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Faith Debate: April 11th, 2021

Would Jesus Wear a Mask?  (Part II)

This week’s episode is the second of two shows tackling the questions surrounding whether or not face coverings should be worn (due to government orders and/or other considerations such as COVID-19 fear).

The panel:

Troy Skinner.  Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.  www.HouseholdOfFaithInChrist.com

Link to Faith Debate podcasts on iTunes here.  Stream, Share, Download, and    Embed past shows using the WFMD “Audio Vault” here.

Faith Debate: April 4th, 2021

Would Jesus Wear a Mask?

This week’s episode is the first of two shows tackling the questions surrounding whether or not face coverings should be worn (due to government orders and/or other considerations such as COVID-19 fear).  Part two will air next week.

The panel:

Troy Skinner.  Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.  www.HouseholdOfFaithInChrist.com

Link to Faith Debate podcasts on iTunes here.  Stream, Share, Download, and    Embed past shows using the WFMD “Audio Vault” here.

Faith Debate: March 28th, 2021

Should Churches Be Open?  (Part II)

This week’s episode is the second of two shows tackling the questions surrounding whether or not churches should open their doors (due to government lockdown orders and other considerations).

The panel:

Troy Skinner.  Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.  www.HouseholdOfFaithInChrist.com

Link to Faith Debate podcasts on iTunes here.  Stream, Share, Download, and    Embed past shows using the WFMD “Audio Vault” here.

Faith Debate: March 21st, 2021

Should Churches Be Open?

First off, apologies for the snafu’s of recent weeks that kept this blog post properly updated.

Second, this week’s episode is the first of two shows tackling the questions surrounding whether or not churches should open their doors (due to government lockdown orders and other considerations).  Part two will air next week.

The panel:

Troy Skinner.  Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.  www.HouseholdOfFaithInChrist.com

Link to Faith Debate podcasts on iTunes here.  Stream, Share, Download, and    Embed past shows using the WFMD “Audio Vault” here.

Faith Debate: February 21st, 2021

Who Is This Jesus?

Outside restrictions have placed on hold the regular Faith Debate roundtable discussions.  Instead, we’re airing the “Lockdown Tapes – Round Two”.  (“Round One” aired last spring.)

This week we pick up where last week’s show ended and answer the question “Who is This Jesus?” through the dramatic and miraculous story of one little boy.  It’s a story that helps illustrate just how true it is that Jesus Christ is Lord, Savior, and King today.

The panel:

Troy Skinner.  Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.

Link to Faith Debate podcasts on iTunes here.  Stream, Share, Download, and    Embed past shows using the WFMD “Audio Vault” here.

Faith Debate: February 14th, 2021

Jesus Christ is Lord, Savior, and King Today

Due to outside restrictions, the regular Faith Debate roundtable discussions have been placed on hold.  Instead, we’re airing the “Lockdown Tapes – Round Two”.  (“Round One” aired last spring.)

This week we are airing a message that Troy had the privilege of preaching to a local congregation one Christmas morning, expounding the big picture teaching to be gleaned from Luke chapter 2.

The panel:

Troy Skinner.  Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.

Link to Faith Debate podcasts on iTunes here.  Stream, Share, Download, and    Embed past shows using the WFMD “Audio Vault” here.

Faith Debate: February 7th, 2021

What It Means to Be Under the Authority of Government

During the past year Romans 13 has been possibly one of the most misunderstood and misapplied passages in Scripture.  Other passages, too, but especially Romans 13.  How does a follower of Christ obediently live a life subject to the governing authorities?  What are the limits of applying this text?  What is the fullness of applying the text?

Outside restrictions have placed on hold the typical Faith Debate roundtable discussions.  Instead, we’re airing the “Lockdown Tapes – Round Two”.  (“Round One” aired last spring.)

The panel:

Troy Skinner.  Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.

Link to Faith Debate podcasts on iTunes here.  Stream, Share, Download, and    Embed past shows using the WFMD “Audio Vault” here.

Faith Debate: January 31st, 2021

Churches Should Be Open: Yes or No

There are arguments on both sides, with levels of nuance abounding.  What are the scriptural considerations?  Due to outside restrictions, the regular Faith Debate roundtable discussions have been placed on hold.  Instead, we’re airing the “Lockdown Tapes – Round Two”.  (“Round One” aired last spring.)

The panel:

Troy Skinner.  Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.

Link to Faith Debate podcasts on iTunes here.  Stream, Share, Download, and    Embed past shows using the WFMD “Audio Vault” here.

Faith Debate: January 24th, 2021

Christian Advice for Handling Coronavirus

This show picks up where the previous show left off.  The media reports are often contradictory and the claims of “science” are ever shifting.  What is a Bible believing follower of Christ to think?  What do the stats say?  What does the Scripture say?

Due to outside restrictions, our regular Faith Debate roundtable discussions have been placed on hold.  Instead, we’re airing the “Lockdown Tapes – Round Two”.  (“Round One” aired last spring.)

The panel:

Troy Skinner.  Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.

Link to Faith Debate podcasts on iTunes here.  Stream, Share, Download, and    Embed past shows using the WFMD “Audio Vault” here.

Faith Debate: January 17th, 2021

The Gospel and COVID

This is a sort of “bridge” episode.  The first half contains the ending to the content we began covering last week.  The second half contains the beginning of the content we will be covering next week.  Last week took an up close look at the passion of Christ, as written in the Gospel narrative of Mark.  Next week will take a look at specifics about the coronavirus.

Due to the restrictions placed on us, our regular roundtable discussions have been placed on pause.  So, we’re airing “Round Two” of the “Lockdown Tapes”.  (“Round One” aired last spring.)  This departure from our normal habit, it turns out, might be exactly what we all need to hear right now.

The panel:

Troy Skinner.  Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.

Link to Faith Debate podcasts on iTunes here.  Stream, Share, Download, and    Embed past shows using the WFMD “Audio Vault” here.

Faith Debate: January 10th, 2021

Christ’s Passion Week in Mark’s Gospel

We might feel mired in difficulty as we head into a new year hoping for new beginnings.  The Christian message promises new beginnings, and these blessings came about after (and because of) days that were mired in difficulty.  This show holds reminders of this teaching, drawing attention to the tail end of the Gospel narrative recorded for us in the New Testament Book of Mark.

Due to the many restrictions placed upon us, our roundtable discussions have been paused.  In the meantime we’re airing what we’re playfully calling “Round Two of the Lockdown Tapes”.  (“Round One” aired last spring.)  We hope you are blessed by these atypical episodes of our show.

The panel:

Troy Skinner.  Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.

Link to Faith Debate podcasts on iTunes here.  Stream, Share, Download, and    Embed past shows using the WFMD “Audio Vault” here.

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 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.