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Everyone Loves Sex: So Why Wait? Interview with Author Bryan Sands.

Sean McDowell, 18 February, 2018

[Original post by Sean McDowell found here]   I recently received a book in the mail called Everyone Loves Sex: So Why Wait? by Bryan Sands. Given that my father launched the “Why Wait” sexual purity movement in the 1980s, when I was in my early teen years, I was curious to… Read more »

8 Inconvenient Truths about Pornography

Sean McDowell, 11 February, 2018

[Original post by Sean McDowell found here]   For the past few years, I have been speaking and writing about the dangers of pornography. Although I have read dozens of books about the effects of porn, I recently heard Matt Fradd discuss it on Unbelievable? radio and decided to pick… Read more »

How Do You Best Prepare Students for College? Interview with Author Jonathan Morrow.

Sean McDowell, 4 February, 2018

[Original post by Sean McDowell found here.] Jonathan Morrow is one of the top communicators for both students and adults on apologetics and cultural issues. He is adjunct professor of Apologetics at Biola University (with me!) and director of cultural engagement at Impact 360 Institute where he teaches high school… Read more »

What is True Tolerance? Quick Video

Sean McDowell, 28 January, 2018

[Original post by Sean McDowell found here] Sean McDowell, Ph.D. is a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University, best-selling author, popular speaker, part-time high school teacher, and the Resident Scholar for Summit Ministries, California. Follow him on Twitter: @sean_mcdowell and his blog: seanmcdowell.org.

Does the Bible Have Contradictions?

Sean McDowell, 29 October, 2017

[Original post by Sean McDowell found here] Sean McDowell, Ph.D. is a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University, best-selling author, popular speaker, part-time high school teacher, and the Resident Scholar for Summit Ministries, California. Follow him on Twitter: @sean_mcdowell and his blog: seanmcdowell.org.

What is the Core Reason Kids Leave the Faith?

Sean McDowell, 8 October, 2017

[Original Post by Sean McDowell] There has been a lot of discussion recently about why kids leave the faith. People have rightly drawn attention to the role of poor theology, the importance of kids owning their faith, the significance of intellectual issues such as the apparent tension between science and… Read more »

Do Miracles Still Happen Today?

Sean McDowell, 24 September, 2017

[Original post by Sean McDowell found here] Sean McDowell, Ph.D. is a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University, best-selling author, popular speaker, part-time high school teacher, and the Resident Scholar for Summit Ministries, California. Follow him on Twitter: @sean_mcdowell and his blog: seanmcdowell.org.

2 Lessons from Living on Skid Row

Sean McDowell, 20 August, 2017

[Original post by Sean McDowell found here.] Recently I had the opportunity of co-leading a trip of 30+ high school students to stay at the Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row for three days. The students served meals in the kitchen, played Bingo with Mission residents, cleaned, played with children,… Read more »

Why Being “Blessed” is Better than Being “Happy”

Sean McDowell, 6 August, 2017

[Original post by Sean McDowell found here.] Our culture is obsessed with happiness. From the movies we watch, the purchases we make, and our obsessive use of technology and social media, it is clear that many people today live for happiness. You might be thinking, “So what? Isn’t happiness a… Read more »

Why Are Christians So Easily Offended? Quick VIDEO

Sean McDowell, 30 July, 2017

[Original post by Sean McDowell found here] Sean McDowell, Ph.D. is a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University, best-selling author, popular speaker, part-time high school teacher, and the Resident Scholar for Summit Ministries, California. Follow him on Twitter: @sean_mcdowell and his blog: seanmcdowell.org.

5 Game-Changing Books to Read this Summer

Sean McDowell, 2 July, 2017

[Original Post by Sean McDowell]   I love reading. And what better time is there to read than summer? While there are certainly plenty of good books to read, here are five of my personal favorites. While they tend to be in the category of apologetics and culture, these books… Read more »

Do We Really Live In A “Post-Truth” World?

Sean McDowell, 27 December, 2016

PHOTO CREDIT MIKE LICHT [Original Post by Sean McDowell  It’s official. The 2016 word of the year is “post-truth.” Last year it was an emoji. In 2014 the word was “vape.” And in 2013 it was “selfie.” With the truth twisting, emotional appeals, and personal attacks that characterized this past… Read more »

Should Christians Be Tolerant or Intolerant? Interview with Josh McDowell

Sean McDowell, 18 December, 2016

[Original post by Sean McDowell] SEAN: Dad, what is tolerance and how should it properly be defined? JOSH: A traditional definition has been to respect and honor another person’s beliefs and values without endorsing them or accepting them. In other words, tolerance involves loving someone with whom you may totally disagree…. Read more »

9 Important Insights about Generation Z

Sean McDowell, 8 December, 2016

Move over Millennials. A new generation is here. For the past decade, there has been considerable discussion about how to understand and reach Millennials. But now there is a new generation, roughly those born between 1995 and 2010, which are the newest focus. [Original Post by Sean McDowell] While the… Read more »

A Few Thoughts on the Hatmaker Position on LGBTQ

Sean McDowell, 3 November, 2016

[Post by Sean McDowell] [Article by Sean McDowell] For a variety of reasons, I [Sean] rarely respond publicly to other Christians. But in this case, I feel compelled to do so. Last week, in an effort to be compassionate and loving, popular Christian author Jen Hatmaker came out in support of… Read more »