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Writers and friends Seth Haines & Tsh Oxenreider chat over drinks about living sacramentally—seeing God in all things. Pour yourself a glass and pull up a chair as they talk about the sacramental nature of work, art, community, stories, love, the hard stuff, & more.

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A Drink With a Friend Tsh Oxenreider

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 372 Ratings

Writers and friends Seth Haines & Tsh Oxenreider chat over drinks about living sacramentally—seeing God in all things. Pour yourself a glass and pull up a chair as they talk about the sacramental nature of work, art, community, stories, love, the hard stuff, & more.

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    The Noonday Devil

    The Noonday Devil

    Acedia is our modern-day dragon — the desert fathers and mothers named it “the Noonday Devil.” What is it, really? And how do we fight it? Tsh talks with Harrison Garlick, a Deacon with the Diocese of Tulsa, to unpack the ladder of love we have to climb to slay our dragon.
    * Host: Tsh Oxenreider
    * Guest: Dcn. Harrison Garlick
    * Harrison’s podcast, Ascend: The Great Books Podcast
    * The Intellectual Life, by AG Sertillanges
    * The previous episode: Flourishing & Acedia
    * Create Your Rule of Life
    * Buy a round of drinks
    * Recommended reads


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    • 45 min
    Flourishing & Acedia

    Flourishing & Acedia

    We've talked about rootedness; now we're moving up the plant stalk to flourishing: thriving, growing well, and generally being who we're supposed to require good roots in good soil. But what's possibly the biggest threat to said flourishing? The ol' noonday devil acedia. What is it? How does it affect us so much? And how do we fight it so we can get back to flourishing? Let's talk about that.
    * Host: Tsh Oxenreider
    * Bitter & Sweet: A Journey Into Easter
    * First Light & Eventide: A Gratitude Journal
    * Create Your Rule of Life
    * Buy a round of drinks
    * Recommended reads


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    • 18 min
    You Are a Tree

    You Are a Tree

    You are a tree. You are also not a tree. You are on a journey. You are also not on a journey. We use metaphors all the time to describe life, and funnily enough, so does the Bible. Joy Clarkson unpacks why we use metaphors, and she and Tsh also get into why we need to be rooted — and open to change.
    * Host: Tsh Oxenreider
    * Guest: Joy Clarkson
    * Joy’s new book, You Are a Tree
    * Create Your Rule of Life
    * Buy a round of drinks
    * Recommended reads
    * Comment on this episode (for Commonplace subscribers)
    * LAMY Fountain Pens
    * Michael & Michelle
    * p.s. Here's the previous episode, which bypassed quite a few podcast feeds!


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    • 44 min
    Rooted

    Rooted

    We’re starting a new season with a few changes — Tsh Oxenreider unpacks what you can expect this spring by way of the season’s theme: rootedness. What does it mean to know who you are, whose you are, and where you belong? How do we become more rooted in an ever-digitized world?
    * Host: Tsh Oxenreider
    * Create Your Rule of Life
    * Ascend: The Great Books Podcast
    * Young Heretics (another good but unmentioned resource for unpacking old texts)
    * Buy a round of drinks
    * Recommended reads
    * Come to Greece this summer! (just a few spots left)
    * Comment on this episode (for Commonplace subscribers)
    * Send an email: adrinkwithafriend@gmail.com


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    • 15 min
    Asking Those Reflection Questions

    Asking Those Reflection Questions

    In this final chat of the year, Seth and Tsh work through a few of her end-of-the-year questions—and you’re invited to do the same. They’re tougher than they initially seem!
    * Hosts: authors Seth Haines and Tsh Oxenreider
    * Buy a round of drinks
    * Recommended reads
    * Tsh’s end-of-the-year reflection questions


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    • 33 min
    Good Stuff to Read, Watch, & Listen To

    Good Stuff to Read, Watch, & Listen To

    ‘Tis the season to have more options than possible to read, watch, and listen to. Authors Seth Haines and Tsh Oxenreider share what they're currently imbibing in this department, along with what's in their queue for the holidays.
    * Hosts: authors Seth Haines and Tsh Oxenreider
    * Buy a round of drinks
    * Tsh's 2023 Holiday Gift Guide
    * Six Reads for Advent on Tsh's Substack newsletter
    * Winter Fire, by Ryan Whitaker Smith
    * Christmas Karol, by Faith Moore
    * Perelandra, by C.S. Lewis
    * This Hideous Strength, by C.S. Lewis
    * Ben Rector's holiday playlist
    * Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
    * Pray with C.S. Lewis on Advent
    * It's a Wonderful Life
    * All Creatures Great and Small on PBS
    * Vikings on Hulu


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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
372 Ratings

372 Ratings

Grandma from Iowa ,

Trail Guide

I have come to enjoy and appreciate Tsh’s writings on The Commonplace and A Drink With a Friend podcast in a way I would value a trail guide on a pilgrimage. Her work, her words give me a sense of a friendly encouragement as I seek to live a quiet life, working with my hands, living to bring honor to our Heavenly Father and Christ our King (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12).
Whether I’m writing a letter by hand, hanging wash on the line, listening to others, fixing food for friends and family or any number of things, my chosen slower, lower tech life helps me notice the beauty, the sacredness, the goodness of life. Thank you, Tsh, for living life well and encouraging others to do the same.

Smoothie2012 ,

Wise friends

These two people are amazing. They share things good, beautiful, and true and inspire me to relax and just be present and live an intentional life.

Jasmyn Denton ,

Perfect Friday Podcast

Tsh and Seth are excellent Friday companions. Thoughtful conversations through meaningful topics are a great way to wrap up a week and walk into a weekend with something beautiful and good to think on. Thanks so much!

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