Christa McKirland

Fayetteville, Georgia

BA in Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia; Master of Arts in Bible Exposition and a Master of Theology in Systematic Theology from Talbot School of Theology

Thesis topic
I am proposing a framework for engaging particular aspects of theological anthropology. Most specifically, how a Christologically telosed understanding of the imago Dei informs both the constitution and orientation of human desire.

When I am not reading or working on my project, I enjoy playing with my daughter, Raya, and watching anything Marvel with my husband, Matthew. Also, since we are now living in the birthplace of golf, I am enjoying trying my hand at this sport.


McKirland, Christa L. Review, “Dignity and Destiny: Humanity in the Image of God.” Priscilla Papers, Vol. 29, No. 4 (Autumn, 2015): 27-29.

McKirland, Christa L. Review, “Sexual Difference in Christian Theology: Male, Female and

Intersex in the Image of God.” Journal of Psychology and Theology, Vol. 44, No. 1 (Spring 2016): 99-100.

McKirland, Christa and Matthew McKirland. “Who’s in Charge? Questioning our Common

Assumptions about Spiritual Authority.” Priscilla Papers, Vol. 27, Issue 1 (Winter, 2013): 15-25.

McKirland, Christa & Matthew McKirland. “Born to Lead; Born to Equip: One Couple’s Journey

to Understand the Holy Spirit’s Unexpected Call,” Mutuality Magazine, Vol. 16, Issue 2, (Summer 2009): 8-10.

Under Contract

McKirland, Christa L. “Era of Kings: Huldah: Malfunction with the Wardrobe-Keeper’s Wife,” in Vindicating the Vixens: Men and Women Revisiting Gendered Bible Stories, edited by Sandra Glahn. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2016.

Work Submitted

McKirland, Christa L. “The Image of God and Intersex Persons.” Submitted to an integrative journal for Psychology and Theology.