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?

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

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Jason Daye
As Director of Ministry Development for Outreach, Inc., Jason dedicates his time to encouraging and equipping churches, denominations and ministry organizations to develop their Kingdom effectiveness by creating a culture that is both incarnational and invitational. Jason lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his beautiful wife and six children, where he enjoys hiking with his family, fighting rainbow trout, summiting 14ers and swapping stories with good friends. Connect with him on Twitter @jasondaye