What is cultural identity? How do various parts of Scripture work together to tell a unified story of God’s purposes in the collective identity and cultural expressions? Why does a man who spent much of his career in Ethiopia care about these things? This is the story of Dr. Steven Bryan. He has come to appreciate the profound importance of biblical theology to the life of God’s people around the world.
Dr. Steven Bryan is a Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He served as a missionary in Ethiopia for more than 23 years where he taught at the Evangelical Theological College in Addis Ababa and also served as the first Dean of Studies of the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology. He completed his PhD in historical Jesus studies at Cambridge University. Steve and his wife, Dawn, have three young adult sons and a daughter-in-law. He is the author of Cultural Identity and the Purposes of God: A Biblical Theology of Ethnicity, Nationality, and Race.
Ephesians 3:14-15 “For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.”