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.

After an unexpected hiatus we return with Anna Courie and David Peters, authors of Christ Walk Crushed: a 40-Day Journey Toward Reconciliation available from Church Publishing Inc. In this interview we discuss contrition, healing, forgiveness, and reconciliation, as well as what its like to leave the beautiful state of Hawaii for the mainland.

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Direct download: PPS4E11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm EDT

The Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija joins us to talk about his ministry with TryTank, a joint partnership between the General Theological Seminary and Virginia Theological Seminary. TryTank is a learning lab to experiment in church growth and innovation. In this episode we talk about the boldness to experiment in ministry, and how failure can lead to true success. 




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Direct download: PPS4E10.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 11:32am EDT

On this week’s Priest Pulse, Colin and Fr. Laurence fly solo as they key up two MORE interviews from the FORMA conference in January. While in Indy, Fr. Ben and Colin sat down with Jerusalem Greer, who is currently (but was not yet at the time) staff officer for evangelism on the Presiding Bishop’s staff, to hear about the many projects she has going on around the Church. In our second segment, Fr. Laurence was able to talk with the Rev. Callie Swanlund to hear her thoughts on the recent screening of her awesome How2Charist project and what might be next!


Jerusalem Greer: https://jerusalemgreer.com/

How2Charist: https://how2charist.com/

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Direct download: CallieJerusalem_mixdown.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 11:39pm EDT

On this episode we're joined by author Greg Millikin of the book "Being Called, Being Gay" from Church Publishing available now, as well as returning guest Sarah Stonesifer. We discuss issues around discernment, vocation, and call to lay and ordained ministry, and engage issues of age, gender, sexual orientation, and more as they relate to discernment in the Episcopal Church. We think all discernment officers around TEC should check this one out! 

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You can buy Being Called, Being Gay by Greg Millikin, Forward by Mary Glaspool, now from Church Publishing



Direct download: PPS4E8.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT

Colin and Ben discuss the brand new Red Church Door Podcast at www.redchurchdoor.org and share this wonderful content. At the 2019 Forma conference, Colin interviewed author Anna V. Ostenso Moore about her book "Today is a Baptism Day" available now from Church Publishing. Special thanks to the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta's youth ministry podcast with producing this episode.




Direct download: PPS4E7.output.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

Ben and Laurence unpack their experience at the Formed to Proclaim 2019 Forma Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. We discuss the conference and then we hear from conference goers of their impressions. Over the next several weeks we'll be releasing our Forma interviews and live episode.

Direct download: PPS4E6.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 11:35pm EDT