Welcome to Tool Talk from Exegetical Tools, where we discuss sound practices and superlative resources to help you rightly divide the Word of Truth.

Listen to Travis sit down (or ring up) pastors, scholars, and more to ask them about tools they’re using to study the Bible, exegetical and theological issues they’re currently engaging, and Scriptures that are ministering to their hearts.

RECENT EPISODES:

Was Charles Spurgeon an Expositor? Expert Christian George Weighs In

Today’s foremost expert on Charles Spurgeon chats with us on whether the Prince of Preachers was actually a good expositor of Scripture.

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An Interview with William Varner on the Greek Text of James

Few have given the Greek text of James as much attention as William Varner. Listen as he shares his story with Greek, ministry, and more.

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Discussing the Tyndale Greek New Testament in Simple Language

“Ad fontes,” said Erasmus. Return to the sources! The brand new Tyndale House Greek New Testament uses a distinct methodology to attempt to do just that. Does it succeed? Dr. Todd Scacewater, founder of Exegetical Tools, explains the point of a new Greek New Testament and gives an in-depth review of this new effort from Crossway.

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Doctrine Always Informs Exegesis | Interview with Dr. Matthew Barrett

           Heard In This Episode: 2:21 – Doctrine inevitably and necessarily informs exegesis. 8:50 – How can students of Scripture recognize the doctrine they bring to the text and still submit themselves to the Word? Can we “do good theology” and be good exegetes? 14:50 – What should readers expect from the Five Solas series, and how does it compare to Barrett’s Reformation Theology? 23:23 – The Reformers were biblical scholars and churchmen. 24:47 – Why…

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Three Questions to Evaluate Historical Backgrounds

Ever read about some historical event or cultural custom and immediately think of a passage of Scripture? How do you know if it’s really relevant? Here are three questions for better exegesis.

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The Importance of Probability in Exegesis

This Westminster Theological Seminary Ph.D. Candidate is uncovering the literary background of Luke-Acts, and mathematical probability is helping. Don’t worry — no calculator needed!

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Finding Time for Study

All of us would like more time to study Scripture in Greek, Hebrew … English. Do you struggle with making the time as we often do?

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A Harmful Modern Theology You Should Know About – with Andy Naselli

Andy Naselli shares about his experience with “higher life” Christianity and why bad theology hurts people.

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What Does a Pastor-Scholar Actually Do?

If you want to be a pastor-scholar, here’s a great example to learn from.

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Tool Talk | Creeds in Real Life and the Descent of Christ to Hell | Todd A. Scacewater

           RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Grounded in the Faith: A Guide for New Disciples Based on the Apostles’ Creed This discipleship guide from Fontes Press is based on the Apostles’ Creed and designed to be used as a guide for one-on-one discipleship or small group studies. HEARD IN THIS EPISODE: 0:32 – Some funny small talk, in which we learn Todd’s middle name, and in which Travis tells a Greek “dad joke” and butchers a…

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