About the Contributors

Barbara Neumann

Dr. Barbara Neumann (MACE, DMin Dallas Theological Seminary) currently serves as adjunct professor in the Educational Ministries and Leadership Department at DTS Houston. She is currently leading a project to train women in the Middle East to be leaders in their church. Her additional ministries include mentoring young leaders, church mentoring consultant, speaker, Bible study teacher, and gardener. She is coauthor of Organic Mentoring: A Mentor’s Guide to Relationships With Next Generation Women. Barbara is married to Ralph, mother of three, and grandmother of eleven perfect grandchildren.

Glenn Kreider

Glenn R. Kreider

Prior to teaching at DTS, Dr. Kreider served as Director of Christian Education and then as Senior Pastor in Cedar Hill, TX. His research and writing interests include Jonathan Edwards, theological method, theology and popular culture, and our eschatological hope. Dr. Kreider believes that grace really is amazing; it is a thought that will change the world. He is married to his best friend, Janice, and they have two grown children, a son-in-law, and one granddaughter, Marlo Grace. He and Janice enjoy live music, good stories, bold coffee, and their five rescue dogs—two pugs, a chihuahua, a terrier named Chloe, and a black lab, Carlile.

Jim Howard

Dr. Howard has earned a ThM as well as a PhD in New Testament Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. His passion for teaching has led him to international ministry where he annually teaches at schools in Nepal, India, and Mozambique. After high school he joined the US Navy’s nuclear program and was stationed in San Diego, CA where he met his first wife, Judy. She went to be with the Lord after they had been married 5 years from complications relating to Cystic Fibrosis, leaving him with a 1 and 3 year old. Jim and Nancy have been married since 1984 and they have four children and nine grandchildren. In addition to hiking, camping, skiing, sailing, four-wheeling, taekwondo (he has his 2nd Dan black belt) and reading, Jim loves being pastor at Dillon Community Church in Dillon, Colorado.

Sandra Glahn

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, bible.org’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.

Sharifa Stevens

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.

Willie J. Bolden

Dr. Bolden completed his undergraduate studies at Biola University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Education in 1980. He earned a Master of Arts in Theological Education from Talbot Theological Seminary in 1992. In 2006, Dr. Bolden earned a Doctor of Ministry in Missions and Evangelism from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Community and Church Relations at DTS-Houston. As a conference speaker, preacher, and teacher, Dr. Bolden speaks on subjects that range from successful biblical marriage, blended families, and evangelism to Bible doctrine and Christian education. He is married to Loretta C. Bolden. They are the parents of seven children and eight grandchildren.