In this episode, Andy McLean joins Ben and John Paul to discuss the importance of apologetics in student ministry.
About Andy McLean
Andy McLean serves as the editor for The Gospel Project for Students at Lifeway Christian Resources in Nashville, TN. Being a life-long learner in the areas of theology and apologetics, Andy has earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in religion, a Master of Divinity (MDiv) in apologetics from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Science and Religion from Biola University, a Master of Theology (Th.M) in Philosophy of Religion from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently working towards a Ph.D in Systematic Theology from the University of Aberdeen.
In addition to working in Christian publishing, Andy has been actively involved in student ministry in various capacities over the past 15 years, whether it be on staff at a church or teaching in the high school classroom. No matter the venue, it has always been Andy’s desire to not only help students develop a God-centered worldview, but to also equip students to winsomely explain their worldview to others.
Andy and his wife Sarah have four children, Isaac, Caleb, Timothy, and Tobias.
About Ben Trueblood
Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for Lifeway Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at Lifeway, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S.
He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live.
Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals.
You can follow Ben on Twitter at: @bentrueblood.
About John Paul Basham
John Paul serves as the Manager of Lifeway Student Ministry Publishing. He served in the local church for 10 years before coming on staff at Lifeway and has a deep passion for the work of the church and its mission to make disciples. He is married to Crystal Basham and has two boys, Levi and Titus.
The Lifeway Student Ministry Podcast is designed to encourage and inform student ministry leaders at every level. Each episode Ben Trueblood will join with student ministry leaders and guests to talk about issues, both practical and philosophical, relating to student ministry and leadership. Our goal is to encourage student ministry leaders serving in the local church and to share insights learned from the student ministry community at large.