Drunk Church History
22. Why Church (History)? with Brad Polley

22. Why Church (History)? with Brad Polley

September 25, 2020

Creflo Dollar! Bad pronunciations! The Emergent Church!(?)

 

This week's episode is a deeper dive into the reasons for studying the Church's history, helping us see where we've been, where we are, and where we might go (spoiler: we're not sure the institution makes it out of this one).

 

With Brad Polley of the Inglorious Pasterds Podcast

21. Ephrem the Syrian

21. Ephrem the Syrian

September 11, 2020

Animal cruelty! Ancient rap beefs! Shut down prostitutes!

Saint Ephrem the Syrian (306 - 373) is one of the most profound hymn writers and theologians of the early church. Beloved across traditions, his contributions to the Christian imagination remain with us today.

Note: This episode was recorded in December 2019.

20. Oscar Romero

20. Oscar Romero

August 29, 2020

St. Óscar Romero (1917 - 1980) was archbishop of San Salvador, a fierce advocate of the poor and spoke out against human rights abuses in his home country and abroad. He was assassinated by far right militants while celebrating mass in 1980 and canonized in 2018 by Pope Francis.

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19. Mechthild of Magdeburg with Mikala Casey

19. Mechthild of Magdeburg with Mikala Casey

August 8, 2020

More medieval German erotic spiritual poetry! Enneagram 4 vibes! Translation issues!

Mechthild von Magdeburg (1207 - 1282), is yet another medieval mystic (see also episodes 1, 10, 11) who brought a much-needed feminine quality to the spiritual life. Her life of radical vulnerability and solidarity with the poor informed writings of startling intimacy.

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18. American Apocalpyticism with Micah Chrisman, Part 2

18. American Apocalpyticism with Micah Chrisman, Part 2

July 24, 2020

Monkey trials! More Doomsday predictions! Too many millenniums!

Beginning with the Second Great Awakening, the guys begin a two-part flyover of American Evangelicals' transformation from rustic pioneer camp meetings into the peculiar religious, political, and social force they are today... and how their views of The End fit in.

Guest: Micah Chrisman (mjchrisman.comTwitterFacebookInstagram)

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17. American Apocalypticism with Micah Chrisman, Part 1

17. American Apocalypticism with Micah Chrisman, Part 1

July 17, 2020

Prepping! Doomsday predictions! Greek words!

Beginning with the Second Great Awakening, the guys begin a two-part flyover of American Evangelicals' transformation from rustic pioneer camp meetings into the peculiar religious, political, and social force they are today... and how their views of The End fit in.

Guest: Micah Chrisman (mjchrisman.com, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)

 

16. Uganda Martyrs

16. Uganda Martyrs

July 3, 2020

Despotic dictators! So much more colonialism! 10 ways to murder a Christian!

The Uganda Martyrs are a group of 45 Christians martyred by the King of Buganda between 1885 - 1887, as well as many as 70 Muslims martyred by his father before him. Their story of continued faith in the face of certain death inspires Christians today and has been called the spark that lit the flame of the faith in modern Africa.

15. Brigid of Kildare

15. Brigid of Kildare

June 19, 2020

St. Patrick’s better half! Christians stealing intellectual property! Something called “Biddy” dolls...!?

Brigid of Kildare (ca. 451 - 525) is one of Ireland's patron saints and a striking example of early Christianity "borrowing" from the cultural and religious traditions of its new lands. Founder of monasteries, abbess, and miracle worker, Brigid is one of the most widely-loved saints in all of church history.

14. Frumentius

14. Frumentius

June 5, 2020

Mysterious ancient empires! The Ark of the Covenant! A scooch more colonialism

Frumentius (early 3rd century - ca. 383), aka Abune Selama, is the first Bishop of the Tewahedo, or Ethiopian Orthodox Church. From shipwreck to evading the emperor in amongst the highlands of an African empire, his story is one for the movies.

Dabba Selama Monastery video

13. Kateri Tekakwitha with Paul Fotter

13. Kateri Tekakwitha with Paul Fotter

May 22, 2020

Colonialism! Catherine of Siena 2.0! Confusion on whether to refer to first peoples as "native," "Indian," or "aboriginal!"

Kateri Tekakwitha (1656 – 1680) is the first Native American to be canonized. A young woman of Mohawk descent, her commitment to chastity, fasting, and penances earned her a reputation for holiness among the Jesuit missionaries and fellow converts with whom she lived. But the shadow of colonialism looms large...

Guest: Paul Fotter (Instagram, blog)

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