VOCAB MALONE, streetapologist.com blogger, Christian apologist
Pastor, Teaching and Outreach @Roosevelt Community Church
Host of Urban Theologian Radio, occasional mc / slam poet and student

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John-Mark Rieser (“Vocab Malone”) is a Christian apologist and semi-retired Christian hip hop recording artist who still dabbles in freestyling and urban poetry at open mic nights. He is a pastor-elder at Roosevelt Community Church and the host of Urban Theologian Radio. audio for sermons @Roosevelt

Vocab spends his free time drinking espresso with his wife and doing lots of nerdy  things (for example, going to Comicon in cosplay) with his sons Malachi, Luke and  Micah. Vocab and his wife Nicole have a passion for orphan care and have adopted  three times and currently have one foster child in their care.

Phoenix First Pastors College, AA (1999-2001)
Phoenix Seminary, MA (2008–2013)
Talbot Theological Seminary, D. Min candidate (2013-present)

Host and Producer of Urban Theologian Radio (2010-present)

Blogger at StreetApologist.com and BackpackTruth.com (2007-present)
Founder of Urban Artists United in Christ (2001-2008)
Writer and co-director of The One, a Gospel Hip-Hopera (2003-2007)
Numerous recording projects (1996-2009)


Is Jesus God? A Training Debate (10/19/2013)
as Muslim apologist “Jamar Sadat” vs. Anthony Rogers
First Arabic Baptist Church, Phoenix, AZ

Ask A Question: A Christian and Atheist Discussion (09/06/2013)
vs. atheist William Costigan

Roosevelt Community Church, Phoenix, AZ

Does Evil Nullify God’s Existence? (04/06/2012)
vs. atheists Jason Short and Randy Chelsey
Roosevelt Community Church, Phoenix, AZ

Atheists and Christians: A Case for Friendship (03/02/2012)
with atheists Wade Austin Padgett and Omar David Call
Roosevelt Community Church, Phoenix, AZ

Which Makes More Sense: Christianity or Atheism? (04/01/2011)
with Jeff Durbin vs. atheists Shawn Esplin and Omar Call
Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Tempe, AZ

Do the Gospels Teach that Salvation Can Be Lost? (01/2011)
vs. Roman Catholic apologist Catholic Nick
hosted at “Nick’s Catholic Blog”

Can the Resurrection of Jesus be Historically Substantiated? (06/2010)
vs. atheist Tim Jorgensen of Denmark
hosted at “Better Than Faith”

The Personhood Discussion (12/2009)
vs. atheist skeptic Jim Lippard

hosted at “The Lippard Blog”


Chapters Contributed in E-Books
“Apologetics, the Church and Cultural Relevance”, in How to Get Apologetics in Your Church. Edited by Brian Auten of Apologetics315 (Fall 2010). Available in PDF/KINDLE/AUDIO BOOK.

‘The Gospels Tell Me So’, with Paul D. Adams in Is Christianity True? Edited by Brian Auten of Apologetics315 (Spring 2010). Available in PDF/KINDLE/AUDIO BOOK.



2 Responses to “ABOUT”

  1. Prayson Daniel October 15, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    Vocab, I am one of the leaders at Christian Apologetics Alliance and would like to invite you to see if it is something for you. You will get to meet other apologists, known and unknow (E.g. J. Warner Wallace(known) and the-like-me(unknown)) in a close group on Facebook and if you would love, join a contributor post in a rapid growing CAA blog.

  2. Cercatore April 11, 2016 at 4:03 am #

    Love Your site Bro!

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