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Introduction to Policy Debate: An Interview with Christy Shipe

Vol. 114, Prg. 41–45
January 7–11, 2013

“Debate teaches so many useful skills like logic, speaking skills, how to analyze the important issues, how to make decisions, and Christians can use these skills to study the Bible and know why you believe what you believe, to share the gospel, defend your faith, make wise decisions, and be prepared to speak in almost any situation.”

Is your student interested in formal debate? This edition of Home School Heartbeat, with host Mike Farris and guest Christy Shipe, shares resources that can help encourage that interest.

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Why Study Debate?
Tools for the New Debater
Getting Started in Debate
You Can Learn Debate!
Training Future Leaders with Debate

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Christy Shipe

At the urging of her father, Mike Farris, Christy Shipe first became involved in debate at Cedarville University in 1995. She competed on the Cedarville debate team for three years and won the Outstanding Graduate Award in 1998 from the National Educational Debate Association. She graduated from Cedarville summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in political science and received the Edmund Burke Award for excellence in the field of social science. While still a student at Cedarville, she helped Home School Legal Defense Association launch a homeschool debate program and served as its director for four years, until the birth of her second child. That program grew into the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association, where Christy has served on the board of directors for many years, four of those years as vice president.

Christy has spoken on debate at seminars around the country and taught several debate classes. She loves her current job as the wife of Richard Shipe (associate pastor of Blue Ridge Bible Church) and homeschooling mom of three daughters and two sons.

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