David Menton gives a detailed explanation Lucy's anatomy, followed by a refutation of evolutionist's claims about her. Plus: Jordan Worley on witnessing @the infamous Burning Man Festival in Nevada!
Our friend and brother Jamal Bishara drops by the studio to tell us the truth about Christians from the Middle East. Plus: Islamic communities in the US, training Christians to witness to Muslims.
Special Guest: Pastor Jamal Bishara of First Arabic Baptist Church
Missionary David Witt compares and contrasts the Islamic doctrine of martyrdom and jihad with the Christian doctrine of suffering and persecution. Also, how to share the love of Christ with Muslims in dangerous contexts: we 'HEART' Muslims!
Special Guest: David Witt of Spirit of Martyrdom
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 love to Mormons? We focus on equipping evangelicals to better reach their LDS friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers.
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 guest's testimony!
Special Guest: Jeff Kran of Chosen People Ministries
Real talk on the theological impulses behind missions. Vocab and Bob share their experiences with missions work in Peru, France and Kenya. The grimy facts and realities about missions drawn from Scripture.
BONUS: Here is a video of a sermon Vocab preached on "A Theology of Missions"
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.
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
Special Guest: Sean McDowell of Worldview Ministries
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
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.
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 of Vocab interacting with this group - the Black Hebrew Israelite cult - about all things theological. This joint right here ... is ... straight crazy.
Special Guest: SlimJim of The Veritas Domain blog
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 interact with listener feedback.
A glimpse of Islamic persecution in the US. We talk to one of the missionaries who was arrested for witnessing to Muslims at the Arabic Festival in Michigan. We also have a lot of fun as we talk (and rap with) to apologist David Wood about Sharia Law and what that means.
Mormon Missionaries in My Living Room [06/26/2011]:
The Backpack crew critiques recorded clips of Mormon Missionaries who landed in the living room of Vocab.
Jehovah's Witnesses In My Living Room - Again [06/13/2011]
Listen in on a real life conversation between Vocab and a few members of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. Listen to the slick upgrade in sound quality this episode thanks to our recording guy James!
Get to Know an Atheist [03/27/2011]
While walking somewhere in public, have you ever been handed a gospel tract by a street evangelist? OK, but have you ever been handed a tract promoting atheism? Probably not - but Shawn plans to change that with his atheistic tracts and t-shirts. His website is Better Than Faith
Open-Air Preaching: A Second Look [02/20/2011]
Is open-air preaching useful for the kingdom of God? Or is it irrelevant and even outside of the Biblical parameters for evangelism? Two real life street preachers join us to discuss open-air preaching and its Biblical defense.
Special Guests: Rob-roy Nelson and Stephen Gonzales EPISODE 21
Adventures in Witnessing to Mormons [12/05/2010]
Centered around the ministry of reaching Mormons, specifically at the Temple during the Easter pageant and Christmas lights in Mesa, AZ. We discuss some fun stories of adventures out there and even answered some common objections. We hope that it motivates you to reach the LDS around you with the Gospel of salvation by God's grace through faith in Christ Alone.
Special Guests: Luke Pierson and Jeff Durbin of Apologia Ministries EPISODE 10