Logos Rabbit Trails...

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Derek Browning | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Nov 27 2013 6:49 PM

Hey All,

Has the Logos community came up with a word for the phenomenon that occurs when trying to prepare a lesson, where you trail off from one resource to another to another to another researching various topics that slowly creep away from the background and topics in your original lesson?  IE: studying the servant song of Isaiah 42.1-9 I find myself 2 hours later researching "West Semitic Monumental Inscriptions" ?!?!?!?

While I find this process time-consuming, I'm still thankful that we have a software and stack of resources that would allow me to get that far off-track in just a matter of 2 hours.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 27 2013 7:06 PM

Logos rabbit-trailing is just the best.  I can't imagine rabbit-trailing anywhere else. At a real library ... they'd kick you out. Some of the journal sites ... need books!  And Logos competition ... need a library!

Rabbit-trailing's do-able on Google-books. But it's hard work. No fun at all.  Logosland is tops.

Similar to you, I was sleeping through some sort of argument about the gnostics in Galatians. Before you know it, the rabbit-trail heated up, and I was off to the fertilizer sands of Egypt ... heretic riots in France. Plus a side trip on exactly who live in Galatia centuries earlier!


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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 27 2013 7:54 PM

I've totally been caught in many Logos "rabbit trails" but I also think that's how learning works many times.

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 27 2013 8:16 PM

Be vewy quiet.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 27 2013 9:03 PM

Robert M. Warren:

Be vewy quiet.

Shhh, I think there's a Wobert in that wabbit warren.

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 27 2013 9:46 PM

Stick out tongue

Stick out tongue

Derek Browning:

Hey All,

Has the Logos community came up with a word for the phenomenon that occurs when trying to prepare a lesson, where you trail off from one resource to another to another to another researching various topics that slowly creep away from the background and topics in your original lesson?  IE: studying the servant song of Isaiah 42.1-9 I find myself 2 hours later researching "West Semitic Monumental Inscriptions" ?!?!?!?

While I find this process time-consuming, I'm still thankful that we have a software and stack of resources that would allow me to get that far off-track in just a matter of 2 hours.

Yes, sir! I know the feeling well. 

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 28 2013 3:21 AM

A few years ago a member of the SS class I was teaching gave me a slip from a fortune cookie that reads, "If you chase two rabbits, both will escape." Therefore exercise care in rabbit-trailing Big Smile

You can rabbit-trail with any set of resources, but Logos makes it far easier to go where no person has gone before, Wait, that's the wrong program. Obviously, someone else has been there, or you would not find it in Logos.

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James Milne Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 28 2013 3:38 AM

This is my absolute favourite thing to do. My wife has to remind me to eat and sleep.

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Carmen Gauvin-O'Donnell | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 28 2013 4:09 AM

Hey all, thanks to your profound insights, I'd like to announce a Theological Breakthrough... I've figured out exactly why it took Israel 40 years to get to the Promised Land:

The Scene: It's early in the morning, sometime during the 5th year... Moses opens his Bible Maps Collection and looks at a map with Joshua...

Moses: "Okay the map says to turn left at the Wadi of Light... hmmmm... what's a wadi? [Clicks on Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Dictionary] Oh... interesting... they've got it referenced with something called a "parable"... I wonder what that is...? [Click]

Joshua (sighs loudly): "Oh not again..." Walks out of the tent to let the people know they may as well start doing laundry or something because they're not going anywhere THAT day.

Paradise

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 28 2013 8:13 AM

Rosie Perera:
I think there's a Wobert in that wabbit warren.

Big Smile  I had forgotten that's what the word warren meant. I don't think it's common in American usage.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 28 2013 10:35 AM

Derek Browning:
Has the Logos community came up with a word for the phenomenon that occurs when trying to prepare a lesson, where you trail off from one resource to another to another to another researching various topics that slowly creep away from the background and topics in your original lesson?  IE: studying the servant song of Isaiah 42.1-9 I find myself 2 hours later researching "West Semitic Monumental Inscriptions" ?!?!?!?

In Logos land it's called serendipitous discovery. If you want an entire random rabbit trail, type FSD into the command box.

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 28 2013 11:13 AM
Carmen Gauvin-O'Donnell:

Hey all, thanks to your profound insights, I'd like to announce a Theological Breakthrough... I've figured out exactly why it took Israel 40 years to get to the Promised Land:

The Scene: It's early in the morning, sometime during the 5th year... Moses opens his Bible Maps Collection and looks at a map with Joshua...

Moses: "Okay the map says to turn left at the Wadi of Light... hmmmm... what's a wadi? [Clicks on Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Dictionary] Oh... interesting... they've got it referenced with something called a "parable"... I wonder what that is...? [Click]

Joshua (sighs loudly): "Oh not again..." Walks out of the tent to let the people know they may as well start doing laundry or something because they're not going anywhere THAT day.

Paradise

LOL!!!! My wife & I roared, Carmen. Thanks!

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Bill


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