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Mark Glanville

Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology
MDiv (Presbyterian Theological Centre, Sydney); PhD (Trinity College, Bristol)

Prior to coming to Regent, Mark pastored for 14 years in both Canada and Australia. Mark has been bi-vocational, combining reflective missional pastoring with biblical scholarship.

Mark has authored five books: Preaching in a New Key: Crafting Expository Sermons in Post-Christian Communities;(IVP Academic, 2025); Improvising Church: Scripture as the Source of Harmony, Rhythm, and Soul (IVP Academic, 2023); Refuge Reimagined: Biblical Kinship in Global Politics (IVP Academic, 2020; co-written with Luke J. Glanville); Freed to Be God's Family: The Book of Exodus (Lexham, 2020); Adopting the Stranger as Kindred in Deuteronomy (SBL, 2018). Mark has also written numerous refereed articles (including for: Journal of Biblical Literature, 2018; Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 2019; International Journal of Public Theology, 2020; Refuge Journal, 2013), and book chapters. He is currently completing a book aimed to encourage and equip those who have an inkling that they might enter pastoral ministry (but remain very uncertain).

Mark’s life goal is to research, teach, and write in ways that nourish Christian leaders to creatively reimagine what the church can be and do in post-Christian societies, with the Bible in our hands. Through a variety of lenses, Mark shows how the Bible is forming churches that extend the tenderness of Jesus in their particular neighbourhood.

In combining vocations of scholarship, teaching, and pastoring, Mark has followed an uncommon path, but it is the synergy of these three things—pastoring, researching, and teaching—that has shaped him to write and teach for the church with clarity and creativity. It is this synergy that equips him to train pastors with both theological depth and practical wisdom.

Before pastoring, Mark worked professionally as a jazz pianist. He currently plays on the Vancouver jazz scene. And Mark is an Aussie: he likes to express his masculinity by snapping a crocodile’s neck with two fingers.

Mark is available to speak, to offer jazz-homilies, and to perform with his jazz trio.

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