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

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

I have the privilege of serving as Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, and Ambassador of Church Relations. I also lead our university’s Honors program.

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:

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), an academic book on the atonement (The Mosaic of Atonement: An Integrated Approach to Christ’s Work), a book on Christian imagination between crippling doubt and angry dogmatism (Perhaps: Reclaiming the Space Between Doubt and Dogmatism), along with various articles and chapters for edited volumes.

Thanks for stopping by!