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Ray Of Hope 
Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Vocational Ministry Training Program
Academic Reading Requirements as of October 15, 2000

one book added 4/11/01  updated July 5, 2016
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26) Outline: Introduction To Christian Worship by James F. White. 
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Reaction papers may be used for material covered in Colloquium. 
Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
Introduction to Christian Worship
Description: Two thousand years of Christian worship at your fingertips! In this revision of his soon-to-be classic textbook, White traces the historical development of worship in the church---paying special attention to time, space, daily public prayer, sacraments, Christian initiation, and the Eucharist. A balanced introduction acclaimed by Protestants and Catholics alike! 317 pages, softcover from Abingdon.
 By: James F. White
Type: Trade Paperback
Number of Pages: 317
Publication Date: 1998
ISBN: 068719508X
Available at Amazon:
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27) Outline: Church Architecture: Building and Renovating For Christian Worship by James F. White & Susan J. White. 
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Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
Available from OSL Publications 
P.O. Box 22279 Akron, OH 44302-0079. 
ISBN 1-878009-34-6

Available at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Church-Architecture-Building-Renovating-Christian/dp/1878009346

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28) Write a timeline featuring main points from each year as presented in Long Road To Freedom: The Advocate History Of The Gay and Lesbian Movement
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Edited by Mark Thompson ISBN 0-312-09536-8 
St Martin's Press, New York. 
Brother has some copies on hand.
Available at Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=The+Advocate+History+Of+The+Gay+and+Lesbian+Movement

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29) Outline: When Women Were Priests by Karen Jo Torjesen.

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Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.

Description: (PUBHarperCollins)"Using a wealth of primary historical documents, Torjesen demonstrates that women became priests or presbyters, deacons or ministers, apostles, prophets, teachers and even bishops in the early church and were eventually suppressed. "Essential reading,"---Theology Today. 278 pages, softcover. 
When Women Were Priests
By: Karen Jo Torjesen
Type: Trade Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Harpercollins Publishing
ISBN: 0060686618
CBD Stock Number: WW86618
Retail Price: $14.99
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30) Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on:
Homosexuality and the Bible using the information on our website as well as chapters 4,5, and 6 of
"Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality"
by John Boswell 
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ISBN- 0-226-06711-4 
University Of Chicago press. 
Brother has some copies
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AND USING "The Church And The Homosexual"

by John J. Mc Neill 
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ISBN 0-8070-7931-6 
Beacon Press. 
Brother has a few copies.
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To be added: study of the historical record and studies on polity.

Other books or studies may be required at a later date. This list may be updated at any time. 

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31) Write a paper on the book;
The Life Of C.I. Scofield by Charles Gallaudet Trumball. 
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Available from Christian Book Gallery 
9066 Knickerbocker 
St. John, Indiana 46373 
or from Brother.

32) Outline: The Sacraments in Protestant Practice and Faith
by James F. White.

The Sacraments in Protestant Practice and Faith   -     By: James F. White
Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
Description: (PUBAbingdon)We tend to forget the innovations the Reformers made in the way congregations worshiped. White, however, hasn't, and canvasses all the major transformations during the last 500 years, citing both leading thinkers and the liturgical texts themselves, in this sweeping, easy-to-follow overview. 208 pages, softcover. 

The Sacraments in Protestant Practice and Faith
By: James F. White
Type: Trade Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 0687067069
CBD Stock Number: WW67069
Dimensions: 9 X 6
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33) Outline: Documents In Christian Worship
by James F. White.

Documents of Christian Worship   -     By: James F. White
Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
Description: (PUBWestminster/John Knox)A far-ranging anthology of some 200 documents illustrating major turning points in liturgical understanding. ''Will doubtless become a standard reference in seminaries as well as for pastors who want to refresh their memories on the historical definitions and controversies surrounding worship.''---Worship Works. 257 pages, paper.

DOCUMENTS/CHRISTIAN WORSHIP
By: James F. White
Type: Trade Paperback
Number of Pages: 257
Vendor: Westminster / John Knox
Publication Date: 1992
ISBN: 0664253997
CBD Stock Number: WW25399
Dimensions: 6 X 9
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34) Outline: Protestant Worship Traditions In Transition 
by James F. White.
Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam. 
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PROTESTANT WORSHIP: Traditions in Transition
By: James F. White
Type: Trade Paperback
Vendor: Westminster / John Knox
ISBN: 0664250378
CBD Stock Number: WW25037
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35) Outline: Roman Catholic Worship: Trent To Today
by James F. White.

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Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam. 
Description: This book is written to explore just what did occur in those four hundred years before Vatican II and how the stage was set for all the changes that have come about since the Second Vatican Council. 
 Roman Catholic Worship: Trent to Today
By: James F. White
Type: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 0809135884
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36) Outline: Heaven On Earth? The Social & Political Agendas of Dominion Theology. 
By Bruce Barron.

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Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.

Heaven on Earth?
Description: Dominion theology or ''reconstructionism'' teaches that civil law should be grounded in a literal reading of the Bible, especially the Old Testament legal code. Are the reconstructionists right---and will they gain dominion over American society? Analyzing dominion theology in a down-to-earth way, Barron examines how we should apply the Old Testament to our time and proposes alternative tactics for Evangelical political action. 192 pages, softcover from Zondervan.

By: Bruce Barron
Type: Trade Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Publication Date: 1992
ISBN: 0310536111
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37) Write a summary report on A Handbook On Tongues Interpretation & Prophecy by Don Basham. 
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Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.

Tongues Interpretation & Prophecy
Description: Don Basham answers 27 questions about tongues, interpretation, and prophecy, among them: Why do so many Spirit-baptized Christians experience only the gift of speaking in tongues? Is everyone supposed to speak in tongues? Does the gift of prophecy always contain prediction about the future?

By: Don Basham
Type: Mass Paperback
Number of Pages: 123
ISBN: 0883683954

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38) Write a summary report on A Handbook On Holy Spirit Batpism by Don Basham. 
A Handbook on Holy Spirit Baptism   -     By: Don Basham
Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
Description: A Handbook on the Holy Spirit Baptism answers the most pertinent and often-asked questions about receiving and ministering this special empowering of God's Spirit. Don Basham is a well-known author, teacher, and international speaker. 

A Handbook on Holy Spirit Baptism
By: Don Basham
Type: Mass Paperback
Number of Pages: 153
Vendor: Whitaker House Publishers
ISBN: 0883680033
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39) Outline: Eunuchs For The Kingdom Of Heaven: Women, Sexuality, and the Catholic Church 

by Uta Ranke-Heinemann. 
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Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.

Available from Double Day, New York. 
Order through any bookstore. 
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40) Outline: Same-Sex Unions in Pre-Modern Europe 

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by John Boswell. 
Villard Books, NY 1994. 
ISBN 0-679-43228-0. 
Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.

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41) Create a teacher's outline for instruction on Reader's Digest After Jesus: The Triumph Of Christianity.
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ISBN 0-89577-392-9. 

Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
Available now at Border's for $4.99

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42) Outline Ministerial Ethics: Being a good minister in a not-so-good world.

By Joe E. Trull & James E. Carter. 
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Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam. 

Description: Every minister needs a trusted, practical guide to professional responsibility---and this is it. Trull and Carter combine more than 50 years of pastoral experience to help you make moral decisions in both your personal and professional life. They even offer instruction for writing a code of ethics, and include sample codes from various denominations. 256 pages, softcover from Broadman & Holman.

Ministerial Ethics: Being a Good Minister in a Not So Good World
By: Joe Trull
Type: Trade Paperback
Number of Pages: 256

ISBN: 0805410562
Available at Amazon:
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43) Outline Sexual Misconduct In Counseling And Ministry: Ten Policies to Prevent Sexual Abuse, Taking Action Toward Violators, Help and Healing for Victims, Easing The Impact On Children, Understanding Legal Issues. 
By Peter Mosgofian and George Ohlschlager. 
1995 by Word, Incorporated. 
ISBN 0-8499-1073-0 
Available through Cokesbury.
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Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam. 
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44) Outline Betrayal Of Trust: Sexual Misconduct In The Pastorate. 
By Stanley J. Grenz and Roy D. Bell. 
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InterVarsity Press, 1995 
Available through Cokesbury.

Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
Available at Amazon:
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45) Write a detailed report on the book Lying: Moral Choice In Public and Private Life.
By Sissela Bok. Vintage Books, 1989.
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ISBN 0-679-72470-2. 
Available through any bookstore.

Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
Available at Amazon:
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46) Write a detailed report on the book How Could You Do This To Me: Learning To Trust After Betrayal
by Dr. Jane Greer. 
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ISBN 0-385-49011-9 
Available in any bookstore. 
Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
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47) Outline the book One Lord, One Faith

by Rex A. Koivisto
ISBN 1-56476-076-6 
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Description: Jesus said he would build one church. So why are there so many diverse groups within the body of Christ? Koivisto explains how a fresh understanding of core orthodoxy can help you do your part in developing unity in today's church . . . and fulfilling God's will. 408 pages, hardcover from Victor.

One Lord, One Faith: A Theology for Cross-Denominational Renewal
By: Rex Koivisto
Type: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 408
ISBN: 080102126X
Available at Amazon:
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Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam. 

48) Theocratic Kingdom by George H. Peters
Complete an open book exam with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on the three volume series:

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Description:
"The most exhaustive, thoroughly annotated and logically arranged study of Biblical prophecy that appeared in our country during the nineteenth century" (Wilbur M. Smith, preface). The Theocratic Kingdom is a momumental 3-volume work now back in print from Kregel Publications. Regular list price of $149.99.

Kregel Publication priced now at $129.99! http://gospelcom.net/kregel/usedbooks/index.html
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49) The following book is required reading during the first year as a Ministry Candidate We have discovered an excellent book that takes apart each of the verses that are supposed to be indicators that the Bible and God is sending all people other than heterosexuals to Hell and shows using the LITERAL method of interpretation this is not what God says. As you know, Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ uses the same exact resources as every fundamentalist and conservative pastor. We use their own resources to show the Bible does not judge us as the pastors say it does. The shocking truth is they have to know the Bible does not cast this on us and that of course means they are not telling the truth. The book is "Openly Gay Openly Christian: How the Bible Really is Gay Friendly" by Rev. Samuel Kader. The book is published by Leyland Publications - San Francisco, 1999. We do have copies available for sale if you email or call us.

 

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To pick up Rev. Kaderís book click HERE
Rev. Kader does an outstanding job of showing the verses in their original languages of Greek and Hebrew using the Strong's Concordance, and all the other conservative resources. This book supports what all the other study sources we use show, namely that the conservative Christians are not telling the truth. Conservative pastors and theologians know beyond a doubt that there is a tradition of human opinion that has enslaved the true study of the Word Of God when it comes to sexuality. Human tradition attempts to rewrite the Bible and say that any sexual orientation other than Heterosexuality is condemned in the Scripture. This is not true when you study the verses in Hebrew and Greek. We highly recommend Rev. Kader's book as well as the other resources listed on our pages on Homosexuality and the Bible. Visit our pages on this subject by clicking here:
Homosexuality, Bisexuality, Transgender and the Bible - NOT CONDEMNED IN SCRIPTURE! CLICKHERE.


50) Things To Come

 

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Things to Come: A Study in Biblical Eschatology Hardcover Ė July 19, 1965 now available in Kindle, hard and soft cover.  Many used book process available as well.

by J. Dwight Pentecost

Because of the prominence of prophecy in Scripture, many excellent books have appeared dealing with prophetic subjects. Until recently, however, the treatment of prophecy has been either apologetic or expository, and prophetic themes have been developed individually apart from their relation to the whole revealed prophetic program. Much of our knowledge has been only fragmentary and unrelated. Dr. Dwight Pentecostís monumental text, Things to Come, has changed all that. In this massive, highly successful book, Dr. Pentecost has synthesized the whole field of prophecy into a unified biblical doctrine, a systematic and complete biblical eschatology. With nearly a quarter of a million copies sold, Things to Come has earned its place in the library of the pastor, the scholar, and the seminarian or Bible institute student. In addition, it offers a comprehensive and accessible study for anyone interested in the important subject of biblical prophecy.

From the Author

J. Dwight Pentecost is distinguished professor of Bible exposition emeritus at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he taught since 1955. A graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and Dallas Theological Seminary, he holds the Th.D. degree from Dallas. He formerly served on the teaching staff of Philadelphia Bible Institute

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 670 pages

  • Publisher: Zondervan (August 1, 1965)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0310308909

  • ISBN-13: 978-0310308904

  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.4 x 9.5 inches

  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds

 

 

 

To be added: study of the historical record and studies on polity.

Other books or studies may be required at a later date. 

This list may be updated at any time. 

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