We believe the Church is alive, and we're keeping our finger on the pulse. Priest Pulse hosted by Father Benjamin Gildas and Fr. Colin Chapman looks at relevant issues in the Episcopal Church and around the world with prayer, humor, and thoughtfulness.

The Rev. Patricia (Tricia) Lyons is the Evangelism and Community Engagement in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington DC, administrator of the Episcopal Evangelist network on Facebook, and author of Teaching Faith with Harry Potter: A Guidebook for Parents and Educators for Multigenerational Faith Formation. Tricia has also served on the Presiding Bishop’s team that helped construct The Way of Love campaign.

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Dr. Jeremy Bonner is an Honorary Fellow in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University and contributor to the book, "Growth and Decline in the Anglican Communion: 1980 to the Present".

You can read more about Dr. Bonner's work here: https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2018/08/30/facing-more-episcopal-church-decline/

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Episode two of season four is here! Ben and Colin are joined by the Rev. Jeremy Smith of Hacking Christianity. Rev. Jeremy Smith is a United Methodist Elder serving as Senior Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Seattle, Washington (USA). He blogs about faith, young clergy issues, technology, internet theory, and geeky topics at HackingChristianity.net. Jeremy discusses with us the current state of the United Methodist Church and much more.

Check out www.hackingchristianity.net now!

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Four years and now four seasons kicks off with Jeremy Tackett, Digital Evangelist for the Episcopal Church. We discuss working for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, exciting new projects for TEC, and those two scary words "digital" and "evangelism." Bonus interview: Colin asks Ben all about his new Kickstarter for the All Ports Open Network launching October 3. 

Here's a preview: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theologian78/1459391558?ref=580706&token=0ccd403a

www.allportsopen.com

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This week, Jesus has some pretty strong words for the privileged who, because of their tribes, try to keep some in and some out. 

Reading: http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/Pentecost/BProp21_RCL.html#gsp1

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Mark Nepo writes that sacred moments wait for us like the very pulse of life that waits like a kind mother at the edge of exhaustion. As we seek to ease our anxiety not on early things but on things heavenly, what would it look like if we made God the foundation for our stability?

Reading: http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/Pentecost/BProp20_RCL.html#nt1

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When exactly did we ever all just get along? Colin explores last Sunday's Gospel where we are met with one of the earliest divisions in the church. 

Gospel Reading: http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/Pentecost/BProp19_RCL.html#gsp1

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We are trying something different here at Priest Pulse. I (Colin) have been recording the audio from my sermon for years and I'm finding it less effective as a tool to share the gospel. Sermons on Sunday are visual mediums and the audio is not capturing the entire presentation.

What I want to try is to take the content from the Sunday Sermon, and on Monday Morning sit down and record it as a podcast. It's an experiment. I think it's going to take some time to find my sea legs as I perfect my inner-Ira Glass but I still yearn for your feedback.

Let us know what you think!

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This week, we welcome back the Rev. Kyle Oliver (Creative Commons Prayer) to talk about what he's been up to since his last time on Priest Pulse, his Doctoral work at Columbia, and even more exciting - his recent Holy Eucharist Illuminated Cards project. Ben, Colin, and Kyle talk about new trends in the church and the continuing rise in what they see as an increased passion for EVANGELISM!

You can read more about Kyle at kyleoliver.net and at https://www.creativecommonsprayer.com/.

You can puchase a copy of his Holy Eucharist Illuminated cards here: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/holy-eucharist-illuminated

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm EST
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No #GC79 Pigeon, no Episcobaby, no lightning scar, but we do have some amazing interviews and a wrap up from our correspondent Laurence Wainwright-Maks from the floor of the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church.

The incredible executive director of Forma Bill Campbell (finally!) joins us as well as Charles Graves and Bishop Silvestre Romero of the Diocese of Guatemala.

Thanks to all of you for following along our second ever GC coverage. You all are the best and we love you. Thanks to Father Laurence for his amazing reporting.

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The Rev. Callie Swanlund joins us to discuss her fabulous project now on Kickstarter: How2Charist, a Digital Instructed Eucharist. Bread+wine: blessed. God: present. What's the meaning behind our words+rituals? How2charist illuminates the liturgy's beauty+spirit.

You can back this project now in the link below. Listen to Callie tell her story of how this project came to be and how you can get involved.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/callieswanlund/how2charist-digital-instructed-eucharist-episcopal

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Yes, the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church is still going on. Yes, we've lost track of how many days it has been. Yes, we are still extremely thrilled by these wonderful conversations.

On this episode, Bishop Daniel Gutierrez of the Diocese of Pennsylvania and Mary Parmer of Invite Welcome Connect both return to Priest Pulse with their updates on #GC79. Also we are extremely excited to have Mary Kate Rejouis, the worship coordinator for General Convention, join us to help us geek out on the logistics of how such massive worship comes together.

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Topics include: Prayer Book Revision (Resolution A068), Bishops Against Gun Violence, Hutto Detention Facility visit, #Metoo, worship at General Convention, diversity and inclusiveness in leadership, creation care and agrarian mission, Episcopal Relief and Development, youth ministry, the Young Adult Festival, Union of Black Episcopalians, and much more.

Guests include: Bishop Barbara Harris, Brian Sellers-Petersen, Ashley Simpson, Wallace Benton, Horne Skov, Payne MacMillan, DJ Waters, Morgan Morgan, Imani Jackson, and Canon Shawn Wamsley.

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Fr. Laurence Wainwright-Maks continues to interview from the floor of the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. In this episode: Jason Evans, Sarah Stonesifer, and discussions of #MeToo, #Churchtoo, worship at GC, evangelism, church planting, and much more.

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Category:religion -- posted at: 10:48am EST
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Fr. Laurence Wainwright-Maks continues reporting from the floor of the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Austin, TX. He discusses the #metoo liturgy and the opening press event with Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings. Laurence continues to collect perspectives from the floor including: Drew and Radha, two middlers from Seminary of the Southwest, Micah Jackson, President of Bexley Seabury Seminary, Jamie Nelson, admissions officer from Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP), and Sarah Knoll Sweeney from Seminary of the Southwest.

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Join our correspondent Laurence Wainwright-Maks as he reports from the floor of #GC79, the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Interviews include Bishop Brian Seage of the Diocese of Mississippi, representatives of Bexley Seabury seminary, Aimee Bostwick, President of the Board of Forma, other representatives of Forma, and more!

Laurence Wrainwright-Maks is our 'man-about-convention,' and you'll hear him popping all over the convention floor gathering insights and perspectives. If you're at #gc79 keep an eye out for him. If you're not, we hope you enjoy listening in as he brings an inside look into this year's GC.

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It's that glorious, triennial time: General Convention! #GC79 has kicked off and in this episode Ben and Colin interview Scott Gunn of Forward Movement about all of the Convention hype. We unpack the big issues, and what makes convention great. Let Scott Gunn help you understand some of the ins-and-outs of the General Convention.

https://www.episcopalchurch.org/inside-general-convention

www.sevenwholedays.org

http://www.generalconvention.org/

 

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Anna Fitch Courie returns to talk about her amazing new book the Adventures of Cancer Girl and God, available now from Church Publishing. Topics include: living with cancer or illness, grace and healing, finding faith in difficult circumstances, evangelism and sharing our stories of faith, Michael Curry and the Jesus Movement, Lent Madness, and so much more. 

https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Cancer-Girl-God-Journey/dp/1640650105

https://www.amazon.com/Books-Anna-Fitch-Courie/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AAnna%20Fitch%20Courie

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Fr. Benjamin Gildas sits down for a roundtable discussion with the full time faculty of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church to discuss challenges and opportunities facing current and new leadership in this denomination.

www.gts.edu

Desmond Tutu Travel Seminar with the Rev. Dr. Michael Battle: www.gts.edu www.michaelbattle.com

 

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Fr. Benjamin Gildas joins the faculty of the General Theological Seminary for a round-table discussion of many challenging issues facing the Episcopal Church in the 21st century: the future of seminary education, recapturing mission, incarnational ministry, and much more. This episode is dedicated to Mother Mitties DeChamplain for all the blessings she bestowed upon us and many generations of GTS grads.

www.gts.edu

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The Rev Connor Gwin is the Canon for Social Engagement and Christian Formation in the Diocese of Southwest Virginia and writes at mbird.com

 

Link to article: http://www.mbird.com/2018/03/closer-than-you-think-the-trouble-with-deconstruction/

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:47am EST
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It's the final showdown of Lent Madness 2018 and a bunch of our friends from LM and Forward Movement are on the show for the inside scoop. Which saint will wear the Golden Halo? 

www.lentmadness.org

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This week on Priest Pule we welcome guest co-host Emily McFarlan Miller, National Religion reporter for Religion News Service (RNS) to talk about church news stories that might not be making national headlines but are still worth talking about.

@emmillerwrites on Twitter

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In this special episode, the Hive Cast - official podcast of the Hive Apiary - takes over our show to bring you an amazing episode featuring educator Kim Cavill. The Hive Cast is hosted by the Rev. Hillary Raining and Ken Raining, and in this episode they discuss talking with your kids about sex, sex positive parenting, the effect of pornography on teens, sexting, and much more. 

 

Check out the Hive Apiary and subscribe to the Hive Cast on iTunes!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hive-cast/id1355088190?mt=2

http://www.thehiveapiary.com/

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The hosts of the new podcast Hometown by Episcopal Migration Ministries join us. Allison Duvall and Kendall Martin talk about refugee resettlement and migration ministry, the current political climate toward immigration, changing hearts and minds through shared stories, crossing divides through conversation, and working for Bishop Michael Curry.

Listen to Hometown now where all podcasts are found and do not forget to subscribe, rate, and review:

https://episcopalmigrationministries.org/hometown/

Join Allison Duvall and Kendall Martin of Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement ministry of the Episcopal Church, for an introduction to HomeTown, a podcast featuring voices from across the US, the Episcopal Church, and the New American community.

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The Rev. Alex Dyer is Priest in Church of St. Thomas Parish in Washington DC and co-author of two recent resolutions in in the Diocese of Washington, both around the topic of gender. These resolutions proved controversial enough to find Fr. Dyer as a guest on the Tucker Carlson show on Fox News.

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After a bit of a winter wedding break we return with our Ash Wednesday special episode! On this episode the Rev. Emily Mellott joins us to evangelize Ashes to Go, a popular movement in the Episcopal Church and beyond to bring the message and rituals of Ash Wednesday out of the doors of the Church and into the streets. We discuss the ins and outs, as well as the controversy, of Ashes to Go, and the significance and wonder of the season of Lent. We also raise the question: will we have a Lent Madness episode this year? Will the Lent Madness Supreme Executive Committee return our phone calls? Will we stop asking these ridiculous questions? Only time will tell.

https://ashestogo.org/

 

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Bonus holiday episode! We come at you once again LIVE from the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania clergy conference in Cape May, New Jersey! Byron Borger, owner of Hearts and Minds Bookstore in Dallastown, Pennsylvania, joins us. Suggested talking points: why books matter, Amazon is evil, shop local, John Calvin, Calvin and Hobbes, the reformation, using tech wisely with children and youth, and more.

https://www.heartsandmindsbooks.com/

 

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We believe the Church is alive and we're keeping our finger on the pulse by coming to you LIVE from the Virginia Theological Seminary 1823 Pub and Cafe. Joining us is the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Dean and President of VTS. In the interview we discuss the future of the Episcopal Church, myth of church decline, shaping new leadership for the 21st century, President Donald Trump's announcement of moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, his background with the Plymouth Brethren, and more. Sarah Stonesifer, Digital Missioner at the Center for Ministry and Teaching, joins them for a roundtable on the unique 21st century challenges facing Episcopal Church leadership. 

What would a Priest Pulse live episode be without games? We play Seminary Trivia, Punching Heretics, and last but not least, its the great return of Marry Martyr Monastery. 

Episode produced by Sarah Stonesifer and Fr. Benjamin Gildas. Huge thanks to Virginia Theological Seminary, Dean Markham, the 1823 Pub and Cafe, and Rick Bauer.

Lectionary Levity http://a.co/fWo3jKd

https://www.vts.edu/page/Center-for-the-Ministry-of-Teaching

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Put your whole self into the newest episode feat. Hillary Raining and Scott Stoner. Hillary Raining is author of Joy in Confession: Reclaiming the Sacrament of Reconciliation from Forward Movement. We discuss finding healing and peace, as well as forgiveness and reconciliation. We also discuss the #metoo moment and forgiveness in the context of sexual assault.

Scott Stoner is Executive Director of Living Compass, a wellness ministry dedicated to making congregation centers of whole-self wellness. 

https://www.forwardmovement.org/Products/2455/joy-in-confession.aspx

https://www.livingcompass.org

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Category:religion -- posted at: 9:20pm EST
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Our first live audience episode of season three features the Rev. Dr. Dawn Davis who hails from the Great White North to talk to us Americans about raising lay spiritual leaders. We're grateful to the Discipleship Matters conference for allowing us to record this special live episode from the conference at St. Thomas, in Whitemarsh, PA. Dawn joins us to discuss her program from Forward Movement and Renewal Records called Revive, which is equipping lay leaders to be spiritual leaders. Dawn also is subjected to a game of American geography trivia, and we make a few Canada jokes. Enjoy!

http://renewalworks.org/revive/

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Category:religion -- posted at: 11:14pm EST
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Happy Thanksgiving! This special Thanksgiving b-side fits nicely in the trend of this season, as we pop in on Fr. Ben's car ride to Connecticut with his mother! Colin, Ben, and Ruth discuss practicing faith at home especially with children, bedtime prayer rituals, how to create sticky faith, tips for teaching faith at home in your congregation, and more. We hear stories of Ben and Colin's childhood, and the faith that formed them into the priests they are today.

We hope you enjoy this family centered Thanksgiving special b-side episode from the road. We hope each of you has a wonderful holiday!

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Priest Pulse is coming to a seminary near you....if you live near Virginia Theological Seminary! Join us on December 7th at 7pm at the 1823 Cafe for a free, live recording of Priest Pulse with games, swag giveaways, and our special guest the Very Rev. Ian Markham, Dean and President of VTS! 

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There always seems to be debris ahead on the road of ministry, but this time we take it literally as Colin phones in driving to make a pastoral visit in Maine. In this exciting episode Heidi Kim, staff officer for the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Michael Curry, joins us to discuss the Becoming Beloved Community racial reconciliation initiative from the General Convention and Presiding Bishop's staff. Bishop Robert Hirschfeld of the Diocese of New Hampshire joins us again to discuss his new book Without Shame or Fear: from Adam to Christ from Church Publishing. 

 

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Happy Halloween! Happy Reformation Anniversary! Happy 3rd anniversary of Priest Pulse! Happy season 3! We kick off our third season with two fantastic guests. First the Rev. Paul Fromberg, rector of St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Fransisco, joins us to discuss his book The Art of Transformation: Three Things Churches Do That Change Everything. Mary Parmer, Director of Invite, Welcome, Connect, joins us to discuss evangelism, the theology of church growth and development, her exploration in the Episcopal Church, and so much more. Both of these great interviews discuss ideas for increasing discipleship and evangelism in your congregation, so you won't want to miss either of them. We invite and encourage you to give us a review on iTunes, and we hope you enjoy the start of the third season. Spread the word: we're back!

http://www.theworkofthepeople.com/person/paul-fromberg

https://www.churchpublishing.org/artoftransformation

http://www.invitewelcomeconnect.com/

http://www.maryparmer.com/

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Check out our season three teaser at the front of this re-release. One of our most popular episodes of all time, Anna Fitch Courie, author of Christ Walk and Christ Walk Kids, joins Fr. Ben at a Philadelphia coffee shop to talk about her faith journey.

Season 3 available soon....watch your feed!

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In July 2015, Fr. Benjamin Gildas traveled to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. During that time, he compiled and edited these stories of experiment and risk in evangelism, mission, and new ministry.

We are between seasons at Priest Pulse, and we thought we'd share with you some "classic" Priest Pulse episodes to celebrate our upcoming three year anniversary and just in case you missed some of these older episodes.

Please take a moment to consider supporting the ministry of Priest Pulse by becoming a monthly or one-time patron. You can find more at www.patreon.com and searching for Priest Pulse.

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Once again, Ben is at the Walt Disney World Resort to no one's surprise, and Colin is hosting without him! 

We're extremely excited about this great episode because we had the pleasure of two fantastic interviews. The illustrious and incredible Carter Heyward - feminist theologian, priest, and one of the Philadelphia 11 - joins us to talk about her life, ministry, and new book from Church Publishing "She Flies On: A White Christian Southern Debutante Wakes Up." 

Also joining the show once again is Bishop Robert Hirschfeld, this time to discuss the River of Life: Connecticut River Pilgrimage.

http://kairosearth.org/river/

https://www.churchpublishing.org/sheflieson

 

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Ben wanted to title this episode "Jesus and Ribs" but cooler heads prevailed. You'll have to wait till the end of the episode to find out why. In addition to selling ribs in this episode, Broderick Greer and Megan Castellan join the Roundtable to discuss evangelism, reconciliation, white supremacy, white nationalism, the alt-right, gun violence, gun control laws, and our BuzzFeed overlords. We play a game inspired by DC's new hit movie Wonder Woman.

Check out the newest in the Church's Teaching for a Changing World series

https://www.churchpublishing.org/followingthewayofjesus

http://www.broderickgreer.com/

https://redshoesfunnyshirt.com/

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Hey everybody! We messed up big time and this episode we prepared for early in the Easter season is going up now. Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms joins us again to play a game of two truths and a lie with Colin Chapman and we didn't want you to miss it. Please check it out and look forward to our wonderful upcoming episodes. Thanks for listening, and donate to Thistle Farms!

https://thistlefarms.org/

 

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In our Holy Week and Easter episode this year we listen to stories of sexual trafficking, ministries of anti-human trafficking, and resurrected life made possible through Christ. Colin interviews Becca Stevens, founder and president of Thistle Farms, and Bonnie Gatchell, founder and director of Route One Ministry. If you feel threatened or are concerned for a loved one, or simply interested in learning more information on human trafficking, follow these resources:

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

1 (888) 373-7888

SMS: 233733 (Text "HELP" or "INFO")

Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Languages: English, Spanish and 200 more languages

Website: traffickingresourcecenter.org

Scars in Stilettos

https://www.amazon.com/Scars-Stilettos-Transformation-Exotic-Dancer/dp/0825463092

Girls Like Us

https://www.amazon.com/Girls-Like-Us-Fighting-Memoir/dp/0061582069/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_2?

_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CRVWCHXD5XRVQEJJ0D0R

The Diary of Jasmine Grace

https://www.amazon.com/Diary-Jasmine-Grace-Trafficked-Recovered/dp/1541154940

Thistle Farms

https://thistlefarms.org/

Route One

http://lovedbyrouteone.org/

This episode was produced and edited by the Rev. Colin Chapman.

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One of our amazing listeners commented that there was a surprising lack of deacons in the history of Priest Pulse guests. We decided to do an entire episode featured on the diaconate! In this episode, the Venerable Pamela Nesbit joins us to discuss the history and role of the diaconate. Do you think God is calling you to some form of ministry but you're not called to be a priest? Listen to the Archdeacon of the Diocese of Pennsylvania passionately speak about the role of deacons. Also, Colin interviews the Rev. Geoffrey T. Smith, COO of the Foreign and Domestic Missionary Society - the first Deacon to hold this office. Thanks to our guests and all deacons everywhere!

 

 

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In this episode of Priest Pulse we focus down on the enneagram along with famed author and podcast host Ian Morgan Cron, author of Chasing Francis and The Road Back to You. Ian tells us about the blessings and shortcomings of the enneagram, a personality profile tool that originates in the Christian and Suffi spiritual traditions. Ian Morgan Cron discusses life through the lens of the enneagram as well as his own journey of faith and being an Episcopal priest. Colin and Ben discuss their enneagram types. We try hard not to insult each other or anyone else. Get to know us and yourself better on this new episode of Priest Pulse.

www.theroadbacktoyou.com

www.exploreyourtype.com

https://www.amazon.com/Road-Back-You-Enneagram-Self-Discovery/dp/0830846190/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489175496&sr=8-1&keywords=the+road+back+to+you

https://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Francis-Ian-Morgan-Cron/dp/0310336694/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1489175513&sr=1-1&keywords=Chasing+Francis

 

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Do you love Lent Madness? Do you love silly games? Do you want to learn more about Tim, Scott, and Colin Chapman while also finding out which saint they are from a silly Buzzfeed game? If so you've come to the right place. We play a game with the Supreme Executive Committee of Lent Madness on this b-side, and Fr. Ben rambles a lot. He must have Lent on the brain. 

www.lentmadness.org

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The Supreme Executive Committee of Lent Madness joins us for a bout to the death...er....rather a discussion of Lent Madness and this year's bracket. Tim Schenck and Scott Gunn get into the details of creating Lent Madness and what we have to look forward to this year. Ben and Colin discuss this holy season of Lent and go over our bracket predictions for Lent Madness. We pray you have a holy 40 days of preparation for Easter.

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Colin had the chance to sit down with the Rev. Cn. Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism and Reconciliation, and discuss growing up a geek, favorite movies, the Force Awakens, evangelism, mission, her call to the priesthood, the future of the Episcopal Church, and more. This is an incredibly fun interview you don't want to miss. Also on this b-side, the winner of our "Christ Walk Kids" promotional contest is announced. Colin and Ben answer your questions, and confess some of their worst sermon moments. Enjoy this b-side and we'll catch you on the a-side.

https://anunslife.org/blogs/nun-talk/handmade-gifts-by-nuns-and-monks

 

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Did you catch Lady Gaga at the Superbowl? Well Lady Gaga caught our guest Sarah Condon at church that morning, and you can catch her on this episode of Priest Pulse talking about her book Churchy. Also, don't miss Colin Chapman's interview with BJ Owens as they discuss his Slate article on preaching in the age of President Donald Trump. And certainly not least, Colin had a chance to question Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry at his pilgrimage and revival in Pittsburgh. Do not miss this incredibly special episode of Priest Pulse.

https://www.amazon.com/Churchy-Real-Life-Adventures-Priest/dp/0990792781/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486397079&sr=8-1&keywords=churchy+the+real+life+adventures+of+a+wife+mom+and+priest

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/faithbased/2017/02/an_episcopal_priest_on_writing_his_first_sermon_of_the_trump_presidency.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_fb_bot

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/posts/publicaffairs/welcome-jesus-movement-episcopal-church-slates-2017-2018-revivals

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The Presiding Bishop’s Pilgrimage for Reconciliation, Healing and Evangelism continues on, this the Feast of the Rev. Absalom Jones, the first African American Priest in the Episcopal Church. We have interviews with Carrie Boren Headington, (Missioner for evangelism for the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas and is founder of The Good News Initiative), and Kim Karashin (Canon for Mission in the Diocese of Pittsburgh). Today's update also features a segment from today's sermon from the Presiding Bishop.

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Colin reports from the The Presiding Bishop’s Pilgrimage for Reconciliation, Healing and Evangelism. This is the first night of the Revival Weekend. For more information, visit the Diocese of Pittsburgh's Website

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Its our first ever B-Side episode, a companion episode to S2E10. Jordan Haynie Ware returns to play a game of "On the Record," a geek throwdown of sorts where we talk about Dungeons and Dragons vs Pathfinder, Star Wars Prequels vs the Hobbit Trilogy, St. Michael vs St. Gabriel, and more. Check out Jordan on her podcast Two Feminists Annotate the Bible

https://twofeministsblog.com/

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This week we have two incredibly fabulous guests with us on the show. Father Ben got to head to NYC to the offices of Trinity Wall Street to talk with Winnie Varghese of St. Mark's in the Bowery and Huffington Post fame, who now serves at Trinity. We discuss her childhood faith, origins from Kerala, India, a post-Trump America, ministry in NYC, Hamilton the Musical, and so much more. Also joining us this week is Jordan Haynie Ware, co-host of the Two Feminists Annotate the Bible podcast. Jordan discusses her upcoming book "The Ultimate Quest: a Geek's Guide to the Episcopal Church," her own geeky history, the differences between Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder, and so much more.

You won't want to miss one of our favorite episodes ever!

@godwelcomesall

@twofeminists

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/wsvarghese-601

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Category:religion -- posted at: 11:56pm EST
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Welcome 2017 and welcome everyone to our first episode of the New Year! Ben and Colin discuss their resolutions, and recommend one for you! On this episode we have yet another guest from the General Theological Seminary, the Rev. Emily Wachner, who joins us to discuss the Wisdom Year program and revitalization of GTS. Also, our most recurringest guest Anna Courie joins us to discuss her new book Christ Walk Kids from Church Publishing, as well as raising faithful and healthy tweens and teens.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/priest-pulse/id925044272?mt=2

http://news.gts.edu/2016/10/the-way-of-wisdom-in-practice-2/

http://pastoralimagination.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/CSTE-LPI-030116.pdf

https://www.churchpublishing.org/christwalkkids

www.episcopalcafe.com

 

 

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It's 1am on December 24th and the Rev. Colin Chapman can't get his baby Grace to fall asleep or his sermons written. Yet, with a little help from some friends, he may just find the magic of Christmas.

We want to thank the hosts of the podcast the Collect Call, Brendan O'Sullivan-Hale and Holli Rickman Powell for joining us to discuss the seasons of Advent and Christmas in prayer and worship. We also play Priest Pulse Lightning Round with very special Brittany Spears trivia!

Thanks to Anna Courie, author of Christ Walk and Christ Walk Kids, for coming on the show to talk about keeping healthy during the holiday season.

Laurie Brock and Megan Castellan discuss their Holiday film favorites like the Bishop's Wife, Muppet Christmas Carol, Hallmark Channel movies, and why they don't like Love Actually. We also discuss our favorite Christmas albums of all time.

We want to wish you a Merry Christmas from everyone at Priest Pulse: Fr. Benjamin Gildas, Colin Chapman, Intern Lizzie, all of our contributors, and our wonderful guests. You, our listeners, have made this an incredible season so far and we are immensely grateful. Please take a moment to review us on iTunes and subscribe to the show. You can also go to www.patreon.com and search for Priest Pulse to become a monthly financial patron of our show to keep making this program possible.

Here's some links....Merry Christmas!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-collect-call/id1064729106?mt=2

https://www.amazon.com/Christ-Walk-Spiritual-Fitness-Program/dp/081923169X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1482205220&sr=1-1&keywords=Christ+Walk

Pedro the Lion "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" https://youtu.be/13umQPL3ODE

Check out "The Oh Hellos" Christmas Album and this Tiny Desk Concert https://youtu.be/rwvCEWWWt7Q

Have a safe, wonderful, happy, peaceful Christmas. Email us at ben.priestpulse@gmail.com or hit us up on Twitter @priestpulse or on Facebook www.facebook.com/priestpulse

Peace and grace to you from our God and Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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This special bonus live episode features an interview with the Rev. Cn. Shawn Wamsley of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. We discuss getting lured to church with PB&J, finding the Episcopal Church, and the future of evanglism. We play Philadelphia trivia in the Lightning Round.

Don't miss this awesome live episode from beautiful Cape May, NJ!

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It's episode 40 of Priest Pulse. In this episode, Todd Brewer from the General Theological Seminary in NYC and Karyn Wiseman from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia join us for a preaching roundtable where we discuss preaching out of chaos. How do we approach the pulpit in the midst of national tragedies and the complex and difficult realities of our modern world? How does this election effect our preaching voice? What does the gospel demand during difficult times?

The Rev. DeDe Duncan-Probe, bishop-elect of the Diocese of Central New York, joins Colin to talk about her unique name, her journey of faith, and expectations for entering into her new ministry as bishop. In the lightning round, our roundtable guests talk about their favorite holiday pies.

http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/2016/08/08/central-new-york-elects-dede-duncan-probe-as-next-bishop/

http://news.gts.edu/2015/08/meet-the-faculty-an-interview-with-prof-todd-brewer/

 

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We hope you enjoy our special comic book themed episode of Priest Pulse!! We're so excited to have the Rev. Canon Chuck Robertson, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Beyond the Episcopal Church, talk about his relationship with Stan Lee and other greats within the comic book world.

On Priest Pulse Roundtable, Steve Ross, author of Marked, a comic book adaptation of the Gospel of Mark, and Heather Annis, author of Book of Comic Prayer, join us to talk about the impact of visual medium as common vernacular.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Marked-Steve-Ross/dp/1596270020/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1479098890&sr=1-1&keywords=marked

https://www.amazon.com/Book-Comic-Prayer-Transform-Ministry/dp/0819232785/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1479098993&sr=1-1&keywords=book+of+comic+prayer

https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-According-Superheroes-Religion-Popular/dp/0820474223/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1479099113&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Gospel+According+to+Superheroes

https://www.amazon.com/Religion-Science-Fiction-James-McGrath/dp/160899886X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1479099147&sr=1-1&keywords=Religion+and+Science+Fiction

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While Fr. Ben is on vacation, Fr. Colin puts together this great episode. Sharon Pearson from Church Publishing joins to discuss Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace. John Ohmer and Colin talk about Slaying Your Goliaths: How God can Help. Colin quizzes Ben and Jay Sidebotham on cartoon trivia. 

 

Sharon Ely Pearson, Author and Editor at Church Publishing.

Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: https://www.amazon.com/Reclaiming-Gospel-Peace-Challenging-Epidemic/dp/0819232025

Sharon’s Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=Sharon+Ely+Pearson&search-alias=books&field-author=Sharon+Ely+Pearson&sort=relevancerank

 

The Rev. John Ohmer, Rector Falls Church Episcopal, Falls Church, VA

Slaying Your Goliaths: How God Can Help

https://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Your-Goliaths-How-Help/dp/0880284048

Ohmer’s Blog: 

http://unapologetictheology.blogspot.com/

The Rev. Jay Sidebotham, Artist and Assc. Rector, St. James’ Parish in Wilmington, NC

https://www.cpg.org/global/online-resources/cartoons/

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Season 2 continues as Colin Chapman interviews the famous, the talented Jay Sidebotham. You know him from his cartoons in the Church Publishing calendar but he joins us to talk about his project Renewal Works with Forward Movement. Also in this episode Anna Courie and Josh Hearne come to the roundtable to discuss some religious issues from the election season. We discuss Donald Trump's sexual assault comments in the Access Hollywood video, how forgiveness plays out with political candidates, Hillary Clinton campaign Wikileaks emails, the religious right and whether Evangelicals forfeit their moral high ground supporting Donald Trump, and the entire election madness. Our Roundtable guests also play a game called "Jesus Christ Super Star Wars" and ask Bible or Star Wars geographical trivia. All of this....and honestly not much more....on the newest episode of Priest Pulse.

http://renewalworks.org/

https://www.cpg.org/global/online-resources/cartoons/

https://www.churchpublishing.org/christwalkkids

https://www.amazon.com/Pattern-Prayer-Prayers-Grace-Fellowship/dp/0692578129

http://graceandmain.org/

 

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This two year anniversary episode features an interview with Bishop Robert Hirschfeld of the Diocese of New Hampshire who discusses with Colin the most recent House of Bishops meeting. Also an interview with Forward Movement editor the Rev. Melody Shobe about new book "The Path: a Journey Through the Bible." Also on this episode new recurring segment "Theology Corner" with Dr. Joshua Wise and the Rev. Jonathan Mitchican. 

We discuss these two articles from the Living Church in Theology Corner:

http://livingchurch.org/covenant/2016/09/21/rebuilding-a-culture-of-teaching/

http://livingchurch.org/covenant/2016/09/23/the-church-of-englands-trinitarian-schizophrenia-full-visible-unity-or-fresh-expressions/

Buy the Path here:

http://www.forwardmovement.org/Products/2418/the-path.aspx

Go to www.patreon.com and search for Priest Pulse to sponsor our show.

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Welcome back from our summer break: it's the Priest Pulse back-to-school episode!

In the roundtable segment, Dr. Karyn Wiseman and Dr. Elesha Coffman discuss the struggles of seminary institutions and the future of religious education. We talk about Dr. Coffman's article on Religious Dispatches "Are We Entering the End Times for Mainline Seminaries?" We also play a game of "Pokemon or Early Church Heretic."

Colin interviews Dr. Derek Olsen about his book "Inwardly Digest: the Prayer Book as Guide to a Spiritual Life," how he found the Episcopal Church as a Lutheran, being a clergy spouse and lay theologian, and more.

Ben and Colin get the Last Word and discuss cultural shifts that effect the future of parishes and the priesthood.

 

Article by Dr. Elesha Coffman http://religiondispatches.org/are-we-entering-the-end-times-for-mainline-seminaries/

Dr. Karyn Wiseman on Twitter @txpreach

Dr. Derek Olsen's book Inwardly Digest: http://www.forwardmovement.org/Products/2183/inwardly-digest.aspx

Pokemon or Early Church Heretic Game: https://www.buzzfeed.com/haltheyounger/quiz-pokamon-or-early-church-heretic-2he7m

 

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John Pattison and C. Christopher Smith join Fr. Benjamin Gildas to discuss their book "Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus." With all of the talk of church attendance decline in the Episcopal Church and mainline denominations, the language of the "slow food movement" offers some helpful corrections and might spark the imagination of churches into thinking about God's abundance. We discuss Asset Based Community Development, God's economy, abundance, scarcity, and much more.

https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B00HUCPSE4&asin=B00HUCPSE4&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm

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Carla Barnhill from Sparkhouse Family and Nurya Love Parish from Grow Christians join Fr. Benjamin Gildas to discuss discipling and faith formation at home and how congregations can support and equip parents. What resources are there for parents to raise young children? Is it important to take Christian education and family ministry from Sunday morning into the home? At a time when mainline protestant denominations are in decline, these issues of faith building at home are centrally important. Its crucial that we equip parents to spark faith and grow Christians.

www.growchristians.org

https://www.wearesparkhouse.org/

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Its a Popping Collars Takeover episode with Greg and Liz joining Fr. Ben to discuss environmentalism, science denial, and bringing the millenial generation back to church. In this episode we also change the elements of the Eucharist to kale chips and IPA. 

https://poppingcollarspodcast.com/

@poppingcollars

 

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The Rev. Cn. Daniel G.P. Gutierrez sits down with Fr. Benjamin Gildas to discuss being called as the next bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, his hopes for ministry and the Church, and his love of baseball. Bishop-elect Gutierrez was elected May 16, 2016 by the convention of the Diocese of Pennsylvania as the next diocesan bishop and so will be the newest member of the Episcopal Church House of Bishops.

The Rev. Cn. Daniel Gutierrez's blog is here: http://ashepherdinthefield.blogspot.com/

www.diopa.org

Thanks to Canon Gutierrez and the Diocese of Pennsylvania for your cooperation in producing this episode.

Check us out at patreon.com where you can be a monthly patron and keep our show free.

Thanks for listening!

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Kira Schlesinger and Joshua Hearne join our digital roundtable to discuss the new brand of so-called religious liberty and protection laws trending in a dozen or more states. Mississippi just passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law, and Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia just vetoed a similar law. Proponents say these laws exist to protect the already existing religious freedoms granted by the first amendment, but are they necessary or do they reinforce or legalize discrimination? We discuss the philosophical shift in some anabaptist denominations toward church and state relations. Josh gives us a list of ways Baptists in Virginia were punished or killed for their faith just a few centuries ago. In the lightning round, Colin, Kira, and Josh propose new laws for their ministry contexts.

Music provided by Awaking Mercury: http://awakingmercury.com/

Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3100099&ty=h&u=3100099

Show links:

http://graceandmain.org/

http://www.amazon.com/Pattern-Prayer-Prayers-Grace-Fellowship/dp/0692578129/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460039298&sr=8-1&keywords=A+Pattern+of+Prayer

@kmays

http://calledtoendure.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/05/opinion/how-covenants-make-us.html

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This is a special episode for National Poetry Month and the feast day of John Donne, Anglican Divine. Accomplished poet and author Blaine C. Martin joins Fr. Benjamin Gildas to talk about the metaphysical poets such as John Donne and George Herbert, as well as spirituality in modern poetry. Included is an exercept from Lucille Clifton's collection "Blessing the Boats." 

David Henson's blog post: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/davidhenson/2016/03/be-a-poet-not-a-preacher-during-holy-week-why-worldpoetryday-matters-to-the-church/

Find Blaine C. Martin:

"A Whole Armada of Loss" available Plan B Press http://www.planbpress.com/store/p12/A_Whole_Armada_of_Loss_-_Martin,_Blaine.html

www.facebook.com/blainecmartin

http://bcmartinpoet.wix.com/home

@bcmartinpoet

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You are invited to join a conversation about innovative ministries and
missional communities in The Episcopal Church. This new conference takes place April 15-16 in Alexandria, VA at the Virginia Theological Seminary and is sponsored by the diocese of Texas, Washington, and Virginia. Featuring speakers such as Stephanie Spellers, Jay Sidebotham, Winnie Varghese, and many more, Missional Voices will connect church leaders, students, entrepreneurs, artists, community organizers, non-profit leaders, church planters, and everyday innovators from around The Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion.

www.missionalvoices.com

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Two of three Lent Madness Distinguished Celebrity Bloggers join Ben and Colin at the digital roundtable. In this episode guests Laurie Brock and Megan Castellan discuss with us: Donald Trump vs. The Episcopal Church, Lenten disciplines, and Fox's live musical adaptation of the Passion. We also play a lightning round game of "Marry, Martyr, Monastery," and our guests have to choose saints to marry martyr, or spend a lifetime with in a monastery. 

 

How would a Donald Trump vs. the Episcopal Church battle play out? Does the Pope have the right to determine a "good Christian" vs. a "bad Christian" and good Christian behavior? 

What kinds of Lenten disciplines do our guests take on? Is Lent changing?

What do you think of Fox's live musical Passion hosted by Tyler Perry? Is this like Jesus Christ Superstar, or different for some reason? Should networks like Fox be telling the Gospel stories?

Which saints would you want to spend a lifetime with in a monastery?

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The Rev. Kyle Oliver, Digital Missioner for the Virginia Theological Seminary and former host of the Easter People podcast, sits down with Fr. Benjamin Gildas at Amalgam Comics in Philadelphia to talk about the future of formation and proclamation. We discuss the upcoming e-Formation conference at VTS in June, the 2016 Forma conference, Episcopal podcasting, and getting churches into the digital age.

http://www.eformationvts.org/

Also don't miss the Missional Voices conference at VTS:

http://www.missionalvoices.com/

Recorded on location at Amalgam Comics:

https://www.facebook.com/amalgamphilly/

 

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Creator of Lent Madness Fr. Tim Schenck joins Fr. Benjamin Gildas to discuss this year's saintly bracket, how Lent Madness was born, the glory of a good cup of coffee, and surviving life in the Episcopal Church.

www.lentmadness.org

www.clergyconfidential.com

@fathertim on Twitter

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We believe the Church is alive and so we're keeping our finger on the pulse.

Jim Naughton, Nurya Love Parish, and Colin Chapman sit around the Priest Pulse digital roundtable to discuss trending topics. In this episode: the 2016 Anglican Primates gathering, Iowa caucus, the intersection of politics and religion in the United States, and Ashes to Go. In this edition of "lightning round," Jim Naugton's take on Lent Madness, Panxatawny Phil, #realclergybios, Donald Trump's Nobel Peace Prize, Ben Carson's fresh set of clothes, and Colin Chapman's real feelings on the Manning dynasty.

Check out Grow Christians http://growchristians.org/

Canticle Communications http://www.canticlecommunications.com/

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Author Anna Courie sits down with Fr. Benjamin Gildas to talk about health, fitness, wellness, her spiritual journey and struggle living with cancer. How do you find faith in brokenness? How do you find the grace to walk?

This lent, take a Christ Walk with us. Set goals for your entire well-being: physical, spiritual, mental. Customize your Christ Walk to fit your needs and your lifestyle. Follow Anna Courie on twitter @christwalk1 and on Facebook, and don't forget to buy her book now on Amazon.

Anna's blog: http://christwalk40day.blogspot.com/

Anna's book: http://www.amazon.com/Christ-Walk-Spiritual-Fitness-Program/dp/081923169X

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Anna Courie, author of Christ Walk: a 40 Day Spiritual Fitness Program, sits down with Fr. Benjamin Gildas at a coffee shop to talk about health, wellness, and living with severe physical illness. Anna describes her struggles with health including living with cancer. How do you find faith in brokenness?

Part 1 of 2.

"Christ Walk: a 40 Day Spiritual Fitness Program" is available now from Church Publishing and on Amazon.

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Fr. Benjamin Gildas sits down with theologian Joshua Wise to talk about the gospel, the mission of the church, evangelism, and Christian interaction with atheism in this second of a two part episode. Josh levels criticism of preaching and witness to unity in the Episcopal Church. We discuss the Anglican Primates meeting and divisions within Anglicanism over sexuality. 

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Fr. Benjamin Gildas sits down with theologian Joshua Wise to talk about the gospel, the mission of the church, evangelism, and Christian interaction with atheism in this first of a two part episode.

These two episodes will offer depth of theological insight from one of the countries up and coming theological voices.

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A Christmas message from Fr. Benjamin Gildas, reflecting on the year 2015, and the words "do not be afraid."

Merry Christmas from Priest Pulse.

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Our first in a series of church development episodes looking at the decline of church attendance in North America and the United States, approaches to church growth, and methods for reaching younger generations and developing church mission off campus.

Interviews include Michael Mornard, the Rev. Paul Bresnahan, and Nancy McLaughlin.

Resources from this episode include

Evaluation and Planning Manual: A Disciplined Method for Evaluating Your Congregation and Planning a Future

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/149372150X/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=0TXY4V185F69D3794RW0&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2253014322&pf_rd_i=desktop

Amplified Church

http://www.amplifiedchurch.com/

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On this special bulletin, Fr. Benjamin Gildas updates listeners on the status of the podcast and explains the previous show hiatus.

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Sermon from the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church on 7/3/15 from the Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry on the Great Commission. Bishop Michael Curry says "go."

 

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Discussion of funding for evangelism in the Episcopal Church i.e. Mission Enterprise Zones and new church plants. Fr. Benjamin Gildas frames the story of the Rev. Megan Anderson, a narrative of risk, adventure, struggle, and reward that ultimate leads to visionary direction in new ministry starts. The Rev. James Hamilton discusses his work as a church planter and mentor. Caitlyn Darnell discusses Diocese of North Carolina campus ministry "A Movable Feast." The 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Chuch continued funding for the Mission Enterprise Zones and church planting, while not funding to the amount requested by those ministries.

 

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Dear friends, this is the unabridged audio from today's afternoon press conference. Today in a landmark moment, the House of Deputies concurred with the House of Bishops to approve marriage for all persons in the Episcopal Church.

Remember nothing is edited, this is the raw audio from the press conference.

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Listen in as the General Convention elects and celebrates the Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry of North Carolina as the next Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church and the first African American to hold that position. On Saturday June 27th the House of Bishops elected and the House of Deputees confirmed Bishop Curry to be the 27th PB. He was the first Presiding Bishop ever elected in one ballot. 

This podcast takes you to the floor of the House of Deputees, to the press room, and to the streets of Salt Lake City to hear the enthusiasm and excitement over Bishop Curry's election. Also listen as Presiding Bishop Elect Curry speaks about gun violence, the shooting in Charleston, racism in America, marriage equality, and more.

 

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Here's our wrap up of the first two days of General Convention. In this episode, marriage equality, responses to the ruling from the Supreme of the United States of America, discussion on proposed marriage amendments, Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church, divesting from fossil fuel companies with TEC money, evangelism and digital evangelism, and a special easter egg surprise ending you won't want to miss. Follow all our GC78 coverage on Twitter @priestpulse

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Category:religion -- posted at: 5:44pm EST
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An interview with previous YASC'ers. The Young Adult Service Corps 

The Young Adult Service Corps brings young adults into the life of the worldwide Anglican Communion and into the daily work of a local community.  At the same time, it brings the gifts and resources of the church into the lives of young adults as they explore their own faith journeys.

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/young-adult-service-corps

 

Direct download: Short_-_Young_Adult_Service_Corps.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 2:03am EST
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The Revs. Scott Gunn, Matt Marino, and Keith Voets join Ben and Colin on this pre-Convention episode. We rap our way through the blogosphere and consider important issues coming to the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church such as marriage equality, revisions to the canons and Prayer Book, the election of the next Presiding Bishop, the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church, and more.

www.7wd.org

www.thegospelside.com

http://theyoungcurmudgeonpriest.blogspot.com/

Direct download: Kicking_the_Blue_Book_Blues_Part_2_-.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 2:10am EST
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Do you have the Blue Book Blues? Not a clue what the blue book is? Wondering how the General Convention of the Episcopal Church works? The Priest Pulse media coverage of the 78th General Convention begins with this pre-Convention prep episode featuring Sr. Elizabeth Marguerite, chair of the deputation from the Diocese of Michigan. Be sure to check out Part 2 featuring the Revs. Scott Gunn, Matt Marino, and Keith Voets along with Fr. Ben and Fr. Colin.

Direct download: Kicking_the_Blue_Book_Blues_Part_1_-.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 6:22pm EST
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In this very special documentary, Fr. Ben follows the story of Anamchara Fellowship, a new monastic order in the Episcopal Church. The Anamchara Fellowship is a religious order in the tradition of celtic spirituality. This documentary brings listeners into the Annual Gathering of this order, listens in on their rituals, hears their music, and gets to know its members.

This is the entire documentary in one file.

Original music in this podcast performed by:

Br. Christopher 

Br. Kevin Colum

Sr. Elizabeth Margarite

Original composition of the Anamchara Fellowship prayer composed by Dr. David Park.

Direct download: The_Tribe_of_the_Wild_Goose.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 9:36am EST
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Fr. Ben and Intern Lizzie discuss the exciting new Indiegogo fundraising campaign and all the incredible perk packages you can get through backing.

Our Campaign:

http://bit.ly/1BEPjDG

Direct download: Indiegogo1.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 10:46pm EST
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Two atheists join us on this episode to discuss their perspectives and experiences as Millenial generation "nones" - the religiously unnafiliated. Colin and Ben discuss the Pew Religious Landscape Study, decline in Christianity, and what - if any - good news we have for those who don't believe.

Also featured in this episode is music from Abandon Kansas and Awaking Mercury.

http://badchristian-2.myshopify.com/collections/abandon-kansas

Direct download: Atheism_and_the_Gospel.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 9:53pm EST
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Priest Pulse and the Farsighted Podcast team up with Awaking Mercury to discuss music, art, and pop-culture from a faith perspective. Recorded live at the Awaking Mercury studio in Birdsboro, PA, this episode features live music from Luke Eccles. This is part 1 of a two part episode, the second half being found on the Farsighted podcast. The Farsighted can be found at the links below.

http://farsightedblog.com/

http://www.awakingmercury.com/

https://www.facebook.com/thefarsighted

Twitter:

@TheFarsighted

@thepaintedman

@awakingmercury

Direct download: The_Big_Picture_Part_1.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 4:18pm EST
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Ben and Colin interview Lutheran pastor Keith Anderson about his new book The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in a Wireless World. Pastor Keith is co-author of Click2Save: the Digital Ministry Bible with Elizabeth Drescher, and editor of the Narthex. We discuss the impact of social media and the internet on congregational life, ministry, evangelism, pastoral care, and spirituality.

www.pastorkeithanderson.net

https://medium.com/the-narthex

 

Special thanks to audio tech Jenny Hack for recording and editing this episode.

Direct download: The_Digital_Church.m4a
Category:religion -- posted at: 10:43am EST
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A short Good Friday message of encouragement from Fr. Ben on this most sacred day.

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Category:religion -- posted at: 2:34pm EST
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In the final Keeping Lent episode, Pastor Tim Ness of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Clifton Heights leads us to pray through Martin Luther's Small Catechism, that is praying the 10 Commandments, the Apostle's Creed, and the Lord's Prayer. We also celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation by praying the Angelus.

Direct download: Keeping_Lent_-_Praying_the_Catechism.m4a
Category:religion -- posted at: 9:53pm EST
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Fr. Ben brings on two surprise guests to make some very big announcements.

Direct download: Special_Bulletin.m4a
Category:religion -- posted at: 11:31pm EST
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This week the parishioners of St. Mark Lutheran Church and Incarnation Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church practice embodied prayer and you can practice along with us. Join Fr. Ben and special guest Sister Elizabeth Anderson on this episode.

 

Direct download: Keeping_Lent_-_Embodied_Prayer.m4a
Category:religion -- posted at: 10:12pm EST
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The Keeping Lent series continues with an episode on Centering Prayer. Lutheran Pastor Tem Ness leads us in an exercise of Centering Prayer. Also, Fr. Ben rants about St. Barbara's loss in Lent Madness.

Music by Awaking Mercury www.awakingmercury.com

Direct download: Keeping_Lent_-_Centering_Prayer.m4a
Category:religion -- posted at: 10:22pm EST
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This episode of the Keeping Lent series continues to look at different forms of prayer following last week's episode on Lectio Divina. In this episode Fr. Ben leads us through the Examen prayer. We invite you to use this podcast to pray through the Examen prayer on your own.

www.ignatianspirituality.com

Direct download: Keeping_Lent_-_The_Examen.m4a
Category:religion -- posted at: 3:38pm EST
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This episode features an entire retreat led by Sister Barbara Jean Brown of Anamchara Fellowship. Sr. BJ has 40 years of experience leading retreats and quiet days. She is a founding member of Anamchara Fellowship, a new monastic order in the Episcopal Church with an ecumenical mission. This retreat is titled "Who Gives a Hoot about Paul's Journeys" and offers a spiritual reflection on the journeys of St. Paul in the book of Acts. The retreat is broken into three parts, so make sure to listen through to the end.

www.anamcharafellowship.org

Direct download: Keeping_Lent_-_Retreat_with_Sister_Barbara_Jean_Brown.m4a
Category:religion -- posted at: 10:26pm EST
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This is the second episode in the Keeping Lent series. In this episode, Pastor Tim Ness of St. Mark's Lutheran Church Clifton Heights, PA leads us through the practice of Lectio Divina, an ancient prayer practice originating from the Benedictine tradition.

We at Priest Pulse encourage you to use this episode to learn about Lectio Divina and to devote some time to meditation. This contains a guided meditation time with periods of silence. After the meditation, Fr. Ben answers what Lent means to him.

Music in this episode comes thanks to Awaking Mercury.

www.awakingmercury.com

 

 

Direct download: Keeping_Lent_-_Lectio_Divina.m4a
Category:religion -- posted at: 2:23pm EST
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On this special episode of Priest Pulse, Benjamin Gildas interviews the Rev. Scott Gunn of Lent Madness and Forward Movement. Ben also discusses the ministry Ashes to Go. This episode invites us all into a season of holy Lent. Resources from this episode:

www.lentmadness.org

www.ashestogo.org

www.forwardmovement.org

www.sevenwholedays.org

Direct download: Keeping_Lent_-_Lent_Madness_and_Ashes_to_Go.m4a
Category:religion -- posted at: 1:42pm EST
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