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The Pulse Podcast with Matthew Ruttan

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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. Your host is Matthew Ruttan, a disciple-in-progress, husband to Laura, dad-of-three, pastor at Westminster Church in Barrie (Canada), author of Turbulence and The Up Daily Devotional, occasional song-writer, campfire lover, aspiring rowboat owner, and 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. Your host is Matthew Ruttan, a disciple-in-progress, husband to Laura, dad-of-three, pastor at Westminster Church in Barrie (Canada), author of Turbulence and The Up Daily Devotional, occasional song-writer, campfire lover, aspiring rowboat owner, and 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. Your host is Matthew Ruttan, a disciple-in-progress, husband to Laura, dad-of-three, pastor at Westminster Church in Barrie (Canada), author of Turbulence and The Up Daily Devotional, occasional song-writer, campfire lover, aspiring rowboat owner, and servant of the Word. John 10:10.

Twitter:

@theupdevo

Language:

English


Episodes

Can you lose your salvation?

9/29/2021
In this podcast episode, I respond to a question at Westminster's Q & A Forum: Can you lose your salvation?Continue reading

Duration:00:07:22

The humanity of Jesus and three helps for weary souls (Growing Deeper with Hebrews 2:5-18)

9/26/2021
Someone who has "been there" like you will be there for you. In this episode I explore this idea by looking in-depth at Hebrews 2:5-18, the humanity of Jesus, and help for weary souls.Continue reading

Duration:00:34:17

Angels, Jesus, and preferring pebbles to pearls (Growing Deeper with Hebrews 1:4-14)

9/19/2021
Have you ever thought, 'Well, maybe Jesus isn't all he's cracked up to be. Maybe I should consult a fortune-teller or rub that little Buddha's belly just to ensure I have all my bases covered.' In this podcast episode I explore Hebrews 1:4-14 and the things we do which undermine (even subconsciously) our belief in the sufficiency and supremacy of Jesus.Continue reading

Duration:00:26:56

Courage for the battle behind Christ (Growing Deeper with Hebrews 1:1-3)

9/12/2021
Do you face hardship? Do you wonder if Jesus makes a difference? Ever think of turning back? These questions were forefront for the readers of Hebrews. This episode explores the first 3 verses and gets us thinking about timeless wisdom for life's battles and having confidence in our Leader.Continue reading

Duration:00:23:43

Reading and understanding the Bible when you’re by yourself

8/13/2021
Reading the Bible is one thing. Understanding it is another. Study groups and sermons can help. But what about when you're by yourself and feel confused? In this episode I share 5 principles that will help. Continue reading

Duration:00:13:03

Looking back on life and counting what truly counts (Growing Deeper with acts 20:13-38)

8/8/2021
What is the difference between "the good life" and a great life? Paul's wisdom in his farewell speech to the Ephesians in Acts 20:13-38 give us the answer. What if we were to start living by the right priorities BEFORE we got to our death beds?Continue reading

Duration:00:29:24

Being strange for Jesus: Paul among the professors of Athens (Growing Deeper with Acts 17:16-34)

8/1/2021
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I explore Acts 17:16-34, an account of Paul’s time with the philosophers of Athens, being called “strange,” and friction about the resurrection.Continue reading

Duration:00:25:40

We know who God is, but what is God?

7/28/2021
In this podcast episode, I respond to a question at Westminster Church’s Q & A Forum: “We know who God is, but WHAT is God?”Continue reading

Duration:00:06:00

Paul, Silas, and the power of singing in prison (Growing deeper with Acts 16:16-34)

7/25/2021
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I explore Acts 16:16-34, the exorcism of a slave-girl, Paul and Silas singing in jail at midnight, conversion, and the power of song to amplify our awareness of the goodness of God.Continue reading

Duration:00:32:24

A healing response to trauma: Connecting to God and others (Growing deeper with Psalm 116)

7/18/2021
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I take us through Psalm 116, a passionate text about God’s rescue. The psalmist is proactive about connecting with God and others, an approach that is instructive to us today.Continue reading

Duration:00:25:35

Conscience, the Puritans, and forming our minds today – a talk with Richard Topping

7/15/2021
In this podcast episode, I talk with Richard Topping, professor and principal at VST, about conscience, the Puritans, society, and forming our minds today.Continue reading

Duration:00:45:46

Creation and evidence of a kind Creator (Growing deeper with Acts 14:8-20)

7/11/2021
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I give an in-depth look at Paul & Barnabas' visit to Lystra, getting treated like gods, and how creation points to a Creator and is a sign of God's kindness to others, including those who don't know him yet.Continue reading

Duration:00:18:51

Stephen’s martyrdom and the un-killability of faithfulness (Growing Deeper with Acts 6:8 – 7:60)

7/4/2021
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I give an in-depth look at the martyrdom of Stephen, the un-killability of faithfulness, and how this fortifies our faith today.Continue reading

Duration:00:32:09

Human Trafficking: Evil, online risks & how to help – a talk with Mikhaela Gray-Beerman

6/24/2021
In this podcast episode, I talk with anti-trafficking advocate and educator Mikhaela Gray-Beerman about the problem, trends, serious online risks (especially for youth), and how to help.Continue reading

Duration:00:36:31

Bruises and badges of honour (Growing Deeper with Acts 5:17-42)

6/20/2021
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I give an in-depth look at Acts 5:17-42, a story about early persecution and how the apostles were honoured to be dishonoured. When you care more about what God thinks than what people think, you have reached a tipping point called joy.Continue reading

Duration:00:28:43

Is the world getting more argumentative? (and how to respond)

6/15/2021
In this podcast episode, I respond to a question at Westminster Church's Q & A Forum: "Is the world getting more argumentative? Thoughts from a biblical perspective?"Continue reading

Duration:00:08:39

Is the persecution of Christians coming to Canada? – A talk with Paul Carter

6/8/2021
In this podcast episode, I talk with Paul Carter about the prospect of Christian persecution in Canada. Is it coming? What is it? How is it different from losing influence? What advice might the apostle Peter have for us today?Continue reading

Duration:00:33:06

Courage and holy boldness no matter what (Growing Deeper with Acts 4:1-31)

6/6/2021
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I give an in-depth look at Acts 4:1-31, a story about the disciples faith in the face of threat as a part of the young church; I stress 3 takeaways for our situation today.Continue reading

Duration:00:25:32

Four indispensable priorities, radical generosity, and singular sincerity (Growing Deeper with Acts 2:42-47)

5/30/2021
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I give an in-depth look at Acts 2:42-47, an inspiring text about the on-fire life of those first disciples devoted to the apostles' teaching, fellowship, breaking bread, and prayer... practices that continue to sustain us today.Continue reading

Duration:00:28:02

Pentecost, godly contagion, and carriers of the Holy Spirit (Growing deeper with Acts 2:1-41)

5/23/2021
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I give an in-depth look at Acts 2:1-41, the powerful outpouring of God's Spirit at Pentecost, and share 3 insights for our lives (and the church) today.Continue reading

Duration:00:32:19