Have you ever wanted to just pack up and get away from it all? Perhaps to somewhere nice like, you know, a cave in the middle of the desert? If your dream vacation is a rock for a pillow, gruel 3 meals a day, and naught but the Bible for wild and imaginative entertainment, then perhaps you've got a bit of desert father (or mother) in you! In this week's podcast, join Dizzy & Ges for a wander into the desert to get funky with St. Antony and the rest of the hermit horde.
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.
Still ravaged by The Flu, potato blight, and Lenten-induced shellfish allergies, Dizzy & Ges carry on through this most blessed season of prayer and penance. And how could they not, when the Sunday gospel reading dials up a heavy dose of messianic rageousness? It's practically international Church Drunk day when churchgoers around the world celebrate this most unique of all charisms. So flip over a table, grab a cocktail, and settle in for another episode of Church Drunk!
For Dizzy & Ges, Lent has gotten off to a hacky, sneezy, boozy start, so wallowing in a sense of lost desperation hasn't been much of a stretch! The other bits of Lent, (you know, like praying and giving alms and finding a sense of spiritual discipline), have maybe not gone quite so well. So perhaps it's time to think about what we give and to whom we give it. Join us as Church Drunk Episode 31 tackles one of the three Pillars of Lent - Almsgiving!
It's Mardi Gras! It's Valentine's Day! It's Ash Wednesday! It's the one year(ish) anniversary of Church Drunk! Come celebrate (e) all of the above with us as we kick off Lent with our very special Podcast Episode 30. But that's not all! As a special bonus, you'll get to find out what your two favorite ash-holes (Dizzy and Ges) are giving up for Lent. Pour yourself a penance cocktail, and settle in for our catch-all celebration of Valentash Wednesdagras!
In our final "official" episode of what we're gonna go ahead and call "Season 1" we find ourselves riding the Eastertide! Our 40 days of Lenten fasting have led us into 50 days of Easter feasting. This is our season of hope, gratitude, and resurrection. Let the wild rumpus begin!
Well, folks, our 40 days of Lent have finally brought us to the foot of the cross on Good Friday. What better way to honor the saving work of our Savior than with a tongue-in-cheek examination of his life through the fictional stylings of Christopher Moore? We've been teasing our Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff episode for weeks, and now it's time to get down to business. Spoilers abound. Consider yourselves warned!
Sitting in Palm Sunday Mass this morning I couldn't help but wonder to myself just how many times we have all been guilty of repeating the same process that we hear detailed in this kick-off to Holy Week. I know that I, for one, have a tendency to go sprinting into moments of moments of... Continue Reading →
An episode back on the podcast, Ges and I discussed miracles both Gospel and modern and whether we think they were "real" or REAL. And I think the "resurrection" miracles are kind of in between the general healing miracles (which totally happened, o ye of little faith) and the BIG ONE - Jesus' resurrection. This... Continue Reading →