Josh McDowell and NT Wright both believe in apologetics. Both believe the Scriptures, and God, need to be defended because God (and Scripture) are insufficient in and of themselves.
Such a view (shared by a shocking many) is actually a devaluation of God and Scripture, because the stronger always defends the weaker and the weaker is always in need of defense by the stronger.
Therefore, unknown to the apologists, they actually play right into the hands of atheists and blasphemers because in ‘defending’ God they make God weak.
Let God be God. The only defense God needs is none. The only defense Scripture needs is to be heard in its own voice. If people are unwilling to accept God as God, so what? If people reject the revelation contained in Scripture, what is that to you? They and they alone stand naked in the presence of God to give an account for their folly. As will those, by the way, who arrogate to themselves the title of ‘God’s defenders’.
God needs you to defend him as much as a lion needs a flea to protect it.