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August 2014
August 30, 2014

Can you be gay and Christian? Matthew Vines says you can and he’s created a viral video and best-selling book defending his view. This Saturday on Up for Debate, Vines joins host Julie Roys to debate author and leading evangelical apologist, Dr. Michael Brown. Don’t miss this informative and lively debate this Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time on Up for Debate! Can You Be Gay and Christian?

Featured: Matthew Vines, Dr. Michael Brown
Host: Julie Roys


August 23, 2014

How should Christians respond to the ongoing border crisis? Some say the 63-thousand unaccompanied minors who have illegally entered the United States should be allowed to stay. Others say doing so would crush U.S. taxpayers and promote lawlessness. This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys discusses the issue with two prominent evangelicals on opposite sides of the issue. Listen and join the discussion, this Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time on Up for Debate! What’s the Christian Response to the Border Crisis?

Featured: Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero, Ken Carozza
Host: Julie Roys


August 16, 2014

Hundreds of thousands of women in poor countries die every year in childbirth—and millions of their babies die soon after being born. Should Christians promote contraception in these countries to reduce this pain and suffering? Don’t miss the discussion, this Saturday at 8 a.m. on Up for Debate! Should Christians Promote Contraception to Reduce Third-World Suffering?

Featured: Steven Mosher, Dr. Anne Peterson
Host: Julie Roys


August 9, 2014

What can Catholic, Orthodox and Evangelical Christians learn from each other? Don’t miss this thoughtful and encouraging discussion, this Saturday at 8 a.m. on Up for Debate! Can Catholic, Orthodox and Evangelical Christians Learn from Each Other?

Featured: Dr. Jay Richards (Roman Catholic), Dylan Pahman (Greek Orthodox Church), John Stonestreet (Evangelical)
Host: Julie Roys


August 2, 2014

Was America founded on Judeo-Christian values of life and liberty—or imperialistic values of conquest and slaughter? Listen and discern for yourself, this Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time on Up For Debate! What's the Truth about America?

Featured: Dinesh D'Souza, Randy Woodley
Host: Julie Roys


July 2014
July 26, 2014

Should Christian singles actively pursue a spouse—or simply wait for God to provide? Listen and add your thoughts this Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time on Up for Debate! Should Singles Look for a Spouse or Wait on God?

Featured: Gary L. Thomas, Eric Ludy
Host: Julie Roys


July 19, 2014

Should Christian couples struggling with infertility ever consider using a surrogate? Don’t miss this important discussion this Saturday at 8 a.m. on Up for Debate! Should Christian Couples Use Surrogates?

Featured: Amy Larrabee, David C. Gibbs III
Host: Julie Roys


July 12, 2014

Is motherhood a calling? This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys discusses this issue with two mothers with two very different perspectives. Listen and add your thoughts this Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time on Up for Debate! Is Motherhood a Calling?

Featured: Candice Watters, Sharon Miller
Host: Julie Roys


July 5, 2014

What does it take to forge close black/white relationships? What do whites need to understand about African-Americans? And, what do African-Americans need to get about whites? Don’t miss the challenging and frank discussion, this Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time on Up for Debate! What Does it Take to Forge Close Black/White Relationships?

Featured: Brandi Williams, Jennifer Aycock
Host: Julie Roys


June 2014
June 28, 2014

Can you be gay and Christian? Matthew Vines says you can and he’s created a viral video and best-selling book defending his view. This Saturday on Up for Debate, Vines joins host Julie Roys to debate author and leading evangelical apologist, Dr. Michael Brown. Listen and join the discussion this Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time on Up for Debate! Can You Be Gay and Christian?

Featured: Matthew Vines, Dr. Michael Brown
Host: Julie Roys


June 21, 2014

Do apologetics make Christians into argumentative adversaries and actually hurt our Christian witness? Some Christian leaders are making this charge—while others argue we need apologetics now more than ever. Don’t miss the interaction this Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time on Up for Debate! Do Apologetics Help or Hurt Our Witness?

Featured: David Fitch, Nancy Pearcey
Host: Julie Roys


June 14, 2014

Are American Christians really being persecuted? Constitutional Lawyer Brian Chilton says they are. But, author and blogger Emily Timbol disagrees—and says they’re simply getting pushback for supporting causes Jesus never addressed. Listen, discern and join the discussion this Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time on Up for Debate! Can American Christians Claim Persecution?

Featured: Brian Chilton, Emily Timbol
Host: Julie Roys


June 7, 2014

Should Christians send their kids to public school? Ray Moore of the Exodus Mandate says absolutely not! But popular blogger Tim Challies disagrees. Listen, join the discussion, and discern what’s best for your family—this Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time on Up For Debate! Should Christians Send Their Kids to Public School?

Featured: Tim Challies, Ray Moore
Host: Julie Roys


May 2014
May 31, 2014

Should pastors ever get political? Some argue absolutely they should! After all, pastors need to apply Scripture to all of life, including the politic realm. Yet others disagree, saying preaching politics distracts from the gospel—and turns people away from the church. Tune in and join the discussion this Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time on Up for Debate! Should Pastors Get Political?

Featured: Daniel Darling, Erwin Lutzer
Host: Julie Roys


May 24, 2014

Should Christians support the death penalty? Some argue we should since the Mosaic law demanded life for life. Yet, others say we shouldn’t since we’re now under grace, not law. This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys explores the issue with guests on both sides. She’ll also be taking your calls—so be sure to tune in this Saturday at 8 a.m. on Up For Debate! Should Christians Support the Death Penalty?

Featured: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Mark Tooley
Host: Julie Roys


May 17, 2014

Does God expect men to be spiritual leaders in their homes? Or, is this expectation putting undue pressure on men—and limiting the pool of marriageable men to a paltry few? This Saturday on Up For Debate, Julie Roys discusses male leadership with a pastor who exhorts men to be leaders. Does God Expect Men to be Spiritual Leaders?

Featured: Kristen Rosser, Carlton Arnold
Host: Julie Roys


May 10, 2014

Fewer than 40-percent of Protestants think drinking is a sin. But, is drinking wise? Listen and join the discussion this Saturday at 8 a.m. on Up For Debate! Should Christians Drink?

Featured: Mike Harding, John Smith
Host: Julie Roys


May 3, 2014

Should Christian singles adopt children? Some discourage singles from adopting, saying children deserve both a father and a mother. Yet, others say a less-than-ideal home is far better than no home at all, so of course, singles should adopt. This Saturday on Up For Debate, Julie Roys explores this controversial issue. Should Singles Adopt?

Featured: Keith McFarland, Julia Duin
Host: Julie Roys


April 2014
April 26, 2014

How should the church lead in a changing cultural context? This Saturday on Up For Debate, Julie Roys explores several different church models in a live, remote broadcast from Nashville, Tennessee – site of the 2014 Q Conference. How Should the Church Lead in a Changing Context?

Featured: Scott Sauls, Stan Mitchell
Host: Julie Roys


April 19, 2014

Could God have created the universe 14 billion years ago with a Big Bang? Or, does this theory contradict Scripture? This Saturday on Up For Debate, Julie Roys discusses the issue with Dr. Hugh Ross, a Christian astrophysicist who believes in the Big Bang—and Dr. Danny Faulkner, a Christian astronomer who does not. Listen and join the discussion this Saturday at 8 a.m. on Up For Debate! Should Christians Embrace the Big Bang?

Featured: Dr. Hugh Ross, Dr. Danny Faulkner
Host: Julie Roys


April 12, 2014

Do parachurch ministries help the local church by providing necessary services? Or, do they hurt the church by assuming her functions, leaving her weak and anemic? Listen and join the discussion this Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time on Up For Debate! Do Parachurch Ministries Help or Hurt the Local Church?

Featured: Neil Cole, Jerry White
Host: Julie Roys


April 5, 2014

Some say it’s nationalizing public school curriculum and furthering a godless agenda. Others say the Common Core Initiative is simply establishing consistent education standards throughout the U.S. Parents, educators and students won’t want to miss this informative discussion, this Saturday at 8 a.m. on Up For Debate! Should Christians Support the Common Core State Standards Initiative?

Featured: Joy Pullmann, Dr. Carlos Campo
Host: Julie Roys


March 2014
March 29, 2014

Is it okay to leave a church because it’s not meeting your needs? What if you don’t like the music or preaching? This Saturday on Up For Debate, Julie Roys explores what are good and bad reasons for leaving a church. What are Good and Bad Reasons for Leaving a Church?

Featured: Jeff Nelson, Chuck Betters
Host: Julie Roys


March 22, 2014

Should Christian actors take part in plays that are morally offensive? Just where should Christian actors draw the line? Listen and voice your opinion this Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time on Up For Debate! Where Should Christian Actors and Actresses Draw the Line?

Featured: Kirk Cameron, Jim Poole
Host: Julie Roys


March 15, 2014

Altar Calls. They used to be a mainstay in Baptist and other evangelical churches. But now, they're becoming less common—and some say for good reason. This Saturday on Up For Debate, Julie Roys discusses the pros and cons of giving an invitation. Altar Calls

Featured: Nathan Finn, Fred Zaspel
Host: Julie Roys


March 8, 2014

Do apologetics make Christians into argumentative adversaries and actually hurt our Christian witness? Some Christian leaders are making this charge—while others argue we need apologetics now more than ever. Don’t miss the interaction this Saturday at 8 a.m. on Up For Debate! Do Apologetics Help or Hurt our Christian Witness?

Featured: Dave Fitch, Nancy Pearcey
Host: Julie Roys


March 1, 2014

With the Oscar’s just around the corner, Hollywood is buzzing with discussions about which movie deserves the Academy’s top honors. Which movies top your list? And, as a believer, what criteria do you use to evaluate films? Listen and join the discussion this Saturday at 8 a.m. on Up For Debate! What Were Last Year's Best Movies?

Featured: Josh Larsen, Steven Greydanus
Host: Julie Roys


February 2014
February 22, 2014

Protestant Reformers recognized church discipline as a primary mark of a true church. Yet today, very few churches actually practice church discipline. This Saturday on Up For Debate, Julie Roys explores the case for and against this practice – and why it’s largely ignored today. Is Church Discipline a Good Idea?

Featured: Jonathan Leeman, Dr. Gregory Wills, Ardel Caneday
Host: Julie Roys


February 15, 2014

Should pastors marry cohabitating couples? Listen and join the discussion this Saturday at 8 a.m. on Up For DebateShould Pastors Marry Cohabitating Couples?

Featured: Cover to Cover Contest, Dr. Denny Burk, Drew Snider, Lynne Kohm
Host: Julie Roys


February 8, 2014

Are Christian romance novels edifying entertainment—or emotional pornography? Julie Roys discusses the issue this Saturday on Up For DebateChristian Romance Novels: Edifying Entertainment or Emotional Pornography?

Featured: Cover to Cover Contest, Dr. Rosalie de Rosset, Dr. Rebecca Barrett-Fox
Host: Julie Roys