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.

September 21, 2014

New Age Jesus [09/21/2014]

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What is New Age spirituality? Jesus and the New Age? How do Eastern religions fit in? Dr. Doug Groothuis explains and shares his own journey.

Special Guest: Dr. Douglas Groothuis of Denver Seminary (read his great article on THE NEW AGE JESUS)

July 6, 2014

Superman & Jesus: Theology in Comics [07/06/2014]

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Pastor Vermon brings the superhero info on this one! We drop some knowledge on theology in comics. Our guest, Stephen Skelton, breaks down the "Gospel of Superman". A unique, fun and surprising episode ... "super" dope.

Special Guest: Stephen Skelton, author of The Gospel According to the World's Greatest Superhero

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

December 22, 2013

The Story of the Bible [12/22/2013]

What is the overall theme of Scripture? From the Torah, Joshua, Kings/Chronicles, the Prophets, to the Gospels, Acts, the Epistles and Revelation - how do we see JESUS? How should this story affect the way we think about our lives?

December 8, 2013

Did Jesus Exist? DEBATE part 2 [12/08/2013]

An in-studio debate between Pastor Vocab and atheist David Fitzgerald.
David is the author of Nailed, a book arguing Jesus never existed. Our focus is the non-biblical evidence for Jesus, such as the Jewish historian Josephus.

Special Guest: David Fitzgerald of the Secular Student Alliance

Watch uncut interview on video here, we even have the in between break discussion and a special extended discussion after the show... 

December 1, 2013

Did Jesus Exist? DEBATE part 1 [12/01/2013]

Vocab debates with atheist author David Fitzgerald watch his talk @SkeptiCon. David wrote Nailed, which claims Jesus never existed at all. Our main topic is the biblical evidence for Jesus, especially the Pauline corpus.

Special Guest: David Fitzgerald of the Secular Student Alliance

September 29, 2013

Solus Christus, Sola Deo Gloria [09/29/2013]

We break down the last two solas, explain why they are important and offer practical applications. We go over some feedback and play some nice Shai Linne rap tunes, too. Niiice. 

BONUS: We recommend these sermon preached at Roosevelt Community Church on these solas as a compliment to this program: Solus Christus by Tim Statezny and Sola Deo Gloria by Bob Korljan

May 5, 2013

My Lord and My God! [05/05/2013]


Vocab and Vermon discuss 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, especially that of the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society. 

December 23, 2012

A Bart Ehrman Christmas [12/23/2012]


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 faithful response. 

Special Guests: Dr. Peter Williams and Dr. Dirk Jongkind of Tyndale House Cambridge
October 28, 2012

NT Reliability & Jesus Apps [10/28/2012]


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 truth about the historical Jesus. We spend some time talking about using apps and technology to witness or teach.

Special Guest: Doug Powell of SelflessDefense.com
August 19, 2012

The EXALTED Christ [08/19/2012]


On this show we talk about the Apostles' Creed and ‘Christ in the creeds’ and

-Discuss humiliation and exaltation
-Discuss the ascension and session
-Discuss return and judgment
-Read feedback!

July 15, 2012

Is Jesus a Myth? DEBATE [07/15/2012]


Debate with atheist author B. Strong (who has also appeared on The Unbelievable Radio program in London) on the question of "what can we know about the historical Jesus?" This debate focuses on the question of "is Jesus, as portrayed in the Bible, a pure myth?" 

Special Guest: Brett Strong of "Jesus is a Hoax" fame

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!

December 5, 2011

The Sonship of Christ [12/04/2011]


John 3:16 is a common verse. But do we know what the term 'Son of God' really meant - and means? This is an important program where the Backpack Radio squad discusses the sonship of Christ and the meaning of the title the ‘Son of God'.
April 6, 2011

Was Jesus Legit? [04/03/2011]

Was Jesus Legit? [04/03/2011]

Discussing fulfilled Messianic Old Testament Prophecy, such as Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53, with our "adjunct faculty member" Jeff Durbin.

Guest: Pastor Jeff Durbin of Apologia Church of Defend the Faith


February 7, 2011

Earliest Christian Artifacts [02/06/2011]

We chop it up with Dr. Larry Hurtado about his book The Earliest Christian Artifacts. We zoom in on visual references to Jesus' crucifixion, some as early as 200 AD. Great insight on early Christian preference to codex over scrolls for Scripture.

Special Guest: Dr. Larry Hurtado, professor of New Testament Language, Literature and Theology at The University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Hear an interview we did on the origin of the canon w/a scholar who studied under Dr. Hurtado, one Michael Kruger