Up for Debate show

Up for Debate

Summary: Up For Debate equips believers to discern debatable matters in Christianity 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 encourages listeners to call in and add their comments and questions.

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 Should Christians Use Contraception? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Evangelicals are rethinking contraception after about 50 years of support. This Saturday on Up For Debate, Julie Roys will explore how evangelical views on this topic have evolved over the years with Allan Carlson, author of Godly Seed. She will discuss arguments for and against contraception with Jack Davis, ethicist and professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Christopher West, a popular theologian and author. As always, Julie will take listener calls, as well.Listen to Julie’s recorded interview with Allan Carlson to preview this program.

 Should Christians join environmentalists to fight Global Warming? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Should Christians join environmentalists to fight Global Warming or oppose environmentalism as a false and dangerous religion? That’s the topic this Saturday on Up For Debate. Joining host Julie Roys will be Rev. Jim Ball of the Evangelical Environmental Network and Dr. Cal Beisner, founder of the Cornwall Alliance. Both these men care passionately about God’s creation, but hold vastly different opinions on how Christians should engage with this issue.If you’ve ever wondered how to respond to threats like Global Warming, don’t miss Up For Debate Saturday at 8 a.m. CT. 

 Would You Go to A Church With a Video Pastor? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Twenty years ago, there were only 10 multi-site churches. Now, there are more 3,000 — and the majority use video-cast sermons! What do you think of this trend? Does this model allow churches to have greater impact with less cost?  Or, does it set up pastors as celebrities and encourage consumerist Christianity? Jim Tomberlin of MultiSite Solutions will join host Julie Roys to ague the former; and, Eddie Gibbs, professor emeritus of church growth at Fuller Seminary, will argue the latter. Join us for what’s sure to be an engaging and thoughtful discussion this Saturday at 8 a.m. on Up For Debate!

 Is It Okay For Christians to Get Tattoos? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Though once taboo among Christians, tattoos now are widely accepted — especially among so-called Millennials. In fact, nearly 40% of young adults aged 18–28 have tattoos. That’s more than four times the number in the Baby Boom generation! This Saturday, we’ll explore tattoos and the Christian meaning of our bodies. Joining host Julie Roys will be Jeremy Edmondson, pastor of Resurgence Church in Evansville, Ind., who proudly sports dozens of tattoos. Also joining Julie will be Matthew Lee Anderson, author of Earthen Vessels.


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