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Sean McDowell: Scripture Is Very Clear About God’s Design for Sexuality

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Dr. Sean McDowell is an associate professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He is a gifted communicator who is passionate about equipping the church to make the case for the Christian faith. Sean is the co-host for the Think Biblically podcast, one of the most popular podcasts on faith and cultural engagement, and he has written several books, including Chasing Love: Sex, Love, and Relationships in a Confused Culture. Sean is married to his high school sweetheart, Stephanie. They have three children and live in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

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Other Podcasts in the LGBTQ and the Church Series

Juli Slattery: This Is How the Church Can Begin the LGBTQ Conversation

Gregory Coles: It’s Possible to Be Same-Sex Attracted and Fully Surrendered to Jesus

Mark Yarhouse: How to Pastor Someone Who Has Gender Dysphoria

Ed Shaw: How God Has Used Same-Sex Attraction to Equip Me As a Pastor

Rachel Gilson: How Jesus Helps Me Say No to My Same-Sex Desires

Caleb Kaltenbach: Do You See the LGBTQ Community Through God’s Eyes?

Preston Sprinkle: Jesus Left the 99 to Pursue the One—And That Means Trans People

Laurence Koo: A Call for the American Church to Welcome Single (LGBTQ) Believers

Key Questions for Dr. Sean McDowell

-How can Christians handle the tension between their desire to remain faithful to their convictions and their desire to show love and compassion to others?

-What are the key Bible passages that speak to the LGBTQ conversation?

-Some people who are affirming of LGBTQ relationships believe the Bible supports their position. How do you respond to some of those arguments?

-What are you observing that young people are struggling with the most when it comes to sexuality and gender?

Key Quotes from Dr. Sean McDowell

“We have to be very clear on what Scripture teaches…Knowing what Scripture teaches and why it teaches it gives us some conviction to resist some of the narratives being pushed so fervently and non-stop in television, social media, Netflix, our educational system.”

“This is a messy conversation. There are not always easy answers.”

“We’re committed to Scripture, but we are committed to loving people sacrificially.” 

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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