First Classes in New ‘Philosophy, Politics and Economics’ Program Kick Off at Southern Evangelical Seminary Next Month
SES President Dr. Richard Land: Never a More Important Time for Christians to Engage in the Crucial Conversations in These Realms; Spring Open House Set for March 3
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Some aspect of philosophy, politics and economics figures into nearly every news story, multiple dinner conversations and many chats around the water cooler.
Now, a new program focusing on these three cultural topics will begin next month at Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.ses.edu), which enables students to better defend their faith and intelligently discuss the most relevant subjects in society.
Classes within the new “Philosophy, Politics and Economics” program start March 12 and continue through May 4. And the Spring Open House on March 3 is the perfect time to learn about the new SES concentration.
“There has never been a more important time for Christians to become involved and educated in philosophy, politics and economics,” said SES President and Evangelical leader Dr. Richard Land. “At Southern Evangelical Seminary, we feel we’ve been called to train people to apply the eternal truths of the Christian faith to all areas of life, including public policy. The PPE program will train pastors, undergraduate and graduate students, along with lay people interested in a Judeo-Christian perspective of the vital interconnectedness of philosophy, politics and economics.”
The PPE program, which is offered primarily at just a few top-tier universities around the world, will introduce students to the Christian worldview of how philosophy, politics and economics intersect, focusing on the works of Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, Henry Hazlitt, Karl Marx, Thomas Aquinas, Robert Sirico, Jay Richards and others.
Students can learn more about the PPE program at the Spring Open House from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 3, and will allow those deciding whether pursue a seminary degree to ask questions about Christianity and seminary education, as well as interact with SES students, alumni and professors. To view an open house video, register or for more information, visit ses.edu/openhouse
SES recently announced the 2018 National Conference on Christian Apologetics, which will focus on the theme of “The God Who Is.” On Oct. 12-13, the seminary will welcome top thinkers, scholars, authors, apologists and scientific minds, including Ravi Zacharias, to its 25th annual conference, which will be held at Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.