Published in The Christian Post
Our culture is more hostile to Christianity, even though it understands Christianity less than ever before. Bad ideas are literally ripping our society apart and fueling cultural chaos. To effectively engage with the culture, you will need a deeply integrated understanding of theology, philosophy, and apologetics—the bedrock of a degree from Southern Evangelical Seminary and Bible College (SES).
As SES co-founder, the late Dr. Norman Geisler, said, “[Apologetics] is opening the door, clearing the rubble, and getting rid of the hurdles so that people can come to Christ.” Regardless of your particular vocation or ministry context, sound apologetics that is undergirded with good philosophy and theology is a must for doing the heavy lifting of removing the hurdles so that people in our post-Christian culture can come to Christ. Certainly, there are many wonderful institutions today that offer training in these areas. There are very few, however, that offers integrated training in classical Christian thinking found at SES.