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 21, 2014

5 Percenters: Nation of the Gods and Earths [12/21/2014]

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The Five Percent Nation is a religious group that broke away from the Nation of Islam. Based in New York, their ideas and vocabulary heavily influenced hip hop culture. Old School Christian rap artist Fred Lynch drops knowledge on The Fivers and speaks on his brother's (K-Mack the Knife) journey to The Nation.

Special Guest: Fred Lynch of Preachas fka PID

*Featured Song: Preachas - Who’s The Ruffest, Pt. 1 (Violent Playground)

December 7, 2014

Qur’an: What You Need to Know [12/07/2014]

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We talk to James White about his new book, What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur'an. We focus on Chapter 11: "The Perfection of the Qur'an: Transmission of the Text".

Special Guests: Dr. James White, author of What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur'an & Al Fadi, co-author of The Qur'an Dilemma and host of Let Us Reason.

*Featured Song: IV His Son (IV Conerly) - Why I Love Jesus but Reject Islam (Video Special Release) 

*Click here for more of IV Conerly's music*

November 30, 2014

Debating Muslims with James White [11/30/2014]

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Dr. James White on his debates with Muslim apologists. Hear exciting news from his travels to South Africa and learn the significance of Islamic apologist Ahmed Deedat.

Special Guests: Dr. James White, Director of Alpha & Omega Ministries
Al Fadi, co-author of The Qur'an Dilemma and host of Let Us Reason.

*Featured Song: The Ambassador - Apologetics (Christology - In Laymen's Terms)

November 2, 2014

Misconceptions About Islam DEBATE [11/02/2014]

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Atheist-turned-Muslim, Andrew Livingston writes counter-apologetic articles for TAQWA, an Islamic youth culture magazine. Vocab and Andrew debate Islamic soteriology and New Testament reliability.

Special Guest: Andrew Livingston, writer for TAQWA Magazine, author of Snatching Shadows novel

*Featured Song: Foreknown - Double Tap (Ornithology)*

October 5, 2014

Christians from the Middle East [10/05/2014]

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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

September 28, 2014

Problems with the Quran [09/28/2014]

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Anthony Rogers gives a devastating theological, philosophical and scientific critique of the Qur'an: contradictions, mistakes and errors!

Special Guest: Anthony Rogers, an apologist to Muslims and M. Div. student @ Greenville (SC) Seminary.

VIDEO LINK: See where Vocab (role playing as a Muslim) once debated Anthony

August 24, 2014

Islamic Doctrine of Martyrdom [08/24/14]

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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

October 20, 2013

Ministry to Muslims [10/20/2013]

This episode:
Debating Islamic apologists.
Witnessing to Muslims outside the mosque.
Getting beat up for not memorizing the Qur'an.
Growing up in Sudan and attending madrassas.
Suing Dearborn for arresting Christian evangelists.

Special Guest: George Saieg of The Center for Religious Debate

June 2, 2013

Eastern Religions [06/02/2013]


We discuss religious pluralism and comparative religions (especially Buddhism) with Dr. Craig Hazen. Dr. Hazen’s book, "Five Sacred Crossings", is a novel that dives into what makes Christianity different than the other great world religious traditions. 

Special Guest: Dr. Craig Hazen of Biola
March 31, 2013

French Muslims & Christian Rap [03/31/2013]


Review of Vocab’s mission trip to France.

Topics include: Muslim and Christian relations, the spiritual dynamics in France and apologetics in evangelism and relationships. 

  Special Guests: French missionary Mark Good and musician Alden Powers
January 27, 2013

Nadir Ahmed DEBATE [01/27/2013]


Vocab vs. Muslim apologist Nadir Ahmed on the question of "Does God Kill Innocent People?" 

Special Guest: Nadir Ahmed of ExamineTheTruth.com
December 16, 2012

Epistemology & Apologetics [12/16/2012]

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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

November 19, 2012

Islam and Democracy [11/18/2012]


Are Islam and democracy compatible? We bring in current events, such as Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as history and theology to help give us a proper perspective on this timely question.

Special Guest: Alvin Schmidt, author of "Great Divide: Failure of Islam and Triumph of the West"
February 12, 2012

Sharia Law and Christians [02/12/2012]


Listen to real life audio clips from Muslims in the US. It is important for people to hear their real life neighbors talk about their Islamic theology. It is helpful to hear the things some Muslims say on Sharia Law. Dr. Samuel Shahid joins us to give background and provide commentary. 

Special Guest: Dr. Samuel Shahid of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

November 13, 2011

The Abolition of Adoption in Islam [11/13/2011]


This shocking show about the abolition of adoption in Islam is significant because two of the show's hosts have adopted. This intriguing episode also speaks volumes about the composition of the Qur'an and shines a light on the character of Muhammad. 

Special Guest: Sam Shamoun of http://www.answering-islam.org/
November 7, 2011

The Dearborn Incident [11/06/2011]

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. 

Special Guest: David Wood of Acts17 Ministries
Check out David's great blog

September 19, 2011

Witnessing to Muslims [09/18/2011]

This narrative-driven Backpack Radio show is a story about, well, WITNESSING TO MUSLIMS.
Listen in as we talk about Vocab's trip to a mosque - during Ramadan and even on Laylat al-Qadr.

August 1, 2011

Al-Quaeda’s Bookshelf with James White [07/31/11]


What kind of things do these folks read? An interesting exploration into the motivating factors for these men. Hear the rationale they have for their actions from their favorite authors and take a glimpse into their minds to see what ultimately drives these men. Dr. White is a very engaging speaker and very well versed in Islamic thought. 

Special Guest: James R. White of Alpha Omega Ministries
June 21, 2011

Was Osama Bin Laden a Faithful Muslim? [06/19/2011]

Was Osama Bin Laden a Faithful Muslim? [06/19/2011]:

Our guest Al Fadi joins us to discuss and discern the religion of Islam. Is it really peaceful? Or was Osama Bin Laden being faithful?

Special Guest: Al Fadi, author of The Qur'an Dilemma.


June 19, 2011

Bonus Clip from

Bonus Clip from "Was Osama Bin Laden a Faithful Muslim?" [06/19/2011]:

Secret Show! This is a bonus clip from the show "Was Osama Bin Laden a Faithful Muslim." Run Time: 11:47

Special Guest: Al Fadi EPISODE #38.5

October 4, 2010

Koran Burning & Fundamentalism [10/03/2010]


Our debut broadcast on Terry Jones. We talk about his "National Burn a Qu'ran Day" and what that means for Christian and Islamic relations.