Software helps bring Bible study into the electronic age
By Gail Hollenbeck, Times Staff Writer
Scott Lindsey thinks he has the greatest job in the world.
"I get to travel all over the country getting people excited about Bible study," he said. "I really feel that we provide a tremendous solution to people."
Lindsey, 36, is the director of ministry relations for Logos Research Systems Inc., an award-winning Bible software company based in Bellingham, Wash.
This morning, he will be at the Worldview Weekend at Northcliffe Baptist Church to talk about "Technology and Bible Study." He will also have a display of his company's latest Bible study software, the Logos Bible Software 3.
"When a missionary comes up to me and tells me what a blessing our libraries have been to them, that excites me," Lindsey said. "I feel good about what I do when they say that."
What Logos offers missionaries, and anyone else interested in serious Bible study is the equivalent of a Bible college library, literally at their fingertips.
"It is like a U-Haul truck pulling up to your house and delivering a Bible college library, but as the last book enters the front door, out of the truck pops a full-time librarian," Lindsey said. "And that's the real power of the software. Who really cares if you could amass a library of 500 books, because it's going to be up to you to find the information. That's what our technology does automatically."
With the Logos software, what would take a student hours of research can now be accomplished in a fraction of that time.
"You get to spend time with what you are wanting to learn, not trying to find information," Lindsey said.