Master of Divinity Core One:
Competency in Scripture


CS701:  Competence in the Old Testament
This course provides an accelerated overview of the Old Testament.

Panorama of the Old Testament… Thomas R. Rodgers

CS702: Competence in the New Testament
This course provides an accelerated overview of the New Testament.

No textbook required.

Master of Divinity Core Two: Ministry Major Curriculum

Courses and Textbooks

BS701: Biblical Theology
The Ways of Our God: An Approach to Biblical Theology… Charles H.H. Scobie

Biblical Theology: Issues, Methods, and Themes… James J. Mead

BS702: Old Testament Theology
Dominion and Dynasty: A Biblical Theology of the Hebrew Bible
… Stephen G. Dempster

Preaching the Old Testament: A Lectionary Commentary… Ronald J. Allen and Clark M. Williamson

PM703: Pastoral Ministry
Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication… Andy Stanley and Lane Jones

Telling the Old, Old Story: The Art of Narrative Preaching… David L. Larsen

PM704: The Bible and Ministry
Holy Bible, Human Bible: Questions Pastors Must Ask (Using the Bible in Pastoral Ministry)… Gordon Oliver

The Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship: A Brief Introduction and Guide to Resources (Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies)... John D. Witvliet

CC702: Christian Counseling
Christian Counseling: An Introduction… Maloney and Augsburger

Seeing the Word: Refocusing New Testament Study (Studies in Theological Interpretation)… Markus N. A. Bockmuehl

PM705: Family Ministry
Family Ministry… Charles M. Sell

Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey (Encountering Biblical Studies)… Walter Elwelland Robert Yarbrough

PM706: Mentoring
Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry… Barton and Ford

Witness to the Gospel: The Theology of Acts (Theology, Biblical Studies)… I. Howard Marshall

BS704: Hermeneutics
An Introduction to Evangelical Hermeneutics… Mel Couch

The Apologetics Study Bible: Understand Why You Believe… Ted Cabal, Chuck Colson, Norm Geisler, and Hank Hanegraaff

Alternative Textbooks List

BS701: Biblical Theology
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine… Wayne A. Grudem

Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology… Gary T. Meadows; Stanley N. Gundry; Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.; and Daniel M. Doriani

Salvation Belongs to the Lord: An Introduction to Systematic Theology… John M. Frame

Encountering Theology of Missions: Biblical Foundations, Historical Developments, and Contemporary Issues… Craig Ott

BS702: Old Testament Theology
Everlasting Dominion: A Theology of the Old Testament… Eugene H. Merrill

Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel… Eugene H. Merrill

PM703: Pastoral Ministry
Practical Guide for Life and Ministry: Overcoming 7 Challenges Pastors Face… David Horner

Pastoral Ministry According to Paul: a Biblical Vision… James Thompson

Empowered Church Leadership: Ministry in the Spirit According to Paul… Brian J. Dodd

PM704: The Bible and Ministry
He Came Down from Heaven: The Pre-existence of Christ and the Christian Faith… Douglas McCready

Apologetic Preaching: Proclaiming Christ to a Postmodern World… Craig A. Loscalzo

The Dynamics of Pastoral Care (Ministry Dynamics for a New Century)… David Wiersbe

CC702: Christian Counseling
Theology of Christian Counseling... Jay E. Adams

Competent Christian Counseling, Volume One; Foundations and Practice of Compassionate Soul Care… Timothy Clinton and George Ohlschlager

PM705: Family Ministry
I Have a Plan: a Pastor’s Guide to Counseling Troubled Marriages… Charles L. Rassieur

The Biblical Basis of Christian Counseling for People Helpers: Relating the Basic Teachings of Scripture to People’s Problems… Gary Collins

PM706: Mentoring
Religious Ethics and Pastoral Care… Don S. Browning

BS704: Hermeneutics
Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation… Graeme Goldsworthy

Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture: The Application of Biblical Theology to Expository Preaching… Graeme Goldsworthy

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