But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Sean McDowell - Apologetic Report

Working with a team of over three dozen Biola grad students, Sean recently helped his father, Josh McDowell, update his classic book "Evidence that Demands a Verdict." Scott interviews Sean about how both culture and the historical evidence for Christianity have changed over the past few decades....

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 21:00

How Do We Best Reach LGBTQ Young People?

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image How well is the church engaging LGBTQ students? What can youth influencers do better? Sean interviews youth expert Jonathan McKee about an upcoming event.

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image How has the loss of truth devastated our culture? How do we "save truth" in our post-truth world? Sean interviews Abdu Murray about his new book "Saving Truth"

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Pastor Andy Stanley recently gave a sermon in which he suggested that Christians today should unhitch the Old Testament from our faith. Scott and Sean interview Messianic Jew Mitch Glaser for his thoughts and insights. They discuss the Jewish roots of the Christian faith, the relationship between...

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Friday, 18 May 2018 21:00

Determinism's Self-Destruct Button

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image Can determinists change their minds? What would it take? Guest blogger Tim Stratton discusses one big problem for naturalism.

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What is the most effective approach for defending the faith today? What does it mean to do apologetics through the lens of the cross? Sean and Scott interview professor Josh Chatraw about his new book, "Apologetics at the Cross." Josh offers some lessons for evangelism and apologetics today from...

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image What are the most powerful and easy passages to use to show the deity of Jesus? Sean shares three of his favorites that can be easily memorized and shared.

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image Why were some ancient "Gospels" left out of the Bible? Is there a conspiracy? Sean gives three reasons Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are superior to others.

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Spoiler alert! In this special episode, Scott and Sean discuss the ethical questions behind the recent blockbuster movie Infinity War. Here is the big question they explore: Under what conditions is it just to sacrifice a life (or lives) for another? They discuss various scenarios in the film and...

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image What are common mistakes Christians make in outreach to Mormons? What are the most effective strategies? Sean interviews expert E. Johnson about their new book.

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 07:57

How Were People Saved Before Jesus?

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image How could people be saved before the life and death of Jesus? Were people saved through faith, works, or some other means? Sean briefly responds.

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 05:00

Podcast: The Porn Myth (with Matt Fradd)

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How is porn affecting this generation? What are some of the most common and pernicious myths people believe about how it affects relationships? Sean and Scott interview Matt Fradd, author of "The Porn Myth." He offers an insightful cultural analysis of how porn has shaped our culture, responds to...

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Monday, 07 May 2018 21:00

The Gospel and Avengers: Infinity War

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image Sean explains how the Avengers: Infinity War movie captures the power of the gospel by reminding us that the greatest act of love is personal sacrifice.

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image How does the evidence for Jesus fare when viewed as a "big picture"? Sean shows the multiple lines of evidence that unanimously support the existence of Jesus.

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image Why can't God simply allow some sins? Wouldn't it be more loving for God to be more permissive of sin? Sean briefly tackles these questions.

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Tuesday, 01 May 2018 21:00

Sharing the Good News with Mormons

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image What is the best strategy for sharing the gospel with Mormons? Is there one best approach or many? Sean discusses a new resource to help answer these Questions.

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Monday, 30 April 2018 21:00

The Moral Question Behind Infinity War

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image Infinity War raises an important ethical question: Is it morally just to sacrifice an innocent life (or lives) to save others? Sean offers two reflections.

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In this episode, Sean and Scott talk with Judge Ken Starr and Dr. Thomas Farr about the state of religious liberty today in America and beyond. How concerned should Christians be? What big issues are on the horizon? And how can Christians respond? Starr and Farr bring remarkable perspective and...

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image What is the secret to asking good questions? How do you become a better question-asker? Sean shares three ideas from his life and experience.

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 03:00

If Satan was With God, How Did He Fall?

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image If Satan was in God's presence, how did he ever sin? What was the motivation for his rebellion against God? Sean briefly addresses these questions.

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Monday, 23 April 2018 07:13

Why GQ Is Wrong. The Bible is a Must-Read.

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image Is the Bible a dispensable book educated people don't have to read. GQ thinks so. Sean draws an important lesson and shows the unequaled influence of the Bible.

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image How can lay apologists help get apologetics into the local church? To offer some practical ideas, Sean interviews Tom Gilson. But we also need YOUR help!

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 21:00

What is the Greatest Need of this Generation?

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image Generation Z is often described as diverse, digitally native, and post-Christian. What is their greatest need? Sean tackles this question.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:35

If I Can't See God, How Do I Know He Is Real?

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image Why can't God just make Himself visible? How can I trust God is real if I can't see Him with my eyes? Sean briefly responds to these Qs with evidence for God.

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image Do you need a dramatic conversion story for God to use you? From his own experience, Sean discusses how God can use anyone willing to share their story.

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