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Author: Bryan Hollon

I currently serve as Canon Theologian for the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes, Professor of Theology at Malone University, and Director of the C.S. Lewis Institute of Northeast Ohio. As a scholar, I specialize in ressourcement theology, which is best exemplified in the work of Henri de Lubac. An Anglican Priest, I planted St. John’s in Canton, Ohio and served as Rector until June of 2021.

Generally speaking, I am a proponent of the great consensual tradition that C.S. Lewis referred to as “Mere Christianity,” and my various activities tend to focus on different aspects of this tradition. My wife is Suzanne, and we met at Baylor University and were married in 1993. We have three children in their teens and twenties.

Why Emphasize the Psalms?

Like all liturgical traditions, Anglicans read from the book of Psalms at every eucharistic service. Our liturgy generally includes readings from an Old Testament book, a Psalm, an Epistle, and a Gospel. What this means is that we spend more time in the book of Psalms than in any other book of the bible. Have you ever wondered about this? Why so much emphasis on the Psalms in worship? The truth is that no other book…

Jesus’ Birth Changes Everything

The image featured in this post is from the famous, and highly complicated, 20th-century English artist, Sir Stanley Spencer. The work is titled Travoys Arriving with Wounded at a Dressing Station at Smol, Macedonia. I first encountered this painting reading a book by a Cambridge theologian named Michael Banner. It has stuck with me ever since, and I often think of it around Christmas time because it suggests that Jesus’ birth changes everything.  The painting features…

Catechesis & Christian Discipleship

This essay has been slightly edited and was originally published in the C.S. Lewis Institute’s online quarterly, “Knowing and Doing.” You may find the original article at this link.  Introduction If you were asked to articulate the contemporary church’s greatest weakness, what would you say? Would you argue that evangelicals and mainline Christians have both become too captive to political ideologies and failed to remain faithful to the King of kings and Lord of lords?…

Nations and Races: Some Thoughts on GAFCON 2018

By Bryan on Friday, June 22, 2018 GAFCON 2018 As I woke up on Tuesday morning and began my coffee ritual (a ritual wherein I sit down and drink coffee), I logged in to Facebook and found delightful stories and images from GAFCON 2018. GAFCON stands for Global Anglican Future Conference. It is a global family of Anglican provinces (about 70% of the world’s Anglicans) committed to historic Christian orthodoxy and evangelical faith. My church, St. John’s, is a parish of the Anglican…

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