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#927 – The Scandal of Christmas, Part 3: Dr. Lynn Cohick Theology in the Raw

In this third part of our four part series, New Testament scholar Dr. Lynn Cohick walks us through the significance of women in the birth narratives. We talk a lot about Mary, Elizabeth, Jesus’s genealogy (which contains 5 women), how the appearance of women in the genealogy has been misunderstood, and we also discuss the woman at the well in John 4 and how she was not a sexually promiscuous woman.Lynn currently serves as as Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs of Northern Seminary in Lisle, Illinois. Lynn received her bachelor’s degree from Messiah College in Grantham, PA, and her Ph.D. in New Testament and Christian Origins from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. After 18 years as professor of New Testament and Biblical Studies at Wheaton College (serving as department chair and dean toward the end of her time there), Lynn accepted the invitation to join Denver Seminary as their Provost / Dean. She also taught at Messiah College (Grantham, PA), and Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (Nairobi, Kenya) in the 80s and 90s, respectively.Theology in the Raw Conference – Exiles in Babylon At the Theology in the Raw conference, we will be challenged to think like exiles about race, sexuality, gender, critical race theory, hell, transgender identities, climate change, creation care, American politics, and what it means to love your democratic or republican neighbor as yourself. Different views will be presented. No question is off limits. No political party will be praised. Everyone will be challenged to think. And Jesus will be upheld as supreme.Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comVenmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1Connect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleYoutube | Preston SprinkleCheck out Dr. Sprinkle’s website prestonsprinkle.comStay Up to Date with the PodcastTwitter | @RawTheologyInstagram | @TheologyintheRawIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.
  1. #927 – The Scandal of Christmas, Part 3: Dr. Lynn Cohick
  2. #927 – The Scandal of Christmas, Part 2: Dr. Michael Bird
  3. #927 – The Scandal of Christmas, Part 1: Dr. Craig Keener
  4. #926 – Christ and Queer Marriage: Aaron and Liz Munson
  5. #925 – Power and Privilege in Paul, Mark, and White Evangelicalism: Dr. Tim Gombis
  6. #924 – Sexual Abuse, Sexual Brokenness, and the Gospel: Jay Stringer
  7. #923 – Active Listening and Thoughtful Nuance in Race Conversations: Dr. George Yancey
  8. #922 – The Stability of Scandalous Adoration: Dr. Greg Coles
  9. #921 – Conversion Therapy to Sex Work to Affirming to Side-B Christianity: Josh Proctor
  10. #920 – Why the Church Needs LGBTQ People

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