Spring 2014


PRTH1105 INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION (Stacey Bullard)

  • Stone, Howard W. and James O. Duke. How to Think Theologically, 2nd Edition. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996. ISBN: 978-0800638184.

Quad One

PRTH2215 SPIRITUAL FORMATION AND CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP (Dr. Rhonda Carrim)

  • Chilcote, Paul. Praying in the Wesleyan Spirit: 52 Prayers for Today. Nashville: Upper Room, 2001. ISBN: 0-8358-0950-1.
  • Hull, Jerry and Larry Hull. Fully Alive: Discovering the Adventure of Healthy and Holy Living. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 1998. ISBN: 083-411-7266.
  • Smith, James Bryan with Lynda Graybeal. A Spiritual Formation Workbook: Small-Group Resources for Nurturing Christian Growth. Harper One, 1999. ISBN: 0-06-251626-4.
  • Tracy, Wesley D., et. al. The Upward Call: Spiritual Formation and the Holy Life. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 1994. ISBN: 083-411-5166 . 

PRTH2405 INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN MISSIONS (Dr. Joe Gorman)

  • Gailey, Charles R. and Howard Culbertson.  Discovering Missions.; Kansas City:  Beacon Hill Press, 2007.  ISBN: 083412257X.
  • Lingenfelter, Sherwood G. and Marvin K. Mayers.  Ministering Cross-Culturally:  An Incarnational Model for Personal Relationships. Second Ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003. ISBN: 0801026474.
  • Kristof, Nicholas D. and Sheryl WuDunn. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Reprint Edition. New York:  Vintage Books, 2010. ISBN: 978-0307387097 .

PRTH3715 PREACHING (Rev. Bob Sherwood)

  • Craddock, Fred. Preaching. Seventh Ed. Nashville:  Abingdon Press, 1985.  ISBN: 0687336368.
  • Taylor, Barbara Brown.  The Preaching Life. Cambridge: Cowley Publications.  ISBN: 156101074X.

PRTH4715 MISSIONAL GROWTH AND HEALTH (Dr. Joe Gorman)

  • Henderson, Jim and Matt Casper. Jim & Casper Go To Church. Carol Stream: Tyndale, 2007. ISBN: 978-1414313313.
  • Richardson, Ronald W. Creating A Healthier Church: Family Systems Theory, Leadership and Congregational Life. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996. ISBN: 0800629558.
  • Brueggemann, Walter. Biblical Perspectives on Evangelism: Living in a Three-Storied Universe. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1993. ISBN: 0687412331.
  • Gibbs, Eddie and Ryan K. Bloger. Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures. Grand Rapids: Baker Publishing Group, 2005. ISBN: 978-0801027154.
  • Schwarz, Christian A. Natural Church Development: A Guide to Eight Essential Qualities of Healthy Churches. St. Charles: Church Smart Resources, 1996. ISBN: 1889638005.
  • Daniels, T. Scott. The First 100 Days: A Pastor's Guide.  Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2011.  ISBN: 978-0834125544.

THEO4535 THEOLOGY II (Dr. Brent Peterson)

  • Schmemann, Alexander. The Eucharist: Sacrament of the Kingdom. Crestwood: St. Vladimir's Seminary, 2003. ISBN:978-0881410181.
  • Peterson, Brent D. Created to Worship: God's Invitation to Become Fully Human. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2012. ISBN: 083412792X.
  • Yoder, John Howard. The Politics of Jesus, 2 Sub Ed. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1994. ISBN: 978-0802807342.
  • Moltmann, Jurgen. The Crucified God. 1st Ed. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993. ISBN 978-0800628222
  • Park, Andrew Sung and Susan L. Nelson. The Other Side of Sin: Woundedness from the Perspective of the Sinned-Against. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001. ISBN: 978-0791450420.
  • Church of the Nazarene Manual 2009-2013, Beacon Hill Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0834125087.

Quad Two

BIBL4445 OLD TESTAMENT STUDIES (Dr. Randy Bynum)

  • The Access Bible, Updated Edition. USA: Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0199777532.
  • Johnston, Philip S. and David G. Firth, eds. Interpreting the Psalms: Issues and Approaches. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2005. ISBN: 978-0830828333.
  • Jacobson, Rolf A., ed. Soundings in the Theology of the Psalms. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0800697396.

CHIS3415 HISTORY AND MANUAL, CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE (Dr. Stan Rodes)

  • Cunningham, Floyd.  Our Watchword and Song:  The Centennial History of the Church of the Nazarene.  Kansas City:  Beacon Hill Press, 2009. ISBN: 0834124440.
  • Ingersol, Stan.  Nazarene Roots:  Pastors, Prophets, Revivalists, & Reformers.  Kansas City:  Beacon Hill Press, 2009.  ISBN: 0834124785.

PRTH2225 WORSHIP THEORY AND DEVELOPMENT (Dr. Brent Peterson) 

  • White, Susan. Foundations of Christian Worship. Westminster John Knox Press, 2006. ISBN: 978-0664229245.
  • Peterson, Brent D. Created to Worship:  God's Invitation to Become Fully Human.  Kansas City:  Beacon Hill Press, 2012.  ISBN: 978-0834127920.  

PRTH4825 PASTORAL LEADERSHIP (Dr. Stephen Borger)

  • Cladis, George. Leading the Team Based Church: How Pastors and Church Staffs Can Grow Together into a Powerful Fellowship of Leaders. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1999. ISBN: 978-0787941192.
  • Willimon, William...et al. The Pastor's Guide to Effective Ministry. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2002. ISBN: 978-0834119550.
  • Winseman, Albert L., Donald Clifton, & Curt Liesveld. Living Your Strength: Discovering Your God-Given Talents and Inspire Your Community. Second Edition. Gallup Press, 2004. ISBN: 978-1595620026.

THEO4905 RELIGION CAPSTONE (Dr. Joe Gorman)

  • Anderson, Ray Sherman. The Shape of Practical Theology: Empowering Ministry with Theological Praxis. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2001.  ISBN: 978-0830815593.

 

 

Summer 2014


Quad One

CHED2225 INSTRUCTIONAL BIBLE STUDY (Rev. Christa Klosterman)

  • LeFever, Marlene. Creating Teaching Methods. Colorado Springs: David C. Cook Publishers, 2004. ISBN: 978-0781452564.
  • Richards, Lawrence O. and Gary J. Bredfeldt. Creative Bible Teaching. Chicago: Moody Press, 1998. ISBN: 978-0802416445.
  • Boone, Dan. Preaching the Story that Shapes Us. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-0834123717.

CHED3845 FAMILY MINISTRIES (Dr. Mike Kipp)

  • Garland, Diana R. Family Ministry: A Comprehensive Guide. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1999. ISBN: 0-8308-1585-6.

PRTH4765 COMMUNICATING THE GOSPEL (Dr. Jay Akkerman)

  • Pagitt, Doug. Preaching in the Inventive Age. Minneapolis: Sparkhouse, 2011.  ISBN: 978-1451401486.
  • Wilson, Len, and Jason Moore. Digital Storytellers: The Art of Communicating the Gospel in Worship. Nashville: Abingdon, 2002. ISBN: 978-0687052134.
  • McLean, Max, and Warren Bird. Unleashing the Word: Rediscovering the Public Reading of Scripture. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009. ISBN: 978-0310292708.
  • Cox, Richard H. Rewiring Your Preaching: How the Brain Processes Sermons. Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2012. ISBN: 978-0830841011.

PRTH4965 INTERNSHIP IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (Dr. Mike Kipp)

  • No books required.

Quad Two

CHED3815 CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES (Mrs. Stephanie Johnson)

  • Wideman, Jim. Children's Ministry Leadership: the you-can-do-it-guide. Loveland: Group Publishing, Inc., 2003. ISBN: 764425277.
  • Jutila, Craig,_et.al. Children's Ministry That Works!: The Basics and Beyond. Loveland: Group Publishing, Inc., 2009. ISBN: 0764424076.
  • Hudson, Dale and Werner, Scott. Turbocharged!: 100 Simple Secrets to Successful Children's Ministry. Loveland: Group Publishing, Inc. 2008. ISBN: 0764436902.

CHED3825 YOUTH MINISTRIES (Rev. Johnny Hampton)

  • Creasy Dean, Kenda and Foster, Ron.  The Godbearing Life:  The Art of Soul Tending for Youth Ministry.  Nashville:  Upper Room Books, 1998.  ISBN: 978-0835808583.
  • Fields, Doug.  Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry:  A Personal and Practical Guide to Starting Right.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2002.  ISBN: 978-0310240457.

PRTH3755 COMPASSIONATE MINISTRIES (Dr. Mark Maddix)

  • Grisham, John. The Street Lawyer. New York: Dell, 1999. ISBN: 978-0440225706.
  • Stone, Bryan P. Compassionate Ministry: Theological Foundations. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1996. ISBN: 978-1570750694.
  • Lupton, Robert D. Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (and How to Reverse It). New York: HarperOne, 2012. ISBN: 978-0062076212.
  • Smith, Gary N. Radical Compassion: Finding Christ in the Heart of the Poor. Chicago: Loyola, 2002. ISBN: 978-0829420005.

 

 

Fall 2013


PRTH1105 INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION (Stacey Bullard)

  • Stone, Howard W. and James O. Duke. How to Think Theologically, 2nd Edition. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996. ISBN: 978-0800638184.

Quad One

BIBL3155 BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION (Rev. John Grant)

  • Callen, Barry L and Richard P. Thompson.  Reading the Bible in Wesleyan Ways:  Some Constructive Proposals.  Kansas City:  Beacon Hill Press, 2004.  ISBN: 978-0834120488.
  • Thompson, Richard P. and Thomas Jay Oord, eds.  The Bible Tells Me So: Reading the Bible as Scripture.  Nampa:  Sacrasage Press, 2011.  ISBN: 978-0578093635.
  • Tate, W. Randolph.  Biblical Interpretation:  An Integrated Approach, Third Edition.  Peabody:  Hendrickson Publishers, Inc. 2008.  ISBN: 978-1598560800.

CHED1815 INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP (Dr. Joe Gorman)

  • Blevins, Dean and Mark A. Maddix. Discovering Discipleship:  Dynamics of Christian Education.  Kansas City:  Beacon Hill Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-0834124967.
  • Foster, Charles.  Educating Congregations:  The Future of Christian Education.  Nashville:  Abingdon, 1994.  ISBN: 978-0687002450.
  • Hinson, E. Glen.  Feeding on the Word. Participants Book, Vol. 2 (Companions in Christ Series).  Upper Rooms Books, 2006.  ISBN: 978-0835898317.
  • Boone, Dan.  A Charitable Discourse. Kansas City:  Beacon Hill Press, 2010.  ISBN: 978-0834125650.

CHIS3615 HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN TRADITION I (Dr. Tom Umbel)

  • Gonzales, Justo L. The Story of Christianity:  The Early Church to the Present Day.  Peabody:  Prince Press, 2004.  ISBN: 978-1565635227.  This book is to be purchased in the one volume version NOT the two volume version.
  • McKinion, Steven A., ed. Life and Practice in the Early Church:  A Documentary Reader.  New York:  New York University Press, 2001.  ISBN: 978-0814756492 .

THEO4535 CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY I (Dr. Rusty Brian) 

  • Migliore, Daniel L. Faith Seeking Understanding:  An Introduction to Christian Theology.  Grand Rapids:  W.B. Eerdmans, 2004.  ISBN: 978-0802827876.
  • Athanasius. On the Incarnation. Empire Books, 2012.  ISBN:  978-1619492677.
  • Basil, and David Anderson.  On the Holy Spirit. Crestwood:  St. Vladimir's Seminary, 1980.  ISBN: 978-0913836743.
  • Long, Stephen D. and Andrew Kinsey. Keeping Faith:An Ecumenical Commentary of the Articles of Religion and Confession of Faith of the United Methodist Church. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2012. ISBN: 978-1610978996.
  • Barth, Karl. Church Dogmatics, Vol. 2.2, Sections 32-33: The Doctrine of God, Study Edition 10. London:  T&T Clark, 2010. ISBN: 978-0567437013.
  • Hauerwas, Stanley. The Hauerwas Reader. Ed. John Berkman and Michael Cartwright.  Durham:  Duke University Press, 2001. ISBN: 978-0822326915.
  • Harvey, Van Austin. A Handbook of Theological Terms.  New York:  Simon & Schuster, 1997. ISBN: 978-0684846446.

Quad Two

CHIS3625 HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN TRADITION II (Dr. Tom Umbel)

  • Gonzales, Justo L. The Story of Christianity:  The Early Church to the Present Day.  Peabody:  Prince Press, 2004. ISBN: 978-1565635227.  This book is to be purchased in the one volume version NOT the two volume version.
  • Neusner, Jacob. World Religions in America: An Introduction. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2009. ISBN: 978-0664233204.

PHIL2025 ETHICS (Dr. Joe Bankard)

Rosenstand, Nina. The Moral of the Story: An Introduction to Ethics. Boston:  McGraw-Hill, 2006.  ISBN: 978-0072963359.

PRTH3105 PASTORAL THEOLOGY (Dr. Joe Gorman) 

  • Petersen, Bruce L. Foundations of Pastoral Care.  Kansas City:  Beacon Hill Press, 2006.  ISBN: 978-0834123052.
  • Switzer, David K. Pastoral Care Emergencies.  Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 2000.  ISBN: 978-0800632281.
  • Nouwen, Henri J.M. In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership. New York: Crossroad, 1992.  ISBN: 978-0824512590.
  • McNeal, Reggie. A Work of Heart:  Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000. ISBN: 978-0787942885.
  • Wolterstorff, Nicholas.  Lament for a Son.  Grand Rapids:  Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.  ISBN: 978-0802802941.

THEO4245 THEOLOGY OF HOLINESS (Dr. Nell Becker Sweeden)

  • Foster, Richard J. Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth.  New York: HarperCollins, 1984.  ISBN: 978-0060628314.
  • Dayton, Donald W. Discovering an Evangelical Heritage. New York: Harper & Row, 1976. ISBN: 978-0060617806.
  • Leclerc, Diane.;Discovering Christian Holiness. Kansas City:  Beacon Hill Press, 2009.  ISBN: 978-0834124691.
  • Wesley, John. A Plain Account of Christian Perfection.  Kansas City:  Beacon Hill Press, 1966.  ISBN:978-0834101586.
  • Yoder, John Howard. Body Politics: Five Practices Before a Watching World. Scottdale: Herald Press, 2001. ISBN: 978-0836191608.