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Sandra Glahn

Professor of Media Arts and Worship

BA, Washington Bible College, 1981; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2001; PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, 2013.

In addition to teaching on-campus classes, Dr. Glahn teaches immersive courses in Italy and Great Britain, as well as immersive courses in writing and in worship. Dr. Glahn is a multi-published author of both fiction and non-fiction, a journalist, and a speaker who advocates for thinking that transforms, especially on topics relating to art, gender, sexual intimacy in marriage, and first-century backgrounds as they relate to gender. Dr. Glahn’s more than twenty books reveal her interests in bioethics, sexuality, and biblical women. She has also written eleven Bible studies in the Coffee Cup Bible Study series. A regular blogger at Engage,’s site for women in Christian leadership, she is the owner of Aspire Productions, and served as editor-in-chief for Kindred Spirit from 1999 to 2016. She and her husband have one adult daughter.

Courses Taught

  • MW5201 - Medieval Art and Spirituality
  • MW5202 - Calvin Festival: Writing and Writers
  • MW5203 - Worship Arts in the Church
  • MW5206 - British Authors, Biblical Themes
  • MW5301 - Creative Writing in Ministry
  • MW5302 - Writing for Publication
  • PM5351 - Foundations for Women in Ministry Leadership
  • PM5905 - Special Topics in Pastoral Ministries
  • DM7103 - Applied Research Project
  • DM7901 - Independent Study


Academic Interests

Women in antiquity
Women's history
The role of women in ministry
Independent studies in literature and fiction and memoir writing
Sexual intimacy in marriage
Reproductive technologies
Infertility/pregnancy loss
Stem cell research

Personal Interests

Mentoring writers
Working with infertility patients
The Women's Movement and the church--Early Modern Period through Second-Wave Feminism


DTS Voice Videos

Dr. Sandra Glahn sitting on a tall chair and Ayokor Adjei standing beside her as the American Sign Language interpreter
Story: How Storytellers Develop Their Ideas
How Can Women and Men Better Minister Together? - Classic
A Biblical View of Femininity - Classic
When God is Silent
How Can Women and Men Better Minister Together? Classic
A Missing Quality in Leaders - Following Christ
The Struggle with Infertility - Classic
Women in the Old Testament
A Biblical View of Femininity
Rediscovering God's Vision for Male/Female Partnerships in Ministry
Theology and the Arts
The Struggle with Infertility
How Can Women and Men Better Minister Together?
Vindicating the Vixens: Women in the Bible (Arise Panel)
Following the Son of Man(ly)
Cultural Shift of Hostility
Cat Theology
The Sinners' Prayer for Believers

DTS Voice Articles

Journal Articles

  • "The First-Century Ephesian Artemis: Ramifications of Her Identity." Bibliotheca Sacra (172:688). 2015.
  • "Book Review: She can teach: empowering women to teach the Scriptures effectively." Bibliotheca Sacra (171:683). 2014. 316-34.
  • "Book Review: A Royal ‘Waste’ of Time: The Splendor of Worshiping God and Being Church for the World." Bibliotheca Sacra (157:628). 2000. 506.
  • "The Identity of Artemis of the Ephesians in First-Century Ephesus." Bibliotheca Sacra (172:687). 1753. 316–34.