Scott Klusendorf

Scott Klusendorf travels throughout the United States and Canada training pro-life advocates to persuasively defend their views in the public square. He contends that the pro-life message can compete in the marketplace of ideas if properly understood and properly articulated. A passionate and engaging speaker, Scott has appeared on nationally syndicated Christian programs such as Dr. James Dobson’s Focus on the Family, The Albert Mohler Radio Program, Lee Strobel’s Faith Under Fire, Hank Hanegraaff’s The Bible Answer Man, Dr. D. James Kennedy’s Truths That Transform, Billy Graham’s Hour of Decision, and Moody Radio’s Prime Time America with David Wheatley. He has also appeared on many secular talk shows. Nationally, Scott has participated in numerous debates at the collegiate level. His debate opponents have included Nadine Strossen, president of the ACLU (1991-2008), Kathryn Kolbert, an attorney that has argued for abortion rights in a U.S. Supreme Court case and Kathy Kneer, President of Planned Parenthood of California. Scott has debated or lectured to student groups at over eighty colleges and universities, including USC, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, MIT, U.S. Air Force Academy, Cal-Tech and UNC Chapel Hill. Each year thousands of students are trained by Scott to make a persuasive case for life as part of their worldview training prior to college at their high schools and also at Summit Ministries and Focus on the Family Institute. Scott is the author of The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture. Scott has also published articles on pro-life apologetics in The Christian Research Journal, Clear Thinking, Focus on the Family Citizen and The Conservative Theological Journal. Chuck Colson, past founder and Chairman of the Board of Prison Fellowship, said: “Scott first grabbed my attention when Focus on the Family featured one of his presentations on its national broadcast. I was struck by his ability to communicate truth so clearly and insightfully. I’ve heard many speakers who deliver excellent content, but few who can actually equip people to communicate their pro-life convictions to a secular culture.” Scott is a graduate of UCLA with honors and holds a master’s in Christian apologetics from Biola University.

Presentations, Lectures, Workshops

Title Event
The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture 2013 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair
Tactics: Handling Objections with Grace and Truth 2013 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair
Foundations of a Pro-Life Worldview: Whose Rules Should We Play By? 2013 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair
Can Anyone Be Right about Anything? The Case against Moral Relativism 2013 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair