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MA506G: Integrative Seminar II: Pastoral Care I (Substitutes for MDiv program MS504 Leadership and Pastoral Competencies)



  • Bennett, Arthur. The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions. Pennsylvania: Banner of Truth Trust, 1975. (familiarity level reading; recommend leather bound version)
  • Carson, D.A., ed. Worship by the Book. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002.
  • Chapell, Bryan. Christ-Centered Worship. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017.
  • Croft, Brian and Phil Newton. Conduct Gospel-Centered Funerals. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014. (familiarity level reading)
  • Gilbert, Greg. What is the Gospel? Wheaton: Crossway, 2010.
  • Keller, Timothy. The Meaning of Marriage. New York: Dutton, 2011.
  • Ortlund, Ray. The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ. Wheaton: Crossway, 2014.


  • Armstrong, John H. ed. The Coming Evangelical Crisis. Chicago: Moody Bible Institute, 1996. Please read Chapter 11, Leonard Payton, “How Shall We Sing to God?”, 189-206.
  • Butterfield, Rosaria Champagne. The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey Into Christian Faith. Pittsburgh: Crown & Covenant Publications, 2014. Please read Chapter 3, “The Good Guys—Sanctification and Public Worship”, 65-94.
  • Leeman, Jonathan, ed. “The Church Praying”., Accessed 30 June 2017.
  • Lewis, C.S. “The Weight of Glory”., Accessed 30 June 2017.
  • Mohler, Albert. “A Call for Theological Triage and Christian Maturity”., Accessed 30 June 2017.
  • Thorn, Joe. “Walking Through the Valley of Vision”., Accessed 30 June 2017.

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