Sean McDowell 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 connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting 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.
Sean still teaches one high school Bible class, which helps give him exceptional insight into the prevailing culture so he can impart his observations poignantly to fellow educators, pastors, and parents alike. The Association of Christian Schools International awarded “Exemplary Status” to his apologetics training, and he is listed among the top 100 apologists by Apologetics 315. He graduated summa cum laude from Talbot Theological Seminary with a double master’s degree in theology and philosophy. He earned a PhD in apologetics and worldview studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014.
In April 2000, Sean married his high school sweetheart, Stephanie. They have three children and live in San Juan Capistrano, California.
Talk Title: “Did the Apostles Really Die As Martyrs?”
Description: One of the most common evidences given to trust the reliability of the apostles’ testimony is their willingness to die as martyrs. And yet, what is the evidence for their fates? And what about others who have died for their beliefs? In this talk, Sean will examine the historical evidence for the deaths of the various apostles and show how this helps confirm their sincere conviction that Jesus rose from the dead.