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Fall 2016 Semester
 (Fall term includes January Intercession.  Winter term includes Spring Session.)

List of Required Textbooks

(as of July 4, 2016)

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BI 412 Biblical Hermeneutics (ONLINE)

  • Klein, William W., Craig L. Blomberg, and Robert L. Hubbard, Jr., with Kermit A. Ecklebarger.  Introduction to Biblical Interpretation.  2d ed.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2004.
  • Guide for Research and Writing (SBL style) is required.  This is available online on the seminary web site, as well on the Moodle site for the course.

CH 420 Church History to 1500

  • Diarmaid MacCulloch, Christianity: the First Three Thousand Years, Penguin Books, 2011

MI 432 Integral Mission: God’s Mission for God’s People

  • Flemming, Dean. Recovering the Full Mission of God: A Biblical Perspective on Being, Doing and Telling. IVP Academic, 2013. (Kindle edition available on BS 680 E86 F54 2013
  • Kirk, J.  Andrew.  What is Mission? Theological Explorations.  Fortress Press, 2000. [Available as a Kindle electronic download at BV 2061 K57 2000
  • Canadian Baptist Ministries. Wordeed: An Integral Mission Primer.  Castle Quay Books, 2012. Available at and as a download on our course web site.

MI 545 Evangelism and Church Planting

  • Bowen, John P. Evangelism for “Normal” People: Good News for Those Looking for a Fresh Approach. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 2002. [224 pages] Also available on Kindle.
  • Stone, Bryan P. Evangelism After Christendom: The Theology and Practice of Christian Witness. Grand Rapids, Mich: Brazos Press, 2007. [335 pages] Also available on Kindle.
  • Payne, J.D. Discovering Church Planting: An Introduction to the Whats, Whys, and Hows of Global Church Planting. Paternoster, 2009. [458 pages] Also available on Kindle.

MI 639 Gospel and Culture

  • Kenneson, Philip D.  Life on the Vine: Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit in Christian Community.  InterVarsity, 1999. BV 4501 .2 K434 1999
  • Legrand, Lucien.  The Bible on Culture: Belonging or Dissenting?  Orbis, 2000. BS 521 .88 L44 2000
  • Richards, E. Randolph and Brandon J. O’Brien. Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible. IVP, 2012 BS 511 .3 R523 2012

NT 416 New Testament Introduction

  • Powell, Mark Allan.  Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009.  Hardcover, ISBN (13): 9780801028687. Ebook (ePub format), ISBN (13): 9781441207043OT 614 Wisdom Literature
  • Crenshaw, James L.  Old Testament Wisdom: An Introduction.  3d ed.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2010.
  • Bartholomew, Craig G., and Ryan P. O’Dowd.  Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2011.

 NT 613 Romans

  • Gorman, Michael J. Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015.
  • Sumney, Jerry L. Editor. Reading Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Atlanta: SBL, 2012

OT417 Old Testament Introduction (January 2017 Modular Course)

  • Dillard, Raymond B., and Tremper Longman III.  An Introduction to the Old Testament.  2d ed.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006.

PC 431 Personal Development and Ministry

  • Bellous, J. E. and D. Sheffield. Conversations that Change Us. Toronto: Clements, 2008. (Sold to students by Dr. Bellous in class)
  • Lencioni, P. Five Temptations of a CEO. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998. (Indigo; Amazon)
  • Scazzero, P. The Emotionally Healthy Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010. (Indigo; Amazon)
  • Farber-Robinson, A. Learning While Leading. Alban Institute Publication, 2000. (Indigo; Amazon)

PL 633 Essentials of Christian Leadership (January 2017 Modular Course)

  • Brady, Chris, & Orrin Woodward. Launching a Leadership Revolution. New York: Business Plus, 2005.
  • Ford, Leighton. Transforming Leadership: Jesus’ Way of Creating Vision, Shaping Values & Empowering Change. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1991.
  • Malphurs, Aubrey. Leading Leaders. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005
  • Sinek, Simon. Start With Why. New York: Penguin, 2009.

PW 631 Christian Worship

  • Cherry, Constance, M. The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services. Baker Academic, 2010.
  • Dyrness, William A. A Primer On Christian Worship: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We Can Go. Eerdmans, 2009.
  • Smith, James K.A. You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit. Brazos Press: Baker Publishing Group, 2016.

TH 531 Systematic Theology I: God, Creation and the Fall

  • Grenz, Stanley. Theology for the Community of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000.
  • Rauser, Randal. Faith Lacking Understanding: Theology Through a Glass Darkly. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2008. [Available for purchase from Dr. Rauser for $10]
  • Sanders, Fred. The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010.
  • Tennent, Timothy C. Theology in the Context of World Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI:          Zondervan, 2007.

TH 543 Theology of Justice

  • Clawson, Julie. Everyday Justice. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2009.
  • Corbett, Steve and Brian Fikkert. When Helping Hurts. Chicago, IL: Moody Press 2012.
  • Marshall, Christopher D. Beyond Retribution: A New Testament Vision for Justice, Crime, and Punishment. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing, 2001.
  • Wink, Walter. Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1992. (selections)
  • Wright, N.T. How God Became King. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers, 2012. (selections)

TSL 414 Methods and Materials

  • Hedge, Tricia. Teaching & Learning in the Language Classroom. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000

W 431 Introduction to Preaching

  • Robinson, Haddon.  Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages. 3rd ed.  Baker Academic, 2014.
  • Stott, John R. W.  Between Two Worlds.  Eerdmans, 1982.
  • Sunukjian, Donald.  Invitation to Biblical Preaching: Proclaiming Truth with Clarity and Relevance. Kregel, 2007.

Winter Textbooks 2017

Winter 2017 Semester
 (Fall term includes January Intercession.  Winter term includes Spring Session.)

List of Required Textbooks

(as of October 17, 2016)

pdfView Textbook list as PDF

Adult Learning in Spiritual Care Contexts (PC 535)

  • Adler, M and C. Van Doren. How to Read a Book (Touchstone, 2014). (Indigo, Amazon)
    ISBN-10: 1476790159

  • Bellous, J. E. Educating Faith (Toronto: Clements, 2006; Tall Pine, 2015). (Indigo, Available In Class) ISBN-10: 0981014925

  • Brookfield, S. Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. Jossey-Bass, 1995. (Indigo, Amazon)
    ISBN-10: 0787901318

  • Farber-Robinson, A. Learning While Leading. Alban Institute Publication, 2000. (Amazon)
    ISBN-10: 1566992303

  • Mezirow, J. Learning as Transformation. Jossey-Bass, 2000. (Indigo, Amazon)
    ISBN-10: 0787948454

The Art of Preaching (PW 538)

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Christian Encounter with World Religions (WR 523)

  • Markham, Ian S. with Christy Lohr, eds.  A World Religions Reader.  3rd Ed.  Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2009. ISBN (13): 978-1405171090 (paper)

  • Robinson, Thomas A. and Hillary Rodrigues, eds.  World Religions: A Guide to the Essentials.  2nd Ed.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2014. ISBN (13): 978-0801049712 (paper or e-book)

Christian Ethics (TH 526)

  • Glen H. Stassen and David P. Gushee. Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context Second Ed. (Eerdmans, 2016). ISBN: 978-0-8028-7421-4

  • Richard B. Hayes, The Moral Vision of The New Testament (Harper, 1996) BS 2545 E8 H39 1996 – MVNT. ISBN - 10:006063796X

  • Jonathan R. Wilson, Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World Second Edition (Wipf & Stock, 2010). ISBN: 9781556358982

  • John H. Yoder, Body Politics (Herald Press, 2003)

Church History Since 1500 (CH 422)

                  (textbook list not yet available – please check back)


Educational Task of the Church (CE 532)

  • Adler, M and C. Van Doren. How to Read a Book (Touchstone, 2014). (Indigo, Amazon)
    ISBN-10: 1476790159

  • Bellous, J. E. Educating Faith (Edmonton, AB: Tall Pine, 2012). (425 pages, available in class.)
    ISBN-10: 0981014925

Essentials of Christian Leadership (PL 633)

                  (textbook list not yet available – please check back)


Greek & Hebrew Skills (BI 514)

  • William D. Mounce.  Greek for the Rest of Us: The Essentials of Biblical Greek.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.  ISBN-10: 0310277108

Jeremiah (OT 616)

  • Brown, Michael L.   “Jeremiah.”  Pages 21-640 in vol. 7 of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary.  Rev. ed.  Edited by Tremper Longman III and David E. Garland.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008.
    ISBN-10: 0310234999

  • Wright, Christopher J. H.  The Message of Jeremiah: Against Wind and Tide.  The Bible Speaks Today.  Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2014. ISBN-10: 0830824391

Motifs in Biblical Theology (BI 512)

  • Bartholomew, Craig G., and Michael W. Goheen.  The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story.  2d ed.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2014.   Also available on Kindle.
    ISBN-10: 0801049563

  • Clowney, Edmund P.  Preaching and Biblical Theology.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1961, 1979.  Repr., Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R, 2002.  (I have a number of copies available for purchase for $10.)
    ISBN-10: 0875521452

  • Longman, Tremper III, and Daniel G. Reid.  God Is a Warrior.  Studies in Old Testament Biblical Theology.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.  Repr., Eugene, Oreg., Wipf & Stock, 2003.  Also available on Kindle. ISBN-10: 0310494613

  • Poythress, Vern S.  Symphonic Theology: The Validity of Multiple Perspectives in Theology.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1987.  Repr., Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R, 2001. 
    ISBN-10: 0875525172  You may also access this book free online at:

  • Strom, Mark.  The Symphony of Scripture: Making Sense of the Bible’s Many Themes.  Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1990.  Repr., Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R, 2001.
    ISBN-10: 0875521924

Old Testament Introduction (OT 417)

                  (textbook list not yet available – please check back)


Pastor as Leader (PL 634)

  • On Becoming a Pastor; Derek Prime & Alistair Begg; Moody Press; 2013
    ISBN-13: 978-0-8024-3122-6

  • Leadership Essentials; Greg Ogden & Daniel Meyer; IVP Connect; 2007
    ISBN: 978-0-8308-1097-0

Spiritual Formation (PT 540)

  • Foster, Richard and James Bryan Smith, eds. Devotional Classics: Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups.  San Francisco: Harper, 2005. BV 4801 D39 1993.
    ISBN: 978-0-06-077750-0

  • Nouwen, Henri.  The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God Through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence. New York: Ballantine.  2005. BV 4011 N682 1981. ISBN-10: 0345463358

  • Rolheiser, Ronald. The Passion and the Cross. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2015.
    ISBN-10: 1616368128

  • Taylor, Barbara Brown. An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith. New York: HarperCollins. 2009. Available as eBook at  BX 5995 T26 A3 2009.  ISBN-10: 0061370479

  • Thompson, Marjorie.  Soul Feast. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, Rev. Ed., 2016. Available as Kindle eBook at BV 4501.2 .T495 1995.
    ISBN-10: 0664239242

Systematic Theology 2 (TH 532)

  • Beilby, James and Paul R. Eddy, eds. The Nature of Atonement: Four Views. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2006. ISBN-10: 0830825703

  • Grenz, Stanley. Theology for the Community of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000.
    ISBN-10: 0802847552

  • Rauser, Randal. Faith Lacking Understanding: Theology Through a Glass Darkly. Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2008. [This textbook is available for purchase from Dr. Rauser for $10.]
    ISBN-10: 184227547X

  • Tennent, Timothy C. Theology in the Context of World Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2007. ISBN-10: 0310275113

Theology of Calling (SF 524)

  • Allender, Dan. To be Told: Know Your Story, Shape Your Future. NY: Waterbrook Press, 2006, 240 pp. ISBN-10: 1578569516

  • Guinness, Os. The Call: Finding and Fulfilling Your Central Purpose in Life. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2003, 304 pp. ISBN-10: 0849944376

  • Mohler,  R. Albert. The Call to Ministry. Louisville: SBTS Press, 2013, 126 pp.
    ISBN-10: 0615901034

  • Palmer, Parker. Let Your Life Speak: Listening For the Voice of Vocation. New York: Jossey Bass, 1999, 128 pp. ISBN-10: 0787947350

  • Smith, Gordon T. Courage and Calling: Reaching Your God Given Potential. Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2011, 260 pp. ISBN-10: 0830835547

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Taylor Graduation Banquet

The Class of 2015 represents the 35th Graduating Class from Taylor Seminary, and they welcome friends, family and fellow students to celebrate with them as they prepare to graduate. Special music will be provided by the Bluegrass Break Band, featuring Aaron Au.

Tickets are $35, or $10 for children aged 5-10.

May 2, 2015

6:00 PM

West Meadows Baptist Church

Contact the Taylor General Office for tickets: 780-431-5201.


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