65: Sean McDowell, Practical Ways to Defend Your Faith

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One of the world’s top 100 Christian apologists, Dr. Sean McDowell, joins the Men Unplugged show to chat with host, Jeff Jerina, about some practical ways that Christians can defend their faith in a loving and gracious manner. In this episode, a Masterclass on Apologetics, you’ll gain key tips on how to answer those tough questions you receive from friends or co-workers about the Gospel. As a bonus you’ll also learn how to respond to some of the more common objections to Christianity.

Guest Bio:

Sean McDowell has a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith.  Sean is an associate professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University. He is the Resident Scholar for Summit California.  In 2008, he received the Educator of the Year award for San Juan Capistrano, Calif. The Association of Christian Schools International awarded Exemplary Status to his apologetics training. Sean is listed among the top 100 apologists. He graduated summa cum laude from Talbot School of Theology with a master’s degree in theology and another in philosophy. He earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview Studies in 2014 from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Sean has also appeared as a guest on radio shows such as The Michael Medved Show, Family Life Today, Point of View, Stand to Reason, Common Sense Atheism and the Hugh Hewitt Show. Sean has been quoted in many publications, including the New York Times.  Sean is the author, co-author or editor of over 18 books including

Key Tips:

  • Don’t worry about making a name for yourself, rather proclaim Christ
  • You have to be prepared to defend your faith (1 Peter 3:15)
  • Ask others questions when they are skeptical about the Christian faith. Example: What do you believe? And Why do you believe it?
  • It’s more important to understand than it is to be understood
  • Press back on ideas because we know ideas matter
  • When sharing and defending your faith, go into with the right attitude and heart
  • Sacrifice for what you love
  • The truth of Jesus sets you free!

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Jeff Jerina, Founder and Host of the Men Unplugged show chats with other top Christian Leaders every week to help men ignite their faith, strengthen their family and live with power and purpose.  As a gifted communicator, evangelist and author Jeff speaks and offers training forums to organizations, churches, Men’s groups, school and events.

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