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Todd Scacewater

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Todd (PhD) is currently developing partnerships as a Wycliffe missionary.

Cliff Kvidahl

Co-Founder, Fontes Press

Cliff (BA, Biblical Languages) is pursuing a ThM and is addicted to Hebrews.

Travis Montgomery

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Travis is a staff member and PhD student at Midwestern Seminary.

William Varner

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Will pastors and teaches NT at the Master’s University where he directs IBEX.

How Does the New Testament Use the Old Testament? | Tool Talk

Christians have one Bible with two testaments, and the New Testament authors frequently refer back to the Old Testament Scriptures. But they don’t only point to prophecies that have been fulfilled or directly quote OT passages. In this episode, joined by co-host Taylor DiRoberto, Travis gives an overview of the NT use of the OT and considers some trickier examples.

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Paul and Plato? Two Errors in Pagan Parallels | Tool Talk with Joseph Dodson

What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? What does philosophy have to do with the New Testament? In Acts 17, Paul answered, “Plenty!” In this episode of Tool Talk, Travis chats with Joseph Dodson about two common errors when it comes to studying extrabiblical parallels to Scripture, especially in Greco-Roman philosophy. Dodson (PhD, Aberdeen) is associate professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary and co-editor (with David Briones) of Paul and the Giants of Philosophy: Reading the Apostle in Greco-Roman Context (IVP Academic, 2019).

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Meeting God in the Bible: Devotions and Academics | John Linebarger

How is so-called “devotional” reading of the Bible different from so-called “academic” reading of the Bible? Why must the serious student of Scripture make time for both? How can the methodical and inquisitive reader make Scripture reading a time of worship? In this episode of Tool Talk, Travis asks these questions and more of John Linebarger, a “collector of degrees,” bivocational minister, and author of Meeting God in the Bible: How to Read Scripture Devotionally (Fontes Press, 2019).

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