One install that I currently have is Slackware 15.0. Slackware is the oldest surviving Linux distro. it is not as easy to setup as distros in the Debian tree. Slackware uses SysVInit and uses Lilo or Elilo as the default bootloader depending on whether the user has a MBR or EFI. Slackware has the option of using Grub2 as the bootloader. Slackware includes Firefox, SeaMonkey, Falkon, and Konqueror for browsing. The user has the choice of using KDE, Xfce, Fluxbox, Windowmaker, Blackbox, fvwm, and twm plus other desktops that a user could use from third party repositories or build from source. Any Bible software would have to be built from source.
If, the user wants to use a generic kernel, and there is a new updated kernel, the user would need to update the kernel, make an initial RAM disk, and update Lilo or Grub. I couldn't get the generic kernel working with elilo. The huge kernel does work with elilo.
Slackware 15.0 has rock solid stability. But, I prefer an operating system that takes less time to configure; such as Devuan or Ubuntu. I will review Devuan Daedalus 5.0 next