3 Tips for Using Logos on a Touchscreen Laptop

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I can hardly believe I did it, because I loved my nine-year succession of four MacBooks and two iMacs, but I just moved back to the PC world for some of my daily work.

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks: I love running Logos on a light, touchscreen, Windows laptop. (Note: tips for Mac users will also appear in this post. Don’t run away.)

I was with Logos Bible Software for Mac in its earliest days, before it achieved parity with the Windows app. For years the experience between Mac and Windows has been nearly identical. But there is one thing that necessarily sets the Logos Windows app apart from the Logos Mac app right now: touchscreens. There are currently no touchscreen Apple laptops.

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“Get behind Me” or “Be Gone”: How to Explore Textual Variants in Matthew 4

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After the ink dried on the last page of the last book of the New Testament, there was a period of fourteen centuries in which book-making technologies changed relatively little. The codex—the standard paper book—replaced the scroll fairly early on in that period, due in no small part to the influence of Christianity. But every book in Europe was still produced by the dip-scratch, dip-scratch of scribes hunched over writing desks with pens and inkwells.

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How Do Ancient Artifacts Shed Light on the New Testament?

archaeology-1Archaeologists study ancient cultures through the careful exhumation and examination of artifacts; their work sheds light on important biblical questions. For example, nearly all of pottery unearthed in Galilee came from a single Jewish village and not from Gentile potters, suggesting that contrary to the notion that Galilean Jews were “more lax” or “less strict,” they were actually very observant of Jewish food and cleanliness laws.

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Build Your Library with 6 Commentaries Under $30

Choose from 100+ July Deals

Do you like commentaries? Do you like saving money? If you do, then the monthly sale is always a good place to look. You can save on both individual volumes and popular commentary collections. And if you’re looking for some bargains, check out these six volumes, all under $30:

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3 Handy Shortcuts to Generate a Passage List

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In a comment on a recent LogosTalk blog post, a reader asked a question about saving verses from a Guide to a Passage List. The question reminded me about numerous shortcuts for getting verses into a Passage List document. If you frequently use Passage Lists , then you may enjoy some of these shortcuts!

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10 Fascinating Questions Answered by Biblical Theology

NSBT_620x324_blankBiblical theology asks questions of the Bible—what does it teach or say about a topic, what is the significance of a repeated theme or event—and then carefully studies the text in context to find answers from the Bible itself. Here are 10 questions you might have found yourself asking, along with answers drawn from editor D.A. Carson’s New Studies in Biblical Theology series.

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Save 50% on Works by Brueggemann and Moltmann—Before It’s Too Late!

Blog_620x324LastChance (1)Time’s almost up to save 50% on more than 50 acclaimed works from Fortress Press, including groundbreaking titles from Walter Brueggemann and Jürgen Moltmann. This sale ends on July 25 at 11:59 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to save on resources by these respected theologians.

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Why Jesus’ Kingship Should Change Our Approach to Culture

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All Christians agree that Christ is God—the doctrine of the Trinity is at the core of what we believe, and the church affirmed Jesus’ divinity in its early councils. Though we know the Bible affirms this, it even more clearly presents Jesus as our King. A quick Logos search shows that even Christ’s enemies called him a king (Matt 27:11; John 18:37; 19:19; Acts 17:7). Over a hundred verses in the New Testament affirm Jesus as Lord. Elsewhere he is even called the King of other kings (for example, 1 Tim 6:15; Rev 17:14). And in Matthew 28:18, Jesus himself says that he has all authority in heaven and earth.

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D.A. Carson Recommends: 4 Books on Biblical Theology (On Sale Now!)

NSBT-blogFor a limited time individual volumes from one of the most respected series on biblical theology are $9.99 each. And when you get 12 or more volumes, you’ll receive a coupon code good for up to $50 off your next purchase!

Here’s how you can maximize your savings:

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Shop the NSBT sale now and get all 35 volumes to secure your $50 coupon code.

No matter how many volumes you choose, each one is just $9.99—the more volumes you pick, the bigger your coupon!

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How to Use a Commentary to Study the Psalms

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Dig and dig and dig, and you’ll never reach the full depths of the Bible. Your lifetime will be a journey to the center of its worth. That doesn’t mean the Bible-gold you’ve discovered so far is iron pyrite; it simply means you should never stop digging.

And here’s the great thing: the wealth of other diggers is available to you. Many of them wrote down what they discovered. They were fallible diggers, yes, some more so than others . . . But for a tiny investment you can have what it took them a lifetime to amass.

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