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March 30 2017, 12 PM

You can preach excellent messages using the technology of a yellow legal pad. You can then shift those notes to Word. You can then create a PowerPoint. You can then email that PowerPoint, or put it on a thumb drive, and get it to your church sound guy. Or... [articles] [Training]

March 29, 4AM

We may hate to admit it, but if we’re honest with ourselves, even our favorite English Bible translations can at times be clunky. Here’s an example I was just teaching about in adult Sunday School. Check out the three phrases I bolded: “your work of... [articles] [Training]

March 22, 12 PM

Neutrality is a myth. Put in biblical terms, either you love the Lord or you don’t. Every thought you think, every choice you make, every word you say, flows from that heart and is determined by its fundamental direction, whether toward God or away from... [articles] [Training]

March 9, 5AM

Postmodern literary theorists are favorite whipping boys in evangelical hermeneutics textbooks, and Stanley Fish is no exception (although Fish prefers the title “antifoundationalist”). This makes Winning Arguments, the latest book from the former New... [articles]

March 8, 5AM

Christianity cannot be boiled down to a list of words—say, positive character qualities to be cultivated and opposite, negative qualities to be avoided. Virtue and vice lists by themselves can’t handle the complexities of life. Some loves in Scriptur... [articles] [Training]

March 2, 3PM

I’m working on a project, and I need your help. I’m looking for insights Bible readers have gained into Scripture by comparing English Bible translations. The lone rule is that you can’t know Greek or Hebrew. (You can reach me at mark.ward@faithlife... [articles]

February 28, 5AM

The Bible speaks in some way to anything you can think of, but it doesn’t speak explicitly to everything you can think of. In other words, the Bible never uses the term “work ethic,” but it does say to do all to the glory of God.” (1 Cor 10:31) It... [Misc.]

February 24, 5AM

I recently had the chance to sit down with Shaun Tabatt and discuss Logos Bible Software. We talked about some of my favorite features in Logos, as well as the all-important issue of how to pronounce “Logos.” Mark L. Ward, Jr. received his P... [Misc.]

February 22, 5AM

I’m not opposed to using the scenic route down the coast from work to home; I’ve taken it multiple times. But never on a workday, always on a Saturday. I’m not opposed to using the scenic route in Bible study, either. I’ve taken it multiple times.... [articles] [Training]

February 16, 3PM

Image: DesiringGod.org Christians and non-Christians argue about the truth of the Bible all the time. (Because Internet . . .) Christians even argue with other Christians about how to argue about the truth of the Bible: what’s the wisest strategy? While... [Misc.]

January 25, 5AM

I’ve come to realize that in order to know the Bible there is no replacement for reading the entire thing. I’m going to give three reasons why you need to aim to read even the portions of the Bible you somehow rarely get around to—and why I myself c... [articles] [Training]

January 18, 5AM

The screen printer standing in my living room was trying to sell me on a new four-color process for the kids Bible club shirts my church needed. One problem: he came to the door asking for “Mike,” not “Mark” because I kind of forgot to tell him th... [articles] [Training]

December 30 2016, 1PM

We all know the most respectable New Year’s resolution a Christian can make is “Read the Bible every day.” What if this year we didn’t just resolve to do it, but we actually did it? Logos Bible Software is here to help you turn your resolution int... [articles] [Training]

December 21, 5AM

“Let It Go” from Disney’s animated movie Frozen (2014) was and is a megahit. The melody is both powerful and catchy, and Idina Menzel can sing icicles off reindeers. The piece won the Oscar for best original song, reached the top five in the Billboa... [articles] [Training]

December 7, 5AM

If I thought I was a pretty scintillating Bible teacher, the kind that makes people sit on the edge of their seats, the kind that is also able to put the cookies on the lower shelf and interest even kids, that thought was shattered when my own kids got ol... [articles] [Training]

November 30, 1PM

Does widespread human disagreement over Bible interpretation reveal some flaw or weakness in God or his word—or some flaw or weakness in us? Or neither, or both? This is the third of three articles on the clarity of Scripture. I’ve clarified the doctr... [articles] [Training]

November 16, 5AM

Jen Hatmaker recently launched a kerfuffle in the evangelical blogosphere (meteorologists have started to assign these kerfuffles their own names, like hurricanes) by reconsidering her stance on a hotly contested biblical doctrine. I won’t get into ... [articles] [Training]

November 9, 5AM

Leaders of the Protestant Reformation, particularly Luther but also Calvin, affirmed the doctrine of the clarity of Scripture. Basically, the doctrine (as it has developed) teaches that all Christians can and should read the Bible with spiritual profit, n... [articles] [Training]

November 2, 12 PM

Bible study isn’t supposed to be fast. It takes time to mine biblical riches. But it’s the digging that should take time, not the shovel selection process. That’s why I use keyboard shortcuts, so I can call up tools fast and put them to ... [articles] [Training]

October 26, 4AM

I frequently have lots of books and Bible and articles and dictionaries and commentaries and guides and search tabs open in Logos. How do I organize and manage them? Like a pro, a Logos Pro. If you let me give you some basic tips on how to organize your s... [Training]

October 19, 4AM

I constantly compare Bible translations during Bible study and exegesis. But not everyone sees the value in this practice, and some are outright skeptical: they think I’m inviting confusion, a he-said, she-said method of exegesis. Or they think it’s t... [Training]

October 13, 4AM

How would you find all the rhetorical questions in the Bible—like “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?” Finding such questions—questions which aren’t seeking answers but are instead making statements—is a tougher task t... [Training]

October 5, 4AM

My wife regularly works domestic miracles. Case in point: she actually reads her Bible first thing in the morning. She’s a mother with young children and a lot of responsibility. We never know how much sleep Mommy will get on any given night, and she oc... [articles] [Training]

September 29, 12 PM

Crossway recently released the English Standard Version in a 2016 “Permanent Text” edition (the updated text will be free for Logos users who own the ESV). The ESV, it was announced, would remain “unchanged forever, in perpetuity.” As Christianity... [articles]

September 21, 4AM

I have written seminary-level exegesis papers, and I have graded them—dozens of them. And I’m going to tell you a few secrets I don’t think your teachers will mind me telling their students. They’ve already told you what you really need to know, n... [articles]

September 15, 4AM

Pastors are sometimes forced to squeeze their sermon prep into odd time slots, but that’s what lay leaders must always do. Lay leaders work full-time jobs and have families. I’ve been on both sides of the altar; I know the pressures. I have stayed up ... [articles]

September 14, 4AM

After more than a year as a Logos Pro, I’m still occasionally surprised to discover things I never knew Logos could do. I already knew about the Copy Bible Verses tool in Logos. I use it so regularly that I made a shortcut to it in my menu bar: But I j... [Training]

September 8, 4AM

Wrenching a Bible verse out of context isn’t the only bad Bible-quoting habit out there. There is a more subtle set of unfortunate customs we use in evangelical churches when we quote the Bible. Here’s an example: a relative of mine was reading to me ... [articles]

September 7, 4AM

I want to know the Bible. Do you? There are many methods for Bible study out there, and every one I’ve ever seen has something of value to contribute. Let me add one, however, that I’ve never seen anyone else explain: borrow an open secret from teache... [articles]

September 6, 12 PM

Logos 7 is my preferred tool for sermon preparation, but history proves you don’t have to use Logos in order to teach the Bible carefully and effectively. Somehow Paul managed pretty well without it. Augustine and Chrysostom reportedly didn’t use... [articles] [Products]

September 1, 4AM

Insightful culture watcher David Foster Wallace says something in his famous essay on television that preachers need to hear—even though preachers probably already know it. The staccato editing, sound bites, and summary treatment of knotty issues is net... [articles] [Training]

August 31, 4AM

The viewpoints of Christians of the past are not authoritative over us in the same way the Bible is—or even the same way our pastors are (Heb. 13:17). Past generations of believers made theological errors just like us, because they were fallen and limit... [articles] [Training]

August 18, 4AM

I was recently writing something about biblical archaeology, and it happened again, that thing that’s always happening to me in Bible study—does it happen to you? I was trying to find the location of a verse whose exact wording I was pretty sure I alr... [articles] [Training]

August 17, 4AM

What’s the key to effectively teaching the Bible to others, whether in a Bible study, a sermon, or a Facebook conversation? Love your audience as yourself. Loving God is most important, of course, but it’s possible to love God supremely and yet fail i... [articles] [Training]

August 11, 4AM

One of the most frequent things I do in Logos—and I’m betting you do the same thing—is search for a specific verse or group of verses. My searches can seem pretty random, like the time I looked for every time the Bible talks about “war.” Searchi... [articles] [Training]

August 10, 12 PM

Recently I got to play my favorite sport—ultimate Frisbee—twice in one week. The first game was just about the best I’ve had in my 14 years as an ultimate player. Pretty much every time I threw the disc toward the end zone, it snuck just past the de... [articles]

July 28, 4AM

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, to... [articles] [Training]

July 27, 4AM

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 ... [articles]

July 21, 2PM

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 dig... [articles] [Training]

July 20, 2PM

If you can’t use the Bible, you don’t really understand it. It may sound backwards to speak of “using” the Bible: we don’t stand over the Bible, twisting it to our ends; the Bible stands over us and is one major means by which God uses us. That... [articles] [Training]

July 14, 4AM

When Jesus is asked to sum up the law, he responds with two commands involving love: In both commands, the English translation “love” translates the Greek verb agapao. Partly because agape is one of those Greek words that many theologically literate ... [articles] [Training]

July 13, 4AM

You and I live in a modern city, but imagine that across the river is another town very different from ours: an ancient one. We drive cars, they ride animals. We chat over coffee at a cafe; they chat over water at the community well. We suffer from a divi... [articles] [Training]

July 7, 12 PM

Read your Bible, pray every day, and you’ll grow, grow, grow. It’s practically the first catechism every evangelical child learns. It’s a simple spiritual discipline, but it’s a difficult one to maintain in our busy, always-connected world. There ... [articles]

July 6, 2PM

Many Christians are faithful Bible readers, but they feel stuck when it comes to Bible study. After you’ve read a Bible passage once, and then read it again, what do you do to study it? Um, read it again? And then what? Looking at a commentary or study ... [articles] [Training]

June 29, 12 PM

My most influential mentor always told his charges that Bible teachers come to the text with one of two questions: either 1) “What can I say about this?” Or 2) “What does this say?” He saw these questions as a continental divide, and he urged us t... [articles]

June 23, 4AM

In honor of National Read a Book Minute—which, sadly, is dwarfed in popularity by the annual celebration of International Watch TV Year—I want to teach you how to highlight a book. I went through more years of formal education than is really proper, a... [articles] [Training]

June 22, 12 PM

I love the Jesus Storybook Bible, because it thrills me to think that my kids might grasp the central storyline of Scripture long before the age at which I did. And the colors and textures are cool. And I like a little whimsy in text and illustration. As ... [Training] [articles]

June 16, 12 PM

I’m bad at reading the Bible quickly or in big chunks. I’m always getting stopped by interesting little questions (and interesting big ones). Here’s a representative example: Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people ... [articles]

June 14, 4AM

I was trying to turn Psalm 1 into a singable song for the Bible club boys (6th grade on up) from the neighborhoods around my church. These were not young men with extensive church backgrounds and full-ride scholarships to elite Sunday schools. Their maste... [articles]

June 2, 4PM

I was absolutely shocked. At the top of my NT Introduction paper on Jewish Institutions of New Testament Times was a “B+”—but that wasn’t the shocker. I was only just starting seminary, and I didn’t have the hang of things yet. What shocked me w... [Misc.]

June 1, 4AM

For several weeks I’ve been trying to End Bible Translation Tribalism. I’m urging Christians not to make our good Bible translations into rallying points or battle flags for internecine warfare. Instead, we members of Christ’s body should recognize ... [Misc.]

May 26, 4AM

The difference between this . . . . . . and this . . . . . . consists largely in the skill with which the latter photographer used the complicated tools on his SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera—and the complicated software tools used for post-production... [Misc.]

May 25, 4AM

An experienced pastor I greatly respect, a truly world-class Bible expositor whose series through Ephesians changed my life, sat in a room with a bunch of skinny, exegetically deficient young preacher wannabes. I was the skinniest. He was trying to mentor... [Misc.]

May 24, 12 PM

The New Testament’s use of the Old Testament has been described as the “master problem” of Christian theology. Jesus’ and Paul’s words on the subject are direct and, in a way, simple: Jesus didn’t come to destroy the law but to “fulfill” i... [Misc.]

May 12, 4AM

Perhaps you’ve seen it: that little pyramid of circles next to the page number in a Logos resource. Click on the icon, but don’t be overwhelmed by the list of options that appears. You’ve just found “visual filters,” powerful too... [Training] [articles]

May 11, 4AM

I want people who study the Bible to stop asking, “What’s the best Bible translation?” and feel free to use all the good translations we have. It’s what I called, last week, Ending Bible Translation Tribalism. In my vision of the ideal world, Chri... [Misc.]

May 5, 4AM

I have redesigned quite a number of church websites, and there is one thing I never carry over from the previous design: written directions to the church. I never give directions or ask for them. I can’t remember the last time I said to someone, “Firs... [Misc.]

May 4, 4AM

I am on a mission to end Bible Translation Tribalism. If you don’t know what I mean by “Translation Tribalism,” see if any of these tribal stereotypes (some borrowed from another blogger) ring true for you: The NIV 2011 is the Bible of the broad s... [Misc.]

April 28, 4AM

The Logos Pro team exists to provide free training to users of Logos Bible Software. Our 30-Day Bible Study Challenge has helped thousands of people learn Logos and study their Bibles. Of course, it’s going to take more than 30 days for you to learn the... [articles]

April 27, 4AM

For many years I taught a weekly Bible class to impoverished adults. These people were highly skilled in areas of life I did not understand, but most of them had deep difficulty reading with any proficiency. I had to find a way to help them read the Bible... [Training] [articles]

April 20, 4AM

Most of the skills involved in good Bible reading are things people do intuitively anyway. So why bother reading a Bible study magazine or purchasing Bible software—plus all the resources (commentaries, books, hermeneutics manuals) that make that softwa... [Misc.]

April 14, 4AM

Stop and be astonished, if you can, at a statement from Jesus in Mark 10 that certainly astonished his disciples: “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven” (Mark 10:25). It’s h... [articles]

April 7, 12 PM

I first encountered Logos Bible Software in the Libronix days—in what historians of technology now call “the 1990s.” I somehow came into possession of some random CDs with Logos books on them. I confess I didn’t use them so much as I “amassed”... [articles]

April 6, 4AM

Out of the inscrutable neuron maelstroms we know as “the brains of small children,” there often come what speech pathologists call “the darnedest things.” My kindergartener said yesterday—and I promise I have no idea where this came from—“Wh... [Training] [articles]

March 31, 4AM

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 st... [Training] [Bible study] [logos pro] [how to use logos]

March 23, 4AM

Exodus 20:15 is pretty practical: “Thou shalt not steal.” There are complexities, there are always complexities whenever fallible and finite people like us try to apply God’s norms to our situations. But for the most part, we Bible readers feel we k... [Training] [articles]

March 16, 4AM

If you’re the kind of Christian who is now wondering, “Here’s another Easter; what part of the Bible do I study/teach this year?”—then let me admit that I’m in the same boat. I’ve got to write a blog post about Easter; where do I go? Let’s... [Training] [articles]

March 11, 1PM

Why is the most important Christian holiday nowhere mentioned by name in the Bible? Actually, the word “Easter” does appear in the Bible, but only once—and only in one translation. Among all major English translations of the Scripture, only the King... [Training] [articles] [Bible] [Easter] [Pascha] [King James Version] [is easter in the bible] [acts 12:4] [translation easter] [what does easter mean] [easter meaning] [easter passover] [easter in greek]

March 9, 1PM

One fine South Carolina day my little family was driving down the road listening to the radio, and on came “Rudy Mancke’s Nature Notes,” a delightful little minute-long feature by a local naturalist who talks about flora and fauna in the Palmetto St... [Misc.] [Training] [articles] [New Testament] [exegesis] [Bible study] [Word Study] [love] [bible word study] [Agape]

February 25, 5AM

Sometimes you have this question about the Bible, this burning desire to know. And you want to know what the whole thing has to say about that question. Ideally, you’d have a year to read through the whole of Scripture, marking it up and taking notes on... [Misc.]

February 18, 1PM

I have a long-standing, friendly argument going with an old professor of mine. It started when, as a budding young Greek student in seminary, I asked, “Should I get the paper version of BDAG or the digital version?” “Paper,” he said, “because yo... [Training] [articles] [Greek] [Hebrew] [Bible study] [bdag] [original languages] [word studies] [tutorial] [logos pro] [Lexicons] [How to]

February 17, 3PM

Last week I asked a question that struck a chord in readers. I promised that your answer to that question would “reveal everything you believe about the Old Testament.” Who knew so many people cared so deeply—and had done so much thinking—about wh... [articles] [Training] [Biblical Theology] [Gideon] [hermeneutics] [interpreatation] [jepthah] [Judges] [moralism] [old testament] [Redemptive History]

February 11, 1PM

True confession: I turned off the Logos home page within the Logos desktop software when it came out in Logos 4. I lazily assumed there was nothing there I wanted to see. I was, to use a word favored by theologians and exegetes everywhere, wrong. I now ch... [Training] [articles]

February 10, 5AM

Answer me one question about an obscure story in Judges chapter 11, and I’ll tell you what your view of the whole Old Testament is. I’ve argued before that your view of the trees is determined by your view of the forest, and I think the story of Jepht... [Training] [articles] [Bible study] [old testament] [Biblical Theology] [logos pro] [Judges] [Redemptive History]

February 4, 3PM

A clever and provocative author wrote something clever and provocative recently about Bible translation: We are accustomed to say things like “something got lost in the translation,” which it frequently does. But can anything ever be gained? Let me po... [articles] [Greek] [Hebrew] [Bible study] [logos pro] [bible translations]

February 3, 12 PM

Word studies are a treasure trove . . . and a mine field. Somehow you have to weave through the dangers to get the treasures. Think for a moment: if you were about to enter such a field, what would you want to know about first? The gold or the bombs? I’... [Misc.]

January 28, 3PM

The mission of Faithlife is to “use technology to equip the church to grow in the light of the Bible.” And we really mean it. I didn’t take the job until I asked the VP who interviewed me, “What is your company mission?,” and he said, “to serv... [Training] [articles]

January 22, 11AM

An open letter to Tim Challies, in response to a recent blog post. Dear Tim, The people in my office at Faithlife, makers of Logos Bible Software, read your post “Going All-in With Ebooks” with excitement—and not just because we sell ebooks (includ... [Misc.] [articles] [Books] [Bible study] [ebooks] [Tim Challies] [logos pro] [Bryan Chappell]

January 21, 1PM

Calling all nerd wannabes. I, on behalf of the Logos Pros, am about to share with you one of the most useful computer tips you will ever get. I mean that. I’m going to apply the tip to a narrow question: “What’s the quickest and easiest way to searc... [articles] [Books] [Logos.com] [Bible study] [Training] [search] [D. A. Carson] [tutorial] [logos pro] [keyword]

January 20, 5AM

Even if you’ll never preach a single sermon in your entire life, you should still know what good preaching is. And not just so you can spot (and avoid) bad preaching; not even so you can seek out good preaching. You need to understand what makes a g... [Training] [articles] [Preaching] [Bible study] [application] [homiletics] [How to] [Law and Gospel] [christ-centered preaching] [bryan chappel] [be-like messages]

January 15, 5AM

Imagine what would happen if thousands of Christians actually did what we all sort of feel like we’re supposed to do, especially at the New Year: imagine that we all read the Bible. If you’ve been part of our 30-day Bible study challenge since it bega... [Training] [Bible study] [Bible] [tutorial] [logos pro] [How to] [Matthew 4] [bible study course]

January 7, 5AM

At the local library “Hi, I’m looking for all references in this library to William Tyndale.” “Sure, I’m a reference librarian, so I’d be happy to help you with that. Hmm . . . . Looks like we’ve got two books in the religion section with ... [Training]

January 6, 1PM

Internet meanderings recently landed me on the Amazon product page for the bookmark below. It’s the kind of bookmark you’re supposed to give to a friend or loved one, and it bears two Bible verses. Notice the citation from Genesis 31 in particular. D... [Training] [articles]

December 31 2015, 10AM

A pastor friend told me not long ago, “I have Logos, but I probably use only 5% of its capacity.” This comment came from someone under 40, meaning that he knows how to turn a computer on without fear or antagonism. It hardly counts as “technology”... [Training] [video] [Bible study] [logos] [tutorial] [logos pro] [Mark Ward] [how to study the bible]

December 30, 1PM

As a kid, maybe 10 or 12, I was leafing through my red-letter edition of the Bible and I noticed that there was one section of unbroken red text that was longer than any other. It was Matthew 5–7. I thought that was kind of cool, and if my memory serves... [articles] [Bible study] [Training] [Logos Bible Software] [tutorial] [logos pro] [sermon on the mount] [articles]

December 22, 1PM

We’re celebrating Advent by giving away dozens of free books and beautiful Advent Art and featuring great articles on the meaning of this season of anticipation. In this post, Logos Pro Mark Ward explores what may be the most “Christmasy” ... [articles]

December 17, 3PM

G. K. Chesterton: Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about. (85) I can s... [Training] [articles] [comparing bible translations]

December 16, 3PM

I was born in a Bible study forest, but I didn’t know it. Trees every few feet, tree upon tree. I got to know them pretty well; I could hardly help it: sycamore, acacia, olive, cedar, fig, palm, terebinth. An occasional glade on a rise in that forest of... [Misc.]

December 9, 1PM

I was sitting at a lunch table with some acquaintances. Acquaintances, not friends. I admit we sat there for a while staring at our food and waiting for the awkwardness to subside. Kind of like me and my Bible sometimes, I’m sad to say. But then, at tha... [articles] [Training] [Bible study] [Christian Living]

11AM

The Logos Pros are here to help the church. And one of the things the church is processing right now, along with much of the rest of the world, is the role digital tools will play in their reading. D.G. writes: I seek out many of the volumes mentioned on ... [articles] [Training] [Bible study] [ebooks] [logos pro] [Mark Ward] [reading]

December 3, 1PM

“Transliteration” is not the same as “translation.” Tranliteration brings just letters across the divide between languages (if indeed the languages don’t already use the same alphabet). Спасибо becomes spasibo; 國語 becomes Guóyǔ. Sch... [articles] [Training] [how to use logos] [logos pro] [tutorial]

December 2, 3PM

I caved. Somebody sent me one of those time-wasting links you know you’re not supposed to click on if you want to get any work done. But I couldn’t help it. “Find out what your most used words on Facebook are,” the link said. I was like Digory at ... [articles] [Training] [Bible study] [Concordance] [logos pro]

November 26, 1PM

Almost four years to the day before I came to serve the church as a Logos Pro at Faithlife, I wrote a post on my personal blog, “How to Pronounce ‘Logos’ in ‘Logos Bible Software.’” And since a big part of our mission is to turn you into a Log... [articles] [Training] [Bible study] [How to] [Logos Bible Software]

November 25, 1PM

I once had a grandmotherly friend, a secretary in my office, who had great interest in the Bible but no training in the biblical languages. Her strength as a Bible student came from one obvious and one hidden source. The obvious source was her daily pract... [Training] [Bible study] [bible translations] [logos pro]

November 19, 3PM

What do you do if you get a sudden, unexpected opportunity to teach or preach God’s Word? I often turn to what is for me one of the most precious of Jesus’ parables, the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant—a passage one of my favorite writers on the ... [articles] [Training]

November 4, 2PM

“Love” is the third most commonly looked up word at Merriam-Webster.com. Do you want to know what “love” means? You ought to. “Love God” and “love others” are the two most important commands of the Bible, on... [Misc.]

October 29, 12 PM

The 10 Commandments were written in stone, and they still are on monuments around the world. And in this case, the medium is a message: commandments chiseled in stone are supposed to be permanent, unchanging. So it may come as a surprise that Jewish tradi... [Misc.]

October 27, 4AM

I enjoyed my Hebrew courses. I like languages. And one of the first big rewards of learning Hebrew is translating a small book like Jonah or Ruth. I say it’s a reward, because it is fun; you get a sense of satisfaction that you’ve actually learned som... [Misc.] [Training] [Logos Now]

October 22, 12 PM

From age four to age 18 I read the KJV pretty much exclusively. All my Scripture memory in kids ministries was taken from the KJV, and I even begged my second-grade teacher at my Christian school to let the class speak in King James English for a day. Sh... [Misc.] [Training] [logos 6] [logos pro] [tutorials]

October 15, 12 PM

There is way too much information out there for you to ever read, let alone process and assimilate. I dare you to click the “Random Article” link on Wikipedia and see how many clicks it takes you to get to a topic you really know something about. It... [Misc.] [Training]

October 14, 4AM

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 o... [Misc.] [Training] [concordance tool] [logos pro]

October 8, 2PM

One 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 connecti... [Misc.]

October 7, 4AM

I’m new to the Logos Pro team, and I admit to bringing with me from the East Coast some level of confusion about Logos Now. I’m pretty techie, I like new software— especially Bible software—and yet I was just too busy to make myself figure out thi... [Misc.] [Bible study] [Logos Now] [logos pro]

September 24, 12 PM

Not everyone who wants to dig into Greek enjoys the privilege of having a teacher. And even if you have one, you may find yourself struggling to retrieve certain Greek skills from your brain’s cluttered archives during a three-semester gap between c... [Misc.] [Training]

September 18, 12 PM

You get up early, you carve out time for Bible study, and you have an insight as you read. But reader beware: if you don’t write that insight down, you didn’t really have it. It had you. And it dropped you, perhaps never to pick you up again. Unless y... [Misc.] [logos 6] [logos pro] [notes] [Training] [tutorial] [video]

September 11, 4AM

The style and arrangement of words in your Bible is like wallpaper for most people: you only notice it if it changes, and maybe not even then. But in fact, the typography in our Bibles matters a great deal—and it matters because it means. For instance, ... [Misc.] [Training] [bible typography] [How to] [logos pros] [readers bibles] [tutorial]

September 3, 12 PM

You do and you don’t need Hebrew to understand the Old Testament. You don’t, because the Bible has already been translated into English. You do, because there are different levels of understanding: There’s your certified mechanic and your weekend wa... [Products] [Training] [Bible] [exegesis] [Hebrew] [lemma] [logos 6] [Logos Bible Software] [logos pro] [search] [software tutorial] [tutorial] [tutorials] [video training] [videos]