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What Do Recent Discoveries Say About the Universe?

Air Date November 22, 2014


Is earth an “insignificant planet” in “some forgotten corner of the universe”? Or, do new discoveries show that earth is actually centrally located—and the most important planet in the entire cosmos? This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys explores this issue with Robert Sungenis, producer of a new controversial film challenging the established view of the cosmos. Adding another perspective will be Dr. Hugh Ross, a Christian author and astrophysicist who believes in the Big Bang. Listen and discern for yourself, this Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time on Up for Debate!


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Dr. Robert Sungenis
Dr. Robert Sungenis is a theologian and Christian apologist, and the president of Catholic Apologetics International (CAI), which evangelizes the Catholic faith. He has also been a preacher, elder, and adult Sunday school director in several Protestant churches. He is not only an apologist, but also an author, and sometimes appears as a guest speaker on various radio programs. Dr. Sungenis received a B.A. in Religion from George Washington University, an M.A. in theology from Westminster Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Calamus International University. He is renowned for the apologetics and geocentrism.

Hugh Ross

Dr.Hugh Ross
Dr. Hugh Ross is president and founder of Reasons to Believe (RTB). Dr. Ross is also an astronomer and best-selling author who travels the globe speaking on the compability of advancing scientific discoveries with the timeless truths of Christianity. At RTB, Dr. Ross leads a team of scholars who keep tabs on the frontiers of research with the goal of demonstrating that sound reason and scientific findings—including the very latest discoveries—consistently support rather than erode, confidence in the biblical God. He shares this message through numerous books—including Navigating Genesis, Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job, and Why the Universe Is the Way It Is. With a degree in physics from the University of British Columbia and a National Research Council of Canada fellowship, Dr. Ross earned a PhD in astronomy from the University of Toronto. In 2012, Dr. Ross, together with Dr. Gerald Schroeder, received the Ide P. Trotter Prize presented by Texas A&M University in recognition of his work in demonstrating connections between science and religion.


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Julie Roys

Julie Roys has become a trusted voice of biblical wisdom on Moody Radio, earning an audience through her weekly commentaries and appearances on The Morning Ride. Julie came to Moody Radio in 2007, after taking a 13-year hiatus from broadcasting to raise her children and serve in youth ministry. Prior to that, Julie worked as a TV news reporter for a CBS affiliate in Indiana and as a newswriter for WGN-TV and Fox News in Chicago.

Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Wheaton College and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University. Julie and her husband, Neal, live in the Chicago suburbs and have three children.