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Here are the two resources I referred to in my class. To download, Right Click (Windows) or Command + Click (Mac) and choose “Download Linked File” or “Download Linked File As…”

How to Study the Bible

Commentary on Revelation

I attended a fantastic training class for Logos 6 software from Faithlife this week put on by Morris Proctor of MPSeminars called Camp Logos. I attended both Camp 1 and Camp 2 (you get a discount when you attend both). Before I go on, let me say that it was worth the price of admission by the end of the FIRST DAY! This is outstanding training for any owner of Logos and Mr. Proctor is a very good trainer.

For my sermon research and writing I use three main tools:

  1. Logos 6 for my research.
  2. Evernote to “house” all of my research findings, as well as other notes, illustrations, etc. that I use for my sermons.
  3. Microsoft Word to write my sermon manuscripts, as well as the notes I use on my iPad for preaching.

I was really excited to find that I could import my sermon manuscripts into Logos and they become indexed and searchable. For more information of how to do that, see the Personal Book Builder article and videos (created by Morris Proctor).

On Day Two of Camp Logos, I asked Moe about integration between Logos 6 and Evernote. I’m a huge fan of Evernote. I use it for all my research “collecting” when I’m preparing for a sermon and/or a sermon series. I was disappointed to find out that – as far as he knew – there was no way to integrate the two.

But guess what? I figured it out! The key is the Notes feature in Logos 6.

If you’ve not used Notes in Logos 6 (I hadn’t) it is a really great tool that attaches notes to your Bibles (by the scripture reference). As Moe was teaching us how to use Notes, I began to click around and play with the options and found a Link Tool and thought, “This might be the key.” It was!

Here is how to link an Evernote note to a Logos 6 Note:

  • In Logos 6, open your Bible and create a Note (for more information on how to do that, see this article on the MP Seminars website).
  • Open Evernote and make sure you can the note you want to link to from within Logos 6 in the Evernote sidebar.
  • Right click on the note and choose “Copy Note Link.”
  • Go back to your Note in Logos 6 and type something you want to use as your link (something like Link to Evernote). You may want to bold, use all caps, and/or change the color of your text so that it is easily identified later (you’ll see why in a minute).
  • Highlight the text you just added to your Logos note and click on the “Link” button in your Logos Notes toolbar:

 

  • Logos will drop down a box from your toolbar:

 

  • Right-click and choose “Paste” to paste the hyperlink from Evernote into the box (or use the keyboard shortcut for Paste: Ctrl+V [Windows] or Cmd+V [MacOS]). Hit Enter on your keyboard.
  • The text you selected in Logos is now connected to your Evernote note.

Now here’s where it’s a little tricky, so follow these steps carefully. To access the link to your Evernote note from within your Logos 6 note:

  • Open your Bible and click the note icon next to the Bible text that you used to link to Evernote.
  • With your note active, CAREFULLY hover your mouse cursor over the text that you hyperlinked to Evernote. Your cursor will turn into a pointing finger. When you see that, right-click and choose “open hyperlink” from the drop down menu. If anything is active in the note, your mouse will not turn into the pointing finger. If that happens, hit Esacpe (Ecs) on your keyboard to deselect everything on the note. Then your mouse will turn into the pointing finger when you hover on your hyperlink.
  • If Evernote is not open, it will open in your default web browser. After you have signed in to Evernote on your Web browser, you will either be asked if you want to open the Evernote application on your computer, or Evernote will automatically launch and open your note.

That’s it!

Note: As of the writing of this article, you can only link to a single note in Evernote. You cannot link to a Notebook.

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Click on the link below to access a PDF copy of the book, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart.

Click HERE to download!

Have fun studying God’s Word!

Open-Bible-with-PenWe just kicked off a new sermon series at CCF called “Relentless.” It’s about the book of Jonah and God’s relentless grace and love for all people.

I had a number of people ask me where I got my material. I had one group ask me if I could make available my rough notes from my study prep. They correctly assumed that there are a number of things that make it into study prep that don’t actually make it into the sermon.

I love the idea of being able to share some of those “extras” each week. I hope you find them helpful, edifying, and encouraging.

In addition to the PDF of my notes, there is also a link to the message from Sunday (in case you missed it).

Welcome!

July 21, 2011 — 2 Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to a new take on an old blog.

When I started blogging 6 years ago, my in blog was a collection of my thoughts and experiences with life. At first, I was diligent to blog regularly. Then less so.

For a while now I have thought of re-imagining this blog, as well as moving it to its own domain.

If you are a faithful reader, thanks for hanging there.

If you are brand new to my site, thanks for stopping by.

To all…

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This may be the last year we are all able to vacation together as a family, so we asked Connor were he’d like to go – anywhere in the country! He picked Disneyland with a stay  at the Grand Californian. We had a great week and extended our time with a stay in West Hollywood at my sister’s place and a day at Universal Studios. What a rush!

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Camping Trip 2011

June 21, 2011 — Leave a comment

Every year, the boys and I take a camping trip up in the mountains. This year, we joined Connor’s best friend MAtt and his family in northern California at Trinity Lake for a week of camping, waterskiing, wake boarding, wake surfing, and tubing. It was a blast!

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Osama bin Laden

Former Taliban leader, Osama bin Laden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden, there have been a lot of verses flying around the Internet lately. It’s been a virtual sword drill… the Proverbs People vs. the Ezekiel Army.

Here are the basic verses and views of each side:

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Good Medicine

April 26, 2011 — Leave a comment

Proverbs says that laughter is “like medicine for the soul.”

Get ready to take your medicine…

Concert excitement, evident in the raised hands of youth.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images (#91870899). Photographer: Gail Shotlander

 

Dear Worship Leader,

Here’s something to remember this week: It’s not about you.

That’s what I thought as I walked onto the stage last week at my church.

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