Friday’s Southern Evangelical Seminary Apologetics Conference Welcomes 80 of Nation’s Top Speakers
SES Prepares Students for a Lifelong Faith That Permeates Every Aspect; Conference Kicks Off This Weekend with 100 Sessions to Equip Believers
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health has found that participating in spiritual practices during childhood and adolescence may prevent a lifetime of trouble and unhealthy behavior later.
For example, researchers found that “people who attended weekly religious services or practiced daily prayer or meditation in their youth reported greater life satisfaction and positivity in their 20s” and were less likely to be depressed, smoke, use drugs or have an STD than people raised with less regular spiritual habits.
This is welcome news for Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES), which for more than a quarter century has taught students to know what they believe and why they believe so they can defend and share those beliefs in society, in the workplace, in their family and even in politics.
To that end, this weekend SES is kicking off its 25th annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA), the seminary’s premier apologetics conference that for a quarter of a century has helped attendees navigate an increasingly complex culture in a thoughtful and God-honoring way.
With the 2018 theme of “The God Who Is,” the conference on Oct. 12-13 at Calvary Church in Charlotte will welcome the nation’s top thinkers, scholars, authors, apologists and scientific minds, such as plenary speakers Ravi Zacharias, Josh McDowell and Chip Ingram, along with Gary Habermas, Richard Howe, Hugh Ross, Frank Turek, J. Warner Wallace and Natasha Crain, plus many more.
“The thousands in attendance at SES’s upcoming National Conference on Christian Apologetics will hear speakers address the critically important questions, ‘Who is God? What is He like? How can we know for certain?’ People’s answers to these questions have tremendous impact on their lives, discipleship, worship, evangelism and apologetics,” said SES President and Evangelical leader Dr. Richard Land, who will also serve as a conference speaker, along with SES co-founder Dr. Norman Geisler. “Faulty ideas about God are permeating both the church and the culture. Therefore, we must return to the basics of understanding the existence and nature of the God who is. Our knowledgeable and well-respected speakers, including many SES faculty members, will help all of us explore this incredibly important topic.”
Several women speakers from the conference will also speak at “Ladies Night” on Oct. 11 at SES’s new campus home in the West Ballantyne of Charlotte. The evening will serve as a time of thoughtful presentations from several representatives from SES on a variety of apologetics issues as they relate to women. Cost is $20 and light refreshments will be served; learn more here.
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