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April 2014
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: 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: Dr. Rosalie de Rosset, Dr. Rebecca Barrett-Fox
Host: Julie Roys


February 1, 2014

Ten years ago, fewer than two-thousand housechurches existed in the United States. But now, according to Barna Research Group, there are about 30-thousand housechurches in America! This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys explores the pros and cons of this burgeoning movement. What Should Christians Think About Housechurches?

Featured: Mark Willis, Steve Bremner
Host: Julie Roys


January 2014
January 25, 2014

Can Christians embrace evolution—or is so-called “theistic evolution” a contradiction in terms? Listen and join this challenging discussion this Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time on Up For Debate! Should Christians Embrace Theistic Evolution?

Featured: Dr. Ard Louis, Dr. Paul Nelson
Host: Julie Roys


January 18, 2014

Fewer than 40-percent of Protestants think drinking is a sin. But, is drinking wise? This Saturday on Up For Debate, Julie Roys discusses whether or not Christians should drink with a pastor who advocates abstinence—and a pastor who actually owns a brewing company! Listen and join the discussion this Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time on Up For Debate! Should Christians Drink?

Featured: Mike Harding, John Smith
Host: Julie Roys


January 11, 2014

Could God have created the universe 14 billion years ago with a Big Bang? Or, does this theory contradict Scripture? Listen and join the discussion this Saturday at 8 AM on Up for Debate! Does the Big Bang Theory Contradict Scripture?

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


January 4, 2014

Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers”—and urged His followers to turn the other cheek. But, does this mean believers can never serve in the military or fight in self-defense? Listen and join the discussion this Saturday at 8 AM on Up For Debate! Is Violence Ever Justified?

Featured: Dr. Preston Sprinkle, Dr. Bryan Litfin
Host: Julie Roys


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