How 3 Years in Ministry Made Me Thankful for Pastors

pastor appreciation monthFor 3 years, I was a college campus pastor. That trying and rewarding experience gave me a deep appreciation for the commitments, passions, and challenges of pastoral ministry.

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The Powerful New Tool That Will Make You Actually Use a Concordance

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In college I had this amazing friend.

He was stupendous at Bible study because he had this really cool system. He had taken two copies of Strong’s Concordance and sliced up the pages so that every entry was its own slip of paper (he needed two copies of Strong’s so he could have entries from the front and back sides of pages). He had carefully arranged all these slips on the university gym floor, and he had marked up every single slip: “S” for when the word was used as a subject in that context, “O” for when it was used as an object. Words of Christ were highlighted in red, plural words in purple, singular in chartreuse.

Any time someone writing a theology paper needed to know which plural words Jesus used as objects in his sentences, my amazing friend was their man. He’d disappear into the gym and come back in a few hours with a bunch of slips—and he threatened them within an inch of their life if they didn’t return them all.

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3 Reasons October Is the Best Month to Start Logos Now

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If you’ve yet to subscribe to Logos Now, October is a great time to jump on board. Here are three reasons why:
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3 Free Lectures from Theologians You Should Know

Images of Darrell Bock, Craig Evans, and Douglas Moo from Logos Mobile Education

Darrell Bock, Craig Evans, and Douglas Moo are three people whose names come up often around here—and for good reason. Their biblical commentaries and reference works are studied in seminaries across the globe. They are continual best-selling authors and have trained pastors and students of the Bible for decades. Many people would love to take a front row seat in each of their classrooms, but that would require moving across the country … three times.

That’s why we created Mobile Ed—to bring their teaching to you.

We invited each of these scholars (and over a hundred more) to record their course material in our studios. Then we enriched their lectures with “smart” transcripts, recommended readings, quizzes, and more.

So that we can share their insight with as many people as possible, we are giving open access to three lectures from our most popular courses. You’ll learn four steps for better Bible study, experience life under Roman rule, and improve your understanding of Paul’s letter to the Romans.

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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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Save Big on R.C. Sproul Commentaries This Weekend

Prepare your sermons with help from R.C. SproulIn celebration of Pastor Appreciation Month, you can enjoy special pricing on some of our best pastoral resources! This includes works like N.T. Wright’s New Testament for Everyone series, the Journal of Biblical Counseling, and The 125-volume Romans Collection. With so many great choices, it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why we’re highlighting this weekend’s special: the St. Andrew’s Expositional Commentary Series.

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Resource Updates: September

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Whenever a resource you own is updated, you’ll get that new content—for free—so your Logos library is always becoming more valuable and staying up to date with the latest improvements.

Here’s a list of Logos resources that were updated throughout September.

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5 New Logos Features That Will Change Your Bible Study

New Features for Logos
After a major release like Logos 6, we don’t just go into hibernation mode around here. We’re constantly innovating, pushing at the edges of what’s possible when technology meets Bible study. In the past, you’d have to wait for the latest Logos release to take advantage of those cutting-edge innovations.

Not anymore.

We don’t like to wait any more than you do. So with a subscription to Logos Now, you get first access to the latest Bible study tools, features, and content as we complete them.

Many of these features have the potential to totally change how you do Bible study.

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3 Affordable Ways to Build a Powerful Wesleyan Library

Wesleyan and Methodists books and commentaries

We’re committed to providing top-notch biblical study materials across the broad spectrum of Christian denominations—and that includes the gamut of Wesley’s followers. So whether you’re Wesleyan, Holiness, Nazarene, United Methodist, Independent Methodist, Salvation Army, or any other variation, we’ve got a growing library of resources that will meet your needs.

Here are some great ways to bulk up your library of Methodist-Wesleyan resources.

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How to Instantly Spot NT Allusions to the OT

LogosPro_blogOne of the most illuminating things that can happen in your Bible reading is when a few of your neurons fire as they pick up a subtle allusion a New Testament author makes to the writings of an Old Testament one. There’s great value in making a connection like that. It’s like what N.T. Wright once said about metaphors, “Metaphor consists in bringing two sets of ideas close together, close enough for a spark to jump… so that the spark, in jumping, illuminates for a moment the whole area around, changing perceptions as it does so.”
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