Professor Josh McNall with background

Josh McNall

Director of the Honors Program and Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology

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Josh McNall

Dr. Joshua McNall has taught at OKWU since 2009. He holds a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Manchester (UK), an MA in theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a BA in Pastoral Ministry from OKWU. Josh directs the OKWU honors program and preaches regularly around the country as the Ambassador of Church Relations for OKWU. He blogs regularly at and hosts the Outpost Theology podcast, sponsored by OKWU. Josh and his wife Brianna are both graduates of OKWU, and they have four children: Lucy, Penelope, Ewan, and Teddy.


“The thing that makes OKWU special is the genuine community. Faculty, staff, and students build deep relationships that last a lifetime. College is an investment in your future. Don’t just invest in getting a particular job or a particular major. Invest holistically in your spiritual and personal well-being. You can get a major anywhere—but not every university shapes the whole person.”


Literature of the New Testament

Homiletics I

History of Christianity

Church and Culture

Critiques of Christianity

Book of Revelation


Publications and Presentations:


  • How Jesus Saves: Atonement for Ordinary People (Nashville: Seedbed/Zondervan Reflective, 2023).
  • Perhaps: Reclaiming the Sacred Middle Ground Between Doubt and Dogmatism (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2021).
  • The Mosaic of Atonement: An Integrated Approach to Christ’s Work (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic, 2019).
  • Long Story Short: The Bible in Six Simple Movements (Nashville: Seedbed, 2018)
  • A Free Corrector: Colin Gunton and the Legacy of Augustine (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2015).

Articles and chapters

  • “Gunton and Augustine,” in The T&T Clark Companion to Colin Gunton (London: T&T Clark, under contract, forthcoming).
  • “Who’s on Third? (Re)locating the Spirit in the Triune Taxis” (Co-written with E. Jerome Van Kuiken), in The Third Person of the Trinity Explorations in Constructive Dogmatics. 2020 LATC Conference, eds. Oliver D. Crisp and Fred Sanders (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic, 2020).
  • “Shrinking Pigeon, Brooding Dove: The Holy Spirit in Recent Works by Sarah Coakley and N.T. Wright,” Scottish Journal of Theology, 69:3 (2016), 295–308.


Ordained minister, The Wesleyan Church

Member, Evangelical Theological Society

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