Faith Debate

Faith Debate Blog

Faith Debate: June 27th, 2021

It’s Not a “Race” War; It’s a Spiritual War 

This is the penultimate episode in our five-part conversation about “race”?  What does the Bible say about it, and how is this different than popular non-biblical views on “race”?  This show is part of a dozen episodes that answer questions directly submitted by listeners of the Faith Debate and viewers of the Household of Faith video casts.

The panel:

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

Stream, Share, Download, and Embed past Faith Debate shows using the WFMD “Audio Vault”.

Faith Debate: June 20th, 2021

Biblical Understanding of the Human Race 

This is the middle episode of a five-part conversation about “race”?  This show is part of a twelve episode series that answers questions directly submitted by listeners of the Faith Debate and viewers of the Household of Faith video casts.

The panel:

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

Stream, Share, Download, and Embed past Faith Debate shows using the WFMD “Audio Vault”.

Faith Debate: June 13th, 2021

Biblical Understanding of “Race” 

In the previous episode we began a five-part conversation about “race”?  How does the biblical view compare with popular non-biblical views on “race”?  This show is part of a twelve episode series that answers questions directly submitted by listeners of the Faith Debate and viewers of the Household of Faith video casts.

The panel:

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

Stream, Share, Download, and Embed past Faith Debate shows using the WFMD “Audio Vault”.

Faith Debate: June 6th, 2021

Beginning a Conversation on “Race” 

What does the Bible say about “race”?  How does this compare with popular non-biblical views on “race”?  This show is part of a series answering questions directly submitted by listeners of the Faith Debate and viewers of the Household of Faith video casts.

The panel:

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

Stream, Share, Download, and Embed past Faith Debate shows using the WFMD “Audio Vault”.

Faith Debate: May 30th, 2021

A Biblical View of Fatherhood 

What does the Bible say about fathers?  How does this compare with popular non-biblical views on fatherhood?  This show is part of a series answering questions directly submitted by listeners of the Faith Debate and viewers of the Household of Faith video casts.

The panel:

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

Stream, Share, Download, and Embed past Faith Debate shows using the WFMD “Audio Vault”.

Faith Debate: May 23rd, 2021

Are There Ghosts? 

What does the Bible say about ghosts?  Do they exist, and if so what are they?  This show is part of a series that answers questions directly submitted by listeners of the Faith Debate and viewers of the Household of Faith video casts.

The panel:

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

Stream, Share, Download, and Embed past Faith Debate shows using the WFMD “Audio Vault”.

Faith Debate: May 16th, 2021

End of the World as We Know It: Amillennial View 

This week’s episode is the third of three shows tackling questions about the most commonly held biblical positions on eschatology (the study of last things).  Part one focused on Postmillennialism.  Part two focused on Dispensationalism.  Amillennialism is the focus of this episode.

The panel:

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

Stream, Share, Download, and Embed past Faith Debate shows using the WFMD “Audio Vault”.

 

Faith Debate: May 9th, 2021

End of the World as We Know It: Dispensational View 

This week’s episode is the second of three shows tackling questions about the most commonly held biblical positions on eschatology (the study of last things).  Part one, focused on Postmillennialism, aired last episode.  Amillennialism will be featured in the next episode.

The panel:

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

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

Faith Debate: May 2nd, 2021

End of the World as We Know It: Postmillennial View 

This week’s episode is the first of three shows tackling questions about the most commonly held biblical positions about eschatology (the study of last things).  Part two, focused on Dispensationalism will air next week.  Then Amillennialism will be featured the week after that.

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”.

Faith Debate: April 25th, 2021

What Happens At the Moment of Death?  (Part II)

The biblical Christian view on how to best answer this question might surprise you, if you have shaped your response around the common cultural ideas we all hear a lot about.  This is the second of two shows tackling the questions surrounding what happens to the soul of a person when that person dies.

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 18th, 2021

What Happens At the Moment of Death?

The biblical Christian view on how to best answer this question might surprise you, if you have shaped your response around the common cultural ideas we all hear a lot about.  This is the first of two shows tackling the questions surrounding what happens to the soul of a person when that person dies.

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.

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.