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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...

Purpose & Meaning DEBATE

EPISODE #130 Debate with VOCAB MALONE and atheist Patrick Callahan (student at University of Arizona) on meaning and purpose. Includes a moderated debate portion as well as an ope...

A Theology of Prayer

EPISODE #129 We walk through a 4-part sermon series we did on prayer and discuss the biblical doctrine behind it.

EPISODE #128 Snapshots of some Black Reformed Christians based off of the book The Faithful Preacher. A discussion about church history and ethnic segregation in the US.

EPISODE #127 Author and Pastor John Dickerson discusses his incisive book, The Great Evangelical Recession. We ask questions like 'how many evangelicals are there really in America...

EPISODE #126  The BPR crew discusses some intriguing questions: How do we interpret the Old Testament Wisdom Literature? How does the Book of Proverbs relate to Christolo...

The Canaanite Judgment

EPISODE #125 Professor Clay Jones of Biola University joins us to give a response to the New Atheist’s “Divine Genocide” charge in regards to what they mistakenl...

EPISODE #124 Brain Auten of Apologetics315.com points us to many wonderful online resources for apologetics. He also gives us some tips on how to interact when having apologetic co...

EPISODE #123 Joel McDurmon of American Vision gives a passionate and eloquent defense of home schooling. He makes the case for home schooling while considering an audience who may...

Nadir Ahmed DEBATE

EPISODE #122 Vocab Malone vs. Muslim apologist Nadir Ahmed on the question of "Does God Kill Innocent People?"    Special Guest: Nadir Ahmed of ExamineTheTruth.co...

EPISODE #121 Pastor Saiko Woods is a Reformed pastor in the Houston area who recently had a sit down with Fred Price, Jr. The video of their talk has been sparking some much neede...

EPISODE #120 The BPR squad summarizes the book of Joel, one of the Hebrew prophets. We also discuss the motif and concept of the Day the Lord in biblical theology.

Zoroastrianism

EPISODE #119 JP Holding on the ol' Zoroastrian charges: "Judaism is a rip-off' or 'Christianity borrowed from it' and all that stuff. We ask this about Zoroastrianism: -what is it...

On Jonathan Edwards

EPISODE #118 Interview with an author who is an Edwards expert. An overview of his God-centered theology, as well as his life and lasting influence.    Special Guest: ...

A Bart Ehrman Christmas

EPISODE #117 Peter Williams and Dirk Jongkind critique Bart Ehrman's anti-New Testament Christmas article printed in the final issue of Newsweek. These two scholars give a faithfu...

Episode #116What is epistemology? Why is it important? How should a Christian should view epistemology? How does epistemology relate to apologetics? We de-bunk the charge that pres...

    EPISODE #115 What does the Bible teach us about sexuality - including homosexuality? What are some key passages on human sexuality? How do these sections con...

EPISODE #114 We encourage Christians to use social media for the glory of God. How do you to start a blog? Interact on forums? Self-publish? We explain the 'nuts and bolts' of DIY...

Origin of Life Research

EPISODE #113 Dr. Fazale Rana explains the current state of origin of life research,including the highly touted Miller-Urey experiments.      Special Guest: Dr. Fa...

Islam and Democracy

EPISODE #112 Are Islam and democracy compatible? We bring in events such as Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as history and theology to help give us a proper perspe...

EPISODE #111 Musician and radio host Lindsay Brooks lays out a positive case for the presuppositional apologetic method. He gives an example of it in action with the concept ...

A Mormon President?

EPISODE #110 Two days before the presidential election, the Backpack Radio team discusses their thoughts on the possibility of a Mormon president in Mitt Romney. We ask our guests ...

EPISODE #109 We talk about the New Testament app Doug Powell created (NT iWitness) and his new book (Jesus iWitness). We focus on the reliability of the New Testament and the trut...

Abortion DEBATE

EPISODE #108 Vocab debates atheist Dylan Walker in-studio on the topic of abortion. Is it moral or immoral? Either way, why?     Special Guest: Dylan Walker aka S...

EPISODE #107   According to the BoM, what artifacts SHOULD be there? How do LDS apologists and archaeologists explain this? Examples include: Plates, leftovers from battles ...

Boldness in Evangelism

EPISODE #106 We focus on the missionary zeal that Paul and the early church demonstrated. What this should mean for us today?We also talk about The Street Apologist and ...

EPISODE #105 Vocab explains what he learned on his recent trip to Utah about the LDS as he was sharing the gospel with Mormons. Vocab shares his experience about witness...

EPISODE #104 Vocab debates the resurrection. Did it happen? Are miracles even possible?    SPECIAL GUEST: Author and blogger Nicholas Covington. Nicholas' book:&n...

EPISODE #103 We explain how the pre-trib pre-mil rapture doctrine functions in the dispensational eschatological framework. We bring out the usual proof texts ...

The New inTOLERANCE

EPISODE #102 Fresh off the heels of the Chick-Fil-A Controversy, we discuss the redefining of “tolerance”, especially in the area of sexuality. We use D.A. Carson...

EPISODE #101What is the Imago Dei and where is it taught in Scripture? How do humans differ from mere animals? Are there ethical implications? How does this relate to topics s...

EPISODE #100 A friendly denate on the question of 'are the miraculous gifts for the church today'? On this fun and yet challenging show we discuss our agreements, differ...

EPISODE #99 On this show we talk about the Apostles' Creed and ‘Christ in the creeds’ and -Discuss humiliation and exaltation-Discuss the ascension and sess...

EPISODE #98 The claims Rome makes for herself can be shown to be false. Two big reasons why Rome cannot be the one true church: Justification. They teach dogma directly contrar...

EPISODE #97 A cordial and respectful debate between Vocab and his friend Pastor Lawrence Garcia on the NPP. Some of the questions we cover:    *What does Paul mean by ...

EPISODE #96 A discussion on the NPP between Vocab and his friend Pastor Lawrence Garcia - two people who do not agree on all the issues - in order to understand each other better ...

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