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The Sean McDowell Show

Dr. 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 Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. On this channel he tackles some of the biggest questions about God, morality, and contemporary culture. Visit www.seanmcdowell.org for more posts and info.

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Recent Episodes of The Sean McDowell Show


From Satan to Jesus (Interviewing an Ex-Satanist)

From Satan to Jesus (Interviewing an Ex-Satanist)

HOW and WHY would former Satanist convert to Christianity? Why did she leave the Satanic Temple and join the Christian church? My guest today is Tepe, an ex-Satanist who one day picked up my father's classic book Evidence Demands a Verdict and was changed. We discuss her journey, the difference between naturalistic and supernaturalistic version of Satanism, and words of encouragement for the church. Don't miss this one! READ: Evidence that Demands a Verdict (https://amzn.to/3K5RFrf) *Get a MASTERS IN APOLOGETICS or SCIENCE AND RELIGION at BIOLA (https://bit.ly/3LdNqKf) *See our fully online UNDERGRAD...

Episode 11 June 2024 1h, 5m and 13s


C.S. Lewis: The Story of His Journey to Faith and Christian Apologist

C.S. Lewis: The Story of His Journey to Faith and Christian Apologist

Why was C.S. Lewis formerly an atheist? What arguments and experiences convinced him to change his mind, and which people played a key role in his conversion? In this interview, I talk with author and expert Harry Lee Poe about his latest book: THE MAKING OF C.S. LEWIS: FROM ATHEIST TO APOLOGIST. READ: "The Making of C.S. Lewis" by Harry Lee Poe (https://amzn.to/3ktyknN) *Get a MASTERS IN APOLOGETICS or SCIENCE AND RELIGION at BIOLA (https://bit.ly/3LdNqKf) *USE Discount Code [SMDCERTDISC] for $100 off the BIOLA APOLOGETICS CERTIFICATE program (https://bit.ly/3AzfPFM) ...

Episode 8 June 2024 1h, 5m and 9s


Sharing Jesus on the Joe Rogan Podcast (Adam Curry Comes to Faith)

Sharing Jesus on the Joe Rogan Podcast (Adam Curry Comes to Faith)

Adam Curry is a podcaster, announcer, internet entrepreneur and media personality, known for his stint as VJ on MTV and being one of the first celebrities personally to create and administer Web sites. He's been on Joe Rogan recently talking about his faith! Check out his podcast "No Agenda" with new shows available every Sunday and Thursday. READ: "Evidence that Demands A Verdict" (https://amzn.to/3QqF1pY) *Get a MASTERS IN APOLOGETICS or SCIENCE AND RELIGION at BIOLA (https://bit.ly/3LdNqKf) *See our fully online UNDERGRAD DEGREE in Bible, Theology, and Apologetics: (https://bit.ly/448STKK) FOLLOW...

Episode 4 June 2024 1h, 15m and 18s


Why Determinism Fails (Feel Free to Disagree!)

Why Determinism Fails (Feel Free to Disagree!)

Are humans physical machines determined by the laws of chemistry and physics? Has science shown that free will is a myth? Sean and Scott invite Biola philosophy professor Greg Ganssle to discuss the recent book Determined by Robert Sapolsky. They discuss the nature of free will, respond to common arguments in favor of determinism, and talk about why this issue matters so much for human flourishing. READ: Determined, by Robert Sapolsky (https://amzn.to/3w1r0rX) READ: Our Deepest Desires: How the Christian Story Fulfills Human Aspirations (https://amzn.to/3xCSmFc) *Get a MASTERS IN APOLOGETICS or SCIENCE...

Episode 31 May 2024 49m and 12s


Why Polyamory is Problematic (Response to a New Trend)

Why Polyamory is Problematic (Response to a New Trend)

What is polyamory and why is it being discussed and promoted today? Is there such a thing as "Christian polyamory"? Will polyamorous relationships work? Are they good for kids? While relying on Scripture and social science research, Sean and Scott discuss these questions and more. READ: Chasing Love: Sex, Love and Relationships in a Confused World (https://amzn.to/3JEwH26) *Get a MASTERS IN APOLOGETICS or SCIENCE AND RELIGION at BIOLA (https://bit.ly/3LdNqKf) *See our fully online UNDERGRAD DEGREE in Bible, Theology, and Apologetics: (https://bit.ly/448STKK) FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: https://twitter.com...

Episode 28 May 2024 47m and 13s


Why Christianity Makes Sense (w/ Bobby Conway)

Why Christianity Makes Sense (w/ Bobby Conway)

Does Christianity Still Make Sense? Years after Bobby Conway became a Christian, this question haunted him. Even though he was the pastor of a thriving church, it seemed as if his entire belief structure was dismantling. Bobby shares his story of coming to faith as a young adult, only to face unexpected intellectual doubts about the claims of Christianity. He talks about how he thought through issues like church hypocrisy, the moral failures of church leaders, and the increasing popularity of people claiming to be spiritual, but not affiliating with organized religion. *Get a MASTERS IN APOLOGETICS or SCIENCE...

Episode 24 May 2024 57m and 32s


An UPDATE On Noah's Ark: The Latest Discoveries (ft. Titus Kennedy)

An UPDATE On Noah's Ark: The Latest Discoveries (ft. Titus Kennedy)

What do the latest excavations reveal about the search for Noah's ark? Is it possibly in Iran or the mountains of Ararat? Dr. Titus Kennedy has excavated at a few archaeological sites in the Ararat region, in addition to on the ground research, and he gives us an update on the various claims and discoveries. READ: The Essential Archaeological Guide to Bible Lands (https://amzn.to/3TSJYZG) *Get a MASTERS IN APOLOGETICS or SCIENCE AND RELIGION at BIOLA (https://bit.ly/3LdNqKf) *See our fully online UNDERGRAD DEGREE in Bible, Theology, and Apologetics: (https://bit.ly/448STKK) FOLLOW ME...

Episode 21 May 2024 54m and 46s


From Feminism to Faith (Amazing Story of Kelley Keller)

From Feminism to Faith (Amazing Story of Kelley Keller)

What would encourage a young woman to become a Christian, abandon faith, embrace Marxian feminism, go through a season of doubt, and then come back to faith? Sean interviews Kelley Keller, a lawyer by training, about her remarkable story of why she became a Christian. READ: Why I am A Christian? From Marxian Feminism to Faith: https://kelleykeller.substack.com/cp/139505127 WATCH: "How a Militant Marxist (and Atheist) Found God" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eti1TxLIxU8 *Get a MASTERS IN APOLOGETICS or SCIENCE AND RELIGION at BIOLA (https://bit.ly/3LdNqKf) *USE Discount Code [SMDCERTDISC] for $100 off...

Episode 18 May 2024 58m and 35s


A World-Renowned Harvard-Trained Eye Surgeon Comes to Faith

A World-Renowned Harvard-Trained Eye Surgeon Comes to Faith

Dr. Ming Wang graduated form Harvard & MIT and is a world-class cataract and LASIK eye surgeon, philanthropist, and community activist. Growing up in the 1960s, Ming had to play the Chinese erhu violin and dance in order to avoid being sent away to labor camps for a life of hard labor and poverty, a devastating fate that fell upon 20 million youths in China. He eventually made his way to America with only $50. Sean interviews Dr. Wang about his inspirational story and the reasons he became a Christian. READ: From Darkness to Sight, by Dr. Ming Wang (https://amzn.to/3...

Episode 14 May 2024 1h, 6m and 28s


How To Ruin Your Life In 7 Steps (Don't Do These)

How To Ruin Your Life In 7 Steps (Don't Do These)

Joshua Broome spent five years in the porn industry and made over 1,000 adult films. He was the Male Performer of the Year (2012). And yet he left it all and began to follow Jesus. He has since become a pastor, speaker, and author. His new book is just out called "7 Lies That Will Ruin Your Life." We discuss each of these seven lies and the story behind this book. READ: 7 Lies That Will Ruin Your Life (https://amzn.to/43UgzD4) WATCH: Ex-Porn Star Becomes a Pastor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqPglqhDXBQ *Get a MASTERS IN APOLOGETICS or SCIENCE...

Episode 10 May 2024 54m and 35s

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