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Faith Debate: May 26th, 2024

Faith Debate: May 26th, 2024

Oil Blends, Smudging, and Horoscopes

What should biblically informed people think about Astrology, the Zodiac, and other practices that tap into spiritualism, clairvoyance, and predicting/controlling the future?

This is the third of five radio shows tackling various aspects of New Age practices and influences impacting the current generation. All five episodes are available as one long video on the Rumble channel for Household of Faith in Christ.

The panel:

Troy Skinner. Pastor, Household of Faith in Christ 
Daniel Razvi. 
Pastor, Church That Meets at Imran’s
Imran Razvi. 
Founder, Conquered By Love Ministries
David Forsee. 
Pastor, multi-location house church

Faith Debate: May 19th, 2024

Faith Debate: May 19th, 2024

What Does the Bible Have to Say About Energy Healing?

Is Reiki biblically justified, or spiritually dangerous? Are crystals more than merely beautiful stones? Where is the line crossed between being innocuous (or even good) and sinful forms of idolatry?

This is the second of five radio shows tackling various aspects of New Age practices and influences impacting the current generation. All five episodes are available as one long video on the Rumble channel for Household of Faith in Christ.

The panel:

Troy Skinner. Pastor, Household of Faith in Christ 
Daniel Razvi. 
Pastor, Church That Meets at Imran’s
Imran Razvi. 
Founder, Conquered By Love Ministries
David Forsee. 
Pastor, multi-location house church

Faith Debate: May 12th, 2024

Faith Debate: May 12th, 2024

Yoga – Can It Be Made Holy?

Some churches promote what they call “Holy Yoga”. Should they? Some see yoga as merely a secular form of exercise. Should they? Some Christians argue that yoga is unbiblical and ungodly. Should they?

This is the first of five radio shows tackling various aspects of New Age practices and influences impacting the current generation. All five episodes are available as one long video on the Rumble channel for Household of Faith in Christ.

The panel:

Troy Skinner. Pastor, Household of Faith in Christ 
Daniel Razvi. 
Pastor, Church That Meets at Imran’s
Imran Razvi. 
Founder, Conquered By Love Ministries
David Forsee. 
Pastor, multi-location house church

Faith Debate: May 5th, 2024

Faith Debate: May 5th, 2024

“Why I Left the Church”

“Pastor” Alexander Lang left his post at a PCUSA church in suburban Chicago. He stepped down in a very high-profile way on social media. In explaining his resignation he complained about the unrealistic expectations placed upon ordained men. Are his observations mostly fair and accurate, or are they mostly the “insights” of an unbeliever who should never have been allowed to stand in a pulpit?

This is the fifth of five episodes featuring this particular panel. All five are available in video format, as one long video, on the Rumble channel for Household of Faith in Christ.

The panel:

Troy Skinner. Pastor, Household of Faith in Christ
David Forsee. 
Pastor, multi-location house church
Daniel Razvi. 
Pastor, Church That Meets at Imran’s
Imran Razvi. 
Founder, Conquered By Love Ministries

Faith Debate: April 28th, 2024

Faith Debate: April 28th, 2024

Departure: Story of a Deconstructed Faith

A pastor in suburban Chicago resigned from position in a very high-profile way. In his extensive online comments he complains about the pressures faced by men of the cloth. In making his case, does Alexander Lang expose himself as someone who lacks a biblical worldview, and therefore reveal that he has a faulty view of the pastorate and the church?

This is the fourth of five episodes featuring this particular panel. All five are available in video format, as one long video, on the Rumble channel for Household of Faith in Christ.

The panel:

Troy Skinner. Pastor, Household of Faith in Christ
David Forsee. 
Pastor, multi-location house church
Daniel Razvi. 
Pastor, Church That Meets at Imran’s
Imran Razvi. 
Founder, Conquered By Love Ministries

Faith Debate: April 21st, 2024

Faith Debate: April 21st, 2024

So-Called Christian Movies and TV Shows

There are dangers to allowing theological liberalism to creep into the church. This sometimes happens through cultural influence when saints let down their guard. For instance, it occurs even via undiscerning exposure to highly celebrated “Christian entertainment” like: “The Chosen”, “Nefarious”, “Jesus Revolution”, “Sound of Freedom”, and “Little Demon”.

This is the third of five episodes featuring this particular panel. All five are available in video format, as one long video, on the Rumble channel for Household of Faith in Christ.

The panel:

Troy Skinner. Pastor, Household of Faith in Christ
David Forsee. 
Pastor, multi-location house church
Daniel Razvi. 
Pastor, Church That Meets at Imran’s
Imran Razvi. 
Founder, Conquered By Love Ministries

Faith Debate: April 14th, 2024

Faith Debate: April 14th, 2024

Learning to Say I Forgive You

The Faith Debate follows up on the discussion about the controversial “Foot Washing” advertisement with a different type of element in the “He Gets Us” campaign. Some of the online videos are short-form interviews, and one that caught the show’s attention was the one titled, “Learning to Say ‘I Forgive You'”. The Faith Debate panel breaks down this video section-by-section.

This is the second of five episodes featuring this particular panel. All five are available in video format, as one long video, on the Rumble channel for Household of Faith in Christ.

The panel:

Troy Skinner. Pastor, Household of Faith in Christ
David Forsee. 
Pastor, multi-location house church
Daniel Razvi. 
Pastor, Church That Meets at Imran’s
Imran Razvi. 
Founder, Conquered By Love Ministries

Faith Debate: April 7th, 2024

Faith Debate: April 7th, 2024

Jesus Gets Us?

The Faith Debate discusses the controversial “He Gets Us” campaign by specifically examining one of the highest profile ads (“Foot Washing”) frame-by-frame. Is the campaign unfairly criticized, or has it caved under the pressure of “tone police”?

This is the first of five episodes featuring this particular panel. All five are available in video format, as one long video, on the Rumble channel for Household of Faith in Christ.

The panel:

Troy Skinner. Pastor, Household of Faith in Christ
David Forsee. 
Pastor, multi-location house church
Daniel Razvi. 
Pastor, Church That Meets at Imran’s
Imran Razvi. 
Founder, Conquered By Love Ministries

Faith Debate: March 31st, 2024

Faith Debate: March 31st, 2024

Political Views/Experiences from an Alliance Defending Freedom Perspective

Dan Cox was elected in 2018 and 2020 to serve in the Maryland House of Delegates. In 2022 he was the Republican nominee for Governor. In 2024 he is seeking to be elected to the United States House of Representatives.

During this episode of The Faith Debate the focus is primarily on politics. Having supported men such as Ronald Reagan, Alan Keyes, Roscoe Bartlett, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump, what’s it like for Dan to run against other GOPers? Also, if fraud runs rampant, why should conservative Christians even vote?

This is the fourth of four radio shows, all of them available in video format within one podcast on the Rumble channel for Household of Faith in Christ. https://rumble.com/v4ak726-video-oo-the-dan-cox-interviews.html

The panel:

Troy Skinner. Pastor, Household of Faith in Christ www.householdoffaithinchrist.com
Daniel Razvi.
Pastor, Church That Meets at Imran’s
David Forsee.
Pastor, multi-location house church
Dan Cox.
House of Representatives GOP candidate, Maryland’s 6th congressional district

Faith Debate: March 24th, 2024

Faith Debate: March 24th, 2024

Learning from Teachers and Notable Influencers

Dan Cox was elected in 2018 and 2020 to serve in the Maryland House of Delegates. In 2022 he was the Republican nominee for Governor. In 2024 he is seeking to be elected to the United States House of Representatives.

During this episode of The Faith Debate the focus is primarily on Dan’s background as a legislator, looking at “how the sausage gets made” from Dan’s perspective (as he advocated for things such as lower taxes, constitutional protections, Pro-Life bills – and against things such as government overreach, false narratives, and Leftist ideology).

This is the third of four radio shows, all of them available in video format within one podcast on the Rumble channel for Household of Faith in Christ. https://rumble.com/v4ak726-video-oo-the-dan-cox-interviews.html

The panel:

Troy Skinner. Pastor, Household of Faith in Christ www.householdoffaithinchrist.com
Daniel Razvi.
Pastor, Church That Meets at Imran’s
David Forsee.
Pastor, multi-location house church
Dan Cox.
House of Representatives GOP candidate, Maryland’s 6th congressional district

Faith Debate: March 17th, 2024

Faith Debate: March 17th, 2024

Talk of the Gospel/Eschatology/Israel/Nationalism

Dan Cox was elected in 2018 and 2020 to serve in the Maryland House of Delegates. In 2022 he was the Republican nominee for Governor. In 2024 he is seeking to be elected to the United States House of Representatives.

During this episode of The Faith Debate the focus is primarily on Dan’s theological worldview (as shaped by the churches he’s attended during his life, as well as his time at University of Maryland, Regent University, and service as a Captain in the US Civil Air Patrol).

This is the second of four radio shows, all of them available in video format within one podcast on the Rumble channel for Household of Faith in Christ. https://rumble.com/v4ak726-video-oo-the-dan-cox-interviews.html

The panel:

Troy Skinner. Pastor, Household of Faith in Christ www.householdoffaithinchrist.com
Daniel Razvi.
Pastor, Church That Meets at Imran’s
David Forsee.
Pastor, multi-location house church
Dan Cox.
House of Representatives GOP candidate, Maryland’s 6th congressional district

Podcast

Sundays 9AM to 9:30AM

The Frederick Faith Debate is designed to be an open an honest forum for local faith community leaders to share and discuss their views of the truth.  Lady Bird Johnson once said, “the clash of ideas is the sound of freedom”.  In that spirit, the show seriously wrestles with important ideas… the participant often disagreeing with one another.  The hope is that through this wrestling a better understanding of the truth will develop with regards to the most important issues facing the world.

In other words, The Frederick Faith Debate is home to conflict resolution on the issues that matter most.  We can’t truly resolve anything without understanding.  And we can’t gain authentic understanding without honesty.  So, that’s what you get here.  A safe haven for honesty.  We share what we hold to be true and why.  Where there’s disagreement, we hash it out.  Because we know why we’re here, there’s no worry over hurt feelings.  At the end, if we fail to persuade each other within the confines of our program’s allotted time, we will at least know not only where we stand, but the reasons that we camp out where we do.

Host Bio

Troy Skinner

Troy is a lifelong Chicago sports fan who worked at several Chicago radio and TV outlets before moving to Orlando where he worked at country music station WFIV as the morning sports anchor and afternoon disc jockey for three years. He then worked as a news reporter/anchor/producer at News Talk station WWNZ for several years.

Troy also served as the network producer of the Orlando Magic Radio Network for this NBA team’s first two years of existence. He also became the senior producer/sidekick of a daily sports radio show before then being offered the opportunity to host his own call-in sports radio program on a network of seventeen stations throughout the state of Florida. Affectionately known to listeners as “Mr. Cub”, Troy’s wife, Dina became known as “Mrs. Cub” after he proposed to her live on the air. (Their two children were later dubbed “Babies Cub”.)

Troy departed Orlando to become Executive Producer of WSYR in Syracuse. One year later he was named Assistant Program Director for News Talk WSYR and Sports Talk WHEN. One year after that he added the title of MAPs Director. (Marketing, Advertising, and Promotions Director.) After one more year Troy was named Program Director for both WSYR and WHEN; before adding the responsibilities of News Director, as well.

During his time in Syracuse WSYR was the recipient of numerous local and regional Associated Press awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award for news excellence, and the National Association of Broadcaster’s Crystal Award in recognition of service to the community.

Troy departed Syracuse to join the Affiliate Sales division of national program syndicator Westwood One. Then in 2001, Troy was in Frederick as a member of the WFMD/WFRE local sales team, where he was elevated to Local Sales Manager in 2004, General Sales Manager in 2007, and later to Director of Sales before leaving for a stint at WRBS radio in Baltimore, and then returning to WFMD/WFRE.

Troy holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Reformed Theological Seminary, and in 2004 began hosting The Frederick Faith Debate with Jonathan Switzer of Crossroads Valley Church and Crossed Bridges. Guests on the program have ranged from Buddhist to Baha’i. Roman Catholic to Eastern Orthodox. Atheist to Agnostic. Mormon to Muslim. Unitarian to Jewish. Charismatic to Presbyterian. Esoteric New Age Psychology adherent to Conservative Fundamentalist.