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July 15, 2017

Should Christian Parents Circumcise their Sons?

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 Time, on Up For Debate!​​

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July 08, 2017

What's Okay in the Fight to End Abortion?

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.!

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July 01, 2017

Can Christians Be Nationalists?

Can Christians be nationalists?  Some say no because nationalism is ​inherently idolatrous. Others say yes.  There's nothing wrong with loving your country and putting its interests first, especially if your country is America and was founded on Christian principles.  This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys will discuss this important issue with Family Research Council's Ken Klukowski, and provocative college professor Warren Throckmorton.  

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Julie Roys

Julie Roys has become a trusted voice on the Moody Radio Network, earning an audience through her reasoned and biblical discernment of difficult cultural issues.  Since 2012, Julie has been hosting Up For Debate , a show that initially launched on WMBI in Chicago, but now airs on about 150 stations nationwide.  Julie also is a sought-after speaker and blogger and has written articles for WORLD Magazine, Christian Post, Boundless, Good News Magazine, and the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood Family Channel. 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.  She holds a bachelor's degree in history from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, and a master's degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Julie and her husband, Neal, live in the Chicago suburbs and have three children.

Up for Debate

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, 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. 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, Julie and her guests 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.”