Recent Free Training Posts

Create a Text Comparison Bible List

One of my favorite features for the observation phase of Bible study is Text Comparison. In the recent 7.3 update to Logos Bible Software, changes were made on how we select Bibles for this tool. Below are the simple steps for creating a saved Bible list which can easily be recalled for future use. To […]

Holman Christian Standard Bible NT is Now an Interlinear*

At Camp Logos I discuss the reverse interlinear feature in great detail. Then very frequently I receive this question from students: When is the interlinear coming to the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)? Well, I’m happy to report that Faithlife has provided Logos Now subscribers with a New Year’s treat. The interlinear is now available in […]

Shortcut to Text Comparison

According to Luke 2:22, a few weeks after Jesus’ birth, Joseph and Mary presented Him at the temple according to the Law of Moses. While there, Simeon uttered some very profound words regarding Jesus. Then Luke 2:33 states: And His Father and mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him (NASB). […]

Inn or Guest Room?

In last week’s blog I referenced the Faithlife video, How Accurate Is the Modern Nativity Scene?, in which the teacher said the word translated inn in Luke 2:7 also referenced the upper room where Jesus and the apostles celebrated the Passover. How did he discover that information? In Logos there are certainly numerous ways to […]

Was Jesus Born in a Barn?

Christmas of course is a wonderful time of the year as we focus on and celebrate the birth of our Lord. Sometimes, however, if we’re not careful, Christmas cards and carols offer a version of the nativity scene that may or may not be in Scripture. For example, track these “facts” down in the Bible: […]

Logos Can Help with your Christmas Message

The Christmas season is upon us. Please imagine with me we’ve been called upon to teach a class, preach a sermon, or deliver a devotion regarding the birth of Jesus. We know the subject of the message, but that’s all we’ve got. We don’t have the passage, the outline, or even the handout. We need […]

Create a Lectionary Calendar in Favorites

At a recent Camp Logos I was explaining how to use Favorites as an electronic filing cabinet and preaching calendar. A pastor from a liturgical tradition excitedly responded, I get it! I can use Favorites as my lectionary calendar to save things as I do advance preparation. He is 100% correct. Since then I’ve received several […]

Easily Convert Biblical Measurements to Modern Equivalents

Biblical authors often referred to weights, measurements, distances, etc. that certainly were understandable in their context, but are foreign today. For example in Luke 2, 12 year old Jesus is separated from His parents and verse 46 states after 3 days Joseph and Mary find Him in the temple. Why did it take so long […]

Find Old Testament Verses in the New Testament

Years ago as a young Christian I was involved in a discipleship class. I remember very well studying Satan tempting Jesus in Matthew 4. My mentor emphasized how Jesus quoted Deuteronomy to counter the enticements of the enemy. He explained this wasn’t the only time Jesus quoted Scripture, but rather He often used the Old […]

Find Verses in which Peter Addresses Jesus

Throughout the Bible we have conversations or dialog that the Logos team calls Reported Speech. In a previous version of the software the Speakers in the speech were identified, and now in Logos 7 the Addressees have been tagged. Perhaps we think, and rightly so, that we don’t need assistance identifying senders and receivers in […]