August 28, 2019
For this last episode, we present an unfiltered, intimate conversation about what it means practically to live life in the gray. Listen in for such exciting revelations as to who came up with our name and tagline, what our favorite episodes are, what we learned about each other from this experience, what our plans are for the future, and what this podcast means to us.
Life In The Gray has been a grand experiment in being transparent as we processed through our thinking out loud with trusted friends. We encourage you to find a group of trusted friends and do the same.
Due to changing life circumstances, we have decided to put Life In The Gray on an indefinite hiatus for the time being. Feel free to check out any older episodes you might have missed, and continue to follow us for updates to see what we are up to next. We thank everyone for making this a memorable journey, and we hope to return someday; until then, when things aren't black or white, continue living life in the gray. Cheers!
August 14, 2019
Is America more like Israel, God's chosen nation? Or like Babylon, an idolatrous empire? We assess the sins of America's past and present in this intense discussion featuring Casey Cook, the Wives, and even Derrick's daughter.
July 31, 2019
What begins with frustrations about the Protestant Reformers leads to a greater conversation about how we should really look at the heroes of our faith. This soft sequel to our hit episode "Calvinism" focuses less on theology and more on the actions of the Reformers themselves.
July 17, 2019
It's time to talk about sex and the church. We bring on our good friend Kelly Hoeft to examine the in's and out's of purity culture (whether it's healthy or toxic), and discuss how to navigate these topics without resorting to shame. Also listen in for Luther's experience growing up in purity culture, what it was like for Derrick to date his future wife, and Michelle's evening at a "purity banquet," along with popular analogies equating stickers with sex and roses to virginity.
June 19, 2019
Inspired by a question asked by one of Derrick's students, we explore some of the awesome and beautiful language used in Scripture to describe God, though we don't agree on what it's all trying to say.
June 5, 2019
Continuing the discussion from our last episode, Luther and Michelle weigh in their thoughts on what Derrick and special guest Marina LaRusso shared regarding women in ministry. We also expand the conversation by discussing whether or not women should have authority over men in the workplace and the home.
* Thank you Salento Coffee of West Palm Beach for making the best Columbian Coffee in the area and for sponsoring our last few episodes.
May 22, 2019
We deep dive into the historical context of Scripture to examine women's roles in the church, where our differing conclusions divide "The Gray." Joining the discussion is special guest Marina LaRusso, who is passionate about this topic.
May 8, 2019
Did biblical authors cuss? Should we be mindful of our word choices? We discuss the differences between cursing, cussing, and swearing, and why making such distinctions are helpful. Plus, we learn each others' favorite go-to cuss word.
April 24, 2019
If God is creative, then why is our worship of Him through music often formulaic, repetitive, and unoriginal? Is there even such a thing as "Christian" music? Are there any Christians making good music today? Michelle rejoins us to share her perspective as a worship leader and music lover.
Disagree with our music preferences? No sweat! Keep in mind that these are our opinions.
April 10, 2019
We found an unreleased episode from the archives of our early days as a podcast. Luther and Derrick give their perspectives on the differences between "black" and "white" worship music. Michelle will be back next episode to share her thoughts on worship music and the relationship of Christianity with the arts.