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.

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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The Rev. Callie Swanlund joins us to discuss her fabulous project now on Kickstarter: How2Charist, a Digital Instructed Eucharist. Bread+wine: blessed. God: present. What's the meaning behind our words+rituals? How2charist illuminates the liturgy's beauty+spirit.

You can back this project now in the link below. Listen to Callie tell her story of how this project came to be and how you can get involved.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/callieswanlund/how2charist-digital-instructed-eucharist-episcopal

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Yes, the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church is still going on. Yes, we've lost track of how many days it has been. Yes, we are still extremely thrilled by these wonderful conversations.

On this episode, Bishop Daniel Gutierrez of the Diocese of Pennsylvania and Mary Parmer of Invite Welcome Connect both return to Priest Pulse with their updates on #GC79. Also we are extremely excited to have Mary Kate Rejouis, the worship coordinator for General Convention, join us to help us geek out on the logistics of how such massive worship comes together.

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Topics include: Prayer Book Revision (Resolution A068), Bishops Against Gun Violence, Hutto Detention Facility visit, #Metoo, worship at General Convention, diversity and inclusiveness in leadership, creation care and agrarian mission, Episcopal Relief and Development, youth ministry, the Young Adult Festival, Union of Black Episcopalians, and much more.

Guests include: Bishop Barbara Harris, Brian Sellers-Petersen, Ashley Simpson, Wallace Benton, Horne Skov, Payne MacMillan, DJ Waters, Morgan Morgan, Imani Jackson, and Canon Shawn Wamsley.

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Fr. Laurence Wainwright-Maks continues to interview from the floor of the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. In this episode: Jason Evans, Sarah Stonesifer, and discussions of #MeToo, #Churchtoo, worship at GC, evangelism, church planting, and much more.

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Fr. Laurence Wainwright-Maks continues reporting from the floor of the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Austin, TX. He discusses the #metoo liturgy and the opening press event with Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings. Laurence continues to collect perspectives from the floor including: Drew and Radha, two middlers from Seminary of the Southwest, Micah Jackson, President of Bexley Seabury Seminary, Jamie Nelson, admissions officer from Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP), and Sarah Knoll Sweeney from Seminary of the Southwest.

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Join our correspondent Laurence Wainwright-Maks as he reports from the floor of #GC79, the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Interviews include Bishop Brian Seage of the Diocese of Mississippi, representatives of Bexley Seabury seminary, Aimee Bostwick, President of the Board of Forma, other representatives of Forma, and more!

Laurence Wrainwright-Maks is our 'man-about-convention,' and you'll hear him popping all over the convention floor gathering insights and perspectives. If you're at #gc79 keep an eye out for him. If you're not, we hope you enjoy listening in as he brings an inside look into this year's GC.

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