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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

Does Doubt Strengthen Your Faith or Undermine It?

12/16/2017
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​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. ​

Duration: 00:47:14


Are Evolution and Christianity Compatible?

12/2/2017
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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. ​

Duration: 00:47:15


What Should Christians Think of Modesty?

11/25/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:47:16


Is Church Discipline a Good Idea?

11/18/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:47:17


Should Christians Embrace a Young- or Old-Earth Model of Creation?

11/11/2017
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​​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.

Duration: 00:47:16


Can Christian Fellowship Include Alcohol?

11/4/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:47:15


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


Should There Be A Separation Between Church and State?

10/14/2017
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Should there be a separation between church and state? It’s not in the Constitution, though it’s often treated as though it is. This Saturday, on Up for Debate, Julie Roys will explore the idea with a legal analyst at the First Liberty Institute who believes the separation of church and state is being used to undermine religious liberty. Challenging that perspective will be a Christian leader who believes the separation protects the country from having a religiously mandated government.

Duration: 00:47:07


Should Christians Support Obamacare?

9/30/2017
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Should Christians support Obamacare? Some say yes, arguing that the law made insurance affordable for millions of Americans. Others say no, claiming that the law places an undue burden on taxpayers, and provides for abortions. This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys will discuss the issue with Jim Wallis of Sojourners who supports Obamacare and Twila Brase of Citizen's Council for Health Freedom, who opposes it.

Duration: 00:47:04


What Makes Kids Embrace Faith?

9/23/2017
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Record numbers of kids are leaving the faith – and many parents and church leaders are wondering what they should do to stem the tide. This Saturday, on Up for Debate, Julie Roys will explore what makes kids embrace faith with author Rebecca Lindenbach who’s interviewed dozens of Millennials who offer surprising answers. Also joining Julie will be “Sticky Faith” author Kara Powell who’s also done extensive research on what works and what doesn’t.

Duration: 00:47:15


Did God Send Harvey and Irma?

9/16/2017
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Did God send Hurricanes Harvey and Irma? And if He did, what does it mean? Is it a sign of His wrath or a wake-up call to us to realize that we need to submit to Him? This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys will discuss these storms with Line of Fire host Dr. Michael Brown who believes God is using these storms to remind us of our need for Him and Moody Church Pastor Erwin Lutzer who agrees and also believes these events could be a precursor to a future judgment. Don’t miss this...

Duration: 00:47:14


Did a Woman Write the Book of Hebrews?

9/9/2017
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Did a woman write the book of Hebrews? And if so, what would that mean? This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys discusses this highly controversial notion with author Latayne Scott whose recent book argues that Priscilla wrote Hebrews. Challenging her view is David Allen of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary who says Luke wrote the epistle. Don’t miss this intriguing discussion this Saturday on Up for Debate at 11:00 a.m. Central Time.

Duration: 00:47:14


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


How Strong is the Case for Christ?

8/19/2017
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Is belief in Christ's resurrection merely a wishful belief – or a historical fact supported by the evidence? Former Chicago Tribune investigative reporter Lee Strobel used to believe the resurrection was a myth. That is, until he examined the evidence, which eventually led him to faith. A powerful movie called, "The Case For Christ," tells Lee's story – and just released on DVD. This Saturday on Up For Debate, Lee and his wife Leslie join host Julie Roys to discuss their amazing journey –...

Duration: 00:47:18


Can Church Happen Online?

8/12/2017
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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: 00:47:14


How Should Christians Witness to Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons

8/5/2017
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How Should Christians Witness to Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses?

Duration: 00:47:16


Are Fetuses Human? Abortion Survivors Share Their Stories

7/29/2017
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Abortion survivors share their stories.

Duration: 00:47:16


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


Should Christian Parents Circumcise their Sons?

7/15/2017
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Should Christian parents circumcise their sons? Certainly, it’s not required for salvation, but is it still a good practice? This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys will discuss this important issue with Jewish believer and host of "Open Line", Dr. Michael Rydelnik. Also joining her will be a doctor with the Christian Medical and Dental Associations who supports circumcision – and another Christian leader who does not. Listen and join the discussion this Saturday at 11 a.m. Central...

Duration: 00:47:10


What's Okay in the Fight to End Abortion?

7/8/2017
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Is it okay for pro-life advocates to go undercover and film abortion workers without their knowledge? What about crashing pro-choice marches? This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys will discuss methods of fighting abortion with Live Action Founder Lila Rose, whose undercover videos are exposing the abortion industry; Americans United for Life's Deanna Wallace who's documenting abortion clinic abuses; and Students for Life's Kristan Hawkins whose group crashed the Women's March in D.C.!

Duration: 00:47:18

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