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

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image How does a French atheist become a Christian? What advice does he have for Christians? Check out Sean's brief interview with Guillaume Bignon.

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What worldviews are competing for the hearts and minds of today’s students? What is unique about this generation? Sean interviews Dr. Jeff Myers, president of Summit Ministries, about how the church can best understand and reach Generation Z.

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 21:00

Can Empathy Ground Morality? No!

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image Does human conscience ground morality? Can feelings of empathy account for moral obligations? Guest blogger Timothy Fox offers a concise and insightful post.

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:38

What Makes the Bible So Special?

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image The Bible is different from all other books in history? What makes it so unique? Why has it been so influential? Sean briefly tackles these questions.

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 05:00

10 Biblical Reasons God Allows Suffering

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image Why does God allow suffering? What does the Bible have to say to those who suffer? Sean offers 10 biblical reasons to provide a perspective on suffering.

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How does economics shape what it means to “love our neighbor”? How should theology shape our view of economics? In this episode, Sean McDowell and Scott Rae interact with Dr. Tom Nelson, who is the head of Made To Flourish, a network of pastors and local churches committed to...

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image Is sex fluid or subjective? How should be respond to the "transgender moment"? Sean reviews the recent book by Ryan Anderson: "When Harry Became Sally."

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image Did God use evolution? Is there good evidence for design? Sean hosts a discussion among Dr. Rana (RTB), Dr. Applegate (BioLogos), and Dr. Guliuzza (ICR).

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Christians find themselves today in an increasingly secular culture, which is sometimes even hostile to the faith. In this setting, what is the most biblical and effective means of persuasion? In this episode, Sean McDowell and Scott Rae talk with author and Biola University professor Tim Muehlhoff...

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image The historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus is compelling. But there is also a deeper meaning that can transform how we live in the present.

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image There is great misunderstanding about the biblical concept of resurrection. It is different from other views of the afterlife. Sean offers clarity and insight.

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image Should Christians embrace the social justice movement? What is the biblical perspective on justice? Sean interview professor Thaddeus Williams.

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 05:00

Podcast: Theistic Evolution (with Stephen Meyer)

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Did God use evolution? Should Christians embrace evolution? In this episode, Sean and Scott talk with the leading intelligent design proponent Stephen Meyer about the new book Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique.

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image Does belief in the resurrection trace back to the apostles? Or was it invented later by the early church? Sean responds to these common questions.

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 05:14

Does God Exist? 4 Quick Arguments.

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image Is there evidence for the existence of God? What are the best arguments? Sean briefly explains four classical arguments for God's existence.

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On this special release, Sean joins Colson Center president John Stonestreet, on the Breakpoint Podcast, to discuss the Bible and homosexuality. John interviews Sean about his recent public dialogue with one of the leading “Gay Christian” voices in America.

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image "Heretic" is the newest book on intelligent design. It tells the journey of one Finnish scientist from Darwin to Design. Sean reviews this book.

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Friday, 16 March 2018 21:00

Toy Story, Imagination, and Apologetics

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image What can Christian apologists learn from Toy Story? How can Christians best use imagination to advance the gospel? Guest Adam Kingston tackles these questions.

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In the second half of this two-part series, Sean McDowell and Scott Rae continue their conversation with pastor and author Caleb Kaltenbach. In this episode, they focus on Caleb’s new book The God of Tomorrow, which is about how trusting God’s sovereign plan for tomorrow while living...

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image How important is evidence to the beliefs of young people today? What big questions, and barriers, do they have to the faith? Sean tackles these questions.

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image What are the most recent numbers for Greek and non-Greek manuscripts? How does the New Testament fare when compared with other classical works? Sean responds.

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Friday, 09 March 2018 20:00

Hermeneutics and Sherlock Holmes

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image What can we learn from Sherlock Holmes about understanding the Bible? Guest blogger Timothy Fox offers three keen insights for both the novice and the expert.

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There is often great fear, mistrust, and tension between the church and the LGBTQ community. How can Christians posture themselves in a biblical manner? In this episode, Sean McDowell and Scott Rae talk with pastor and author Caleb Kaltenbach about his book Messy Grace. As the son of two gay...

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image What is the best way to talk with kids about God? What good resources are available for parents? Sean interviews Natasha Crain about her newest book.

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image The scientific, philosophical, and historical evidence for God is powerful. So, why don't more people believe? Sean briefly answers these Questions.

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