Daily routine with Logos

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Brad | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Mar 1 2019 7:27 AM

Been a while.  And I am always looking to improve my daily use of Logos.

Looking for screenshots of your "daily Logos" layouts and perhaps some steps of how you use Logos for your daily study/devotional/reading.

Thanks!!

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 1 2019 7:58 AM

Brad, I'm not sure if you use the original languages at all but below is a copy of my daily reading plan

  1. I read a different version of the Bible each year and this year I'm reading the NET version in multiview with the Hebrew/Greek following along as well as the NET notes
  2. I have the info panel in the center set to hover to give me information about Hebrew and Greek words I'm not as familiar with.
  3. I'm also taking time to listen to the Greek NT read aloud and I'm using that at 3/4 speed to allow me to follow at my skill level.
  4. I have a 365-day devotional book that I'm currently reading called "Hearing God".

Thanks for initiating this thread. I'm interested to see other people's layouts.

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Matt Hamrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 1 2019 8:27 AM

I will admit this year I am using Logos standard layouts for anything I do. My custom layouts are still available if I need them, but I wanted to give the Logos 8 homepage a run for it's money. So, for this year I am only using standard Logos stuff with Logos 8.

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Hamilton Ramos | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 30 2019 5:34 AM

Greetings Brad:

Just want to share some information that may have some tips that can be helpful in your routine. More than layout screen shots, some ideas can be suggested so you can see if they are of use to you.

Joe MIller developed a different workflow to prep sermons:

https://www.morethancake.org/archives/395

I think is neat that he does specific journal / magazine search, that you can do in a designated collection.

Likewise he has developed a different set of collection rules to aid in his work:

https://www.morethancake.org/archives/4864

You can also check Mark Barnes commentary collection rules:

https://community.logos.com/forums/t/88829.aspx?PageIndex=1

The use of "cited by" can be helpful, in Verbum usage, they recommend making the use of such tool with different prominent past figure (e.g. Augustine, Aquinas, etc) to see what they have to say. You could do similar with other men of God (e.g. Irenaeus, Luther, Wesley, Barth, etc.).

An interesting collection would be theological lexicons, as they give different input, on a broader view of the topic.

Dave Moser has an interesting article about application:

https://blog.logos.com/2014/06/how-do-you-use-logos-dave-moser/

Some poster in the Forums said that in devotionals you can find many good applications, so a collection of devotionals would also be good if you are into applications.

Morris Proctor has something interesting to say for search using Louw-NIda:

https://blog.logos.com/2014/07/logos-5-combine-clause-passage-list-and-ln-numbers-for-a-unique-search/

Poster "Keep Smiling for Jesus" has a lot of interesting search strings in the Logos Forums, you could make a note of his search strings that are helpful to you.

To view multiple devotionals that open to the date:

old way: make a folder in Favorites, put your favorite devotionals links there, when ready to open them all right click on the folder and click open the resources. (not sure if still works).

New way: https://blog.logos.com/2016/10/easily-view-multiple-resources-time/

So from my perspective, your routine would depend on what you are doing,  Your workflow would be unique according to your context. So you can use some of the tips to help you do that which you need to do.

Hope this helps.

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 30 2019 11:43 AM

Brad:
how you use Logos for your daily study/devotional/reading.

I usually skip the Home Screen and open straight to my last local layout. But today I browsed the home page and found this VERY HELPFUL series of 11 short videos that pretty well sums up how I use Logos each week. Thanks Graham!

https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017433952-Logos-8-Sermon-and-Bible-Study-Prep-Series 

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Josiah | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 30 2019 11:53 AM

I previously posted my weekly workflow, but in case you missed it:

https://medium.com/@josiah12345/logos-walkthrough-6b537c7ab8c3

Daily usage is not much different than a Kindle, just reading books straight through--but I love following footnotes!  Also, if I get a specific inquiry from someone, I tend to follow the weekly workflow (above) to re-familiarize myself with the relevant passages before replying.

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David A Egolf | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 30 2019 4:33 PM

First, connect a second monitor if you can.  It won't take long to fill up the second screen with panels.

Second, read with your Bible open in one panel and your favorite commentary in a second panel.  Link them together so that they both refer to the same passage.

Third, you will notice that when you follow a link from either your Bible or your commentary, it will drag the Bible off down a rabbit trail. In order to avoid that, open a second panel with your Bible and set that to be a target for links. (See where the second screen might begin to be useful?)

When you get the panels set up the way you want, then save and name a layout.  You can employ it for a different session.

When the focus in on your Bible, use the right and left arrow buttons to move back and forth to other Bibles in your library.  When the focus is on your commentary, use the right and left arrow buttons to move back and forth between different commentaries.  The order that Bibles and commentaries will show up is the same order as your priority lists set using the library panel.

If you find yourself down an interesting rabbit trail that warrants a return trip or you find that you have to suspend the current study and work on a class, then save and name a layout.  Saving a layout also allows you to move a session between two computers; e.g., home and office.

Start to play with Favorites.  You can make folders for different topics.  I have one folder for each class that I have taught in the past.  I also have folders for resources I have read and resources I intend to read. (Otherwise, with a large library, you will find things you want to investigate later, but you will lose track of them.)  Resources, search results, notes, and even layouts can be dragged to the folders.

Learn how to perform searches using search and the various topical tools.  I find the term "NEAR" or "WITHIN xx WORDS" to be quite useful for both Biblical and library searches.

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