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The better you learn how to use Logos Bible Software, the more you’ll get out of your Bible study. Logos is designed to provide insight into the Bible. Every tool has that ultimate goal.
If you want to learn how to use Logos—because you want to study the Bible—you’ve got to check out the new Logos Pro page. There are tons of brief, helpful videos which, instead of overwhelming you with detail, will show you how to do one thing each. And you’ll get a theological or exegetical tidbit from each one, too.
This is a guest post by Andrew B. Perrin. assistant professor of religious studies and co-director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity Western University.
A few years ago I Googled “faith” and discovered that the top two hits were a George Michael video on YouTube, which made me chuckle, and a Wikipedia entry, which reads, “The precise understanding of the term ‘faith’ differs among the various Christian traditions.”
How can Christians differ on their view of faith? Isn’t faith a belief in Jesus’ death, resurrection and our subsequent salvation? Or does faith entail more than this, as Heb 11:1, the only place a definition of “faith” is provided in the New Testament, seems to indicate? For the author of Hebrews, “faith” is not just about a distant reality but about how our actions connect to that reality.
Logos March Madness been a no-holds-barred brawl—there have been upsets, knockouts, and close calls. The madness has raged for 30 days, and tomorrow, it all comes to a head. The last men standing, N.T. Wright and J.I. Packer, are still battling for the title of Logos March Madness 2016 Champion. They’ve each gone toe-to-toe with five of theology’s finest, and each time they’ve come out on top as the fan favorite. But only one can win, and it’s time to choose—whose side are you on?
When we read the Bible, we bring a whole host of ideas and assumptions to the text that have been filtered down to us through two-thousand years of biblical interpretation. Of course, it doesn’t feel that way— we’re just reading, interpreting, and applying biblical passages to our lives. We probably aren’t thinking about how Luther might have interpreted this passage or how Origen would have read this verse.
When you study Scripture day in and day out, it’s all too easy to lose sight of of God’s transforming grace. But the Bible isn’t a collection of moralistic fables or a litany of sterile commands; as the editors of the Gospel Transformation Bible put it, Scripture presents a unified message of God’s grace, culminating in Jesus.
Recently, a Logos user emailed the following scenario to me:
I executed a Bible Search. How do I copy/paste all of the verses, which appear in the search results, into a note file?
Excellent question! To discover a solution, let’s carefully walk through a specific example:
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On the road to Emmaus, Jesus says: “O foolish and slow in heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ suffer these things and enter into his glory?” (Luke 24:25–26 LEB). But what prophecy is Jesus referencing from “the prophets”? Most likely—the suffering servant in Isaiah.