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Fathom Magazine interview w/ me about Vixens

By | Arts, Blog Interviews With Writers, Books, Gender & Faith, Life In The Body, Women, Writing | No Comments

This interview with me ran in the latest issue of Fathom Magazine.  Today we’re happy to have as our guest Dr. Sandra Glahn. Sandi earned her ThM at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) and her PhD at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in Humanities–Aesthetic Studies. A professor in the Media Arts and Worship department at DTS, she teaches courses in writing, medieval art/spirituality, gender, and sexual ethics. She is the author of more than twenty books, including the Coffee Cup Bible Study series. But today we want to talk with her about her latest book Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting the Sexualized, Vilified, Marginalized Women of the Bible (Kregel Academic), which just came out. Tell us about Vindicating the Vixens. Vindicating the Vixens has been on my heart and mind for more than a decade. As I studied history and cultural backgrounds at the doctoral level, I ended up revisiting some…

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Life Is Hard, but God Is Good

By | Arts, Books, Infertility, Life In The Body | 4 Comments

In the past two months, I have buried my father and walked my daughter through open-heart surgery. The “windsock in her heart,” as her surgeon described it, that had blood flowing the wrong way, was apparently congenital, but we didn’t discover it till this past July. She is still in the hospital, but she made it great through surgery on Tuesday. So now, in my great relief, I have some time to reflect on the whirlwind that has been my life for the past two months. My overwhelming sense is that I’ve been covered in the love of God. The Almighty works with precise timing that may not always thrill us in the moment (surgery the day before my first day of classes!?), but in retrospect is always perfect, and designed for our greatest good. That my father died during the summer meant Oregon was beautiful (such beauty heals me),…

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Mark Your Calendar

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The great theologian N. T. Wright is coming to Dallas this fall, and you’re invited to a free event. SMU-Perkins is hosting him for “Simply Wright” on the SMU campus November 15–17, and they’ve extended the invitation to friends in the community. Dr. Wright is professor of NT and Early Christianity at University of St. Andrews, as well as being a prolific author and a retired Anglican bishop. The topic is related to his book, Simply Good News: Why the Gospel is News and What Makes it Good. Go to smu.edu/perkins-simply-wright to sign up as well as receive discussion materials. The three public evening lectures, Nov 15–17, begin at 7:30 and will take place in this order: 15th in McFarlin Auditorium, 16th and 17th at Highland Park United Methodist Church.

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