After a loooooooong summer hiatus, Dizzy & Ges are back in action with another episode of the Church Drunk podcast. Were they planning a whole new format for the podcast, or were they just being lazy? As with so many things, the truth lies somewhere in the middle! Drop in for a drink, a quick chat about summer highlights, and a look ahead to the future of Church Drunk. Welcome back, and cheers!
Dizzy & Ges have been waiting with bated breath for the start of the Vatican summit addressing the scandal of abuse across the church. Well, the event has arrived, and it is...exciting? Disappointing? Hopeful? Shameful? E) All of the above? Depends on who you ask, most likely. But one way or another, wheels are turning (albeit at the typical Mother Churchy pace of a stubborn donkey pulling a tank through the mud into a stiff headwind). So join Church Drunk as we stew in hopeful frustration and muse about Scandal and Summit!
The presents are open, the ball has dropped, and discarded trees are slowly but surely making their way to the curb, but we here at Church Drunk will keep the party going for all 12 days of Christmas! Join Dizzy & Ges as we look ahead to the Feast of the Magi by discussing our own modern-day wise men (and women!) and what they would bring to the Baby Jesus birthday party.
It's officially the shortest week of Advent and arguably the greatest week of the whole year! Before opening your presents and sit down to your Christmas turkey/goose/ham/prime rib/tofu (don't want to leave out our vegetarian brethren!), join Dizzy & Ges for a tipsy look back at our Advent journey, and raise a glass to the hope that Christmas brings!
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!
Church Drunk continues to roll through Advent with a look back at Peace Week. But as Dizzy & Ges begin to realize just how chaotic and peace-less our world seems today, they quickly change gears to discuss a seasonal favorite - Christmas songs! So light a candle, pour your favorite purple cocktail, and may the Force be with you...and with your spirit!
Do you ever get that feeling that you're a hamster on a wheel...inside of a dynamo...that's powering a Tesla...through the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race? Us too! When life just feels too busy to spend much quality time in your local worship hut, Church Drunk has you covered.
The long trek of Lent is over, and now we arrive full-force in Eastertide. Watch out - the Catholics just got their Hallelujah back! If there's one thing we know about Easter, it is that the resurrection of Jesus was not simply an isolated event. When he rises, we are supposed to rise with him.... Continue Reading →
40 days sounded so much shorter back on Ash Wednesday, right? As we enter the homestretch of Lent, Dizzy & Ges discuss the highlights and lowlights of the season so far, as well as a few plans to finish strong in these final couple of weeks with a solid routine of prayer, fasting, and generosity rooted in rageousness. We also touch on a bit of Pope Hope, and offer a gentle reminder about Church Drunk's required reading!
On the anniversary of the day Jorge Mario Bergolio was elected pope and took the name Francis, I want to continue the list I started on Episode 3 of the podcast. To be honest, Ges and I didn't even realize on Friday that the anniversary of our current pope's election was right around the corner.... Continue Reading →