How to Start a Bible Book Study Using Logos

Start a Bible book studyToday’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

I recently received this question from a Logos user.

To do a passage study, we can use the Passage Guide. Is there something similar for a book study? What tools/feature should I use for effective book study?

I was happy to respond that Logos has tucked away inside the Factbook a feature called Bible Book Guides. This tool assembles background and survey types of information for each book of the Bible. This simple-to-use tool provides a great start for book study. Here’s all you have to do:
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How to Filter the Information Flood with Logos

information overload
There is way too much information out there for you to ever read, let alone process and assimilate. I dare you to click the “Random Article” link on Wikipedia and see how many clicks it takes you to get to a topic you really know something about. It took me 41 clicks before I reached State highways in Virginia (I grew up there).
And that’s just the English version of Wikipedia. German took me 52 clicks (I got lucky); Spanish, 23 (super lucky); French, 48; and please don’t malign me for giving up on Polish before I began. 
Media Ecologists such as Neil PostmanMarshall McLuhan, and evangelicalism’s own T. David Gordon have observed/complained that the amount of available information in the modern West is actually an obstacle to knowledge. How can you determine which information is worth having as the flood rushes by? How can you make sense of the relationships of things when those things are constantly swirling around you?

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How to Organize Your Favorites in Logos

Organize Your Favorites in Logos

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

A Camp Logos alumnus recently emailed this question in reference to the Camp Logos 1 and 2 video resources:

As I go through and watch your videos from Camp Logos, is there a way for me to “star” or “tag” one that is particularly interesting to me so that I will know to go back and watch it again?

I responded by suggesting he use Favorites to organize videos he wanted to review. I’ll outline the steps below using Camp Logos videos as examples, but these steps apply equally to any chapters, articles, etc. from any Logos resources you want to organize and revisit.

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Keep All Those Feasts and Sacrifices Straight with This Simple Tool

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Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

A friend recently asked me this question:

Can Logos tell me what days of the year on a modern calendar Jewish feasts are celebrated?

Yes! And I think you’ll be amazed at how simple and impressive the answer is:

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Instantly Create a Spreadsheet of Your Logos Library

create a spreadsheet of your library

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

A Logos user recently emailed this question to me:

I recently upgraded to Collector’s Edition, and am nearly finished tagging my library with My Tags. A friend of mine also upgraded recently and wanted to know if there were a way I could export my library titles, with a mapping to their respective tags I assigned so he can save himself the work.

The answer is yes: by exporting the Library to a spreadsheet. I also think you’ll be happy to hear the process is actually very simple. If you don’t currently have Logos 6, download the free core engine, then  try this out. You also might consider a full upgrade to Logos 6.

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What the Bible Says about the Importance of Pastors

What the BIble says about pastors

Pastor Appreciation Month is almost here! Here at Logos, we celebrate pastors throughout October by offering deep discounts on valuable pastoral resources. We highlight commentaries, counseling works, and sermon archives that provide valuable tools for pastors. Sign up at the end of this post to receive each day’s deals.

As we prepare to honor them this month, I’d like to stop and reflect on pastors.
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Get Help Learning Greek on Your Own

LogosPro_blogNot everyone who wants to dig into Greek enjoys the privilege of having a teacher. And even if you have one, you may find yourself struggling to retrieve certain Greek skills from your brain’s cluttered archives during a three-semester gap between classes.

Whether you’re trying to remember Greek lessons from the past, or you’ve never set foot in a Greek classroom, Logos has some tools that can help you. Let one of my fellow Logos Pros whet your appetite in this quick video, and then stick around—I’ll explain a few more things that might be helpful:
 
 
 

Learning Biblical Greek with Logos

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Why Bible Typography Matters

LogosPro_blogThe style and arrangement of words in your Bible is like wallpaper for most people: you only notice it if it changes, and maybe not even then. But in fact, the typography in our Bibles matters a great deal—and it matters because it means. For instance, when editors place line breaks between two sentences, they are communicating that there’s a shift in the flow of thought. We use paragraphs in modern typography to group related sentences together.

The biblical authors, as far as we know, didn’t use paragraph breaks as we do. And ancient biblical manuscripts have relatively few breaks of any kind. But like periods, quotation marks, and other modern conventions, they have to be there in today’s writing. Their absence communicates something as much as their presence. So editors at Bible publishing houses are forced to choose where to put breaks, and standard editions of the Greek New Testament even notate where paragraphs occur in various major Bible translations.
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Locate the “One Another” Admonitions

Find one another passages
Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

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Do You Really Need to Know Hebrew?

LogosPro_blogYou do and you don’t need Hebrew to understand the Old Testament.

You don’t, because the Bible has already been translated into English.

You do, because there are different levels of understanding: There’s your certified mechanic and your weekend warrior; there’s your freshman and there’s your professor.
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