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.

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!



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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:


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.



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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.



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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.

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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. 



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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!


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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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Category:religion -- posted at: 11:42am EST

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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