An Advanced Bible Study Skill Anyone Can Master

advanced bible study skill

For many years I taught a weekly Bible class to impoverished adults. These people were highly skilled in areas of life I did not understand, but most of them had deep difficulty reading with any proficiency. I had to find a way to help them read the Bible, and the simple solution I stumbled across was one they quickly grasped—and one that I’ve found has helped me read better myself.

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How to Access Helpful Logos Tips, Right in the Desktop App

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A friend recently emailed me asking for assistance with the markings in the Interactive resource, Psalms Explorer. This made me realize some Logos users may not be familiar with some helpful explanations built right into the software. So today’s blog will be simple and brief, but hopefully point you to some valuable documentation that perhaps you were not aware of.

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Ask the Logos Pros: How Do I Export My Logos Library into Zotero?

logos to zoteroMany Logos users rely on Zotero for organizing and citing their research, and yet they may not know that there is an easy way to export their Logos library titles into that free library management tool.

With Logos 6 you can do it in five steps.
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Why Words Mean What They Do, and Why It Matters for Bible Study

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Out of the inscrutable neuron maelstroms we know as “the brains of small children,” there often come what speech pathologists call “the darnedest things.” My kindergartener said yesterday—and I promise I have no idea where this came from—“What if ‘Lutheran’ meant ‘disqualified’?”

I immediately took his question down verbatim for future blog use. It’s my job. And because my boy has a wannabe linguist-theologian for a father, my own neuron maelstrom—which, since I’m an adult, is easier to scrute—started whirling . . . What if, indeed?

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How to Find Old Testament Quotes in the New Testament

old testament quotes in new testament

I’m currently assisting a young preacher with his sermon on Matthew 5:43-48. The passage begins like others before it with the phrase, “You have heard that it was said,” followed by what specifically was said, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.” (esv) This of course begs the question, “Was this an accurate quotation from the Old Testament or did the religious leaders of the day alter it?” In other words, what is the source of the statement?

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Introducing the New and Improved Logos Pro Training Page

logos pro pageThe better you learn how to use Logos Bible Software, the more you’ll get out of your Bible study. Logos is designed to provide insight into the Bible. Every tool has that ultimate goal.

If you want to learn how to use Logos—because you want to study the Bible—you’ve got to check out the new Logos Pro page. There are tons of brief, helpful videos which, instead of overwhelming you with detail, will show you how to do one thing each. And you’ll get a theological or exegetical tidbit from each one, too.

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How to Save Bible Search Results to a Note File

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Recently, a Logos user emailed the following scenario to me:

I executed a Bible Search. How do I copy/paste all of the verses, which appear in the search results, into a note file?

Excellent question! To discover a solution, let’s carefully walk through a specific example:

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3 Ways to Jumpstart Your Stalled Bible Reading

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: It’s December 31, and you think, “This is it. This is the year I will read the Bible all the way through.” You start strong through Genesis and Exodus. You power your way through the ritual laws in Leviticus and the censuses in Numbers. But by the time the regulations start repeating themselves in Deuteronomy, you find yourself lagging behind. At first you miss only a day or two, which you make up for on the weekend. But soon (perhaps right now?) you are weeks behind, discouraged of any hope of catching up, and you quietly let your plan to read the Bible lapse for another year.

If that’s you, let me offer you some encouragement, some tools, and some alternatives.

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How Do You Apply a Passage When It Has No Commands?

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Exodus 20:15 is pretty practical: “Thou shalt not steal.” There are complexities, there are always complexities whenever fallible and finite people like us try to apply God’s norms to our situations. But for the most part, we Bible readers feel we know what to do with this command.

But what about the Bible passages that contain no clear commands? What are we supposed to do with them, or in response to them?

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How to Quickly Move through Search Hits in Logos

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After executing a Basic Search, you may find yourself with a lot of results from one resource. For example, imagine studying Colossians 1:19 where you come across the phrase fullness of God. So you decide to investigate this phrase throughout your whole library. Here’s a little tip to help you quickly move through the search result you uncover:

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