Dr. 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
Associate Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Talbot School of Theology,
Biola University. Sean is the co-host for the Think Biblically podcast, which is one of the
most popular podcasts on faith and cultural engagement.
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. 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 earned a Ph.D. 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.