Monday, June 01, 2009

Apologist Profile: Josh McDowell

Josh McDowell's story is well known. As a young man, he considered himself to be an agnostic and believed that to become a Christian, he would have to "throw his brain out."

Then, McDowell was challenged to intellectually investigate the claims of Jesus Christ and Christianity. During this investigation, in which McDowell claims to have studied the resurrection for 700 + hours, he found compelling and convincing evidence that Christianity was indeed true.

Josh gave his life to Christ and his life changed drastically.

Although McDowell's focus has changed in recent years (much of his ministry is geared toward families and teens), I believe his work is valuable; especially for the believer or non-believer who is just beginning to study the various evidences for Christianity. Josh's work is simple, easy to understand, and provides a fairly solid base for the Christian who desires to defend their faith.

To read more about Josh and his ministry,
click here.

Educational Background

Josh McDowell completed his college degree at Wheaton College and later attended Talbot Theological Seminary where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Divinity degree. [1]


More Than a Carpenter

New Evidence that Demands a Verdict

Answers to Tough Questions

The Best of Josh McDowell-A Ready Defense

Evidence for Christianity

Evidence for the Resurrection

You can check out Josh's other apologetics books, many geared toward children and teenagers, visit here.


Evidence for the Historicity of the Bible

Hasn't the New Testament been Changed?

How Can Anyone Believe the New Testament?

Was Mark the First Gospel?

Does Archaeological Evidence Prove the Bible?

Bible Difficulties

Isn't the Bible Full of Contradictions?

How could Moses have written the Book of Deuteronomy when it contains the account of his death?

How do you explain the Contradictions in the Resurrection Story?

Don't Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 Contain Contradictory Accounts of Creation?

Where Did Cain Get His Wife?

Questions about God

How do you know God Exists?

Where Did God Come From?

Why Does a Good God allow Evil to Exist?

Questions about Christianity

If Christianity is so Great, why are there so few Christians?

Why should I become a Christian? The worst hypocrites are in church.

What Hope does Christianity offer the World?

Is Christianity a Crutch?

What about alternatives to Christianity - agnosticism, atheism & humanism?

What are some differences between Christianity & Eastern religions?

To Check out more of McDowell's online articles, see here.

Other Resources


Watch and Listen

Josh Talks

Free Book Downloads

Supplemental Resources

I hope readers find McDowell's work useful.

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad A. Gross

1. Josh's Bio,


Brian said...

Thanks for providing this apologist features.

Marcus McElhaney said...

Thanks, Chad!

Chad said...

You both are most welcome! More to come!


Chad V. said...

Hey Chad!

Thank you for the Josh McDowell feature. I enjoyed reading the articles because they were quick reads with great arguments. I especially enjoyed the aricle in regards to contradictions in the Resurrection Story since that has been a recent focus for me. Hope all is well!