Longtime Logos user Gary Venden is senior pastor of Glendale SDA Church in Phoenix. He is also a conference speaker, writer, musician and theologian. Here’s what he says about version 6 of Logos SDA software:
“I have been using Logos software for Bible study for over 10 years. It is not cheap, but it is worth it. I mostly use it for language study. My original purchase was the language package. I have added several other modules and many books since.
Having the Greek New Testament, Hebrew Old Testament and LXX all available in parallel columns on the screen for search and cross referencing is marvelous. I use language study to stir up my thinking during sermon study/prep. I am fairly proficient at Greek, but my Hebrew knowledge is minimal. My current sermon series is working through the book of Isaiah. So having a Hebrew interlinear with original words parsed, along with grammars and other language helps available in the library, is incredibly helpful and rewarding. Then with the LXX interlinear, I can see much more clearly what the New Testament writers had in mind when they quoted from the Old Testament.
I do not use a lot of commentaries, but having the SDA Commentary available for any given passage with just a click, is quick and helpful.
When it comes to Ellen White quotations found compilations or used by other writers, I always like to find and read the whole context. I really like being able to search the original manuscripts until I find the exact extracted passage, and read the whole article or letter. This facilitates a much more balanced view of what White actually has to say. I remember the frustration as a young pastor (35 years ago) at the difficulty of finding the full context for proof-quotes people were slinging around. Now it is easy, and has been useful in solving several squabbles.
Finally, the access to SDA historical documents is great. I highly recommend Logos.”
—Pastor Gary Venden
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