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Reformed blogger PETER PIKE of Triablogue discusses his balanced and helpful articles on the "Islamicize Me" Series Controversy produced by Acts 17 Apologetics. We will talk about ...

Christian apologist VOCAB MALONE & Abu Khamr answer your questions LIVE on BACKPACK RADIO, the apologetics show with style and humor! Subscribe - New uploads weekly! Help keep ...

Robert Spencer on the role of women in Islam on BACKPACK RADIO {live}, the apologetics live stream show with style and humor! (NOTE: The audio begins rough but quickly clears up la...

Another worshipfull track blending rap and gospel praise ... features Vocab Malone.

Praise music meets rap ...

An important character on the show who was born from "Islamicize Me".

Episode #224How'd we get our current Bible? Why do we have the books we do in the NT? Were some "left out"? Vocab talks w Phillip Evans of Tyndale House & CHH artist Davis Ab...

Episode #223What is the quality of the NT text? What do we know about early Christian copyists? What was the character of early Christian book production? What is the state of the...

Episode #222 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 cultu...

EPISODE #221Christian rap pioneer FRED LYNCH talks: PID and Christian hip hop history rapping the entire gospel of John his relationship with Josh McDowell his hip ho...

Episode #220 We talk to James White about his book, "What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur'an". We focus on Chapter 11: "The Perfection of the Qur'an: Transmission of ...

Episode #219Dr. James White speaks on his debates w Muslim apologists. Hear exciting news from his travels to S. Africa and learn the significance of Islamic apologist Ahmed Deeda...

Bible Among the Myths

Episode #218OT expert Dr. John Oswalt compares the Hebrew Scriptures to the religious literature of other ancient peoples. Dr. Oswalt explains the Ancient Near Eastern context of ...

Apologetics in Isaiah

Episode #217OT 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 Mead...

Prophecy in Isaiah

Episode #216Fulfilled prophecies are an important apologetic proof. BPR drops some knowledge from the book of Isaiah. We also delve into key theological points from Isaiah, contra...

Episode #215Atheist-turned-Muslim, Andrew Livingston, writes counter-apologetic articles for TAQWA, an Islamic youth culture magazine. Vocab and Andrew debate Islamic soteriology ...

Episode #214Jonathan Sarfati and BPR in front of a live audience. Questions include: creation, evolution, age of the earth, interpreting Genesis, molecular machines and starlight...

Episode #213Children's church curriculum *is* an apologetics issue. Unfortunately, most of it is *weak*. Enter: THE GOSPEL PROJECT! Trevin talks theology, the story of the Bible, ...

Episode #212Creation scientist David Menton gives a detailed explanation Lucy's anatomy, followed by a refutation of evolutionist's claims about her. Plus: Jordan Worley on witnes...

Episode #211Pastor Jamal Bishara drops by the studio to tell the truth about Christians from the Middle East. Plus: Islamic communities in the US and training Christians to witne...

Problems with the Quran

Episode #210Anthony Rogers gives a devastating theological, philosophical and scientific critique of the Qur'an. He exposes contradictions, mistakes, and errors!   Special Guest:...

New Age "Jesus"

Episode #209 What is New Age spirituality? What's up w Jesus and the New Age? How do Eastern religions fit w Christianity? Dr. Doug Groothuis explains and shares his own journey....

Episode #208 Dr. Kurt Wise tells us about his:days at Harvard with Stephen Jay Gould faithful approach to Scripture and science model of the pre- and post-Flood world ways to emp...

Counter Cultural Church

Episode #207 Pastor Vermon of The Gospel Coalition discusses the content of his book. The church as a distinct light in a dark place.  The united church in a divided world. ...

Batman and the Gospel

Episode #206 Film critic Paul Asay of PLUGGED IN and Christian comic book writer/artist Bryce Morgan discuss gospel elements in the BATMAN mythos. We also ask: what is accepta...

Episode #205 Missionary David Witt compares and contrasts the Islamic doctrine of martyrdom and jihad with the Christian doctrine of suffering and persecution. Also, how to shar...

Human and Chimp DNA

Episode #204  Dr. Jeff Tomkins of the Institute for Creation Research joins us to discuss the DNA of chimps and humans based on these two articles:http://creation.com/human-ch...

"Gay" and Christian?

Episode #203  Dr. Michael Brown discusses his book Gay and Christian?". A fast-paced interview in free-association style (hear our first show with him link). We focus on the Bi...

Episode #202 An interview with Dr. Jonathan Sarfati of Creation Ministries. Vocab once co-interviewed him about Richard Dawkins with Jeff Durbin of Apologia Radio on Redemption...

Episode #201  Pastors discuss this challenging and instructive section of Paul's letter to the church at Corinth. Includes: -Prophecy -Church Order -Tongues -Women in Ministry ...

Episode #200  Scripture says “act like a man” (1 Cor 16:13-14) - but what is true masculinity? We discuss the biblical teaching on manhood, especially the responsibility of w...

Pop Culture Apologetics

Episode #199 The why and how of analyzing pop culture through a Christian worldview for apologetics. Our guest gives a broad interpretive framework for "popologetics". Practical, ...

EPISODE #198 We bring 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, fu...

Ingredients for Freedom

EPISODE #197 What is the basis for freedom of conscience and human rights? We dissect the underpinnings via the "Golden Triangle of Freedom" concept: freedom requires virtue, virt...

EPISODE #196 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 ...

Truth in Love to Mormons

EPISODE #195 When a Christian shares the gospel, what does the typical Mormon think and feel? How can the church witness (and not just debate or dispense information) in lo...

EPISODE #194 A Jewish believer in Jesus breaks down what ministry to non-Christian Jewish people looks like. Hear how Messianic prophecy plays a key role in apologetics and our gu...

Real Talk on Missions

EPISODE #193 Real talk on the theological impulses behind missions. We share experiences with missions work in Peru, France, and Kenya. The grimy facts and realities about mission...

Tithing vs Giving

EPISODE #192 What did OT tithing have to do with national Israel's sacrificial system? We explain the theology of giving in the NT and share practical strategies for generous givi...

EPISODE #191 Bill Nye the Science Guy, in a debate with Ken Ham, inferred the fossil record displays an evolutionary progression. We examine Nye's claims about the geologic colum...

EPISODE #190 What is Planned Parenthood? What is abortion, really (methods, risks, etc.)? Why do some charities and churches support PP? How can we stop Planned Parenthood and wha...

EPISODE #189 Show outline:-Major apologetic and doctrinal issues in the chapter -An early Christian creed in 1 Corinthians 15:3-5 -The future resurrection: what kind of body? -Wh...

EPISODE #188 Part two of Vocab's debate with Seth Andrews, host of The Thinking Atheist podcast. The second half of the show features artist and author Doug Powel...

EPISODE #187 Seth Andrews, host of the popular Thinking Atheist podcast, shares what he refers to as his "deconversion" story. Then, we ask each other questions and debate our ans...

Human Rights DEBATE

EPISODE #186 What are human "rights"? Where do they come from? Atheist Andre Salais of The Unbelievers Blog and Pastor Vocab discuss the concept of individual rig...

The Myth of Neutrality

EPISODE #185 Is there a such a thing as "neutrality"? Do Christians and non-Christians have "common ground"? Chris Bolt joins us to explain why pushing the antithesis is cr...

Against the Gods

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 expla...

Is Jesus the ONLY Way?

EPISODE #183 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 to...

What is Love?

EPISODE #182 What is love ... really? In answer to this question, we exegete 1 Corinthians 13. We also read some of your e-mails. Theme music courtesy of Old School Christi...

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