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Mark Buchanan, MCS

Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology
Phone number
(403) 407-9505
Email Address


Mark has wide-ranging interests – science, history, theology, philosophy, poetry, biblical studies, speech craft and writing craft. His most recent area of research is on Christian pacifist resistance to Nazi oppression in WWII France. He also has a deep love for Canada’s First Peoples. His own writings gather and blend all of these influences. He is currently working on three books, all novels: David: Reign, The Slide, and Shelter Me. He enjoys walking, cycling, motorbiking, and all forms of fishing, especially involving fly rods and bending rivers.


MCS (Regent)

Signature Courses

  • Personal & Spiritual Formation
  • Practices of Rest & Renewal
  • The Life & Times of David
  • The Theology & Practice of Reconciliation

Select Publications

God Walk: Moving at the Speed of Your Soul. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2020. David: Rise. Calgary, AB: WordCraft Publishing, 2020.
Your Church is Too Safe: Being Those Who Turn the World Upside Down. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2012
Spiritual Rhythm: Being with Jesus Every Season of Your Soul. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Secret of More. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008