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What the priest said and the parisioner heard


Ep.98 - Get To Know Ruth
Nov 15, 2018 • 52 min
Rev. Gibson and Johnny Gwin dive deep into the Book of Ruth. This short book but long story details the lives, hardships, and redemption of Ruth, Naomi, Boaz, and the lineage of King David and eventually Jesus. Within its narrative and lessons, we learn…
Ep.97 - Heaven, Saints and Baptism Burritos
Nov 7, 2018 • 50 min
There are so many secular views of what Heaven may be. Most are child-like, non-theological and created with comforting imagination. No one knows the real Heaven, but God’s Kingdom is described in many ways throughout the Old and New Testament. In this…
Ep.96 - Silencing Ego and Keystone Disciples
Oct 25, 2018 • 63 min
This week’s show explores strengthing our faith and relationship with God by defeating our ego and fully embracing Jesus’s message of extreme service and sacrifice for others. Plus, Rev. Gibson shares the insights of Ryan Holiday, and his book Ego Is The…
Ep.95 - Test, Try and Divorce
Oct 11, 2018 • 62 min
No one prays to God to be “tested”? Usually, we pray to be shielded from such trying times. Does God test us? Rev. Beverly Gibson discusses her belief that God does, and why asking to be tested can be a blessing. Johnny Gwin inquires about the life of Job…
Ep.94 - The Golden Banana
Oct 2, 2018 • 52 min
Rev. Beverly Gibson and Johnny Gwin discuss the weekly lectionary lessons and Rev. Marshal Craver’s beautiful sermon on how we can be set free of our addictions. Jesus loves us regardless of our faults, sins, and fixations (good and bad). He wants us to…
Ep.93 - Who Are The Wicked?
Sep 26, 2018 • 48 min
Rev. Beverly Gibson and Johnny Gwin talk about the nature and identity of “the wicked” and the creation and summoning of Death. Who is The Righteous Man from the Wisdom of Solomon? What does the 1982 Disney film, Something Wicked This Way Comes, have to…
Ep.92 - Trembling Priests and Hard Lessons
Sep 20, 2018 • 43 min
It is said that last week’s lesson can be fearful for the Priest and send them into fits of trembling. Plus, according to Rev. Gibson, most of the ears in the pews don’t want to hear the hard lessons of Mark 8:27-38. Following Jesus as a disciple in this…
Ep.91 - Oughts, Shoulds and Desires
Sep 13, 2018 • 45 min
In this episode, Rev. Beverly Gibson and Johnny Gwin discuss the nature of delighting yourself in the Lord, faith, transformation, aligning your desires with God’s callings, and getting the most out of Church. Pulpit To Pew is a collaboration with Christ…
Ep.90 - College Football vs. Church
Sep 5, 2018 • 18 min
College Football Vs. Church is a bit of a cheeky title but Rev. Gibson and Johnny Gwin touch on some very big issues about Scripture, the role of the Church, dealing with our neighbors (good and not-so-good), and walking the Christian talk. Have a great…
Ep89 - Walking Away From Jesus
Aug 30, 2018 • 41 min
Rev. Gibson concludes the final hard lessons of the Bread Of Life Discourse (John 6:56-69) & delves into Paul’s Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-20) letter to the Ephesians. Jesus’s words & ideas challenged, confused and ran off many of his early disciples.…
Ep.88 - See A New Way
Aug 22, 2018 • 40 min
When reality stands in the way of our hopes, completing important work or reaching a final destination we have 2 choices. One, we can quit! Or, we can shake off the disappointment, evaluate the situation, relook at the intended plan, and be open to…
Ep.87 - Eat This Podcast
Aug 15, 2018 • 39 min
Rev. Gibson and parishioner Johnny Gwin explore Keri Smith’s Wreck This Journal, Eugene Peterson’s Eat This Book, John The Divine’s eating of a sacred scroll, Jesus’s Bread of Life Discourse and discusses meditating, consuming, and metabolizing the Word…
Ep.86 - The Midrash Monk
Aug 9, 2018 • 38 min
Knowing ourselves, uncovering our blind spots, or answering a spiritual question can come in many forms, but we must be open to hearing the truth. Are you listening and looking for these revelations in Scripture or any other literature? Seeing ourselves…
Ep.85 - Jesus: Cook, Cleaner and Crumbler
Aug 2, 2018 • 34 min
In our fast food world of spirituality, if we want to follow the Way of Christ and consciously nourish the lives of others then we must follow the example of Jesus feeding the multitudes and embracing genuine Southern hospitality. Rev. Gibson and Johnny…
Ep.84 - Dreamers of the Lost Ark
Jul 26, 2018 • 39 min
Rev. Gibson and Johnny talk about our Christian mission of seeking refuge and how we must make ourselves a dwelling place for the Lord. Johnny goes on his own Indiana Jones internet search for the location of the Ark of the Covenant and Beverly shares her…
Ep.83 - Who’s Buried In Moses’ Tomb?
Jul 11, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode, inspired by Groucho Marx, we have pulled audio out of the guarded archive vaults of Pulpit To Pew and Deep Fried Studios. Rev. Gibson and Johnny Gwin discuss the intriguing Old Testament scripture, ancient archeology, and spiritual…
Ep.82 - The Art of Grief
Jul 4, 2018 • 34 min
Inspired by David’s Song of the Bow written in the throes of grief due to the death of King Saul and Jonathon, in this episode Rev. Gibson and Johnny discuss the nature of grief and it’s power on artists as a spark of creativity. From Milton to Donne, to…
Ep.81 - Just Kids Creating
Jun 28, 2018 • 40 min
This episode is centered on just some kids, their lives, times, struggles, creations and significant influences on the world. Rev. Gibson discusses her theological connectivity of a young King David, Jesus, his disciples, and punk-poet Patti Smith. All…
Ep.80 - Walk By Faith, Not By Sight
Jun 21, 2018 • 39 min
Paul writes in last week’s epistle “We walk by faith, and not by sight”, what does this mean for those where faith is their point of view? Rev. Beverly Gibson and Johnny discuss Divine vision and how humans can not see the hearts of others or beyond the…
Ep.79 - Harps, Drums and VIbrations
Jun 11, 2018 • 29 min
Rev. Beverly Gibson discusses the art and practice of “hearing God” and how modern society views this prevalent, misunderstood and ridiculed phenomenon.
Ep.78 - Killing The Sabbath
Jun 6, 2018 • 44 min
Even though God made it the 4th of his Ten Commandments it still seems humankind has a hard time honoring this gift of a day of rest, peace and reflection. This “day of rest” was given to humankind not as a rule but as a gift from God for us to have a…
Ep.77 - The Trinity and the Power of Three
May 31, 2018 • 40 min
St. Augustine is quoted saying “If you try to understand the Trinity, you will lose your mind. But if you deny the Trinity, you will lose your soul.” If this grand theological thinker feels this way, it seems we all must be in the dark concerning this…
Ep.76 - Wind, Fire and Spiritual Quests
May 23, 2018 • 34 min
Rev. Beverly Gibson and parishioner Johnny Gwin discuss the Gospel recounting the first Pentecost and the nature and power of the Holy Spirit, then and now. This Advocate, or the Holy Spirit, inspires and ignites us to go out into the world to share our…
Ep.75 - Why We Sing The Blues (Rebroadcast)
May 17, 2018 • 43 min
In this episode, Rev. Gibson discusses the nature of obedience, Paul’s prison letters to Timothy, and the service reading of Luke’s Gospel. Plus Johnny shares his thoughts on Jesus and Paul’s management styles and his correlation with singing the Blues…
Ep.74 - Listening For Something From Nothing
May 10, 2018 • 41 min
Prayer is a creative act because it can create something new that was not there before. It can be much more than memorized verses and taught prayers. Maybe prayer can be listening for the Word the Spirit speaks through another voice. This ambient…
Ep.73 - The “Please God” Incidence
May 2, 2018 • 35 min
Rev. Marshall Craver asks us to start looking and listening for the divine in all the everyday things in life, especially the mundane and small emergencies. He calls these events his “Please God Incidences”. These prayerfully pleading moments can become…
Ep.72 - The Power of Names, Truth and Action
Apr 26, 2018 • 38 min
Rev. Beverly Gibson and Johnny Gwin discuss Bishop Kendrick’s sermon illustrating the power of the name of Jesus and all of the ways we do and do not honor him we use it. Plus, they examine the weekly lessons, themes, and readings. This week covers the…
Ep.71 - Welcome Back To The Center
Apr 19, 2018 • 45 min
Welcome back! Not to this podcast but a place away from the edges of life. These edges are the mundane, chaotic, and distracting elements of life. The light from an empty tomb guides us to carry on and “keep going” with the stuff and muck of life. Easter…
Ep.70 - 2 LB Miracles, Doubt and Promises
Apr 12, 2018 • 38 min
Rev. Gibson & Johnny Gwin discuss themes of the resurrection of the physical human body, unity with God, doubt, walking in light and 2 lb. miracles. Miracle lives are a reminder of the gift of life and our connection to God and each other. Baptism of…
Ep.69 - The God-Man and His Tree
Mar 29, 2018 • 46 min
Rev. Beverly Gibson & Johnny Gwin discusses the routines, rituals, and readings from Palm Sunday at Christ Church Cathedral. The borrowed colt, 3 denials before the cock crows twice, the arrest, the trial, the weight of the cross, and finally the human…
Ep.68 - Death, Black Holes and Faith
Mar 22, 2018 • 35 min
The recent passing of scientist Stephen Hawking prompted Rev. Gibson (Christ Church Cathedral - Episcopal) and parishioner Johnny Gwin to discuss faith, science, the power of the human brain, the purpose and need for God, forgiveness, and God’s divine law…
Ep.67 - Snakes On A Sermon
Mar 15, 2018 • 43 min
Rev. Gibson describes the ever-present, ever merciful love of God. Even when we act out of impatience and disobedience (like the Isrealites in the wilderness), God’s loving response is grace and healing. We are not alone in this world and this is Good…
Ep.66 - Don’t Go Back To Egypt
Mar 8, 2018 • 45 min
Discussion of radical kinship, understanding through bewilderment, second chances, unconditional love, abiding in faith and the foolishness of following God’s wisdom and The Cross. A look at the weekly lessons from Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) and…
Ep.65 - God’s Will. Just Do It.
Feb 28, 2018 • 39 min
Rev. Gibson shares her recollection on this Sunday’s lessons and Rev. Craver’s sermon. A sermon focused on Divine Power, and the true nature of Jesus Christ. Peter refused to believe what Jesus was telling them when he revealed the prediction of the…
Ep.64 - Tested By Satan and Dr. Jordan Peterson
Feb 21, 2018 • 42 min
Rev. Gibson discusses a two-fold movement from the life of Jesus from the Gospel of Mark that will characterize our whole experience of Lent. Baptism and accepting the love of God and then embarking on our own testing in the Wilderness, a ritual of…
Ep.63 - Freedom. To Serve Man.
Feb 8, 2018 • 50 min
Rev. Gibson talks about the nature of true freedom and liberty found in our life in Christ. What is this freedom so graciously given to us and what obligations does this new freedom come with? Just like the “mother-in-law” that was healed in Mark’s…
Ep.62 - Night Vision Goggles of Faith
Jan 31, 2018 • 52 min
In this episode, Rev. Gibson reflects on Rev. Marshall Carver’s sermon from the week’s lessons and service. She discusses the pros and cons of using popular music (and culture) in a sermon and how Rev. Craver did an excellent job of incorporating Simon &…
Ep.61 - Time With Runaway Prophets
Jan 25, 2018 • 39 min
The life God has given us in time is finite; every moment is precious. Our ownership of time is slippery and limited. Therefore those things important to us need to be done immediately and without distraction and if we do find ourselves trapped in the…
Ep.60 - Come and See - Pulpit To Pew LIVE!
Jan 18, 2018 • 31 min
Do we close ourselves off because of our own biases from getting out of our comfort zone by exploring the world and being open to new experiences? Being open to exploration without purpose (and bias) can lead to personal transformation, spiritual growth,…
Ep.59 - Creation, Baptism & The Force of Water
Jan 11, 2018 • 34 min
Reverend Gibson and Johnny Gwin discuss the Priestly Story of Divine Creation, Mark’s Gospel of Jesus’s baptism, the power of our own baptism, and how it’s all connected. From God’s breath across the water of the formless void all creation in life is…
Ep.58 - Bearded Joseph, Mary, Angels & The Last Jedi
Dec 21, 2017 • 37 min
Including all people, young and old, as active participants in the liturgy and weekly mass strengthens the connection to your faith and each other. Hearing the Luke’s Christmas story through the lens of children gives us a new perspective and can make us…
Ep.57 - Prophets: The First Motivational Speakers
Dec 14, 2017 • 33 min
Reverend Gibson examines the words and prophetic call of Isiah, Elijah, John The Baptist, and even 1960’s AM radio broadcaster Earl Nightingale (considered to be the first motivational speaker) and how these “influencers” delivered messages of restoration…
Ep.56 - Telling Stories To Keep Awake
Dec 8, 2017 • 31 min
Rev. Gibson was inspired by a purpose statement from memoirist Mary Karr. Karr, the best-selling author who candidly shares the story of her life – from earthy Texas native, to teacher, to struggling addict, to eventually becoming fully alive – living a…
Ep.55 - Burying Talents, Labeling and Hippy Talk
Nov 30, 2017 • 37 min
Rev. Beverly Gibson and Johnny Gwin discuss how labeling and a rigid mindset is at the center of Jesus’ Parable of the Talents. How does this action become a barrier that keeps us from knowing the true nature of God, ourselves, and specifically those…
Ep.54 - Resilience In A Bad News World
Nov 16, 2017 • 32 min
It’s not news that we live a world of uncertainty, fear, and anxiety, but how can we improve our spiritual and mental lives in such uncertain and dangerous times and confidently carry ourselves forward? Maybe by wisely opening up to living a life of…
Ep.53 - Saints and Revelations in Stranger Things
Nov 9, 2017 • 37 min
What in the world does Netflix’s suspenseful Stranger Things, have to do with All Saint’s Day and it’s biblical lessons? Rev. Beverly Gibson (Christ Church Cathedral) uses this wildly popular series plot of two seperate realms that are connecting and…
Ep.52 - The Golden Unifying Theory of Christianity
Nov 2, 2017 • 25 min
The greatest Commandment and the silence of Jesus. Loving your neighbor as yourself is the coat hanger in which all the rules and laws of God is shaped and formed. Is understanding the letter and the spirit of the “Golden Rule” the lynchpin that connects…
Ep.51 - The God Tax
Oct 26, 2017 • 31 min
Where should our allegiance lie between the pull of worldly governments and our Heavenly Kingdom? What is God’s image imprinted upon? God’s image is upon “us.” We are what is owed to our Heavenly Emperor. More specifically, giving our physical and…
Ep.50 - Wearing St. Cuthbert’s Team God Jersey
Oct 19, 2017 • 36 min
Rev. Beverly Gibson shares one her memorable moments from her summer sabbatical and family trip to Europe. Rev. Gibson introduces us to the “Wonder Worker of Britain,” Saint Cuthbert, the Bishop of Lindisfarne and patron saint of Northern England. A visit…
Ep.49 - The GIft of No Church
Oct 12, 2017 • 27 min
Sometimes losing something can give us a much-needed reset and present us with a refreshing gift. Hurricane Nate disrupted life and our normal Sunday Services this past weekend, so Rev. Gibson decided to try something different for this show. Very often…
Ep.48 - Stealing Yeti Coolers In God’s Economy
Oct 5, 2017 • 40 min
Rev. Beverly Gibson and parishioner Johnny Gwin discuss the lessons from the Oct.1st readings and sermon (Christ Church Cathedral - Epsicopal) that center on questioning authority, spiritual leadership, God’s economy of grace, and claiming the infinite…
Ep.47 - Laying Down and Raising Up
May 11, 2017 • 37 min
Re-looking at the “Good Shepherd” and the Church’s Steeple.
Ep.46 - Kicking Open The Doors Of Hell
Apr 27, 2017 • 39 min
Discussion of faith and Doubting Thomas
Ep.46 - Rumi’s Dry Book and Letting Go of Jesus
Apr 20, 2017 • 44 min
2017 Easter Service - Christ Church Cathedral
Ep.44 - Sealed With A Kiss
Apr 13, 2017 • 42 min
Walking In The Passion
Ep.43 - The Walking Lazarus
Apr 6, 2017 • 43 min
Bringing Life To The Lifeless
Ep.42 - Mighty Morphing Christian Rangers
Mar 30, 2017 • 51 min
Self-Discovery and Transformation
Ep.41 - Water Cooler Talk With Jesus and Bruce Lee
Mar 23, 2017 • 49 min
Samarian Woman at Jacob’s Well, Deep Listening, and Living Water
Ep.40 - A Midlife Crisis? Or God’s Calling?
Mar 15, 2017 • 35 min
Belief + Actions = Faith
Ep.39 - RESIST RUDENESS!
Feb 22, 2017 • 38 min
Download | Subscribe (Free) In this episode, Rev. Gibson and Johnny Gwin continue discussing Jesus’s beautiful, self-giving and sacrificial lessons of the Sermon on the Mount. “Love your enemy” and “pray for those that persecute you” are not only hard…
Ep.38 - Tourist, Pilgrim, Yoda & John Wayne
Feb 15, 2017 • 38 min
Download | Subscribe (Free) Historically, pilgrims have been described as foreign travelers journeying to reach a destination - physically and spiritually. It’s not just the act of traveling to passively see the sights and gain some memories, that’s…
Ep.37 - Unity, Confession and Snowy Tower
Feb 6, 2017 • 19 min
Download | Subscribe (Free) This is an extra special episode of Pulpit To Pew. Rev. Gibson was visiting Troy, Alabama this Sunday and Johnny was out of pocket. So, we thought this was a great week to share some discussions that didn’t make the last…
Ep.36 - Jesus Boot Camp
Feb 1, 2017 • 32 min
Re-examining The Beatitudes
Ep.35 - Casting A Vision
Jan 25, 2017 • 28 min
Designing A Mission Driven Life
Ep.34 - BONUS - Investigating Those Wise Guys
Jan 14, 2017 • 8 min
A look at the Three Wise Men
Ep.34 - Did Jesus Have To Get Baptized?
Jan 11, 2017 • 31 min
John The Baptist and The Importance of Baptism
(It’s A) Sabbadoodle Sermon Wrap
Jan 1, 2017 • 13 min
2016 Finale
Ep.32 - Once Upon A Tax (A Christmas Story)
Dec 21, 2016 • 33 min
4th Week of Advent & Christmas Eve
Ep.31 - Mathew, Mark, Luke Skywalker and John (The Baptist)
Dec 15, 2016 • 17 min
Purpose, Strength and Star Wars - A New Hope
Ep.30 - “Mama, Are We Gentiles?” (Repentance)
Dec 6, 2016 • 42 min
Repentance and Reconciliation
Ep.29 - What Are You Reading?
Dec 1, 2016 • 40 min
Making Connections ~ First Sunday of Advent
Ep.28 - BFF Jesus and Expanding Your Soul
Nov 23, 2016 • 34 min
Divine Time, Rumi & Shams, and the Anam Cara
Ep.27 - Post-Election Healing: Politics and Love
Nov 10, 2016 • 46 min
In this podcast, Rev. Beverly F. Gibson and Johnny Gwin talk about healing a wounded nation and moving forward as a community after a tense, ugly & divided election by reflecting and putting into practice some of the most basic lessons of Jesus….
Ep.26 - The Swinging Door of Being Seen
Oct 31, 2016 • 40 min
What’s a Zacchaeus Moment?
Ep.25 - The Joy of Losing Your Illusions
Oct 27, 2016 • 41 min
The Pharisee and The Tax Collector Parable
Ep.24 - The Holy Squeaky Wheel (Perseverance)
Oct 18, 2016 • 29 min
The parable of the Widow and the Unjust Judge
Ep.23 - The Thankful Leper and Building Community
Oct 9, 2016 • 45 min
Gratitude and Jeremiah
Ep.22 - Why We Sing The Blues
Oct 5, 2016 • 43 min
Obedience & Faith
Ep.21 - Do You Believe In Hell?
Sep 27, 2016 • 41 min
The Rich Man and Lazarus Parable
Ep.20 - Learning From The Dishonest
Sep 20, 2016 • 33 min
The Shrewd Manager Parable
Ep.19 - Lose The Watch. Find A Compass. (Repentance)
Sep 14, 2016 • 33 min
Insights On Good Shepard & Lost Coin Parables
Ep.18 - Shattering the Shackles of Unexamined Assumptions
Jun 28, 2016 • 28 min
June 26, 2016 - Episcopal Lessons
Ep.17 - Art and The Artist In The Episcopal Church
Jun 23, 2016 • 17 min
Welcome to the 17th episode of our show, Johnny Gwin and Reverend Beverly Gibson sit down and talk about a wide range of topics including: comparing Jesuits and Episcopalians, the influence of art and painting in the church, the idea that utilizing…
Ep.16 - How Not To Be A Jezebel (Forgiveness)
Jun 13, 2016 • 20 min
Welcome to the 16th episode of Pulpit To Pew. This week Rev. Gibson and Johnny Gwin compares and contrasts the biblical villain Jezebel, wife of King Ahab, and her legacy of vengeance, power, and possession with the ‘woman of the city’ who humbly…
Ep.15 - Searching Spotify & The Aching Void
Jun 6, 2016 • 18 min
June 5th, 2016 - Third Sunday of Pentecost
Ep.14 - The Role of the Parish Priest and Finding A Spiritual Home
May 31, 2016 • 18 min
Pulpit To Pew took the Memorial Day Weekend off, but Johnny was saving this “unused” conversation - that did not make one of the previously published podcasts - to use when they needed it. We hope you enjoy this candid and personal conversation…
Ep.13 - Playing Hide & Seek with God
May 25, 2016 • 31 min
Trinity Sunday
Ep. 12 - Our Plans, God’s Plans & The Soul Surfer
May 18, 2016 • 39 min
Pentecost Sunday ~ May 15, 2016
Ep.11 - Turning Vision Into Action
May 2, 2016 • 44 min
The Unthinkable Mind Approach to Sunday Service
Ep.10 - The Good Sermon (and Podcast) Recipe
Apr 25, 2016 • 26 min
April, 24, 2016
Ep.9 - Generous Listening, Nipper, Seeking and Angel Kisses
Apr 17, 2016 • 31 min
Good Shepard Sunday - April 17, 2016
Ep.8 - Jesus Is The New Black
Apr 3, 2016 • 30 min
Thomas Sunday - April 3rd, 2016
Ep.7 – We’re All C&E Christians (Easter Sunday)
Mar 27, 2016 • 32 min
Eastern Sunday Primer
Ep.6 - Uncertainty Is Where Hope Grows (The Passion)
Mar 27, 2016 • 30 min
Sixth Sunday of Lent
Ep. 5B – BONUS – Pressing On With St. Paul and Bob Dylan
Mar 27, 2016 • 4 min
This bonus episode of Pulpit To Pew podcast Reverend Dean Beverly Gibson and Johnny Gwin discuss how the week 5 of Lent’s readings (Isaiah 42:16-21 & Philippians 3:4b-14) reminded them of Bob Dylan’s song Pressing On (1979). Like…
Ep.5 – Pressing On (Mary Anoints The Feet Of Jesus)
Mar 27, 2016 • 29 min
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Ep. 4 – Vulnerability & The Reset Button (The Prodigal Son)
Mar 27, 2016 • 37 min
The Prodigal Son is a parable that most of us have heard all of our life. Reverend Dean Beverly Gibson (Christ Church Cathedral) explores a new perspective of the “prodigal son”. What if we look at the “Prodigal Son” as an…
Ep.3B - Bonus - Luke, Kris & The Nashville Calling
Mar 27, 2016 • 6 min
In this bonus episode of Pulpit To Pew Johnny tries his best to compare the song To Beat The Devil by Kris Kristofferson to the story of Jesus tested in the wilderness (Luke 4: 1-13). Reverend Dean Gibson entertains Johnny’s tangent and actually…
Ep.3 - Renewal, Discernment And Repentance
Mar 27, 2016 • 33 min
In Ep.3 of Pulpit To Pew Podcast Reverend Dean Gibson and Johnny Gwin discuss the beauty, challenges and balance of being a preacher, teacher and performer from the pulpit. Dean Gibson revisits the discussion and importance of discernment in our…
Ep.2 - Listening & Responding (Abraham Sunday)
Mar 27, 2016 • 28 min
2nd Sunday of Lent - Feb.22, 2016
Ep.1 - Into The Wilderness
Mar 27, 2016 • 24 min
First Sunday Of Lent - Feb.14, 2016