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.
  • “Taking Aim on 2000 AD,” by Robert Coote, an interpretive essay taken from Mission Handbook, 13th Edition, copyright 1986 by Missions Advanced Research and Communication Center, A Division of World Vision International, 919 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016.

Pauline Epistles course:

  • Sharpening the Focus of the Church, by Gene A. Getz, copyright 1984 by SP Publications, Inc. (original copyright 1975 by Moody Bible Institute), published by Victor Books, a division of SP Publications, Inc., Wheaton, IL 60187.
  • The Community of the King, by Howard A. Snyder, copyright 1977 by Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of the USA, published by InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL 60515.
  • Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church Leadership, by Alexander Strauch, copyright 1986, 1988 by Church Reform and Revitalization, Inc., published by Lewis and Roth Publisher, P.O. Box 569, Littleton, CO 80160–0569.
  • 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.
  • Worship in the Early Church, by Ralph P. Martin, copyright 1964 by Ralph P. Martin, published in the United States by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 255 Jefferson Ave., S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503 with special arrangement from Marshall, Morgan and Scott, London.

Essentials course:

  • Christian Thought Revisited: Three Types of Theology, by Justo L. Gonzalez, copyright 1989 by Justo L. Gonzalez, published by Abingdon Press, 201 Eighth Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37202.
  • Understanding Doctrine, by Alister E. McGrath, copyright 1990 by Alister McGrath, published by Zondervan Publishing House, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530. Originally published in England by Hodder and Stoughton Ltd.
  • Confessions and Catechisms of the Reformation, by Mark A. Noll, copyright 1991 by Baker Book House Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49516.

Leaders course:

  • Patterns of Ministry among the First Christians, by Kevin Giles, copyright 1989 by Kevin Giles, Collins Dove, a division of HarperCollinsPublishers (Australia), North Blackburn, Victoria 3130.
  • The Pauline Circle, by F. F. Bruce, copyright 1985 by F. F. Bruce, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503; The Paternoster Press Australia: Flemington Markets, NSW 2129; and South Africa: Oxford University Press, Cape Town.
  • 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.
  • How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth: A Guide for Understanding the Bible, by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart, copyright 1982 by the Zondervan Corporation, published by Academic Books, an imprint of Zondervan Publishing House, a division of Zondervan Corporation, 1415 Lake Drive, S.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506.
  • The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text: Interpreting and Preaching Biblical Literature, by Sidney Greidanus, copyright 1988 by Sydney Greidanus, published in the United States by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 255 Jefferson Ave. S.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503, published in Great Britain by Inter-Varsity Press, 38 De Montfort Street, Leicester, England LE1 7GP.

Interpreting II course:

  • Linguistics and Biblical Interpretation, by Peter Cotterell and Max Turner, copyright 1989 by Peter Cotterell and Max Turner, published by InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, Ilinois.
  • From One Language to Another: Functional Equivalence in Bible Translating, by Jan De Waard and Eugene Nida, copyright 1986 by Eugene A. Nida and Jan de Waard, published by Thomas Nelson, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Biblical Words and Their Meaning: An Introduction to Lexical Semantics, by Moises Silva, copyright 1983 by the Zondervan Corporation, published by Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Do It Yourself Hebrew and Greek: Everybody’s Guide to the Language Tools, by Edward W. Goodrick, copyright 1980 by Multnomah Press, Academie Books, published by Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax, by Bruce K. Waltke and M. O’Connor, copyright 1990 by Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake, Indiana.
  • Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek: A Survey of Basic Concepts and Applications, by David Alan Black, copyright 1988 by Baker Book House Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Intermediate New Testament Greek: A Linguistic and Exegetical Approach, by Richard A. Young, copyright 1994 by Broadman & Holman Publishers, published by Broadman & Holman Publishers, Nashville , Tennessee.
  • Lexical Semantics of the Greek New Testament: A Supplement to the Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament Based on Semantic Domains, by Eugene A. Nida and Johannes P. Louw, copyright 1992 Society of Biblical Literature, Scholars Press, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament: Based on Semantic Domains, Volume 1, Introduction and Domains, edited by Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nida, copyright 1988, United Bible Societies, New York, New York.
  • OT and NT Translator’s Handbooks (55 volumes, UBS) – In Logos Library System
  • Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study, by Frederick Danker, 4th edition, copyright 1993, 2003 Augsburg Fortress, published by Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Covenants course:

  • The Uses of the Old Testament in the New, by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., copyright 1985 by the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Illinois, published by Moody Press, a division of Moody Bible Institute.
  • 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.

Theology in Culture course:

  • Invitation to Cross-Cultural Theology, by William A. Dyrness, copyright 1992 by William A. Dyrness, published by Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530. (required)
  • Theologia: The Fragmentation and Unity of Theological Education, by Edward Farley, copyright 1983 by Fortress Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (required)
  • A Fundamental Practical Theology: Descriptive and Strategic Proposals, by Don S. Browning, copyright 1991 by Augsburg Fortress, 426 S. Fifth St., Box 1209, Minneapolis, MN 55440.
  • Education for Critical Consciousness, by Paulo Freire, copyright 1973 by Paulo Freire, published by The Continuum Publishing Company, 370 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017.

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.
  • Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture, by Brevard S. Childs, copyright 1979 by Brevard S. Childs, published by Fortress Press, Philadelphia.
  • An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination, by Walter Brueggemann, copyright 2003 by Walter Bruggemann, published by Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel, by Eugene H. Merrill, copyright 1987 by Baker Book House Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49516.
  • 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.
  • Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context, by John H. Walton, copyright 1989 by John H. Walton, published by Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Reading Biblical Narrative: An Introductory Guide, by Jan P. Fokkelman; copyright 1999 Deo Publishing; published by Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 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.
  • Toward an Old Testament Theology, by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., copyright 1978 by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., published by Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506.
  • Toward Old Testament Ethics, by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., copyright 1983 by The Zondervan Corporation, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530.
  • The Messiah in the Old Testament, by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., copyright 1995 by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., published by Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530.
  • Themes in Old Testament Theology, by William Dyrness, copyright 1979 by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Downers Grove, Illinois.
  • Old Testament Theology in a Canonical Context, by Brevard S. Childs, copyright 1985 by Brevard S. Childs, published by Fortress Press, Philadelphia.
  • Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy, by Walter Brueggemann, copyright 1997 Augsburg Fortress, published by Fortress Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • 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 New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, by Bart D. Ehrman; copyright 2000, 2004, 2008 by Bart D. Ehrman; published by Oxford University Press, Inc., New York, New York.
  • Fortress Introduction to the New Testament, by Gerd Theissen; Translation copyright 2003 by John Bowden; published by Fortress Press under license from T & T Clark, a Continuum imprint.
  • From Jesus to Christianity: How Four Generations of Visionaries & Storytellers Created the New Testament and Christian Faith, by L. Michael White; copyright 2004 by L. Michael White; published by HarperSanFrancisco, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, New York, New York.
  • The New Testament as Canon, by Brevard S. Childs; copyright 1984 by Brevard S. Childs; published by First Fortress Press, Philadelphia.
  • Theology of the New Testament, by Georg Strecker; copyright 2000 by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. Kg, Berlin and New York; published by Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Paul: Apostle to the Gentiles, by Jürgen Becker; English copyright 1993 Westminster / John Knox Press; published by Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments: Theological Reflection on the Christian Bible, by Brevard S. Childs; copyright 1992 Brevard S. Childs; 1993 edition published by First Fortress Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • The New Testament and the People of God, Volume 1 of the series Christian Origins and the Question of God, by N. T. Wright; copyright 1992 by Nicholas Thomas Wright; published by Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Jesus and the Victory of God, Volume 2 of the series Christian Origins and the Question of God by N. T. Wright; copyright 1996 by Nicholas Thomas Wright; published by Fortress Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • The Resurrection and the Son of God, Volume 3 of the series Christian Origins and the Question of God by N. T. Wright; copyright 2003 by Nicholas Thomas Wright; published by Fortress Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Theology in Civilization course:

  • Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, by Samuel P. Huntington.
  • The Next Christendom, by Philip Jenkins.
  • The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change, by Randall Collins.
  • Christianity: Essence, History and Future, by Hans Kung.
  • “Priority Seven” in the Seventh Priority Life Development Portfolio.
  • A World of Letters: Yale UniversityPress, 1908-2008, by Nicholas Basbanes.
  • Reinventing Knowledge: From Alexandria to the Internet, by Ian McNeely and Lisa Wolverton.
  • Great Christian Thinkers, by Hans Kung.
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