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:

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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Tool Talk | Efficient Exegesis with BibleWorks | Jim Barr

            PURCHASE BIBLEWORKS 10 HEARD IN THIS EPISODE: Travis: “It’s not maybe so much about whether or not you can access these things, but how quickly you can access them and how efficiently you can access them… [I]t seems like BibleWorks sets itself apart… in that way.” Jim: “We don’t have any commentary sets. We don’t have any sermon outlines. We don’t have any sermon illustrations… What we do give you are Bibles, the Greek text,…

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Tool Talk | Mere Devotion and Lifelong Learning | Mike Ackerman

HEARD IN THIS EPISODE: Mike: “I’m responsible before God to grow and learn in the way that this situation can provide for me.” Mike: “I think when we’re really secure in our identity in Christ, when we understand that on our best day we’re far from worthy… it frees us up to say, ‘I’m gonna learn from wherever I can’… under that broader banner of a longing to be fruitful for the Lord versus a phobic need to be credible.” Travis:…

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Tool Talk | Two Common Errors in Bible Study

Resources mentioned in this episode: Todd’s custom layout for BibleWorks software            

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