Vindicating the Vixens (Kregel, 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. In this panel discussion, three DTS profs and three graduates talk about the women they explored.
Dr. Glenn R. Kreider identifies his motivations as his passion for the triune God and his desire to help others respond to divine revelation in spirit and truth. Prior to coming to DTS he directed Christian education and pastored a church in Cedar Hill, Texas. Dr. Kreider’s research interests include Jonathan Edwards, theological method, and our eschatological hope. He is married to Janice and they have two children. Dr. Kreider enjoys his adorable black lab named Chloe, two pugs, bold coffee, and good music.
The author of Ministry for Hispanic Introverts, Karla Zazueta (MACL, 2014) is an architect-turned-ministry-leader serving at Stonebriar Community Church (Spanish Ministries) in Frisco, Texas.
Dr. Glahn serves as associate professor in Media Arts and Worship and is a multi-published author of both fiction and non-fiction. She is a journalist, and a speaker who advocates for thinking that transforms. Dr. Glahn’s more than twenty books relate to bioethics, sexuality, and reproductive technologies as well as ten Bible studies in the Coffee Cup Bible Study series. She is a regular blogger at Engage, Bible.org’s site for women in Christian leadership, the owner of Aspire Productions, and served as editor-in-chief for Kindred Spirit from 1999 to 2015.
Sharifa Stevens (ThM, 2004) is a Manhattan-born, Bronx-raised child of the King, born to Jamaican immigrants. Sharifa's passion is to serve God's kingdom by leading His people in worship through music, speaking and writing. A graduate of both Columbia University and Dallas Theological Seminary, Sharifa writes for Insight for Living Ministries. She currently lives in Dallas with two energetic sons and her renaissance husband, Jonathan.
Dr. Ralston grew up in Canada, graduated from the University of Waterloo, and then completed his Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Biblical Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He served as a pastor in Canada for several years before returning to Dallas Seminary 25 years ago to teach communication skills and church leadership. Tim and his wife, Carol, have two daughters living in Philadelphia. Briana is a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania and Alyssa is a Freshman at Drexel University. In his spare time Dr. Ralston relaxes as a scuba diving instructor with International Scuba (Carrolton) and as an Emergency First Response trainer for Dallas-area churches and organizations. Tim was born in Canada and grew up there as the youngest of three children. He and his wife, Carol, met in college and married upon graduation in 1979. Finishing a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1983, they returned to Canada and pastored for five years. Coming back to Dallas Seminary to pursue a PhD in Biblical Studies in 1988, he was hired as a faculty member in the Department of Pastoral Ministries. He has taught three ever since. Tim and Carol have two daughters: Briana (a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania) and Alyssa (a senior at Garland High School). When not busy with family events or fulfilling seminary duties, Tim teaches Scuba diving with International Scuba in Carrollton and serves as an Emergency First Response instructor for churches and schools in the DFW area.