Drunk Church History

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Larry Norman! Tripping on Jesus! Chris Tomlin's stupid music (probably)!As 20th century music exploded into dozens of new genres, American Christians followed the age-old pattern of expressing their faith in modes of the day. Guest Sam (aka Sch
Christopher Hitchens: Devil’s Advocate! The Vatican Bank!  Scranton, PA: the Electric City!  Saint Teresa of Calcutta, aka Mother Teresa, (1910—1997) was the founder of the Missionaries of Charity and one of the most beloved figures of the 20th
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 th
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
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
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
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,
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 soci
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. Th
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 cultu
Mysterious ancient empires! The Ark of the Covenant! A scooch more colonialismFrumentius (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 i
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 commit
¡Modern Mexican Robin Hoods! ¡Narcos! ¡El Chapo!Jesús Malverde (1870 - 1909) was a bandit who arose from Mexico's rural poor. Though his existence is primarily that of legend, this Generous Bandit inspires many today--particularly the narcos, w
More Italian civil wars! Self-imposed starvation! THE RETURN OF THE FORESKIN OF CHRIST!Catherine of Siena (1347 - 1380) was a laywoman of Dominican tertiary Order, mystic, activist, diplomat, author, and theologian. One of only four women to be
Women telling emperors where they can shove it! Women telling popes where they can shove it! Women possibly telling each other where they can shove it...?!Hildegard von Bingen (1098 - 1179) was an abbess, writer, composer, poet, playwright, phy
Real Dead Poets Society! Unrequited Love! Popes in Hell!Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321) was a nobleman, politician, and poet in Medieval Florence, Italy. Inspired by his childhood love, Beatrice, he went on to write the greatest work of Italian p
Kidnappings! Horseplay! No snakes!Saint Patrick of Ireland was born into a devout noble family in western Britain, but his life changed forever when pirates raided his villa and took him prisoner. He labored as a slave in the sheep fields of Ir
Wedding Night Hijinks! Chaucer! Botched beheadings!Saint Cecilia (c. 3rd Century), was a pious young Roman forced to marry a pagan nobleman, but her devotion to God through her vow of virginity stood starkly against her societal norms. She chal
Ascetic Sh*t!  Stigmata!  The Sultans of Swing!Francis of Assisi (1181/2 - 1226) is one of the most remarkable and well-known saints in the history of the Church. His devotion to poverty and the care of all creation, along with a pure simplicit
Guest barkeep! Russian trains! Grab asses!Gladys Aylward (1902 - 1970) was just another Bible College flunkie from England ... who changed thousands of lives in the villages of China where she spent her life providing hospitality to travelers,
Torture! Regicide! “Well actually” guys! Saint Maximus the Confessor (c. 580 - 662) is one of the most brilliant thinkers to have arisen in the Christian tradition. Unfortunately, he lived in exactly the wrong time to always be right...
Cross-dressing! Badly-pronounced French words! Ludacris? Jeanne d'Arc, the "Maid of Orleans," (c. 1412 - 1431), was a fearless, pious peasant girl living near the end of the 100 Years' War between the French and English crowns. Her journey from
Deserts! Demon Fights! Lion Undertakers?Anthony the Great (251 - 356), aka the "Venerable and God-Bearing Father of All Monasticism", set the tone for generations of monks and hermetic communities across the world when he left everything to wan
The Spanish Inquisition! Levitation!? Body parts!St. Teresa of Ávila (1515 - 1582) is one of Spain's patron saints and is recognized as one of the most influential voices in mystical Christianity and western philosophy.
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