Eschatology in Culture Today

In this panel discussion from the conference "Shaped By the Future: Reclaiming the Hope of Eschatology", Glenn Kreider, Michael Svigel, Sandra Glahn, Andi Thacker and Todd Agnew discuss how eschatology relates to our culture, particularly from the vantage points of counseling, worship music, and literature.

Andi Thacker
As a professor in the Biblical counseling department, Dr. Thacker is passionate about teaching counseling students to integrate scripture and psychology and apply those concepts to real life counseling situations. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at DTS, Dr. Thacker maintains a small private practice in which she specializes with children and adolescents and supervises LPC-Interns. Dr. Thacker completed her training with a master's degree in biblical counseling from DTS and a PhD in counselor education and supervision from the University of North Texas. She is a licensed professional counselor, a board approved supervisor, and holds multiple certifications in counseling. Most importantly, she is married to Chad and they have three children: Emerson, William, and Webb.
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 and one granddaughter, Marlo Grace. He and Janice enjoy live music, good stories, bold coffee, and spending time together and with their rescue dogs—a terrier/greyhound mix named Chloe and a black lab named Carlile.

Michael J. Svigel
Besides teaching both historical and systematic theology at DTS, Dr. Svigel is actively engaged in teaching and writing for a broader evangelical audience. His passion for a Christ-centered theology and life is coupled with a penchant for humor, music, and writing. Dr. Svigel comes to DTS after working for several years in the legal field as well as serving as a writer with the ministry of Insight for Living. His books and articles range from text critical studies to juvenile fantasy. He and his wife, Stephanie, have three children, Sophie, Lucas, and Nathan.
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.
Todd Agnew
Todd spent thirty years as a professional worship leader, pastor, and songwriter, and fifteen years as a recording artist with Ardent Records. He came to DTS in 2013 to pursue his love for the original languages, which fueled his passion for the Bible. DTS afforded him the academic opportunity to merge his past work as a worship leader and musician with his new trajectory toward training the next generation of theologians, artists, and worship leaders. To learn more about Todd and his music, please visit his website at toddagnew.com
Contributors
Andi Thacker
Glenn R. Kreider
Michael J. Svigel
Sandra Glahn
Todd Agnew
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February 27, 2017
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