Logos 4

LogosLogoTrans400x127For about a year now I have been enjoying using Logos 4 Bible software. It is not my purpose to do a full review here but I wanted to pause from our regular blogs to rise up and call the folk at Logos blessed!  Because this software has been an immeasurable blessing to my Bible study I have been working quietly to raise the necessary funds to purchase it for our pastor, Bill Slattery. Last week week we achieved our goal so last night I was able to present Bill with his own copy. He was geeked!

If you are looking for a way to be a blessing to your pastor let me urge you to consider a similar fund raising effort with the goal of presenting YOUR pastor with Logos 4 at Christmas. This would be, of course, in addition to the regular year end offering or bonus you normally provide for your pastor and his family.

Followers of this blog will be glad to note that several of Jay’s books are available in the Logos library including Competent to Counsel, Christian Counselor’s Manual, Theology of Counseling, and From Forgiven to Forgiving. The first three are Zondervan titles and are only available in their Biblical Counseling Collection which, be warned, contains a bit of chaff along with the wheat. Also, soon you will also be able to purchase all of the back issues of the Journal of Modern Ministry.

Check it out. Logos 4 is now available in a Mac version as well for you snooty Apple users.


Computer Problems

I’ve been having some trouble with the computer lately.

“Seems like par for the course.”

You’re having trouble too?

“Have had in the past. Got it fixed—what’s your trouble?”

Well, we operate here with a wireless system, you see.

“And . . . “

My computers were not picking up a signal from our router. Had to borrow (so to speak) signals from the router of my son next door.

“So what’ja do about it?”

What I always do—messed around for a couple of weeks unsuccessfully trying to fix it.

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What It Takes

Now, of course it isn’t easy to discover what a person knows except by putting him to the test. Today, I learned something about my partner in crime here at INS. I have been having difficulty with my email lately. What with Vista, and a bunch of other problems, it ended up that I could receive but not send messages. Some, I’m aware, would think that a boon. But I mentioned this to Donn, who immediately said that he’d take a look at it. Believe it or not—within about the same amount of time it is taking me to write this article, he had it working! How could he do it? He has what it takes!

Now, counselor, the question is—do you? Do you have what it takes to deal with marriage problems? With divorce? With church discipline? With complex theological problems? With the unexpected that is dumped on your desk?

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Learning Vista — and Everything Else!

Whew! This Vista! Every time that I try to type, something new takes place. I accidentally hit one thing or another (don’t ask what) and I find myself in an entirely different world! Then, I have to extricate myself from that world into the one I was in before—if I can find it. Usually, in order to do so, I have to learn something new about this operating system that appears to have an infinite number of options (I know It’s really finite; but so am I—probably more so!)

Having to learn the hard way has one advantage: if you really learn it, you’ll hardly ever forget it. So, I’m learning two things as I write these blogs—something I didn’t know before about the computer, and patience! (Didn’t I write about that somewhere?)

Learning is interesting. At Johns Hopkins University, which I attended, we once had a teacher say at the outset of his course, “I don’t care if you learn anything or not. My job is to put it out there for you, and the rest is up to you.” Hmmm. What do you think of that statement?

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