Looking Ahead: A Personal Theology of Hope
by Charles Lee Holland
About the author
Dr. Charles L. Holland, Jr. is a retired Methodist minister who is active in interim pastorates, Bible teaching seminars, classes, and group studies. In addition, he continues his ministry of interpretive writing of books, articles, and sermons. He is a graduate of Mercer University (B.A.), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (B.D.), and Columbia Theological Seminary (Th.M and Th.D). He was awarded the D.D. from Mercer University and the LL.D from Atlanta Law School. His published books include Christianity for Tomorrow and Think on These Things. He has served as pastor of churches in Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas and Washington, D.C. In addition, he has served as an adjunct professor in several seminaries and universities.
Dr. Holland is married to Jeanette Crowder Holland, his life-long partner in ministry and a retired school teacher. They are the parents of three daughters, and they have nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. The Hollands make their home in Fort Worth, Texas.
About the book
Looking Ahead considers Christianity in our time as it confronts the crisis of the relevance of the church and the challenge facing biblical theology. The reflections and observations in this book are autobiographical in nature because they mirror the personal perspective of one who for sixty-five years has sought to communicate the Christian faith with intellectual and spiritual integrity. In the process, the author provides personal contemporary interpretations of the tenets of the Apostles Creed and some of the familiar words of our common religious vocabulary. Ultimately, the summary synthesis holds that historic Christianity must and will prevail triumphantly in this era of unparalleled testing.
Charles Lee Holland
November 14, 2019