Over time, things which were fast slow down. The first man credited with running
a four-minute mile was an Englishman named Roger Bannister. He achieved this feat
with a time of 3:59.4 - six tenths of a second less than four minutes. I don’t know
if he was given any fancy nicknames like “Tail Wind Turner” or “Combustible Huxtable”
(if you’ve never watched the sitcom called “The Cosby Show,” forget it), but that
was fast. It still is; not world-record-fast any more, but still the measure by which
runners are scored: “Can you run a four-minute mile?”
I’m quite sure that Sir Roger Bannister can’t run a four-minute mile any longer;
you see, he’s almost 85 years old. And this I know: over time, things which were
fast slow down.
And that brings me to eSword. When you first installed eSword, it was quick; it was
responsive; it ran the computer version of the four-minute mile. But over time; well,
you know what happens. Over time, things which were fast slow down. It happened to
your eSword experience, too.
While Sir Roger can’t turn back the ravages of old age, there are some things that
you can do to “turn back the clock” on your eSword speed & performance. It can run
its four-minute mile again.
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One of my favorite theological writers is Henry Thiessen. His Lectures in Systematic
Theology was one of my texts in grad school; and it was a thoroughly enjoyable read.
Right at the beginning of the text, he writes this:
For generations theology has been considered the queen of the sciences and systematic
theology the crown of the queen. Theology itself is the science of God and his works
and systematic theology is the systematizing of the findings of that science.
Or, if I might rephrase: The established doctrines of Systematic Theology are the
crown jewels of all of the scientific disciplines. Those established doctrines are
typically broken into 9 doctrines (sometimes 10 or 11, depending on how the major
doctrines are categorized). They are:
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Costas has recently released the 40 volume “New International Commentary” series
published by Eerdman’s. This massive set enjoys near unanimous praise from reviewers
of all theological stripes.
This set moves to the top of the list of “primo” resources available for theWord.
It’s combination of modern scholarship and evangelical dogma is sure to please those
who have a similar doctrinal stance as mine.
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