October 29, 2008

About Mark Van Steenwyk

Mark is the Executive Director of the Center for Prophetic Imagination in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In 2004, Mark and his wife Amy founded the Mennonite Worker, where they still reside. The Mennonite Worker is an urban intentional community committed to Jesus’ way of hospitality, simplicity, prayer, peacemaking, and resistance.

He is the author of A Wolf at the GateThe unKingdom of God and That Holy Anarchist, the editor of the Missio Dei Breviaryand has contributed to several books (such as Viral HopeBanned Questions about JesusForming Christian Habits in Post-Christendom, and Widening the Circle). He’s been published at Sojourners, Geez Magazine, JesusRadicals.com, Leadership Magazine, the Mennonite, Mennonite World Review. His work has been featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribute, the Boston Globe, and on CNN.com.

As co-producer of the Iconocast, Mark has interviewed Cornel West, James Cone, Bill Ayers, Starhawk, Wazayatawin and many others.

Mark’s has a B.S. in Ministry from the University of Northwestern, an M.Div. from Bethel Theological Seminary, and is currently Spiritual Direction at the University of St. Catherine’s graduate school. He is a former adjunct instructor at Bethel Seminary, where he taught courses on applied ecclesiology and Christian radicalism.

For the past decade, Mark has traveled around the continent as a teacher, organizer and spiritual provocateur.

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