June 26, 2019
In this episode I interview Dr. Mark Foster. Mark was born and raised in the Mormon church. He spent several of his adult years raising his family in the faith. Mark comes to a crises where he puts everything at risk and takes a spiritual leap of faith. His story is one of spiritual liberation.
Thanks for listening!
June 3, 2019
In this episode I continue my series on Spiritual Abuse. I interview Kathy Brown who grew up in a fundamental evangelical family. She shares her story about her life from early childhood through college years. She then shares how it took many years of her adult life to recover from her upbringing. It's a compelling story that I know many can identify with. Thanks for listening!
May 19, 2019
In this episode I continue my series on spiritual abuse by interviewing Susie Burke. Susie is a long time member of Columbine United Church. What most people don't know about Susie is that she was raised in a Satanic cult. Susie shares different stories of what it was like to live in this cult. But more, she reflects as an adult about coming to a place of healing, and working as a healer in her own life and work. Enjoy the interview.
May 12, 2019
Have you ever been spiritually abused? Has a religious leader, organization, church, synagogue or mosque manipulated your emotions? Has your soul ever been batted about? If so then I want you to tune into this episode.
Today I begin the conversation by defining what is spiritual abuse and what it looks like in a congregation. I share what a healthy faith community looks like. I close by sharing with you things to do if someone you love is a part of a community that is spiritually abusive.
Being a part of a faith community should nurture and uplift your soul. I hope by listening you'll be committed to finding a joyful community to participate in.
April 28, 2019
Hello friends and welcome to the Steve Poos-Benson Podcast. In this episode I invite my colleagues Jill Bouton VanderWal and Jane Ritterson to join me in a conversation about the resurrection of Jesus. We have a lot of fun and cover everything from the Shroud of Turin, to Jesus bodily raising, to Jesus blasting off in the Ascension. It's a lot of fun. Hang in there until the end. Jane rips a funny out take.
April 14, 2019
"The Shootings." This week is the twentieth anniversary of the shootings at Columbine High School. While we prepare for holy week, we also prepare for that day twenty years ago that was a watershed in the nation and in my life as well. In this episode I want to share with you my thoughts, feelings and recollections about being a first responder that day and the most profound message that I carry forward, the need to forgive.
April 9, 2019
Hello friends! In this episode I share that I'm not Walter from Craigslist, anything but enlightened and I struggle to follow the teachings of Jesus. Sometimes we all need a "come down" and here is my story. Enjoy the Stephen Poos-Benson Podcast. Catch my blog Cowboy Jesus. Let me know about topics you'd like me to cover.
April 1, 2019
A few weeks ago I was asked to do a podcast on how to read the Bible and how to discern what are the historical teachings of Jesus. Short of giving a thirty minute lecture this is my attempt to share with you how I read the Bible. In this podcast I share that the Bible is not holy, but it's a medium that points to what is holy, your relationship with Jesus. Let me know if you have topics you'd like me to cover. Thanks for listening. Read my blog, Cowboy Jesus on stevescowboyjesus.blogspot.com
March 26, 2019
This past Sunday I bought a bed from Walter off of Craigslist. It was a simple exchange, yet I'll never forget his generosity. His small act has inspired me. I'm challenged now to pay it forward. I hope that you too are touched by this story and you'll be inspired to pay it forward as well.
Thanks for listening!
March 18, 2019
I know this sounds like a boring topic. Let's face it, church can be boring. However, I do everything in my power to keep church fun, exciting and relevant. I explore my thoughts and feelings on going to church. This past Sunday I interviewed people about their reasons for coming to church, then I close with my own riff on the topic.
Who wants to be boring? Not me baby, not me.