Category Archives: Faith Debate

Blog posts for the Frederick Faith Debate.

Program Air Date: Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 – 9am

Snark, Pokes, Sarcasm, and More The Methodist controversy over defining marriage, Chik-fil-A upsetting its fan base, hit songs, quotes form sermons, and more.  Relive the action for the past year of Social Media as Troy Skinner shares his Facebook memories. The panel: Troy Skinner.  Faith Debate host and Pastor of Living Faith Ministries in Hagerstown,…read more »

Program Air Date: Sunday, January 26th, 2020 – 9am

Where does a Small Church Go from Here? Living Faith Ministries is a very small church, with about a-dozen-and-a-half people involved right now.  The typical Sunday worship service has approximately twelve people in attendance.  So, if just one or two married couples miss the worship service on any particular Sunday then attendance that week is…read more »

Program Air Date: Sunday, January 19th, 2020 – 9am

The Process and Purpose of Hiring a Pastor When a pastor was sought for Living Faith Ministries in Hagerstown, the congregation undertook a somewhat unconventional path forward.  What was the hiring process and motivational purpose of the church when bringing on board a man to be under shepherd for this particular flock of God’s people?…read more »

Program Air Date: Sunday, January 12th, 2020 – 9am

What is Church? There’s a church in Hagerstown called Living Faith Ministries that existed for two years without a pastor.  How did that work?  What were the words of caution they heard from others? The panel: Troy Skinner.  Faith Debate host and Pastor of Living Faith Ministries in Hagerstown, Maryland. Jonathan Switzer.  Founder of Crossed…read more »

Program Air Date: Sunday, January 5th, 2020 – 9am

Starting a Church Without a Pastor Lots of people leave a church.  Some leave forever.  Others leave for another church.  Some then leave these other churches and bounce from church to church hoping to find an ill-defined feeling of “home”.  If unsuccessful and frustrated, then what?  Start your own church, even without a pastor!  That’s…read more »

Program Air Date: Sunday, December 29th, 2019 – 9am

The Positives and Negatives of House Churches With a seemingly increased number of American Christians choosing to attend house churches (as opposed to attending big traditional churches), what are the consequences of their choice?  In other words, by being involved with a house church, what do they gain that’s good?  What do they gain that’s…read more »

Program Air Date: Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 – 9am

Is the House Church Movement Unique to a Particular Branch of Christianity? As more and more small house churches begin to dot the American church landscape, is there a particular “flavor” of Christianity that’s leading the charge?  For example, are Charismatic Christians more likely to prefer a house church?  Or is it more about general…read more »

Program Air Date: Sunday, December 15th, 2019 – 9am

Why House Church? More and more people are leaving big traditional churches in favor of churches that meet in a living room.  These are not merely church planters with dreams of one day growing into a big traditional church.  These are church planters who intend to keep their churches meeting in living rooms forever.  What…read more »

Program Air Date: Sunday, December 8th, 2019 – 9am

Leaving Traditional Church for a House Church There is a movement in the American church that would appear to be gaining momentum.  People are forsaking churches that meet in large sanctuaries in favor of churches that meet in someone’s living room.  This episode of the Faith Debate shares the backstory of a pastor who left…read more »

Program Air Date: Sunday, November 24th, 2019 – 9am

Are Those Drawn to Homosexuality Born That Way? If a person identifies as same-sex-attracted, shouldn’t they be able to be in a gay relationship if they want to?  And who are Christians to judge in saying one way or the other.  Doesn’t the Bible say not to judge?  Plus, Christians don’t follow the Old Testament…read more »