- "When the biblical text allows more than one translation due to ambiguity in the context, grammar, or word usage, a translator needs to make his or her own decision—which can lead to controversy."Are Bible Translators Traitors? - LogosTalkA famous Italian proverb declares “traduttore, traditore,” which means, “translator, traitor.” Those who assume this is true are unaware [of] how difficult it is to produce a translation. Every translator at some point invariably discards the meaning of the original text. A committee of scholars assembled to produce a translation typically adopts an overarching philosophy of …blog.logos.com
- When browsing the “Discover” function of the FaithLife app, the majority of the posts are ones that I would consider inappropriate spam. I have no problem ignoring them and simply not using the the Discover portion of the app, but this may be a problem for many members of our church. Is anything being done about this spam?
- Chuck Corley I never noticed this before (or used that section of the app). This bring up an interesting question for me as I attempt to bring my congregation on board the FaithLife Train. How can FaithLife make sure they don't become like Facebook? Meaning, making sure FaithLife is a place where churches can connect and a place where people can find resources and tools to deepen their relationship with God? It's a different discussion, but it would be interesting to hear what would be helpful in the "discover" section. Hopefully, the folks at FaithLife can find ways to combat the spam!
- Thanks for this feedback. I have shared it with the Faithlife team.
- We have noticed a big uptick in spam recently, and have a team working on more aggressive detection/automated removal right now. I'm sorry for the inconvenience!
- Thanks for a great product! I've grown to really appreciate the many useful features of FaithLife Groups, especially the customization of the sidebar. I also like the app, but find it lacking in what I've found so useful--the sidebar. Have you considered how to make this accessible through the app? I'd love to have my rss feeds, prayer lists, and reading plans available through the app.
- You can do that through the Logos app on the phone if you like.
- You are right, and I do use the Logos app for reading and prayers, but I have not seen a place for RSS feeds. Maybe I’m missing something. I like having everything in one place—as it is when using My Faithlife on a pc. It’s not really a big deal...just something that would be nice. But I acknowledge that my preferences may not line up with the majority. 🙂
- Can you help me understand why some posts from people I do not know, which are not tied to a group I follow, appear in my feed? I thought FL was driven by the groups one follows, so it doesn't make sense that I would see posts from people not connected to a group, especially since we have not "friended" each other and have no connection to each other.
- I want the Faithlife Group items in my feed. But I don't want posts not tied to the FL group, like the above pictured post from Brian Poad. Wondering why I see some of these type of posts and not from all FL users? Unclear on what drives which personal posts (not tied to a group) that I see and which I do not see.
- — EditedWhat's New at Faithlife
Between a Faithlife original film, an integrated suite of ministry tools, and a free webinar, we have a lot to tell you about.
And it’s all about helping you and your church grow in the light of the Bible.
You can now watch Fragments of Truth anytime. It’s an original documentary from Faithlife that shows how recent archeological discoveries are reinforcing the reliability of New Testament manuscripts. Learn more here.
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- Prepare your sermon notes in Logos and automatically sync them to slides in Faithlife Proclaim
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- Prep. Jump-start your sermon prep with thematic outlines ready to preach—or to use as a starting point. Find the perfect sermon illustration or anecdote, then add beautiful sermon art to support your message.
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Connect faster and easier in Faithlife Groups
The new Faithlife Mobile app features more native navigation elements, meaning the app is smoother and faster than ever before. We’ve improved messages, made easier and faster ways of finding groups, enhanced notifications, and fixed several bugs.
On the horizon: Faithlife Equip
Faithlife is about to release an integrated suite of all of our ministry tools: Faithlife Equip. It consolidates your church technology to make the work you do every week more streamlined and equips you with tools and resources to help your whole church go deeper in God’s Word.
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Now on Blu-Ray or digital: Fragments of Truth
Many of you have asked and we’re pleased to announce the Faithlife original film Fragments of Truth is now available on digital and Blu-Ray. Join Dr. Craig Evans as he highlights groundbreaking new evidence that demonstrates the case for the reliability of the New Testament manuscripts is stronger than ever.
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Faithlife Connect gives you an all-in-one subscription of biblically centered resources designed to help you grow in your faith. With Connect, you’ll have access to a bundle of Faithlife products including Christian books, courses, Bible study tools, Christian movies, and more.
What the Bible really says about angels
In Angels: What the Bible Really Says About God’s Heavenly Host, Dr. Mike Heiser reveals what the Bible says about God’s supernatural servants—and it’s much more than wings, harps, and halos.
Helping academia use technology to grow the church
The Faithlife team is continually exploring the future of digital tools for Bible study, churches, and education. Increasingly, educational institutions are realizing they need to care more about the digital future, too. One university appreciative of Faithlife tools is Biola University in La Mirada, California. Biola professors use Logos Bible Software, and board members use it personally and their ministry.
If you’re part of school that uses Faithlife tools for work or ministry, share your experience or ask questions in the group.
Congratulations to Faithlife’s Church Admin Sweepstakes winner
Beki Burns from Lansing, Michigan won the Faithlife Corporation Church Admin Sweepstakes! Burns will be going on an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC.
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- "I’m too busy." We’ve all heard it, we’ve all said it. Sometimes being busy seems like the theme of our lives. Yet this frenetic pace poses a serious threat to our physical, social, and even spiritual well-being. In this month's free Faithlife Ebook, best-selling author Kevin DeYoung rejects the “busyness as usual” mindset, arguing that a life of constant chaos is far from what God intends. Learn more and get your free copy: https://fl.vu/Je25G
- Saving an event to my calendar doesn’t work in the Faithlife app. Works fine from the faithlife site, just not while using the app.
- It gives me the option to download, so I do. After downloading, this image shows the options available to me.
- Chuck Corley, after testing this I found that Google Chrome for iOS does not know how to properly handle the .ics file that you are downloading. Safari on the other hand is able to add that event to you iPad calendar without that extra step. Thanks for bringing this up. I will relay this information to team and let you know if we can issue a fix for this.
- My Faithlife is not easy to find for the new user. May I suggest modifying the logo in the upper left corner to read "MyFaithlife"?
- Hi Chuck Corley, First of all thank you for the suggestion. We really appreciate user feedback and I will channel this idea to our Faithlife development team. I understand you have some questions regarding the Faithlife Groups platform in general? I would be happy to connect with you to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to message me directly or call our support team. We're here until 6PM PST tonight are ready to help.
- When I post to "My Faithlife" who sees it? Groups that I follow? Groups that I am a member of? What circumstances make it a better choice to post there instead of directly to a group?
- Looking forward to these videos!
- Hey guys, Just posted the new video here: https://faithlife.com/proclaim/activityFaithlife ProclaimJoin the Proclaim community to get product news and answers to your questions.faithlife.com