Here's a general question for you pastors. We all appreciate Logos Software and MP Seminars, and we all know that you have to invest time in learning the software to master it well. I know a pastor who is an excellent teacher, and he incorporates a lot of research into his sermons. But, I also heard one of his older church members complain, "The pastor spends too much time in his office on the blame computer instead of getting out and being with people when they're hurting..." So, pastors, how do you use Logos and master how to use it well... without it mastering you? Suggestions?
- Workflows are good, and something I plan to use more of (and once I get some good workflows prepared, I can share them). They do allow for leveraging the software while staying focused on the research at hand.
- John Bass said, "...They are not the one providing your call. Your calling comes from God..." While it is true that the Divine Call is from God, it comes through the church. There is no call that is not to a congregation, and without a congregation, there is no call. You are called to serve them in the Office of the Public Ministry. You don't get to "ignore them."