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 28, 2014

Text and Manuscripts [12/28/2014]

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What is the quality of the New Testament text? What do we know about early Christian copyists? What was the character of early Christian book production? What is the state of the manuscripts? What is the extent of textual variants?

Special Guests: Phillip Evans of American Friends of Tyndale House Cambridge and Christian hip hop artist Davis Absolute

Featured Song: Flame - Scripture Alone (The 6th)

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 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)

March 9, 2014

King James Version Controversy [03/09/2014]

Topics: Origins and translation of the KJV. False assumptions about the Textus Receptus. Textual and translational deficiencies. The "KJV Only” attack on ancient manuscripts and modern translations.

Special Guest: Dr. Ed Dalcour, author of The King James Version: The New Testament Textual and Translational Disputations.

March 18, 2012

Dan Wallace on the Oldest New Testament Manuscripts [03/18/2011]


Dr. Daniel Wallace of CSNTM answers two main questions about recently discovered NT papyri:
  • What are these new finds?
  • How important are they?

Special Guest: Dr. Daniel Wallace of Dallas Theological Seminary

September 5, 2011

Of Manuscripts and Surfboards [09/04/11]


The BPR hosts chop it up with Dr. Steve Hallam - a textual critic and a surfer! We talk about how we got today's Greek New Testament, give some basic manuscript info, some modern theory, and then finish off with the need for the church to be involved in textual criticism. We even do a run down of the more important ancient manuscripts and a brief summary of the earliest witnesses to the books. 

Special Guest: Dr. Steve Hallam
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