Semester 1, 2020
111 Biblical Interpretation
Recommended (but not essential) books for this course are:
Klein, W., Blomberg, C. and R. Hubbard, Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. 3rd edition; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017.
Duvall, Scott J. & J. Daniel Hays, Grasping God’s Word: A Hands-on Approach to Reading, Interpreting and Applying the Bible. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI.: Zondervan, 2012.
123 Old Testament: Eighth Century Prophets
No set text.
140 New Testament: Introduction
Keown, Mark J. Discovering the New Testament: An Introduction to its Background, Theology, and Themes. Vol. 1 The Gospels & Acts. Bellingham, WA: Lexham, 2018.
Keown, Mark J. Exploring the New Testament: Paul, Hebrews, the General Epistles, and Revelation. Auckland: Laidlaw, 2018. (Given as notes).
Also, highly recommended is:
DeSilva, David A. An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation. Nottingham, Eng.: Apollos, 2004.
149 New Testament: Epistles
Full course notes will be given including introductory material, verse by verse exegesis, and some thematic discussions.
Moo, Douglas J. Galatians. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013.
202 Theology: Christ and Revelation
O'Collins, S.J. Gerald, Christology: A Biblical, Historical, and Systematic Study of Jesus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
203 Theology: God and Creation
For Level 7 there is one required text: Young, W.P. The Shack. Los Angeles: Windblown Media, 2007.
For Level 6 there is no set textbook for this course, however access to one or more of the following is strongly recommended:
Allen, Michael and Scott R. Swain (eds). Christian Dogmatics. Grand Rapids, MI, Baker Academic, 2016.
Bird, Michael F. Evangelical Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.
Van der Kooi, Cornelis and Gijsbert van den Brink, Christian Dogmatics. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2017.
Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2013 (or another recent edition).
Horton, Michael. The Christian Faith. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011.
Habets, Myk. The Progressive Mystery: Tracing the Elusive Spirit in Scripture and Tradition. Bellingham: Lexham Press, 2019.
215 Beginning Theology
Recommended textbook is:
Harris, Brian. The Big Picture: Building Blocks of a Christian World View. Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2015.
460 Journeying into Ministry
Wilson, Michael Todd and Brad Hoffmann. Preventing Ministry Failure: A ShepherdCare Guide for Pastors, Ministers and Other Caregivers. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2007.
464 Leadership Dynamics
Cladis, George. Leading the Team-Based Church: How Pastors and Church Staffs Can Grow Together into a Powerful Fellowship of Leaders. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999.
505 Mission, Church and Community
Dixon, Nigel. Villages without Walls: An Exploration of the Necessity of Building Christian Community in a Post-Christian World. New Zealand: Vox Humana, 2010. NB: Electronic copies are available for a small fee.
The eBook is available for purchase on the Laidlaw website: https://www.laidlaw.ac.nz/products/villages-without-walls/
851 Innovative Teaching
Alaniz, K., Sikora, J., & Wilson, D. K. (2017). Digital media in today’s classrooms: the potential for meaningful teaching, learning, and assessment. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.
Starkey, L. (2012). Teaching and learning in the digital age. New York, NY: Routledge.
855 Inclusive Education
Berman, J., Graham, L., & Bellert, A. (2015). Sustainable learning: inclusive practices for 21st century classrooms. Port Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
857 Human Development
Drewery, W. & Clairborne, L. (2014). Human Development: Family, Place, Culture (2nd edition). North Ryde: McGraw Hill.
Balswick, J., King, P., and Reimer, K. (2016). The Reciprocating Self. Westmont: IVP.
900 Foundations of Relational Practice A
Tolan, J. (2017). Skills in person-centred counselling and psychotherapy (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Mearns, D., & Thorne, B. & McLeod. J. (2013). Person-centred counselling in action. (4th ed.) London, United Kingdom: SAGE.
Merry, T. & Lusty, B. (2015). Learning and being in person-centred counselling, (2nd ed.) (Recommended) Monmouth, United Kingdom: PCCS Books
902 Relational Theories and Practice A
McMenamin, D. (2018). Two islands and a boat: Finding and following a vision. Los Angeles, CA: CreateSpace
904 Integrated Practice A
McMillan, L., Penwarden, S. & Hunt, S. (Eds.). (2017). Stories of therapy, stories of faith. Eugene, Or: Wipf & Stock.
906 Personhood, Relationality and Faith
Olthuis, J. (2006). The beautiful risk: A new psychology of loving and being loved. Eugene, Oregon, Wipf & Stock Publishers.
Level 7 only
Hui, E. C. (2002). At the Beginning of Life: Dilemmas in Theological Bioethics. Downers Grove Illinois, InterVarsity Press.
911 Relationships and Family
Madsen, W. (2007). Collaborative therapy with multi-stressed families: From old problems to new futures. New York, NY: Guildford Press.
913 Counselling Children and Young People
Geldard, K. & Geldard, D. (2008) Counselling children: A practical introduction. (3rd Edition). London, United Kingdom: Sage.
Sharry, J. (2004). Counselling children, adolescents and families. London, United Kingdom: Sage.
White, M. & Morgan, A. (2006). Narrative therapy with children and their families. Adelaide: Australia: Dulwich Centre publications.
921 Theology of Suffering and Hope
Swinton, J. (2007). Raging with Compassion: Pastoral responses to the problem of evil. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
Wright, N. T. (2008). Surprised by hope: Rethinking heaven, the resurrection, and the mission of the church. New York, NY: HarperOne. (n.b. any printing of this book eg. 2011, 2018 is fine)
930 Professional Practice A
Crocket, K., Agee, M., Cornforth, S. (2011). Ethics in practice: A guide for counsellors. Auckland, New Zealand: Dunmore Press.
New Zealand Association of Counsellors. (2016). Code of ethics. Hamilton, New Zealand: Author.
New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association. (2018). Code of ethics. Auckland, New Zealand: Author.
932 Practicum A
Crocket, K., Agee, M. & Cornforth, S. (Eds.) (2011). Ethics in practice: A guide for counsellors. Wellington, New Zealand: Dunmore Publishing.