John McKinleyis an associate professor of theology at Talbot School of Theology. He is most interested in the theological questions that touch on personal engagement with God. God is there, but how does God sweep us up into relationship with him existentially? These questions about sanctification, discipleship, and Christology led to McKinley's doctoral study on the temptation experience of Jesus Christ. He has continued to work on the doctrines of Christology, ecclesiology, and sanctification as part of teaching through these topics. McKinley regularly teaches on a Christian perspective of the human body, pulling together a theology of the human body with the best learning from science about nutrition, sport, fashion, medical technology and all that helps us to live in the body God gave us. He enjoys bicycle road racing as a hobby, has worked in youth ministry and urban ministry, and is currently a member of Granda Heights Friends Church in La Mirada.