Mon, 25 April 2016
The Rev. Cn. Daniel G.P. Gutierrez sits down with Fr. Benjamin Gildas to discuss being called as the next bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, his hopes for ministry and the Church, and his love of baseball. Bishop-elect Gutierrez was elected May 16, 2016 by the convention of the Diocese of Pennsylvania as the next diocesan bishop and so will be the newest member of the Episcopal Church House of Bishops.
The Rev. Cn. Daniel Gutierrez's blog is here: http://ashepherdinthefield.blogspot.com/
Thanks to Canon Gutierrez and the Diocese of Pennsylvania for your cooperation in producing this episode.
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Thu, 7 April 2016
Kira Schlesinger and Joshua Hearne join our digital roundtable to discuss the new brand of so-called religious liberty and protection laws trending in a dozen or more states. Mississippi just passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law, and Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia just vetoed a similar law. Proponents say these laws exist to protect the already existing religious freedoms granted by the first amendment, but are they necessary or do they reinforce or legalize discrimination? We discuss the philosophical shift in some anabaptist denominations toward church and state relations. Josh gives us a list of ways Baptists in Virginia were punished or killed for their faith just a few centuries ago. In the lightning round, Colin, Kira, and Josh propose new laws for their ministry contexts.
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Fri, 1 April 2016
This is a special episode for National Poetry Month and the feast day of John Donne, Anglican Divine. Accomplished poet and author Blaine C. Martin joins Fr. Benjamin Gildas to talk about the metaphysical poets such as John Donne and George Herbert, as well as spirituality in modern poetry. Included is an exercept from Lucille Clifton's collection "Blessing the Boats."
Find Blaine C. Martin:
"A Whole Armada of Loss" available Plan B Press http://www.planbpress.com/store/p12/A_Whole_Armada_of_Loss_-_Martin,_Blaine.html
Direct download: Donne_da_dun_dun_Donne_feat._Blaine.mp3
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Tue, 1 March 2016
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Direct download: Missional_Voices_Conference_Invitati.mp3
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Thu, 25 February 2016
Two of three Lent Madness Distinguished Celebrity Bloggers join Ben and Colin at the digital roundtable. In this episode guests Laurie Brock and Megan Castellan discuss with us: Donald Trump vs. The Episcopal Church, Lenten disciplines, and Fox's live musical adaptation of the Passion. We also play a lightning round game of "Marry, Martyr, Monastery," and our guests have to choose saints to marry martyr, or spend a lifetime with in a monastery.
How would a Donald Trump vs. the Episcopal Church battle play out? Does the Pope have the right to determine a "good Christian" vs. a "bad Christian" and good Christian behavior?
What kinds of Lenten disciplines do our guests take on? Is Lent changing?
What do you think of Fox's live musical Passion hosted by Tyler Perry? Is this like Jesus Christ Superstar, or different for some reason? Should networks like Fox be telling the Gospel stories?
Which saints would you want to spend a lifetime with in a monastery?
Mon, 22 February 2016
The Rev. Kyle Oliver, Digital Missioner for the Virginia Theological Seminary and former host of the Easter People podcast, sits down with Fr. Benjamin Gildas at Amalgam Comics in Philadelphia to talk about the future of formation and proclamation. We discuss the upcoming e-Formation conference at VTS in June, the 2016 Forma conference, Episcopal podcasting, and getting churches into the digital age.
Also don't miss the Missional Voices conference at VTS:
Recorded on location at Amalgam Comics:
Direct download: The_Digital_Mission_Field_feat._Kyle.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT
Wed, 10 February 2016
Creator of Lent Madness Fr. Tim Schenck joins Fr. Benjamin Gildas to discuss this year's saintly bracket, how Lent Madness was born, the glory of a good cup of coffee, and surviving life in the Episcopal Church.
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Sat, 6 February 2016
We believe the Church is alive and so we're keeping our finger on the pulse.
Jim Naughton, Nurya Love Parish, and Colin Chapman sit around the Priest Pulse digital roundtable to discuss trending topics. In this episode: the 2016 Anglican Primates gathering, Iowa caucus, the intersection of politics and religion in the United States, and Ashes to Go. In this edition of "lightning round," Jim Naugton's take on Lent Madness, Panxatawny Phil, #realclergybios, Donald Trump's Nobel Peace Prize, Ben Carson's fresh set of clothes, and Colin Chapman's real feelings on the Manning dynasty.
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Direct download: Ashes_Ashes_We_All_Fall_Down_-_Round.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 12:08pm EDT
Fri, 5 February 2016
Author Anna Courie sits down with Fr. Benjamin Gildas to talk about health, fitness, wellness, her spiritual journey and struggle living with cancer. How do you find faith in brokenness? How do you find the grace to walk?
This lent, take a Christ Walk with us. Set goals for your entire well-being: physical, spiritual, mental. Customize your Christ Walk to fit your needs and your lifestyle. Follow Anna Courie on twitter @christwalk1 and on Facebook, and don't forget to buy her book now on Amazon.
Anna's blog: http://christwalk40day.blogspot.com/
Anna's book: http://www.amazon.com/Christ-Walk-Spiritual-Fitness-Program/dp/081923169X
Thu, 4 February 2016
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
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