Inductive Bible Study Method - How do I do this with Logos 4?

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Nicholas B Brindisi | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Sep 20 2010 10:46 AM

I have recently upgraded my Scholar's Library (Logos 3) to Logos 4 (Silver Edition).  I have heard about Kay Arthur's Inductive Bible Study Method.  It sounded good and I got the basic idea: Observation, Interpretation and Application.

My question is "What tools do I use for each phase?"  I already know to start with my Bible, prayer and the help of the Holy Spirit.  What of commentaries, Dictionaries, Encyclopedia, Surveys and etc.  Though I have used some commentaries, concordances and Anchor Bible Dictionary; I'm unsure of how to do correct research and pull these tools together.  In other words, I have the tools and can use some of them; however it's the skills and confidence I lack.

 

My goal is to engage in a study of Scripture that would infuse my writings.  The type of writings I do can be found on my blog: http://www.inspiration-point.org I write stories of encouragement and inspiration and seek to incorporate biblical principles and ideas into my writings. Whenever possible, I try to point the reader to a loving God, the Father and Jesus.  

This is why such a study is important to me. I need to fill up a vacuum with good understanding of Scripture and learning to listen more to what the Holy Spirit is saying and illuminating.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 20 2010 11:19 AM

Nicholas,

Welcome to the forums and to Logos 4. Bible study is like so many other things something you learn better by doing. There have been a number of threads here on inductive Bible study or using Logos tools for study. Let me refer you to a couple:

http://community.logos.com/forums/t/6722.aspx?PageIndex=1

http://community.logos.com/forums/p/19426/146397.aspx

You might look these over and ask follow up questions in those threads or post specific questions back here.

There are a couple of videos on using Logos for Bible study. You can find many of them listed here: http://wiki.logos.com/Logos_4_Video_Tutorials Check those by Mark Barnes and John Fidel in particular.

I use Logos to answer questions I have as I study. So I start with the paper Bible, notepads, highlighters and a pencil. I try to observe first and write down questions I have: words I want to better understand, background issues, setting in Scripture, etc. I then use my resources to discover the answers. I try to outline the passage, and finally create a one sentence summary of the central truth of the passage.

This takes practice and I am a lot better and faster than I was when I started. It is a good thing you are trying to do. Be willing to spend the time to learn how to do it to the best of your ability.

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 20 2010 3:39 PM

Nicholas B Brindisi:

  I have heard about Kay Arthur's Inductive Bible Study Method.  It sounded good and I got the basic idea: Observation, Interpretation and Application.

My question is "What tools do I use for each phase?"

Hi Nicholas,

Good question,  I am working on a series of short videos at the moment looking at some of the tools in Logos I use during the observation phase.  You can find the first one here... I'll probably put up a second video later this week and have plans for at  least one more after that... they are / will be five minute max so don't take up too much time to watch and don't cover too much at once.

http://www.vimeo.com/14876295


There is also a manual you can purchase put together by MP Seminars (The Official Traininer for Logos 4) on using Logos 4 and Inductive Approach.

Nathan Parker a fellow Logos 4 user recently put together a review of this manual if you liked to read a user's perspecitve on it.

 

 

 

 

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Bill Cook | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 20 2010 5:22 PM

Shameless plug - www.inductivebible.net Geeked

 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 20 2010 5:55 PM

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Bill Cook | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 20 2010 6:50 PM

Sorry. I was not trying to break any rules.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 20 2010 7:27 PM

William J Cook:
Sorry. I was not trying to break any rules.

I assumed that if you were it was unintentional. I don't think anyone reads the guidelines until they are brought to one's attention. The links at the upper right of the menu page are not exactly read before the posts Wink

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 22 2010 12:55 AM

Andrew McKenzie:

Nicholas B Brindisi:

  I have heard about Kay Arthur's Inductive Bible Study Method.  It sounded good and I got the basic idea: Observation, Interpretation and Application.

My question is "What tools do I use for each phase?"

Hi Nicholas,

Good question,  I am working on a series of short videos at the moment looking at some of the tools in Logos I use during the observation phase.  You can find the first one here... I'll probably put up a second video later this week and have plans for at  least one more after that... they are / will be five minute max so don't take up too much time to watch and don't cover too much at once.

http://www.vimeo.com/14876295


There is also a manual you can purchase put together by MP Seminars (The Official Traininer for Logos 4) on using Logos 4 and Inductive Approach.

Nathan Parker a fellow Logos 4 user recently put together a review of this manual if you liked to read a user's perspecitve on it.

 

 

 

 

Hi, Andrew ,I have tried to watch the video ,but thre is no sound,it is only picture,there a way of adjusting it?

Blessings in Christ.

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 22 2010 4:25 AM

Tes:
Hi, Andrew ,I have tried to watch the video ,but thre is no sound,it is only picture,there a way of adjusting it?

Tes,

Andrew's video has sound for me. Have you double checked to make certain your computer's sound is turned up and that the vimeo player is not muted?

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 22 2010 4:51 AM

Kevin Becker:
Andrew's video has sound for me. Have you double checked to make certain your computer's sound is turned up and that the vimeo playe

Hi, Kevin you are right thank you.

Blessings in Christ.

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 22 2010 6:50 AM

MJ. Smith:
Was your post within these guidelines? (I honestly do not know the answer)

Isn't it ironic that the person bringing up the forum rules has a link in the signature area to a web site that seems to be giving away information, as do I.

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 22 2010 7:01 AM

Kevin A. Purcell:

MJ. Smith:
Was your post within these guidelines? (I honestly do not know the answer)

Isn't it ironic that the person bringing up the forum rules has a link in the signature area to a web site that seems to be giving away information, as do I.

Peace to you, Kevin!  *smile*

              I guess Logos is the one we should talk to, then, about the irony of it all ..........    ????

The guidelines do say:  "(a tasteful link in your forum signature is acceptable)"  -- which is the way quite a number of forum posters go

MJ quite properly quoted the guidelines at precisely the right time; although I find it unfortunate (I'm sure she does also!) that it was necessary to do so...

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Silent Sam | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 22 2010 7:05 AM

Kevin A. Purcell:

MJ. Smith:
Was your post within these guidelines? (I honestly do not know the answer)

Isn't it ironic that the person bringing up the forum rules has a link in the signature area to a web site that seems to be giving away information, as do I.

 

                                                                              Hmm HHHMMMmmm~~~ Hmm

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 22 2010 7:26 AM

I see your back Sam.  Welcome. 

As you certainly know by now the Forum Guidelines  permit a sig link, but not a post link.  It's a subtle distinction but not so subtle that it can't be understood.

Please do not use our forums to...advertise yourself, your business, your ministry, your website, etc. (a tasteful link in your forum signature is acceptable)

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 22 2010 7:39 AM

Thomas Black:

I see your back Sam.  Welcome. 

As you certainly know by now the Forum Guidelines  permit a sig link, but not a post link.  It's a subtle distinction but not so subtle that it can't be understood.

Please do not use our forums to...advertise yourself, your business, your ministry, your website, etc. (a tasteful link in your forum signature is acceptable)

Good to know Thomas. Now if only I knew how to add a signature ... Confused

Silent Sam:
   Hmm HHHMMMmmm~~~ Hmm

SS,

You could add your humming to your signature and save on typing it.

 

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Silent Sam | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 22 2010 7:39 AM

Thomas Black:
I see your back Sam.  Welcome. 

 

Thanks so much for the welcome and the helping hand.  All instruction and constructive criticism is noted and appreciated. Big Smile

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Silent Sam | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 22 2010 7:44 AM

Matthew C Jones:
You could add your humming to your signature and save on typing it.

 

True...But I'm not in the " Hmm HHHMMMmmm~~~ Hmm " mode for every post.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 22 2010 8:44 AM

Silent Sam:

Matthew C Jones:
You could add your humming to your signature and save on typing it.

 

True...But I'm not in the " Hmm HHHMMMmmm~~~ Hmm " mode for every post.

LOL.

Thanks I really needed the chuckle.

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Bill Cook | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 22 2010 10:28 AM

I did not have a signature when MJ pointed out my error. I added it later, but it shows up now really looking bad (on me). Again, I was not trying to break any rules.

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 22 2010 10:36 AM

William J Cook:

I did not have a signature when MJ pointed out my error. I added it later, but it shows up now really looking bad (on me). Again, I was not trying to break any rules.

Of course not!   *smile*  I wouldn't fret about it!

Keep on posting!  It appears you have much to contribute to Forum Life.

Peace to you!

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