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Up for Debate

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Up For Debate seeks to equip believers to discern matters that are debatable within orthodox Christianity. Each week, host Julie Roys invites two guests onto the one-hour program to defend opposing views. She also encourages listeners to call in and add their comments and questions.

Up For Debate seeks to equip believers to discern matters that are debatable within orthodox Christianity. Each week, host Julie Roys invites two guests onto the one-hour program to defend opposing views. She also encourages listeners to call in and add their comments and questions.
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Chicago, IL

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Moody Radio

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Up For Debate seeks to equip believers to discern matters that are debatable within orthodox Christianity. Each week, host Julie Roys invites two guests onto the one-hour program to defend opposing views. She also encourages listeners to call in and add their comments and questions.

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English

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Up for Debate 820 N. LaSalle Blvd. Chicago, IL 60610 (312) 274-9624


Episodes

Should Christians Abandon Apologetics?

1/6/2018
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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 But, as society has become increasingly post-modern, some say apologetics has become outdated...and even harmful.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...

Duration:00:47:12

What Are the Most Misused Verses of Scripture?

12/30/2017
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​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!​

Duration:00:47:17

How Should Christians View Spiritual Warfare?

12/23/2017
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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.

Duration:00:47:16

What is God's Vision for Womanhood?

12/9/2017
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​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.

Duration:00:47:17

Can Church Happen Online?

10/21/2017
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​Can church happen online? Or, as one author asserted, is going to church online like "watching the food channel and ​saying you've eaten Thanksgiving dinner"? This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys will discuss online churches with Bob Hyatt, a pastor of the Evergreen Community who opposes virtual churches and Jason Caston, author of iChurch, who helps build them.

Duration:00:47:18

Secular vs. Christian - Which College Should Christians Pick?

8/26/2017
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A debate over deciding between Christian and Secular colleges

Duration:00:47:14

Should Christians Practice Yoga?

7/22/2017
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Is yoga a healthy form of exercise - or a pagan practice steeped in Hinduism? On this episode of Up For Debate, Julie Roys will discuss the issue with Laurette Willis, the founder of Praise Moves, who says yoga is a gateway to New Age and Eastern Religions. Challenging her perspective is Bonnie Meyer, the founder of a Christian-based yoga ministry in Lincoln, Nebraska. Don't miss the discussion this Saturday at 11 AM Central Time on Up For Debate!

Duration:00:47:18

How Should Christians Feel About Medical Marijuana?

6/10/2017
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Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and in Washington, D.C. It's also being legalized recreationally in several states. So should Christians consider marijuana another tool in an arsenal against pain during an illness, or should they abstain? This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys will discuss this issue with Norml's Alabama Executive Director Leah Graves who embraces marijuana's legalization and Dr. Richard Poupard who warns of some of its consequences.

Duration:00:47:22

Should Christians Watch R-Rated Movies?

4/15/2017
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Should Christians watch R-rated movies? Or is the violence, bad language and sex common in these films damaging to one’s walk with Christ? This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys will discuss the issue with Focus on the Family’s Plugged In media analyst Adam Holz -- and author and film critic Brett McCracken. Both will offer their separate criteria for movies, and Julie will invite you to do the same.

Duration:00:47:24

Should Christians See "The Shack"?

3/25/2017
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Is The Shack an inspirational movie that will lead people to Christ – or a "theological disaster"? Christians are divided about the movie and this Saturday on Up For Debate, Julie Roys will explore the issue. Joining her will be Rene Couture, a Christian leader who was skeptical at first but loved the film – and Norm Geisler and Bill Roach, Christian apologetics leaders who says the movie is heretical! Listen and join the discussion this Saturday at 11 a.m. Central Time on Up For Debate!

Duration:00:47:22

Should Christians Support School Choice?

3/18/2017
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With Betsy DeVos heading the Department of Education, the issue of school choice has taken center stage. Some say Christians should oppose school choice because it will weaken the public schools. Others say Christians should support it because it enables parents to escape the indoctrination offered in public schools. This Saturday on Up For Debate, Julie Roys will explore the issue with EdChoice Friedman Fellow Greg Forster, who supports school choice and All Our Children Founder Lallie...

Duration:00:47:22

Muslims & Immigration

2/25/2017
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Should Christians support or oppose banning certain refugees from coming into the country? More than two-thousand faith leaders have signed a letter urging the president to allow them in. But other Christian leaders say banning some refugees is necessary to protect Americans. This Saturday on Up For Debate, Julie Roys will explore the issue with leaders on both sides of the debate. Don’t miss this important discussion on Up For Debate​!

Duration:00:47:23

Are Fetuses Human? Abortion Survivors Tell Their Stories

2/18/2017
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The abortion industry alleges that fetuses aren’t human, but abortion survivors show that they are. This Saturday on Up For Debate, Julie Roys will explore the miraculous stories of Gianna Jessen and Melissa Ohden – both adult survivors of saline abortions. They'll share their experiences and discuss how God has used their story in the fight to end abortion. Don’t miss their amazing stories on Up For Debate! ​​

Duration:00:47:26

How Should Christians Respond to Cohabiting Couples?

2/11/2017
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L​​iving together before marriage is becoming increasingly popular and even some Christians are doing it. How should Christian leaders respond to this trend? This Saturday on Up For Debate, Julie Roys will explore the issue of co-habitation with Focus on the Family's Glenn Stanton who strongly advocates against it – and Christian ethicist Melissa Browning who takes a more accommodating approach. Listen and join the discussion on Up For Debate! ​

Duration:00:47:25