Bo Cassell

 
Bo Cassell

Bo Cassell

Associate Professor of Sociology

PhD Candidate; University of Kansas
MA; Sociology, 2010, University of Missouri-Kansas City
MDiv; Cross Cultural Studies Emphasis, 1990, Fuller Theological Seminary
BA; Sociology, 1987 Pepperdine University

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“I most enjoy being a part of the lives of students, and providing guidance for their futures. When a student sits down in my office, it is my goal to help them on their journey, whether that be spiritually, academically, or career focus.”

—Bo Cassell

Awards & Honors
Publications
Presentations

Awards & Honors

  • 2012 Olathe Human Relations Commission, "Diversity Makes the Difference" Educator Award.

Publications

Books:

  • Cassell, Bo. 2007. Water, Fire, Wind: The Elements of Following Christ. Kansas City: Barefoot Ministries.
  • Cassell, Bo. 2005. A Perfect Life: A Plain Account of Christian Perfection. Kansas City: Barefoot Ministries.
  • Cassell, Bo. 1999. Global Christianity: The Life We’re Called to Live. Kansas City, Missouri: Nazarene Publishing House.

Articles and Curriculum:

  • Cassell, Bo. 2007. “Perspectives: Great Leaders.” Credo Magazine. Kansas City, Missouri: Barefoot Ministries. May, p. 3.
  • Cassell, Bo. 2007. “Perspectives: Join the Club.” Credo Magazine. Kansas City, Missouri: Barefoot Ministries. March, p. 3.
  • Cassell, Bo. 2007. “The Lectionary Life: Why Postmodern Youth Respond to the Rhythms of Scripture and Season.” Journal of Student Ministries, Vol. 2 No. 1. Fairview, TN: Develop Ministries. January/February.
  • Cassell, Bo. 2006. “The Silas Code: How Pain Replaced Play as a Theological Value.” Journal of Student Ministries, Vol. 1 No. 4. Fairview, TN: Develop Ministries. November/December, p. 34.
  • Cassell, Bo. 2006. “Perspectives: Ministry and Miracles.” Credo Magazine. Kansas City, Missouri: Barefoot Ministries. October, p. 3.
  • Cassell, Bo. 2006. “All Work and No Play: Why Students See Church as Irrelevant.” Journal of Student Ministries, (web article). Vol. 1 No. 4. Fairview, TN: Develop Ministries. November/December, http://www.thejournalofstudentministries.com/articles/CassellBo.pdf, Accessed January 29, 2007.
  • Cassell, Bo. 2006. “Perspectives: Relationships.” Credo Magazine. Kansas City, Missouri: Barefoot Ministries. September, p. 3.
  • Cassell, Bo. 2006. “Lincoln High: The Undercover Operation” (script, fiction). Credo Magazine. Kansas City, Missouri: Barefoot Ministries. September, p. 41.
  • Cassell, Bo. 2005. “Inside Story: Reaching Out to Others,” (excerpt) Credo Magazine. Kansas City, Missouri: Barefoot Ministries. November, p. 22.
  • Cassell, Bo. 2005. “Lessons from the Grave.” Credo Magazine. Kansas City, Missouri: Barefoot Ministries. October, p. 42.
  • Cassell, Bo. 2004. “Tipping the Balance of Power: Navigating the Mine Field of Church Power Brokers.” YouthWorker Journal (Web Feature) Vol. 20 No. 6. Nashville: Salem Publishing/CCM Communications, July/August (referenced in print on page 31).
  • Cassell, Bo. 2003. “A Youth Ministry Christmas.” (web article) Kansas City: Barefoot Ministries. Posted 12/23/2003. www.barefootministries.com, http://www.barefootministries.com/nphweb/html/bfv3/articleDisplay.jsp?mediaId=2361781&nid=srch (subscription access on January 29, 2007).
  • Cassell, Bo. 2003. “Rethinking Postmodern Missions.” (web article) Kansas City: Barefoot Ministries. Posted 12/22/2003. www.barefootministries.com, http://www.barefootministries.com/nphweb/html/bfv3/printerFriendly.jsp?mediaId=2361781 (subscription access on January 29, 2007).
  • Cassell, Bo. 2004. “Becoming a World Christian” (Two Lessons) Faith Connections Youth Teacher. Vol. 2, No. 4. Kansas City, Missouri: WordAction. June/July/August.
  • Cassell, Bo. 2001. “Trendwatch: Insights that Fuel Authentic Ministry,” (Review). Group Magazine. Vol. 27, No. 5, Loveland, Colorado: Group Publishing. July/August, P. 18.
  • Cassell, Bo. 2000. “The Dirty Little Secret About Mission Trips.” Group Magazine. Vol. 26, No. 5, Loveland, Colorado: Group Publishing. July/August, P. 38.
  • Cassell, Bo. 2000. “Ecclesiastes: Taking a Long Look at Life.” Illustrated Bible Life. Kansas City, Missouri: WordAction Publishing. March-May. P. 17.
  • Cassell, Bo. 1999. “What Would Jesus Think of WWJD?” Group Magazine. Vol. 25, No. 3, Loveland, Colorado: Group Publishing. March/April, P. 38.
  • Cassell, Bo. 1994. “Sex: Designed by God.” Senior High Teacher. Kansas City, Missouri: WordAction.
  • Cassell, Bo. 1992. “The Bible’s Wisdom Literature,” Young Adult Teacher. Vol. 8, No. 3. Kansas City, Missouri: WordAction. March/April/May.
  • Cassell, Bo. 1992. “Christ and the Cross,” (2 Lessons) Young Adult Teacher. Kansas City, Missouri: WordAction. Vol. 3, No. 1. September, October, November.

Presentations

  • Cassell, Bo. (2013). “Nazarene Identity.” Panel Discussion Moderator, article and video. Grace and Peace Magazine. Summer 2013.
  • Cassell, Bo. (2013). “Homeless Stories.” Presentation at One Homeless Night Community Event. MidAmerica Nazarene University. April 26, 2013.
  • Cassell, Bo. (2012). “Real-life superheroes: A sociological view.” Presentation to honor students. MidAmerica Nazarene University. November 14, 2012.
  • Cassell, Bo. (2012). “Justice Within.” Presentation at University Chapel. MidAmerica Nazarene University. September 25, 2012.
  • Cassell, Bo. 2010. “Thanksgiving and Fat Tuesday Feasts: A Structuralist Analysis of the Seasonal Inauguration of American Consumer Religion.” Graduate Student Conference. University of Missouri, Kansas City. March 5, 2010.
  • Cassell, Bo. 2010. “Networks and Bridge Ties and Trade Specialists: the Commerce Department’s Answer to the Trade Deficit,” Guest Presentation in Lecture, Sociology of the Economy, for Dr. ChangHwan Kim, University of Kansas, February 11, 2010.
  • Cassell, Bo. 2009. “Managing a Career and Generativity,” Guest Presentation in Lecture, Psycho Social Development Through the Life Cycle, for Dr. Deborah Smith, University of Missouri, Kansas City, July 23, 2009.
  • Cassell, Bo. 2009. “Four Square Rules and Habitus of Class Rank, Mobility, and Power.” Graduate Student Conference. University of Missouri, Kansas City. March 6, 2009.

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