Sep 27, 2011


PS11Just Released(9/27):Searching Strategies w/ Logos 4, Part 1

Preparing Sermons Series, Session #11

Learn helpful strategies to search more effectively!

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TOPICS Covered:

NT Emphasis and Examples
Preliminary:
1) When to Search
A. Notes in Logos/Word Process: Link with Key Thoughts and/or your analysis
- Verse by Verse
- Article Headings
- Topics
B. Clippings (great for storing bibliographic information)

2) What to do with the Results
A. Looking for something very specific
- Person, place, thing (Paul, Areopagus, Inscription)
- Ideas: words, definitions, doctrines (Creator God)
- one word topics or “phrase”/“multiple word topic” (“heaven and earth)
B. Good grasp of the key search terms and ideas
- Single word, single verse, Boolean: AND OR (paul proclaim)
- Proximity (paul WITHIN 20 WORDS proclaim)
- Single Verse or Verse Range
C. Know which books to search (acts 17:24 areopagus)
- Bibles, Dictionaries/Encyclopedia, Commentaries, Theology, Devotionals/Illustrations

3) Additional Thoughts:
A. Study First then Search Second: learn the jargon, key ideas and topics
B. Too many results? Narrow your search adding key words and searching specific collections
C. Too few results? Reduce your key words, search entire library

4) Importance of Creating Custom Collections
A. Limit the number of books in the search
B. Increase the number of books that have similar content
C. Yields richer results

5) Importance of Prioritizations
A. Organize your library:
- 5 Key Bibles
- 1 Whole Bible Concise Commentary
- 3-5 Key Dictionaries (Hebrew/Greek)
- 2 Bible Dictionaries
- 1 English Dictionary
- 66 Bible Commentary Series
B. Quicker Access to the most useful books
C. Save Time by starting with the best, familiar , trusted resources first
D. Start with concise resources to grasp the idea quicker

6) Leveraging the Toolbar
A. Less clicks and skip the menus (Bible Search, Favorite Bible, Close All)
B. Items that are regularly used, but not in the layout/workspace (Cross Reference Books)
C. More organized for study by having a process (Word Study, Commentary)

7) Guide Searching:
A. Home Page: Verse (Acts 17:22-23) vs. Topic Search (Evangelism)
B. Passage Guide: Standard (Acts 17:22-23) and customized guide (Bible Study)
C. Exegetical Guide: Standard (Acts 17:22-23) and customizing word by word (verb only)
D. Bible Word Study: Standard (Religious) vs. Saving with Notes (Religious)
E. Ad hoc Searching:
- Double Click: Bible Dictionaries (Areopagus) & Encyclopedias (Unknown)
- Double Click: English Dictionary (Pausanias)
- Right Click: Specialized Searching, Greek, Hebrew
* Hebrew (LXX & Gen 37:10) & Greek (Worship by lemma)
* Searching dictionaries & lexicons (Areopagus, manuscript & lemma)
* Searching books (TDNT), collections (Historical Background)
* Searching Entire library SEE ALL OUR OTHER WEBINARS Visit the Store to see other webinars!

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TOPICS COVERED:
Part 1) Getting Started with a basic overview
Part 2) Learn to use word to create a Personal Book
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Sep 14, 2011

Webinar: Searching Strategies, Part 1



Just Released (9/13): Search Strategies, Part 1 for Logos 4


Inductive Bible Study Webinar Series, Session #11


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TOPICS COVERED:
Preliminary:
1) When to Search and What to do with the Results?
2) Importance of Creating Custom Collections
3) Importance of Prioritizations
4) Leveraging the Toolbar

Guide Searching:
Home Page: Verse vs. Topic Search
Passage Guide: Standard and adding collections
Exegetical Guide: Standard and customizing word by word
Bible Word Study: Standard vs. Saving

Ad hoc Searching:
Double Click: English Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
Right Click: Specialized Searching, Greek, Hebrew


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Just Released (8/17): PERSONAL BOOK BUILDER OVERVIEW


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TOPICS COVERED:
Part 1) Getting Started with a basic overview
Part 2) Learn to use word to create a Personal Book
Part 3) Explore Personal Book Syntax to enhance your personal books
Part 4) Numerous Questions & Answers throughout and at the end of the webinar

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Aug 18, 2011

Personal Book Builder Training: Everything you wanted to know and more!

Just Released (8/17): PERSONAL BOOK BUILDER OVERVIEW


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TOPICS Covered:
Part 1) Getting Started with a basic overview
Part 2) Learn to use word to create a Personal Book
Part 3) Explore Personal Book Syntax to enhance your personal books
Part 4) Numerous Questions & Answers throughout and at the end of the webinar

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Just Released (8/17): Discovering Illustrations With Logos 4


Inductive Bible Study Webinar Series, Session #10


Learn helpful strategies to find, organize your illustrations!

 

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Part 1) Getting Started with a basic overview
Part 2) Learn to use word to create a Personal Book
Part 3) Explore Personal Book Syntax to enhance your personal books
Part 4) Numerous Questions & Answers throughout and at the end of the webinar

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Aug 10, 2011

Logos Bible Software - Personal Book Builder - FREE TRAINING


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Jul 2, 2011

Resources: Catholic - Protestant

Now that Logos Bible Software (predominantly Protestant/Evangelical resources) has hired a Catholic Product Manager, you can expect to see additional resources available for your Logos Library.

Currently this is what is available for Catholics:
Catholic Product Guide: http://www.logos.com/catholic
Catholic Products in the Logos Store: http://www.logos.com/products/search?Christian+Group=Catholic

Many of you have asked me to respond to this event, and because I support Logos software through my training company (LearnLogos.com), being an ex-catholic, and former employee, I am in a unique position to comment. I have received email, had conversations, and read a lot of thoughts on this issue already, and this blog, not the Logos forum, would be a good place to start a conversation. Additionally, my goal is not to be the Holy Spirit nor to sit in judgment of Logos, that is not my place nor is it my company. But as a consumer, it's important to let any company know what your thoughts and opinions are. All great companies listen to more than just the consumer's pocketbook.

Additionally, the primary purpose of this blog is to study the Bible with Logos 4 and provide tips, tricks, and helps, and that's how I would like to proceed.

So let's address a common question:
Q: Would you buy Catholic resources from Logos? Why or Why not?
A: Yes. In fact, I own several Catholic resources already. Additionally, I will continue to purchase additional Catholic resources in the future.

Q: Why?
A: There are several reasons.
First, I never want to be ignorant and uninformed about any issue I am studying. I want the best resources possible.
Second, I prefer to understand someone's viewpoint from their primary scholarly endorsed resources rather than a second hand, biased or interpreted opinion.
Third, convenience of having all my resources in my Logos library saves me time and sometimes money over the print editions.
Fourth, so I can evangelize and win people to Jesus Christ more effectively. Let me be clear on this fourth point, although Catholics and Protestants do have some doctrine in common, there are enough differences between Catholic and Protestant doctrine that both can not be the path to heaven. You have to choose one or the other.

So today's tip, trick, and help is learning how to study the differences between Catholic and Protestant doctrine. To begin, we need to begin with the Bible.

#1) Let's begin with the Bible. Let's compare Protestant and Catholic Bibles translations.
** Go to Logos 4, and choose Tools > Text Comparison



#2)  ** Next, let add Catholic and Protestant translations.

Catholics Endorse the Following:
Douay-Rheims (D-R {this is the logos abbreviation})
Revised Standard Version - Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

Protestants Endorse the Following:
KJV (AV)
NASB
ESV
NIV

#3) Let's type Romans 4:5 for our Bible passage, and type in the Bible abbreviations in the Bible translation box as seen here.


#4) Now Romans 4:5 is a very important verse, because it deals with the question of Justification (How we are forgiven). Let's read each Bible translation.

Next, let's see where they are difference. Click the first "A" which is to the right of the Bible translation box.



Logos color codes the differences from the first translation at the left (which in this case is the King James).
The D-R has black text, which means it's the same as the KJV. The blue text is what is different than the KJV.

#5) You may have noticed the red circles. If you float your mouse over them, they tell you what the other translation used. I floated my mouse over the red circle by reputed:



#6) If you don't like the red circles, than press the "A" that is crossed out, which is just to the right of the "A" you  pressed earlier.
#7) Now you can see visibly the differences, between your primary text (KJV) and the D-R translation.
The grey text, crossed out comes from the KJV.

Now that you can see the different text, the next step is do word studies to understand the original meaning (Hebrew and Greek Translation).

We'll address that in the next blog.

Jul 1, 2011

Logos Hires a Catholic Product Manager - How would you respond?

In the next few blogs, I would like to discuss this significant event, its implications, raise and address important questions, and hear your feedback.

We will be running a series of FREE live webinars (signup below) to help you study these issues with Logos Bible Software, guide you through your book choices, and much more!

Also, we will be interviewing author and evangelist Mike Gendron from Proclaiming the Gospel who is an expert on Catholicism. He can answer your questions about the Bible, The Gospel, and Catholicism. See his book below.


In the mean time, here are some of the questions, topics, and ideas we will be blogging about in the next few weeks (not necessarily in this order).

Feel free to email me other questions you want addressed.

#1)  What is Pope John Paul II's "New Evangelization"?

#2) What is the difference between Catholic Doctrine and Protestant Doctrine? Does it matter?

#3) What was the reformation all about, and does it matter today?

#4) Is there anything wrong with buying Catholic resources?

#5) What is heresy and false teaching and does it exist in Catholic teachings or Protestant teachings?

#6) Should this new employee be evangelized? Should he evangelize his fellow employees? Should we share the gospel at the workplace?

#7) Does Logos (any publisher/business for that matter) have the right to publish any content and should they?  Where does responsibility begin and end with content?

#8) Will Logos' attention to Catholics and their doctrine divide or unite? Will the Gospel spread further or be hindered?

#9)  What is the responsibility of the buyer?

#10)  Should you boycott Logos?

As you can see there is a lot to talk about and a lot of ground to cover. I look forward to meeting with you regularly to consider these and other issues.


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Using Logos 4 to study the differences between Catholic & Protestant Doctrines


July 06 - Building, Searching, and Studying with a Diverse Doctrinal Library (9pm to 10pm)
July 16 - Discovering the Biblical Gospel with Logos 4 and comparing it with Catholic & Protestant Teachings, PT1 (8pm - 10pm)
* Scripture vs. Tradition, Saving Faith, Role of Works, Sin (mortal, venial, etc.), Baptism
July 19 - Discovering the Biblical Gospel with Logos 4 and comparing it with Catholic & Protestant Teachings, PT2 (8pm - 10pm)
* The Lord's Supper, Priesthood, Confession, Hell & Purgatory, Mary, Marriage,
July 26 - Using Logos 4 to share the Gospel at home, work, neighborhood, and community (9pm - 10pm)
Aug 03 - to be announced