Dr. Richard Land

​SES Summer Modules Explore Ethics, Apologetics, Science and More

May 7, 2015

Southern Evangelical Seminary Offering Several Summer Courses, Two Led by SES President Dr. Richard Land

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.ses.edu), a leader in apologetics education, is gearing up for its summer modules, and on tap for exploration are topics including ethics, new religious movements and sin and salvation.

SES President Dr. Richard Land will teach two of the summer modules: “A Christian Perspective of Ethics” (May 18-23) and “Hamartiology and Soteriology” (June 8-13). Both will be offered on-campus and online.

“I am looking forward to returning to the classroom this summer for lively conversation with our students, both in-person and virtually,” Land said. “A Christian perspective on ethics is certainly a topic that arises in our culture every day, and how we as Christians respond to cultural trends and hot-button societal issues is an indication of how our faith and Christian worldview play out in our daily lives.”

In “A Christian Perspective of Ethics,” Land will explore the question, “How should Christians live in the 21st Century?” Ethical problems arise every day for Christians and non-Christians, but many churches are avoiding the discussion of ethical issues when they should be providing Christians with the tools to navigate these dilemmas. Land will provide a study of ethical alternatives and issues from a Christian perspective.

“Hamartiology and Soteriology” will cover the theological implications of sin as well as its implications for mankind. The course will also discuss the deep meanings of salvation and explore the depths of Christ’s work on the cross for all mankind. 

Land’s modules are just two of several offered this summer. For more information on additional courses, visit Southern Evangelical Seminary's Course Selection.

SES is a leader in apologetics education—teaching students to defend their faith and talk intelligently, passionately and rationally about what they believe and why they believe it. Many courses focus on societal issues from a Christian worldview, delve into scientific apologetics or contemplate creation research.

SES’s 22nd annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics will be hosted by Calvary Church in Charlotte on Oct. 16-17, 2015, with the theme, “Ideas Have Consequences: The Bigger the Idea, the Bigger the Consequence.” In addition to Dr. Land, confirmed speakers include Josh McDowell, Dr. Jay Richards, Dr. Hugh Ross, Dr. Norman Geisler and Dr. Paige Patterson.

Land is featured in his nationally syndicated daily radio commentary, “Bringing Every Thought Captive,” which airs on 200 stations on the American Family Radio Network and 100 stations on the Bott Radio Network. “Bringing Every Thought Captive” is also podcast daily on the free SES mobile app and airs locally in the Charlotte, N.C., area every weekday. The “Bringing Every Thought Captive” television program, hosted by Land, debuted in January on the NRB Network, and airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and midnight EST. In May, it will begin airing on the Total Living Network, reaching nearly 2 million households in the Chicago area. For more information about stations, times, downloads and more, visit www.ses.edu/about-us/bringing-every-thought-captive.

Land has taught as a visiting or adjunct professor for several seminaries and has authored or edited more than 15 books. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University in England and his bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) from Princeton University. Land also earned a Master of Theology degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received the Broadman Seminarian Award as the Outstanding Graduating Student. Dr. Land was the 2013 Watchman Award recipient from the Family Research Council for his leadership on moral and cultural issues. He also received the Phillip E. Johnson Award for Liberty and Truth from Biola University in 2010. Land served previously (1988-2013) as president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the Southern Baptist Convention’s official entity assigned to address social, moral and ethical concerns, with particular attention to their impact on American families. In 2014, he was appointed as a Senior Research Fellow of the ERLC’s Research Institute, and in 2015, he was named in the top 15 of Newsmax’s “Top 100 Christian Leaders in America.”

Southern Evangelical Seminary invites visitors to its web site to join the more than 20,000 people who have already downloaded the SES Apologetics App for Windows mobile devices and Android and Apple phones and tablets. Those with the app can get the very best news and information in Christian apologetics, including articles, audio, video, blogs and more from today’s most able defenders of the Christian faith—William Lane Craig, Lee Strobel, Josh McDowell, William Dembski, Frank Turek, Hugh Ross, Gary Habermas and other well-known speakers, authors and teachers.

Southern Evangelical Seminary has been ranked No. 1 for its General Christian Apologetics Graduate Program by TheBestSchools.org’s “Top 10 Graduate Programs in Christian Apologetics.” For more information, visit the SES web site atwww.ses.edu or its Facebook page, follow the SES Twitter feed, @sesapologetics, or call (800) 77-TRUTH.

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Southern Evangelical Seminary is a leader in apologetics education—teaching students to defend their faith and talk intelligently, passionately and rationally about what they believe and why they believe it. The accredited Christian college and seminary in Matthews, N.C., offers a wide variety of bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees. Programs can be completed through residence in the Charlotte area or online. The award-winning education at SES is distinctively Christian and focused on evangelism and world-engaging defense of the Christian faith—Christian Apologetics.