National Conference on Christian Apologetics: Abdu Murray to Argue That Belief in Jesus Is More Than ‘Just Feeling’—Truth That Everyone Needs to Hear

Attendees of SES’ Bold Virtual Conference in October
Are Invited to Life-Changing ‘Hold Fast to Truth’ Session,
Among Many Other Can’t-Miss Addresses

September 22, 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— At the premier annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.ses.edu) next month, where this year’s 27th conference will be virtual, Abdu Murray will address attendees on the compelling theme of “Hold Fast to Truth.” Murray, senior vice president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, is the author of four books, and as an attorney he’s been listed in Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyer several times. He also hosts the podcast, “The Defense Rests.”

Imagine being a proud Muslim for decades and then letting it go—in full favor of Christianity. Abdu Murray knows all about this, and at a fractured time in America, when many people vehemently deny God’s existence, Murray’s spiritual journey offers a powerful demonstration of faith.

For most of his life, Abdu Murray studied the Qur’an and Islam. But after nine years of investigation, he discovered that the Christian faith alone answers questions of the mind and longings of the heart.

Murray speaks with conviction and courage about core Christian beliefs. “Jesus has a unique credibility,” says Murray. “He claimed that He came to die as a sacrifice in payment for our sins so that we can be saved from sin’s ultimate consequence. He claimed there was no other way to be saved but to trust in Him.”

Adds Murray, “If He had stayed dead like every other person, we may never have had good reasons to believe Him. But He didn’t stay dead. A man who rises from the dead has credibility.” This is why, Murray argues, “there is more to the Christian faith than just feeling”—and why all of us must “hold fast to truth.”   

Evangelical leader Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, announced that SES’s 27thannual National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA) is set this fall as a virtual event across six days.The conference will be held from Oct. 12-Oct. 17, 2020. It will feature a record-breaking 75 speakers.

SES will make the most of the virtual experience in 2020 and bring even more speakers and sessions to new and veteran attendees,” said Dr. Land. “We’re looking forward to being able to welcome many from all over the country who will be able to tune in virtually for this important annual event,” he added.

This year’sNCCAconference will focus on the theme of “Hold Fast” on such critical core issues as Truth, Faith, and Human Dignity. The NCCA is welcoming some of the U.S.’s top apologetics speakers to address these themes. In addition to Dr. Land himself and Murray, other distinguished speakers at this October’s event include Gary Habermas, Richard Howe, Frank Turek, Hugh Ross, and John Stonestreet. A complete list of speakers at this year’s event can be found at conference.ses.edu.

As part of the new approach, plenary and breakout sessions will be live-streamed, and recordings will be posted back to each session within 48-72 hours for on-demand viewing. Importantly, attendees will have exclusive access to more than 100 hours of content for at least three months.

Dr. Richard Land, a prominent voice on Christian ethics in both media and academia, recently published significant op-eds in The Christian Post, The Tennessean andTownhall.com that addressed—forthrightly and spiritually—the racial division and violent unrest that our country has experienced this year. Among other salient points, Dr. Land emphasized in these pieces the importance of declaring with absolute clarity that “all human beings are of equal value to God regardless of their ethnicity, gender, gifts, or physical and mental limitations. This is natural law as well as Holy Scripture.”

“We must affirm unequivocally that every human life is ‘sacred’ whatever his or her ethnicity because each and every person is someone for whom Jesus was willing to sacrifice Himself to purchase eternal salvation.”

Dr. Land explores these and many other timely and critical topics in his daily radio feature, “Bringing Every Thought Captive,” as well as in his weekly column for The Christian Post, where he serves as executive editor.

Land also teaches classes at SES on a regular basis. Recently he taught a live-streaming ethics class, discussing key issues with students from the perspective of biblical truth and natural law. Later this fall (October 19-24) SES will offer a new class on “Christian Theology, Social Justice, and Racism.” Land will be the “lead teacher” in the class, which will include prominent guest speakers who will address various aspects of these issues. It will be a live streaming course. Learn more about this and other SES classes here or visit ses.edu/apply.

To learn more about this year’s NCCA virtual conference, visit conference.ses.edu.

Read more here about Southern Evangelical Seminary and SES President Dr. Richard Land, as well as his radio feature, “Bringing Every Thought Captive,” which airs on nearly 800 stations nationwide.

For more information on SES, visit its website at www.ses.edu or its Facebook page, follow the SES Twitter feed, @sesapologetics, or call (704) 847-5600.

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