The Alabaster Jar Podcast is a weekly conversation that takes on current issues impacting women at the intersection of faith, theology, and ministry. Dr. Lynn Cohick, Dr. Ingrid Faro, and Dr. Beth Felker-Jones pour out their wisdom from years in ministry and academia to inspire women to continue advancing God’s mission in the world.
The Legacy of St. Brigid with Miriam O'Regan
Dr. Miriam O'Regan returns to the podcast to discuss her research into the influence of St Brigid in the history of the church in Ireland. She describes examples of St. Brigid's compassion, hospitality and commitment to sharing her faith that serve to inspire our own faith today. We discuss St. Brigid as pioneering monastery founder and an example of the generations of strong women of faith and action in Ireland.
Dr. Miriam O'Regan, worshipper and lover of God, holds a doctorate in the field of early years education. She has also been part of church planting teams in Ireland and Europe, serving in Paris, France; Delft, the Netherlands; and Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. She currently serves on the Core Team of Redcross Church of Ireland, Co. Wicklow. She is keenly interested in the early church in Ireland and Celtic Christianity.
Keep up with Miriam on Twitter at @DrMiriamORegan1
Seeking God in the Old Testament with Carol Kaminski
The Bible is full of the stories of the often messy and complex people who encounter God and experience grace. Dr. Carol Kaminski joins Dr. Lynn Cohick for a discussion on reading the Old Testament scriptures as part of the larger narrative of God and his people. A seminary professor and author of numerous Bible studies, Carol shares her passion to help people understand the redemptive story of the Bible and to equip church leaders to teach the Bible.
Explore the Old Testament resources available at https://www.casketempty.com/
The Pastors Table (Special Episode)
Even though ministry is riddled with challenges and filled with difficulty, Mark and Tara Beth share their stories of finding hope in ministry. The Pastor's Table helps you embrace your ministry as a gift!In the 1st episode, Mark and Tara Beth talk about their journeys in ministry and why pastors need to gather and discuss the importance of theological integrity!
Check out Dr. Mark Quanstrom’s new course on Seminary Now: Pastoral Ministry: Calling and Resilience.
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Journeying through the Old Testament World with Sandy Richter
The Old Testament teachings come alive in our conversation with Sandy Richter through her understanding of the ancient social and theological worlds. Decades of teaching experience bring her knowledge and scholarship to bear in the life of the church. Sandy invites us to connect the themes of the Old and New Testaments and rediscover the story of God dwelling amongst his people. She shares how scripture helps us develop a Biblical understanding of what it means to love God and be stewards of creation.
Learn more about Sandy's work and purchase her books and studies here.
Stream Sandy's course on Seminary Now here. Alabaster Jar listeners receive 30% off an individual subscription (monthly or annual) with code AJ30.
Discovering the Wonders of Creation with Kristen Page - AJ 95
Biologist Dr. Kristen Page joins Lynn for a conversation on the wonders of creation. She invites us to explore the fictional worlds created by Tolkien and Lewis and discover how they invite us to become stewards of the world we live in. Lynn and Kristen discuss how we can recapture our sense of wonder through experiencing the beauty of what God has made.
Purchase The Wonders of Creation: Learning Stewardship from Narnia and Middle Earth here.
Who is my neighbor? Refugees, Justice and the Image of God with Myrto Theocharous - AJ 94
Dr. Myrto Theocharous returns to the Alabaster Jar. She talks with Lynn about her journey into studying the Old Testament and how she was inspired to begin working with refugees and those impacted by human trafficking. She discusses how this experience prompted her to think more deeply about the relationship between being made in the image of God and how we speak about those who are marginalized in our calls to social action. Myrto walks us through Old Testament passages that reflect God's response to oppression and misuse of power and discusses how this can prompt us to demonstrate justice and hospitality in our world today.
Learn more about Myrto and support her work here.
Wonderful podcast with great guests. Thank you for helping me learn so much about women in the Bible from female scholars.
A positive podcast
Such a positive podcast! Lynn Cohick is an excellent interviewer.
Healing my soul
Longing to know God and do what’s right in His eyes ~ but breaking under the burden of Patriarchal church leadership and legalism + the distortion that it brought to my marriage ultimately playing a role in our divorce and the pain that played out in our four children’s lives ~ I have wrestled deeply with God trying to understand and heal -how and why God did this happen? It has been 6 long years of complete brokenness and searching ~ pouring my soul out to God ~ reading learning studying + incredibly thankful for finding your podcast + other podcasts and authors who shine light into the Truth of God’s Word, breaking the silence of oppression. My soul is finding freedom and healing through this long broken journey ~ I am finding my love and passion for God deeper, my faith stronger and my heart learning to rest and trust in His grace and love ~ my source of Joy. Thank you Alabaster Jar!