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!
We here at Church Drunk love both joy and gladness. But then, who doesn't? Well, according to ol' Vatican Frankie we all could use a bit more rejoicing in our lives (and a bit less heresy...we're still working on that bit!). In the latest episode of the podcast, we open up the Latin-to-English dictionary and shine a light on Gaudete et Exsultate. This one's for all our fellow theology nerds out there who get geeked over Pope Francis dropping a new exhortation!
Eastertide has arrived! And with it, 50 days of feasting replace our Lenten fast. Congratulations, you've all made it to the pot of gold at the end of the grayscale rainbow that is Lent. Join Dizzy & Ges in this very special feast-centric episode of the podcast, in which Church Drunk seeks to answer the age-old question of what exactly will be on the menu when you take your seat at the Lord's table. Enjoy!
Well folks, the long journey of Lent has led us here to Good Friday (which, for the thousandth time, is really not that good - perhaps someday we English speakers can join the billions of other people around the world who call it Holy Friday). It is a day of prayer and reflection and joining our own suffering to the ultimate sacrifice of Christ on the cross...and if you're Dizzy & Ges it is also a day for cocktails, because that's what most days are for. Join us here at Church Drunk as we tipple down that most well-worn of Catholic pathways - the Stations of the Cross.
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 →