I am an author, pastor and missional navigator living in the Thunder Bay region of Ontario. My wife and I are pastoral elders at First Baptist Church in Thunder Bay, Ontario, a hopeful community.
My particular interests are in leadership, spirituality, mission and semiotics in the context of postmodern culture. I am an adjunct professor at Tyndale Seminary, Toronto and at George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland. I am an advisor and mentor in the Leadership in Global Perspectives program at George Fox.
My page on Academia.edu.
I have contributed to numerous books and publications. My AMAZON page lists the books. Recent articles appeared in the BIOLA Journal of Sp Formation and Soul Care (“A Trinitarian Spirituality of Mission”) and in DIRECTION Journal, Winter, 2012 (“Equipping the Academy for a Missional Spirituality”). “Re-Placing the World Through the Arts,” appeared in DIRECTION in 2015.
My passion is to see healthy churches engaging actively in mission in the neighbourhoods where God has placed them. I am a member of the Parish Collective and the Missio Alliance. I just completed my fourth book, a theology of place, which appeared with Urban Loft Publishers in 2014 and won the Grace Irwin prize in Canada. Current projects are “Broken Futures: Adaptive Challenge and the Church in Transition,” and “Soul of the City: Mapping the Spiritual Geography of Canada’s Urban Centres.”
I am the father of two young women, and married to Betty, a natural pastor who worked for many years as an RN and then worked with women in transition. We share a job together.
Feel free to contact me for any reason. Send mail to len.hjalmarson at gmail.com.