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.

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

Merry Christmas from Priest Pulse.

Direct download: Do_Not_Be_Afraid_-_A_Christmas_Messa.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 10:56pm EDT

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


Amplified Church


Direct download: Traversing_the_Decline_-_Looking_at.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 1:04pm EDT

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

Direct download: October_15_Podcast_Update.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 3:05pm EDT

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."


Direct download: Bishop_Curry_Says_Go.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 1:14pm EDT

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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Category:religion -- posted at: 2:03am EDT

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.

Direct download: 7-1_Marriage_Press_Conference.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT

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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Category:religion -- posted at: 6:35pm EDT

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

Direct download: General_Convention_Days_1_and_2_Wrap.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 5:44pm EDT

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.



Direct download: Short_-_Young_Adult_Service_Corps.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 2:03am EDT

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.




Direct download: Kicking_the_Blue_Book_Blues_Part_2_-.mp3
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