Shari Oosting is the Associate Director of Formation for Ministry at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. Prior to this, she directed programs and developed initiatives for Christian leaders in Princeton Theological Seminary's Office of Continuing Education, where she hosted the first two seasons of The Distillery and was one of the creators of The Thread. She is passionate about expanding the biblical and theological vocabulary of Christians and cares deeply about the Church. Shari and her husband Jason spend their hours outside of work playing with their four children—Asher, Ezra, Elia, and Ada.
Practicing the Sabbath may seem like a challenge in today's fast-paced, high-tech world, but a Sabbath can be a healthy, biblical, spiritual practice to recenter and refocus on what really matters—God, family, and spiritual, mental, and physical health.
Hosted distillery Episodes
In this episode, Jared Alcantara dives into the legacy of Gardner C. Taylor, who has been called “the dean of the nation’s black preachers” and “the poet laurate of the pulpit.” In exploring Talyor’s own backstory and unique ability to preach in varying and diverse contexts across racial, ethnic, ecclesial, and national lines, Alcantara elaborates on why it is so important for those in ministry to study Taylor’s preaching today.
Shari Oosting and Dayle Rounds welcome you back to The Distillery for Season 3. This summer we will explore apocalyptic literature, ministry in a secular age, making decisions at the end of life, and more. Season 3 begins July 19, 2020.
In this podcast episode, Adam Hearlson describes how subversion has been a central part of Christian worship from the beginning. He asks the Church to consider alternative, ancient, and subversive forms of worship to live our identity more fully.