The Shot Put: Theology + Psychology Podcast | with Brian Kay
By Brian Kay
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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).
||CleanEp. 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.||11/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 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.||4/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 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?||1/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9: Counselor Competencies||Hey therapists: The American Counseling Association thinks you should know a few things about religion.||1/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 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.||12/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 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! "||12/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6: The Two Book Theory||The old, trusty Two Book theory of knowledge gives us a helping hand in navigating the border country.||12/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5: Exploring the Border Country||The border country is where citizens of two countries can meet to exchange ideas, but watch out for the land mines.||11/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4: What's in a Name?||How a literal shot put became the name of a theology/psychology podcast.||11/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3: The Problem of Reductionism||The third introductory fly-over of the show. Why reducing human experience to just a couple of explanatory models in sadly limiting. Don't be a reductionist, be a maximalist!||11/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2: The Tertullian Question||For us, "what does Athens have to do with Jerusalem?" translates to "what does psychology have to do with theology?" Another show teaser.||11/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1: Luther Meets Freud||Introducing a new podcast where a Christian theology of people is hashed out in the presence of unlikely voices from the world of psychology.||11/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Professor and Pastor
A professor's knowledge and a pastor's heart. Just the right person to deliver and dissect the weighty truths of life and loss.
if i didn’t worship god, i’d worship brian kay
this podcast is a must! there isn’t a good way to get into these types of essential conversations with your day to day personal interactions.
I have personally been able to engage with brian and he’s one of the best when when it comes to digging below the surface and holding up two opposing ideas with respect and good taste. you can see that in some of that in the intro episodes.
i’m really looking forward to what’s to come!
Not just for counsellors
Really interesting subjects, presented in an engaging way. Can’t wait for more!