According to Sean McDowell, the answer depends on whether God exists or not.
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.
Traveling throughout the United States and abroad, Sean speaks at camps, churches, schools, universities, and conferences. He has spoken for organizations including Focus on the Family, the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, Campus Crusade for Christ, Youth Specialties, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Association of Christian Schools International. He is the national spokesman and a conference speaker for Wheatstone Academy, an organization committed to training young people with a Biblical worldview. Sean has also appeared as a guest on radio shows such as Focus on the Family, Point of View, Converse with Scholars, Stand to Reason as well as shows hosted by Hugh Hewitt, Frank Pastore, Michael Reagan, and others.
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 the Christian Research Journal. Follow the dialogue with Sean as he blogs regularly at http://www.conversantlife.com.
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.
See http://www.seanmcdowell.org for Sean’s blog, articles, videos, and many other resources.
Articles by Sean McDowell
Sex was made to be enjoyed, so why should you wait until marriage to do it?
Former atheist CS Lewis filled his stories with amazing Biblical themes that are still relevant today.
Sean McDowell shares three powerful passages that point to Jesus' divinity.
We take a look at some good and bad ways to use cannabis.
Want to get confident talking about what you believe? Start here.
Sean McDowell exposes some of the biggest lies you're being told about relationships.
Talking to a group of people about God can be scary - but these tips will make it easier.
Discover the truth about what God's Word really says on this important issue.
The truth is, not all religions are the same. Here's why...
Sean McDowell presents four reasons why you can trust the Bible's claims about the apostles.
Sean McDowell lays out all of the proof for a miracle.
What to do when something shakes your foundations.
Answering a big question about why we exist.
Sean McDowell says the real cause of hatred and bloodshed around the world is sin.
Part 2: Two reasons God may allow suffering to continue.
Part 1: The question everyone is asking
Part 2: Making decisions and choosing wisely
Part 1: Yes, you can know what God wants.
What proof do we have that Jesus was a real person who lived on earth?