Well, Lent has done gone and Lented, and Triduum has, uh, Triduumed. The Easter eggs have all been hunted, and though Eastertide rolls on, it's time for Dizzy & Ges to bring the current season of Church Drunk podcasts to a close. So pour something paradoxical and join them in a revisit of their Lenty reading homework - Sr. Joan Chittister's Between the Darkness and the Daylight. Because unless one confronts life's contradictions, one will always contradict life's confrontations!
If Lent is an entire 40-day season to reflect on how we have been living our lives in relation to Christ and our fellow man, then the first few days of Holy Week offer the opportunity to reflect on how our Lent has gone. And if you (like us here at Church Drunk) are looking back and finding your Lent lacking, then it is time to holy hard this week! The 2019 Stations of the Cross Playlist is here to help.
It's a Royal Rumble of Confession vs. Penance vs. Reconciliation as Church Drunk tackles the one Sacrament that has second-graders across the country (and some grown-ass adults!) quaking in their boots. Examine your conscience, pour yourself a tall one, and buckle in for Episode 63 - Confession Confusion!
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.
Watch out! Dizzy & Ges are about the get theological up in here with a deep dive into the sweet, filthy mystery of the incarnation. Because once the tree has come down and the twinkling lights are off of the garage, what we're all left with is a tiny, little God-child who needs to grow up and save the world. So pour a glass and raise it to Mary & Joseph as Church Drunk tackles God-in-the-Flesh!
In the midst of the hustle and bustle of holiday chaos, it can be a challenge to keep your eyes on the prize. But December the 25th is coming, and Dizzy & Ges are here to light your way to a truly joyful Christmas as we continue our Advent Examen. Pour yourself a cup of cheer and join us as we keep our O (it's not as dirty as you think!).
Well, here we are once again. As we head into the short days and long nights of winter, a new liturgical year dawns with the arrival of Advent. And while there is hope and joy (and egg nog...soooo much egg nog!) just on the horizon, we here at Church Drunk know that you've got to walk through the darkness to get to the light at the end of the tunnel. So pour yourself something opaque and join Dizzy & Ges for a bit of seasonal darkness as we continue our Advent Examen!
'Tis the season to be jolly...and stressed...and sometimes a bit disgruntled...and perhaps occasionally flying into fits of rage about the many injustices of the world, not the least of which is one's inability to just find a damn parking spot already! But if there's one thing we get right about the holidays, it's that we start it all off with a day to give thanks. Join Dizzy & Ges as we officially kick off a new season of Church Drunk by counting our blessings (but never our cocktails - some things are best left uncounted).