Dr. Michael Brown and Chip Ingram Among Headliners for Southern Evangelical Seminary’s Apologetics Conference in October
Brown and Ingram Join SES President Dr. Richard Land, Richard Howe, Alisa Childers, Gary Habermas, Stephen Meyer, Jeff Myers, Hugh Ross, Frank Turek and Many Others at Charlotte Event
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Southern Evangelical Seminary’s (SES, www.ses.edu) annual apologetics conference will kick off in just over a month and will bring together some of the nation’s best minds to address the most pressing cultural and religious issues of our day.
Hundreds have already registered for the 26th annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA) with the theme of “Why Truth Still Matters,” and it is an annual destination for longtime attendees, while new attendees discover SES and this powerful event every year.
Among the headlining speakers will be Dr. Michael Brown and Chip Ingram—two apologetics leaders who do not hold back when it comes to defending the Gospel truth.
Brown is the author of the popular new popular book, “Jezebel’s War with America,” where he explains that the biblical figure Jezebel may have died 3,000 years ago, but her spirit lives on today. In fact, Jezebel’s spirit is at war with America and American Christians.
In “Jezebel’s War with America: The Plot to Destroy Our Country and What We Can Do to Turn the Tide,” Brown illustrates how Jezebel’s demonic spirit is assaulting America and how Christians can protect themselves and their fellow believers. The evil queen was the most wicked woman in the Bible, a powerful seductress who killed prophets, led Israel into idolatry and immorality, and emasculated men. She was seductive and determined to snuff out the voices coming against her because these voices were calling out for godly repentance.
“In 21st-century America, Jezebel is not a person, but it’s as if her spirit is alive again,” Brown says. “The influence of the same demonic force is being felt in the massive increase of pornography and sexual temptation, the militant spirit of abortion, the rise of radical feminism, and most importantly, in the attempt to silence prophetic voices. Just as Jezebel clashed with strong men almost 3,000 years ago, the demonic spirit of Jezebel is powerful in America, and it is going after the church.”
Brown’s eye-opening book not only unveils the satanic plot to destroy America, beginning with an all-out assault on the church, but it will equip every believer with tools to defeat the enemy in their own personal lives as well as in the nation.
Brown is also founder and president of AskDrBrown Ministries and president of FIRE School of Ministry. The author of more than 35 books, including “Saving a Sick America” (2017), he is also the host of the nationally syndicated daily talk radio show “The Line of Fire,” as well as the host of shows on GOD TV, NRBTV and METV. His syndicated columns appear on many leading websites, and his scholarly publications range from biblical commentaries to articles in Semitic journals and theological dictionaries. He has served as an adjunct or visiting professor at seven leading seminaries (including SES) and has debated gay activists, agnostic professors and Orthodox rabbis on university campuses.
Ingram, who also addressed attendees at the 2018 National Conference on Christian Apologetics, has a passion for helping Christians live like Christians. As a pastor, author and teacher for more than three decades, he has helped believers around the world move from spiritual spectators to healthy, authentic disciples of Jesus by living out God’s truth in their lives and relationships in transformational ways.
In his talk last at fall’s SES conference, Ingram said Christians should perhaps “rethink” apologetics for the 21st century.
“We have to have great answers for the most difficult questions because our faith literally will hold up to that,” Ingram said in his address. “We’re living in a world where all the rules have changed; the culture has shifted. I firmly and clearly believe we have the right answers … but maybe we need to change the paradigm, and we need to put the wine of the right answers into a new wineskin to be effective in our day.”
The best-selling author of “Good to Great in God’s Eyes” and “The Real God” also focused on the thesis that the nation has seen a tectonic shift in the culture that has severely impacted the Christian community. Many witness that their children and grandchildren heard the right things, attended good schools and had the right role models. However, once they went away to college, they no longer shared their family’s faith, values or morality. This development, Ingram said, then begs the question: “What in the world happened?”
Ingram also noted that in California, where he has primarily ministered, 70 percent of the population is “nones,” with no religious affiliation; the figure is even higher for those 30 and under, he reported.
“Chip Ingram is a missionary from the future,” said SES President Dr. Richard Land. “Unless God sends a mighty awakening, his California will be the state of the U.S. in 10 years.”
Ingram’s direct, practical teaching style helps everyday believers apply God’s truth to relevant issues, relationships and challenges. Reaching more than a million people a week through Living on the Edge, his teaching can be heard online and through hundreds of radio and television outlets worldwide. In his winsome, down-to-earth way, he reveals Bible truth about God’s perspective on marriage, understanding love and sex, raising kids, money and how to live the Christian life in today’s culture.
For 26 years, thousands have attended SES’s National Conference on Christian Apologetics, set this year for Oct. 11-12 at Calvary Church in Charlotte. For over a quarter-century, the annual conference has provided Christians with the tools, knowledge and motivation to defend their beliefs in a culture that is sometimes hostile toward Christianity.
Besides Land, Brown and Ingram, speakers at the 2019 conference this fall will include Robert Bowman, Alisa Childers, Gary Habermas, Stephen Meyer, Jeff Myers, Hugh Ross, Frank Turek and many others. A dialog titled “What Does It Mean to Say the Bible Is Inerrant?” between Richard Howe and Mike Licona is on the schedule as well. The conference will also include a special tribute to Dr. Norman Geisler, SES’s co-founder, longtime professor and President Emeritus, who passed away July 1.
Tickets for the 2019 NCCA are on sale now. Ticket add-ons such as a free prospective student luncheon and the “Reasons to Believe VIP Experience” are also available. For more information or to register, visit conference.ses.edu.