Todd Scacewater

Todd Scacewater

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

Two Problems with Making Converts Instead of Disciples

I’ve seen it over and over, especially in “low churches.” Pastors and leaders might read the Great Commission as “make disciples,” but in practice they act as though Jesus commanded us to “make converts.” In fact, I once heard a well-known president of a seminary say it would be better to save hundreds of people from hell and leave them as baby Christians than to focus on discipling a few Christians deeply….

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Tookit 07.10.17

Hobby Lobby will pay a $3 million fine for illegal acts in their purchase of thousands of artifacts from Iraq in 2010. They paid $1.3 million for them and will return them all. Several major news sites have covered the story, from CNN to Time to the NYTimes to FEE, who offers some apologetic for Hobby Lobby. A research associate at Tyndale House discovered a manuscript of the former prophets by Samuel ben Jacob, the scribe of the Leningrad Codex (the earliest…

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A Narrative Theology of the New Testament, by Timo Eskola

In this work, Timo Eskola seeks to advance the restoration theme as a major substructure of NT theology. He recognizes that this new emphasis on restoration of Israel in NT thought was advanced largely by Sanders and Wright (8-11), but he believes no one has of yet demonstrated how the restoration paradigm undergirds all of NT theology….

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On the Greek Verb, with Greek Linguist Chris Fresch

We recently featured an important new book on Greek verbs entitled The Greek Verb Revisited edited by Chris Fresch and Steven Runge. We wanted to learn more about the book and about co-editor Fresch’s research. Chris was kind enough to provide us with plenty of background on the book and lots of useful information on Greek verbal research. NB: Chris knows his stuff…

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When Did the New Testament Become Scripture?

Many modern scholars have settled on c. AD 200 as the earliest period at which the New Testament writings were considered Scripture. Irenaeus has been called the “principal architect” of the canon, while another scholar has said Irenaeus “essentially created the core of the New Testament canon of Holy Scripture.” But a fresh examination of the evidence suggests that the New Testament writings were considered Scripture far earlier than Irenaeus….

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New Greek and Hebrew Resources from Zondervan

Zondervan has been busy putting out several new biblical language resources lately. They were kind enough to send me some to check out and I’m happy to share them here.

Larry Mitchel’s A Student’s Vocabulary for Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic has been updated from the original edition….

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