Faculty

Randy Cloud

Randy Cloud

Chair, Department of Christian Ministry and Formation
Professor of Church History and Philosophy

PhD; Foundations (Philosophy/History) of Education; History (Ancient/Medieval) cognate area, 2007, University of Kansas
MDiv; Biblical Studies, 1982, Nazarene Theological Seminary
MA; Theology, 1979, Point Loma College
Youth Ministries Certificate; 1977, Point Loma College
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BA; Christian Education, 1977, Point Loma College

2 Kings 6:17 is my favorite verse because the servant of Elijah could only see disaster from his limited perspective but Elijah helped him see from God's perspective that there is always more going on than meets the eye. God is active is ways we may never fully realize but we can trust.

Randy Cloud
  • Publications

    Thesis/Dissertation Titles:

    • Aristotle’s Journey to Europe: A Historical Examination of the Role Played by the Islamic Empire in the Transmission of Western Philosophy of Education Sources to Europe from the Fall of Rome to the Medieval Period, 2007
    • Why Johnny Can’t Read the Bible, Herald of Holiness, March 84, Nazarene Publishing House, 1985
    • How to Start New Adult SS Classes, Resource Magazine, Nazarene Publishing House, 1992
    • Curriculum Planning, Resource Magazine, Nazarene Publishing House, 1993
    • Bible Basics, Resource Magazine, Nazarene Publishing House, 1993
    • The Teacher as Catalyst, Resource Magazine, Nazarene Publishing House, 1994
    • Potluck Sunday School, Resource Magazine, Nazarene Publishing House, 1995
    • Teaching Methodologies 1-5, Adult Bible Fellowship, September, October and November 2008
    • Teaching Methodologies 9-13, Adult Bible Fellowship, March, April and May 2006, Nazarene Publishing House
    • Cup Imagery in the Old Testament, Illustrated Bible Life MAM 2006, Nazarene Publishing House
    • Strange Images in the Old Testament, Illustrated Bible Life JJA 2006, Nazarene Publishing House
    • The First Missionary Church, Illustrated Bible Life MAM 2005, Nazarene Publishing House
    • Missionary Partnerships, Illustrated Bible Life MAM 2005, Nazarene Publishing House
    • What Page is the Book of Nahum On, Please? Illustrated Bible Life JJA 2005, Nazarene Publishing House
    • What Happens When We Die? Illustrated Bible Life SON 2005, Nazarene Publishing House
    • An Arminian Understanding of Salvation, Illustrated Bible Life SON 2005, Nazarene Publishing House
    • Jerusalem in Christian Worship, Illustrated Bible Life MAM 2005, Nazarene Publishing House
    • Lesson Summaries: Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of John. 4 Youth Teacher MAM 2005
    • Teaching Methodologies 3, Adult Bible Fellowship, May, June, July and August 2004, Nazarene Publishing House
    • Teaching Methodologies 1-9, Adult Bible Fellowship, March, April and May 2003, Nazarene Publishing House
    • Teaching Methodologies 1-14, Adult Bible Fellowship, June, July and August 2003, Nazarene Publishing House
    • Islam, Mormonism, Why Won’t They Listen? Dialog Series, Nazarene Publishing House, 2004
    • Why are there so many Denominations? Why do Churches Worship in Different Ways? What does it meant to be a Nazarene? New Life Primer, 1990
    • Commentary on Amos, Illustrated Bible Life, SON 1989, Nazarene Publishing House
    • Vineyards, Illustrated Bible Life MAM 1987, Nazarene Publishing House

    Nazarene Course of Study Modules:

    • 2012 Technical Editor: New Beacon Bible Commentary: Revelation
    • 2010 Building Bridges Web site creator and developer: Understanding Islam/Islam Task Force, Global Ministries Center
    • The Manual of the Church of the Nazarene, Evangelism, On-line New Start University study module: Why Planting New Churches is Imperative, 2000
    • Removing the Shadows from Hebrews Illustrated Bible Life SON 14, Nazarene Publishing House, 2014
    • 1995 Beacon Bible Maps and Charts Packet (Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City)
    • 1990 Family Tree of Worldwide Religions (Nazarene Publishing House)
    • 1983 The Birth of a Church: A Nazarene Youth Heritage Packet (Nazarene Publishing House)
    • 1982 Critical Methodologies in Old Testament Studies: A Methodological Guide to Form, Traditio-Historical, and Canonical Criticism (Unpublished)
  • Presentations
    • Over 500 published resource articles, curriculum lessons, editorials, resource reviews, inspirational features.
    • Over 500 workshops and seminars presented on educational training topics.
    • Primary consultant on creation of the Young Adult Curriculum (1990, Nazarene Publishing House) and the redesign of the Adult Curriculum product line (1994-1995, Nazarene Publishing House).
    • Consultant on non-English North American Sunday School Internet Curriculum (1998-1999, Nazarene Publishing House).
  • Involvement at MNU
    • Concert Band
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