Author: David Albert Farmer
the Pastor's Bible StudyVolume Two Mark, Second Samuel, The Ten Commandments, Great Texts of Cultural Diversity and Inclusion, Christianity and World Powera New Interpreter's ® Bible StudyDavid Albert Farmer , General EditorThe Pastor's Bible Study: Volume Two, A New Interpreter's Bible Study , is a focused preparation guide containing fifty Bible studies. The flexible structure of this resource is designed to meet the needs of pastors who lead Bible studies, whether the group meets for four weeks or an entire year. Following the tradition of THE NEW INTERPRETER'S BIBLE commentary series and The New Interpreter's Study Bible , The Pastor's Bible Study bridges biblical scholarship and practical reflections for your congregation's personal and inspirational experience. This resource is designed to be versatile, whether you prefer a canonical, lectionary, or thematic structure. It has been written by scholars and pastors to assist pastors and other church leaders in providing guidance and inspiration in the life and faith of contemporary Christian and interfaith communities.Content and Contributors:Introduction by David Albert Farmer, General Editor, Pastor of Silverside Church and adjunct professor of Humanities, Wilmington College, Wilmington, Delaware1. The Gospel of Mark by Mitzi Minor, Professor of New Testament, Memphis Theological Seminary, TN (Ph.D., New Testament) includes 15 lessons plus an introductory chapter.2. The Second Book of Samuel by E. Carson Brisson, Academic Dean, Associate Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, Union Seminary/PSCE (Ph.D., Old Testament and Contemporary Theology, former missionary to Israel) includes 10 lessons with introductory chapter.3. The Ten Commandments by Tom McDaniel, Emeritus Professor of Old Testament, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA (Ph.D., Old Testament) includes 12 lessons plus an introductory chapter . 4. The Great Texts of Cultural Diveristy and Inclusion by Mark Wilson, Assistant Professor of Congregational Leadership at the Pacific School of Religion, in Berkeley, California.(Ph.D. in Sociology, from the University of Michigan ) ; a study in 8 lessons with an introduction.5. Faith and the Spirits of Politics by Tom Davis, Pastor, Hanover Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, Delaware (Ph.D., Ethics and Pastoral Care) contains 5 lessons plus an introductory chapter.Features include:- Teaching Tips : Guidelines that help leaders effectively communicate study content.- Reflections : Foster participation, generate group and individual study, and engage participants in the biblical text through the use of relevant questions for reflection.- Lectionary Loop : Identifies points where studies intersect with the Christian Year.- Study Notes : Text refers to The New Interpreter's Study Bible notes and excursuses, when applicable.- Sources : Complete information on important resources cited.- CD-ROM (Macintosh/PC compatible): Contains supplementary material, such as:- A video introduction from David Albert Farmer, General Editor- The full text of The Pastor's Bible Study , completely searchable by keyword- Outline of studies- PowerPoint® slides- Background graphics- Customizable supplementary material for handouts, plus screen and video projection.