Grounded with Ryan Dobson

Oct 12

God Quest - II

Guest: Sean McDowell

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Why do people ignore truth? Maybe it will cost them something, or they will have to change their behavior, or it makes them uncomfortable. We live in a generation that bases decisions on opinions instead of truth, that thinks having a discussion will lead them to right conclusions without any reference to a standard for truth. GodQuest, by Sean McDowell, will help adults, teens, families, and churches learn the foundation of truth, how to apply it to life, and share it with others. It is so important that parents know how to teach truth to their children. Don't miss this interview or the book study!

Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for reaching the younger generation with the Gospel message.  He connects with youth 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.  He serves as Head of the Bible Department at Capistrano Valley Christian Schools where he teaches Philosophy, Theology, and Apologetics. 

As a high school teacher, Sean has exceptional insight into the prevailing culture and imparts his observations poignantly to fellow educators, pastors, and parents alike.

In 2008 he received the Educator of the Year award for San Juan Capistrano, California.  His apologetics training was awarded Exemplary Status by the Association of Christian Schools International. Sean is listed among the top 100 apologists. He graduated summa cum laude from Talbot Theological Seminary with a double Master’s degree in Theology and Philosophy. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Sean is the co-author of Is God Just a Human Invention?, Understanding Intelligent Design  along with William A. Dembski, The Unshakable Truth: How You Can Experience the Twelve Essentials of a Relevant Faith, Evidence for the Resurrection and More Than A Carpenter with his father, Josh McDowell. Sean is the General Editor for Apologetics for a New Generation and The Apologetics Study Bible for Students. He has also written Ethix: Being Bold in a Whatever World, and has contributed to YouthWorker Journal, Decision Magazine, and theChristian Research Journal.  Follow the dialogue with Sean as he blogs regularly at

In April, 2000, Sean married his high school sweetheart, Stephanie. They have two 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. He likes to brag about his ping-pong skills.