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Is God Just a Human Invention?

And Other Questions Raised
by the New Atheists

Sean McDowell, PhD, enters the ring with the most challenging of arguments against the existence of God. Dr. McDowell takes on issues like the existence of the human soul, the doctrine of hell, and more. If you’ve ever heard God compared to the Flying Spaghetti Monster, then you’ll want to equip yourself with these biblical and philosophically powerful arguments.

In this new, eight-session Faithlife Original Bible study series, you’ll learn how to defend your faith amid post-modern and post-Christian worldviews. Enjoy insights, along with philosophical and biblical talking points, that will strengthen your faith and spur enriched conversation within your church community.

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Sean McDowell

Sean McDowell

Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the Church—and young people in particular—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.

Executive Producer

Bob Pritchett

Producer by

Reuben Evans


Brian Russell


Sean McDowell, PhD

Directed by

Reuben Evans


Glenn Allyn

Graphic Design

Owen Craft

Visual Effects

Ben Gregoire

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Faithlife Films


1 – Is Faith Irrational?

Tune into this episode as Sean addresses the question, “Does Christianity teach that faith is supposed to be blind?”

2 – Are Science and Christianity at Odds?

Join Sean in his discussion and recognition that some of the greatest scientific pioneers were actually motivated by their faith to do science.

3 – Is There Scientific Evidence for God?

Follow Sean’s three main scientific arguments for God's existence, including a look at the laws of physics and human DNA.

4 – Has Science Shown There Is No Soul?

Watch as Sean poses and answers the question, “Is there scientific and philosophical evidence to believe that the soul is real?”

5 – Did God Intend for Us to Keep Slaves?

Follow along with Sean as he outlines five points that address the sensitive issue of slavery and its depiction in the Bible and how it differs from our modern concept.

6 – Can People Be Good without God?

Engage in this critical evaluation as Sean examines objective moral values and how they explain the existence of God.

7 – Is Hell a Divine Torture Chamber?

Prepare your defenses, or open your mind wider, as Sean makes the controversial argument that there is no such thing as a good person.

8 – Why Jesus Instead of the Spaghetti Monster?

Watch as Sean eschews the perceived silliness of an omnipotent “spaghetti monster” and outlines three key reasons to believe in Jesus.

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