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.

In July 2015, Fr. Benjamin Gildas traveled to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. During that time, he compiled and edited these stories of experiment and risk in evangelism, mission, and new ministry.

We are between seasons at Priest Pulse, and we thought we'd share with you some "classic" Priest Pulse episodes to celebrate our upcoming three year anniversary and just in case you missed some of these older episodes.

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Category:religion -- posted at: 9:17pm EST
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Once again, Ben is at the Walt Disney World Resort to no one's surprise, and Colin is hosting without him! 

We're extremely excited about this great episode because we had the pleasure of two fantastic interviews. The illustrious and incredible Carter Heyward - feminist theologian, priest, and one of the Philadelphia 11 - joins us to talk about her life, ministry, and new book from Church Publishing "She Flies On: A White Christian Southern Debutante Wakes Up." 

Also joining the show once again is Bishop Robert Hirschfeld, this time to discuss the River of Life: Connecticut River Pilgrimage.

http://kairosearth.org/river/

https://www.churchpublishing.org/sheflieson

 

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Category:religion -- posted at: 8:24pm EST
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Ben wanted to title this episode "Jesus and Ribs" but cooler heads prevailed. You'll have to wait till the end of the episode to find out why. In addition to selling ribs in this episode, Broderick Greer and Megan Castellan join the Roundtable to discuss evangelism, reconciliation, white supremacy, white nationalism, the alt-right, gun violence, gun control laws, and our BuzzFeed overlords. We play a game inspired by DC's new hit movie Wonder Woman.

Check out the newest in the Church's Teaching for a Changing World series

https://www.churchpublishing.org/followingthewayofjesus

http://www.broderickgreer.com/

https://redshoesfunnyshirt.com/

Direct download: A_Pentecost_Moment_and_a_Jesus_Mov_1.mp3
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Hey everybody! We messed up big time and this episode we prepared for early in the Easter season is going up now. Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms joins us again to play a game of two truths and a lie with Colin Chapman and we didn't want you to miss it. Please check it out and look forward to our wonderful upcoming episodes. Thanks for listening, and donate to Thistle Farms!

https://thistlefarms.org/

 

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Category:religion -- posted at: 9:36pm EST
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In our Holy Week and Easter episode this year we listen to stories of sexual trafficking, ministries of anti-human trafficking, and resurrected life made possible through Christ. Colin interviews Becca Stevens, founder and president of Thistle Farms, and Bonnie Gatchell, founder and director of Route One Ministry. If you feel threatened or are concerned for a loved one, or simply interested in learning more information on human trafficking, follow these resources:

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

1 (888) 373-7888

SMS: 233733 (Text "HELP" or "INFO")

Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Languages: English, Spanish and 200 more languages

Website: traffickingresourcecenter.org

Scars in Stilettos

https://www.amazon.com/Scars-Stilettos-Transformation-Exotic-Dancer/dp/0825463092

Girls Like Us

https://www.amazon.com/Girls-Like-Us-Fighting-Memoir/dp/0061582069/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_2?

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The Diary of Jasmine Grace

https://www.amazon.com/Diary-Jasmine-Grace-Trafficked-Recovered/dp/1541154940

Thistle Farms

https://thistlefarms.org/

Route One

http://lovedbyrouteone.org/

This episode was produced and edited by the Rev. Colin Chapman.

Direct download: BeccaBonnie.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 12:00am EST
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One of our amazing listeners commented that there was a surprising lack of deacons in the history of Priest Pulse guests. We decided to do an entire episode featured on the diaconate! In this episode, the Venerable Pamela Nesbit joins us to discuss the history and role of the diaconate. Do you think God is calling you to some form of ministry but you're not called to be a priest? Listen to the Archdeacon of the Diocese of Pennsylvania passionately speak about the role of deacons. Also, Colin interviews the Rev. Geoffrey T. Smith, COO of the Foreign and Domestic Missionary Society - the first Deacon to hold this office. Thanks to our guests and all deacons everywhere!

 

 

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Category:religion -- posted at: 9:06pm EST
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In this episode of Priest Pulse we focus down on the enneagram along with famed author and podcast host Ian Morgan Cron, author of Chasing Francis and The Road Back to You. Ian tells us about the blessings and shortcomings of the enneagram, a personality profile tool that originates in the Christian and Suffi spiritual traditions. Ian Morgan Cron discusses life through the lens of the enneagram as well as his own journey of faith and being an Episcopal priest. Colin and Ben discuss their enneagram types. We try hard not to insult each other or anyone else. Get to know us and yourself better on this new episode of Priest Pulse.

www.theroadbacktoyou.com

www.exploreyourtype.com

https://www.amazon.com/Road-Back-You-Enneagram-Self-Discovery/dp/0830846190/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489175496&sr=8-1&keywords=the+road+back+to+you

https://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Francis-Ian-Morgan-Cron/dp/0310336694/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1489175513&sr=1-1&keywords=Chasing+Francis

 

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Category:religion -- posted at: 12:00am EST
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Do you love Lent Madness? Do you love silly games? Do you want to learn more about Tim, Scott, and Colin Chapman while also finding out which saint they are from a silly Buzzfeed game? If so you've come to the right place. We play a game with the Supreme Executive Committee of Lent Madness on this b-side, and Fr. Ben rambles a lot. He must have Lent on the brain. 

www.lentmadness.org

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The Supreme Executive Committee of Lent Madness joins us for a bout to the death...er....rather a discussion of Lent Madness and this year's bracket. Tim Schenck and Scott Gunn get into the details of creating Lent Madness and what we have to look forward to this year. Ben and Colin discuss this holy season of Lent and go over our bracket predictions for Lent Madness. We pray you have a holy 40 days of preparation for Easter.

Direct download: SEC_Smackdown_-_S2E12_Ash_Wednesday.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 12:00am EST
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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

 

Direct download: The_Church_Awakens_-_S2E11_B-Side_fe.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 3:38pm EST
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