Regent Hires New Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Mark Glanville has been hired as Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology for Regent College. He will step into his new role on July 1, 2020.
Academic Dean Paul Spilsbury expressed his enthusiasm at the appointment: “I’m delighted that Dr. Glanville is joining us as our new pastoral theologian. He is an outstanding individual who brings exceptional pastoral, intellectual, artistic, and spiritual gifts to Regent College. Mark has extensive experience of missional living and pastoring in our culture and will be a gift to our MDiv students and to the whole community.”
Prior to coming to Regent, Mark pastored for 14 years in both Canada and Australia. Mark is well known to many in Vancouver as a pastor for an urban missional community, Grandview Church, a position he has held for the past 7 years.
During his time at Grandview, Mark has been bi-vocational, combining reflective missional pastoring with biblical scholarship that is oriented toward the church’s mission. His scholarly work during this time included several journal articles and three books (two of which are forthcoming in 2020), and regular teaching.
Many in the Regent community have already benefited from Mark’s unique gifts: He has taught courses at Regent on the Old Testament and the nature of mission in the modern world, and he has spoken more than once in Chapel. In his most recent Chapel Talk, Mark combined his gifts for teaching with his ability as a jazz pianist. You can watch “A Jazz-Talk: How Biblical Law Shapes Missional Communities” here.
As a pastor-scholar, Mark’s vision for his new academic role emerges from his vision for the church. He writes, “The most hopeful sign of the Kingdom of God in the West today, in my experience, is Christ’s birthing and renewal of worshipping communities that are seeking the way of Christ. These communities, many of them small, are striving to be a foretaste of the Kingdom of God by their shared life of worship and kinship. Many of them are busy loving their neighbourhoods—living as a sign to Christ’s restoring reign in a particular place. I look forward to nurturing and encouraging leaders at Regent who are equipped to prayerfully nourish their churches for Christ’s mission.”
We hope you’ll join us in welcoming Dr. Mark Glanville into his role at Regent College.
To find out more about Mark’s publications or professional experience, please visit his faculty page.