The Shot Put podcast travels in the fascinating and sometimes dangerous border country between theology and psychology, between contemporary psychotherapy and much older forms of soul care. If you’re a provider or a consumer of any form of curative talk (we’re looking at you psychotherapists, pastors, and counselors of every type), and you suspect that both Scripture and neurobiology might have something to teach you about how human beings tick, then this show is for you. Your host is Brian Kay (PhD theology/MA psychology).
Ep. 12: Humans!: A Model, Part 2
Part two of a model of human functioning which suggests that our core spiritual-psychological diagnosis is idolatry, that is, looking for solace from the pain of broken relationships with the wrong rescuers.
Ep. 11: Humans!: A Model, Part 1
An introduction to a model of human functioning that makes heavy
use of the words covenant, love, and the pretentious phrase
"relational domain." This is part one a two-part MANIFESTO.
Ep. 10: What's a Theoretical Orientation?
Theory is what guides counseling, but how do secular theories jive with the Christian view of personhood? And what is the Christian view of personhood? And what does all of this have to do with Fiestaware?
Ep. 9: Counselor Competencies
Hey therapists: The American Counseling Association thinks you should know a few things about religion.
Ep. 8: Christmas Bonus (Me Reading You the Newspaper)
Where I read you someone else's op-ed on the Incarnation using a poor mic in the family bathroom. Still, seemed worth it.
Ep. 7: May Licensed Therapists Talk God?
The old answer was "No. Please, we're modern people here." The new answer is "yes", or even, "Yes, or else! "
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A Wordsmith at Work
Brian Kay blends an easy-going tone with precise and incisive language! The result: he makes the complex accessible, the once-boring interesting, and the border countries of theology and psychology a great place to explore!!
I am SO excited to learn about this podcast. I am eager for conversations about how psychology can inform Christianity and how Christianity can inform psychology. I know few people who seem to be comfortable with such a conversation but Brian Kay delves into it with thoughtfulness and respect. I can't wait for more.
I highly recommend this podcast. The topic is interesting and the delivery is even better. Brian has a mastery of the subject matter and is really fun to listen to.