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. 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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It's that glorious, triennial time: General Convention! #GC79 has kicked off and in this episode Ben and Colin interview Scott Gunn of Forward Movement about all of the Convention hype. We unpack the big issues, and what makes convention great. Let Scott Gunn help you understand some of the ins-and-outs of the General Convention.

https://www.episcopalchurch.org/inside-general-convention

www.sevenwholedays.org

http://www.generalconvention.org/

 

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Anna Fitch Courie returns to talk about her amazing new book the Adventures of Cancer Girl and God, available now from Church Publishing. Topics include: living with cancer or illness, grace and healing, finding faith in difficult circumstances, evangelism and sharing our stories of faith, Michael Curry and the Jesus Movement, Lent Madness, and so much more. 

https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Cancer-Girl-God-Journey/dp/1640650105

https://www.amazon.com/Books-Anna-Fitch-Courie/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AAnna%20Fitch%20Courie

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Fr. Benjamin Gildas sits down for a roundtable discussion with the full time faculty of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church to discuss challenges and opportunities facing current and new leadership in this denomination.

www.gts.edu

Desmond Tutu Travel Seminar with the Rev. Dr. Michael Battle: www.gts.edu www.michaelbattle.com

 

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Fr. Benjamin Gildas joins the faculty of the General Theological Seminary for a round-table discussion of many challenging issues facing the Episcopal Church in the 21st century: the future of seminary education, recapturing mission, incarnational ministry, and much more. This episode is dedicated to Mother Mitties DeChamplain for all the blessings she bestowed upon us and many generations of GTS grads.

www.gts.edu

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