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.

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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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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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?

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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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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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