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 →
So on last week's podcast, Dizzy and I discussed some of our favorite myths and legends from the Old Testament. The inspiration for the podcast came from Neil Gaiman's delightful new book on Norse Mythology, in which he encourages all of us to continue telling and retelling the stories that are most important to us.... Continue Reading →
We took a long wander down the Ignatian path in our last podcast, and all because yesterday (July 31) was the feast of the man himself, St. Ignatius of Loyola. Sometimes, and particularly when we wake up the day after a feast, we find ourselves in a position that requires a long look in the... Continue Reading →
So lately I've been grappling with God. Not in, like, a Jacobean angel wrestling kind of way, though that story really takes on new meaning when you tackle it with a spiritual chip on your shoulder, let me tell you. Rather, this round of theological sparring is more of a spiritual exercise, of sorts (pun only... Continue Reading →