T4G Interview Series: Mike McKinley (Part 2)

October 7, 2009

We continue our interview of Mike McKinley…

6) Favorite biographies?

The Plain Mr. Knox by Elizabeth Wheatley
Thomas Cramner: A Life by Diarmaid MacCulloch
Derek Jeter by Michael Bradley

7) What will you be speaking on at T4G (talk title and summation of content)?

My title is “Unity, Not Uniformity: Diversity in the Body of Christ”.  I hope to talk about the kinds of diversity we should expect to see in the local church, why gospel ministry should normally create diversity in the church, how diversity is a particularly effective witness to the gospel in our day and age, and how we can take steps to cultivate diversity in the local church.

8)Which of the main T4G speakers could you “take to the mat” so to speak?

I am definitely not too humble to speculate.  I think every Reformed pastor in America has secretly gone over this in his head.  Every male is supposed to think he can take any guy in the room at any time, so I’ll go right after the Big Presbyterian.  He’d be the biggest challenge.  Why am I answering this question?

9) Why are you excited about T4G?

I have been so encouraged by the two previous T4G conferences.  My wife and I have served as ushers at the previous conferences just so that we could attend.  So I can’t wait to hear the speakers, fellowship with other pastors and leaders, join in the singing, and be reminded of the greatness of the gospel and the privilege of being in ministry.

10) Anything else we should know or you’d like to say?

I think the Eagles are going to win the Super Bowl this year.  Granted, I think that every year.  But this year, I’m really confident.