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Perhaps one of the greatest sources of inspiration has most likely been unwittingly provided by this man.

Mark Buchanan
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology, Ambrose Seminary
MA (Regent College), MCS (Regent College), BA (University of British Columbia), BFA (University of British Columbia)

Mark  is an author, his books include Your Church is Too Safe: Why Following Christ Turns the World Upside-Down. He regularly contributes to the Leadership Journal and Christianity Today.

Your God Is Too Safe REDISCOVERING THE WONDER OF A GOD YOU CAN'T CONTROL This was my first book, and it’s close to my heart. It’s really a book of spiritual disciplines for Jonahs: God-evaders who want to become God-chasers. I coined two phrases in YGiTS that have had far-reaching impact: ‘Borderland’, which describes half-in, half-out Christianity; and “the Holy Wild,” which describes life to the full with the God who is not safe, but good. YGiTS is really a sustained invitation to leave Borderland and live in the Holy Wild.

These Three Tomes more than anything, convinced me that I may yet humbly walk with the Lord my God.

I first met Mark in the spring of the year 2000.

I had received the Miracle of Sobriety in the church building where he had come to pastor. Only it wasn’t in the pews, rather it was the church basement. And not delivered on wing and harp but by a black 4×4 Chevy 1 ton Silverado and  Shane C. who had some twelve steppin’ to do.

The Godly presence in that body of Christs Church within that community continued to be fortified by Pastor Buchanan’s blatant and unabashed Love of God and His people. 

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I don't know that he wouldn't, It's just that I doubt he's even seen

And where my own mere flicker of fire in the belly had been stoked to a sustaining and sustainable vitality.

A bit beyond perceptions reach,

I sometimes believe I see;

That life is but two locked boxes, each containing the other's key.
~ Piet Hein

You’ll probably find
that it suits your book
to be a bit cleverer
than you look.
Observe that the easiest
method by far
is to look a bit stupider
than you are.”― Piet Hein