Logos 4: Use a Passage in Biblical Things

mp|seminars TipsToday’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars.

Biblical Things in Logos 4 (Tools | Biblical Things) displays images from your library related to things or objects such as sheep, cornerstone, etc. Image you’re studying a passage like Ephesians 6 in which Paul mentioned a lot of things as he discussed the armor of God. You may get tired of typing each individual word into the report window. Here’s a tip to help out: [Read more…]

Proclaim announced with a $25,000 Worship Resource Giveaway

Proclaim Giveaway

This week Logos has introduced our new product called Proclaim, and to celebrate the announcement Proclaim is running a $25,000 Worship Resource Giveaway with over 100 winners.

So what is this new tool and why is it important?

Proclaim is a church presentation software that is going to change the way pastors, worship leaders, and other ministry partners put together a presentation. Not only will pastors be able send information and media directly from Logos 4 to a presentation, but worship leaders and others will be able to access a presentation throughout the week to add songs, backgrounds, and announcements. That’s right, multiple people can work from home or their church—or anywhere with internet access—on the same presentation.

Like Logos 4, Proclaim is a cross platform tool. You access your presentation from any place with an internet connection, from a Mac or PC.

A built-in media store means anyone can add videos or graphics without worrying about file-formats and compatibility, while ensuring the whole team can review selected content before it is presented.

Many churches use online planning tools to plan their service order and communicate with their team. While this has traditionally required worship team members to duplicate efforts inputting the service order and set list into the presentation software, Proclaim will easily import the ‘order of service’ you have already created. Then, the same application your team has used throughout the week to access the online version of the presentation, is now the same application used to run the presentation during the service.

There are some very useful cutting-edge features as well, allowing scriptures, messages, and surveys to be pushed out to the mobile devices of people in your service. For instance, when the scripture slide comes up on a screen, a signal will be sent out to also bring the scripture up on their mobile phones.

We have created Proclaim to be the simplest solution for pastors and worship leaders to present with, and for volunteers to run without a huge learning curve.

The Great Worship Resource Giveaway

To celebrate the announcement of Proclaim, we are running “The $25,000 Great Worship Resource Giveaway”, which will have over a 100 winners! The giveaway features today’s best worship resources and will surely be something your worship team will want to enter. Visit the giveaway and see a video on Proclaim, by clicking the banner above, or by going to http://proclaimonline.com. We would love to know what you think about Proclaim. Post your comments and questions below!

Community Pricing—Deals Too Big to Miss

Community Pricing

A few months ago, Logos shipped Catena Aurea: Commentary on the Four Gospels (8 vols.), a commentary set that started as a Community Pricing Special.

Now when I’m studying the Gospels, I have Catena Aurea open alongside a couple of other modern commentaries. While I love having resources that give me the latest scholarship on a particular verse, I never fail to gain insight when I click over to Catena Aurea and read how Bede, Augustine, and other Church Fathers read Scripture.

When Catena Aurea started out on Community Pricing, Logos users had the opportunity to bid on it, and enough people jumped on the special to lower the price to $14.00. If you missed out on the $14.00 deal, then you probably haven’t been taking advantage of Logos’ Community Pricing Program—where Logos users decide which books we’ll produce, and what price they’ll pay!

Community Pricing offers some amazing deals on classic works in the field of biblical and theological studies. Just scroll through some of the titles, and place a bid on the ones that interest you. Once enough bids have been placed to cover the costs of producing the title, then bidding is closed.

The more interest in a title, the lower its price.

You can help lower the price for a title by encouraging friends to place bids for it, fostering excitement for it in the Logos forums, writing about it on your blog, posting about it on your Facebook, tweeting about it to all your followers, shouting it from the rooftops. . . . Some titles have drawn so much excitement, they’ve sold for $5.00!

Several works are getting close to the finish line, and you don’t want to miss out on these incredible deals:

So head on over to Community Pricing and help decide what gets produced next. With your help, these prices can get even lower!

Today’s guest post is by Robert Campbell, from the Logos Bible Software marketing team.

Download a Free Copy of the New NIV

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Did you know that there might be a free copy of the new NIV waiting for you? Zondervan recently published a brand new edition of the NIV, replacing both the 1984 NIV and the TNIV. Instead of charging for it, we’ve decided to make it available free of charge—a value of nearly $27.00—as a thank you to everyone who has a Logos 4 base package that includes the old NIV.

From time to time we like to give away free books. Sometimes we make them available to everyone like we did with the recent McCheyne freebie. Other times we make them available to a specific group of people. In this case, we’re offering the new NIV free of charge to those of you who support us and stay up to date with our latest base packages.

You do not have to add the new NIV to your cart to take advantage of this offer. You can get it for free by going to our upgrade page and choosing the free crossgrade option on the package you already own.

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Richard Young’s Intermediate New Testament Greek

I may be the weird one. But for some reason, I like to have access to grammars that treat the Greek of the New Testament.

The problem is that they are seldom readable. While some grammars may be good for reference (like BDF and Robertson) you would be hard-pressed to sit down and read them through cover to cover. They’re just not meant to work that way.

When I saw Richard Young’s Intermediate New Testament Greek: A Linguistic and Exegetical Approach, however, I had hope. It was a manageable size (308 pages) and actually looked like I could sit and read it (no, really, check the sample scans at the bottom of the product page).

I wasn’t disappointed. I can still remember when I bought the print book (now at least 5 years ago). And I actually read it.

Did you know that Young’s grammar is available for Logos Bible Software? And it isn’t in any of the base packages, not even Portfolio? And that at $29.99, it is one of the more reasonably-priced intermediate Greek grammars that you can get for Logos?

Young’s is a winner for me. Maybe it’ll help you too.

Logos 4: Bookmark the Passage You’re Studying

mp|seminars TipsToday’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars.

I not only have the privilege of being the authorized Logos trainer, but I am also a Bible preacher-teacher. This means I use Logos for my own Bible study and sermon prep. Here is a little trick I incorporate into my Logos work: I always reserve Bookmark 1 for the passage I am investigating.

For example, if this week I am in Romans 6.1-11, I do this:

  • Open my ESV to Romans 6.1
  • Press Ctrl + Shift + 1 to set Bookmark 1 (Cmd + Shift + Option + 1 for Mac)

Then as I study the passage, I may leave Romans 6 to track down a cross reference or examine another topic. To quickly return home to this week’s passage, I simply press Ctrl + 1 (Cmd + 1 for Mac)!

Learn to Do Word Studies with Logos Bible Software

Learn to Do Word Studies with Logos Bible Software is a collection of videos, featuring Michael Heiser and Johnny Cisneros, designed to teach users how to do word studies.

If you have opened up the Bible Word Study Guide or an interlinear, but have been unsure about what to do with the information or how to evaluate it, then this video series can help fill in the gaps.

With these videos, you will receive instruction on resources and tools to use as well as methods for word study. We’ll take you from start to finish through the Word Study Guide and reverse interlinears in Logos Bible Software. We’ll also walk you step-by-step through several Greek and Hebrew word studies.

Who Is This For?

  • If you’re a pastor and you’d like to beef up your sermons by exploring the meaning of Greek and Hebrew words, this series will show you how to apply the Word Study Guide to your sermon preparation each week.
  • If you want to understand more about the languages behind the English Bible translation you use for your own personal Bible study, we’ll show you how word studies can benefit your study.
  • If you’ve heard your pastor talk about what certain words in the Bible mean and you’d like to learn more for yourself, we’ll give you everything you need to dig as deep as you can go and explore what you learned on Sunday at a greater depth.
  • If you want to enrich your understanding of God’s Word, we’ll give you all the basics for using Logos Bible Software for word studies.

To view sample videos and learn more about the project, head on over to the main page for the series.

The Second Vatican Council Documents Now Available on Pre-Pub

Vatican IIIt’s impossible to understand Catholicism today without reference to the Second Vatican Council, and—according to Pope Benedict XVI—it’s impossible to understand the Second Vatican Council without placing it in continuity with the entirety of the history and tradition of the Catholic Church.

The sixteen documents produced by the Council between 1962 and 1965 set forth a wide-ranging program of renewal that brought changes to nearly every aspect of the life of the Church. Some of these changes were dramatic and contested, and the resulting tumult has left many, like the Pope, regretting that Vatican II is too often viewed as a rupture with the past, in contradiction to the purpose of the Council Fathers.

Logos is pleased to announce the arrival of the Vatican II Documents to our Pre-Pub program. The Vatican II documents are a crucial addition to our growing library of Catholic products, and the Logos edition will be an excellent tool for establishing the kind of understanding of the Council that Pope Benedict calls for.

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What’s Next for You? Logos Is Hiring

Logos Is Hiring!It’s a powerful thing to sit in a company meeting here at Logos Bible Software. Our continued growth and expanding vision from our leader means you can be part of our next meeting—Logos is hiring!

Logos Careers

Part of each company meeting is used to recognize employees—employees who have crossed employment milestones of 5, 10, and 15+ years—those who have made working at Logos a career, not just a job.

At our most recent meeting Bob Pritchett (President/CEO of Logos), had employees identify themselves if they had never attended a company meeting. And to see a dozen or so new faces added to the team since our last meeting just a few months back was a great encouragement. Even more encouraging is that we are still growing.

Where Do You Fit In?

If you’re searching for a new job you should consider Logos. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, dental care, and 401(k). Take a look at our Careers page for the latest openings. If you don’t see anything immediately fitting what you’re looking for, check back with frequency. New postings are added all the time. And for students, we have a super-sweet paid internship program. Twelve of our full-time developers started out as interns.

Currently, we are looking for:

Design & Editorial:

Information Technology:

Interns:

Marketing:

Ministry Development:

Publications:

Software Development:

All positions will require you to live in the Bellingham area as remote employment and telecommuting are not an option. But before you scratch any of the openings you’re considering off your list, take a look at what Bellingham and living in the Pacific Northwest have to offer.

Even more enticing than our location is the fact that working for Logos Bible Software—the leading publisher of multilingual Bible software on Mac, Windows and mobile platforms—opens up exciting opportunities for growth and to be a part of a company that serves the church, academic, and lay markets, bringing the best in software innovation to Christians worldwide.

Pillar New Testament Commentary: The First Letter to the Corinthians

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I am a huge fan of the Apostle Paul. Not only does his life fascinate me, but I always find myself inspired by his teachings to the early Church. Love one another. Don’t be divisive. Be careful how you live. I can relate to so many of the struggles Christians went through nearly 2,000 years ago, and I’m grateful for Paul’s words that continually point me towards Christ, even in today’s very different times.

That’s why I’m excited about our newest Pillar New Testament Commentary offering. Pillar New Testament Commentary: The First Letter to the Corinthians has been on Pre-Pub for a while now and it’s getting ready to ship!
Noted theologians Brian S. Rosner and Roy E. Ciampa thoroughly unpack this New Testament epistle, basing their exposition on the Greek New Testament. They are deeply committed to a fresh wrestling with the text, using every means at their disposal to “loosen the Bible from its pages” to help readers understand what the text says and how to apply it to life today. Yet, the scholarship does not undermine the accessibility of this volume.

D. A. Carson—professor, theologian, and author/editor of more than 45 resources—wrote the preface to this commentary. In it, he says:

“Those with the responsibility to preach and teach 1 Corinthians will be grateful for this commentary for a long time, while more advanced students of the New Testament will learn some new things and be challenged to think through this epistle with fresh eyes. It is a pleasure to commend this work.”

There’s no doubt about it: the first book of Corinthians is rich with theology and early Church history, and the Pillar New Testament Commentary: The First Letter to the Corinthians does a great job of illuminating the text. Here’s the good news: if you act now, you can still take advantage of our Pre-Pub pricing. It’s not too late to pick this up before it ships.

While you’re at it, if you haven’t already, check out the other Pillar New Testament commentaries available from Logos.

Today’s guest post is by Bethany Olsen, from the Logos Bible Software marketing team.