Sermon Editor

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Pastor James | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Apr 27 2017 11:19 AM

Is anyone using the sermon editor? If so, for what, and what do you think about it?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 27 2017 1:05 PM

I'm using it for writing weekly sermons and find it very useful.

Was there anything specific you were interested in?

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GregW | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 27 2017 1:54 PM

I also use it for writing weekly sermons, which I then preach from my iPad. I am finding it more useful with every update - it probably wasn't the finished article when firs delivered, but is getting better all the time. I appreciate the ease of inserting passages of Scripture, quotations, and prompts and so on. I don't use it much at the moment for producing my slides, although I do sometimes use an export from it as the start point for my slides. It saves me from having to produce Word documents which I then import into Logos as Personal Books, and the addition of dates and locations where a sermon has been used is helpful, as I regularly preach in a number of different places. I don't produce handouts, so can't really comment on that.

As Graham says, what are you thinking of doing with it? 


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Johan Alstermark | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 27 2017 3:18 PM

I'm using it pretty often. What is your question tho? What would you like to use it for?

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 27 2017 4:47 PM

Johan Alstermark:

I'm using it pretty often. What is your question tho? What would you like to use it for?

He said, "...for what? And what do you think about it?"

In my case I think is a great tool. The mobile app needs improvement as the scripture references are not hyperlinked, neither the quotations from other books.  However, on my laptop everything is hyperlinked.

I use the sermon editor for Sunday classes. I project my laptop screen on the screen of the wall. Half of the screen shows the sermon/class outline and the other half my preferred Bible and whatever resource I click on to open. Very useful!

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John C Connell Jr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 29 2017 7:18 AM

Graham,

Would this be of any use at all if you don't use slides or a projector? 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 29 2017 8:18 AM

John C Connell Jr.:
Would this be of any use at all if you don't use slides or a projector? 

Absolutely

I rarely use slides when preaching (I think I have produced a set of slides from the sermon editor once for that purpose) but still find its functionality very useful.

  • ease of importing scripture references (and changing translations)
  • ease of importing references from other resources
  • the various formatting options
  • the way sermons I have created appear in Passage Guides etc
  • the ability to have all my sermons available in Logos
  • the ability to preach from my iPad with a synced version of the sermon document I created on my desktop

All of these are valuable to me irrespective of whether slides are used or not

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Pastor James | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 3 2017 3:33 PM

Thanks for the replies.  Some specific questions. Can you import OPML and place it as a collapsable outline? Does it have any mind mapping capabilities, either to create or to import an existing mind map? Does it have the ability to incorporate other progam files? Not sure how to word that last one. What I'm looking for is the ability to have another file type, like Keynote or Pages incorporated into the Sermon Editor where you can click on it and it will open up that document in its native program. Finally, would you say it is more or less versiatile and powerful than Pages or the Microsoft word processor.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 3 2017 3:38 PM

Pastor James:

Thanks for the replies.  Some specific questions. Can you import OPML and place it as a collapsable outline? Does it have any mind mapping capabilities, either to create or to import an existing mind map? Does it have the ability to incorporate other progam files? Not sure how to word that last one. What I'm looking for is the ability to have another file type, like Keynote or Pages incorporated into the Sermon Editor where you can click on it and it will open up that document in its native program. Finally, would you say it is more or less versiatile and powerful than Pages or the Microsoft word processor.

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No, it doesn't do any of the things you ask for.

It is much less powerful than Pages or Word but more focussed

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Pastor James | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 3 2017 7:35 PM

How do you mean, "more focussed?"

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 3 2017 8:56 PM

Pastor James:

How do you mean, "more focussed?"

That it is specifically designed to support the requirements of sermon writing within a Logos environment.

It supports, fr example, automatic production of hamdouts from within the sermon document, easy access to multiple Bible translations, integration with Logos media

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Pastor James | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 3 2017 9:55 PM

Thanks Graham

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