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My podcast is about the intersect between Trauma and Theology. Contemporary discussions have to involve a balance of biblical truth and current research studies. Topics will expand upon the content discussed on the Youtube channel.

Truth Trauma Theology Kyle Spears

    • Health & Fitness
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My podcast is about the intersect between Trauma and Theology. Contemporary discussions have to involve a balance of biblical truth and current research studies. Topics will expand upon the content discussed on the Youtube channel.

    Healing Toxic Shame with Conny Nussbaum | Patreon Spotlight

    Healing Toxic Shame with Conny Nussbaum | Patreon Spotlight

    What is Toxic Shame? How does it affect those trying to live for Christ? What does the Bible say about shame?

    In this Patreon Spotlight Dr. Conny Nussbaum joins the discussion to share insight regarding what the Bible says about shame. Conny previously presented her research during a Patreon-exclusive meeting and I wanted to make sure it saw the light of day! Her research is clear, meaningful, and practical.

    About Connie:
    Studied PhD in Immunology (Psychoneuroimmunology) at Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald and is now studies Clinical Counseling (MA) at Winebrenner Theological Seminary. She formerly worked as a Consultant Scientific & Clinical Editor/Writer. Since 2010 she has worked with grief working as a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist.

    What is Patreon Spotlight?
    Patreon Spotlight is exclusive content from those who have expertise in the Patreon Community. Many of them present at our Mastermind Meetings and are then selected to share for a public interview depending on the topic. If you are interested in becoming a patreon member you will have the opportunity to join a Mastermind Group.
    Please visit: https://www.patreon.com/kylespears

    • 57 min
    Using Your Spiritual Gifts with Tim Sherrill

    Using Your Spiritual Gifts with Tim Sherrill

    What are my spiritual gifts and how do I unlock them? What does the Bible say about the various spiritual gifts? How do I partner with the Holy Spirit? How do I bless the church with my gifts? How does trauma interfere with my understanding or use of my gift?

    In this conversation we bring our series to a close as Tim Sherrill joins to discuss how to use the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Many people do not know what their gifts are or how to use them. One thing is certain, we are made to function using God's Spirit. Tim has conducted Spiritual Gift classes for our local congregation as well as others. His approach to helping people find their spiritual gifts is based in scripture as well as experience.

    Tim and Wendy Sherrill were high school sweethearts and were married in 1979. Over the last 39 years, the Sherrills have led in varying capacities in churches in Detroit, MI; Phila, PA; Seattle, WA; Fort Wayne, IN; and Omaha, NE. They and their family have helped churches across the Midwest grow and be healthy.

    Today, Tim and Wendy lead the Omaha Church and live to seek and save the lost. When they are not doing that you will probably find them watching classic movies.
    They have three disciple kids, two in Texas and one in Minnesota and four grandkids, a daughter-in-law and a son-in-law.

    Prior to being on staff in churches before 2008, Tim worked for Progressive Insurance for 23 years moving around to various locations and management opportunities, including working with industry associations and political affairs assignments.

    Wendy has worked professionally in real estate and many volunteer jobs at schools.
    Tim holds a B.S. degree in Health Administration from Eastern Michigan University (1983) and a Masters in Religious Education in MIssional Leadership from Rochester University in Rochester, Michigan (2019).

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Holy Spirit of the Old Testament with Dr. Rolan Monje

    The Holy Spirit of the Old Testament with Dr. Rolan Monje

    In this episode we explore how the Old Testament portrays the Holy Spirit's presence. It seems confusing to reconcile how the OT describes the Spirit's activity as opposed to what we see in the NT. Dr. Monje joins to discuss the fundamental questions Christians have when reading the Holy Spirit of the OT.

    Q.What was the Jewish understanding of the Spirit? Definition of ruach? Uses of ruach?
    Q. Is the “Spirit" in the OT also “holy”?
    Q.How is the Holy Spirit present in creation?
    Q.What does it mean when the Spirit came upon various characters throughout the OT? Senses of Ruach? Empowerment?
    Q. What happened with the elders of Israel?
    Q. What happened with Saul?
    Q. What about Saul’s evil spirit?
    Q. Is this the spirit of God or something else?
    Q. What does this say about Saul?
    Q. What are some OT prophecies regarding the Spirit that are fulfilled throughout the NT?
    Q. Do the Dead Sea Scrolls have something to say on the Spirit?

    Rolan Monje (BD, MMin, DMin) serves as an evangelist and teacher. He is Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Rocky Mountain School of Ministry and Theology in Colorado, and also directs the Asia-Pacific Leadership Academy in Manila.

    Dr. Monje travels extensively (over 100 cities across 6 continents) and has spoken in countries as varied as Germany, Turkey, Qatar, Greece, UAE (Dubai), Ecuador, Canada, Nigeria, Myanmar, and Australia. He and his wife, Weng, oversee a region of churches in the Philippines and have been on staff over 20 years. They have two daughters, Yana and Stefi.

    Dr. Monje's Bachelor of Divinity is in Biblical Languages from the University of London; his Master of Ministry is from the American Bible College in Florida, USA; his Doctor of Ministry is in Pastoral Theology.

    Personal website: rolanmonje.com

    Published books: www.ipibooks.com
    “Into the Psalms” (2010), “Exodus: Making Israel’s Journey Your Own” (2013), “After the Storm: Hope and Healing from Ezra-Nehemiah” (2014),
    “Finish Strong: The Message of Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi” (2016)

    Ten podcasts on Interpreting the Psalms (download at douglasjacoby.com)

    • 58 min
    How Do We Hear the Spirit's Voice? A Conversation with Dr. Bill Moulden

    How Do We Hear the Spirit's Voice? A Conversation with Dr. Bill Moulden

    How do we know if we are hearing God's voice or our own? How do we know if we are in step with the Spirit? Is it possible to lose the Spirit? How does the Spirit direct our thoughts or emotions? In this conversation we explore the various ways the Holy Spirit speaks to us.

    How does the Holy Spirit speak to our conscience?
    How does the Holy Spirit sanctify us?
    How does the Holy Spirit convict us?
    How can we grieve the Spirit?
    How can we quench the Spirit?
    What does it mean to blaspheme the Spirit?
    How can we learn to distinguish the Spirit’s voice from our own?

    Dr. Bill Moulden has served in the full-time ministry for over 28 years throughout the Southwest, Midwest, and now the Heartland family of churches. He currently serves as an Evangelist and Teacher with the Gateway City Church in St. Louis, MO. Bill has Masters of Divinity and a Doctorate in Ministry from Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque, NM. Happily married to Kristin Moulden for 28 years and father to three amazing daughters.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Sealed By the Spirit with Dr. Andy Boakye

    Sealed By the Spirit with Dr. Andy Boakye

    In this episode we begin a 4-part series on the Holy Spirit. Dr. Andy Boakye joins the discussion to help clarify the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a New Covenant Christian. Andy masterfully explains the original greek context and gives us an understanding of why Paul taught a specific theology regarding the Holy Spirit. This is just the beginning of this conversation!

    The Holy Spirit as a seal?
    The Holy Spirit as a deposit, guarantee?
    How does the Holy Spirit intercede for us?
    How does the Holy Spirit create special intimacy with God (abba)?
    How are we temples for the Holy Spirit?
    How can Paul’s understanding of the Holy Spirit inspire us towards greater confidence?

    Dr Andrew Boakye Lecturer in Religions and Theology and Member of the Centre for Biblical Studies at the University of Manchester and co-chair of the Paul seminar of the British New Testament Society. He is author of Death and Life: Resurrection, Restoration and Rectification in Paul's Letter to the Galatians (Wipf & Stock, 2017) and co-author of Rethinking Galatians: Paul's Vision of Oneness in the Living Christ (T&T Clark, 2021 with Professor Peter Oakes). He is currently working on the Word Biblical Themes Commentary on Ephesians for Zondervan Press and his research interests include Pauline Christianity, resurrection theology, masculinity studies and intertextuality. He has been consulted on issues of racial harmony and reconciliation across the Protestant communion and is part of a colloquium combating domestic violence in religious spaces. Andy is married to Chi and has two children - Aaron (21) and Storm (19).

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The ABC's of Spiritual Trauma with Dr. Sean St. Jean

    The ABC's of Spiritual Trauma with Dr. Sean St. Jean

    How do we know if a situation should be considered spiritual abuse? What are the various types of abuse that can occur? Are we using the most effective terms when we talk about trauma in a faith context?   

    In this episode we will be discussing the specifics of spiritual trauma starting with the basics. Dr. St. Jean is a professor of Social Work at King University who has served in churches for decades. He joins the conversation to share the latest from his book 'Spiritual Trauma: A Guide for Healing Your Heart from Church Hurts'.   

    If you are interested in contacting Sean please visit his website seanstjean.com  

    0:00 Intro 

    4:20 Why did you decide to write this book? 

    15:25 What personal challenges did you face in writing this book? 

    25:00 What do the ABC's of spiritual trauma stand for? 

    35:00 How has 'conformity culture wounded people specifically? 

    41:30 How do we reconcile both the good and the bad as we heal? 

    54:00 How do people lower their defenses and begin to trust after being hurt? 

    1:00:00 Why would those in leadership want to read this book? 

    1:10:00 How is it that people can appear one way to upper leadership and another to membership?

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

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78 Ratings

Redferngallop ,

Grateful regards from a complex trauma survivor

As someone with a background in severe psychological and spiritual abuse (among many others, but having done the greatest damage), I have hoped for a podcast like this for probably 7 years. So glad to discover your work and for that love to be used by the Holy Spirit to heal and change me.

Matty哦 ,


This is a niche podcast, not because it isn’t needed, but because not many can get at these topics in a graceful, helpful, restorative way. I’m grateful to have stumbled upon it and I really appreciate the time out into these episodes, as well as the seemingly back and forth nature of the podcast; addressing questions from listeners. Thank you to Kyle and the many guests.

95awkward ,


As a fellow church member since the 90s in another state & also in mental heath field (LPC), the info you share is so valuable. Thanks & keep up the good work!!!

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