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Short Bio

Dr. Sandra Glahn is Associate Professor in Media and Worship at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS).  She holds a Master of Theology degree from DTS and a Ph.D. in The Humanities—Aesthetic Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas. The author or coauthor of more than twenty books, Dr. Glahn served as editor in chief for DTS’s flagship magazine, Kindred Spirit, for seventeen years. She is a frequent retreat speaker whose areas of expertise are in Bible books and backgrounds, women’s history and issues, the history of ideas about gender, sexuality and ethics, and writing for publication.

Long Bio

Dr. Sandra Glahn is Associate Professor in Media and Worship at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS). She holds a Master of Theology degree from DTS and a Ph.D. in The Humanities—Aesthetic Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Dr. Glahn is the author or coauthor of more than twenty books. These include The Coffee Cup Bible Study series, featuring AMG’s Mocha on the Mount;Espresso with Esther; Java with the Judges; Solomon Latte; Cappuccino with Colossians; Premium Roast with Ruth; Frappe with Philippians; Kona with Jonah,  Sumatra with the Seven Churches, and Chai with Malachi. She is also the author of the medical suspense novel Informed Consent (Cook) and a short non-fiction work, The City of Ephesus: A Short History.

Her coauthored works include When Empty Arms Become a Heavy Burden: Encouragement for Couples Facing Infertility (Kregel, 2nd ed); Sexual Intimacy in Marriage (3rd ed; Kregel; more than 100,000 copies in print); Lethal Harvest (Kregel, a CBA best-selling Christy fiction finalist); Deadly Cure (Kregel); False Positive (WaterBrook/Random House); The Infertility Companion (Zondervan/Christian Medical Association); and The Contraception Guidebook: Options, Risks, and Answers for Christian Couples (Zondervan/Christian Medical Association), recently re-released by Authenticity Book House as Control? A Couples’ Guide to Contraception.

Dr. Glahn has contributed to a number of additional works, including Genetic Engineering: A Christian Response (Kregel); The Making of a Mentor (Authentic), Insight for Living’s Bible Companion for Women (IFL), Life Savors for Women (Tyndale), Simple Little Words (Cook), Daily Seeds from Women Who Walk in Faith (Moody); A Faith and Culture Devotional (Zondervan); God Encounters (Howard/Simon & Schuster); and Tending the Soul: 90 Days of Spiritual Nourishment (Moody). For seventeen years, Dr. Glahn also served as editor in chief for DTS’s flagship magazine, Kindred Spirit.

She belongs to the American Academy of Religion (AAR); the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS); and the Christian Authors Network (CAN). She is a regular contributing blogger at Engage, the bible.org women’s leadership site. She has led retreats as well as seminars and workshops on marriage, intimacy, infertility, rest, writing, and a variety of biblical books and topics. Of particular interest to her is the subject of first-century women’s backgrounds and their ramifications for the New Testament text.

Dr. Glahn and her husband, Gary, have been married for thirty-six years, and they have one daughter, who joined their family through adoption.

Her areas of academic interest include the following: the history of ideas about gender; women in antiquity; women’s history; medieval art and spirituality; creative writing; writing for publication; homiletics; hermeneutics; international women’s issues; literature; fiction; bioethics; reproductive technologies; sexual intimacy in marriage; infertility/pregnancy loss; and mentoring.

The following courses are part of Dr. Glahn’s regular teaching assignments at DTS: Medieval Art and Spirituality (biennially on location in Italy); Creative Writing; The Role of Women in Ministry; Writing for Publication; Sexuality and Ethics; and supervision of graduate-level independent studies in short story writing, theology of the body, and writing or gender-related topics.

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