So, for a variety of personal and professional reasons (and a few that blur the lines between those two distinct realms), I've been thinking a lot about suffering lately. I mean, Dizzy and I have been trying to get the latest episode of the podcast into the books for well over a week now, but she's battling a bug and a case of the busies, while Baby Ges is fighting off an ear infection has given everyone in my household a case of the sweet-Jesus-I-can't-sleepies. Not that sniffles and sleep depravation really give me much to complain about, especially when I certainly know some folks with legitimate reason to gripe...but they don't.
I never met Brother Rick Curry, and he passed away too soon at the age of 72 in December of 2015. However, all that being the case, I feel like I've actually gotten to know Br. Rick pretty well over the last few weeks. You see, we spent Advent and Christmas baking together, and you can get to know a person in a rather unique and special way when you spend some time together in the kitchen.
So, um, here at Church Drunk we are big fans of podcasting...and even bigger fans of rest! And so, Dizzy and Ges are taking a week off in honor of Labor Day. Our Summer Reading List series will conclude next week with our episode about God's Mechanics by Brother Guy Consolmagno. In the meantime, you'll have to soothe your aching earbuds by reading aloud the following Church Drunk Original Composition!
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.
It has been a long Lent. Generally speaking, I aim for daily practices of prayer and something that resembles discipline during these 40 days in the desert, but this has been a year of trial and tribulation and trauma and tragedy and...other stuff, many of which begin with other letters of the alphabet (B and... Continue Reading →
Last year, we rolled out a list of our favorite reads to get you through the long, lean days of Lent. For a couple of book nerds like us, the task was easy - choose five books from among dozens of titles that have made their way onto our list of favorites. This year, however, is a bit tougher.
Okay, so there's just 3 days left of Advent because when Christmas falls on a Monday we throw the entire Week of Love out the window (makes total sense). So perhaps this is a bit let in the game. Nonetheless, it's December 22nd, and we've all been listening to far too much Mariah Carey since Thanksgiving. Far. Too. Much.
Since we wrapped up our most recent set of podcasts, things have fallen a bit silent here on Church Drunk. Sometimes life gets busy. And busy turns into crazy. And crazy turns into utter, incomprehensible insanity. And then, suddenly, life is very different than what it was before. It has been a month and a... Continue Reading →
In last week's podcast we gave a shout out to the nuns who have done and continue to do great work in our world. Nuns have often led the way in providing a voice for justice, and we need more of that in our church today! We mentioned a couple of articles about nuns are... Continue Reading →