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Sandra Glahn, B.A., Th.M., Ph.D.

Welcome! ASPIRE started out as an acronym for ARTs, Sanctity of Life, Pregnancy Loss, Infertility, Reproductive Technologies, and Ethics.

These subjects, grounded in my own experience, often made their way into my early writings. And now, some two decades later, I share blog posts, videos, book sales, and free writing resources on the above-mentioned topics as well as a host of others here at ASPIRE2. Today my work relates to what it means to flourish as human beings with emphasis on the Big Ideas, the arts, gender, and living embodied lives designed for human flourishing.

Please join me in the conversation. I’m glad you’re here.

To find out more about me, see my About page. You can follow me on Twitter @sandraglahn and subscribe to my author page at I post every second and fourth Tuesday on the Engage blog for women in Christian leadership at Like what you find here? Feel free to buy me a coffee.

Recent Posts

Author Q&A: What chickens can teach us about creativity

By Arts, Blog Interviews With Writers, Books, Uncategorized, Writing No Comments

Architects, surgeons, sculptors, poets, chefs, and knitters all practice creativity in their fields of interest and expertise. Historians, novelists, landscapers, and nurses find creative ways to put their skills into action. Creativity lives in all of us and reveals itself in uncountable variations and configurations. For my friend Ann Byle, it was a flock of chickens that set her on a path of creative discovery. Her book Chicken Scratch: Lessons on Living Creatively from a Flock of Hens (Broadleaf) launches today! This little, accessible hardback book offers a link between backyard hens and the God-given creative impulses we all hold. My older sis raises chickens, and she tells me they have distinct personalities. Ann apparently sees the same phenomenon and connects the world of chickens with creativity—one of my favorite subjects. You don’t have to be “a creative” to qualify as creative. Here Ann answers questions about creativity, chickens, and living a…

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Got Questions?

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Recently I taped two podcasts/videos with “Got Questions?” talking with the host about 1) the debate surrounding women being pastors and 2) those head-scratching Bible verses about women. Part 1 – What about women pastors? Part 2 – What about those hard Bible verses about women? What was Paul saying?

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Featured Books

Vindicating the Vixens

Vindicating the Vixens (Kregel Academic, forthcoming) is the result of a diverse team of 16 male and female theologians who’ve partnered to take a second look at vilified and marginalized women in the Bible. The church has often viewed women’s stories through sexist eyes, resulting in a range of distortions.

On March 23 at DTS, Dr. Sandra Glahn moderated a panel discussion about women in the Bible whom we have either vilified or marginalized.

Vindicating the Vixens Panel Discussion 

When Empty Arms Become a Heavy Burden

Encouragement for Couples Facing Infertility (2nd ed.)

When Empty Arms Become a Heavy Burden brings solid facts, detailed information, and a message of encouragement to infertile couples and those who work with them, along with answers to the questions they most often ask.

Mocha on the Mount

Imagine yourself having coffee with Jesus. What would you ask Him? What might He ask you? In this study we’ll consider his words in the Sermon on the Mount and explore how our righteousness can actually “exceed that of the scribes and the Pharisees.” Okay, actually, we’ll explore how Jesus set the bar so high that we see the key to entering the kingdom of heaven: realizing our deep need for grace and for someone else’s righteousness to be credited to our account. That’s the only way we get that kind of righteousness.

Lethal Harvest

In the midst of a frivolous malpractice suit, a fertility clinic loses its chief researcher in a freak accident. When the survivors piece together discrepancies in the victim’s cloning and genetics research, they uncover a Machiavellian plot that pits them against biomedical companies in a race to discover what the researcher knew.

A Christy Award finalist (Suspense category) and CBA bestselling novel

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