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Episode #202 An interview with Dr. Jonathan Sarfati of Creation Ministries. Vocab once co-interviewed him about Richard Dawkins with Jeff Durbin of Apologia Radio on Redemption...

Episode #201  Pastors discuss this challenging and instructive section of Paul's letter to the church at Corinth. Includes: -Prophecy -Church Order -Tongues -Women in Ministry ...

Episode #200  Scripture says “act like a man” (1 Cor 16:13-14) - but what is true masculinity? We discuss the biblical teaching on manhood, especially the responsibility of w...

Pop Culture Apologetics

Episode #199 The why and how of analyzing pop culture through a Christian worldview for apologetics. Our guest gives a broad interpretive framework for "popologetics". Practical, ...

EPISODE #198 We bring the superhero info on this one! We drop some knowledge on theology in comics. Our guest, Stephen Skelton, breaks down the "Gospel of Superman". A unique, fu...

Ingredients for Freedom

EPISODE #197 What is the basis for freedom of conscience and human rights? We dissect the underpinnings via the "Golden Triangle of Freedom" concept: freedom requires virtue, virt...

EPISODE #196 The moral vision and positive values of Old Testament law in the economic, social, and political realms. We present the 'big picture' of OT ethics but still touch on ...

Truth in Love to Mormons

EPISODE #195 When a Christian shares the gospel, what does the typical Mormon think and feel? How can the church witness (and not just debate or dispense information) in lo...

EPISODE #194 A Jewish believer in Jesus breaks down what ministry to non-Christian Jewish people looks like. Hear how Messianic prophecy plays a key role in apologetics and our gu...

Real Talk on Missions

EPISODE #193 Real talk on the theological impulses behind missions. We share experiences with missions work in Peru, France, and Kenya. The grimy facts and realities about mission...

Tithing vs Giving

EPISODE #192 What did OT tithing have to do with national Israel's sacrificial system? We explain the theology of giving in the NT and share practical strategies for generous givi...

EPISODE #191 Bill Nye the Science Guy, in a debate with Ken Ham, inferred the fossil record displays an evolutionary progression. We examine Nye's claims about the geologic colum...

EPISODE #190 What is Planned Parenthood? What is abortion, really (methods, risks, etc.)? Why do some charities and churches support PP? How can we stop Planned Parenthood and wha...

EPISODE #189 Show outline:-Major apologetic and doctrinal issues in the chapter -An early Christian creed in 1 Corinthians 15:3-5 -The future resurrection: what kind of body? -Wh...

EPISODE #188 Part two of Vocab's debate with Seth Andrews, host of The Thinking Atheist podcast. The second half of the show features artist and author Doug Powel...

EPISODE #187 Seth Andrews, host of the popular Thinking Atheist podcast, shares what he refers to as his "deconversion" story. Then, we ask each other questions and debate our ans...

Human Rights DEBATE

EPISODE #186 What are human "rights"? Where do they come from? Atheist Andre Salais of The Unbelievers Blog and Pastor Vocab discuss the concept of individual rig...

The Myth of Neutrality

EPISODE #185 Is there a such a thing as "neutrality"? Do Christians and non-Christians have "common ground"? Chris Bolt joins us to explain why pushing the antithesis is cr...

Against the Gods

EPISODE #184 Did Israelite religion incorporate pagan motifs into its writings? If so, why? Archaeologist and Ancient Near Eastern scholar Dr. John Currid joins us to expla...

Is Jesus the ONLY Way?

EPISODE #183 Are all religions basically the same? Is Jesus the ONLY way? What of those who never hear? What does the Bible say? What can we conclude? Includes a dash of to...

What is Love?

EPISODE #182 What is love ... really? In answer to this question, we exegete 1 Corinthians 13. We also read some of your e-mails. Theme music courtesy of Old School Christi...

EPISODE #181 Topics: Origins and translation of the KJV. False assumptions about the Textus Receptus. Textual and translational deficiencies. The "KJV Only” attack on...

  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...

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