There are times when things are just way harder than they need to be. Like when your trying to get a wordpress theme to work well on every concievable operating system and or mobile device. Or locating the correct abbreviation for the Micro Four Thirds camera system. Guess what, according to them I just used the correct abbreviation. Although there seems to be a wonderfully large number of candidates for what it could be both Micro Four Thirds original developers Olympus and Panasonic use either the full “Micro Four Thirds” or seldomly “4/3″ but not some weird greek letter for micro or “M” or “m” prior to “4/3″ and never “M 4/3rds”.
So you can say what in the world brought on all this information, I was trying to update my Camera gear page and was looking to differentiate between my older Nikon mount lenses I no longer own and the older Olympus Micro 4/3 lenses I no longer own. Decided to google the possible abbreviations only to fall into Alices rabbit hole, there were literally a page of “why is there no abbreviation for Micro Four Thirds” listings. So I turned to wikipedia the fount of all things possibly not true and they liked “MFT” which when you search for that abbreviation there are over 30 other things laying claim to MFT.
So I guess I am going to use “Micro 4/3″ as it is at least shorter by 8 typed characters than Micro Four Thirds. It also has the benifit that no one will wonder why I am referencing the “Minnesota Federation of Teachers” or the “Maximal Fairness Theorem”. Yup, theres always those two well know other thinkers they own “MFT” abbreviators and 41 others beyond the three I mentioned.
Why, then, does the New Testament speak of salvation in three tenses? The answer lies in considering what happens in salvation. Initially, at the point of regeneration, our sins are forgiven— entirely and completely. We have been delivered from sin’s penalty. Through faith, we are reckoned to be righteous—as righteous as Christ is. Then, there is sanctification—a process whereby we are being delivered from sin’s power. Ultimately, in heaven, we will be delivered from sin’s presence. John Stott has argued that when Paul reasoned with Governor Felix about “righteousness and self-control and the coming judgment” (Acts 24:25), he was pointing out the three tenses of salvation.
via The 3 Tenses of the Gospel by Derek Thomas | Ligonier Ministries Blog.
Arrived at 6:30 this morning with people sitting in their cars comfortably until one arriving person had to rush the door, then at 6:45 turns out I was third not fourth in line. Whew, that’s done, now if only I picked all the winners.
The Jinsong LST reading site for the Legacy Team in October 2012.
I recently returned from a 19 day trip to Beijing China where my wife and I and another couple that we are close to made some really amazing new friends. I have a ton of photos and plan on trying to publish them and thoughts on the trip in the coming weeks.
I will begin with the trip over tomorrow. All of this was made possible by some very generous people who love God and wanted to support our efforts of helping people improve their english by reading the word of God through a program called Let’s start Talking. It is hard to say how amazing the experience was, and how blessed I feel to be able to share my love for God with so many new people. The people we were able to read with from Beijing were friendly, and excited to speak with a native english speaker. The local church and the missionaries we worked with were great and I pray their efforts will be blessed and God will be glorified in the city of Beijing.