Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church to make a case for the Christian faith. Through humor and stories, Sean imparts hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a biblical worldview. Sean is an assistant professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University.
After graduating summa cum laude from Talbot School of Theology with a double master’s degree in theology and philosophy, Sean earned a PhD in apologetics and worldview studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014.
Sean speaks at churches, universities, and conferences across the United States and abroad. He has spoken for organizations including Focus on the Family, Cru, and the Association of Christian Schools International. Sean has also appeared as a guest on radio shows such as Point of View, Stand to Reason, and The Hugh Hewitt Show.
Sean is the author, co-author, or editor of over 15 books including Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God’s Design for Marriage, Is God Just a Human Invention?, and Understanding Intelligent Design. Sean has also written multiple books with his father Josh McDowell, including The Unshakable Truth and More Than A Carpenter. Sean has written for several publications, including Decision Magazine, and is also the general editor for Apologetics for a New Generation and The Apologetics Study Bible for Students.
In 2000, Sean married his high school sweetheart, Stephanie. They have three children and live in San Juan Capistrano, California. Sean played college basketball at Biola University and was the captain his senior year on a team that went 30-7.
See SeanMcDowell.org for Sean’s articles, videos, and many other resources.