Julie Canlis lives in Wenatchee, Washington and holds a PhD from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. For her work on John Calvin, she won a Templeton Prize and a Christianity Today “Award of Merit.” She and her husband Matt started their family and ministered in the Church of Scotland for thirteen years. They helped found The Abbey Summer School six years ago, and she is delighted to return for another summer.
George Guthrie will teach our Library course this year on the art and joy of hearing the New Testament. He is Professor of New Testament at Regent College. Before coming to Regent in 2018, he taught at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, where he served as the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible and Fellow in the Ryan Center for Biblical Studies. He is a highly sought after lecturer, and has taught across North America, in the United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong, South Africa, and Israel. George describes his calling as helping church leaders and laypeople learn how to read the Bible well and discipling students in living their whole lives as followers of Christ.
George has published commentaries on Hebrews (Zondervan, 1998), James (Zondervan, 2006), and 2 Corinthians (Baker, 2015), as well as numerous articles, book chapters, and book reviews. He has also published a number of works designed to equip the church to better understand and apply Scripture, including Reader’s Guide to the Bible (LifeWay, 2011), Reading God’s Story: A Chronological Daily Bible (Broadman & Holman, 2011), and Read the Bible for Life: Your Guide to Understanding and Living God’s Word (Broadman & Holman, 2011). He holds both a PhD and MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a ThM from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
George and Pat have two grown children, Joshua and Anna.
Malcolm Guite will give a plenary lecture and an evening public lecture as part of this year’s Abbey. He is the Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge. He teaches for the Divinity Faculty in Cambridge and lectures widely in England and North America on Theology and Literature. His publications include What do Christians Believe? (Granta 2006); Faith, Hope and Poetry (Ashgate 2010, paperback 2012); Sounding the Seasons: Seventy Sonnets for the Christian Year (Canterbury 2012); The Singing Bowl: Collected Poems (Canterbury 2013); Waiting on the Word (Canterbury 2015); and Parable and Paradox (Canterbury 2016).