Summer Sundays are for praising the Good Lord and savoring a refreshing beverage while watching (or listening to, if you're an audiophile) the game that God gave us. To us here at Church Drunk, it just seems like booze, baseball, and churchin' go hand-in-hand. With that thought in mind, join us for a close look at the spiritual and recreational benefits of W.P. Kinsella's Iowa Baseball Confederacy, a book for everyone who finished watching Field of Dreams and said, "I want more!"
Does the perfect summer read have to be about summer? What is the appropriate age to embrace the delicate brevity of life? Does dandelion wine give you a hangover? Join Dizzy and Ges as we tackle these and other philosophical musings in our exploration of Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine. I mean, it's a book named after booze...how could we NOT include it on the summer reading list?
If you've ever confuzzled the angel and the devil that sit on your respective shoulders, well then do we have the book for you! Join Dizzy & Ges as they continue their Church Drunk Summer Reading List with Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. It's Neil Gaiman, it's Terry Pratchett, it's church nerd literary candy. You want it.
Here at Church Drunk, we love gold. It is, after all, the color of some of our favorite rums, lagers, tequilas, and other gilded boozy treats. So who wouldn't want jump at the chance to turn everyday items into golden goodness? Our next installment of the Church Drunk Summer Reading List takes a look at The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, a book about seeking gold and finding it in the most unexpected places. So pour yourself a pint, throw a starfish into the sea (because it matters to that one!) and get ready for Episode 43 with Dizzy & Ges!
The Church Drunk Summer Reading List officially kicks into high gear as Dizzy & Ges tackle the first book on the list - The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon. If you have ever thought to yourself, "Hey, what if Sitka had become Jerusalem West during World War II...wouldn't that be cool" then this is the book for you! So pour yourself something cold and kosher (if that's your style) and pull up a chair for Episode 42!
We here at Church Drunk are big fans of summer cocktails (as well as the cocktails that accompany fall, winter, and spring!), but when we are not drinking ourselves cross-eyed you are likely to find us stretched on a hammock and reading a good book. We are, in the end, hopelessly spiritual book worms, and it is from literature that we draw our super powers (Ges can tread water in a pint of Guinness for hours on end, and Diz can burn a hole right through you with a single gaze...sometimes even on purpose!). And so, we have declared that Season 5 will be the Church Drunk Summer Reading List! Each episode will cover a different book. Want to know what they all are? Well that's what Episode 41 is here to do!
Summertime, and the living is easy...except when it's not. Regardless of how easy or not your summer may be, there is no better time of year to sit on the back porch (or wherever you like to read) and open a good book.
Summer has arrived! The days are long, the nights are warm, and it is just about time for Church Drunk to kick into another season of podcast goodness. To help whet your appetite, Dizzy & Ges have thrown together a bonus episode featuring some of our favorite summertime beverages, as well as a quick check-in on our New Year's resolutions. So pour yourself something cold and delicious, and lend your ear to Church Drunk's summer drinking list!
Season 4 wraps up with a wander through the early Christian communities and the lovely literature that they brought forth on the mystery and wonder of Jesus. This one goes out to all of our fellow bibliophiles, and especially to those select few non-canonical gospel fans out there (you know who you are!). Grab yourself a tall glass of Eastertide and join Dizzy & Ges for a good old-fashioned nerd out!