Resourcing the Church through Northern Faculty & Students

As a relevant, culture-engaging institution, Northern Seminary reaches beyond its Centers to influence and impact today’s church. Northern’s faculty and students are taking what they’re learning together and making it available through book publishing. Join us by celebrating these successful publications.


Acts: Preaching the Word

William D. Shiell, Northern Seminary President, and Professor of Pastoral Theology and Preaching

October 2017 || Publisher: Smyth & Helwys

In this collection of sermons on the book of Acts, I reveal how the resurrection of Jesus and the power of the Spirit disrupted cities across the Mediterranean—and how this message and power are still capable of turning the world upside down. I also outline ways the gospel challenges us as it crosses boundaries and changes lives, revealing our inherited calling to build a church for all people and every generation.

— Bill Shiell


Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission

David Fitch, B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology

December 2016 || Publisher: InterVarsity Press Books

Why would I go to one church over another? Why would I even go to church? Many Christians I meet are asking similar questions. Does the church have anything to offer a world full of injustice? Can the church reach out to the world in a way that doesn’t judge them, alienate them, or ask them in some way to come to us? In this book I propose to answer these questions with the phrase, faithful presence. Faithful presence means the reality that God is present in the world and that he uses a people faithful to his presence to make himself concrete and real amid the world’s struggles and pain.

— Excerpted from the Introduction of Faithful Presence


The Scriptures of Jesus and the Early Church: A Fresh Engagement of the Old Testament

Kristen Marble, Senior Pastor, West Morris Street Free Methodist Church, and DMin Student

January 2018 || Publisher: FreeMo Journals of the

Free Methodist Church in Indianapolis

Our churches are increasingly ignoring the Old Testament. This book is intended to assist the church in reengaging with the entire Bible. Each chapter features a lesson, a text tool, and 10 discussion questions. It emerged out of my interest in helping the church read, interpret and appreciate the Old Testament as Jesus and Paul did. This 13-chapter book is intended for laity and clergy—to be used by small groups, Bible studies or individuals.

— Kristen Marble


Conflict Management and the Apostle Paul: An Exploration of Paul’s Interactions with His Churches In Light of Modern Conflict Management Theory

Scot McKnight, Julius R. Mantey Chair of New Testament and Greg Mamula, editors

May / June 2018 || Publisher: Wipf and Stock

This book flowed from my New Testament in Context cohort. Our class chose to work on the theory of conflict management itself first, where two students did a masterful survey of conflict management theory. This book then examines Paul’s conflict situations aided with comparisons of conflict management theories.

— Scot McKnight

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