About Mark

About Mark

Mark Van Steenwyk 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, and Mennonite World Review. His work has been featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribute, the Boston Globe, and on CNN.com.

As the former co-producer of the Iconocast, Mark interviewed Cornel West, James Cone, Bill Ayers, Starhawk, Wazayatawin and many others. These days, he’s usually on the other side of the virtual microphone.

Mark’s has a B.S. in Ministry from the University of Northwestern, an M.Div. from Bethel Theological Seminary, and studied Spiritual Direction at the University of St. Catherine’s graduate school. He is currently a Doctor of Ministry student at United Theological Seminary.

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


Selected Media

Preaching Examples

  • Transfiguration” First Congregational Church of Oakland, March 2014
  • Jubilee” Church of All Nations, August 2013

Teaching Examples

Articles Featuring Mark

Some interviews with Mark

Mark’s favorite interviews (as the interviewer) from the Iconocast

Mark’s Deep Roots Episodes

Mark on Social Media

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