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.

February 23, 2014

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

-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

January 26, 2014

Nouthetic Counseling [01/26/2014]

EPISODE: #175 
Nouthetic counseling: the history, the basis and some resources.
How does the biblical counseling model differ from other models?
Jeff even gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of his appearance on The History Channel regarding drug addiction.

Special Guest: Pastor Jeff Durbin of Apologia Radio
January 19, 2014

What is Presbyterianism? [01/19/2014]

Introduction to the topic of Presbyterianism: the doctrine, the history, the practice.
Vocab even interviews a crusty Presbyterian curmudgeon.

October 27, 2013

Facebook Epistemology [10/27/2013]

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

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

September 22, 2013

Sola Fide, Sola Gratia [09/22/2013]

We dive right into some great listener responses first and then discuss 2 of the 5 solas of the Protestant Reformation: Sola Fide ('by Faith Alone') and Sola Gratia ('Grace Alone').

BONUS: We recommend these sermons preached at Roosevelt Community Church on these solas as a compliment to this program: Sola Fide by Jason Walsh and Sola Gratia by Vermon Pierre.

September 8, 2013

Sola Scriptura& Evolution Feedback [09/08/2013]

We interact with some feedback from an atheist about evolution from our recent Darwin's Doubt show with Dr. Stephen C. Meyer. Then we transition into the Protestant doctrine of Sola Fide (Scripture Alone); what it means; what it doesn't mean; why it's important, and its practical applications. 

BONUS: We recommend this sermon preached at Roosevelt Community Church on these solas as a compliment to this program: Sola Scriptura by Vocab Malone

August 25, 2013

Reformation History & Rap [08/25/2013]

It is essential to grasp not only the doctrines of the Reformation but also the historical background - this show helps you do just that. We cover the major ideas, doctrines, the Reformers themselves and we play a rap song on the German Reformation by hip hop artist Through Hymn.

Special Guests: Tim Statezny and Scott Rose, Jr.

September 1, 2013

Geneva Journeys [09/01/2013]

The BPR hosts share their individual journeys as to how they became Reformed in their theology. Bob, Vermon and Vocab tell their stories and struggles and why they think embracing the doctrines of grace is significant.

April 7, 2013

Being Black & Reformed [04/07/2013]

A discussion about the black and Reformed movement. What are some of the big issues? We bring up the book Glory Road and talk about some Reformed rappers.

January 3, 2013

On Jonathan Edwards [12/30/2012]


Interview with an author who is an Edwards expert. An overview of his God-centered theology, as well as his life and lasting influence. 

Special Guest: Dr. Kyle Strobel of Grand Canyon University
June 25, 2012

Joy of Calvinism [06/24/2012]

Greg Forster says Calvinism is widely misunderstood. We review his book, The Joy of Calvinism, published by Crossway. It is subtitled "Knowing God’s Personal, Unconditional, Irresistible, Unbreakable Love". Check out the Roosevelt Institute Class on this topic filmed this past April...

Roosevelt Institute Class - Pastor Bob Korljan - 4 Videos
BOOK STUDY: The Joy of Calvinism: Knowing God's Personal, Unconditional, Irresistable, Unbreakable Love by Greg Forster
April 01, 2012
April 15, 2012
April 22, 2012
April 29, 2012

April 1, 2012

Answering Objections to Calvinism [04/01/2012]


Pastor John Samson talks about his story, his ministry and his book, Twelve What Abouts. We park on John 3:16 and 2 Peter 3:9 for awhile as we go through some of the big spots found in the book, especially the topic of the love of God. 

Special Guest: Author John Samson
December 27, 2010

Perseverance of the Saints [12/26/10]

Perseverance of the Saints [12/26/2010]

How does this teaching minister to our hearts when experiencing doubts, trials, temptation to sin, shame, guilt or performance burdens? Very challenging show. EPISODE 13