Free Course from N. T. Wright: Faith Working through Love

This month, pick up a brand-new course from renowned biblical scholar N. T. Wright for free. It’s called Faith Working through Love, and it may not be about what you think. . . .

Faith Working through Love is about faith and love, but it focuses on work: finding meaning in work and how to think about work in light of the Bible. You’ll leave this one-hour course with concrete actions for bringing change to a broken world.  Get it now. [Read more…]

Yes, God Is Love—but Do You Know What It Really Means?

This post is excerpted from Who God Is: Meditations on the Character of Our God by Ben Witherington III.

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Something has bothered me for a long time. I’m referring to the fact that even devout Christians seem to place far more emphasis on the adjectives applied to God in the Bible than on the nouns. This is not to say that the adjectives are not vitally important—God is almighty; God is righteous; God is holy; God is merciful; God is compassionate, and so on. But frankly, nouns are more important than adjectives when it comes to the character of any sentient being—whether we are talking about God or angels or human beings. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Use Information with Non-Bibles

On the Tools menu is a feature called Information, which we normally use with interlinear Bibles. Simply by hovering on or clicking a word in the Bible, Information populates with tons of data about that word.

This tool, however, can also be used with any book and will provide instant definitions for unfamiliar words!

Try this:

  • Choose Tools |Lookup | Information (A)
  • Open any book from your Library such as the Lexham Bible Dictionary (B)
  • Navigate to any location in the resource such as the article for Levi, son of Jacob in the LBD (C)
  • Rest the cursor on a word in the resource such as eponym in the LBD (D)
  • Notice the Definition section in Information populates with data (E) from your highest prioritized dictionary with an article for this word! (F)

This is a great trick for looking up the meanings of unfamiliar words without interrupting the flow of your reading by having to open additional resources on the screen.

Of course in the above example, Information is set to update on hover and the Definition section is visible. You can certainly customize Information if yours didn’t function as I outlined.

For more detailed and exhaustive instructions about the Information tool, please check out 24/7 video training at mpseminars.com.

And don’t forget to follow faithlife.com/mpseminars and you’ll automatically receive a FREE digital download of Dr. Grant Osborne’s commentary Ephesians Verse by Verse.L

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Morris Proctor is a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

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Logos Tech Tip: How to Create a Personalized Bible Reading Plan

You can set Logos to remind you to read any resource in your library. Generate a custom reading plan from the Docs menu to get started. Choose from a predefined plan, generate a scheduled plan for a given text, or fully customize your own plan.  [Read more…]

Resurrection Resources for Any Budget, Now through Easter

Each year as Easter Sunday draws closer, the resurrection is on hearts and minds, and many seek to understand Easter’s significance and depth better. This year, perhaps more than any other in recent history, we need the hope, joy, and peace that focusing on the resurrection brings. [Read more…]

To Help You Stand: 30% off All Logos 8 Packages

Christian, church leader, student of the Word, life’s been flipped upside down. Many of you are figuring out how to get your church online, preparing for your sermon or Bible study, and working to encourage others—all while you need some encouragement yourself, and the kids are running around your kitchen table. [Read more…]

The Passion of Jesus: Are We Falling Asleep Like the Disciples?

In this post, excerpted from the March/April 2017 edition of Bible Study Magazine, John D. Barry discusses the prologue to the passion of Jesus—his anguish in the garden—by considering what the Gospels collectively say about it. By doing so, he offers a fuller picture of just one of the events leading up to the Bible’s darkest moment that concluded with the greatest hope. [Read more…]

How We’re Helping Churches and Students during the Coronavirus

Image courtesy of Faithlife Media.

These are tough days for pastors. It’s hard to believe how different ministry was even a few weeks ago.

But with the rapid spread of the coronavirus, churches are scrambling to do ministry in new ways—and for many of us, that means using technology to span the social distance between us. [Read more…]

Had to Abandon Your Seminary Library? Here’s Free Help

Seminaries across the country recently sent students home due to the coronavirus outbreak. Professors scrambled to get lectures and assignments online as students said goodbye and left their friends and classmates behind.  [Read more…]

Learning Logos: New and Improved Subfolders in Favorites

The recent release of Logos 8.12 contains a subtle but very helpful tweak to Favorites. We can now create subfolders without dragging and dropping folders!

If you use Favorites, then give this a go:

  • Choose Tools | Library | Favorites (A)
  • Click New Folder on the Favorites panel (B)
  • Type a name for the folder
  • Press the Enter key to save the name
  • Make sure the folder you just created is selected (highlighted) (C)
  • Click New Folder again on the Favorites panel (D)
  • Notice this new folder is a sub-folder of the selected folder (E)

You can continue creating folders within folders, as long as the desired folder is selected before you click New Folder(F)

As I said, a small, but powerful change to Logos.

To keep up with all of the ongoing changes to Logos, please check out 24/7 video training at mpseminars.com.

And don’t forget to follow faithlife.com/mpseminars, and you’ll automatically receive a FREE digital download of Dr. Grant Osborne’s commentary Ephesians Verse by Verse.

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Morris Proctor is a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

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