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.

November 23, 2014

Bible Among the Myths [11/23/2014]

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Old Testament expert Dr. John Oswalt compares the Hebrew Scriptures to the religious literature ancient peoples. Dr. Oswalt explains the Ancient Near Eastern context of the Bible and elaborates on relevant worldview and philosophical considerations.

Special Guest: Dr. John Oswalt, author of The Bible Among the Myths
Dr. James White, Director of Alpha & Omega Ministries 

*Featured Song: Trip Lee - Who Is Like Him? (20/20)

November 16, 2014

Apologetics in Isaiah [11/16/2014]

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Old Testament scholar John Oswalt on the book of Isaiah:

fulfilled prophecy
apologetic issues
polemics against false gods
Dead Sea Scrolls and the Isaiah Scroll

Dr. John Meade makes a cameo, commenting on the physical text and variants.

Special Guests: Dr. John Oswalt, Asbury Theological SeminaryDr. John Meade, Phoenix Seminary

*Featured Song: Othello - Isaiah 53 (Streetlights Bible) + (video)

November 9, 2014

Prophecy in Isaiah [11/09/2014]

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Fulfilled prophecies are an important apologetic proof. BPR drops some from the book of Isaiah. We also delve into key theological points from Isaiah, contra Mormon and Jehovah's Witnesses theology.

*Featured Song: Lamp Mode Recordings - Holiness of God (Grass Roots Vol. 1)

July 27, 2014

Navigating 1 Corinthians 14 [07/27/2014]

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Pastors Vermon, Bob and Vocab discuss this challenging and instructive section of Paul's letter to the church at Corinth. Includes:
-Church Order
-Women in Ministry

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

April 27, 2014

Seth Andrews DEBATE #2/Old Testament iWitness [04/27/2014]

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Part two of our interview/debate with Seth Andrews, host of The Thinking Atheist podcast.

The second half of the show features artist and author Doug Powell. We talk about his new apologetics app and some choice OT questions:

  • Did Moses write the Torah? 
  • What is the Apocrypha?
  • Special Guests: Seth Andrews, author of Deconverted and Doug Powell, author of Old Testament iWitness.

    March 30, 2014

    Against the Gods [03/30/2014]

    EPISODE #184
    Did Israelite religion incorporate pagan motifs into its writings? If so, why? Archaeologist and Ancient Near Eastern scholar Dr. John Currid joins us to explain the polemical theology of the Old Testament.

    Special Guest: Dr. John Currid (Ph.D., University of Chicago), author of Against the Gods

    March 2, 2014

    Progressive Covenantalism [03/02/2014]

    EPISODE #180
    Based on an e-mail question from a listener. How does Progressive Covenantalism eschatology differ from Dispensationalism... and even classic Covenant Theology? We survey Kingdom through Covenant by Peter Gentry for a balanced view of the covenants.

    Special Guest: Dr. John Meade of Phoenix Seminary

    February 23, 2014

    What Is Biblical Theology? [02/23/2014]

    EPISODE #179
    -The differences between historical or systematic and Biblical theology
    -Meanings and import of key symbols in the Bible
    -Biblical theology in relation to sexism and slavery
    -The practical impact of Biblical Theology

    Special Guest: James M. Hamilton Jr. (professor of biblical theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), and author of What Is Biblical Theology? A Guide to the Bible's Story, Symbolism, and Patterns

    December 22, 2013

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

    EPISODE #170
    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?

    October 13, 2013

    Genesis: The Big Ideas [10/13/2013]

    EPISODE #160
    Survey of the content and major themes of Genesis. 

    The Doctrine of Creation, The Call of Abraham, God's Providence in Joseph's life and more! 
    Suggested Resources: 
    Pastor Vermon's sermons on Genesis 
    June 9, 2013

    OT Archaeology [06/09/2013]

    EPISODE #141

    An interview with Doug Powell on Old Testament Archaeology for the biblical archaeology app he created called “iWitness Biblical Archaeology”. We discuss some major confirmations via archaeology for the bible.

    SPECIAL GUEST: Doug Powell of SelflessDefense
    February 24, 2013

    Proverbs & Wisdom Christology [02/24/2013]

    EPISODE #126

     The BPR crew discusses some intriguing questions:

    • How do we interpret the Old Testament Wisdom Literature?
    • How does the Book of Proverbs relate to Christology and the New Testament?
    February 17, 2013

    The Canaanite Judgment [02/17/2013]

    EPISODE #125

    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
    January 13, 2013

    The Day of the Lord in Joel [01/13/2013]

    EPISODE #120
    The BPR squad summarizes the book of Joel, one of the Hebrew prophets. We also discuss the motif and concept of the Day the Lord in biblical theology.
    July 4, 2012

    Preaching Christ from the Old Testament [07/01/2012]

    EPISODE #92

    We talk about our philosophy on OT homiletics and hermeneutics and use Ruth as a case study for how to preach Christ in the Old Testament.
    June 6, 2011

    The Problem of Evil - Habakkuk Style [06/05/2011]

    The Problem of Evil - Habakkuk Style [06/05/2011]:

    An exercise in biblical theology where we look at the Problem of Evil through the lens of the prophet Habakkuk.

    EPISODE #36

    May 11, 2011

    Old Testament Ethical Questions [05/08/2011]

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    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.
    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

    EPISODE #27