A Glimpse of the Foundational Thoughts of an Important Theologian

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Imagine if you could peer inside the mind of a young theologian, before he penned his most influential works. What would we find? Would his later works be illuminated further by an understanding of his foundational thoughts? What connections could you draw between these two periods? For Geerhardus Vos, the “Father of Reformed Theology,” we now have a chance to address these “what if” questions.

With the release of the final volume of Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics, English readers can explore the relationship between Vos’ early thought and his subsequent work in biblical theology. Whatever differences such comparisons may bring to light, the end result will confirm a deep, pervasive and cordial continuity between his work in systematic theology and in biblical theology.
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How to Compare Translations Like a Bible Nerd

compare-translations-like-bible-nerd-blogI constantly compare Bible translations during Bible study and exegesis. But not everyone sees the value in this practice, and some are outright skeptical: they think I’m inviting confusion, a he-said, she-said method of exegesis. Or they think it’s too much work for too little profit. All I know is that over and over again, comparing translations has been helpful to me as I seek to understand the Bible. I can’t come up with a list of astounding examples off the top of my head; the help I get is often subtle—though it adds up.
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7 Reasons to Get Logos 7

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Logos 7 is fine-tuned to take you all the way from that initial spark of insight to sharing biblical truth with clarity. When you study the Bible using Logos 7, you get a suite of the most-powerful study and research tools ever designed.

Jump right into your preferred workflow with customizable Quickstart Layouts; work through any of the hundreds of carefully designed learning plans in the Courses Tool; and use the Sermon Editor to create everything you need for your sermons or any biblical presentation, all in one application.

But maybe you’ve already heard all that, and you’re still not sure Logos 7 is right for you.

Here are seven reasons to get Logos 7 today.

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How to Sync Your Notes across All Your Interlinear Bibles

sync-your-notesThe Notes document in Logos is helpful and versatile, allowing us to accumulate all our research for a topic, passage, sermon, etc. in one location.  Within this document, we can create various types of individual notes such as:

  • User-created notes
  • Notes attached to verses
  • Notes attached to selected text

For years if we attached a note to a Bible verse, that note would show up in all of our Bibles and commentaries. If, however, we attached a note to selected text— just a few words rather than the entire verse—that note would only show up in the Bible in which it was created. But things have changed in Logos 7! Using the power of the reverse interlinear, we can attach a note to selected text in one Bible and it will appear on the corresponding text in other interlinear Bibles!

Let’s take a look at a specific example:

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It’s All about Having the Right Tools for the Job

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I remember a very important lesson my father taught me growing up. Having the right tools for any job was the difference between success and failure. Coming from a man who had spent the last 30 years of his life in the construction and aerospace industry, I stopped and listened. This lesson was particularly applicable when my father was teaching me how to restore my first car, a 1967 VW Beetle. Even the simple task of changing a spark plug required the right tools. And if you’re rebuilding the motor from the ground up, having the right tools is all the more important.

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Geerhardus Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics Is Now Complete

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The fifth and final volume of Geerhardus Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics is now available! For over five years, Richard B. Gaffin Jr. has been diligently working to bring this classic work into English for the first time ever. The first four volumes were extremely well received, with Michael Horton likening them to “a lost Shakespeare play recently discovered.”

This last volume presents Vos’ views on Ecclesiology, the Sacraments, and Eschatology. First, he deals with the essence and organization of the Church and its purpose. Then, Vos moves the discussion to the Means of Grace, going beyond merely the sacraments of baptism and the Eucharist into issues of the Word of God and Gospel Proclamation as well. Lastly, he concludes with his examination of eschatology both in the sense of “things to come” and also in the sense of the current state of the Church as existing in the “already, but not yet.”
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How to Quickly Find Every Rhetorical Question in the New Testament

how-find-rhetoricalHow would you find all the rhetorical questions in the New Testament—like “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”

Finding such questions—questions which aren’t seeking answers but are instead making statements—is a tougher task than it may first appear. As far as I know, Logos 7 is the only tool that can do it.
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The Secret to Saving Hundreds on Logos 7

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You’ve heard the hype. Maybe you’ve even read the reviews. You’re seriously considering jumping in feet first with Logos 7. But one thing’s holding you back.

You’re a savvy shopper who’s always on the hunt for a deal. You’re the kind of person who doesn’t pay full price for anything.

If you’ve been waiting to find a great deal on Logos 7, wait no longer because there’s a secret to getting a great deal on Logos 7:

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How to Easily View Multiple Resources at the Same Time

view-multiple-resourcesAs you probably know, Logos 7 is here! So I hope you’re discovering and enjoying its many new features. Today I’ll highlight one new feature that has been much anticipated by many Logos users: Multiview Resources.

For years Logos has had the ability to link multiple panels so that they scroll together. For example, when we link a Bible to a commentary and jump to John 3:16 in the Bible, the commentary automatically follows along.

Multiview Resources is similar in that resources follow the leader, but now all the resources reside in the same panel! Let’s take a look at an example with daily calendar devotionals:
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Revealing the Heart of Prayer in the Gospel of Luke

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God’s Word is transformative. It is this conviction which gives the Transformative Word series its name and its unique character. Series Editor Craig G. Bartholomew has worked alongside authors from around the world to identify a key theme in each book of the Bible, and each volume provides careful Biblical exegesis centered on that gripping theme. The result is an engaging, accessible thematic exploration of a biblical book, poised to offer you new and refreshing insights.
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