Margaret Manning Shull


Margaret Manning Shull joined the RZIM Speaking and Writing Team in 2007 after having served as a pastor for over seven years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Agnes Scott College before going on to earn her Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Her pastoral ministry focused on teaching, discipleship, spiritual formation, and pastoral care and counseling.  Her research interests include topics in philosophical theology, world religions, science and faith, human sexuality, and theology in the arts.

Passionate about communicating the gospel in ways that engage both heart and mind, Margaret’s pastoral ministry grounds her speaking and writing in a relational and practical style. Margaret seeks to address the critical intersections between the Christian faith and lived experience in order to engage Christians and non-Christians in conversations that count.

In her free time, Margaret enjoys travel, gardening, hiking, cycling, running, and taking care of her menagerie of pets. She currently lives in Bellingham, WA, with her husband, David.

Talk Titles:

The Arts and the Search for Meaning

New Horizons in Apologetics

A Woman’s Confidence in the Gospel

Burning Bright without Burning Out

Human Sexuality and Human Worth

Jesus in the World of Religions


Articles / Broadcasts

  • In This House | JT 26.3

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As a young girl, I had the unique opportunity to travel to South Africa. We stayed for a month....

    - May 25, 2018  |  Posted In: Just Thinking Article

  • Reordering the Imagination

    I shut my eyes in order to see, said French painter, sculptor, and artist Paul Gauguin. As a little....

    - May 22, 2018  |  Posted In: A Slice of Infinity Article

  • Beyond Borders

    In my part of the world, gardening season has begun in earnest. Seeds that were planted and buried underground....

    - May 15, 2018  |  Posted In: A Slice of Infinity Article

  • A Human Circumference

    French existentialist Jean Paul Sartre closes his play Huis Clos ("No Exit") with the pronouncement, "Hell is other people."....

    - May 10, 2018  |  Posted In: A Slice of Infinity Article

  • Paradoxical Presence

    For many Jewish people living after the Holocaust, God's absence is an ever-present reality. It is as tangible as....

    - May 8, 2018  |  Posted In: A Slice of Infinity Article