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.

The Rev. Patricia (Tricia) Lyons is the Evangelism and Community Engagement in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington DC, administrator of the Episcopal Evangelist network on Facebook, and author of Teaching Faith with Harry Potter: A Guidebook for Parents and Educators for Multigenerational Faith Formation. Tricia has also served on the Presiding Bishop’s team that helped construct The Way of Love campaign.

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Dr. Jeremy Bonner is an Honorary Fellow in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University and contributor to the book, "Growth and Decline in the Anglican Communion: 1980 to the Present".

You can read more about Dr. Bonner's work here: https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2018/08/30/facing-more-episcopal-church-decline/

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Episode two of season four is here! Ben and Colin are joined by the Rev. Jeremy Smith of Hacking Christianity. Rev. Jeremy Smith is a United Methodist Elder serving as Senior Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Seattle, Washington (USA). He blogs about faith, young clergy issues, technology, internet theory, and geeky topics at HackingChristianity.net. Jeremy discusses with us the current state of the United Methodist Church and much more.

Check out www.hackingchristianity.net now!

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Four years and now four seasons kicks off with Jeremy Tackett, Digital Evangelist for the Episcopal Church. We discuss working for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, exciting new projects for TEC, and those two scary words "digital" and "evangelism." Bonus interview: Colin asks Ben all about his new Kickstarter for the All Ports Open Network launching October 3. 

Here's a preview: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theologian78/1459391558?ref=580706&token=0ccd403a

www.allportsopen.com

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This week, Jesus has some pretty strong words for the privileged who, because of their tribes, try to keep some in and some out. 

Reading: http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/Pentecost/BProp21_RCL.html#gsp1

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Mark Nepo writes that sacred moments wait for us like the very pulse of life that waits like a kind mother at the edge of exhaustion. As we seek to ease our anxiety not on early things but on things heavenly, what would it look like if we made God the foundation for our stability?

Reading: http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/Pentecost/BProp20_RCL.html#nt1

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When exactly did we ever all just get along? Colin explores last Sunday's Gospel where we are met with one of the earliest divisions in the church. 

Gospel Reading: http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/Pentecost/BProp19_RCL.html#gsp1

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We are trying something different here at Priest Pulse. I (Colin) have been recording the audio from my sermon for years and I'm finding it less effective as a tool to share the gospel. Sermons on Sunday are visual mediums and the audio is not capturing the entire presentation.

What I want to try is to take the content from the Sunday Sermon, and on Monday Morning sit down and record it as a podcast. It's an experiment. I think it's going to take some time to find my sea legs as I perfect my inner-Ira Glass but I still yearn for your feedback.

Let us know what you think!

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This week, we welcome back the Rev. Kyle Oliver (Creative Commons Prayer) to talk about what he's been up to since his last time on Priest Pulse, his Doctoral work at Columbia, and even more exciting - his recent Holy Eucharist Illuminated Cards project. Ben, Colin, and Kyle talk about new trends in the church and the continuing rise in what they see as an increased passion for EVANGELISM!

You can read more about Kyle at kyleoliver.net and at https://www.creativecommonsprayer.com/.

You can puchase a copy of his Holy Eucharist Illuminated cards here: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/holy-eucharist-illuminated

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No #GC79 Pigeon, no Episcobaby, no lightning scar, but we do have some amazing interviews and a wrap up from our correspondent Laurence Wainwright-Maks from the floor of the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church.

The incredible executive director of Forma Bill Campbell (finally!) joins us as well as Charles Graves and Bishop Silvestre Romero of the Diocese of Guatemala.

Thanks to all of you for following along our second ever GC coverage. You all are the best and we love you. Thanks to Father Laurence for his amazing reporting.

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