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This week we have two incredibly fabulous guests with us on the show. Father Ben got to head to NYC to the offices of Trinity Wall Street to talk with Winnie Varghese of St. Mark's in the Bowery and Huffington Post fame, who now serves at Trinity. We discuss her childhood faith, origins from Kerala, India, a post-Trump America, ministry in NYC, Hamilton the Musical, and so much more. Also joining us this week is Jordan Haynie Ware, co-host of the Two Feminists Annotate the Bible podcast. Jordan discusses her upcoming book "The Ultimate Quest: a Geek's Guide to the Episcopal Church," her own geeky history, the differences between Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder, and so much more.

You won't want to miss one of our favorite episodes ever!

@godwelcomesall

@twofeminists

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/wsvarghese-601

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Welcome 2017 and welcome everyone to our first episode of the New Year! Ben and Colin discuss their resolutions, and recommend one for you! On this episode we have yet another guest from the General Theological Seminary, the Rev. Emily Wachner, who joins us to discuss the Wisdom Year program and revitalization of GTS. Also, our most recurringest guest Anna Courie joins us to discuss her new book Christ Walk Kids from Church Publishing, as well as raising faithful and healthy tweens and teens.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/priest-pulse/id925044272?mt=2

http://news.gts.edu/2016/10/the-way-of-wisdom-in-practice-2/

http://pastoralimagination.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/CSTE-LPI-030116.pdf

https://www.churchpublishing.org/christwalkkids

www.episcopalcafe.com

 

 

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It's 1am on December 24th and the Rev. Colin Chapman can't get his baby Grace to fall asleep or his sermons written. Yet, with a little help from some friends, he may just find the magic of Christmas.

We want to thank the hosts of the podcast the Collect Call, Brendan O'Sullivan-Hale and Holli Rickman Powell for joining us to discuss the seasons of Advent and Christmas in prayer and worship. We also play Priest Pulse Lightning Round with very special Brittany Spears trivia!

Thanks to Anna Courie, author of Christ Walk and Christ Walk Kids, for coming on the show to talk about keeping healthy during the holiday season.

Laurie Brock and Megan Castellan discuss their Holiday film favorites like the Bishop's Wife, Muppet Christmas Carol, Hallmark Channel movies, and why they don't like Love Actually. We also discuss our favorite Christmas albums of all time.

We want to wish you a Merry Christmas from everyone at Priest Pulse: Fr. Benjamin Gildas, Colin Chapman, Intern Lizzie, all of our contributors, and our wonderful guests. You, our listeners, have made this an incredible season so far and we are immensely grateful. Please take a moment to review us on iTunes and subscribe to the show. You can also go to www.patreon.com and search for Priest Pulse to become a monthly financial patron of our show to keep making this program possible.

Here's some links....Merry Christmas!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-collect-call/id1064729106?mt=2

https://www.amazon.com/Christ-Walk-Spiritual-Fitness-Program/dp/081923169X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1482205220&sr=1-1&keywords=Christ+Walk

Pedro the Lion "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" https://youtu.be/13umQPL3ODE

Check out "The Oh Hellos" Christmas Album and this Tiny Desk Concert https://youtu.be/rwvCEWWWt7Q

Have a safe, wonderful, happy, peaceful Christmas. Email us at ben.priestpulse@gmail.com or hit us up on Twitter @priestpulse or on Facebook www.facebook.com/priestpulse

Peace and grace to you from our God and Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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Category:religion -- posted at: 10:45pm EST
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This special bonus live episode features an interview with the Rev. Cn. Shawn Wamsley of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. We discuss getting lured to church with PB&J, finding the Episcopal Church, and the future of evanglism. We play Philadelphia trivia in the Lightning Round.

Don't miss this awesome live episode from beautiful Cape May, NJ!

Direct download: E_is_for_Evangelism_-_BONUS_Live_Epi.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 12:07am EST
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It's episode 40 of Priest Pulse. In this episode, Todd Brewer from the General Theological Seminary in NYC and Karyn Wiseman from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia join us for a preaching roundtable where we discuss preaching out of chaos. How do we approach the pulpit in the midst of national tragedies and the complex and difficult realities of our modern world? How does this election effect our preaching voice? What does the gospel demand during difficult times?

The Rev. DeDe Duncan-Probe, bishop-elect of the Diocese of Central New York, joins Colin to talk about her unique name, her journey of faith, and expectations for entering into her new ministry as bishop. In the lightning round, our roundtable guests talk about their favorite holiday pies.

http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/2016/08/08/central-new-york-elects-dede-duncan-probe-as-next-bishop/

http://news.gts.edu/2015/08/meet-the-faculty-an-interview-with-prof-todd-brewer/

 

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We hope you enjoy our special comic book themed episode of Priest Pulse!! We're so excited to have the Rev. Canon Chuck Robertson, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Beyond the Episcopal Church, talk about his relationship with Stan Lee and other greats within the comic book world.

On Priest Pulse Roundtable, Steve Ross, author of Marked, a comic book adaptation of the Gospel of Mark, and Heather Annis, author of Book of Comic Prayer, join us to talk about the impact of visual medium as common vernacular.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Marked-Steve-Ross/dp/1596270020/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1479098890&sr=1-1&keywords=marked

https://www.amazon.com/Book-Comic-Prayer-Transform-Ministry/dp/0819232785/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1479098993&sr=1-1&keywords=book+of+comic+prayer

https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-According-Superheroes-Religion-Popular/dp/0820474223/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1479099113&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Gospel+According+to+Superheroes

https://www.amazon.com/Religion-Science-Fiction-James-McGrath/dp/160899886X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1479099147&sr=1-1&keywords=Religion+and+Science+Fiction

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While Fr. Ben is on vacation, Fr. Colin puts together this great episode. Sharon Pearson from Church Publishing joins to discuss Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace. John Ohmer and Colin talk about Slaying Your Goliaths: How God can Help. Colin quizzes Ben and Jay Sidebotham on cartoon trivia. 

 

Sharon Ely Pearson, Author and Editor at Church Publishing.

Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: https://www.amazon.com/Reclaiming-Gospel-Peace-Challenging-Epidemic/dp/0819232025

Sharon’s Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=Sharon+Ely+Pearson&search-alias=books&field-author=Sharon+Ely+Pearson&sort=relevancerank

 

The Rev. John Ohmer, Rector Falls Church Episcopal, Falls Church, VA

Slaying Your Goliaths: How God Can Help

https://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Your-Goliaths-How-Help/dp/0880284048

Ohmer’s Blog: 

http://unapologetictheology.blogspot.com/

The Rev. Jay Sidebotham, Artist and Assc. Rector, St. James’ Parish in Wilmington, NC

https://www.cpg.org/global/online-resources/cartoons/

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Category:religion -- posted at: 12:11am EST
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Season 2 continues as Colin Chapman interviews the famous, the talented Jay Sidebotham. You know him from his cartoons in the Church Publishing calendar but he joins us to talk about his project Renewal Works with Forward Movement. Also in this episode Anna Courie and Josh Hearne come to the roundtable to discuss some religious issues from the election season. We discuss Donald Trump's sexual assault comments in the Access Hollywood video, how forgiveness plays out with political candidates, Hillary Clinton campaign Wikileaks emails, the religious right and whether Evangelicals forfeit their moral high ground supporting Donald Trump, and the entire election madness. Our Roundtable guests also play a game called "Jesus Christ Super Star Wars" and ask Bible or Star Wars geographical trivia. All of this....and honestly not much more....on the newest episode of Priest Pulse.

http://renewalworks.org/

https://www.cpg.org/global/online-resources/cartoons/

https://www.churchpublishing.org/christwalkkids

https://www.amazon.com/Pattern-Prayer-Prayers-Grace-Fellowship/dp/0692578129

http://graceandmain.org/

 

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This two year anniversary episode features an interview with Bishop Robert Hirschfeld of the Diocese of New Hampshire who discusses with Colin the most recent House of Bishops meeting. Also an interview with Forward Movement editor the Rev. Melody Shobe about new book "The Path: a Journey Through the Bible." Also on this episode new recurring segment "Theology Corner" with Dr. Joshua Wise and the Rev. Jonathan Mitchican. 

We discuss these two articles from the Living Church in Theology Corner:

http://livingchurch.org/covenant/2016/09/21/rebuilding-a-culture-of-teaching/

http://livingchurch.org/covenant/2016/09/23/the-church-of-englands-trinitarian-schizophrenia-full-visible-unity-or-fresh-expressions/

Buy the Path here:

http://www.forwardmovement.org/Products/2418/the-path.aspx

Go to www.patreon.com and search for Priest Pulse to sponsor our show.

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Welcome back from our summer break: it's the Priest Pulse back-to-school episode!

In the roundtable segment, Dr. Karyn Wiseman and Dr. Elesha Coffman discuss the struggles of seminary institutions and the future of religious education. We talk about Dr. Coffman's article on Religious Dispatches "Are We Entering the End Times for Mainline Seminaries?" We also play a game of "Pokemon or Early Church Heretic."

Colin interviews Dr. Derek Olsen about his book "Inwardly Digest: the Prayer Book as Guide to a Spiritual Life," how he found the Episcopal Church as a Lutheran, being a clergy spouse and lay theologian, and more.

Ben and Colin get the Last Word and discuss cultural shifts that effect the future of parishes and the priesthood.

 

Article by Dr. Elesha Coffman http://religiondispatches.org/are-we-entering-the-end-times-for-mainline-seminaries/

Dr. Karyn Wiseman on Twitter @txpreach

Dr. Derek Olsen's book Inwardly Digest: http://www.forwardmovement.org/Products/2183/inwardly-digest.aspx

Pokemon or Early Church Heretic Game: https://www.buzzfeed.com/haltheyounger/quiz-pokamon-or-early-church-heretic-2he7m

 

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Category:religion -- posted at: 12:00am EST
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