Follow the story of an American pastor, Matt Canlis, whose desire to change the church is ground to a halt in a Scottish parish. Join mentors Eugene Peterson, Alan Torrance, N.T. Wrightand Granny Wallace in walking a road less traveled, and finding one in your own backyard.
When Matt started seminary, he walked out of his first class with Eugene Peterson. It was boring.
“I’d recently read The Message, and I expected Peterson’s class to be fresh and imaginative. Instead the textbooks were dated and our lectures slow. My concern was for the future of the church. We didn’t need to slow down, the church needed to catch up!”
Three sobering years later, Matt put aside his dreams to plant a church and instead began pastoring a small Scottish parish. That’s when Matt’s ambitions began to change. By God’s grace and the patient mentoring of an aging congregation, Matt began his real formation as a pastor.
After 13 years in Scotland, Matt and his family answered a call to pastor a small church in Wenatchee, Washington. Together with the congregation they are trying to figure out what parish life looks like in a modern American setting. Despite longer commutes, the constant interruption of cellphones and a busier way of life, Trinity Church is committed to translating the wisdom of the Scottish parish onto American soil.
By: Matt CanlisCheck it out: Godspeed