Dr. Steve Bryan to Present Forester Lecture

 Huntington University is pleased to welcome Dr. Steve Bryan to campus on Tuesday, October 26, at 7:00 p.m. in Zurcher Auditorium as he presents a Forester Lecture titled “A Biblical Theology of Ethnicity, Nationality, and Race.” This event is free and open to the public.   

Before joining the New Testament faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School near Chicago in the fall of 2016, Bryan served as a missionary in Ethiopia for more than 23 years with SIM. He was the first dean of studies of the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology and taught for many years at the Evangelical Theological College in Addis Ababa. From 2009–2015, he also served as the director of SIM Ethiopia, leading the work of missionaries and ministry staff from Europe, Australasia, Africa, and North America in a wide variety of church-planting, disciple-making, leadership-development and compassion ministries. Bryan served as part of the Ethiopian delegation to the 2010 Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa. He currently serves as part of the Theological Working Group of the Lausanne movement. 

Bryan completed his PhD in New Testament at Cambridge University, and his PhD thesis — Jesus and Israel’s Traditions of Judgement and Restoration — was subsequently published by Cambridge University Press. In addition, he has published a number of articles and reviews in a variety of journals and publications. He is currently working on a commentary on the Gospel of John and a monograph on the theology of John’s Gospel. He is also active in his local church, where he serves as an elder. Bryan and his wife of 30 years have three young adult sons and a daughter-in-law. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife and family, tending a garden, and reading about culture, history and sports.