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.
  • The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church, by Roland Allen, copyright 1962 by World Dominion Press, published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, MI.
  • The Ministry of the Spirit: Selected Writings of Roland Allen, edited by David M. Paton, World Dominion Press, 1960.

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.
  • The Emergence of the Church: Context, Growth, Leadership, and Worship, by Arthur Patzia; copyright 1990 by Encyclopedia Brittanica, Inc., published by Encyclopedia Brittanica, Inc., Chicago.

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.
  • The Emergence of the Church: Context, Growth, Leadership, and Worship, by Arthur Patzia; copyright 1990 by Encyclopedia Brittanica, Inc., published by Encyclopedia Brittanica, Inc., Chicago.

Preaching course:

  • St. Paul’s Theology of Rhetorical Style: An Examination of 1 Corinthians 2.1–5 in Light of First Century Greco-Roman Rhetorical Culture, by Michael A. Bullmore, copyright 1995 by Michael A. Bullmore, published by International Scholars Publications, Bethesda, MD.
  • Moral Exhortation, A Greco-Roman Sourcebook, by Abraham J. Malherbe, copyright 1986 by Abraham J. Malherbe, published by The Westminster Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Between Two Worlds: The Art of Preaching in the Twentieth Century, by John R. W. Stott, copyright 1982 by John Stott, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • “Paul and Greco-Roman Education” by Ronald F. Hock in Paul in the Greco-Roman World: A Handbook, edited by J. Paul Sampley, copyright 2003 by J. Paul Sampley, published by Trinity Press International, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  • “In Season and Out of Season,” chapter nine in Paul and the Popular Philosophers, by Abraham J. Malherbe, copyright 1989 Augsburg Fortress, Fortress Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • “Judeo-Christian Rhetoric,” chapter seven from Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times, second edition, revised and enlarged, by George A. Kennedy, copyright 1999 The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  • “Paul and Rhetorical Comparison,” Christopher Forbes in Paul in the Greco-Roman World: A Handbook, edited by J. Paul Sampley, copyright 2003 by J. Paul Sampley, published by Trinity Press International, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  • “Introduction” to The First Theologians: A Study in Early Christian Prophecy”, by Thomas W. Gillipse, copyright 1994 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • “Church as Household Gathering,” chapter three taken from Paul’s Idea of Community, revised edition, by Robert Banks; copyright 1994 by Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., Peabody, Massachusetts.
  • “The Rhythm of Conversation,” chapter fifteen in Reframing Paul: Conversations in Grace and Community, by Mark Strom, copyright 2000 by Mark Strom, published by InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, Illinois.
  • “Moving From Text to Sermon,” chapter two taken from Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible, by Thomas G. Long, copyright 1989 by Fortress Press, published by Fortress Press, Philadelphia.
  • “The Lord’s Supper,” chapter seven taken from Worship: Reformed According to Scripture, Revised and Expanded Edition, by Hughes Oliphant Old, copyright 2002 by Hughes Oliphant Old, Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • “Social Status, Public Speaking, and Private Teaching: The Circumstances of Paul’s Preaching Activity,” S. Stowers, Novum Testamentum, Vol. 26, pages 59–82 (1984).

Shepherding course:

  • Paul and the Thessalonians: The Philosophical Tradition of Pastoral Care, by Abraham J. Malherbe, copyright 1987 by Abraham J. Malherbe, published by Augsburg Fortress, 426 S. Fifth Street, Box 1209, Minneapolis, MN 55440.
  • Victory Over the Darkness: Realizing the Power of Your Identity in Christ, by Neil T. Anderson, copyright 1990 by Regal Books, published by Regal Books, a division of GL Publicaitons, Ventura, CA 93006
  • The Bondage Breaker, by Neil T. Anderson, copyright 1990 by Harvest House Publishers, published by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, OR 97402.
  • Released From Bondage, by Neil T. Anderson, copyright 1991 by Neil T. Anderson, published by Here's Life Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 1576, San Bernardino, CA 93402
  • Counselor's Guide to the Brain and Its Disorders: Knowing the Difference Between Disease and Sin, by Edward T. Welch, copyright 1991 by Edward T. Welch, published by Zondervan Publishing House, Academic and Professional Books, 1415 Lake Srive, S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49506.
  • "Integration or Inundation?" chapter eight by David Powlison, taken from Power Religion: The Selling Out of the Evangelical Church?, edited by Michael Scott Horton, copyright 1992 by Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, used by permission from Moody Press, a division of Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL.
  • "A Christian Critique," chapter eight taken from Psychology as Religion: The Cult of Self-worship, by Paul C. Vitz, copyright 1977 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 255 Jefferson Ave. S.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503, used by permission from the publisher.
  • "A Better Way: Christ Is My Worth," chapter ten by Don Matzat, taken from Power Religion: The Selling Out of the Evangelical Church?, edited by Michael Scott Horton, copyright 1992 by Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, used by permission from Moody Press, a division of Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL.
  • "Codependency and the Cult of Self," chapter nine by Edward Welch, taken from Power Religion: The Selling Out of the Evangelical Church?, edited by Michael Scott Horton, copyright 1992 by Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, used by permission from Moody Press, a division of Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL.
  • "The Care of Souls," chapter thirteen taken from Pastoral Theology: Essentials of Ministry, by Thomas C. Oden, copyright 1983 by Thomas C. Oden, used by permission from HarperCollins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022.
  • "The Work of the Holy Spirit in Comfort, Admonition, and Discipline," chapter fourteen taken from Pastoral Theology: Essentials of Ministry, by Thomas C. Oden, copyright 1983 by Thomas C. Oden, used by permission from HarperCollins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022.
  • "The Cure of Souls," chapter one taken from How to Counsel from Scripture, by Martin and Deidre Bobgan, copyright 1985 by Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, used by permission from Moody Press, a division of Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL.
  • "A Place for Change," chapter two taken from How to Counsel from Scripture, by Martin and Deidre Bobgan, copyright 1985 by Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, used by permission from Moody Press, a division of Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL.

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.
  • Validity in Interpretation, by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.; copyright 1967 by Yale University, published by Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Toward an Exegetical Theology: Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching, by Walter Kaiser, copyright 1981 by Baker Book House, published by Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, MI.

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, Frederick Danker, 4th edition, copyright 1993, 2003 Augsburg Fortress, published by Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Habits of the Heart course:

  • Redeeming the Routines: Bringing Theology to Life, by Robert Banks, copyright 1993 by Victor Books/SP Publications, Inc., 1825 College Avenue, Wheaton, Illinois 60187.
  • Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling, by James W. Sire, copyright 2000 by James W. Sire, InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, Illinois.
  • The Prymer: The Prayer Book of the Medieval Era Adapted for Contemporary Use, translated and adapted by Robert E. Webber, copyright 2000 by Robert E. Webber, published by Paraclete Press, Brewster, Massachusetts. This is excellent to read to understand the concept of daily, weekly, and yearly rhythms.
  • The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity, edited by Robert Banks and R. Paul Stevens, copyright 1997 by Robert Banks and R. Paul Stevens, published by InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, Illinois. This book is not required reading but should be purchased and perused.
  • Sacred Reading: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina, by Michael Casey, copyright 1995 by Michael Casey, published by Liguori/Triumph, an imprint of Liguori Publications, Liguori, Missouri.

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.
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