February 22, 2018
Megan Almon Speaks to Students About the Value of Life and Defending Truth
Prince Avenue Christian School middle and high school students recently welcomed Megan Almon from the Life Training Institute as a special guest speaker as part of the PACS Distinguished Speaker Series. Mrs. Almon presented “The Case for Life” helping students understand how to persuasively defend their views in the marketplace of ideas by clearly presenting the pro-life position.
Mrs. Almon clearly explained to students the importance of ideas. “The ideas that we adopt as beliefs play themselves out in our own lives and in the lives of those around us. Ideas have consequences.” She identified the ideas in society that are driving the issue of abortion as they relate to identity. She said, “Two questions that our culture struggles to answer are ‘Is truth really true?’ and ‘What makes human beings valuable?’”
Mrs. Almon encouraged students to simplify the issue. “Emotionally, physiologically, and economically abortion is complex. Morally, it is simple. Abortion is a question of value.” She reminded students of their own intrinsic value. “You matter because of particular traits, talents, or abilities. You are valuable just because you’re a human being.”
Megan Almon is a former University of Georgia gymnast and was a member of the 2002 SEC Championship Team. She worked as an award-winning journalist until 2008, joined the Life Training Institute in 2009, and was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Christian apologetics from Biola University in 2011. Megan has served as a faculty member at Summit Ministries and Impact 360. She has spoken to high school and college assemblies and classrooms, conferences, youth organizations, women’s groups, and congregations across the nation on topics including Christianity as a Worldview and The Resurrection.
Megan and her husband, Tripp, who serves as a pastor and a gymnastics coach, have been married since 2003 and have two children, Neely and Rogan. Megan enjoys spending time with her family at their log cabin in Newnan, Georgia and is still known to practice handstands in her living room and occasionally coach the sport she still loves.
As part of the Christian Character Development Program, PACS middle and high school students will further study Megan's presentation next week in small discussion groups facilitated by teachers. Students will seek to further understand the information presented to them and apply it to their lives in meaningful ways.