Home Podcast Josh and Sean McDowell: How to Answer Skeptics in a Post-Truth World

Josh and Sean McDowell: How to Answer Skeptics in a Post-Truth World

Josh McDowell Sean McDowell

Josh McDowell is a Christian apologist, evangelist and writer.  During his long ministry he has addressed more than 25 million people worldwide. He is the founder of Josh McDowell Ministries whose goal is to reach young people worldwide with the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is the author of “Evidence that Demands a Verdict.”

Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. Sean is an Associate Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University. He is also the Resident Scholar for Summit California.

Key Questions:

What was it like for a father and son to write a book together?

What does the new edition of “Evidence that Demands a Verdict” contain that the original does not?

What is the value and role of apologetics in ministry today?

What are the biggest shifts in skepticism since this book was first written?

How do you hope pastors and Christian leaders use this book?

[SUBSCRIBE] For more ChurchLeaders podcasts click here!

Key Quotes:

“This book contains a majority of the questions that you might have about the bible.”

“Truth changes but its critics don’t.”

“Evidence is not argumentative, its neutral. Its how you use it whether it’s good positive or unproductive.”

“Evidence for me is not the gospel, it the support of the gospel.”

“If we really don’t have answers to the touch questions and somebody presses us, we get defensive.”

“Sometimes apologists are not healthy people. Sometime people get into apologetics because they like to argue.”

“The more a christian understands what they believe, they’re much less influenced by the culture around them”

“Ministry today is truth in the context of relationships.”

Mentioned in the Show:

Evidence that Demands a Verdict

Os Guinness

Lee Strobel

Previous articleHow to Lead Better
Next articleDon’t Dismiss Abuse: People Matter More than Institutions
Jason serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at PastorServe, a ministry committed to strengthening the Church by serving pastors through personal coaching and church consulting. He also hosts FrontStage BackStage, a podcast and YouTube show, that helps pastors embrace healthy, well-balanced leadership as they develop a sustainable rhythm for life and ministry. Prior to joining the PastorServe team, Jason served as Vice President of Ministry Mobilization at Outreach, Inc., and as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement. Additionally, Jason served for nearly two decades in pastoral leadership, primarily as a lead pastor, in several contexts, including church plant re-launch, multisite church, multiethnic urban church, and an established suburban church. His experience as a lead pastor has provided numerous opportunities to coach and mentor pastors across the country. Jason and his beautiful wife, Monica, are the proud parents of six children and live on Anastasia Island, Florida. @jasondaye