"Perhaps what I appreciate most about Megan is the way she thoughtfully and gracefully engages those with whom she disagrees. She has a special gift for making a killer argument without sacrificing civility." 

- Rachel Held Evans | New York Times, Best-Selling Author

 

HER APPROACH

Megan equips conservative Christians with language and insights to navigate challenging conversations with grace, patience, careful scholarship, and humility. Speaking around the country with churches, Christian Colleges, and parachurch organizations, Megan works to assist in dialogue, education, and reconciliation. Her approach is that of 'bridge building' amidst previously uncharted conversation topics and traditionally oppositional views. 

As a speaker, consultant, author, and moderator, Megan considers her professional direction to be mission-oriented and crucially important to identity exploration in the context of Christian communities. Her work is meant to open doors for fresh perspectives balanced with valued traditions and the preconceived notions that emerge as a result. 

 

 

achievement snapshot

  • Currently serving as a Visiting Researcher at Boston University’s School of Theology and a Research Associate with the Institute for the BioCultural Study of Religion’s Sex Differences Project
  • Megan holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Marquette University, an M.A. in Theology and an M.A. in Biblical Languages from Gordon-Conwell Seminary, and a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from Toccoa Falls College.
  • She is an appointed member of the Human Rights Committee for the City of Beverly, MA.
  • Megan speaks and preaches in various contexts, such as Sexuality Series at Calvin College (with Lianne Simon), Eastern University, and Gordon College.
  • Megan has taught Christian Theology and The Great Conversation at Gordon College (Wenham, MA), Women in the Early Church at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (South Hamilton, MA), and lectured at various seminaries, churches, conferences, and retreats.
  • Megan has conducted staff trainings like “Student Care Beyond the Binary: Intersex and Transgender” at Taylor University and Calvin College and on sexual orientation at the National Association of Cedarbrook Camps annual conferences - among others.
  • Guest theologian and preacher at First Presbyterian, Ft. Wayne  “Divine Mystery and the Limits of Language” and “Post-Colonial Theology” and a workshop at the Wild Goose Festival with Lianne Simon.