40 days sounded so much shorter back on Ash Wednesday, right? As we enter the homestretch of Lent, Dizzy & Ges discuss the highlights and lowlights of the season so far, as well as a few plans to finish strong in these final couple of weeks with a solid routine of prayer, fasting, and generosity rooted in rageousness. We also touch on a bit of Pope Hope, and offer a gentle reminder about Church Drunk's required reading!
For me, Lent is often a time of introspection. I turn inward and try to take a good, honest look at what steps can help me to live more authentically as the me God wants me to be. However, on a day when the executive branch of our government has decided to take yet another step... Continue Reading →
Well, the Cubs have won the World Series, Cleveland has a broken it's championship drought, and the Pats just recently pulled off the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, so it only seems appropriate that we turn our attention toward miracles. From men born blind to bacon-flavored exorcisms, Church Drunk has you covered. Join us for all that, plus a few rounds of our new favorite game, Cards Against Christianity!
So I've been thinking a bit about the saints after our first go-round with a "Drunk Lives of the Saints" podcast, which was rather, um...(sound of thesaurus pages flipping (yes, I have a paper thesaurus, because I am, genetically speaking, part brachiosaurus))...besotted. Sounds fancy and intelligent, right? Well, let's just go with that, then. ... Continue Reading →
In their first installment of "Drunk Lives of the Saints" Dizzy and Ges reCOUNT (Despite what Ges says, we don't "recant" the lives of the saints. We actually stand by them quite emphatically!) the lives and legends of St. Patrick and St. Brigid of Kildare. Join us in a toast (or ten) to the saints of the Emerald Isle!
“I should like a great lake of beer to give to God. I should like the angels of Heaven to be tippling there for all eternity. I should like the men of Heaven to live with me, to dance and sing. If they wanted I’d put at their disposal vats of suffering White cups of... Continue Reading →
On the anniversary of the day Jorge Mario Bergolio was elected pope and took the name Francis, I want to continue the list I started on Episode 3 of the podcast. To be honest, Ges and I didn't even realize on Friday that the anniversary of our current pope's election was right around the corner.... Continue Reading →
We here at ChurchDrunk like words. Words matter. Like, for example, when one says that millions and millions of people showed up for an inaugural event, but photographic evidence shows that perhaps this is not the case...those words suddenly matter! There are other words that matter (many of them spoken by the very same sentient... Continue Reading →
Take a wander through the wormhole with Dizzy and Ges as we cross over to the world that exists "backstage" in American Gods, one of our favorite novels. It's sure to bring out the enlightened bookworm in all of us! Plus, Dizzy gives us an update on our most recent reason to hold onto Pope Hope in this season of Lent.
We often think about Lent as a personal journey - our own 40 days in the desert with Jesus. But what are the social implications of Lent? What about the the global impact of a billion Catholics all Lenting together? The reach might be even larger than we think if we shift our collective consciousness... Continue Reading →