Restoring the Soul with Michael John Cusick
Episode 93 - Chuck DeGroat, “Wholeheartedness”, Part II

Episode 93 - Chuck DeGroat, “Wholeheartedness”, Part II

April 18, 2019

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Finding Wholeheartedness

“Blessed are the brokenhearted...those who have come to the end of themselves.” - Chuck DeGroat

Michael concludes his two-part discussion with Chuck DeGroat. Chuck is Professor of Counseling and Christian Spirituality at Western Theological Seminary in Holland MI, and Co-Founder and a Senior Fellow at Newbigin House of Studies, San Francisco.

He has spent the last 20+ years in a fluid combination of pastoral ministry, seminary teaching, and clinical counseling and writes mostly about the intersections of psychology, theology, and Christian spirituality…with a focus on our lived experience of oneness and worthiness in Jesus.

Chuck has written Leaving Egypt: Finding God in the Wilderness Places, which represents his narrative biblical paradigm for understanding counseling, care, and formation.  His second book, The Toughest People to Love focuses on caring for the most difficult people leaders encounter. Finally, Chuck’s third book Wholeheartedness brings a vision of wholeness amidst perfectionism and shame-based culture. His self-published Lenten devotional is called Falling Into Goodness.

Learn more about Chuck DeGroat here.

In this podcast, we hope you will discover:

  • How wholeheartedness and purity are connected.
  • The closeness of God.
  • How to move towards true wholeheartedness.

 

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Episode 92 - Chuck DeGroat, “Wholeheartedness”, Part I

Episode 92 - Chuck DeGroat, “Wholeheartedness”, Part I

April 11, 2019

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Finding Wholeheartedness

“Wholeheartedness is living life in the presence of God.” - Chuck DeGroat

On this episode of Restoring the Soul, you’ll hear the first of a two-part conversation between Michael and Chuck DeGroat. Chuck is Professor of Counseling and Christian Spirituality at Western Theological Seminary in Holland MI, and Co-Founder and a Senior Fellow at Newbigin House of Studies, San Francisco.

He has spent the last 20+ years in a fluid combination of pastoral ministry, seminary teaching, and clinical counseling and writes mostly about the intersections of psychology, theology, and Christian spirituality…with a focus on our lived experience of oneness and worthiness in Jesus.

Chuck has written Leaving Egypt: Finding God in the Wilderness Places, which represents his narrative biblical paradigm for understanding counseling, care, and formation.  His second book, The Toughest People to Love focuses on caring for the most difficult people leaders encounter. Finally, Chuck’s third book Wholeheartedness brings a vision of wholeness amidst perfectionism and shame-based culture. His self-published Lenten devotional is called Falling Into Goodness.

Learn more about Chuck DeGroat here.

In this podcast, we hope you will discover:

  • How to find balance and groundedness in your life
  • The importance of practicing the presence of God & contemplative prayer
  • The damage that can be done by being caught in the “trauma loop”

 

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Episode 91 - Kelley Gray, “Passion for Growth”

Episode 91 - Kelley Gray, “Passion for Growth”

April 5, 2019

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Passion for Growth

“I care so much more about the heart level and gut level..I call it the nervous system level.” - Kelley Gray

 

On this episode of Restoring the Soul, Michael will introduce the newest member of the Restoring the Soul team, Kelley Gray. During the course of their conversation, you’ll learn about her upbringing, her training, and why she is so passionate about restoration.

As an Enneagram teacher, Kelley teaches self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and harmonious interpersonal communication. She also cares deeply about empowering, educating, challenging, facilitating healing, and working herself out of a job. Finally, writing is also a passion of hers. She writes to thoughtfully engage the path to her true self, the path of wisdom.

Learn more about Kelley Gray here.

In this podcast, we hope you will discover:

  • How Kelley’s past has informed her present and what motivates her as a therapist.
  • The process she took to discover her area of expertise and specialty.
  • Kelley’s passion of Attachment Theory and bringing healing to individuals.

 

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Episode 90 - Michael Cusick, “The 4 Gospels”

Episode 90 - Michael Cusick, “The 4 Gospels”

March 29, 2019

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The 4 Gospels

“Christianity just didn’t feel real to me.” - Michael John Cusick

On this episode of Restoring the Soul we take you to October of 2017 for a sermon Michael John Cusick presented to the students of Denver Seminary. The sermon was entitled “The 4 Gospels” and it was Michael’s intention to present a message that helped students bridge the gap between what they believe with what they experience.

The 4 Gospels presented in this talk are the Gospel of Performance, Experience, Activism, and Brokenness.

 

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Episode 89 - Ian Cron, “Julianne Cusick Finds Her Inner Encourager”

Episode 89 - Ian Cron, “Julianne Cusick Finds Her Inner Encourager”

March 21, 2019

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“Julianne Cusick Finds Her Inner Encourager”

 

On this episode of Restoring the Soul, we conclude the 3-part series of Ian Morgan Cron’s Typology podcast conversations. Julianne Cusick, who is married to Michael and serves on the staff of Restoring the Soul, sat down with Ian in January 2018. In this conversation, you will discover that Julianne is an Enneagram type 1 and, among other things, makes reference to her relationship with Michael (Enneagram Type 2), and some of the ups and downs associated with their different types. It’s a fantastic program that we know you will enjoy!

Ian Morgan Cron is a bestselling author, nationally recognized speaker, Enneagram teacher, psychotherapist, Dove Award–winning songwriter, and Episcopal priest. His books include the novel Chasing Francis, and spiritual memoir Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me. Ian draws on an array of disciplines—from psychology to the arts, Christian spirituality and theology—to help people enter more deeply into conversation with God and the mystery of their own lives. He and his wife, Anne, live in Nashville, Tennessee.

If you would like to discover your own personal Enneagram type, follow this link.

 

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Episode 88 - Ian Cron, “The Grace of Letting Go”, Part II

Episode 88 - Ian Cron, “The Grace of Letting Go”, Part II

March 14, 2019

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“The Grace of Letting Go”

 

On this episode of Restoring the Soul, Michael concludes his conversation with Enneagram expert, Ian Cron. Michael was a guest on a recent Typology podcast where he and Ian talk about identity and finding worth by helping others. We’re pleased to be able to bring you this insightful talk.  Click here if you would like to listen to Part I of their conversation.

Ian Morgan Cron is a bestselling author, nationally recognized speaker, Enneagram teacher, psychotherapist, Dove Award–winning songwriter, and Episcopal priest. His books include the novel Chasing Francis, and spiritual memoir Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me. Ian draws on an array of disciplines—from psychology to the arts, Christian spirituality and theology—to help people enter more deeply into conversation with God and the mystery of their own lives. He and his wife, Anne, live in Nashville, Tennessee.

If you would like to discover your own personal Enneagram type, follow this link.

 

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Episode 87 - Ian Cron, “I’m OK if You’re OK”, Part I

Episode 87 - Ian Cron, “I’m OK if You’re OK”, Part I

March 8, 2019

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“I’m OK if You’re OK”

We’re turning the table on today’s podcast as Michael is being interviewed by Enneagram expert, Ian Cron. Michael was a guest on a recent Typology podcast and we thought it would be fun for you to listen as Michael now answers the questions.

Ian Morgan Cron is a bestselling author, nationally recognized speaker, Enneagram teacher, psychotherapist, Dove Award–winning songwriter, and Episcopal priest. His books include the novel Chasing Francis and spiritual memoir Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me. Ian draws on an array of disciplines—from psychology to the arts, Christian spirituality and theology—to help people enter more deeply into conversation with God and the mystery of their own lives. He and his wife, Anne, live in Nashville, Tennessee.

Click here If you would like to discover your own personal Enneagram type.

 

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Episode 86 - Bill Thrall Part II, “The Journey of Trust”

Episode 86 - Bill Thrall Part II, “The Journey of Trust”

February 21, 2019

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This is part 2 of Michael's conversation with Bill Thrall, Vice Chair and co-author with Truefaced-Leadership Catalyst. 

As Vice Chair and co-author with Truefaced-Leadership Catalyst since 1995, Bill’s genuine desire to see relational health in those he works with, has been vital in setting the tone of the organization. His eloquence and integrity have given him opportunities to teach Truefaced’s principles internationally. His wisdom has been penned throughout the entire series of The Ascent of a Leader, Beyond Your Best, and The Cure.

Prior to joining Truefaced, Bill founded and pastored the influential church, Open Door Fellowship, for over 20 years. While there, he developed an effective character development training program that nurtured visionaries such as Kit Danley, founder of Neighborhood Ministries in Phoenix, AZ.

 

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Episode 85 - Bill Thrall Part I, “The Soul of a Leader”

Episode 85 - Bill Thrall Part I, “The Soul of a Leader”

February 14, 2019

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The Soul of a Leader

On the next two episodes of Restoring the Soul, we're reviving one of our most popular interviews with Bill Thrall. As Vice Chair and co-author with Truefaced-Leadership Catalyst since 1995, Bill’s genuine desire to see relational health in those he works with, has been vital in setting the tone of the organization. His eloquence and integrity have given him opportunities to teach Truefaced’s principles internationally. His wisdom has been penned throughout the entire series of The Ascent of a Leader, Beyond Your Best, and The Cure.

Prior to joining Truefaced, Bill founded and pastored the influential church, Open Door Fellowship, for over 20 years. While there, he developed an effective character development training program that nurtured visionaries such as Kit Danley, founder of Neighborhood Ministries in Phoenix, AZ.

 

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Episode 84 - Lysa Terkeurst, “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way

Episode 84 - Lysa Terkeurst, “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way

February 7, 2019

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“Sometimes to get your life back, you have to face the death
of what you thought your life would look like”
Lysa TerKeurst, It's Not Supposed To Be This Way

 

Lisa Terkeurst is Michael’s guest for this episode of Restoring the Soul.

She is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the New York Times best-selling author of Uninvited, The Best Yes, Unglued, Made to Crave, and 16 other books.

As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa and her team have led thousands to make their walk with God an invigorating journey through daily online devotionals, radio programs, online Bible studies, speaker/writing training, and more.

Lysa was recently awarded the Champions of Faith Author Award and has been published in multiple publications such as Focus on the Family and CNN online. Additionally, she has appeared on the Today Show as one of the leading voices in the Christian community.

In this podcast, we hope you will discover:

  • Faith is what holds you together when everything else falls apart.
  • God doesn’t want to be explained away. He wants to be invited in.
  • Forgiveness is a decision and a process.

 

Episode 83 - John Eldredge Part II, “Wholeness and Holiness”

Episode 83 - John Eldredge Part II, “Wholeness and Holiness”

January 31, 2019

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Wholeness and Holiness

 

“You can’t heal your character without wholeness...without the restoration of your being.” - John Eldredge

 

We’re thrilled to welcome back John Eldredge to the Restoring the Soul podcast. This episode concludes Michael’s two-part conversation.

John is an author, a counselor, and a teacher. He is also president of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own hearts in God's love, and learn to live in God's Kingdom.

John earned his master’s degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University, under the direction of Larry Crabb and Dan Allender. He worked as a counselor in private practice before launching Ransomed Heart in 2000. John and Stasi live in Colorado Springs with their three sons (Samuel, Blaine, and Luke), their golden retriever (Oban), and two horses (Whistle and Kokolo).

To hear John’s 2016 interview on Restoring the Soul, click here for Part I and here for Part II.

In this podcast, we hope you will discover:

  • What is the Christian life supposed to do? What effect can it have on those you encounter?
  • How being Whole and Holy can contribute to our restoration.
  • The importance character plays in the story of our restoration.

 

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Episode 82 - John Eldredge Part I, “Wholeness and Holiness”

Episode 82 - John Eldredge Part I, “Wholeness and Holiness”

January 23, 2019

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Wholeness and Holiness

 “The heart is central. Your heart matters. And the heart needs healing.” - John Eldredge

 

We’re thrilled to welcome back John Eldredge to the Restoring the Soul podcast.

John is an author, a counselor, and a teacher. He is also president of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own hearts in God's love, and learn to live in God's Kingdom.

John earned his master’s degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University, under the direction of Larry Crabb and Dan Allender. He worked as a counselor in private practice before launching Ransomed Heart in 2000. John and Stasi live in Colorado Springs with their three sons (Samuel, Blaine, and Luke), their golden retriever (Oban), and two horses (Whistle and Kokolo).

To hear John’s 2016 interview on Restoring the Soul, click here for Part I and here for Part II.

In this podcast, we hope you will discover:

  • The centrality of the heart, from a biblical perspective
  • The importance of experiencing the fullness of God
  • How Jesus rested in His humanity and why you should, too

 

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Episode 81 - Tony and Vivian Lemus, “The Soul of Immigration”

Episode 81 - Tony and Vivian Lemus, “The Soul of Immigration”

January 17, 2019

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The Soul of Immigration

 “We just need to start seeing each other as God-created human beings instead of all these other labels that we have.” - Vivian Lemus

March 26, 2018 was the day that has forever have changed the lives of Tony and Vivian Lemus. It was on that day they were officially sworn in as United States citizens. We celebrate this special day with Tony and Vivian on this episode of Restoring the Soul and are excited to take you inside their nearly 17-year journey of becoming US citizens to help show that the issue of immigration is not just tied to laws and whether or not migrants are “dotting their i’s and crossing their t’s”. In Michael’s hour-long conversation, he hopes to show that immigration is a living and breathing story of people’s lives that have gotten caught in the sticky spokes of politics and misunderstanding.

Tony Lemus is originally from Guatemala. He serves as Program Director at El Centro Humanitario where he oversees the design, development and execution of programs to serve the homeless seeking employment. He holds a law degree from Guatemala, as well as certificates in Public Management and Political Strategies acquired in Costa Rica and Taiwan.

Vivian Lemus is also originally from Guatemala and serves as a paralegal at a Denver Immigration law firm. She has worked in administration and teaching, having interacted with people of different cultures and backgrounds throughout her life.

In this podcast, we hope you will discover:

  • What the process of “letting go” feels like for immigrants.
  • The challenges associated with raising 3rd Culture Kids.
  • The stresses related to immigrants living in the United States, legal or undocumented.

 

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Episode 80 - Becky Allender, “Hidden in Plain Sight”

Episode 80 - Becky Allender, “Hidden in Plain Sight”

January 2, 2019

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Hidden in Plain Sight

 

“We all have stories and they’re a goldmine. You must tend to them.” - Becky Allender

On this edition of Restoring the Soul, Michael talks with Becky Allender. Becky helped co-found The Allender Center at The Seattle School, where she directs intercession for the Training Certificate program, leads groups for Story Workshops, and co-leads marriage retreats with her husband. She is the author of Hidden in Plain Sight: One Woman’s Search for Identity, Intimacy, and Calling and has been a regular contributor to Red Tent Living since 2013. A mother and grandmother, she is quite fond of sunshine, yoga, Hawaiian quilting, and creating 17th Century reproduction samplers. A community of praying women, loving Jesus, and the art of gratitude fill her life with goodness.

In this podcast, we hope you will discover:

  • The effects of parents’ trauma transferred on to their children.
  • The importance of embodiment and why it matters in your story.
  • How Becky got involved with trafficked women.

 

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Episode 79 - Evan Moffic Part II, “The Happiness Prayer”

Episode 79 - Evan Moffic Part II, “The Happiness Prayer”

December 26, 2018

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The Happiness Prayer

 

“Happiness is a sense of looking back on our life and knowing it’s been well-lived.” - Rabbi Evan Moffic

On this edition of Restoring the Soul, Michael concludes his conversation with Rabbi Evan Moffic. Evan serves as the Senior Rabbi of Congregation Solel in suburban Chicago. He uses his experience as a rabbi working with people of all ages who experience the highs and lows of life, combined with the most cutting edge research in positive psychology and neuroscience, to explore what practices help us feel a greater sense of satisfaction, meaning and purpose in our lives.

Rabbi Moffic is the author of three best-selling books, and a fourth set to release in early 2019. He is regularly featured as part of the Religion Panel on Fox and Friends, and his articles appear in Huffington Post. Evan speaks across the country to faith based groups and corporations wanting to improve strategies for understanding one another, facilitating increased productivity and harmony in the workplace and in our social circles. He is a skilled retreat leader, “lunch and learn” speaker, and large group debate moderator. He is at home in sanctuaries, company boardrooms and civic auditoriums.

To learn more about him, visit https://rabbimoffic.com/

In this podcast, we hope you will discover:

  • The connection between forgiving your parents and forgiving yourself.
  • The ten elements of the Happiness Prayer
  • The difference between happiness and pleasure

 

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Episode 78 - Evan Moffic Part I, “The Happiness Prayer”

Episode 78 - Evan Moffic Part I, “The Happiness Prayer”

December 19, 2018

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The Happiness Prayer

 

“I’m always looking for wisdom and it doesn’t matter where it comes from.” - Rabbi Evan Moffic

On this edition of Restoring the Soul, Michael welcomes Rabbi Evan Moffic. Evan serves as the Senior Rabbi of Congregation Solel in suburban Chicago. He uses his experience as a rabbi working with people of all ages who experience the highs and lows of life, combined with the most cutting edge research in positive psychology and neuroscience, to explore what practices help us feel a greater sense of satisfaction, meaning and purpose in our lives.

Rabbi Moffic is the author of three best-selling books, and a fourth set to release in early 2019. He is regularly featured as part of the Religion Panel on Fox and Friends, and his articles appear in Huffington Post. Evan speaks across the country to faith based groups and corporations wanting to improve strategies for understanding one another, facilitating increased productivity and harmony in the workplace and in our social circles. He is a skilled retreat leader, “lunch and learn” speaker, and large group debate moderator. He is at home in sanctuaries, company boardrooms and civic auditoriums.

To learn more about him, visit https://rabbimoffic.com/

In this podcast, we hope you will discover:

  • Insights on the rise in anti-semitism
  • The importance of the pursuit of wisdom
  • The deeper meaning of honoring those who gave you life

 

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Episode 77 - Kimberly Miller Part II, “Boundaries for Your Soul”

Episode 77 - Kimberly Miller Part II, “Boundaries for Your Soul”

December 12, 2018

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Boundaries for Your Soul

 

“Internal conflict is growth trying to happen.” - Kimberly Miller

On this program, Michael concludes his conversation with author Kimberly Miller. They discuss her new book, Boundaries for Your Soul, co-written with Alison Cook. Kimberly Miller, MTh, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, speaker, and retreat leader. She is the founder of Leading Wholeheartedly, a ministry that helps Christian leaders tend to their inner lives, so that they can better serve others. She also founded Doing Good Well, a leadership development program for Christians in the Visual Arts. Prior to her work as a counselor, Kim was a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University.

To learn more about her, visit kimberlyjunemiller.com.

In this podcast, we hope you will discover:

  • Five elements of the “You” Turn
  • How to incorporate the Five Elements into your own soul care
  • A brief counseling session between Michael and Kimberly!

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Episode 76 - Kimberly Miller Part I, “Boundaries for Your Soul”

Episode 76 - Kimberly Miller Part I, “Boundaries for Your Soul”

December 6, 2018

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Boundaries for Your Soul

 

“Internal conflict is growth trying to happen.” - Kimberly Miller

Michael welcomes author Kimberly Miller to Restoring the Soul with a discussion about her new book that she co-wrote with Alison Cook, Boundaries for Your Soul. Kimberly Miller, MTh, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, speaker, and retreat leader. She is the founder of Leading Wholeheartedly, a ministry that helps Christian leaders tend to their inner lives, so that they can better serve others. She also founded Doing Good Well, a leadership development program for Christians in the Visual Arts. Prior to her work as a counselor, Kim was a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University.

To learn more about her, visit kimberlyjunemiller.com.

In this podcast, we hope you will discover:

  • The parts of your soul called managers, firefighters, and exiles.
  • The difference between the “true self” and the “Spirit led” self
  • Integration vs. Disintegration

 

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Episode 75 - Dr. Arielle Schwartz & Barb Maiberger, “Embodiment and Trauma”

Episode 75 - Dr. Arielle Schwartz & Barb Maiberger, “Embodiment and Trauma”

November 28, 2018

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Embodiment and Trauma

 

“Therapists who get burned out are not taking care of themselves.” - Barb Maiberger

In this special episode of Restoring the Soul, Michael welcomes Dr. Arielle Schwartz and Barb Maiberger to discuss their new book, “EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology” that teaches therapists how to increase the client's capacity to sense and feel the body. The book is also intended to help the client work through traumatic memories in a safe and regulated manner as well as facilitating lasting integration.

Click on the links below for more information about Michael's guests:

Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Barb Maiberger

 

In this podcast, we hope you will discover:

  • How experts in the field of trauma handle tragedy themselves.
  • The importance of self-care for the therapist.
  • Is it possible for a therapist to “leave their work at the office?”
  • The definition of the “triune brain”.

 

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Episode 74 - Winn Collier, “Remembering Eugene Peterson”

Episode 74 - Winn Collier, “Remembering Eugene Peterson”

November 22, 2018

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Remembering Eugene Peterson

A Conversation with Winn Collier

 

“It feels like Gandolf is gone.” - Former student of Eugene Peterson

Michael welcomes back Winn Collier to Restoring the Soul with a discussion about Eugene Peterson, who recently passed away. Eugene was an American Presbyterian clergyman, scholar, theologian, author, and poet. He wrote over thirty books, including Gold Medallion Book Award winner The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language.

Winn has been selected to be Eugene’s personal biographer as he was on the receiving end of Eugene’s mentoring, guidance, and friendship. Winn agreed to have a conversation with Michael to remember Eugene’s life well-lived.

To read Michael's interview with Eugene Peterson from 1996, click here.

To learn more about Winn, visit winncollier.com.

In this podcast, we hope you will discover:

  • The importance of Winn’s honor to be selected to write Eugene’s story.
  • Who Alexander White was and why he was so important to Eugene.
  • Eugene’s favorite brand of whiskey.

 

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Episode 73 - Stasi Eldredge Part II, “Defiant Joy”

Episode 73 - Stasi Eldredge Part II, “Defiant Joy”

November 15, 2018

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Defiant Joy

“You cannot know joy if you live in denial.” - Stasi Eldredge

Michael wraps up his conversation with Stasi Eldredge on this episode of Restoring the Soul. Stasi loves the joy and freedom that comes from knowing the passionate, stunning love of Jesus Christ and lives to see others come to know him more deeply.  She loves worship music, celebrating life, getting lost in a good novel, a powerful turn of phrase, the grace and beauty of horses, the affection of her dog and most of all her family and her God.

In addition to Defiant Joy, Stasi is also the author of Captivating, Becoming Myself, and Beautiful Now.

In this podcast, we hope you will discover:

  • God’s design for joy.
  • The importance of the cup of salvation and the cup of suffering as it relates to joy.
  • How to walk with God through the “mess of your life” to get to true joy.

 

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Episode 72 - Stasi Eldredge Part I, “Defiant Joy”

Episode 72 - Stasi Eldredge Part I, “Defiant Joy”

November 7, 2018

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Defiant Joy

“Joy is a truth where we’re rooted into eternity.” - Stasi Eldredge

Stasi Eldredge is Michael's guest for the next few episodes of Restoring the Soul. Stasi loves the joy and freedom that comes from knowing the passionate, stunning love of Jesus Christ and lives to see others come to know him more deeply.  She loves worship music, celebrating life, getting lost in a good novel, a powerful turn of phrase, the grace and beauty of horses, the affection of her dog and most of all her family and her God.

In addition to Defiant Joy, Stasi is also the author of Captivating, Becoming Myself, and Beautiful Now.

In this podcast, we hope you will discover:

  • What is true joy.
  • How joy is connected to the Kingdom of God.
  • How joy is connected to the availability of God.

 

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Episode 71 - Aundi Kolber Part II, “Healing Trauma: Getting Unstuck and Becoming Whole”

Episode 71 - Aundi Kolber Part II, “Healing Trauma: Getting Unstuck and Becoming Whole”

October 31, 2018

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Healing Trauma: Getting Unstuck and Becoming Whole

"Understanding the role that shame plays in our life can be a catalyst for change.” - Aundi Kolber

On this episode of Restoring the Soul, Michael concludes his conversation with Aundi Kolber. Aundi is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), writer, and speaker in Castle Rock, Colorado. She specializes in trauma and body centered therapies, including the highly researched and regarded Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Aundi is passionate about the integration of faith and psychology, and its significance for the Church today. She has written for Relevant, CT Women, (In) Courage, and more.

As a survivor of trauma and a life long learner, Aundi brings hard won knowledge around the work of change, the power of redemption, and the beauty of experiencing God in our pain. Aundi has been happily married to her best friend for over eleven years and is the proud mom of Matia (6) and Jude (1).

Aundi will be releasing her first book with Tyndale Publishers in January of 2020. Sign up for her newsletter to follow along: http://bit.ly/signup_bravelyimperfect

Or find her on Twitter and Instagram: @aundikolber

In this podcast, we hope you will discover:

  • How shame is its own kind of trauma.
  • How to discover and build your “window of tolerance”.
  • How Aundi’s writing allowed her to integrate her faith and psychology

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Episode 70 - Aundi Kolber Part I, “Healing Trauma: Getting Unstuck and Becoming Whole”

Episode 70 - Aundi Kolber Part I, “Healing Trauma: Getting Unstuck and Becoming Whole”

October 24, 2018

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Healing Trauma: Getting Unstuck and Becoming Whole

"Understanding the role that shame plays in our life can be a catalyst for change.” - Aundi Kolber

On this episode of Restoring the Soul, Michael is joined by Aundi Kolber. Aundi is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), writer, and speaker in Castle Rock, Colorado. She specializes in trauma and body centered therapies, including the highly researched and regarded Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Aundi is passionate about the integration of faith and psychology, and its significance for the Church today. She has written for Relevant, CT Women, (In) Courage, and more.

As a survivor of trauma and a life long learner, Aundi brings hard won knowledge around the work of change, the power of redemption, and the beauty of experiencing God in our pain. Aundi has been happily married to her best friend for over eleven years and is the proud mom of Matia (6) and Jude (1).

Aundi will be releasing her first book with Tyndale Publishers in January of 2020. Sign up for her newsletter to follow along: http://bit.ly/signup_bravelyimperfect

Or find her on Twitter and Instagram: @aundikolber

In this podcast, we hope you will discover:

  • What is a trauma informed perspective.
  • Strains of “stuckness” and how to overcome them.
  • The importance of self-compassion and mindfulness.
  • The difference between shame and healthy guilt.

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