Time to Check Your Pulse!

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We’re pleased to announce the latest Pulse has been posted to the website.

Click here to see the online version. (You can also download your own copy from that link.)

I’m particularly proud of the cover — I think it connects perfectly with our theme and our treatment of it. But I hope you see the humour in it, and aren’t inspired to literally duke it out with those of a different opinion. That would be somewhat awkward…

There’s lots of good content to peruse in this edition. In here we address the different perspectives that inform the debate between Emergent vs Resurgent perspectives. That’s pretty hot-button stuff right now.

We are grateful to Ian and Marvin who took up the challenge of writing this piece. We hope you will enjoy their well-reasoned perspectives, and their back and forth. We are curious to hear your response to this. After you read the Pulse, please return to this post: Comments are open below!

The Pulse, Now in Chinese

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We are pleased to introduce our first translated copy of the Pulse. This is to include the Chinese brothers and sisters in our Chinese congregations here and around the world in the news and celebrations of what God is doing in and through the EFCC.

This is an even greater commitment to a document that takes a lot of work to produce. You can honour that investment of time and energy by helping us share this link as broadly as possible to the people who’d like to read it:

See the Chinese edition of the Pulse.

PulseTV Episode 5

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Here is Pulse TV Episode 5. If you’d like to share it with your church, family, friends or pets, you may want to use a downloadable version (simply right click on either of the following and select “save as”):

PulseTV_Episode005.wmv (approx. 26MB)
PulseTV_Episode005.m4v (approx. 43MB)

As per usual, your comments are welcome in the space below.

The Pulse for April 2010

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It’s done! It’s up! And it’s available now!

Following our new debate model for the Pulse, this time our big question is

Money or Missionaries: Which should we send?

The latest edition of the Pulse is available by clicking here (this is the second in this online format — the first is available here).

We invite you to read the authors’ perspectives, and then you’re welcome to share your own thoughts here in the comments (please give us a little context for which article or thought you’re addressing). The invitation to comment applies to the whole site — each post offers a place to comment. As usual, the Pulse also contains news and updates from many of our ministries across Canada and around the world.

You can even download a pdf version of the Pulse, to print and keep for yourself.

See all of the Pulse-related content on this blog, including PulseTV, by clicking here.

New PulseTV Episode Up!

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PulseTV is back with a new episode (this is the 4th one, if that kind of thing matters to you). Our two capable anchormen, Rich and Bill are back with compelling stories, one from Canada, and one from abroad. A name you may not have heard is Jeff — he’s a fourth year student at Trinity Western University, and is helping with a variety of our communication efforts. The process of shooting and editing this video was pretty much entirely left up to him. Thanks Jeff!

As always, this video is viewable on YouTube (above), and for downloading to your own computer (right-click on links below to save files):
Download the MP4 version (43.8MB)
Download the WMV version (25.4MB)

We hope that these stories are encouraging to you and the people around you as you share them. We’d love to hear how you’re using these in your social groups in the comments below.