Category Archives: Faith Debate

Blog posts for the Frederick Faith Debate.

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 »

Program Air Date: Sunday, July 14th, 2019 – 9am

Life Growing Up and Professional Career The Frederick Rescue Mission has a vision to change lives through Christ’s love by rescuing people from hunger, poverty, and chemical addiction.  That’s what their website says, anyway.  In this show we talk with the people pursuing a vision that steers six programs.  Bread of Life, CLRP Recovery Program, Clothing…read more »

Program Air Date: Sunday, July 7th, 2019 – 9am

Personal Stories There is a Christ-centered ministry in Frederick providing residential recovery programs to those experiencing homelessness or chemical addiction.  Also food to the hungry, clothing and furniture to those in need, and connection within the community through relationships.  They’re known as The Frederick Rescue Mission.  What do you really know about them?  Well, in…read more »

Program Air Date: Sunday, June 30th, 2019 – 9am

The Theology of Millennials and the Church Here’s advice from the headlines.  (Always a good place to get advice.)  “Want Millennials Back in the Pews?  Stop Trying to Make Church ‘Cool’.”  “Church Can’t rely on ‘Bedrock Institution’ Status if it Wants to Attract Millennials.”  “The Black Church Can Engage More Black Millennials by Bringing Politics…read more »

Program Air Date: Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 – 9am

Questions Millennials Have for the Church Do you know “Five Things Millennials are Looking for in Your Church”?  Heck, more pressing… Do you know “Why the Church Needs Millennials, but Millennials Don’t Need Church”?  Did you even know this was the case?  If not, well you simply don’t read enough web articles with headlines such…read more »