Up for Debate
By Moody Radio
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Many issues are not debatable within orthodox Christianity. However, some issues are. Up for Debate seeks to equip believers to discern these debatable matters by engaging biblically with people holding diverse opinions.
||CleanShould Christians Abandon Apologetics?||Believers have considered apologetics essential to defending the Christian faith in a scientific and pluralistic society. But, as society has become increasingly post-modern, some say apologetics has become outdated...and even harmful. This Saturday on Up For Debate, Julie Roys will explore the current controversy over apologetics with author Myron Penner, who says apologetics may be the "single biggest threat to genuine Christian faith" today. Challenging his perspective is eminent apologist and author, William Lane Craig, who believes apologetics are as relevant today as ever! Listen and discern this important issue, on this episode of Up For Debate!||1/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Are the Most Misused Verses of Scripture?||What are the most misquoted, misused and misunderstood verses in Scripture? This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys discusses that issue with you—and Dr. Michael Rydelnik and Michael Vanlaningham. What does it mean that money is the root of evil? What was Jesus’ intent when He commanded us not to judge? Is there really no longer male and female? Don’t miss the lively and informative discussion, this Saturday at 11 a.m. Central Time on Up for Debate!||12/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Should Christians View Spiritual Warfare?||Are Christians susceptible to demons? Or, since the Holy Spirit resides in us, are we automatically protected from them? This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys will explore the issue of demons and spiritual warfare with Karl Payne, a Christian leader and pastor with decades of ministry experience. Also adding his perspective is Jeff Harshbarger, who was steeped in the occult and demonic activity before coming to Christ and experiencing liberation.||12/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes Doubt Strengthen Your Faith or Undermine It?||Does doubt strengthen your faith – or undermine it? This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys will tackle this difficult question with Houston Pastor Ben Young, who says doubt is unavoidable and can actually lead you to a deeper walk with God. Challenging his perspective will be Moody Professor Bryan Litfin, who warns that doubt can sabotage your faith. ||12/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is God's Vision for Womanhood?||Christian women often feel torn between two visions of womanhood – one that tells them to adhere to strict sex roles and one that advocates obliterating sex roles altogether! This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys will discuss womanhood with Christian women from different stages of life and perspectives. Also joining her will be Moody theology professor Dr. Bryan Litfin, who will help unpack what Scripture says about the issue.||12/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre Evolution and Christianity Compatible?||Can Christians embrace historic Christianity AND evolution? This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys will explore this important issue with a scientist at Biologos – a main proponent of the view that Christianity and evolution are compatible. Challenging this view will be Stephen Meyer of the Discovery Institute, who argues that evolution contradicts basic tenets of the Christian faith. ||12/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Should Christians Think of Modesty?||The issue of modesty has become controversial. Every time a new fashion craze hits, Christians debate whether they should be able to wear something more revealing or cover up. This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys will discuss the issue of modesty. Joining her will be a Christian leader who believes modesty highlights women’s value in Christ -- and another who believes modesty is often code for shaming women.||11/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Church Discipline a Good Idea?||Protestant Reformers recognized church discipline as a primary mark of a true church. Yet today, very few churches actually practice church discipline. And, many say church discipline simply opens the door to spiritual abuse. This Saturday on Up For Debate, Julie Roys explores the case for and against this practice – and why it’s largely ignored today.||11/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould Christians Embrace a Young- or Old-Earth Model of Creation?||Is the earth billions of years old, or only several thousand? Christians are sharply divided on the issue. And this Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys will explore the issue with Thomas Purifoy, the director of a new film that advances the young-earth view. Challenging his perspective will be Hugh Ross, founder of Reasons to Believe and proponent of an old-earth view.||11/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan Christian Fellowship Include Alcohol?||The majority of Christians used to oppose alcohol. But times are changing, and now some churches and Bible study groups actually meet in bars or bring the brew into their church halls! This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys will discuss this trend with the Reverend John Donnelly who started a "Beer, Bible and Brotherhood" group – Randy Jaeggli of Bob Jones University who says Christians should abstain from all alcohol.||11/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Critical Thinking for Christians
Excellent podcast that addresses relevant issues Christians can vigorously debate without dividing over. Thank you for providing us with a forum for critically thinking through the Christ-correct, as opposed to politically correct, stance to take as we seek to be informed, insightful and discerning in our decision-making and discourse.
In depth and thought provoking
I'm a licensed Counselor and marriage & family therapist. The debate encouraged me to examine therapist as counselor issues and the way I handle my own faith in practice
Updates to iTunes are slow
Podcast updates to iTunes are slow. Good content otherwise.