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January 06, 2018

Should Christians Abandon Apologetics?

Believers have considered apologetics essential to defending the Christian faith in a scientific and pluralistic society. But, as society has become increasingly post-modern, some say apologetics has become outdated...and even harmful. This Saturday on Up For Debate, Julie Roys will explore the current controversy over apologetics with author Myron Penner, who says apologetics may be the "single biggest threat to genuine Christian faith" today. Challenging his perspective is eminent apologist and author, William Lane Craig, who believes apologetics are as relevant today as ever! Listen and discern this important issue, on this episode of Up For Debate!

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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.”