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text.soul.culture: a podcast from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Theology & Trauma with Dr. Chelle Stearns
“To what extent do we think that God actually took on our humanity?” -Dr. Chelle Stearns In this episode of the text.soul.culture podcast, Dr. J. Derek McNeil sits down for a conversation with Dr. Chelle Stearns about the intersection of theology and trauma, and the ways we can integrate these two, seemingly disparate topics in our everyday lives. Today is a day many across the country are remembering the trauma of September 11 and the lives that were lost. It was, and continues to be, a collective trauma we feel as a country in TO BE CONTINUED
30 minutes | 5 months ago
A Conversation about Racial Trauma and Resilience with Howard Stevenson
“How is the world prepared for you, what story has the world created for you already and would you claim that as your story or not?” A few months ago, our president, Dr. J. Derek McNeil, sat down for a live conversation with one of his friends, Dr. Howard Stevenson—a clinical psychologist who specializes in trauma and resilience and their impact on African-American men and boys. Listen to their conversation today.
41 minutes | a year ago
Practicing Presence with Dr. Roy Barsness
Dr. J. Derek McNeil, Acting President and Provost, talks with Dr. Roy Barsness, Professor of Counseling Psychology, about his experience as a therapist and what has led to his development of a unique, relationally focused modality of psychodynamic therapy.
37 minutes | 2 years ago
Politics, Theology, and Spiritual Darkness with Annie Mesaros
Shauna Gauthier hosts a conversation with Annie Mesaros about Christianity’s impact on American politics, and about Annie’s theological podcast God Help Us.
59 minutes | 2 years ago
Cultivating Hope with #ChemoWonderWoman Heather Abbott
Heather Abbott shares about her journey with stage 4 cancer and the relentless, hope-filled joy that she found even in the midst of great suffering.
60 minutes | 2 years ago
Exuberant Realism with Dr. Esther Meek
Dr. J. Derek McNeil talks with Dr. Esther Lightcap Meek about delight in a traumatized world, how we know what we know, and why it matters.
37 minutes | 2 years ago
Resilience, Trauma, and the Hope of the Church
Kate Davis and Laura Wade Shirley share about the stories and experiences that inform their work of helping leaders deepen their resilience.
34 minutes | 2 years ago
Season Three of text.soul.culture
This week on text.soul.culture, Nicole Greenwald, Shauna Gauthier, and Dr. J. Derek McNeil talk about the changes coming in Season Three, and about their continued hope of fostering faithful dialogue.
32 minutes | 3 years ago
Finding Home in an Accelerated Age with Dr. Craig Detweiler
This week on text.soul.culture, Dr. Derek McNeil, Senior Vice President of Academics, talks with Dr. Craig Detweiler about his first six months as President of The Seattle School. Derek and Craig reflect on the institution’s upcoming 21st birthday, and they wonder together about what it means to make a home—individually and collectively—in the midst of chaos.
46 minutes | 3 years ago
From the Field: Therapy, Fatherhood, and Embracing Uncertainty with Jeremy Dew
This week on text.soul.culture, Shauna Gauthier (MA in Counseling Psychology, ‘10), Alumni Outreach Coordinator, shares a “From the Field” conversation with Jeremy Dew (MACP, ‘10), who talks about how his growth as a therapist is connected to his growth as a man, a friend, a father, and a husband.
8 minutes | 3 years ago
2018 Artist Residency: A text.soul.culture Minisode
Today on text.soul.culture, the students and alumni who participated in the 2018 Artist Residency reflect on what it was like to spend a week painting, drawing, and creating in The Seattle School’s red brick building.
36 minutes | 3 years ago
Storytelling and Resilience with Nikkita Oliver
This week on text.soul.culture, Shauna Gauthier gets to know artist, attorney, and community organizer Nikkita Oliver. Nikkita shares about her family of origin, the stories we choose to tell, and the difference between between natural resilience and forced resilience.
34 minutes | 3 years ago
Spirituality and Science with Dr. Curt Thompson
This week on text.soul.culture, Dr. Derek McNeil sits down for a conversation with psychiatrist and author Dr. Curt Thompson about the spirituality and science behind resilience, integration, and human flourishing.
9 minutes | 3 years ago
To Be Heard: A text.soul.culture Minisode
Today on text.soul.culture, we’re spending a few minutes with the question, “What does it feel like to be heard?” Alumni, students, and staff share responses that, for such a short question, are surprisingly thought-provoking.
46 minutes | 3 years ago
The Dare of Proximity with Dr. Dwight Friesen
This week on text.soul.culture, Dr. Derek McNeil is joined by Dr. Dwight Friesen, Associate Professor of Practical Theology, to talk about fostering a more holistic form of education and sharing his deep passion for the movement of God in the particularity of place.
45 minutes | 3 years ago
From the Field: Smruti Desai
This week on text.soul.culture, Shauna Gauthier (MA in Counseling Psychology, ‘10), Alumni Outreach Coordinator, sits down for our first “From the Field” episode with Smruti Desai, who graduated from The Seattle School with an MA in Counseling Psychology in 2009. Smruti shares about her work as a therapist of color working primarily with clients of color, and she reflects on the decision to take what she learned in Seattle back to her home state of Georgia.
17 minutes | 3 years ago
The Art of Listening with Shauna Gauthier
This week on text.soul.culture, Dr. Derek McNeil sits down with Shauna Gauthier, Alumni Outreach Coordinator and our new co-host for this podcast. Derek and Shauna talk about how the intimate format of a podcast invites us to slow down and engage in the sort of listening that fosters transformation.
29 minutes | 3 years ago
The Road to Seattle with Dr. Craig Detweiler, Part One
This week on text.soul.culture, Dr. Derek McNeil sits down with The Seattle School’s new president, Dr. Craig Detweiler, to talk about his journey to Seattle. Craig shares about some of his formative experiences and reflects on what drew him to The Seattle School.
11 minutes | 3 years ago
What Lent Means to You: A text.soul.culture Minisode
For the first minisode of the text.soul.culture podcast, we wandered our building to ask faculty, staff, students, and alumni a simple question: What does the season of Lent mean to you?
47 minutes | 3 years ago
Curiosity, Deep Listening, and Season Two
What does it mean to listen deeply and dream boldly in a time of division and turmoil? In the first episode of our new season, Dr. Derek McNeil and Nicole Greenwald look back on Season One, talk about how this podcast is evolving, and reflect on the thoughtful discourse that is at the heart of text.soul.culture.
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