A unique show that covers theology, faith, & culture w/a fresh urban slant. Christian apologist VOCAB MALONE debates, discusses, and dissects relevant questions and issues about the Christian faith from a Biblical perspective.

December 14, 2014

Gospel Rapping with Josh McDowell [12/14/2014]



Christian rap pioneer FRED LYNCH talks:

  • PID and Christian hip hop history
  • rapping the entire gospel of John
  • his relationship with Josh McDowell
  • his hip hop devotional project

Special Guest: Fred Lynch of Preachas fka PID
and Christian hip hop artist David Absolute

*Featured song: Preachas fka PID - Take 'Em To Church

July 13, 2014

Pop Culture Apologetics [07/13/2014]

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The why and how of analyzing pop culture through a Christian worldview for apologetics. Our guest gives a broad interpretive framework for "popologetics". Practical, yet ultra-geeky fun.

Special Guest: Ted Turnau, author of Popologetics: Popular Culture in Christian Perspective.

April 6, 2014

The Myth of Neutrality [04/06/2014]

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 crucial in apologetics.

Special Guest: Chris Bolt of Choosing Hats.

March 23, 2014

Is Jesus the ONLY Way? [03/23/2014]

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 tomfoolery, courtesy of the amateurs our friends over at Apologia Radio.

Special Guest: Sean McDowell of Worldview Ministries

February 16, 2014

Covenantal Apologetics [02/16/2014]

We cover:
-The biblical and theological foundations for presuppositional apologetics.
-The history of philosophy and the impact of Immanuel Kant.
-Guidance for interacting with and persuading those who don’t believe.

Special Guest: K. Scott Oliphint  (professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster), author of  Covenantal Apologetics: Principles and Practice in Defense of Our Faith

February 9, 2014

What is YOUR Worldview? [02/09/2014]

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 discuss these questions, plus give some love to our LA listeners! 

Special Guest: Dr. James N. Anderson (professor of theology & philosophy @RTS), author of What’s Your Worldview?

February 2, 2014

Thinking about Thinking [02/02/2014]

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 special issue featuring Backpack Radio’s origin story!

Special Guest: Pastor Tommy Russell

October 27, 2013

Facebook Epistemology [10/27/2013]

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.

Special Guest: Colin Samul of Viral Apologetics

August 11, 2013

Affected by Apologetics [08/11/2013]

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 lay-apologist, and Robert Contreras is a ner Christian who works as a police officer.

Special Guests: Marty Clapp, James Umber, and Robert Contreras.

June 23, 2013

Women In Apologetics [06/23/2013]

'The Valley Girl Apologist' joins us to discuss:
-Women in apologetics 
-The argument from desire and its appeal for youth

Special Guest: Sarah Ankenman of The International Society for Women Apologetics (a society of female apologists)

May 12, 2013

Smart Faith [05/12/2013]


 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 is Arizona's high profile annual apologetic conference. Shawn also talks about defending the resurrection at local colleges. 

 Special Guest: Marty Clapp and Shawn White
April 29, 2013

The Mailman Apologist [04/28/2013]


 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 high school and college ministry he has done. This show gives hope to the so-called non-professionals (like us)! 

  Special Guest: Marty Clapp of Think Again Apologetics
February 10, 2013

Online Apologetic Resources [02/10/2013]

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 conversations on the internet.

Special Guest: Brain Auten of Apologetics315.com

December 16, 2012

Epistemology & Apologetics [12/16/2012]

Episode #116
What 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 presuppositionalists don’t use evidence and apply presuppositionalism to Islam.

Special Guest: Chris Bolt of ChoosingHats.com

December 2, 2012

Do-It-Yourself Apologetics [12/02/2012]


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 apologetics. Includes a brief history lesson on internet apologetics (BBS!). 

  Special Guest: Phil Weingart, blogger and author of He’s Greater Than You Know: Essays For A Doubting Christian
November 13, 2012

Presuppositionalism & Beauty [11/11/2012]


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 of beauty. 

Special Guest: Lindsay Brooks of Apologetics.com
April 24, 2012

Apologetics in John 17 [04/22/2012]


Inerrancy. Pre-Incarnation Christology. Trinitarianism. Preservation of the Saints. Did you know all these topics can be found in John 17? You'll need your Bible for this one. Learn and grow!

January 10, 2011

Rummaging through the Backpack: Highlights of 2010 [01/09/2011]

Rummaging through the Backpack: Highlights of 2010 [01/09/2011]

Yep, we've been on the air since October 2010. What have we been doing since then? What are we doing now? In this special broadcast, we give you reviews, highlights, and updates from our past shows. Very funny.


January 4, 2011

The Who, What and Why of Backpack Radio [01/02/2011]

The Who, What and Why of Backpack Radio [01/02/2011]

Introducing: Pastor Bob, Vermon Pierre, and Vocab Malone! EPISODE 14