Who is this man?
Matt Colvin is the husband of Sora Colvin with whom he has 6 children. He is an ordained presbyter in the Reformed Episcopal Church and ACNA. He holds a PhD in Greek literature from Cornell University, and from 2003 to 2012, he was a teacher of literature and languages at Mars Hill Academy in Cincinnati. From 2013-2015, he taught Greek and Hebrew in Davao City, Philippines. He has published articles on Greek philosophy with both Oxford and Cambridge University Presses. More recently, he translated the 1550 Magdeburg Confession of Nicholaus von Amsdorff into English. In his spare time, he does calligraphy (see his work here) and reads Biblical studies.
What is he doing?
Matt is currently serving as a missionary priest in the Anglican Church in Indonesia (Diocese of Singapore). He is married to Sora, who is a professional midwife (CPM). Sora blogs about midwifery at Puah’s Corner, and both Matt and Sora contribute to Receive with Meekness, a blog about their missionary work.
What does he love?
Matt loves the Bible and the Book of Common prayer. He enjoys reading fiction aloud with his wife, playing games with his sons, and teasing his two littlest girls. He loves contract bridge and 6-hand euchre, tennis and ping-pong, J.S. Bach and Domenico Scarlatti, Jamie Soles and the Clancy Brothers, Ingres and Helmantel. Matt’s theology is influenced by Peter Leithart, N.T. Wright, and David Daube. His favorite fiction authors are Sigrid Undset, Dorothy Sayers, and J.R.R. Tolkien.