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.
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!
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.
We all remember our firsts - first kiss, first dog, first time we stared into the abyss and realized the fleeting nature of life and existence on this planet. In this very special episode of Church Drunk, Dizzy & Ges share a few thoughts about some of the "firsts" along their respective spiritual journeys, and dig into THE key question: Why are we still here?
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 here at Church Drunk believe that mystery is the heart of almost any spiritual pursuit, and that often a good story is the best way of plumbing the depths of mystery. As such, myths and legends hold a special place in our hearts. In this episode we dive into the truth behind stories that are not at all true. Plus, we're keeping it OT as we play a few spirited rounds of Name That Hebrew Scripture Legend...because we are HUGE nerds!
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!
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 →