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July 22, 2017

Should Christians Practice Yoga?

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!

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Laurette Willis
Laurette Willis

Laurette Willis

Laurette Willis is the Director of PraiseMoves Fitness Ministry. She has helped thousands of people lose weight, regain health and become "Fit Witnesses for Christ in spirit, soul and body." Laurette has two TV shows, "PraiseMoves" and "PraiseMoves Kids", as well as Christian Fitness books, DVDs and CDs.

Bonnie Meyer
Bonnie Meyer

Bonnie Meyer

Bonnie Meyer is the owner of Studio 4:8 Yoga, a Christian-based yoga ministry in Lincoln, Nebraska. Meyer is a certified yoga teacher specializing in working with people with developmental disabilities. She believes that Christian yoga allows participants to be aware of the natural state of their bodies while worshipping Christ.

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<p>Many issues are not debatable within orthodox Christianity—the virgin birth, the veracity of the Scripture, the bodily resurrection of Christ. However, some issues are. For example: Can a Christian join the military and support a war? Should Christians advocate for environmental causes? Is it okay to use in-vitro fertilization? Up For Debate seeks to equip believers to discern these debatable matters by engaging biblically with people holding diverse opinions. Each week, Up For Debate invites two guests onto the one-hour program to defend opposing views. The views expressed on Up For Debate do not always represent those of Moody Bible Institute. However, Moody wholeheartedly affirms the means the show uses to evaluate these views. Like the Bereans mentioned in Acts, we examine the Scriptures, seeking which positions most closely align with God’s Word. By doing so, Up For Debate develops in listeners what British essayist Samuel Johnson termed “expert discernment”—the ability “to tell the good from the bad” and “the genuine from the counterfeit.”</p>