Posts Categorized: #SundayWithSean

How Do You Talk to Kids About God? Interview with Author Natasha Crain.

(Original post by Sean McDowell here.) With the popularity of her blog and books, Natasha Crain has exploded onto the scene as an important voice in the world of parenting and apologetics (and beyond!). Her story, which she briefly shares below, is both encouraging and motivating for those of us who deeply care about equipping and reaching the… Read more »

Freedom Through Obedience: A Lesson from Star Wars

  [Original post by Sean McDowell found here.] Personal autonomy has become the reigning virtue of our day. If it feels true to you, then it must be true for you. As SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy famously said, “At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe,… Read more »

Why Apologetics Has a Bad Name

(Original post by Sean McDowell can be found here.) In the updated Evidence that Demands a Verdict, my father and I lay out some of the most recent and compelling historical evidence for the Christian faith. And yet before we present the evidence, we offer some reasons why many Christians dismiss apologetics entirely. The goal of this post… Read more »

Clearing the Fog: “Christianity Doesn’t Need Evidence Because Faith is Blind”

(Original post by Sean McDowell can be found here.) Many atheist critiques of Christianity claim that faith is blind, irrational, stupid. In his book The God Delusion, leading atheist Richard Dawkins asserts that faith opposes reason, and calls faith a “delusion,” which he describes as “persistent false belief held in the face of strong contradictory evidence” (p…. Read more »

Was Jesus An Apologist?

(Original post by by Sean McDowell here.) A few years ago, I had a discussion with an influential theologian who claimed that Jesus was not an apologist. He pointed out that, except for 1 Peter 3:15, the New Testament appearances of apologia (“defense”) all come from the writing or ministry of Paul. Does this mean… Read more »

Is Biblical Teaching on Sex Hateful and Repressive?

(Original post by Sean McDowell here.)Let’s face it; we live in a world saturated with sex. Our movies, music, novels, politics, and even advertisements are dominated by sex. Essentially, the celebrated view of sex in our culture is: if it feels good, do it. According to the ideas propagated by the late Hugh Hefner, and others... Read more »

5 Earth-Shattering Events Linked to the Bible

(Original posted by Sean McDowell here) In the recent update to my father’s classic book Evidence that Demands a Verdict, we begin with a chapter on the uniqueness of the Bible. Unquestionably, in comparison to every book ever written, the Bible stands out as unique in a number of areas including authorship, literary genres, translation, geographical production, circulation,… Read more »

​Apologetics Is Not Saying You’re Sorry

(Original post by Sean McDowell found here.) As a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University, I (Sean) help prepare students to answer tough questions raised against the Christian faith. One day someone from outside the Biola academic community called our university to ask why we offer classes on apologizing for the faith. She thought apologetics meant… Read more »

Humorous Bible Translation Errors…and What They Mean for Biblical Reliability

Original post by Sean McDowell here. Jewish and Christian scribes took inordinate care in copying the Bible from one generation to the next. For a variety of reasons, we can have great confidence that our present Bibles have considerable fidelity to the original writings.[1] Hands down, the Bible is the most carefully preserved book from the… Read more »