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Sean McDowell, PhD

Author & Professor, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

Sean McDowell, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He is the author, co-author or editor of over twenty books, including Evidence that Demands a Verdict and Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God’s Design for Marriage. He is the host a popular YouTube channel in which he discusses cultural, worldview, and apologetics issues.  Dr. McDowell earned a PhD in Apologetics and Worldview Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife have three children and live in Southern California.

Sean McDowell's Recommended Resources

Sean’s website offers a host of resources—books, podcasts, videos, and articles—designed to help bring truth to the next generation on today’s most pressing issues.

Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith & Culture

A weekly podcast that offers Christian perspectives on some of the most significant issues facing today's church and culture. In each episode, hosts Scott Rae and Sean McDowell — professors at Biola University's Talbot School of Theology — draw upon biblical wisdom and insights from guest experts as they explore how Christians can thoughtfully and faithfully engage with cultural trends and current events.

Chasing Love: Sex, Love, and Relationships in a Confused Culture

Romantic love: our culture is perennially obsessed with it . . . but also increasingly confused. Is love about self-fulfillment---or self-sacrifice? McDowell explores the Bible's "radical upside-down" approach, addressing how Jesus speaks to singleness, LGBTQ issues, and sexual sin, and tackling the question "What if I'm not happy in my marriage?" 192 pages, softcover from B&H.