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NCCA set for April 8-9 in Rock Hill, SC—Outstanding lineup of speakers including SES President, Phil Ginn, Skillet’s John Cooper, Frank Turek, Richard Howe, Gary Habermas and many more of today’s apologists!

March 28, 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A recent poll highlighted a glaring issue within modern culture that leaders at Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.ses.edu), a pioneer in integrated training in theology, philosophy, and apologetics, have been anticipating for years. According to the study, the majority of Americans believe that America is in a moral decline, which comes as no surprise to many. Both Christians and non-believers alike voted that “the nation’s moral compass is pointed in the wrong direction,” with most voters claiming to look to family and friends for moral guidance.

This analysis on the morality of the culture comes just ahead of SES’s highly anticipated National Conference on Christian Apologetics, where many of the foremost experts in apologetics, theology and more will analyze the effect and reach of Christianity in modern times, as well as equip Christians with the tools needed to speak truth to a morally gray culture. The conference, titled “Remaining Steadfast in an Upside Down World,” will take place on April 8-9, 2022, at First Baptist Church Rock Hill in Rock Hill, SC just outside of Charlotte, NC. Sessions include “The False Gospel of Social Justice,” “Scriptural Womanhood in the Twenty-First Century,” “Answering Progressive Christianity,” and many more. Speaker and ticket details available here.

Judge Phil Ginn, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, responded to this recent report, arguing that it should not be surprising to find a correlation between the loss of biblical values and the decline of cultural morality.

Ginn stated, “The Christian Post just reported the release of a poll that indicated two very interesting issues. The first finding of the poll was that over 72% of Americans believe that our nation’s moral compass is pointed in the wrong direction. Among Christians, that figure rises to 74%. Quite honestly, it is difficult to understand how any thoughtful person could look at the culture in America and think otherwise. We should instinctively know that something is simply not right in our nation and even in our world. 

“However, the second finding of the poll may well give us some insight into the source of the problem. You see, the results revealed that there is also a sharp corresponding drop in the support of organized religion from April 2011 until the present. It shouldn’t take the proverbial ‘rocket scientist’ to recognize the connection between a lackadaisical approach to real truth and an increase in immorality. Natural law— God’s law— is internalized in every human being, and it is the only thing that can give our culture a common foundation on which to exist. Romans 2:15 states, ‘They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, their conscience bearing witness.’”

Ginn concluded, “Finally, the article goes on to say that many of the respondents are now looking to their families for guidance. Have you ever stopped to consider that just maybe the reason for the decline of our American civilization is that the two foundational entities of our culture, faith and family, are under the constant barrage of attack from those who seek our ultimate destruction?

“We at Southern Evangelical Seminary believe that it is time for us as Christians to wake up and redeem our culture that is slipping away into oblivion. It is long since time in America for our faith and our families to be set free by the truth of the Gospel message.”

In order to better equip Christians with biblical truth in light of such uncertain times, SES will hold their 28th annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA) titled “Remaining Steadfast in an Upside Down World.” The event will take place on April 8-9, 2022, at FBC Rock Hill in Rock Hill, SC just outside of Charlotte, NC. Sessions such as “Walking Right Side Up in an Upside Down World” will analyze the New Testament and give listeners the biblical knowledge to remain steadfast in a world consumed with unbiblical ideologies. Speaker and ticket details available here.

Judge Phil Ginn was appointed president of SES in April 2021 after a distinguished career as both a lawyer and a judge. He holds a B.A. from Appalachian State University, a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Doctor of Ministry from Southern Evangelical Seminary. Prior to his appointment as SES president, Judge Ginn served as SES Chairman of the Board of Trustees. 

The mission of SES is to train men and women, based on the inerrant and infallible written Word of God, for the evangelization of the world and the defense of the historic Christian faith. SES offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees (along with several for-credit certificates) that uniquely integrate theology, philosophy, and apologetics to build a complete and systematic Christian worldview.

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.