Well, Epiphany sure got weird in a hurry. We sure don't recall the magi bringing gifts of gold, frankincense, and CHAOS, but then again nobody could reasonably expect 2020 to let go of its icy grip on our lives without a fight. We'll get through it together with patience, perseverance, and copious amounts of libations. With that thought in mind, grab a drink, mount your camel, and join Dizzy & Ges for Episode 87 - In the Bleak Midwinter.
Advent week 4 is for lovers...or at least for love. Then again, isn't that the point of this whole spiritual journey/Christian outlook/long walk on Planet Earth is all about? Plus, aren't we all supposed to be staying the hell away from each other right now? Isn't that, like, the opposite of love...or is it? It's all so very confusing. Have no fear, Dizzy & Ges are here to coach you through it. Grab a lovin' spoonful (or a shot glass, or a tumbler, or a whole dang jug) of something to warm the cockles of your heart and join us for Episode 86 - Love in the Time of COVID.
2020: Year of Joy! Right? Well, maybe not quite. However, that gives us all the more reason to reflect on the year that was through the lens of this third week of Advent, where joy is the name of the game. So grab a cup of happy juice and come get gaudete with Dizzy & Ges as we light the pink candle (IT'S ROSE!) and find some space in our hearts for a modicum of mirth in Episode 85 - Re: Joice!
It's peace week in Advent Land, and there couldn't be a better time for it! While "peace" might not be the first word that comes to mind when we think of the utter chaos of 2020, this may well serve as an important reminder that this is our annual opportunity to open up a bit of space for the Prince of Peace in our hearts. So grab a cup of something that helps you to relax, breathe deeply, and perhaps even chortle a "ho ho ho" so that you can join Dizzy & Ges for the celebration of St. Nicholas Day and Episode 84 - Whirled Peas!
It's Advent 2020, and Christmas cheer has exploded onto the scene. Everywhere you look Bing Crosby seems to be puking red and green glitter onto everyone's front lawn earlier and louder than ever before. Obviously we need a bit of joy in our lives, and an inflatable snowman riding a reindeer into a candy cane castle is certainly preferable to the cardboard cut-outs of Depression and Isolation that might offer more accurate season's greetings this year. But wait! No, seriously...wait. Dizzy & Ges are here to remind you that in the midst of all this pre-joy, the real theme of the first week of Advent is HOPE. And that's a good one for 2020! So pour yourself a cup of something cheerful (but save the good stuff for later), and join us for Episode 83 - Hope vs. Nope
As Lent draws to a close, we still find ourselves mired in a desert of a different stripe. It's times like these when "eyes on the cross" really isn't that bad of a motto, so it would seem that Good Friday arrived just in time! And while the cross provides a powerful visual reminder of the whole "death and resurrection" bit of Christianity (you know, that old chestnut), here are Church Drunk we are aggressively self-professed word nerds. So sometimes we don't just keep our eyes on the cross, we keep our ears there, too! So grab a cup of bitterness and join Dizzy & Ges for a Triduum reflection on the words of Jesus on Holy Thursday and Good Friday that echo through the ages!
Did you already listen to this year's Stations of the Cross Playlist? If not, go check it out! If you already did, and you just can't get enough of those 14 little nuggets of suffery goodness, then Dizzy & Ges are here to help. Join us for a deep dive on each station chock full of prayers and booze and quotes from our favorite poets and saints. These ain't your grandma's Stations of the Cross (unless your grandma is awesome...we all know some of those!), so belly up to the bar at the Golgotha Public House, and jump into Episode 80 - Wandering the Way of the Cross!
It's going to be weird not being able to come together to pray and worship in the communal way that has been our custom during these sacred days of the church calendar, but we must keep in mind that God hears us just as well (and sometimes even better!) when we're at home. And that's where our Church Drunk Stations of the Cross Playlist comes in!
As Lent is made even longer through the magic of social distancing, we're all looking for ways to keep the ol' spiritual wheels turning. Actually, we're looking for ways to keep the most basic, fundamental social, personal, and emotional wheels turning. So the spiritual wheels might be gathering dust at this point. Still, Dizzy & Ges are here to help. For some practical tips, Pope hope, and general drunken banter, join us for Episode 79 - Prayer by Proxy!
Lent is a long journey down a lonesome road in a windswept desert where we encounter nobody but the devil himself...and literally billions of other spiritual sojourners who have set out on the same lonesome road. It's almost like the most powerful thing uniting us is our isolation. Hmmm, might we be able to take these lessons learned in Lent and apply them to a much more pressing type of social distancing that is sweeping the globe? Grab a drink (remember: alcohol is a natural sterilizing agent) and join Dizzy & Ges to find out on Episode 77 - Let's Be Alone Together!