Logos 6 solves some of the most frustrating and time-consuming tasks facing today’s pastors. Things like late-night sermon prep, uncertainty in your findings, and a lack of resources may be ubiquitous in a pastor’s life, but they don’t have to be.
With Logos 6, we pinpointed the top obstacles pastors face and created new tools to specifically alleviate those obstacles, so you can spend less time buried in tedious tasks and more time discipling others.
Here are three ways Logos 6 equips pastors to uncover and share new insights in a fraction of the time:
1. Create beautiful presentations—faster
Logos 6 has only been out for a few weeks, but pastors are loving Visual Copy. This new tool helps you build presentations from within your software, so if you come across an image or quote that’s particularly compelling, you can instantly add it to your presentation. Simply right click the text or image and quickly convert it into a perfectly formatted slide. With a click, send this slide to PowerPoint, Proclaim, or your social networks.
Logos 6 also comes loaded with hundreds of preaching and Bible-background slides that cover every book in the Bible and include beautiful artwork on the most popular preaching topics. We’ve also hand selected the best online images, so instead of wasting time image searching on the Internet and getting results completely unrelated to what you’re looking for, you can search for relevant online images within the software. For example, if you were to search “tabernacle” online, one of the top results would be a nightclub in Atlanta (which I doubt is what you’re preaching on). With new media and search tools, you get the exact imagery you need, when you need it.
Engage your audience and save yourself the stress of last-minute presentations with Visual Copy, Media Search, and new Media Collections.
To enjoy all of Logos 6’s new Media Collections, get Logos 6 Silver or higher.
2. Get instant information on every Scripture-related topic
You can start with a verse, topic, person, place—anything—and look it up with Everything Search. This new tool sweeps through your entire library and returns everything you need to start your sermon: Bible references, library resources, media, Atlas maps, dictionary links, and more. Everything Search brings together all of your advanced search tools, saving you time and taking the guesswork out of your research.
If you want more focused results, use Factbook. Search any biblical person, place, event, concept, or book in the Bible, and like a massive encyclopedia, Factbook brings together all the information you need. Search a person like John Calvin, and get a short biography, famous quotes, links to key works, and Timeline events. Search any book in the Bible and get beautiful Bible-verse art, content overviews, key events, outlines, authorship and historical data, themes, and more. With Factbook, you can spend less time trying to determine which resources to use, and more time preparing your message.
Having some serious sermon block? Just start entering a query, like “prayer,” “John,” or “Bethlehem,” and you’ll get relevant recommended search suggestions that could trigger new ideas.
Logos 6 simplifies your study process, so you always know where to start your next sermon and always have fresh material to challenge yourself and your congregation.
To find answers faster with Everything Search and Factbook, get Logos 6 Bronze or higher.
3. Better understand biblical nuances and cultural practices
Your congregation is counting on your biblical knowledge, which means it’s up to you to understand biblical nuances and culture (no matter how obscure). Without this knowledge, you can’t effectively analyze biblical imagery and word choice and communicate its meaning to others. Something that may seem benign to the modern reader may have meant the world to the biblical author. That’s why Logos 6 comes loaded with new contextual tools.
With the new Cultural Concepts tool, you can reveal cultural concepts—like music, food, birth and death practices, and economic structures—expressed in the Bible. Search any verse in your Passage Guide or right click on a text selection in your Bible, and Cultural Concepts displays the cultural practices and themes represented in the text. From there, you can see other places where this concept occurs, other names it’s referred to as, and ancient texts that address the same concept.
Logos 6′s Ancient Literature tool also empowers you to explore the literature surrounding the Bible, so you can dig into comparative texts and see how later Christian and Jewish traditions interpreted Scripture. Search a verse in your Passage Guide and see all the ancient literature that relates to that verse. In seconds, find connections between Scripture and the Talmud, Mishna, and Judaic literature, as well as works by the Apostolic Fathers, Philo, and others. This tool isn’t just based on Bible references, though—in addition to linking to primary texts that quote Scripture, it also lists resources that allude to the Bible, that cite it, and that share the same historical period, themes, and lexicon.
With new tools like Cultural Concepts and Ancient Literature—along with Atlas, Timeline, and Interactive Media—you can explore the biblical world like never before and gain a concrete understanding of the Bible’s cultural perspectives.
To explore Cultural Concepts and Ancient Literature, get Logos 6 Silver or higher.
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With Logos 6, you can save time, be confident in your findings, and get excited to share incredible insights with your congregation.
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If you’d like a library specifically catered to your tradition, we also offer libraries for Reformed, Baptist, Lutheran, Anglican, SDA, and Pentecostal and Charismatic traditions. You can also get a library specially designed for chaplaincy positions.