About Mark Brians

Fr. Mark Brians is the rector at All Saints, an Anglican church plant in downtown Honolulu. He is married to Rachel and they live with their four children in Liliha, just up the street from Young’s Noodle Factory, which they frequent weekly.

Reformation Anglican Worship by Jensen (Review)

Prefatory note: This is an updated version of my earlier review of Reformation Anglican Worship. The original post engendered a fruitful and clarifying conversation between the Rev. Dr. Jensen and myself, in which I profited much. In particular, he highlighted a couple of areas in that first version where he felt my reading was not altogether fair. I […]

By |2021-09-02T07:35:32-05:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , |1 Comment

The Heritage of Anglican Theology by J.I. Packer (Review)

J. I. Packer. The Heritage of Anglican Theology. (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2021, 384 pages, $39.99)

Remembering Packer

About a decade ago, I came across a copy of J.I. Packer’s Knowing God in Kathmandu (long story). I remember little from my reading that night save for Packer’s obvious, humble confidence […]

By |2021-03-23T16:55:15-05:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |2 Comments

Reformation Anglicanism, Volume 1 (A Review)

Book Information: Reformation Anglicanism: A Vision for Today’s Global Communion, vol. I in The Reformation Anglicanism Essential Library, eds. Ashley Null and John Yates III (Crossway, 2017, 224 pages, $35.00).

Introduction

Reformation Anglicanism is the first volume of The Reformation Anglicanism Essential Library, a series that seeks to cast […]

By |2020-12-15T17:03:54-06:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |0 Comments

Reading the Bible with the Caroline Divines: 4 Homiletical Takeaways

In the shadows cast by the early English reformers (such as Cramner and Hooker) on the one side, and the giants of Anglican theology since the 18th century on the other, sits the rich trove of Anglican theologians and devotional writers known collectively as the Caroline Divines.

Caroline” (derived from the Latin version of the name “Charles”) is the term given […]

By |2021-01-07T14:20:11-06:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Preaching|Tags: , , |1 Comment

3 Ways Pastors Can Provide Theological Leadership During COVID-19

It is now Eastertide and the quarantine orders have not been lifted nor has the spread and toll of COVID-19 been fully exacted: we are still living in the time of the virus.

Some among us may have hoped that, by Doubting Thomas Sunday at least, we might have some clearer picture of “when we can return to normal,” but we […]

By |2020-05-01T17:26:23-05:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: For Pastors|Tags: |2 Comments
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