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Syndication

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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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 EDT
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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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Category:religion -- posted at: 10:45pm EDT
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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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