We are determined to help recapture a culture that is increasingly hostile toward the Christian worldview. And we’re committed to helping prepare our churches and families to more effectively carry out our Christian responsibility to win the hearts and minds of those we love for Christ.
Throughout history, some of the world’s most celebrated thinkers have been Christians.
It's time to reclaim that ground.
Oklahoma Wesleyan University has linked up with Josh McDowell, one of the foremost apologists of the last 50 years. Hundreds of thousands of people have been influenced by McDowell’s books. Evidence that Demands a Verdict & More than a Carpenter are two examples of a long list of the McDowell’s profound works. Combined, Josh McDowell’s books have sold more than 50 million copies.
Josh McDowell has been on campus and has caught the vision of Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s unique, bold, and apologetic attitude regarding a Biblical worldview. In fact, OKWU is the only institution in the nation that Josh McDowell has given his name to, and we are pleased to honor his legacy and scholarship. We are excited to now house the Josh McDowell Legacy Library, which includes a copy of every book he has ever written. In addition, OKWU will serve as a repository of all of his sermon transcripts, which number more than 8,000!
And our vision for the Josh McDowell Institute extends far beyond the library. It includes the development of a new Master of Arts degree in Theology & Apologetics and a commitment to bring the some of the world’s most distinguished Christian thinkers & leaders to campus each semester. This will make OKWU a place for not only students, but for the entire region to come and sit at the knees of some of the world’s most prominent figures.
For anyone wanting to learn about or even become an active participant in this reclamation project of the Josh McDowell Institute, attendance is a must!
Abdu Murray is North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and is the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews. For most of his life, Abdu was a proud Muslim who studied the Qur’an and Islam.Learn More
Dr. Frank Turek is a dynamic speaker and award-winning author or coauthor of three books. President of CrossExamined.org, he is an outspoken defender of Christianity.Learn More
Ground breaker and pioneer in the apologetics movement. Prolific author and speaker.Learn More
Researcher and writer regarding marriage, religious liberty, justice, bio-ethics, and natural law theory with The Heritage Foundation.Learn More