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 Southern Evangelical Seminary Set to Host Virtual ‘Awaken’ Event on August 7th to Discuss Key Cultural Controversies

August 2, 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Judge Phil Ginn,President of Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES,, believes that new and wise approaches to Critical Race Theory (CRT) are being developed which will expose the truth about this very divisive philosophy that is literally tearing the nation apart.

Specifically, the approach that Texas pastor Dr. Tony Evans is developing, “Kingdom Race Theory,” as a biblical response to CRT is one that Ginn believes will unite America as he urges Christians not to become complacent with unbiblical ideologies such as CRT.

Evans defines “Kingdom Race Theory” as “the reconciled recognition, affirmation, and celebration of the divinely created ethnic differences through which God displays His multifaceted glory.” Evans encouraged his church to keep their focus on the higher calling of Christ rather than get caught up in battling Critical Race Theory.

Said Ginn, “I know from my past interactions with him that Tony Evans is a man who is truly seeking the Lord and who earnestly desires to help spread the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ to a world that so desperately needs to hear it. He is obviously in a position to have and give great insight into the issue of racial tensions in America and to a biblical resolution of the sin of racism.

“I fully agree that we as Christians cannot afford to only be against something as deviously wrong as Critical Race Theory. Further, I applaud Tony’s desire to approach the obvious issue of racial tensions from a biblical point of view. If people are to truly come together as ‘one blood,’ it must be through the reconciliation of the cross of Jesus Christ.”

Ginn also stated, “At the same time, as Christians, if we are to be obedient to Scripture, we must stand sure and strong against the type of evil represented by godless movements like Critical Race Theory and even Black Lives Matter, not because the issues they try to reach are unimportant or non-existent, but solely because of the very reason Dr. Evans speaks about. At Southern Evangelical Seminary, we are also one of those ‘voices crying in the wilderness.’ When an idea or movement unapologetically bases its goals on obviously anti-Christian, anti-family, and anti-democratic philosophy, Christians are compelled to stand in the gap for truth.

“That’s what we at SES have been doing since our inception in 1992. Because we are unapologetically biblically based and are at the forefront of apologetic teaching, SES is uniquely qualified to address harmful ideologies and movements that ultimately only bring discord and violence. So, even though we at SES may not completely see eye to eye with pastors across the board on every detail, we do agree that we need to be about the business of reaching our brothers and sisters of every stripe and color who need to hear the Gospel message. With the Lord’s help, SES will boldly and fearlessly continue to speak the whole truth for so for as long as the Lord allows.”

As this issue attracts the nation’s attention, SES will be hosting a key event, “Awaken: Thinking Well about Wokism, Social Justice, and Racial Reconciliation,” on Sat., Aug. 7, at 1 p.m. Registration for this significant SES event, which will be livestreamed, is open at this link. Earlier in 2021, SES released a new video revealing inconsistencies with today’s “woke” ideology—and noting the importance for Christians to proclaim and defend the true and the good.The SES video, titled “Are You Woke or Awake?,” has been well received on social media.

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 defense of the historic Christian faith. SES offers the 15-hour Certificate in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE).SES believes that one must minister to the present generation according to its needs—and to do so with truth and power. Students need training in the ethical, political and economic implications of the unchanging Faith “once delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). The PPE can also be used as a concentration within most master’s degrees (excluding Master of Arts in Religion).The combination of PPE training and classical seminary education can be a potent one in combating the new heresies and false doctrines rooted in a secularist, progressivist worldview.

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


NOTE to PRESS and not for publication: For media access to this virtual event, clink on this link and use the code “SEScomp” to login.

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