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Priest Pulse takes a playful and prayerful look at ministry, news, culture, and politics through the lens of the Episcopal Church. Hosts Fr. Benjamin Gildas and Colin Chapman sit down with guests from around the Episcopal Church and mainline Protestantism for heart warming stories of faith, deep theological discussion, poking fun at culture and politics, and sometimes a silly game or two. Segments include Priest Pulse Roundtable, interviews with authors, theologians, and spiritual writers, games with guests, stories of faith, theological conversation, and more.

Priest Pulse Fr. Benjamin Gildas and Fr. Colin Chapman

    • Christianity
    • 4.9, 46 Ratings

Priest Pulse takes a playful and prayerful look at ministry, news, culture, and politics through the lens of the Episcopal Church. Hosts Fr. Benjamin Gildas and Colin Chapman sit down with guests from around the Episcopal Church and mainline Protestantism for heart warming stories of faith, deep theological discussion, poking fun at culture and politics, and sometimes a silly game or two. Segments include Priest Pulse Roundtable, interviews with authors, theologians, and spiritual writers, games with guests, stories of faith, theological conversation, and more.

    A Church in Exile Part 4 - Rethinking Faith Formation

    A Church in Exile Part 4 - Rethinking Faith Formation

    Melissa Rau joins us for the fourth part of our coronavirus pandemic miniseries to discuss faith formation. We discuss rethinking faith formation now and beyond the pandemic. 
    Melissa Rau is Director of Partnerships and New Initiatives for Episcopal Church Foundation.
    Melissa joined the ECF staff in April 2018. Prior to joining ECF, she served churches as a consultant doing strategic visioning, assessments, facilitation, training, and coaching. She has studied with Princeton Theological Seminary, the General Theological Seminary, and Candler School of Theology. She has written and published curriculum and numerous articles for online and printed publications, and more recently co-authored a book—Ten Solutions for Small Churches. She has extensive ecumenical experience in parishes throughout the country.
    Melissa is married to the Rev. Mike Rau, Rector at Holy Nativity in Rockledge, PA. They have two daughters and a son. Melissa loves to read and is particularly fond of giraffes and the color orange.

    • 43 min
    A Church in Exile Part 3 - Incarnational Perspectives on Online Church

    A Church in Exile Part 3 - Incarnational Perspectives on Online Church

    In part three of our coronavirus pandemic miniseries we're joined by Kyle Oliver to discuss incarnational perspectives on online church.
    Kyle Matthew Oliver is an educational media producer and researcher, a fellow of the Episcopal Church Foundation, and a priest of the Diocese of California. He currently serves as communications and marketing manager and adjunct instructor in Christian education at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley. Kyle is a doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University, working on a multimedia dissertation focused on making meaning through making media in faith and faith-adjacent settings. His most recent publication, with Stacy Williams-Duncan and Lisa Kimball, is "Digital Literacies for Ministry: A Qualitative Study of Theological Educators Preparing Students for New Media Engagement," which can be read for free in the journal Ecclesial Practices. Kyle lives in San Francisco with his wife, Kristin Saylor, who serves as director of formation at Grace Cathedral.

    • 58 min
    A Church in Exile Part 2 - Virtual Communion with Joshua Wise

    A Church in Exile Part 2 - Virtual Communion with Joshua Wise

    Wondering whether to celebrate the Holy Eucharist with your congregation online during the coronavirus pandemic? Dr. Joshua Wise joins us to discuss sacramental theology and an orthodox, Trinitarian, Incarnational perspective on online worship for our congregations. 
    Joshua Wise is the author of No Avatars Allowed: Theological Reflections on Video Games from Church Publishing. He's also cofounder of the All Ports Open Network where he writes and produces several podcasts including Weeping Cedars, a horror audio drama. Listen now at www.allportsopen.com

    • 58 min
    A Church in Exile Part 1 - Pandemic Pastoring feat. Storm Swain

    A Church in Exile Part 1 - Pandemic Pastoring feat. Storm Swain

    Priest Pulse is back with a coronavirus pandemic miniseries looking at pastoral care, communications, sacramental theology, formation, and justice and reconciliation ministry while we're experience church in exile.
    Part one features the Rev. Dr. Storm Swain author of Trauma and Transformation at Ground Zero: A Pastoral Theology from Fortress Press. Storm discusses pastoral care in times of crisis, the ongoing trauma of the coronavirus pandemic, clergy resiliency, self-care, and more.

    • 57 min
    Crushed It - Season 4 Episode 11 feat. Anna Fitch Courie and David W. Peters

    Crushed It - Season 4 Episode 11 feat. Anna Fitch Courie and David W. Peters

    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.
    Check out our patreon: www.patreon.com/priestpulse

    • 57 min
    Failure is Success - Season 4 Episode 10 feat. the Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija of TryTank

    Failure is Success - Season 4 Episode 10 feat. the Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija of TryTank

    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. 
    https://www.lorenzolebrija.com/about-lorenzo.html
    https://www.trytank.org/about.html
     
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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

NLN DNN 517 ,

Wonky in the best sense

If you want to drop in on a conversations featuring people who care deeply about theology, leadership, servanthood, the gospel, and church culture (not just Episcopalian), subscribe to this podcast! But really, what I want to know is, does Colin still play the bass guitar, and if so, let’s hear some licks on the next episode!

HighSchoolPreMed ,

For Lay Folks Too

Lay listener here. Very much enjoy hearing about innovative happenings across the church.

cadetolbert ,

Oh, this is good!

So grateful for an awesome place (audibly our course) to gather and hear about what else is happening within the greater church! Being in rural Tennessee - we often have a very different view of the church, often a more limited view - sadly. I serve on the Vestry of my local parish and hope to bring more innovation to my community with the things I continue to learn here! 🤘🏼🤯

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