About Scott Redd

The title: συνεργοί is the plural form of a Greek word used by the Apostle Paul to refer to his helpers, fellow-workers, or co-laborers in the gospel mission (Rom 16:3, 9, 21; 2 Cor 2:18; Phil 2:25; 4:3; Col 4:11; 1 Thess 3:2; Phlm 1; 24).

The editor: ScottPortrait Crop Redd, husband of one, father of five, philologist, president and associate professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

I began my career at the Burson-Marsteller office in downtown Washington, D.C., where I was involved in media consultation and crisis management for multiple national and international corporate clients.

In the late nineties, I felt called to leave the business world to pursue a Master of Divinity at RTS in Orlando, Fla., and then went on to complete my doctoral dissertation in the Department of Semitic Language and Egyptian Languages and Literatures at the Catholic University of America. During my doctoral studies, I taught and ministered in two churches in two different Presbyterian denominations.

After a while, however, I returned to my alma mater RTS Orlando, where I taught Old Testament and served as Dean of Students, before moving to Washington, D.C., in 2012. I have also taught at Catholic University of America, the Augustine Theological Institute in Malta, the International Training Institute in the Mediterranean basin, and for Third Millennium Ministries. As a writer, I dabble here at sunergoi as well as various publications, including The Washington PostThe New York Times, First Things, The Gospel Coalition, Reformation 21, OnFaith, The Christward Collective, and the Leadership Journal.

I have also published work in print including Constituent Postponement in Biblical Hebrew Verse and Wholehearted: A Biblical Look at the Greatest Commandment and Personal Wealth, as well as chapters in For the World: Essays in Honor of Richard L. Pratt, Jr., and A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament: The Gospel Promised.

My interests include literary approaches to the Bible, linguistics and the biblical languages, ancient Near Eastern backgrounds to Scripture, and Old Testament theology. I care deeply about the teaching of Scripture and its application to all situations in life, particularly in the context of a learning and worshiping community. Due to this interest, I continually find myself drawn to the learning community of the seminary as well as that of the church.

This space provides an avenue for casual writing and archiving so expect sporadic activity and depth.



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  1. Dear Dr. Redd,

    I am writing you regarding my discovery of your writing on – From Blueprint to Building , 2016. Today , as a semi-retired architect, I was researching for a new art piece about building and the cross of Christ / Christian life and though Goggle research discovered your writings. As usual, the Lord and Google provided rich answers to my request. I hope to create a watercolor possibly followed by a wood sculpture about this subject. I would benefit from some level of interaction with you about this work, subject, images and lessons that exist in the words and images. I have read some of the ‘responses ‘ to your piece and it seems that a physical image of the analogy might be beneficial to some folks. As a Follower of Christ and 40 years as an architect, it is always exciting to combine my God given calling, talents, experiences and Faith Walk together as I believe He has intended. If possible, I will appreciate your return note and email so that I might better send my developments on this matter. Thank you for whatever you can offer and your valuable time.

    In His Way,
    Kim A. Williams, AIA
    Architect & Peer Review and Mentor Consultant
    Austin, TX
    cell 512-940-4755

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