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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.

Direct download: Finding_Faith_in_Brokenness_feat._An.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 6:00am EST
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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. 

Direct download: Church_as_Gospel_feat._Joshua_Wise.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 6:00am EST
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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.

Direct download: Alittlebitta_Kerygma_-_The_Gospel_an.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 1:00pm EST
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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.

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

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

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

 

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

 

Direct download: Phenomenal_Trust_-_Taking_Risks_in_M.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 2:03am EST
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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.

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

 

Direct download: Short__the_Election_of_the_Rt._Rev..mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 6:35pm EST
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