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A Christian View of Black History Month (with John Talley III)


Vocab Malone guest hosted on Tom Brown’s radio show on Faith Talk 1360 KPXQ.
Topic: A Christian view of Black History Month

Special Guest: John Talley III

Featured Song: Christ Exalted (Lyrical Catechism, 2013) – Benjamin The Esquire

[originally aired 2016/02/08 on Koinonia-Faith Talk 1360]

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Why Study Black Church History? (with J. Miles)


Our good friend Tom Brown hosts Koinonia Radio on Faith Talk 1360 KPXQ. One day, he let Vocab Malone and J. Miles run the show. They discussed three reasons to study black church history, read a poem and introduced a few black Christians you should know – but probably don’t.

Special Guest: Josh Miles

Featured Song: Slave Trade (Slave Trade EP, 2012) – J. Miles

[originally aired 2015/02/09]

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J. Gresham Machen for the Hip Hop Generation (with FLAME)

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PART 3 OF THE URBAN THEOLOGIAN TRILOGY

J. Gresham Machen delivered a famous address on November 3, 1921 and later turned it into a book published as Christianity & Liberalism.  Christian hip hop artist FLAME drops the knowledge on Machen’s modern relevance.
Plus: St. Louis slang, Cardinals baseball, Black Hebrew Israelites, the Moors and Ferguson!

Special Guest: Flame graduated from Boyce College and is currently working on his master’s degree in Biblical Counseling at Southern Seminary. He just dropped his 8th studio album, FORWARD.

Featured Song: Move Forward (Forward, 2015) – FLAME

 

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Inerrancy, Assyrian Christians UPDATE (with Diana Benjamin)

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Vocab interviews Pastor Bob on the doctrine of inerrancy. We also get a news update on the persecuted Assyrian Christians in Iraq and Syria from an Assyrian Christian.

Special Guest: Diana Benjamin, Assyrian Christian

Featured SongNo Silence (Rewind) – Flame feat. Lecrae

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St. Augustine (with Ken Samples)

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Based off Ken’s series, “If I had Lunch with St. Augustine.” We touch on Augustine’s life, accomplishments, controversies, and ask “how did a great sinner become a great saint?”

Special Guest: Ken Samples, of RTB, read part 1 of his Augustine article

Featured Song: Take Up & Read (Lyrical Theology: Part 1, 2013) – shai linne feat. Through Hymn, Omri and Ant

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The Real St. Patrick (with Mike Pettengill)

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Patrick went from slave to evangelist. He was ahead of his time in his treatment of women. Mike Pettengill wants to reclaim the true Patrick and his missionary legacy.

Special Guest: Mike Pettengill, missionary and author, St. Patrick: Reclaiming the Great Missionary,

Featured Song: Plate Fulla Funk (Plate Fulla Funk, 1995) – DDC

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30 Black Christians You Should Know: Complete Edition

30 Black Christians You Should Know: All 30!

This unique series – 30 Black Christians You Should Know – was sponsored and promoted by URBAN THEOLOGIAN RADIO. Pastor Vocab (John-Mark) of Roosevelt Community Church did the research and created the text for each digital card. Akande Davis of Advent Analog Media provided the graphic design. Megan Rose released the images on social media. You can download and use them for teaching purposes. Do not sell, they are meant to be free. Give Urban Theologian Radio  or Roosevelt Community Church a shout out if you use them.

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Five Reasons to Study Black Church History

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Pastor Vermon and Vocab Malone give five reasons why the history of the black church is important and should be studied.

Featured Song: Racial Diversity (Rewind) – Flame

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New Testament Canon: Covenant & Community [01/04/2015]

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How did we get our current Bible? Why do we have the books we do in the New Testament? Were some books left out of the New Testament? Vocab discusses these issues with Phillip Evans of Tyndale House and Christian hip hop artist Davis Absolute.

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

Featured Song: Picture That (Light Generation)- Justword

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CELSUS vs. THE EARLY CHRISTIANS (177-180 AD)

WHO WAS CELSUS?

Celsus

No discussion on critics of the ancient church would be complete without the most salient of them all – the pagan intellectual Celsus.

He wrote a polemical tour de force titled True Doctrine (also translated as True Word, True Account or True Discourse), published in the late second century (ca.  170 AD). Celsus’ attack was the first all-out – and informed – salvo we have on Christianity. More than a passing comment or a veiled allusion; it was a collection of objections contra Christianity.
Initially, Celsus seems to have been overlooked by Christians but a century later Origen felt it was prudent to respond to the work in his Against Celsus (ca. 246 AD). The strange thing about Origen going toe to toe with the ghost of Celsus is both were essentially Platonists! They held in common many presuppositions, though Origen saw God as personal and Celsus did not, for Celsus believed Christianity’s “doctrine of a divine intervention in history is incompatible with Platonic axioms”.[1] Celsus, a a philosopher of the Middle Platonist school, did not reject everything in Christianity outright (e.g., the Logos doctrine, certain ethical principles, etc.).

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