As far as long and winding roads go, Church Drunk's path has been much windier and perhaps even quite a bit longer than we ever could have anticipated. As we transition out of Eastertide and into another long, summery stretch of Ordinary Time, we're going to be taking a bit of a step back to do some evaluating of where this road is headed. We're not quite sure where all this musing will lead us, but we know that the story of Easter and resurrection and rebirth means that the story will always keep unfolding, even if you have no idea what the next chapter is going to look like. So pull up a chair, pour yourself an old favorite, and join Dizzy & Ges for a look back at five years of Church Drunk, and maybe help us to take a peek at what's around the bend. This is Episode 103 - Resurrection!
The Stations of the Cross can be a slog, but that's kind of the point. If a playlist gives us an alternate way to pray the stations, and/or pray them more more frequently, then we'll just keep on listening and praying and posting, and someday things have to get better, right? Right? RIGHT? I mean, the tomb eventually stands empty, and there is rejoicing in the streets. But, as the stations remind us, we don't get there without the grind. Eyes on the cross. One foot in front of the other. Prayers up.
So we can all agree that Lent is waaaaaaaay tooooooo looooonnnnng, correct? I mean, 40 days is a symbolic number, and it's great and all, but what if Lent was, you know, shorter? Like, roughly 38 days and 8 hours shorter. In a post-apocalyptic world where Lent lasts only 40 hours instead of 40 days, Dizzy & Ges have got you covered with a little Lenty boot camp. So grab a cold glass of something penitential (it exists - you just gotta want it!) and join us for Episode 101 - Pounding a 40!
Well, the bad news is that we missed Ash Wednesday...and the first Friday of Lent...and then the second Friday of Lent, also. But the good news is that Lent is friggin' loooooooong, and there's always a chance to jump in with rosary beads blazin' and some fish & chips in the fryer. As our dear, sainted mothers always said, "Better late than never, and better never show up without a drink to share." So join Dizzy & Ges for a look at the (shorter than planned) road ahead for Lent 2022 as we jump into Episode 98 - Arriving Fashionably Lent!
himney with care. It's that time of year when the long, dark days of winter settle into our bones and there's nothing but a hot toddy and the faint glimmer of spring on the horizon to keep us warm. Well, that and perhaps a lovely new episode of Church Drunk to warm your ears and tickle your soul! Join Dizzy & Ges for a look back at Advent & Christmastide, and a look ahead to the new year in Episode 97 - Our Long Christmas Hangover!
Advent is, if nothing else, a season of hope. We hope that Santa brings us what we want for Christmas. We hope that Uncle Tony breaks out a bottle of the good stuff on Christmas Eve and then loses the cap. We hope that Aunt Millie has lost the recipe to her infamous tuna and jell-o casserole (spoiler alert: she hasn't). And there's something about a child savior in there, as well. This year, we can all hope that life can get back to something resembling normal sometime soon (and a guilt-free normal at that). In the spirit of good hope, join Dizzy & Ges for a cup of cheer a wander through the many things we wish we could do, hope to someday do, and can't wait to get back to in the land of Christmas traditions in Episode 94 - The Advent Bucket List!
Well, here we are again! Last year the Church Drunk Stations of the Cross Playlist arrived just in time to hunker down and ride out a few days weeks months eternities of pandemic lockdown, and now the 2021 version drops on a Good Friday where our hope is comprised of one part resurrection, one part vaccination, and one part quiet desperation. We'll get there, people! And after the long and winding road that we have been on, let us remember that the Stations of the Cross will always be the longest and windingest road of them all...but we don't have to walk them alone.
So, usually it takes a few weeks to really get into the slog of Lent. By about Week 5, you can almost guarantee that Dizzy will be moaning about how long Lent is, and Ges will be (either intentionally or unintentionally) breaking all the rules. It's kind of an annual tradition. But with Lent 2021, tradition has been thrown to the wolves. We're not even two weeks in, and it feels like all bets are off. Did Lent even start? Does anyone care if we eat fish on Fridays? Is this the desert, or did we just install a sandbox in our own backyard just to keep our toddler from tearing apart the house? For answers to these and other of life's big questions, pull up a chair (and a cock-up!) and join us for Episode 90 - Land of P-Lenty!
So, Lent...it's a thing now. And our world looks so different for it, right? Well, maybe not. But the great thing about a season that lasts 40 days is that you get an opportunity to roll into it slowly, and there will still be a long road ahead. If you (like us) are still searching for what Lent 2021 will really look like, and need some ideas on how to practice your prayer, fasting, and almsgiving (as well as our second favorite holy trinity of reading, drinking, and complaining), then Dizzy & Ges have you covered. Grab a beverage and pull-up a chair for Episode 89 - This Salty Cock-Up!
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.