by Matt Mattson
Thanks for listening to Episode 1 of The People People Podcast’s 2nd Season!
You're one of us, aren't you? You're a people person. But you get that being a “people person” isn’t just about being chatty and smiley and super-duper nice, it’s about transforming the world through relationships. You're one of those people who understands that HUMAN CONNECTION is the key to everything. You're one of those people who understands that humans are social animals, and we're all deeply longing for real, meaningful, deep-spirited connection in all aspects of our life. You're one of those people who understands that the secret to creating the world you want is found in your ability to connect. You're one of us. We are people people. And you found our show.
Rev. Dr. Steve Poos-Benson, Head pastor at Columbine United Church, and author of Sent To Soar: Fulfilling Your Divine Potential For Yourself and For The World is our guest for the first episode of season two!
Steve was a first-responder to the Columbine High School shooting. On April 20, 1999, two boys killed 12 students, 1 teacher, and then themselves. 21 other people were injured. Countless others were traumatized forever. Steve and other pastors from his church ran toward the chaos and tried to do what they could to help. Since then, Steve has found himself supporting far too many families through far too many school shootings — including another that recently hit his community.
We explore what human connection, or the lack thereof, has to do with the massive societal problem that is school shootings, and the solutions to that problem.
Thanks for listening! Check out Steve’s podcast here.