The Prologue 2017 will host three debate events:

Lincoln Douglas Debate:

Resolved: Preemptive warfare is morally justified.

Lincoln Douglas Value Debate centers on a proposition of value, which concerns itself with what ought to be instead of what it is. A value is an ideal held by individuals, societies, governments, etc. Debaters are encouraged to develop argumentation based upon a values perspective.

The purpose of Stoa Lincoln Douglas Value Debate is to train Christian home school students in the skills of presentation, critical thinking, research, and analysis of basic values in an environment of honorable competition, to cultivate maturity, wisdom, grace, and poise, bringing glory to Our Lord Jesus Christ. Read more here

Team Policy Debate

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reform its transportation policy.

The purpose of Team Policy Debate is to train Christian home school students in the skills of presentation, critical thinking, and research in an environment of honorable competition, to cultivate maturity, wisdom, grace, and poise, bringing glory to Our Lord Jesus Christ. Read more here

TP CASE LIST:

Since it is still early in the debate tournament season, please register the name/ topic of your Team Policy debate case. This information should, in a few words provide your fellow competitors with a general understanding of what your affirmative case is about. The deadline for submission is by the close of registration on October 20th. We will not publish or reveal TP team names next to the case titles submitted, and it’s ok to submit two case ideas as we understand that some teams may be looking at more than one topic. Trying a case out this weekend at another tournament? Not sure if you are going to stick with it? With good sportsmanship in mind and the understanding that many of you will have opportunity to trial your cases before our submission deadline needs to be met, any potential case changes should be taken care of by using the more than one case idea option. We will email a general case list to each registered TP debater ASAP once registration has closed. This list will not be published on our tournament site.

Parliamentary Debate (aka Parli)

Resolutions are announced / released prior to the beginning of each round.

The Purpose of Parliamentary Debate is to train students to employ advanced debate and speaking skills informed by an accumulation of general and specific knowledge on a broad range of topics. The goal is to prepare students to deal with real world advocacy and argumentation in a manner that exhibits maturity, wisdom, grace and poise, bringing glory to Our Lord Jesus Christ. Read more here