Recent Free Training Posts

Add Study Bibles to a Custom Guide

A Logos user recently emailed the following scenario to me: I use several study Bibles in my biblical research. What’s the best way to add them as a group to a custom Guide? Excellent question! And below are the steps to accomplish what he wants. First, create a Collection of study Bibles: Choose Tools | […]

Close All Open Panels at Once

Logos Bible Software 7.5 recently released and it contains a small, but powerful, new icon that’s easy to miss unless you’re looking for it. In the upper right of the program, between the Layouts menu and the Help icon, you’ll now see an X icon which executes the command Close All. (A) When clicked, this […]

Hear the Greek Text Read Aloud

In a recent blog I wrote about the pronunciation of biblical names. In response, someone asked this question: Where in Logos can one hear how Greek words are pronounced? So just in case you didn’t know, I’ll show you where to go to hear various Greek texts read aloud by Faithlife’s own Dr. John Schwandt, […]

Phrase Searching in Hebrew and Greek

A fellow Logos user recently emailed me this question: I wonder if you can advise me how to search for the phrase “the promise” (found in Acts 1:4 ESV) in both the original languages (Hebrew & Greek). This is an excellent question which I’ll answer from the standpoint of an English student, not primarily using […]

Gather Message Material in Clippings

Recently in the gym, I watched a trainer utilize a weight machine in an unorthodox fashion to focus on one small muscle. Then, I overheard him tell his client, I like to use this machine in an unconventional way so it does what I need. That’s the sentiment in this week’s blog. In Logos Bible […]

Hear Biblical Names Pronounced

I learned a long time ago as a young preacher to diligently practice in my study reading aloud the biblical text for my sermon. While this guideline is relevant for all passages, it’s especially true for texts containing biblical names. It’s quite embarrassing for this preacher from Tennessee to get in the pulpit and stumble […]

Bible Picker in 7.4

One of the most talked about Logos 7 features is the Sermon Editor which continues to evolve and improve. A case in point is an almost unnoticed enhancement in the recently released Logos 7.4. Unless you know it’s there, you’re apt to overlook it, but this tweak may prove helpful as you prepare a Sermon […]

When and Where Added to Sermon Editor

Someone once said, If a sermon is worth preaching once, then it’s worth preaching again. May I quickly add, though, Probably not in the same church.  At least not in the same year! To help prevent sermon repetition and perhaps an embarrassing situation, the Sermon Editor in the recently released Logos 7.4, contains 2 additional […]

Preposition Use

I was recently reading 1 John in which I came to the phrase in the world in 1 John 2:15. From my research, I realized John frequently uses the Greek word kosmos usually translated world. During my study I asked a few questions such as: Where else in John’s writings does he use kosmos? What […]

Read Letters as Letters

As you well know, many of the New Testament books were originally composed as epistles or letters. Paul sent letters to the churches in Corinth, Philippi, Colossae, and so on. It’s easy, however, to lose sight of the “epistolary form” with the addition of chapter and verse numbers, pericope headings, text formatting, etc. Fortunately for […]