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.

Episode three of Priest Pulse looks at humor, religion, and the sacreligious. Fr. Benjamin Gildas interviews the creators of card game A Game for Good Christians. www.agameforgoodchristians.com

Review of the book "Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful, and a Few Scoundrels."

Music by Philadelphia rock band Awaking Mercury includes a live performance of the song "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind.

Special thanks to the creators of A Game for Good Christians for their anonymous interview. I hope you take as much out of it as I did.

Direct download: Episode_3_-_Humor_Religion_and_the_Sacreligious.m4a
Category:religion -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT

Fr. Benjamin Gildas discusses the future of clergy formation and seminary education in a changing religious landscape. Guests include the Rev. Keith Voets, the Rev. Dr. Karyn L. Wiseman, and Kari Collins. Fr. Keith and Fr. Ben discuss the conflict at the General Theological Seminary in New York City and its broader implications on theological education and the church. Dr. Wiseman discusses new models for church practice and seminary formation, and Kari talks about her experiences as a non-residential seminary student.

Fr. Keith writes at http://theyoungcurmudgeonpriest.blogspot.com/

Dr. Wiseman writes at http://texaspreacherponderings.blogspot.com/

Thanks for listening to episode 2, and don't forget to leave feedback on iTunes!

Direct download: Episode_2_-_To_Seminary_or_not_to_Seminary.m4a
Category:religion -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT

Dear Priest Pulse listeners,


Thank you so much for the almost 200 downloads of episode one! I'm overwhelmed with the positive response to episode one and eagerly anticipating posting episode 2 this week. Interviews include the Rev. Keith Voets and the Rev. Dr. Karyn Wiseman of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Keep an eye out in the next two days for this podcast. In the meantime, refer a friend to episode one!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:19pm EDT

In this first episode of Priest Pulse:

What is the job of a priest?

We take a look at Daily Prayer for All Seasons, new liturgical supplement from the Episcopal Church.

Interview with the Rev. Colin Chapman.

SPECIAL: Discussion of crisis at the General Theological Seminary including timeline of events starting at 31:30.

Special thanks to Awaking Mercury for the music in this podcast. www.awakingmercury.com

Direct download: Episode_1_-_Guest_Colin_Chapman.m4a
Category:religion -- posted at: 2:16am EDT