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.

June 22, 2014

OT Ethics for God’s People [06/22/2014]

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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 a few common questions (Year of Jubilee, slavery, sexual ethics, etc.).

Special Guest: Dr. Christopher Wright, author of Old Testament Ethics for the People of God

February 17, 2013

The Canaanite Judgment [02/17/2013]


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 mistakenly call the Canaanite genocide. We also detail some of the sins of the Canaanites: idolatry, incest, adultery, child sacrifice, homosexuality and bestiality. 

  Special Guest: Clay Jones, assistant professor in the Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics program
September 4, 2012

The Imago Dei with Ken Samples [09/02/2012]


What 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 such as incarnation, resurrection and suffering?

January 2, 2012

Christian Ethics and End of Life Care [01/01/2012]


Professor Patrick Smith joins Backpack Radio to discuss some important questions:

  • What are some of the ethical issues regarding end of life care?
  • What are the different opinions about these issues?
  • What are some things Christians should be thinking about when it comes to end of life care?
  • What are some basic principles Christians should have so that they might make biblically faithful decisions when it comes to end of life care?

Special Guest: Professor Patrick T. Smith. Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

May 11, 2011

Old Testament Ethical Questions [05/08/2011]


OT prof Dr. Paul Wegner discusses some ethical questions in the Old Testament that are at the heart of many of the attacks on the God of the Scriptures. 

Special Guest: Dr. Paul Wegner of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary

Bonus: hilarious (seminary-style humor) farewell video for Dr. Wegner by the Phoenix Seminary homies.
November 2, 2010

The New Atheistic Morality [10/31/2010]

The New Atheistic Morality  [10/31/2010]

A special episode on the "new Atheists".  Our particular focus is on a speech given by fundamentalist atheist Sam Harris while at TED. This episode is timely, as Harris (author of Letter to a Christian Nation) has even come to Arizona State University to discuss this issue.

Guest: Jeff Durbin