John McMillen

My mom dragged me to church as a kid and I hated wearing itchy church clothes. But for some reason, I always kept going back sporadically on my own during college. Admittedly, I didn't like Christians very much then and certainly didn't want to be one (I thought they were weird). Basically, I just couldn't get my mind around this whole "Jesus" thing. Yet, I kept going to church listening to the stories, keeping God at a comfortable distance. Looking back, I'm so grateful for the many friends and acquaintances who planted seeds along my faith journey. After law school, I was invited to a men's conference and absolutely loved it. One of the speakers was a former Green Beret -- he was anything but weird. He was a tough, brilliant, Godly man whom I couldn't help but respect. It wasn't long after that I discovered C.S. Lewis and realized that Christians weren't a bunch of weirdos after all. He helped me see God for who he is, not who I thought he was. The rest, as they say, is history. My faith was the best decision I've every made. It's changed my life and it will change yours too.

My Life

My hobbies

Nebraska football, camping, and dogs

My undergrad alma mater

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

If I weren't a professor, I would

Be a pastor

Favorite books

Mere Christianity, The Jesus I Never Knew, Purpose Driven Life

Favorite movies

Too many to list

Favorite city

Sydney, Australia

Current Research

10 Most Important Choices You Make Every Day