About

Thanks for stopping by!

I’m a husband, dad, and college professor, living in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

My wife is Brianna, and we have four young children: Lucy, Penelope, Ewan, and Theodore (“Teddy”).

I have the privilege of serving as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, and Ambassador of Church Relations.

If you’re interested in booking a speaking engagement for your church, camp, or conference, you can contact me at jmcnall@okwu.edu.

Here’s the “formal” info on my bio and academic background.

Academic Background

After completing a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Oklahoma Wesleyan University, I earned an M.A. in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a PhD. in Theology at the University of Manchester, UK.

My doctoral thesis (A Free Corrector: Colin Gunton and the Legacy of Augustine), examined the work of the 20th century British theologian, Colin Gunton, and his controversial treatment of Augustine’s theological influence throughout church history. It waspublished by Fortress Press.

Since then, I’ve published a popular-level look at the Big Story of Scripture (Long Story Short: the Bible in Six Simple Movements), and an academic book on the atonement (The Mosaic of Atonement: An Integrated Approach to Christ’s Work), along with various articles and chapters for edited volumes.

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