Since 2002 we’ve had an active group of users on our newsgroups. After much deliberation we’ve decided that it’s time to make the switch to web forums. We’ve been testing them with a small group for a couple of weeks, and now we’re ready to invite you to come join the discussions at the new Logos Bible Software Forums.
Rick Brannan is no stranger to longtime users and readers of the Logos blog. He’s been with Logos since 1993 and is approaching his 16th anniversary of employment with the company. Rick is an information architect in our design and editorial department and blogs at Ricoblog and PastoralEpistles.com.
Though he’s a regular contributor to the Logos blog and has done dozens of videos, most of his posts and videos are about Greek and not about Rick. In this People behind the Product video, you’ll get to find out a little bit about one of Logos’ earliest employees.
Other Posts about Rick:
We do our best to listen to our users through a variety of channels: comments you leave here on the blog, emails you send to email@example.com, suggestions you share in our newsgroups—and now in our new web forums—and many more. We read all user feedback and make sure it gets to the appropriate department for consideration. Some of our best ideas come from our users.
Thank you for letting your voice be heard. Listening to what you want helps us to provide you with the best Bible software in the world.
Seminary is expensive. As a seminarian myself, I’ve spent thousands of dollars on tuition, books, and the many other expenses of seminary. During my journey I’ve always been on the lookout for scholarships and creative ways to finance my studies. That is why I am so excited to announce Logos’ latest project, SeminaryScholarship.com.
If you’re a seminarian and are looking for a seminary scholarship, then this announcement will come as good news. In November, just in time for the start of the Fall term, Logos will award its first $1,000.00 seminary scholarship. In addition to the tuition award, the scholarship will include a copy of the Scholar’s Library. The scholarship is open to all seminary students and the application process should take you less than 15 minutes.
If you’re a seminarian, head over to SeminaryScholarship.com and apply today. If you’re not a seminarian but know someone who is, please share the site with them. I’ve included some banner ads below that you can paste onto your website or blog to help spread the word.
On Monday Apple launched Safari 4, the latest version of their web browser. There are a couple of incompatibilities with Logos Bible Software for Mac 1.1 (specifically with the Exegetical Guide), so we’ve released version 1.1.1 to address these issues.
Version 1.1.1 is identical to version 1.1 with the exception of which version of Safari is required. If you don’t plan to move to Safari 4 yet, then you should stick with 1.1 for now.
If you’re an existing Logos for Mac user, you can download this new version for free by going to Logos.com, signing in, navigating to My Account > Order History, and then clicking on your Mac engine or base package order. At the bottom of the order page, you’ll see a “Files to Download” section.
Click the “Download” link next to the appropriate file to save it to your Mac, make sure Logos for Mac is closed, and then double-click the file to install the update. Follow the instructions, and you should be up and running with the latest version in less than a minute.
If you don’t have a Logos.com account, don’t see the link below your Mac order, or have any other troubles updating, please contact our Mac Customer Service team at 800-875-6467 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: If you’re running Mac OS X 10.4, you will not be able to install version 1.1.1 yet. We’re working on a fix. In the meantime, you’ll need to stick with Safari 3 and Logos for Mac 1.1. We’ll let you know as soon as this issue has been resolved.
Update 2: Version 1.1.1 now works properly on Mac OS X 10.4 as well.
Make real cash over the summer! Put some money away, give some money away, catch up on bills, save for your next missions trip, add books to your library, go on a great vacation, serve others, or pay tuition next semester. The Logos Ambassador Program can help you do just that. Be your own boss this summer and earn a generous income while working as little or as much as you want!
Your summer job is here!
As you head back home between semesters or stick around to save on travel expenses, what are you going to do with your spare time? Why not earn a generous income while maintaining an independent and flexible schedule?
You have already been sharing your love for Logos with your friends and family. Now you can show them how their Bible study time can be transformed—and get paid to do it! Become an Ambassador today and start selling Logos Bible Software’s base packages, from Bible Study Library through Scholar’s Library: Gold (available for PC and Mac).
Make more than a lawyer!
The Ambassador’s payout is quite generous. You’ll earn a commission of 15% on the products you sell. That could be well over what almost any summer job would pay! Simply selling one Scholar’s Library: Gold would earn you over $150 for that one sale—and the average sale probably takes less than an hour.
It only takes about ten minutes to show someone a demo video, a few minutes to talk about your experience with Logos, and a few minutes to show them how it will help them in their Bible study. That’s it. Show the demo, take the sale.
Want books instead of cash? Earn $300+ in books for just one sale.
If building a comprehensive digital library is your desire, you can double your commission to 30% in Logos credit if you would rather get Logos books. Just selling one copy of Scholar’s Gold to your pastor, friend, associate pastor . . . could earn you over $300 in Logos book credit.
The beauty of this program is that you can work as much or as little as you want. No time clocks, no shift changes. You are your own boss and make your own schedule—so go ahead, take a weekend off to go with your friends on your annual trip. Where else are you going to find something like this?
It’s been a while since the last post in our People behind the Product series, but you should start seeing more in the months to come. In this brief interview, you’ll meet Jana Gering, the project manager for our Electronic Text Development department, a past guest blogger here, and the winner of this year’s chili cook-off.
YouTube is currently being a little finicky. If you get the message, “An error occurred, please try again later,” try clicking the little HQ button, which should launch the video in high quality.
Last Friday we enjoyed our annual chili cook-off here in the office. We had about a dozen different entries, and they were quite tasty! But three stood out from the crowd.
By popular vote, the winners were:
- 1st Place: Jana Gering’s Mojito Chicken Chili (#2)
- 2nd Place: John Barry 8 Bean Fit n’ Lean Turkey Chili (#6)
- 3rd Place: Dave Dunkin’s Basic Chili (#1)
Jana has graciously allowed me to share her winning chili recipe with you, our readers. So be sure to download the PDF and give it a try. It’s sure to please!
The annual National Camp Logos hosted right here in Bellingham, WA is just around the corner. The two days of practical, thorough, hands-on training with authorized trainer Morris Proctor are slated for June 11-12 at Birchwood Presbyterian Church, which is located at 400 Meadowbrook Ct.
Camp Logos regional seminars take place all over the country throughout the year (see the list below), but the national camp is extra special. You’ll receive the same professional and biblical training as you would at any Camp Logos, but you’ll also get these additional benefits:
- More training. The training hours are expanded from 9 to 4:30 each day so you can get as much instruction as your body and brain can endure.
- Q&A times with the Logos leadership. Key Logos leaders will be available each day to answer your questions and tell you about exciting new happenings at Logos.
- More food. Your registration includes a huge continental breakfast and a tasty lunch for each day.
- Interaction with more Logos users. You have ample opportunity to meet many other Logos users like yourself and learn how they’re using the software.
- A tour of the Logos headquarters. A highlight each year is when we visit the offices of Logos Bible Software to see where these electronic resources are developed.
- Vacation time in the northwest. Plan an extra couple of days to enjoy the beautiful country of Washington state.
If you can’t make it out to Bellingham for the National Camp, no need to worry. Morris and his team are coming to an area near you. Check out the complete schedule to see a list of upcoming regional camps around the country.
- Huntington, WV | 5/18–19
- Oklahoma City, OK | 5/28–29
- Detroit, MI | 6/18–19
- Nashville, TN | 6/30–7/1
- Shreveport, LA | 7/8–9
- San Jose, CA | 7/27–28
- Mansfield, OH | 8/4–5
- Denver, CO | 8/11–12
- Indianapolis, IN | 8/26–27
- Houston, TX | 9/23–24
- Raleigh/Durham, NC | 10/15–16
- St. Louis, MO | 10/19–20
- Nashville, TN | 12/1–2