Transformational Teaching: Instructional Design for Christian Educators by Dr. Kenneth S. Cole; Dr. Martha E. MacCullough ’62, professor emeritus; and Dr. Deborah L. MacCullough ’87 (Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, February 2023)
Transformational Teaching provides a survey of instructional design and effective pedagogy that incorporates a biblical worldview throughout, making it especially useful for education courses at Christian colleges, Christian teachers who desire further training, and homeschooling parents using a faith-based curriculum. The book explores philosophical and psychological foundations underlying teaching approaches, interprets the latest findings in neurological and educational research, and weaves InTASC standards throughout select chapters. Cairn faculty Charlotte Gleason and Dr. Debbie Lynn Wolf are contributors.
What is Christianity? and Guidebook for Instruction in the Christian Religion by Herman Bavinck, edited and translated by Dr. Gregory Parker Jr., assistant professor, School of Divinity (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Academic, Spring 2022)
In What Is Christianity? Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck (1854–1921) provides a historical sketch on the nature of Christianity and the unifying power of Christ. It is apologetic and evangelistic, ecumenical and Reformed, and historical and theological in scope. Guidebook for Instruction in the Christian Religion is an introductory systematic theology. While Bavinck’s lengthy Reformed Dogmatics is an academic work, Guidebook for Instruction is a theological guide for the everyday person in the pew.
The Digital Public Square: Christian Ethics in a Technological Society, edited by Jason Thacker, contributed to by Dr.
Keith Plummer, dean of the School of Divinity (Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, February 2023)
With issues ranging from conspiracy theories, sexual ethics, religious freedom, privacy, hate speech, and more, The Digital Public Square is designed to help theologians, ethicists, pastors, and lay leaders cast a distinctly Christian vision for digital engagement and promote the common good throughout our society.
Torah Story second edition and Torah Story Workbook by Dr. Gary Schnittjer, distinguished professor of Old Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, March 2022)
A refreshingly new approach to the Torah—neither an introduction nor a commentary—Torah Story provides an apprenticeship on the Old Testament’s first five books. It also provides a model of how to read Scripture intertextually with an eye to the New Testament Gospels. The second edition is streamlined and simplified throughout, with updated examples and new sidebars and imagery. The new workbook offers chapter-by-chapter guided exercises designed to support the students’ learning experience and enhance their comprehension of the Pentateuch.
Classical Theism: New Essays on the Metaphysics of God, edited by Jonathan Fuqua and Robert C. Koons, contributed to
by Dr. James Dolezal, professor of theology (Oxfordshire, England: Routledge, February 2023)
This volume provides a contemporary account of classical theism. It features 17 original essays from leading scholars that advance the discussion of classical theism in new and interesting directions. Classical Theism will appeal to scholars and advanced students in the philosophy of religion who are interested in the nature of God.
1 Peter: A Commentary for Biblical Preaching and Teaching by Dr. Timothy E. Miller and Dr. Bryan Murawski, associate professor, School of Divinity (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, January 2023)
In 1 Peter, Timothy Miller and Bryan Murawski demonstrate how the activity of the triune God provides both encouragement and exhortation to the first-century readers of 1 Peter. They infuse textual, canonical, historical, and rhetorical insight to support the preaching preparation of expositors eager to share the relevance of 1 Peter with their congregations.