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The Pulse Podcast with Matthew Ruttan

Religion & Spirituality Podcas

Since a pulse doesn’t mean you’re alive, this podcast is about the vitality of firm faith, pursuing personal integrity, and consistently keeping the main thing the main thing in practical ways day-by-day. Matthew Ruttan is a disciple of King Jesus, husband to Laura, dad-of-three, pastor at Westminster, author of Turbulence and The Up Daily Devotional, lover of simplicity, sincerity, clarity and campfires. Servant of the Word. John 10:10.

Since a pulse doesn’t mean you’re alive, this podcast is about the vitality of firm faith, pursuing personal integrity, and consistently keeping the main thing the main thing in practical ways day-by-day. Matthew Ruttan is a disciple of King Jesus, husband to Laura, dad-of-three, pastor at Westminster, author of Turbulence and The Up Daily Devotional, lover of simplicity, sincerity, clarity and campfires. Servant of the Word. John 10:10.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Since a pulse doesn’t mean you’re alive, this podcast is about the vitality of firm faith, pursuing personal integrity, and consistently keeping the main thing the main thing in practical ways day-by-day. Matthew Ruttan is a disciple of King Jesus, husband to Laura, dad-of-three, pastor at Westminster, author of Turbulence and The Up Daily Devotional, lover of simplicity, sincerity, clarity and campfires. Servant of the Word. John 10:10.

Twitter:

@theupdevo

Language:

English


Episodes

When Jesus washed Judas’ feet and set us an example (Growing Deeper with John 13:1-30)

11/27/2022
It was the lead-up to his torture, crucifixion and death. The disciples were there, including Judas. He was preparing to betray Jesus to the authorities,Continue reading

Duration:00:18:02

Why is there so much evil and suffering in the world if there is a benevolent being?

11/16/2022
In this episode I answer a question in the Q & A Forum: “Why is there so much evil and suffering in the world if there is a benevolent being?”Continue reading

Duration:00:13:19

Sir, we wish to see Jesus (Growing Deeper with John 12:20-26)

11/6/2022
They had a different culture and customs. But they just needed to see him. "Sir, we wish to see Jesus." In response, Jesus lays on something pretty heavy. This episode is a Bible Study on John 12:20-26.Continue reading

Duration:00:20:15

At Jesus’ feet with shocking extravagance (Growing Deeper with John 12:1-11)

10/30/2022
Imagine spending $30,000 in a single moment of extravagance. Oh, and you're not rich. You spent it honouring Jesus. This episode is a Bible Study on Mary's anointing of Jesus' feet in John 12:1-11.Continue reading

Duration:00:16:04

Can we earn heaven? Matthew 7:21 unsettles me, please explain

10/25/2022
In this episode I answer a question in the Q & A Forum: "What Jesus says in Matthew 7:21 unsettles me because it indicates that you can only get into heaven if you do God's will. I thought we couldn't earn heaven so this seems a bit confusing to me. I'm also very aware of my many faults and sins! Can you explain?"Continue reading

Duration:00:08:36

Thom Rainer on the difference between church consumers and church members

10/18/2022
It's a new time - with challenges and opportunities. So we need to be honest about who we are in the body of Christ: consumers or members? This podcast is a talk with Thom Rainer, president of Church Answers and former CEO of LifeWay, and author of "11 signs you are becoming a church consumer instead of a committed church member."Continue reading

Duration:00:29:03

Dead man walking and the tears of Jesus (Growing Deeper with John 11:28-57)

10/16/2022
A dead man breathing and the tears of God incarnate. The episode is a Bible study on John 11:28-57, the raising of Lazarus.Continue reading

Duration:00:17:56

Understanding Baptism

10/13/2022
This podcast and blog explains the meaning of the sacrament of baptism. It also explains who we baptize and provides a rationale.Continue reading

Duration:00:21:30

Jesus is the resurrection and the life, and the antidote to fear (Growing Deeper with John 11:1-27)

10/9/2022
Her brother died. Jesus used it as an opportunity to glorify God and beat back fear. This episode is a Bible study on John 11:1-27, part 1 of the raising of Lazarus.Continue reading

Duration:00:23:57

Listening to and walking with The Good Shepherd (Growing Deeper with John 10:22-42)

10/3/2022
This episode is a Bible Study on John 10:22-42 and explores the idea of listening to (and following) the Good Shepherd when we can't actually see or hear him.Continue reading

Duration:00:28:38

The Shepherd’s Voice – a Bible reading and prayer

9/26/2022
John 10:7-11 read by Ben Ruttan, and my opening prayer in worship based on the same text: The Good Shepherd and abundant life.Continue reading

Duration:00:04:03

The Good Shepherd, the sheep, and the thief (Growing Deeper with John 10:1-21)

9/26/2022
This episode is a Bible study on John 10:1-21. I explore Jesus as the Good Shepherd, we the sheep, the thief, and share a word study in all occurrences of the word "life" in the Gospel to give us insight into life that is abundant.Continue reading

Duration:00:21:48

The God who works wonders through suffering and pain: the healing of the man born blind (Growing Deeper with John 9)

9/18/2022
Does your hardship define you? Not necessarily. Does it limit God? No. This episode is a Bible study on John 9 -- Jesus' healing of the man born blind.Continue reading

Duration:00:25:28

“Lead us not into temptation.” Would God lead us into temptation, so that we need to ask him not to?

9/15/2022
In this episode I answer a question in a Q & A Forum about temptation from the Lord's Prayer.Continue reading

Duration:00:05:32

The Great ‘I Am,’ and the eternal pre-existence of Jesus (Growing Deeper with John 8:48-59)

9/11/2022
What provoked them to pick up rocks to stone Jesus? It was these words: “Before Abraham was, I am.” Not only was Jesus telling themContinue reading

Duration:00:16:08

The Devil is the father of lies, and other truths from Jesus (Growing Deeper with John 8:39-47)

9/4/2022
Jesus calls the Devil "the father of lies." Not something (or someone) to be taken lightly! But many do. This episode is a biblical study of John 8:39-47.Continue reading

Duration:00:12:29

The truth will set you free (from what?), and why standing on the shoulders of giants isn’t enough (Growing Deeper with John 8:31-38)

8/7/2022
Free from what? For what? Why was this famous statement so controversial and why can we miss it's meaning? This episode is a Bible study on John 8:31-38.Continue reading

Duration:00:21:04

Following the light of the world and pillar of fire into a dark uncertainty (Growing Deeper with John 8:12-30)

7/31/2022
"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." So said Jesus. What did he mean? What does uncertainty, darkness and danger have to do with it? That's what I explore in this episode which is an in-depth look at John 8:12-30.Continue reading

Duration:00:26:13

Can you explain the difference between a secular worldview and a biblical worldview?

7/27/2022
In this episode I answer a question in a Q & A Forum about secular vs. biblical worldviews.Continue reading

Duration:00:09:28

The woman caught in adultery; leaders caught in hypocrisy; and Jesus King of mercy (Growing Deeper with John 7:53-8:11)

7/24/2022
"Let he who is without sin be the first to cast a stone…" So said Jesus to those wanting to stone the woman caught in adultery. Why did he say it? Did he condone sin? How are grace and truth balanced? That's what I explore in this episode which is a Bible study on John 7:53-8:11 (a story not in our oldest manuscripts).Continue reading

Duration:00:24:57