Category Archives: Faith Debate

Blog posts for the Frederick Faith Debate.

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

To Fit or Not to Fit the Frederick Landscape, That’s the Question The final episode of a four-part series has arrived.  Two Christian men have talked about how and why they became pastors, how and why their churches came to be located where they are, and how and why their ministries have taken the shape…read more »

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

Beyond the Background and Formative Years of Ministry This is part three of what’s proving to be a fascinating four-part series.  All start-up churches go through their fair share of change.  For example, Covenant Family Chapel will gather in Woodsboro (instead of downtown Frederick) beginning next month.  This show explores the considerations that go into…read more »

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

Two Pastors from Africa are Now Friends in Frederick This month Covenant Family Chapel is meeting in Downtown Frederick.  Beginning next month, Covenant Family Chapel will meet in their new building in Woodsboro.  Dr. Neil Achaempong is pastor at Covenant Family Chapel.  He’s friends with Clement Mbuyi, who is pastor International Tree of life Church…read more »

Program Air Date: Sunday, September 1st, 2019 – 9am

Challenges, Motivations, and Strategies for Church Plants International Tree of life Church in Frederick began in 2011 by reaching  people through a weekly prayer line.  In 2012 they held their first service with just seven members. The church has since grown to about four dozen members. Covenant Family Chapel is also in Frederick County, but…read more »

Program Air Date: Sunday, August 25th, 2019 – 9am

Pastoral Potpourri: The Lightning Round When the Bible speaks of “the elect”, what/who is it talking about?  Does the answer do anything to how one thinks about isolation from God, doubts about God’s presence/provision, or even doubts about faith itself?  This wrap up to our “Ask the Pastor” styled series will cover as much ground…read more »

Program Air Date: Sunday, August 18th, 2019 – 9am

A Few Issues Is God transcendent and angry or imminent and pleased?  How alike/different is the church of First Century compared to the church of the Twenty-First Century?  Has God wept because of hypocrites claiming to do evil things in His name? The panel: Troy Skinner.  930 WFMD Host/Moderator of The Faith Debate. Jonathan Switzer. …read more »

Program Air Date: Sunday, August 11th, 2019 – 9am

Marijuana and the Bible Should cannabis be thought of as a first line option for Christians treating any number of issues common to the human condition, rather than being seen as a last resort?  For example, could it be used as a powerful tool in the battle against opiates, and thus helpful for harm reduction. …read more »

Program Air Date: Sunday, August 4th, 2019 – 9am

What is the Biblical View on Cannabis? Should Christians embrace marijuana, prohibit its use, or articulate a more nuanced position?  Or is there a way in which the answer is “all of the above”?  This is the issue addressed during this edition of the Faith Debate. The panel: Troy Skinner.  930 WFMD Host/Moderator of The…read more »

Program Air Date: Sunday, July 28th, 2019 – 9am

The Impact of the Mission This is round four of a four round heavyweight battle.  Okay, so that’s overstated a bit.  🙂  But it is true that this is the fourth and final show with our Frederick Rescue Mission guests.  We’ve covered much of the background, now we focus on the need and the variety…read more »

Program Air Date: Sunday, July 21st, 2019 – 9am

How the team Arrived to the Rescue Mission At the Frederick Rescue Mission, they say that every program and service is driven by the desire to introduce people to Jesus Christ.  Their method to this end is to meet basic human needs and equip others to do the same.  The Rescue Mission is privately funded, utilizing…read more »