Todd Scacewater

Todd Scacewater

Todd (PhD, Hermeneutics) is a pastor and Research Fellow in Christian social ethics.

Toolkit | The Week of Augustine

You’ll find below lots of book deals from various figures such as Sproul, Ehrman, and Craig… and you’ll also find a couple posts focusing on Augustine, his understanding of Greek, and his doctrine of original guilt. Hopefully more Augustine to come… you can’t ever have enough of him….

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Toolkit | Six Counseling Books on Sale Cheap

These books come from the professors at Westminster and/or CCEF, the gospel-centered counseling center situated just across the street. Each are only $1.99 on Kindle. They’re great reads for those in ministry or those who just want to love their neighbor better….

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Is Original Guilt a Biblical Idea?

Original guilt and original sin are two distinct concepts. Although theologians might define the terms differently, I would define them as, respectively, (1) the inheritance of Adam’s guilt and (2) the inheritance of Adam’s sinful nature….

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Toolkit | “Best Single-Volume Intro to 2nd Cent. Christianity”

Announcements Regarding the new book Christianity at the Crossroads¬†by Michael Kruger,¬†Larry Hurtado (senior scholar and expert in early Christianity) says, “I’ve endorsed the book heartily. Indeed, I think it’s now the best single-volume introduction to Christianity in the second century.” Our Quarterlies are now all available on Kindle for just $2.99 each, with new issues soon to come. They’re great ways to get concise reviews, book notices, discussions of current biblical studies issues, and Greek discussions. The ET Podcast “Tool…

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Toolkit | Don’t Miss These 25 Book Deals

Blogs Thomas Kidd gives a brief and useful history of the altar call. William Varner posted his second video on how to read BDAG. Haddon Robinson, a preaching giant, died this week. Here’s a memoir. A quiz from Mike Bird that’s sure to stump you. I explained my new discipleship guide; download a sample chapter here. Here’s a Quizlet set of vocab cards for the Greek of Mark’s Gospel. Mike Aubrey wants to convince you that Greek accents matter. Book…

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Toolkit 07.20.17

Jobs The LAB has posted more academic jobs. Fontes Press is searching for typesetters. Please email todd@exegeticaltools.com if you’re interested or know someone who might be. Blogs Trouble keeping up with the Eugene Peterson debacle? Religion News posted an interview in which Eugene Peterson allegedly claimed he was fine with LGBT relationships and would marry a same-sex couple and that many he knows have spiritual lives as good as his. Backlash ensued, and LifeWay was about to pull his books.…

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Did Christ Descend into Hell?

The Apostles’ Creed has a line that many are uncomfortable with reciting: “he descended into hell.” Those who are uncomfortable with the phrase might note that it did not enter the creed until very late, perhaps around the seventh century. But even so, the concept of Christ’s descent to the realm of the dead pervades the writings of the early Fathers. They all believed he des….

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