Sandra Costen Kunz

Secretary to the Society

Sandra.Kunz@alum.ptsem.edu

Senior Lecturer in Christian Education

Coordinator, DMin Program

Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Ghana

 

After teaching Christian education in two US theological seminaries, Sandra Kunz was invited to start a PhD program in Christian education and a DMin program at Trinity Theological Seminary in Ghana, West Africa.  Her research is focused on Christian use and adaptation of non-Christian spiritual discernment and teaching practices, especially Buddhist practices and American and West African indigenous practices. Several Ghanaian students and she are currently working on a project entitled “Teaching Youth More Powerfully than Boko Haram:  ‘Converting’ Elements of Indigenous Adolescent Rites of Passage for Confirmation Preparation in Ghanaian Churches.”  In addition to Society Journal articles, she has published  “Circling Back with Fresh Eyes: Christians Teaching Buddhist Practices for Peace at Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation,” in A Passion for Christian Unity, ed. John Imbler (Chalice Press, 2009).