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BIBL6520 Biblical Foundations of Christian Educational Ministries (MDivCE, MACE) 

  • Bracke, John M. & Karen B. Tye. Teaching the Bible in the Church. St. Louis: Chalice Press. 2003. (ISBN 978-0827236431) 
  • Brown, Michael Joseph. What They Don't Tell You: A Survivor's Guide to Biblical Studies.  Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2000. (ISBN 978-0664222208) 
  • Fleer, David & Dave Bland. Preaching Mark's Unsettling Messiah, Chalice Press, 2006. (ISBN 978-0827229860)    
  • Moloney, Francis J. Mark: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004. (ISBN 978-1565635135)
  • Recommended Text, not Required:  Strunk, Jr., William, E.B. White, Roger Angell. *The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition.  Longman, 2000.  (ISBN 978-0205309023)

BIBL6540 Gospel & Culture (MDivML, MAML)

  • Green, Joel B. Seized by Truth: Reading the Bible as Scripture. Nashville: Abingdon, 2007. (ISBN 978-0687023554) 
  • McKnight, Scot. *The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008. (ISBN 978-0310284888)
  • Westphal, Merold. *Whose Community? Which Interpretation? Philosophical Hermeneutics for the Church. The Church and Postmodern Culture. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009. (ISBN 978-0801031472)
  • Wright, N.T. *Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today. New York: HarperOne, 2011. (ISBN978-0062011954)

Other Recommended Books (Supplemental Readings):

  • Allert, Craig D. *A High View of Scripture? The Authority of the Bible and the Formation of the New Testament Canon, Evangelical Ressourcement. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007. (ISBN 978-0801027789) 
  • Callen, Barry L. and Richard P. Thompson, ed. Reading the Bible in Wesleyan Ways: Some Constructive Proposals. Kansas City, MO: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2004. (ISBN 978-0834120488)
  • Davis, Ellen F. and Richard B. Hays, ed. *The Art of Reading Scripture. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2003. (ISBN 978-0802812698)

BIBL6560 Introduction to Biblical Studies (All MDiv, MAPM) 

  • Brown, Raymond. An Introduction to the New Testament. New Haven: Yale UP, 1997. (ISBN 978-0300140163) 
  • Callen, Barry L. and Richard P. Thompson, eds.  Reading the Bible in Wesleyan Ways:  Some Constructive Proposals.  Kansas City, MO:  Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2004. (ISBN 978-0834120488) 
  • Childs, Brevard. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 2011. (ISBN 978-0800698331) 
  • Soulen, Richard and R. Kendall. *Handbook of Biblical Criticism. 4th edition. Louisville: Westminster, 2011. (ISBN 978-0664235345)

BIBL7330 Youth, Families & Faith Throughout Scripture (MDivYCC, MAYCC)   

  • Green, Joel B. *Seized by Truth: Reading the Bible as Scripture. Nashville: Abingdon, 2007. (ISBN 978-0687023554) 
  • McKnight, Scot. *The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008. (ISBN 978-0310284888)
  • Westphal, Merold. *Whose Community? Which Interpretation? Philosophical Hermeneutics for the Church. The Church and Postmodern Culture. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009. (ISBN 978-0801031472)
  • Wright, N.T. *The Last Word: Beyond the Bible Wars to a New Understanding of the Authority of Scripture. Zondervan/HarperCollins, 2005. (ISBN 978-0060816094)   OR   The Last Word: Scripture and the Authority of God. HarperOne, 2006. (ISBN978-0060872618)

Other Recommended Books (Supplemental Readings):

  • Allert, Craig D. *A High View of Scripture? The Authority of the Bible and the Formation of the New Testament Canon, Evangelical Ressourcement. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007. (ISBN 978-0801027789) 
  • Callen, Barry L. and Richard P. Thompson, ed. Reading the Bible in Wesleyan Ways: Some Constructive Proposals. Kansas City, MO: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2004. (ISBN 978-0834120488)
  • Davis, Ellen F. and Richard B. Hays, ed. *The Art of Reading Scripture. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2003. (ISBN 978-0802812698)

BIBL7560 Biblical Theology  (All MDiv, MAPM)

Required - a selection of 4 of the following: 

Please note that you need to purchase only FOUR of the following commentaries. 

  • Bauckham, Richard. *The Theology of the Book of Revelation. New Testament Theology Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. (ISBN 978-0511819858)   OR  1993 version  (ISBN 978-0521356916)
  • Beale, Gregory K. *The Book of Revelation (New International Greek Testament Commentary). Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1998. (ISBN 978-0802821744)  
  • Eckley, R.K.  *Revelation: A Commentary for Bible Students. Indianapolis, IN: Wesleyan Publishing House, 2006. (ISBN 978-0898272765)
  • Fair, Ian A.  Conquering with Christ: A Commentary on the Book of Revelation. Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2011. (ISBN 978-0891122944)
  • Gonzalez, Justo L.  *For the Healing of the Nations: The Book of Revelation in an Age of Cultural Conflict. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1999. (ISBN 978-1570752735)
  • Harrington, Wilfrid J.  Revelation (Sacra Pagina series). Collegeville, MN: Michael Glazier Books, 2008. (ISBN 978-0814659779)
  • Mounce, Robert H.  *The Book of Revelation (Revised). New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1997. (ISBN 978-0802825377)
  • Rotz, Carol.  Revelation: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition. New Beacon Bible Commentary. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2012. (ISBN 978-0834124127)
  • Smalley, Stephen S.  The Revelation of John: A Commentary on the Greek Text of the Apocalypse. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2005. (ISBN 978-0830828005)

BIBL7580 Biblical Interpretation for Life & Ministry  (MDivSF, MASF)

  • Bowe, Barbara E.  *Biblical Foundations of Spirituality: Touching a Finger to the Flame. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, November, 2003. (ISBN 978-0742531574)
  • Johnson, Luke Timothy. Living Jesus: Learning the Heart of the Gospel. New York: HarperOne, 2000. (ISBN 978-0060642839)
  • Mulholland, M. Robert, Jr. Shaped by the Word: The Power of Scripture in Spiritual Formation. Revised ed. Nashville: Upper Room Books, 2001. (ISBN 978-0835809368) 
  • Resseguie, James L. Spiritual Landscape: Images of the Spiritual Life in the Gospel of Luke. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003. (ISBN 978-0801047527) 

Recommended Commentaries (not required)

  • Green, Joel B. *The Gospel of Luke. (The New International Commentary on the New Testament). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. (ISBN 978-0802823151)
  • Tannehill, Robert C. *Luke. (Abingdon New Testament Commentaries). Nashville: Abingdon, 1996. (ISBN 978-0687061327)

BIBL8090 Advanced Biblical Exegesis: Acts of the Apostles (All MDiv)

Required Digital Commentaries (included in Logos Scholar's Library Gold): 

  • Polhill, John B.  Acts. New American Commentary. Nashville, TN: Broadman and Holman, 1992. 
  • Modern translations of the Bible: NRSV, NIV, NASB, ESV, NCV, etc.

Required Print Commentaries:

  • Fitzmyer, Joseph A.  The Acts of the Apostles: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Anchor Bible. New York: Doubleday, 1998. (ISBN 978-0385468800) Please note that this commentary series has been taken over by Yale University Press with a new ISBN: 978-0300139822. Either number matches the volume needed, which may help when searching for a used copy. 
  • Johnson, Luke T. The Acts of the Apostles. Collegeville, MN: Michael Glazier Books, 2006. (ISBN 978-0814659687). Please note that this ISBN number was previously used for a 1992 version published by Liturgical Press. Either version is acceptable. 
  • Spencer, F. Scott. Journeying through Acts: A Literary-Critical Reading. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Acadmic, 2004 (ISBN 978-0801047763)   [Old publishing information - Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2004. (ISBN 978-1565639904)]

Recommended Reading:

  • Thompson, Richard P. Keeping the Church in Its Place: The Church as Narrative Character in Acts. New York: T. & T. Clark, 2006. (ISBN 978-0567026453) 

CHED6120 Introduction to Christian Education  (MDivCE, MACE)      

  • Blevins, Dean G. and Mark A. Maddix. Discovering Discipleship: Dynamics of Christian Education. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2010. (ISBN 978-0834124967)
  • Everist, Norma Cook. *The Church as Learning Community. Nashville: AbingdonPress, 2002. (ISBN 978-0687045006) 
  • Foster, Charles R. Educating Congregations: The Future of Christian Education.  Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1994. (ISBN 978-0687002450)
  • Matthaei, Sondra Higgins. Making Disciples: Faith Formation in the Wesleyan Tradition. Nashville, Abingdon, 2000. (ISBN 978-0687024759)
  • Palmer, Parker. *To Know as We Are Known. San Francisco: Harper, 1993. (ISBN 978-0060664510) 

****NOTE:  MDiv Students taking CHED6120 who have already taken CHED6160 in Pastoral Ministry need the following books instead of the above list:        

  • Fowler, James. Faithful Change: The Personal and Public Challenges of Postmodern Life. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2000. (ISBN 978-0687097203) 
  • Moore, Mary Elizabeth Mullino. 2004. Teaching as a Sacramental Act. Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press. (ISBN 978-082981647) 
  • Schweitzer, Friedrich L. 2004. The Postmodern Life Cycle: Challenges for Church and Theology. Chalice Press. (ISBN 978-0827229983)
  • Thompson, Marjorie J. Family: The Forming Center. Nashville: Upper Room Books, 1996. (ISBN 978-0835807982) 

CHED6160 Christian Educational Ministries  (All MDiv, MAPM)

  • Blevins, Dean G. and Mark A. Maddix. *Discovering Discipleship: Dynamics of Christian Education. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2010. (ISBN 978-0834124967)
  • Everist, Norma Cook. *The Church As Learning Community. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2002. (ISBN 978-0687045006) 
  • Foster, Charles R. *Educating Congregations: The Future of Christian Education. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1994. (ISBN 978-0687002450)
  • Palmer, Parker J. *The Courage to Teach. Indianapolis: Jossey-Bass, 2007. (ISBN 978-0787996864) 

****NOTE:  MDiv Students taking CHED6160 who have already taken CHED6120 in Christian Education need the following books instead of the above list:        

  • Fowler, James. Faithful Change: The Personal and Public Challenges of Postmodern Life. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2000. (ISBN 978-0687097203) 
  • Moore, Mary Elizabeth Mullino. 2004. Teaching as a Sacramental Act. Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press. (ISBN 978-0829816471) 
  • Schweitzer, Friedrich L. 2004. The Postmodern Life Cycle: Challenges for Church and Theology. Chalice Press. (ISBN 978-0827229983)
  • Thompson, Marjorie J. Family: The Forming Center. Nashville: Upper Room Books, 1996. (ISBN 978-0835807982) 

CHED6520 Topics in Postmodern Ministry (MDivCE, MACE)

  • McLaren, Brian. *A Generous Orthodoxy:  Why I Am a Missional, Evangelical, Post/Protestant, Liberal/Conservative . . . Unfinished Christian.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2004. (ISBN 978-0310257479) 
  • Miller, Donald.  *Blue Like Jazz.  Nashville:  Nelson Books, 2003. (ISBN 978-0785263708) 
  • Newbigin, Lesslie.  *Proper Confidence:  Faith, Doubt, and Certainty in Christian Discipleship.  Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1995. (ISBN 978-0802808561) 
  • Sweet, Leonard. Post-Modern Pilgrims: First Century Passion for the Twenty-First Century World. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2000. (ISBN 978-0805421378) 
  • Tickle, Phyllis. *The Great Emergence. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2008. (ISBN 978-0801013133)

CHED7320 Family-Based Youth & Children's Ministries  (MDivCE, MACE)

  • Balswick, J. O., and Balswick, J. K. *The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home. 3rd Ed. Grand Rapid, MI:  Baker Books, 1999. (ISBN 978-0801032493) 
  • Balswick, J. O., Ebstyne King, P., & Reimer, K. S.  The Reciprocating Self:  Human Development in Theological Perspective.  Downers Grove, IL:  InterVarsity Press, 2005. ((ISBN 978-0830827930)
  • Baucham, Voddie T. *Family Driven Faith: Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk With God. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2007. (ISBN 978-1581349290)
  • Damon, W., *The Path to Purpose: Helping Our Children Find Their Calling in Life.  Free Press, 2008.  (ISBN 978-1416537236) 
  • Strommen, M. P., & Hardel, R. A. Passing on the faith: A radical new model for youth and family ministry.  Winona, MN:  Saint Mary's Press, 2000. (ISBN 978-0884896067)

CHED7720 Seminar in Youth & Children's Ministry  (MDivCE, MACE)      

  • Anthony, Michael J., ed.  May.  *Perspectives on Children's Spiritual
    Formation: Four Views.
     Broadman and Holman Publishing, 2007. (ISBN 978-0805441864) 
  • Beckwith, Ivy.  *Postmodern Children's Ministry: Ministry to Children in the 21st Century. El Cajon, CA: Youth Specialties Books, 2004. (ISBN 978-0310257547)
  • Clark, Chap and Kara Powell.  *Deep Ministry in a Shallow World:  Not-So-Secret Findings About Youth Ministry.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006. (ISBN 978-0310267072)
  • Senter, Mark H. ed.  *Four Views of Youth Ministry and the Church.  Grand Rapids, MI: Youth Specialties, Zondervan, 2001. (ISBN 978-0310234050)

CHIS6540 Wesleyan Tradition in Context  (MDivML, MAML)

  • Logan, James C.  Theology and Evangelism in the Wesleyan Heritage.  Kingswood Books, 1994. (ISBN 978-0687413959)
  • Outler, Albert C.  Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit.  Discipleship Resources, 1996. (ISBN 978-0881771510)
  • Watson, Kevin M.  A Blueprint for Discipleship: Wesley's General Rules as a Guide for Christian Living. Discipleship Resources, 2009. (ISBN 978-0881775563)
  • Weems, Lovett H.  Leadership in the Wesleyan Spirit.  Abingdon Press, 1999. (ISBN 978-0687046928) 

CHIS6560 History of Christianity I  (All MDiv, MAPM)      

  • Gonzalez, Justo L. *Story of Christianity: Volume 1: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation. New York: HarperOne, 2010. (ISBN 978-0061855887)
  • Petroff, Elizabeth Alvida. Medieval Women's Visionary Literature. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986. (ISBN 978-0195037128)
  • Placher, William C. Readings in the History of Christian Theology, Volume 1: From its Beginning to the Eve of the Reformation. Louisville: Wesminster/John Knox Press, 1988. (ISBN 978-0664240578)
  • Ware, Timothy. *The Orthodox Church. London: Penguin Books, 1993. (ISBN 978-0140146561)

CHIS6580 Sources for Western Spirituality  (MDivSF, MASF)       

  • Bondi, Roberta C. *To Pray and to Love: Conversations on Prayer with the Early Church. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1991. (ISBN 978-0800625115) 
  • Chilcote, Paul Wesley.  Praying in the Wesleyan Spirit: 52 Prayers for Today. Nashville: Upper Room Books, July 2001. (ISBN 978-0835809504) 
  • Foster, Richard J., ed. Devotional Classics:  Revised Edition: Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups.  San Francisco: HarperOne; Revised edition, June 28, 2005. (ISBN 978-0060777500)

CHIS6960 History of Christianity II  (All MDiv, MAPM)      

  • Bebbington, David W.  The Dominance of Evangelicalism:  The Age of Spurgeon and Moody (History of Evangelicalism).  Downer's Grove:  InterVarsity Press, October 2005.  (ISBN 978-0830825837)
  • Hastings, Adrian, ed.  *A World History of Christianity. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000. (ISBN 978-0802848758)
  • Jenkins, Philip. *The New Faces of Christianity:  Believing the Bible in the Global South. Oxford University Press, 2008. (ISBN 978-0195368512) 
  • Miller, Glenn T. The Modern Church: From the Dawn of the Reformation to the Eve of the Third Millennium. Abingdon Press, 1997. (ISBN 978-0687006052)

CHIS7120 Historical & Psychological Foundations of Christian Education & Nurture   (MDivCE, MACE)

  • Estep, James, Jonathan Kim, Mark Maddix, and Alvin Kuest with Michael Barton. CE: The Heritage of Christian Education. Joplin, MO: College Press, 2003. (ISBN 978-0899009049)
  • Estep, James and Jonathan Kim. *Christian Formation: Integrating Theology and Human Development. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2010. (ISBN 978-0805448382)
  • Schmidt, Richard H. *God Seekers: Twenty Centuries of Christian Spiritualities. Grand Rapids: Eerdman's Publishing Company, 2008. (ISBN 978-0802828408) 
  • Wilhoit, James C. and John M Dettoni, eds. Nurture That is Christian. Wheaton, IL: Bridgepoint Books, 1995. (ISBN 978-0801021329)

CHIS7130 History & Practice of Christian Formation & Education: From Early Church to Emergent (MDivYCC, MAYCC)

  • Estep, James Riley. CE: The Heritage of Christian Education. Joplin, MO: College Press, 2003. (ISBN 978-0899009049)
  • Lay, Robert F. Readings in Historical Theology: Primary Sources of the Christian Faith. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2009. (ISBN 978-0825430671)
  • Pahl, Jon. Youth Ministry in Modern America: 1930 to the Present. Grand Raphids: Baker Academic, 2003. (ISBN 978-0801047374) 
  • Senter, Mark H. III. *When God Shows Up: A History of Youth Ministry in America. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010. (ISBN 978-0801035906)
  • Yust, Karen-Marie and E. Byron Anderson. *Taught by God: Teaching and Spiritual Formation. St Louis: Chalice Press, 2006. (ISBN 978-0827236493)

PHIL6520 Theoretical Foundations of Christian Education  (MDivCE, MACE)

Required Texts:

  • Knight, George R. Philisophy & Education: An Introducation in Christian Perspetive, 4th Edition. Andrews University Press, 2006. (ISBN 978-1883925543)
  • DeYoung, Rebecca Konyndyk. *Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2009. (ISBN 978-1587432323) 
  • Palmer, Parker J. *The Promise of Paradox: A Celebration of Contradictions in the Christian Life. Jossey-Bass, 2008. (ISBN 978-0787996963)

PHIL7330 Postmodern Culture & Families (MDivYCC, MAYCC)

  • Choldenko, Gennifer. *If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period. Orlando, FL: Harcourt Children's Books, 2007. (ISBN 978-0152057534)
  • Elkind, David. *Ties that Stress: The New Family Imbalance. Harvard University Press, 1998. (ISBN 978-0674891500)
  • Root, Andrew. *The Children of Divorce: The Loss of Family as the Loss of Being. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010 (ISBN 978-0801039140)

PHIL7540 Premodern, Modern & Postmodern Philosophies  (MDivML, MAML)

Required Texts:

  • Allen, D. and Eric Springsted. *Philosophy for Understanding Theology, Second Edition. Westminster John Knox Press, 2007.  (ISBN 978-0664231804)
  • Caputo, John. *Philosophy and Theology. Abingdon Press, 2006. (ISBN 978-0687331260)
  • Caputo, John. *What Would Jesus Deconstruct?: The Good News of Postmodernism for the Church (The Church and Postmodern Culture). Baker Academic & Brazos Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0801031366)
  • Roxburgh, Alan. The Sky is Falling: Leaders Lost in Transition. ACI Publishing, 2006. (ISBN 978-0977718405)
  • Smith, James K.A. *Who's Afraid of Postmodernism?: Taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault to Church (The Church and Postmodern Culture). Baker Academic & Brazos Press, 2006. (ISBN 978-0801029189)
  • Webber, Robert. Ancient-Future Faith: Rethinking Evangelicalism for a Postmodern World. Baker Academic & Brazos Press, 1999. (ISBN 978-0801060298)

Recommended Texts:

  • Clark, Kelly James, Richard Lints, and James K.A. Smith.  *101 Key Terms in Philosophy and their Importance for Theology. Westminster/John Knox Press, 2004. (ISBN 978-0664225247)
  • Dawkins, Richard. *The God Delusion. Mariner Books, 2008. (ISBN 978-0618918249)

PHIL7560 Philosophical Foundations of Ministry  (All MDiv, MAPM)       

  • Timpe, Kevin. Arguing About Religion. Routledge, 2008. (ISBN 978-0415988629)

Other reading material will be provided in the class.

PHIL7580 Theoretical Foundations for Spiritual Formation   (MDivSF, MASF)     

  • Aristotle, F.H. Peters (Translator). Nicomachean Ethics. Barnes and Noble, 2004. (ISBN 978-0760752364) 
  • Corcoran, Kevin.  *Rethinking Human Nature: A Christian Materialistic Alternative to the Soul. Baker Academic Publishing, 2006. (ISBN 978-0801027802)
  • DeYoung, Rebecca Konyndyk. *Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2009. (ISBN 978-1587432323)
  • Woodhouse, Mark B.  *A Preface to Philosophy.  Wadsworth Publishing, 2006. (ISBN 978-0495007142) 
  • Wright, N.T.  *After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters. HarperOne Publishing, 2010. (ISBN 978-0061730559)

PRTH6000 Orientation (Required of all students)       

  • Brown, Michael Joseph. *What They Don't Tell You: A Survivor's Guide to Biblical Studies.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2000. (ISBN 978-0664222208)
  • Stone, Howard W. and James O. Duke.  *How to Think Theologically, 3rd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress Press,  2013. (ISBN 978-0800699321) 
  • Tracy, Wes & Stan Ingersol.  *What is a Nazarene? Understanding Our Place in the Religious Community. Kansas City: Beacon Hill, 2013. (ISBN 978-0834129627)

Recommended Resource Text:

  • Harvey, Van A. A Handbook of Theological Terms. New York: Collier Books, 1997. (ISBN 978-0684846446)

PRTH6094 Topics in Missional Discipleship (MDivML, MAML)

  • Beck, Richard. *Unclean: Meditations on Purity, Hospitality, and Mortality.  Wipf & Stock Pub, 2011. (ISBN 978-1608992423)
  • Maddix, Mark A. and Jay Richard Akkerman. Missional Discipleship: Partners in God's Redemptive Mission. Beacon Hill Press, 2013. (ISBN 978-0834130920)
  • Roxburgh, Alan J. *Missional: Joining God in the Neighborhood. Baker Books, 2011. (ISBN 978-0801072314)
  • Wright, N.T. *After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters. HarperOne, 2012. (ISBN 978-0061730542)

PRTH6140 Introduction to Ministry & Culture (MDivML, MAML)

  • Cloud, Henry.  *Integrity: The Courage to Meet The Demands of Reality.  New York:  HarperCollins, 2006. (ISBN 978-0060849689)
  • Gibbs, Eddie.  *Leadership Next.  Downers Grove:  Intervarsity, 2005. (ISBN 978-0830832835) 
  • Frost, Michael and Alan Hirsch.  The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st-Century Church. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2003. (ISBN 978-1565636590) 
  • Stetzer, Ed and David Putman. *Breaking the Missional Code: Your Church Can Become a Missionary in Your Community.  B&H Academic, 2006. (ISBN 978-0805443592) 

PRTH6180 Introduction to Spiritual Formation (MDivSF, MASF)

Required Foundational Texts: 

  • Foster, Richard J. *A Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth. 3rd ed. San Francisco: Harper, 2002. (ISBN 978-0060628390)
  • Leclerc, Diane and Mark A. Maddix. *Spiritual Formation: A Wesleyan Paradigm. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2011. (ISBN 978-0834126138)
  • Mulholland, M. Robert Jr. *Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993. (ISBN 978-0830813865)
  • Nouwen, Henri.  Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming. New York: Doubleday/Image, 1994. (ISBN 978-0385473071)

Required Small Group Text:

  • Smith, James Bryan. *A Spiritual Formation Workbook. Rev. ed. San Francisco: HarperOne, 2007. (ISBN 978-0062516268)

Recommended Resource Texts:

  • Strunk, William Jr., and E.B. White. The Elements of Style. 50th Anniversary ed. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 2008. (ISBN 978-0205632640)  

 

PRTH6560 Ministry Formation  (All MDiv, MAPM)

  • Berry, Carmen Renee. When Helping You is Hurting Me, Revised & Updated:  Escaping the Messiah Trap. Crossroad Publishing, 2003. (ISBN 978-0824521080) 
  • Christensen, Bernhard. *The Inward Pilgrimage: An Introduction to Christian Spiritual Classics. Revised Ed. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1996. (ISBN 978-0806620367) 
  • Hull, Jerry and Hull, Larry. Fully Alive: Discovering the Adventure of Healthy and Holy Living.  Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 1998. (ISBN 978-0834117266)  **Note:  Best if you order directly from publisher.  Click here to be taken to their website.
  • Oden, Thomas C.  Pastoral Theology:  Essentials of Ministry.  Harper Collins, S.F. 1983. (ISBN 978-0060663537) 
  • Richardson, Ronald, W. *Creating a Healthier Church. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996. (ISBN 978-0800629557) 

PRTH6940 Communicating Visually  (MDivML, MAML)

  • SEE PRTH6094 Topics in Missional Discipleship

PRTH6960 Missiology & Contextualization  (All MDiv, MAPM)      

  • Gailey, Charles R. and Howard Culbertson.  Discovering Missions.  Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2007. (ISBN 978-0834122574)
  • Winter, Ralph and Steven Hawthorne (editors).  Perspectives on the World Christian Movement.  William Carey Library Publishers; 4th edition, 2009. (ISBN 978-0878083909)

PRTH6980 Topics in Spiritual Formation  (MDivSF, MASF)      

  • Bell, Rob.  *Velvet Elvis. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005. (ISBN 978-0310263456) 
  • McLaren, Brian D. *A Generous Orthodoxy:  Why I Am a Missional, Evangelical, Post/Protestant, Liberal/Conservative . . . Unfinished Christian.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004. (ISBN 978-0310257479)
  • Miller, Donald. *A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2009. (ISBN 978-0785213062) 
  • Willard, Dallas. *The Divine Conspiracy.  San Francisco: HarperOne, 1998. (ISBN 978-0060693336)

PRTH6990 Supervised Ministry  (All MDiv)      

  • Manning, Brennan. *Abba's Child:  The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging. Navpress, 2002. (ISBN 978-0891098263 or ISBN 978-1576833346) Either version is satisfactory. 
  • Willimon, William H. *Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry. Abingdon P, 2002. Paperback. (ISBN 978-0687045327)

PRTH7540 Missional Practicum  (MDivML, MAML)

  • Browning, Dave. *Deliberate Simplicity: How the Church Does More by Doing Less. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009. (ISBN 978-0310-285670)
  • Henderson, Jim, and Matt Casper. *Jim & Casper Go To Church. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2007. (ISBN 978-1414313313) 
  • Kimball, Dan. They Like Jesus But Not the Church. DVD Small Group Curriculum. Zondervan Groupware, 2007. (ISBN 978-0310277873) **Please note that this is an entire DVD curriculum kit, and not merely the trade paperback book by the same name.
  • Schwarz, Christian A. Natural Church Development. St. Charles, IL: ChurchSmart, 2006 (ISBN 978-1889638003)
    **Please note that this ISBN is also for a 1996 edition but it is very different than the newer edition. It is crucial that you purchase the 2006 version, which may only be available directly from ChurchSmart (www.churchsmart.com)
  • Sweet, Leonard. *Nudge: Awakening Each Other to the God Who's Already There. Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook, 2010. (ISBN 978-1434764744)

PRTH7560 Pastoral Leadership  (All MDiv, MAPM)       

  • Abraham, William J. The Art of Evangelism: Evangelism Carefully Crafted into the Life of the Local Church. Wipf and Stock, 2011. (ISBN 978-1610976640)
  • Lathrop, Gordon W.  The Pastor:  A Spirituality.  Fortress Press; 1 edition, 2006. (ISBN 978-0800638016)
  • Maddix, Mark and Diane Leclerc, eds. *Pastoral Practices: A Wesleyan Paradigm. Beacon Hill Press, 2013. (ISBN 978-0834130098)
  • Roxburgh, Alan and Fred Romanuk. *The Missional Leader: Equipping Your Church to Reach a Changing World. Jossey-Bass, 2006. (ISBN 978-0787983253)
  • Vickers, Jason. *Minding the Good Ground: A Theology for Church Renewal. Baylor University Press, 2011. (ISBN 978-1602583603)
  • Williard, Chris and Jim Sheppard. *Contagious Generosity: Creating a Culture of Giving in Your Church. Zondervan Publishing, 2012. (ISBN 978-0310893134)

PRTH7580 Seminar in Spirituality & Ministry  (MDivSF, MASF)        

  • Brother Lawrence. *The Practice of the Presence of God.  Edmonson, trans. Orleans: Paraclete Press, 1985. (ISBN 978-0941478298)  NOTE: There is a new edition of this book but the professor prefers the 1984 version.
  • Earle, Ralph H. and Mark R. Laaser.  The Pornography Trap:  Setting Pastors and Laypersons Free from Sexual Addiction.  Kansas City, MO:  Beacon Hill Press, 2002. (ISBN 978-0834119383)
  • Hagberg, Janet O. and Robert A. Guelich.  The Critical Journey:  Stages in the Life of Faith.  Sheffield Publishing Co.; 2nd edition (July 2004). (ISBN 978-1879215498)
  • Nelson, Dean. *God Hides in Plain Sight: How to See the Sacred in a Chaotic World. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2009. (ISBN 978-1587432330)
  • Nouwen, Henri.  In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership. New York: Crossroad, 1992. (ISBN 978-0824512590)
  • Nouwen, Henri.  The Road to Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey.  Image, 1990. (ISBN 978-0385416078) **NOTE: We only use The Road to Daybreak in this course, but the Spiritual Journals are well worth the purchase if you can find them in print. They can be found in hardback and are only a few dollars more than if you buy a new copy of Daybreak by itself.
  • Peterson, Eugene. *Under the Unpredictable Plant: An Exploration in Vocational Holiness. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994. (ISBN 978-0802808486)

PRTH7940 Community, Context & Transition  (MDivML, MAML)

  • Branson, Mark Lau and Juan F. Martinez. *Churches, Cultres and Leadership: A Practical Theology of Congregations and Ethnicities. IVP Academic, 2011. (ISBN 978-0830839261) 
  • Crouch, Andy. *Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2008. (ISBN 978-0830833948)
  • Dudley, Carl S., and Nancy T. Ammerman. *Congregations in Transition: A Guide for Analyzing, Assessing and Adapting in Changing Communities. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002. (ISBN 978-0787954222)
  • Neumark, Heidi B.  *Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx. Boston: Beacon Press, 2004. (ISBN 978-0807072578)
  • Stone, Bryan. *Evangelism after Christendom: The Theology and Practice of Christian Witness. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2007. (ISBN 978-1587431944)      

PRTH7960 Preaching & Worship  (All MDiv, MAPM)        

  • Hipps, Shane. The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel and Church. Zondervan/Youth Specialties, 2006 (ISBN 978-0310262749) 
  • Stanley, Andy. *Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication. Multnomah Books, 2006. (ISBN 978-1590525142)
  • Webber, Robert. Worship is a Verb: Celebrating God's Mighty Deeds of Salvation. Star Song Publishing, 2006. (ISBN 978-1565632424)
  • Wilson, Paul Scott. The Four Pages of the Sermon: A Guide to Biblical Preaching. San Francisco: Abingdon Press, 1999. (ISBN 978-0687023950)

    *****NOTE: This class will require students to record a 20 minute sermon of themselves with a digital video camera which will be downloaded as part of the class. Students should have access to a video camera. Please contact the GTOE TA at TA-GTOE(at)nnu.edu for details.

PRTH7980 Spiritual Direction  (MDivSF, MASF)

  • Bakke, Janette. *Holy Invitations:  Exploring Spiritual Direction.  Grand Rapids, MI:  Baker, 2000. (ISBN 978-0801063275) 
  • Fryling, Alice. *Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2009. (ISBN 978-0830835249)
  • Moon, Gary and David G. Benner. Editors. *Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls:  A Guide to Christian Approaches and Practices.  Downers Grove, IL:  InterVarsity Press, 2004. (ISBN 978-0830827770) 
  • Watson, David Lowes.  Covenant Discipleship:  Christian Formation Through Mutual Accountability.  Wipf & Stock Publishers, April 2002. (ISBN 978-1579109530) 

Devotional Text:  

  • Benner, David G. *Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2003. (ISBN 978-0830823024) 

THEO6330 God in the Everyday: Theological Interpretation of Popular Culture  (MDivYCC, MAYCC)      

  • Berard, John, James Penner and Rick Bartlett. *Consuming Youth: Leading Teens Through Consumer Culture. Zondervan/Youth Specialties, 2011 (ISBN 978-0310669357)
  • Brummett, Barry S. Rhetoric in Popular Culture. (3rd edition) SAGE Publications, 2010. (ISBN 978-1412975681) 
  • Dean, Kendra Creasy. *Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church. Oxford University Press, 2010. (ISBN 978-0195314847)
  • Laytham, D. Brent. *iPod, YouTube, Wii Play: Theological Engagements with Entertainment. Wipf & Stock Pub, 2012. (ISBN 978-1556355097)
  • Root, Andrew and Kendra Creasy Dean. *The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry. IVP Books, 2011. (ISBN 978-0830838257)

THEO6580 Readings in Western Spirituality  (MDivSF, MASF)      

  • Oord, Thomas Jay. *The Nature of Love: A Theology. Atlanta: Chalice Press, 2010. (ISBN 978-0827208285)
  • Oord, Thomas Jay and Michael Lodahl.  Relational Holiness:  Responding To The Call of Love.  Kansas City, MO: Beacon Hill Press, 2005. (ISBN 978-0834121829) 
  • Pinnock, Clark.  The Most Moved Mover: A Theology of God's Openness. Grand Rapids: Baker House Books, 2001. (ISBN 978-0801022906)

THEO7120 Theological Foundations of Christian Education  (MDivCE, MACE)      

  • Chilcote, Paul Wesley. Recapturing the Wesley's Vision:  An Introduction to the Faith of John and Charles Wesley.  Downer's Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2004. (ISBN 978-0830827435) 
  • Maddox, Randy L. Responsible Grace:  John Wesley's Practical Theology. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1994. (ISBN 978-0687003341)
  • McGrath, Alister E. Theology:  The Basics, 2nd Edition. Oxford:  Blackwell Publishers:  2004, 2008. (ISBN 978-1405167543)
  • McGrath, Alister E.  Theology:  The Basic Readings.  Oxford:  Blackwell Publishers, 2008. (ISBN: 978-1405170420) 
  • Pazmino, Robert W. *God Our Teacher: Theological Basics in Christian Education. Grand Rapids: Baker Publishing House, 2001. (ISBN 978-0801022845)
  • Wesley, John.  The Works of John Wesley, available online at http://wesley.nnu.edu/john_wesley or on the gift CD/DVD you were sent at the beginning of the program.  (We will use select sermons and writings).        

Recommended: 

  • Leonard, Gay (Comp.).  Articles of Faith:  What Nazarenes Believe and Why.  Kansas City, MO:  Beacon Hill Press, 2005.  (ISBN 978-0834122154) 
  • Outler, Albert C. (Ed.)  John Wesley.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1964. (ISBN 978-0195028102) 
  • Outler, Albert C. & Richard P. Heitzenrater (Eds.) *John Wesley's Sermons:  An Anthology.  Nashville:  Abingdon Press, 1991. (ISBN 978-0687204953)

THEO7560 Christian Theology I   (All MDiv, MAPM)

Required Texts: 

  • Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. *The Cost of Discipleship.  Touchstone (1st Touchstone edition), 1995. (ISBN 978-0684815008) 
  • Jones, Serene. *Feminist Theory and Christian Theology; Cartographies of Grace.  Augsburg Fortress Press, 2000. (ISBN 978-0800626945)
  • Keen, Crain. *After Crucifixion: The Promise of Theology. Wipf & Stock, 2013. (ISBN 978-1610970655)
  • Kierkegaard, Soren. *The Sickness Unto Death. Princeton University Press, 1983. (ISBN 978-0691020280)
  • Moltmann, Jurgen. The Crucified God:  The Cross of Christ As the Foundation and Criticism of Christian Theology.  Augsburg Fortress Publishers; 1st Fortress Press ed edition, 1993. (ISBN 978-0800628222) 
  • Severson, Eric R.  The Least of These. Cascade Books, 2007. (ISBN 978-1556351068) 

Recommended Textbooks:        

  • Descartes, Rene.  *Discourse on Method and Meditations.  Hackett Publishing Co., 1999. (ISBN 978-0872204201) 
  • Dunning, H. Ray.  Grace, Faith and Holiness.  Beacon Hill Press, 1988. (ISBN 978-0834112193) 
  • Gutierrez, Gustavo. *A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, and Salvation. Orbis, 1988. (ISBN 978-0883445426)
  • Luther, Martin.  *Three Treatises.  Augsburg/Fortress, 1990. (ISBN 978-0800616397) 
  • Schleiermacher, Friedrich. *On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers.  Cambridge University Press, 1996. (ISBN 978-0521479752) 

THEO7940 Theology of Leadership  (MDivML, MAML)      

  • Clayton, Philip. *Transforming Christian Theology: For Church and Society. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009. (ISBN 978-0800696993)
  • Oord, Thomas Jay. *The Nature of Love: A Theology. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2010. (ISBN 978-0827208285)
  • Oord, Thomas Jay and Robert Luhn. The Best News You Will Ever Hear. Russell Media, 2011. (ISBN 978-0982930052)
  • Truesdale, Al. With Cords of Love: A Wesleyan Response to Religious Pluralism. Kansas City, MO: Beacon Hill Press, 2006 (ISBN 978-0834123069) 
  • Weston, Paul. *Lesslie Newbigin, Missionary Theologian: A Reader. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006. (ISBN 978-0802829825)         

THEO7960 Christian Theology II  (All MDiv, MAPM)

Required: 

  • Hovey, Craig. *To Share in the Body. Brazos Press, 2008. (ISBN 978-1587432170)
  • Leclerc, Diane. *Discovering Christian Holiness: The Heart of Wesleyan-Holiness Theology. Kansas City, MO: Beacon Hill Press, 2009. (ISBN 978-0834124691)
  • Park, Andrew Sung, ed. The Other Side of Sin: Woundedness from the Perspective of the Sinned-Against. State University of New York Press, 2001. (ISBN 978-0791450420)
  • Pelsel, Morris. *Ecclesiology: The Church as Communion and Mission. Loyola Press, 2001. (ISBN 978-0829417265)
  • Rausch, Thomas P. *Eschatology, Liturgy, and Christology: Toward Recovering an Eschatological Imagination. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012. (ISBN 978-0814657355) 
  • Vanhoozer, Kevin J., ed.  *The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern Theology.  Cambridge University Press, 2003. (ISBN 978-0521793957)

Recommended:        

  • Harvey, Van A. A Handbook of Theological Terms. New York: Collier Books, 1964. (ISBN 978-0684846446)
  • Smith, James K. A.  *Introducing Radical Orthodoxy.  Grand Rapids:  Baker, 2004. (ISBN 978-0801027352)  
  • Wynkoop, Mildred Banks.  *A Theology of Love:  The Dynamic of Wesleyanism.  Kansas City, MO:  Beacon Hill Press, 1972.  (ISBN 978-0834120006)
  • Tracy, Wes & Stan Ingersol.  *What is a Nazarene? Understanding Our Place in the Religious Community, Revised and Updated. Kansas City: Beacon Hill, 2013. (ISBN 978-0834129627)

YMIN6130 Foundations of Youth Ministry (MDivYCC, MAYCC)      

  • Anderson, Ray S. The Soul of Ministry: Forming Leaders for God's People. Westminster John Knox Press, 1997 (ISBN 978-0664257446)
  • Hine, Thomas. The Rise and Fall of the American Teenager. Harper Perennial, 2000 (ISBN 978-0380728534)
  • Root, Andrew. *Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation. IVP Books, 2007 (ISBN 978-0830834884) 
  • Strommen, Merton P. and Richard A Hardel. Passing on the Faith: A Radical New Model for Youth and Family Ministry. Saint Mary's Press, 2000. (ISBN 978-0884896067)

YMIN6530 Leadership in Youth Ministry (MDivYCC, MAYCC)      

  • Daniels, Aubrey C. and James E. Daniels. *Measure of a Leader: The Legendary Leadership Formula for Producing Exceptional Performers and Outstanding Results. McGraw-Hill, 2006 (ISBN 978-0071482660)
  • DeVries, Mark. *Sustainable Youth Ministry. IVP Books, 2008 (ISBN 978-0830833610)
  • Elmore, Tim and Dan Cathy. *Generation iY: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future. Poet Gardener Publishing, 2010 (ISBN 978-0578063553) 
  • Godin, Seth. *Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us. Penguin Group, 2008. (Paperback ISBN 978-0749939755; Hardcover ISBN 978-1591842330)

YMIN6730 Outreach & Evangelism (MDivYCC, MAYCC)

  • Jacober, Amy. *The Adolescent Journey: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Practical Ministry. IVP Books, 2011 (ISBN 978-0830834181)
  • Mueller, Walt. *Engaging the Soul of Youth Culture: Bridging Teen Worldviews and Christian Truth. IVP Books, 2006 (ISBN 978-0830833375)
  • Plantinga, Cornelius. *Not the Way It's Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin. William B. Eerdman's Publishing Company, 1995 (ISBN 978-0802842183)
  • Smith, Gordon T. Beginning Well: Christian Conversion & Authentic Transformation. IVP Books, 2001 (ISBN 978-0830822973)
  • Willard, Dallas. *The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God. HarperOne, 1998. (ISBN 978-0060693336)

YMIN7930 Developmental & Spiritual Formation of Youth & Families (MDivYCC, MAYCC) 

  • Arnett, Jeffrey Jensen. *Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens through the Twenties. Oxford University Press, 2006 (ISBN 978-0195309379)
  • Clark, Chap. *Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers. Baker Academic, 2011 (ISBN 978-0801039416)
  • Estep, James R. and Jonathan H. Kim, eds. *Christian Formation: Integrating Theology and Human Development. B&H Academic, 2010 (ISBN 978-0805448382) 
  • Schweitzer, Friedrich L. The Postmodern Life Cycle: Challenges for Church and Theology. Christian Board of Publication, 2006. (ISBN 978-0827229983)

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