Leadership Series Courses

Acts course:

  • Planting Churches Cross Culturally: North America and Beyond, by David J. Hesselgrave,copyright 2000 by Baker Book House Company, Grand Rapids, MI 49516.

Pauline Epistles course:

  • Man and Woman in Christ: An Examination of the Roles of Men and Women in Light of the Scripture and the Social Sciences, by Stephen B. Clark, copyright 1980 by Stephen B. Clark, published by Servant Books, Box 8617, Ann Arbor, MI 48107.

Leaders course:

  • Missionary Methods: St Paul’s or Ours, by Roland Allen, copyright 1962, World Dominion Press, reprinted March 1986 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Interpreting I course:

  • Expository Hermeneutics: An Introduction, by Elliott E. Johnson, copyright 1990 by Elliott E. Johnson, published by Academie Books, an imprint of Zondervan Publishing House, a division of Zondervan Corporation, 1415 Lake Drive, S.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506.

Interpreting II course:

  • Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study, Frederick Danker, 4th edition, copyright 1993, 2003 Augsburg Fortress, published by Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Covenants course:

  • Continuity and Discontinuity: Perspectives on the Relationship Between the Old and New Testaments—Essays in Honor of S. Lewis Johnson, Jr., John S. Feinberg, editor, copyright 1988 by John S. Feinberg, published by Crossway Books, a division of Good News Publishers, Westchester, Illinois 60153.
  • Toward an Old Testament Theology, by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., copyright 1978 by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., published by Zondervan Publishing House, a division of the Zondervan Corporation, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506.

The Writings course:

  • A Survey of the Old Testament, by Andrew E. Hill and John H. Walton, copyright 1991 by Andrew E. Hill and John H. Walton, published by Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • An Introduction to the Old Testament, by Raymond B. Dillard and Tremper Longman III, copyright 1994 by Raymond B. Dillard and Tremper Longman III, published by Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Old Testament Survey: The Message, Form, and Background of the Old Testament, by William Sanford La Sor, David Allan Hubbard, and Frederic William Bush, copyright 1982 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503.
  • A History of Israel: From the Bronze Age Through Jewish Wars, by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., copyright 1998 by Walter C. Kaiser Jr., published by Broadman & Holman Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • The Promise Plan of God: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testament, Walter C. Kaiser Jr; copyright 1978, 2008 by Walter C. Kaiser Jr.; published by Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • An Old Testament Theology: An Exegetical, Canonical, and Thematic Approach, Bruce Waltke;* copyright 2007 by Bruce K. Waltke; published by Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Toward Rediscovering the Old Testament, by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., copyright 1987 by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., published by Academie Books, an imprint of Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49530.
  • Themes in Old Testament Theology, by William Dyrness, copyright 1979 by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Downers Grove, Illinois.
  • The Uses of the Old Testament in the New, by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., copyright 1985 by The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Moody Press, Chicago.

John course:

  • The Making of the New Testament: Origin, Collection, Text and Canon, by Arthur G. Patzia; copyright 1995 by Arthur G. Patzia; published by InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, Illinois.
  • Behind the Scenes of the New Testament, by Paul Barnett; copyright 1990 by Paul Barnett; published by InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, Illinois.
  • The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years (After Jesus: Vol. 1), by Paul Barnett; copyright 2005 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., published by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Paul: Missionary of Jesus (After Jesus: Vol. 2), by Paul Barnett; copyright 2008 by Paul Barnett; published by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • The Promise-Plan of God, by Walter Kaiser Jr., copyright 1978, 2008 by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., published by Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Theology in Civilization course:

  • Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, by Samuel P. Huntington.
  • The Next Christendom, by Philip Jenkins.

General Education "Integrated Core"

Language: The Crucial Connection course:

  • Empires of the World: A Language History of the World, Nicholas Ostler, copyright 2005 by Nicholas Ostler, published by Harper Perennial ofHarperCollins Publishers, New York
  • The Paideia Program: An Educational Syllabus—Essays by the Paideia Group, Preface & Introduction by Mortimer J. Adler, copyright 1984 by the Institute forPhilosophical Research, published by Macmillan Publishing Company, New York.
  • Liberal Arts for the Christian Life, edited by Jeffery C. Davis and Philip G. Ryken, copyright 2012 by Jeffery C. Davis and Philip G. Ryken, published by CrosswayBooks, Wheaton, IL.
  • The Harvard Classics in 365 Days: A Liberal Education in a Year! by Charles Elio and Amanda Kennedy, copyright, Kindle publisher Amanda Kennedy, 2014.
  • The Harvard Classics and Fiction Collection, Kindle publisher Aeterna Press, 2014.

Art: The Aesthetic Experience course:

  • Arts and the Creation of Mind, by Elliot W. Eisner, copyright 2002 by Elliot W. Eisner, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT.
  • The Paideia Program: An Educational Syllabus—Essays by the Paideia Group,Preface & Introduction by Mortimer J. Adler, copyright 1984 by the Institute forPhilosophical Research, published by Macmillan Publishing Company, New York.
  • Liberal Arts for the Christian Life, edited by Jeffery C. Davis and Philip G.Ryken, copyright 2012 by Jeffery C. Davis and Philip G. Ryken, published byCrossway Books, Wheaton, IL.
  • The Harvard Classics in 365 Days: A Liberal Education in a Year! by CharlesElio and Amanda Kennedy, copyright, Kindle publisher Amanda Kennedy,2014.
  • The Harvard Classics and Fiction Collection, Kindle publisher Aeterna Press,2014.

Heritage: The Living Past course:

  • The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, Samuel P. Huntington, copyright 1996 by Samuel P. Huntington, a Touchstone Book,published by Simon & Schuster, NY
  • The City: A Global History, by Joel Kotkin, published by Modern Library
  • The Paideia Program: An Educational Syllabus—Essays by the Paideia Group,Preface & Introduction by Mortimer J. Adler, copyright 1984 by the Institute forPhilosophical Research, published by Macmillan Publishing Company, New York.
  • Liberal Arts for the Christian Life, edited by Jeffery C. Davis and Philip G.Ryken, copyright 2012 by Jeffery C. Davis and Philip G. Ryken, published byCrossway Books, Wheaton, IL
  • The Harvard Classics in 365 Days: A Liberal Education in a Year! by CharlesElio and Amanda Kennedy, copyright, Kindle publisher Amanda Kennedy,2014.
  • The Harvard Classics and Fiction Collection, Kindle publisher Aeterna Press, 2014.

Institutions: The Social Web course:

  • The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, Thomas L. Friedman, copyright 2006 by Thomas L. Friedman, published by Farrar, Straus andGiroux, New York.
  • The Paideia Program: An Educational Syllabus—Essays by the Paideia Group,Preface & Introduction by Mortimer J. Adler, copyright 1984 by the Institute forPhilosophical Research, published by Macmillan Publishing Company, New York.
  • If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities, Benjamin R.Barber copyright 2013 by Benjamin R. Barber, published by Yale University Press,New Haven, CT
  • Liberal Arts for the Christian Life, edited by Jeffery C. Davis and Philip G.Ryken, copyright 2012 by Jeffery C. Davis and Philip G. Ryken, published byCrossway Books, Wheaton, IL.
  • The Harvard Classics in 365 Days: A Liberal Education in a Year! by CharlesElio and Amanda Kennedy, copyright, Kindle publisher Amanda Kennedy,2014.
  • The Harvard Classics and Fiction Collection, Kindle publisher Aeterna Press, 2014.

Nature: Ecology of the Planet course:

  • The Canon: A Whirlwind Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science, by Natalie Angier, copyright 2008, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston.
  • The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern Vocation, by StevenShapin, published by University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
  • The Paideia Program: An Educational Syllabus—Essays by the Paideia Group,Preface & Introduction by Mortimer J. Adler, copyright 1984 by the Institutefor Philosophical Research, published by Macmillan Publishing Company, NewYork. 
  • Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means forBusiness, Science, and Everyday Life by Albert-László Barabás, copyright 2003 by Albert-László Barabás, Published by Plume, a member of Penguin Group (USA)Inc., Cambridge, MA. 
  • Liberal Arts for the Christian Life, edited by Jeffery C. Davis and Philip G.Ryken, copyright 2012 by Jeffery C. Davis and Philip G. Ryken, published byCrossway Books, Wheaton, IL.
  • The Harvard Classics in 365 Days: A Liberal Education in a Year! by CharlesElio and Amanda Kennedy, copyright, Kindle publisher Amanda Kennedy,2014. 
  • The Harvard Classics and Fiction Collection, Kindle publisher Aeterna Press, 2014.

Work: The Value of Vocation course:

  • The Craftsman, Richard Sennett, copyright 2008 by Richard Sennett, published by Yale University Press, New Haven, CT
  • Shop Class as Soul Craft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work, Matthew B.Crawford, copyright 2009 by Matthew B. Crawford, published by The PenguinPress of the Penguin Group, New York.
  • The Paideia Program: An Educational Syllabus—Essays by the Paideia Group,Preface & Introduction by Mortimer J. Adler, copyright 1984 by the Institute forPhilosophical Research, published by Macmillan Publishing Company, New York.
  • The New Class Conflict, Joel Kotkin, copyright 2014 by Telos Press Publishing ,published by Telos Press Publishing, Candor, NY.
  • Why You Can’t Be Anything You Want to Be, Art Miller Jr., copyright 1999 byArthur F. Miller Jr., published by ZondervanPublishingHouse, Grand Rapids, MI.(Also published as The Power of Uniqueness)
  • The Harvard Classics in 365 Days: A Liberal Education in a Year! by CharlesElio and Amanda Kennedy, copyright, Kindle publisher Amanda Kennedy, 2014.
  • The Harvard Classics and Fiction Collection, Kindle publisher Aeterna Press,2014.

Identity: The Search for Meaning course:

  • Truth in Religion: The Plurality of Religions and the Unity of Truth: An Essay in the Philosophy of Religion, Mortimer J. Adler , copyright 1990 by Mortimer J.Adler; a Touchstone Book, published by Simon and Schuster, New York.
  • The Ethics of Authenticity, Charles Taylor, copyright 1991 by Charles Taylor,Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. 
  • The Paideia Program: An Educational Syllabus—Essays by the Paideia Group,Preface & Introduction by Mortimer J. Adler, copyright 1984 by the Institute forPhilosophical Research, published by Macmillan Publishing Company, New York.
  • Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis, copyright 1952 by Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.,published by Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., New York.
  • The Harvard Classics in 365 Days: A Liberal Education in a Year! by CharlesElio and Amanda Kennedy, copyright, Kindle publisher Amanda Kennedy, 2014.
  • The Harvard Classics and Fiction Collection, Kindle publisher Aeterna Press,2014.
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