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Josh Bond

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A Tribute to My Friend, Brent Hildebrand

15 October 2018 - 10:08 PM

Just before starting this website in 2011, I met Brent Hildebrand who also became a great friend. Brent was creating ToolTip (sometimes called T3 for ToolTip 3 and then T4  for ToolTip 4 and later just ToolTip NT). ToolTip is the software tool used to author most e-Sword modules on this website, along with a few commercial ones as well. ToolTip has been used for a lot of non-intuitive things over the years, such as creating modules destined for other Bible software formats and using e-Sword only as an intermediary format. The bottom line: Brent's impact has been huge!

 

When I met Brent and asked if I could promote his software on this website, I asked for a few changes to the program. I was surprised that later that day that he made the changes so quickly. I've had real (paid) employees over the years (in real businesses) who weren't as responsive as Brent's volunteer work for this volunteer website. Brent would go on to manage this 82 page thread on ToolTip, answering questions and adding features.

 

That's really just the tip of the iceberg because over a hundred other support threads popped up over the years, and I know a number of people contacted him directly as well. I have over 1,100 emails from Brent in the 7 years I've known him!  When e-Sword started using the TextControl add-on, Brent licensed a copy for ToolTip using his own money (and TextControl is not inexpensive!). Brent has invested thousands of hours in ToolTip and other non-authoring utility programs, like e-Sword Hot Key and Bible Search Tool

 

What makes this most impressive to me is Brent is not a programmer by trade! Most (in real life) know him as Dr. Brent Hildebrand, an anesthesiologist in California.  

 

With Brent's permission, I wanted to let everyone know that Brent was diagnosed with terminal cancer a few months ago. After various treatments appeared to have initially worked, the cancer is now spreading extremely fast and has impacted his mobility. I wanted to announce this publicly for a couple of reasons: 

 

1) I am exceptionally grateful for Brent's work on ToolTip which made this website's ministry possible. With him responsible for the authoring tool, I could focus on putting together module content and assembling this site. His ministry made mine possible.

 

2) Absent divine healing in the next few months, there will come a day when Brent will no longer be able to respond here for support and feature requests. I wanted to let everyone know what is happening, since he interacts here so often. 

 

I would like everyone to remember Brent, and his family, in your thoughts and prayers as they navigate the road ahead.

 

Thank you for reading, and thank you to Brent for your great service for so many years!

 

Josh 


Collections - John Bunyan Collection v2

25 June 2018 - 05:02 PM

File Name: John Bunyan Collection v2

File Submitter: Josh Bond

File Submitted: 20 Jun 2011

File Category: Collections

Author: John Bunyan
e-Sword Version: 9.x - 10.x
Suggest New Tag:: puritan, reformed, calvinism

John Bunyan (1628–88). A Bedford pastor and author, Bunyan may well have been the most influential English religious figure of his time. Some twelve and a half years in Bedford’s damp county jail awarded him the martyr’s laurel. His courageous refusal to accept freedom in exchange for silence placed him in the lineage of the apostles. The opportunity to prove himself came after his conversion and call to the ministry as he joined a non-conformist church which was congregational in polity and Baptist in its ordinances.

Bunyan is completely Calvinistic in his theology and is a prime exemplar of the Puritan marriage of doctrine with life. He is concerned in his sermons and writings to present the truth experimentally (i.e. experientially). Bunyan as a Spirit-led theologian had the gift of interpreting evangelical truth to the masses. His many and varied writings and sermons purposefully applied Scripture to everyday living. His biblical and often earthy preaching was Christ-centred, powerful, practical and life-changing.

Bunyan wrote over sixty works, best known for Pilgrims Progress (1682), the most successful allegory ever.

The writings in this install include (updated on 6/21/11 to include 4 more items):

Bunyan, John - A Book for Boys and Girls.topx
Bunyan, John - A CAUTION TO STIR UP TO WATCH AGAINST SIN.topx
Bunyan, John - A Continuation of Mr. Bunyan s life.topx
Bunyan, John - A Discourse Touching Prayer.topx
Bunyan, John - A Few Sighs From Hell.topx
Bunyan, John - A relation of the imprisonment.topx
Bunyan, John - Advice to Sufferers.topx
Bunyan, John - Biography - English Baptist preacher & writer.topx
Bunyan, John - Christ a Complete Savior.topx
Bunyan, John - De Christenreis.topx
Bunyan, John - Dying Sayings.topx
Bunyan, John - Grace Abounding.topx
Bunyan, John - Instruction for the Ignorant.topx
Bunyan, John - Love That Is True.topx
Bunyan, John - Memoir of John Bunyan.topx
Bunyan, John - Mr. John Bunyan s Dying Sayings.topx
Bunyan, John - Of the Law and the Christian.topx
Bunyan, John - Of the Trinity and the Christian.topx
Bunyan, John - One thing is needful.topx
Bunyan, John - Pilgrim's Progress Part 1.topx
Bunyan, John - Pilgrim's Progress Part 2.topx
Bunyan, John - Pilgrim's Progress.topx
Bunyan, John - Prison Meditations.topx
Bunyan, John - Saved by Grace.topx
Bunyan, John - Saving Faith.topx
Bunyan, John - Scriptural Poems.topx
Bunyan, John - The Fear of God.topx
Bunyan, John - The Heavenly Footman.topx
Bunyan, John - The Holy War.topx
Bunyan, John - The Life and Death of Mr. Badman.topx
Bunyan, John - The Resurrection and Judgment.topx
Bunyan, John - The Rich Man and Lazarus.topx
Bunyan, John - The Strait Gate.topx
Bunyan, John - The Struggler.topx
Bunyan, John - The White Devil.topx

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Collections - Jonathan Edwards Collection (35 files)

25 June 2018 - 05:01 PM

File Name: Jonathan Edwards Collection (35 files)

File Submitter: Josh Bond

File Submitted: 21 Jun 2011

File Category: Collections

Author: Jonathan Edwards
e-Sword Version: 9.x - 10.x
Suggest New Tag:: puritan, calvinism, great awakening

Updated 8/8/2011: Added 8 topic files from Operation Heaven Sent

Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) was a Puritan theologian, pastor, and devout Calvinist and was the most significant American churchman of the 18th century. Said to be one of America's greatest preachers, he was a leading figure in the (first) Great Awakening.

Edwards was, and remains, one of America’s greatest theologians, able to combine deep learning in doctrine, with clear and effective communication of the gospel, and deep pastoral concern for his congregations.

Topic files included with this resource:

Edwards, Jonathan - The Great Christian Doctrine of Original Sin.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - The Greatest Performances or Sufferings in Vain Without Charity.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - The Scripture is the Word of God.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - The Spirit of Charity Is an Humble Spirit.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - The Way of Holiness.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Treatise on Grace.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Unpublished essay on Trinity 1.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - 15 Sermons Warning & Judgement.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Absent From The Body.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Bio- One of the men most responsible for the Great Awakening.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Charity Disposes Us Meekly to Bear the Inuries Received from Others.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Charity Disposes Us to Do Good.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Christ Exalted.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Directions for Judging a Person s Experiences.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Dishonesty.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Essay on the Trinity.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - God Glorified in Man s Dependence.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Heaven - A World of Love.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - History of Redemption.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - How to Know if You Are a Real Christian.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Humility.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Letter to a New Convert.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Natural Men in a Dreadful Condition.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - On Baptism.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - On the Freedom of the Will.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Personal Writings.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Rational Biblical Theology.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Religious Affections.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Resolution of Jonathan Edwards, The.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Resolutions.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Sermon on Election(wlue777).topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Sermons on Hell(wlue777).topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Signs of True Revival.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.topx
Edwards, Jonathan - The Divine Light.topx

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Collections - Lewis Sperry Chafer Collection (11 files)

25 June 2018 - 05:01 PM

File Name: Lewis Sperry Chafer Collection (11 files)

File Submitter: Josh Bond

File Submitted: 21 Jun 2011

File Category: Collections

Author: Lewis Sperry Chafer
e-Sword Version: 9.x - 10.x
Suggest New Tag:: dispensationalism, dispensationalist

Lewis Sperry Chafer (1871 - 1952), noted dispensationalist, educator, and founder of Dallas Theological Seminary.

Chafer wrote eight popular books. His first, Satan, was published in 1909. The best–known of his popular works was He That Is Spiritual (1918). Chafer’s enduring legacy is his eight–volume Systemic Theology which he began in 1937 and finished in 1948. He approached evangelical theology from the dispensationalist and premillennial viewpoint he learned from C. I. Scofield, with whom he had traveled for some years.

Chafer, Lewis Sperry - Spirits in Bondage.topx
Chafer, Lewis Sperry - The Kingdom In History And Prophecy.topx
Chafer, Lewis Sperry - True Evangelism (1911).topx
Chafer, Lewis Sperry - Dispensationalism.topx
Chafer, Lewis Sperry - Ephesians (1935).topx
Chafer, Lewis Sperry - Grace (1922).topx
Chafer, Lewis Sperry - He that is Spiritual.topx
Chafer, Lewis Sperry - Major Bible Themes.topx
Chafer, Lewis Sperry - Mere Christianity.topx
Chafer, Lewis Sperry - Salvation.topx
Chafer, Lewis Sperry - Satan (1909).topx

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Collections - Henry Law Collection

25 June 2018 - 05:01 PM

File Name: Henry Law Collection

File Submitter: Josh Bond

File Submitted: 22 Jun 2011

File Category: Collections

Author: Henry Law
e-Sword Version: 9.x - 10.x

Henry Law (1797-1884) was a leading figure in the Evangelical Party of the Church of England in the early nineteenth century. He was also a prolific practical teacher of the Scripture who wrote The Gospel in the Pentateuch (see the individual books from this below). Spurgeon correctly noted with characteristic wit, but obvious truth, "Law abounds in the gospel." Others have since described Law as the "Most Christ-centered author".

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