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CS Lewis Institute Northeast Ohio, Trinity United Methodist Church, 30 W. Front Street, Youngstown, Ohio

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Pastors: Join us on Monday, December 11, for a special luncheon and lecture from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Registration is required for this event as seating is limited.

Canon and Creed: A Story of Origins, with Dr. Bryan Hollon, Resident Theologian, CSLI Northeast Ohio.

There are perhaps 40,000 Protestant denominations in the world today, and this raises troubling questions. For instance, what are we to do when christians arrive at wildly different and even contradictory interpretations of the Bible - our source and standard of Truth? Are some interpretations better than others? Who is to say, and by what authority?

In recent years, scholars have taken special interest in christian disunity, and several proposals for overcoming it are especially noteworthy. From Christian Smith’s The Bible Made Impossible to Peter Leithart’s The End of Protestantism and Kevin Vanhoozer’s Biblical Authority after Babel, we have much to learn about the causes of the current breakdown and about a better way forward. In this presentation, Dr. Bryan Hollon will offer his own thoughts about the future of Christian unity by looking back to theological developments that helped shape the New Testament canon in the first place. Attendees will come away from the presentation with renewed confidence that there is a classical christian consensus of faithful and authoritative biblical interpretation.

Some interpretations are better than others, and we can know enough about biblical truth to discern when Christian teaching is consistent with apostolic authority.

Dr. Bryan C. Hollon, Resident Theologian, CSLI Northeast Ohio, Director, Center for Christian Faith & Culture; Professor of Theology, Malone University

In addition to serving as Resident Theologian at the C.S. Lewis Institute of Northeast Ohio, Dr. Hollon is Professor of Theology and Director of the Center for Christian Faith & Culture at Malone University. As a scholar, he specializes in ressourcement theology, which is best exemplified in the work of Henri de Lubac. As an Anglican Priest serving at St. John's in Canton, Ohio, he is always interested in the ways that Christians and Christian churches engage contemporary culture and struggle to remain faithful to the gospel in different contexts. Dr. Hollon is a proponent of the great consensual tradition that C.S. Lewis referred to as “Mere Christianity,” and his various activities tend to focus on different aspects of this tradition. He and his wife Suzanne met at Baylor University and were married in 1993. They have three children in their teens and twenties.

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