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Truth in Love to Mormons [06/15/2014]

BPR#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 love to Mormons? We focus on equipping evangelicals to better reach their LDS friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers.

Special Guest: Mark J. Cares, author of Speaking the Truth in Love to Mormons and President of Truth in Love Ministries

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Jewish Believers in Jesus [06/08/2014]

BPR#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 guest’s testimony!

Special Guest: Jeff Kran of Chosen People Ministries

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Real Talk on Missions [06/01/2014]

BPR#193

Real talk on the theological impulses behind missions. Vocab and Bob share their experiences with missions work in Peru, France and Kenya. The grimy facts and realities about missions drawn from Scripture.

BONUS: Here is a video of a sermon Vocab preached on “A Theology of Missions”

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Tithing vs Giving [05/25/2014]

BPR#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 giving.
Plus: we diss the prosperity “gospel” loud and clear!

BONUS: Pastor Bob sermon titled “It Is About Money (A Theology of Money)” 

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Evolution & The Fossil Record [05/18/2014]

BRP#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 column and also ask:
Is Tiktaalik a true transitional form?
What can – and can’t – the sun’s energy do?

 

Special Guest: Sal Giardina of AzOSA and New Creation Ministries

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Truth About Planned Parenthood [05/11/2014]

BPR#190

What is Planned Parenthood? What is abortion (methods, risks, etc.). Why do some charities and churches support PP? How can we stop Planned Parenthood and what are better alternatives?

Special Guest: Jason Walsh of Arizona Right to Life

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Resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15 [05/04/2014]

BPR#189

Highlights:
-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?
-What does it mean? The defeat of death!
-Feedback from from the Seth Andrews interview/debate

Plus: Vocab’s apology to Andre Salais from the HUMAN RIGHTS DEBATE

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

BPR#188

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.

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The Thinking Atheist INTERVIEW & DEBATE pt. 1 [04/20/2014]

BPR#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 answers. Our hope is that each “side” of the audience will better understand the other … and maybe even think about some things in a slightly different way.

Special Guest: Seth Andrews, author of Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason

*BONUS AUDIO! An lively in-depth off-air segment between Vocab, Vermon and Seth.

 

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Human Rights DEBATE [04/13/2014]

BPR#186

What are human “rights”? Where do they come from? Atheist Andre Salais of Unbelievers Radio and Pastor Vocab discuss the concept of individual rights: freedom of conscience, speech, religious liberty and a brief excursus on the Canaanite judgment.

Special Guest: Andre Salais, President of The Secular Student Alliance at Arizona State University.

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