3 Ways Logos 7 Diamond Has Transformed My Life

Logos 7 Is Here

What would you be lost without? I could not imagine my life, ministry, or academic pursuits without Logos Bible Software. I’ve used Logos since it was on floppy disk! (Yep, you read that right.) Logos has been a faithful companion for over a decade. Logos and I have grown up together.

I’ve recently upgraded to Logos 7 Diamond. With over 350 commentary volumes and more than 600 theological journals, 25 volumes on biblical theology and 50 volumes in systematic theology—including Barth’s Church Dogmatics—it’s like having a theological treasure chest at my fingertips. I expect I will learn something new and helpful every time I use it.

I want to share with you how Logos has helped me personally, pastorally, and academically.

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Finding Truth in the Mysteries of Scripture

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Eternal. Infinite. Omnipotent. Omniscient. Holy.

We describe God in these abstract, maximalist terms, but how fully do we feel their weight? Each of these terms reaches as far as it can to describe our infinite God, but ultimately none can fully describe him, and we cannot fully comprehend him.

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3 Logos Shortcuts You Can Use Right Away

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Bible study isn’t supposed to be fast. It takes time to mine biblical riches. But it’s the digging that should take time, not the shovel selection process. That’s why I use keyboard shortcuts, so I can call up tools fast and put them to use. Keyboard shortcuts are almost always faster than using the mouse.

Here are three Logos shortcuts you can start using in your study right away.

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6 Facts You Might Not Know about Martin Luther’s 95 Theses

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An obscure monk hammers a list of grievances onto the doors of a church: what could be more revolutionary—or more symbolic of the Protestant Reformation—than that?

But when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Wittenburg Church door on October 31, 1517, he wasn’t launching a fully-formed movement in a single act; he was giving voice to ideas that had been brewing in Christendom for years. Though many Christians see that act as the launch of the Protestant Reformation, the truth is a little more complicated.

Here are six facts you probably didn’t know about Martin Luther and his 95 theses, all drawn from Dr. Jennifer McNutt’s Mobile Ed course Milestones of the Protestant Reformation.

Special offer: Save over 70% on 95 essential Reformation resources with our limited-time Reformation Day Bundle!

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How to Quickly Find the Right Media for Your Message

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The old adage says a picture is worth a thousand words. Toward that end, most churches project images and videos to complement biblical teaching. Recognizing the widespread use of media in churches, Faithlife incorporated new features in Logos 7 to assist in not only developing messages, but also delivering them! This goal is especially true in the new and improved Media tool combining Media Browser and Visual Copy from Logos 6.

Let’s take a look at a specific example to see this tool in action.

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4 Keys to Kindling Your Love for the Book of Revelation

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I am an inveterate reader, and since I was five years old that has included fantasy and science-fiction. The idea of mixing science with fantasy, of letting my imagination fly in terms of the universe God created and what may be included in it, has always sent my pulse racing. Since I discovered it as a teenager, I have read Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy every five years. One time I read the entire set in five days—I basically didn’t sleep nearly the entire time. Yes, it is also my favorite movie as well.

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How to Make Your Logos Screen Look Like a Pro’s

organize-screen-like-proI frequently have lots of books and Bible and articles and dictionaries and commentaries and guides and search tabs open in Logos. How do I organize and manage them?

Like a pro, a Logos Pro.

If you let me give you some basic tips on how to organize your screen, I’ll reveal an extra trick for those truly dedicated to window management.

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5 Things You Need to Know about Logos 7 Libraries

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Whether you already have thousands of books in your Logos library or are just getting started with Logos for the first time, it’s worth taking a look at the libraries in Logos 7 base packages. Not only can you get hundreds or even thousands of biblical resources for pennies on the dollar, you’ll get those trusted resources in the Logos format—which means the information you need is just a few clicks or keystrokes away.

Here are five things you need to know about our new libraries.

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How to Jump from Your English Bible to a Greek or Hebrew Lexicon in a Click

jump-english-lexiconI jokingly tell participants who attend Camp Logos, “Logos Bible Software will do everything but wash your dishes!” It really is that powerful. From building a Passage Guide report to searching your Library for a concept to in-depth original language work, Logos is here to help.
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3 Reasons to Get Logos 7 Platinum, Even If You Have Thousands of Books

image00Take one step into my house and you’ll see I have a serious problem.

I’m a book addict, and the evidence of my affliction is everywhere. Every available surface is covered in books.

And then there are the thousands of other books that you won’t see on my shelves and side tables: my Logos resources.

It’s true I’ll never be able to read all my Logos resources in their entirety, but that’s not necessarily the point of having books in Logos. 

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