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  EPISODE #180 Based on an e-mail question from a listener. How does Progressive Covenantalism eschatology differ from Dispensationalism... and even classic Covenant Th...

EPISODE #179 -The differences between historical or systematic and Biblical theology -Meanings and import of key symbols in the Bible -Biblical theology in relation to sexi...

EPISODE #178Show Outline: -The biblical and theological foundations for presuppositional apologetics. -The history of philosophy and the impact of Immanuel Kant. -Guidance for int...

What is YOUR Worldview?

EPISODE #177 How can we become aware of our biases? Our presuppositions? How can a person’s worldview change? How does this relate to apologetics and evangelism? We dis...

EPISODE #176 Studying and thinking are aspects of Christian discipleship. Our guest, Pastor Tommy, talks about the need for Christians to love the Lord with all of their minds. A s...

EPISODE: #175  Nouthetic counseling: the history, the basis and some resources. How does the biblical counseling model differ from other models? Jeff even gives us a behind-th...

What is Presbyterianism?

EPISODE #174 PCA? PCUSA? OPC? RPCNA? ETC? An introduction to the topic of Presbyterianism: the doctrine, the history, and the practice. Vocab even interviews a crusty old Presbyter...

Debate Methodology

EPISODE #173 The rationale for debates and why Vocab Malone does his debates in a specific way/style/method. We explore Biblical/historical instructions and reasons/guidelines...

EPISODE #172  What is "liberal Christianity"? What is the current state of theologically liberal Christianity? The crew shares some stories about their experiences with libera...

What is a Worldview?

EPISODE #171 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 describes a struggle of ideas and a conflict of worldviews. What is a worldview and why does it matter? We survey Hedonism, Naturalism, and Postmo...

The Story of the Bible

EPISODE #170 What is the overall theme of Scripture? From the Torah, Joshua, Kings/Chronicles, the Prophets, to the Gospels, Acts, the Epistles ,and Revelation ...

EPISODE #169Vocab Malone interview Dr. Wayne Grudem live at the Sola Scriptura Conference. Dr. Grudem also answers a variety of questions from the audience. Lots of fun, lots of wi...

EPISODE #168 An in-studio debate between Vocab Malone and atheist David Fitzgerald. David is the author of Nailed, a book arguing Jesus never existed. Our focus is the no...

EPISODE #167 Vocab debates with atheist author David Fitzgerald watch his talk @SkeptiCon. David wrote Nailed, which claims Jesus never existed at all. Our main topic is the biblic...

EPISODE #166 Atheist Edward Tracy of Tyler, Texas and Vocab debate the question "If there is no God, can there be objective morals?" When we make moral claims, who is being consist...

EPISODE #165Vermon Pierre has written three Gospel Coalition blog posts, which we break down in detail. 1: “The Awesome Church” 2: “Don't Throw Out Your...

EPISODE #164 Interview with Doug Powell on two of his apologetics apps: iWitness World Religions and iWitness Cults & Heresies.  We define key t...

EPISODE #163Vocab gives a synopsis of Dr. Stephen C. Meyer's 522-page book, Signature in the Cell (HarperOne, 2009).    BONUS LINK: Check out our interview wi...

EPISODE #162 How to witness and do apologetics on Facebook in a Christ-like, God-glorifying way. Includes a crash course on Christian epistemology and dealing with atheists online....

Ministry to Muslims

EPISODE #161 This episode's outline:-Debating Islamic apologists.-Witnessing to Muslims outside the mosque.-Getting beat up for not memorizing the Qur'an.-Growing up in Sudan and a...

Genesis: The Big Ideas

EPISODE #160Survey of the content and major themes of Genesis: The Doctrine of Creation, The Call of Abraham, God's Providence in Joseph's life and more! We offer some Su...

EPISODE #159 Several callers voice their opinion on Vocab's debate with atheist Spencer Hawkins of Unbelievers Radio. We speak to an apologist and an atheist who were in atten...

EPISODE #158 We break down these two solas, explain why they are important, and offer practical applications. We go over some feedback and play some nice Shai Linne rap tunes, too....

Sola Fide and Sola Gratia

EPISODE #157 We dive right into some great listener responses first and then discuss 2 of the 5 solas of the Protestant Reformation: Sola Fide ('by Faith Alone') and Sola Grat...

EPISODE #156 Important discussion about the New Testament canon with Dr. Michael Kruger, author of Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Book...

EPISODE #155We interact with some feedback from an atheist about evolution from our recent Darwin's Doubt show with Dr. Stephen C. Meyer. Then we transition into the...

Geneva Journeys

EPISODE #153 The BPR hosts share their individual journeys as to how they became Reformed in their theology. Three Calvinists tell their stories and struggles and why they think em...

EPISODE #152 It is essential to grasp not only the doctrines of the Reformation but also the historical background - this show helps you do just that. We cover the major ideas...

EPISODE #151 Notorious atheist B. Strong was on before to debate the historical Jesus. This time we discuss evolution: its evidence and its implications. And we finally break our s...

EPISODE #150 Testimonials of how Christian apologetics have shaped the faith of three men. Marty Clapp (THE MAILMAN APOLOGIST) mentors young men, James Umber is a Creation&nbs...

EPISODE #149 You know those dudes yelling and swearing about keeping Old Testament Law while holding strange signs and wearing even stranger clothes? We play some audio clips ...

EPISODE #148Utah resident and ex-Mormon turned church planter Chris Murray gives us the low down on LDS slang and Mormon culture. From BYU to FLDS to SLC, this show has i...

EPISODE #147Dr. Stephen C. Meyer details the thesis of his landmark book, Darwin's Doubt. We discuss the Cambrian Explosion, why it's a problem for evolution, and how Int...

EPISODE #146A discussion on 1 Corinthians 8 dealing with the issues of Christian liberty and freedom of conscience. We use alcohol, entertainment and some other controversial issue...

Clement of Rome

EPISODE #145Clement of Rome is considered an 'Apostolic Father'. He wrote to the Corinthians about 40 years after Paul's letter. Learn why this early epistle is important...

EPISODE #144We go through some key biblical passages dealing with the hot topics of sex, marriage, divorce and remarriage. Here are some sermons on the topic: The Divine Gift of...

Women In Apologetics

EPISODE #143'The Valley Girl Apologist' joins us to discuss women in apologetics and the argument from desire and its appeal for youth Special Guest: Sarah Ankenman of T...

Why Pro-Life?

EPISODE #142 Why should we be pro-life? Our guest is Letitia Wong, co-hosts a radio program and is a member of the Journey in St. Louis. A wildly diverse show where we g...

EPISODE #141 An interview with Doug Powell on Old Testament Archaeology for the biblical archaeology app he created called “iWitness Biblical Archaeology&rdqu...

Eastern Religions

EPISODE #140 We discuss religious pluralism and comparative religions (especially Buddhism) with Dr. Craig Hazen. Dr. Hazen’s book, "Five Sacred Crossings", ...

Common Good & Christians

EPISODE #139 What is the mission of the church? What are the historic debates on this question? We bring in the specific example of orphan care, zooming in on Arizona. Recomm...

Deacons & Elders

EPISODE #138 Why is biblical church government important? What do elders do in congregational life? What is a deacon, what do they do and how do they work with the elders? All thi...

What is "Smart Faith"?

EPISODE #137  Vocab and guest host Marty Clapp talk to Shawn White, a working class apologist who is the mastermind behind the Smart Faith Apologetics Conference. Smart Faith...

My Lord and My God!

EPISODE #136 Vocab Malone discusses John 20:28, where Thomas says to Jesus, "My Lord and My God." Learn the context of a verse which triumphs over all deficient Christologies...

The Mailman Apologist

EPISODE #135  Vocab is joined by working class apologist Marty Clapp. Marty is a mailman during the day and yet an apologist. Marty shares some amazing stories from both the ...

EPISODE #134 Vocab Malone talks about shai linne's song "Fal$e Teacher$", where shai calls out a number of prosperity preachers. We discuss the nature of public rebuke (see Matthe...

EPISODE #133 A debate with atheist blogger Skeptimus Prime on homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Vocab and Dylan lay out their views side by side and then critique and defend.&n...

Being Black & Reformed

EPISODE #132 A discussion about the black and Reformed movement. What are some of the big issues? We bring up the book Glory Road and talk about some Reformed rappers.

EPISODE #131 Review of Vocab’s mission trip to France. Topics include: Muslim and Christian relations, the spiritual dynamics in France and apologetics in evangelism and re...

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