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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In our final installment of our 'LIVE In The Gray' event, we give the audience an opportunity to respond to all that was said, and ask tough questions regarding race in a gracious atmosphere.
* Derrick references a statistic that approximately 80% of white, Conservative Evangelicals voted for Trump. When Derrick vaguely refers to the "80%" this is what he is referencing.