP Seminars asking about the possibility of organizing Documents and Saved Layouts into folders. Currently we can’t create a folder system on the menus, but we can in Favorites folders! [Read more…]

J. I. Packer on Preaching and Listening to Sermons

By Leland Ryken, excerpted from J. I. Packer: An Evangelical Life.

Preachers are only half of the equation in preaching. The other half is the people who listen to preaching. Just as it is easy to think of education in terms of what administrators and teachers do, it is a permanent tendency to think of preaching in professional terms as what preachers do. But just as the heart of education is what happens to students, so, too, the “bottom line” in regard to preaching is what happens in the minds and hearts of the people in the pew.

I believe that Packer’s writing and speaking about preaching never lose sight of those who hear.

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What Should Protestants Appreciate in the Work of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI?

Why read a book of Protestant appreciation for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI/Joseph Ratzinger?

First, it helps clarify some misunderstood doctrines of the Catholic Church. [Read more…]