This time on The Tentative Apologist Podcast we sit down with pastor, author, public speaker and professor Mark Buchanan. After pastoring for 17 years at New Life Community Baptist Church in Duncan, BC, Buchanan moved to Calgary, Alberta in September 2013 to become Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Ambrose Seminary.
Buchanan is perhaps best known as an author of several popular books including Your God Is Too Safe: Rediscovering the Wonder of a God You Can’t Control, Things Unseen: Living in Light of Forever, and his most recent book Your Church Is Too Safe: Why Following Christ Turns the World Upside-Down. In our conversation we focused on the themes of Your Church is too Safe as we explored what it means for churches to engage in a more radical pursuit of the values of God’s kingdom in a broken world.
As an aside, after our interview I learned that Buchanan rides a Yamaha V-Star cruiser. Since my first street bike twenty years ago was a Yamaha Virago, I can now say that I can commend Mark Buchanan not only as a pastoral theologian but also as a fellow journeyman who shares my love for two wheels and an open road.
To learn more about Mark Buchanan you can visit him online at http://www.markbuchanan.net/.