My topic 10 items to make Logos 4 more lectionary-friendly ... and why everyone else would get some real benefits

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Oct 15 2012 3:58 PM

1. Create a meta-guide that links together all the individual passage guides applicable to a lectionary entry and permits the meta-meta level for a liturgical day. This is similar to allowing a book level Guide contain the individual passage Guides or a topical series to be pulled together.
2. Allow user created Lectionary/Reading Plans that have short, repeating cycles e.g. 2 week or 4 week cycles. Note this is equivalent to short calendar devotionals which are also needed.
3. Allow a note to be attached to several verses/selections at once - e.g. tying scripture, Talmud and Early Church Fathers into a single neat package
4. Add a link to The Text This Week to the Passage Guide sermons resources section. It includes links to exegetical materials, sermons, art ... and by the way it recognizes lections as pericopes which Logos also ought to do.
5. Devise a Bible multiple passage layout (beside each other) for lectionary entries and parallel/harmony entries. We already has a "compare text" for multiple occurrences of the same passage. Why not for related passages? Of course, the user would be able to create their own parallel/harmony entries to display.
6. Permit the use of Scripture links in the Prayer List - and allow the Prayer date to be either liturgical or secular.
7. Admit that lectionaries and reading plans are essentially the same thing - given readings for given dates - and allow fine control of Reading Plan entries. This also makes provisions for the user to be using multiple lectionaries simultaneously - Sunday, weekday and morning/evening prayer is a common example.
8. Allow the creation of Reading Plans from lectionaries so that one can mark elements as read.
9. Include liturgical date as an indexing element in Sermons.
10. In the Guides, add a section for historical sermons - selected by passage or liturgical date - as well as Talmudic and Patristic sections. Use an appropriate ranking routine to fill them.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 15 2012 5:53 PM

I think these are great suggestions! I too would like a lot more control of reading plans. I have a difficult time reading straight thru the Bible and would like to use Reading plan that has readings from both testaments each day. Currently this is impossible.

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 15 2012 6:13 PM

Please also add a way to jump to the next Sunday...

Please also tell us what day of the week for other festivals.

The Gospel is not ... a "new law," on the contrary, ... a "new life." - William Julius Mann

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tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 15 2012 6:32 PM

MJ. Smith:

1. Create a meta-guide that links together all the individual passage guides applicable to a lectionary entry and permits the meta-meta level for a liturgical day. This is similar to allowing a book level Guide contain the individual passage Guides or a topical series to be pulled together.
2. Allow user created Lectionary/Reading Plans that have short, repeating cycles e.g. 2 week or 4 week cycles. Note this is equivalent to short calendar devotionals which are also needed.
3. Allow a note to be attached to several verses/selections at once - e.g. tying scripture, Talmud and Early Church Fathers into a single neat package
4. Add a link to The Text This Week to the Passage Guide sermons resources section. It includes links to exegetical materials, sermons, art ... and by the way it recognizes lections as pericopes which Logos also ought to do.
5. Devise a Bible multiple passage layout (beside each other) for lectionary entries and parallel/harmony entries. We already has a "compare text" for multiple occurrences of the same passage. Why not for related passages? Of course, the user would be able to create their own parallel/harmony entries to display.
6. Permit the use of Scripture links in the Prayer List - and allow the Prayer date to be either liturgical or secular.
7. Admit that lectionaries and reading plans are essentially the same thing - given readings for given dates - and allow fine control of Reading Plan entries. This also makes provisions for the user to be using multiple lectionaries simultaneously - Sunday, weekday and morning/evening prayer is a common example.
8. Allow the creation of Reading Plans from lectionaries so that one can mark elements as read.
9. Include liturgical date as an indexing element in Sermons.
10. In the Guides, add a section for historical sermons - selected by passage or liturgical date - as well as Talmudic and Patristic sections. Use an appropriate ranking routine to fill them.

Yes

Kenneth McGuire:

Please also add a way to jump to the next Sunday...

Please also tell us what day of the week for other festivals.

Yes

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 16 2012 1:38 AM

Kenneth McGuire:
Please also add a way to jump to the next Sunday...

I would like a quick way to jump to Today's Reading if it's a daily lectionary (or the next or nearest Sunday otherwise). Either a button on the toolbar or locator bar, or a key combination, or both. Currently it takes up to three steps to get there. 1) Click on lectionary window to make it the active one (optional if you *know* for sure it's already the active one); 2) Home to go to the top of the resource; 3) Click "Today's Reading"

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Joshua Daniel Simmons | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 12 2012 1:41 PM

Not being a Lectionarian (I think I just made that up) these sound like wonderful suggestions.  I hope someone who can do something about them is reading them and taking notes.  I like many of the new features that have been incorporated into L5 but I think that ideas such as these are the real meat of the matter in need of attention in order to further set Logos ahead of all competition.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 12 2012 3:36 PM

Joshua Daniel Simmons:
I think that ideas such as these are the real meat of the matter in need of attention in order to further set Logos ahead of all competition.

I agree that Logos needs to do prayer lists, reading plans and lectionaries well to support the non-academic user and establish the sense of first-rate software.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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