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The Pulse Podcast with Matthew Ruttan

Religion & Spirituality Podcasts

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

Fasting: Powerful, passed-over, and counter-cultural

5/12/2021
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast, I discuss the much-neglected (but powerful) practice of fasting. Our society is more into self-indulgence than self-control. But Jesus assumed his disciples would do it. So here is some background and help.Continue reading

Duration:00:10:19

Martyrs and witnesses—then and now (Growing Deeper with Luke 24:36-49)

5/9/2021
In this episode I offer an in-depth look at Jesus’ resurrection appearance in Luke 24:36-49 and focus on the idea of being a witness (which is sometimes dangerous). Truth is silenced when witnesses are silent.Continue reading

Duration:00:25:49

Kingdom secrets and the unstoppable word in the soil of your soul (Growing deeper with Luke 8:4-15)

5/2/2021
In this episode I offer an in-depth look at Jesus' parable of the sower in Luke 8:4-15, and how we can be 'good soil' producing a crop of God's work through our (imperfect) lives.Continue reading

Duration:00:26:45

Keeping composure under strain – a talk with Christine O’Reilly

4/27/2021
In this podcast episode, I talk with Christine O'Reilly about keeping our composure under strain. She defines composure, discusses the fraying nature of our times, and offers suggestions to grow our capacity to maintain composure under strain.Continue reading

Duration:00:52:40

Desperation, soul surgery, and gaining true vision (Growing Deeper with Luke 18:35-43)

4/25/2021
In this episode I offer an in-depth look at Jesus' healing of the blind man in Luke 18:35-43, desperation, neediness, and the vision God can give when we feel we're at the end of our rope.Continue reading

Duration:00:22:51

Eden restored, paradise in a person, and finding contentment on the road to Emmaus (Growing Deeper with Luke 24:13-35)

4/11/2021
In this episode I offer an in-depth look at the risen Jesus meeting two disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) and connect it to our own quests for contentment.Continue reading

Duration:00:28:15

An Army Chaplain reflects on the pandemic, resiliency, and becoming stronger as a country—a talk with Rev. the Capt. Andrew Cameron

4/7/2021
In this podcast episode, I talk with Army Chaplain Andrew Cameron about resilience, the pandemic, and if it's a fair comparison to say that living through pandemic times is like living through war times.Continue reading

Duration:00:18:36

Graveside dangers, renovation-by-resurrection, and the birthday of God’s new world (Growing Deeper with Luke 24:1-12)

4/5/2021
This podcast episode is a more in-depth look at the resurrection story in Luke 24:1-12. As always there is more than what meets the eye, and hope for the living of difficult days.Continue reading

Duration:00:21:19

Palms, revolution, and the almighty weeping King (Growing Deeper with Luke 19:28-44)

3/28/2021
This podcast episode is an in-depth look at this Palm Sunday text: Luke 19:28-44. It's called palms, revolution, and the almighty weeping King. There is good news for those who are barely hanging on.Continue reading

Duration:00:29:13

An interview with Steve Bradley from Life 100.3FM about The Pulse Podcast

3/17/2021
This interview by Steve Bradley from Life 100.3FM serves as a brief introduction to The Pulse Podcast. It's about living abundantly wholeheartedly.Continue reading

Duration:00:03:06

End Times, a temple in ruins, persecution and being ready (Growing Deeper with Luke 21:5-38)

3/14/2021
This podcast is an in-depth look at Luke 21:5-38. I discuss Jesus' words about the end times, a temple in ruins, persecution and being ready.Continue reading

Duration:00:37:03

Anchor of the Soul – A talk by (and with) the Rev. Dr. Clyde Ervine

3/9/2021
In uncertain times (and in choppy waters) we need an anchor. This is the topic of this insightful talk by (and Q & A with) the Rev. Dr. Clyde Ervine on The Pulse Podcast.Continue reading

Duration:00:39:51

Hades, radical reversals, mercy, and time that runs out (Growing deeper with Luke 16:19-31)

3/7/2021
This podcast is an in-depth look at Luke 16:19-31, the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. I discuss Hades, radical reversals, mercy, and time that runs out.Continue reading

Duration:00:27:41

What is media discernment? An interview with Adam Holz from Plugged In

3/2/2021
What is media discernment? The task has never been so pressing, but many don't know what it is. Adam Holz gives us some clarity. He is director of Plugged In, Focus on the Family's entertainment and technology review website, visited monthly 1 million times.Continue reading

Duration:00:30:27

Renouncement, torture, true freedom, and apprenticeship under Jesus (Growing deeper with Luke 14:25-35)

2/28/2021
This podcast goes in-depth with Jesus' words about hating family and cross-carrying as disciples (Luke 14:25-35). Did he mean it? What is going on? I also discuss torture, renouncement and true freedom.Continue reading

Duration:00:27:09

Should we say ‘If it’s your will’ when praying for someone to recover from illness?

2/23/2021
When praying for someone to recover from illness, some people say, "If it's your will." Why? And isn't that always his will? That's was a question from a Q & A Forum that I answer here.Continue reading

Duration:00:07:20

The One Great Banquet—on earth as it is in heaven (Growing Deeper with Luke 14:1-24)

2/21/2021
This podcast goes in-depth with Jesus' parable of the Great Banquet (and more) in Luke 14:1-24. The host sets the scene and guest list; our job is to say Yes to the invitation and to join in with his celebration.Continue reading

Duration:00:36:46

Giving up The Frenemy for Lent

2/17/2021
A lot of people "give something up" for Lent? What about the Frenemy, whose grip around your heart is probably tighter than you know.Continue reading

Duration:00:06:37

Defining our neighbours and showing mercy broadly (Growing deeper with Luke 10:25-37)

2/14/2021
Sure, love your neighbour. But who is my neighbour, and how? That's what Jesus teaches us about in this in-depth look at the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37.Continue reading

Duration:00:27:12

Vaccine Questions—An Interview with Dr Kelley Wright

2/10/2021
There's some misinformation or uncertainty swirling around about the COVID-19 vaccine. This short interview with Dr Kelley Wright answers some questions.Continue reading

Duration:00:14:44