Seminary’s Conference Helps Christians Consider a Complex Culture from a Biblical Worldview

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Seminary’s Conference Helps Christians Consider a Complex Culture from a Biblical Worldview

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.—For more than 25 years, Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, has helped Christians navigate an increasingly complex culture in a thoughtful and God-honoring way. That means with the foundation of faith at the core, helping people to deal with issues as diverse as immigration, transgenderism and the #MeToo movement.

SES’s mission will be underscored and highlighted next month at the annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA), which for a quarter-century has been providing Christians with the knowledge and motivation to defend their beliefs in a culture that can be hostile toward Christianity.

One of the plenary speakers at the conference will be Chip Ingram, senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, and president and teaching pastor at Living on the Edge, an international, multi-media teaching and discipleship ministry reaching more than a million people a week.

“We’re honored to have Chip Ingram as one of the speakers for our 25th apologetics conference,” said SES President and Evangelical leader Dr. Richard Land, who will also serve as a conference speaker. “Chip reaches millions of people with his sound, biblical teaching, and we know that the thousands of attendees at this two-day event will benefit from his wisdom, insight, and experience—as well as the knowledge and research from the 65 other speakers.”

Ingram’s teaching can be heard on hundreds of radio stations and multiple television outlets worldwide, as well as the internet. Ingram did his undergraduate work at West Liberty State College and holds a master’s degree in education from West Virginia University and a master’s in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. A best-selling author, he has written 15 books, including “Good to Great in God’s Eyes,” “Holy Ambition,” “True Spirituality” and his most recent, “The Real God.” Ingram and his wife, Theresa, live in the Silicon Valley. They have four adult children and 11 grandchildren.

At the conference, Ingram will speak at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 12 on “The Ultimate Apologetic: How to Reintroduce ‘The Real God’ to Your Church” and at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 on “Re-thinking Apologetics for the 21st Century.”

For the 25th anniversary of the conference on Oct. 12-13, SES will focus on the theme of “The God Who Is,” as the seminary will welcome other top thinkers, scholars, authors, apologists and scientific minds—including Ingram’s fellow keynotes, Ravi Zacharias and Josh McDowell—who will address the thousands in attendance.

For answers to frequently asked questions about the conference, hosted by Calvary Church in Charlotte, click here. Registrations the conference topped more than 1,000 at the Aug. 1 early bird deadline and have already reached nearly 1,500. A women’s conference is planned for Oct. 11 at SES’s new campus home in the rapidly growing area of West Ballantyne in Charlotte.

The 35,000-square-foot, two-building campus symbolizes the 26-year-old seminary’s reaffirmed commitment to both on-campus and online learning. The more centrally located campus features state-of-the-art classrooms, better technological advances and increased streaming capabilities. The location also gives on-campus students a variety of options for housing in nearby neighborhoods and is close to restaurants and athletic facilities.

Read more 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, here.

For more information on SES, visit its web site at or its Facebook page, follow the SES Twitter feed, @sesapologetics, or call (800) 77-TRUTH.