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Judge Phil Ginn: ‘We Want to Assure Veterans Their Economic Standing at SES Will Not Be Jeopardized’ by Governmental Overreach

November 29, 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, organizations and individuals alike participate in Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement that encourages people to do good and give generously. This year at Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, ses.edu), an educational pioneer in integrated training in theology, philosophy, and apologetics, the Giving Tuesday campaign has a very specific focus in mind—veterans.

As the current administration pushes its’ Equality Act, forcing Christian organizations to hire those who might not adhere to their religious and moral standards, many grow concerned about the potential loss of governmental funds if these institutions refuse to change their core values. In light of this, SES is unrolling their own Giving Tuesday campaign in which all proceeds and donations will go toward scholarships for veteran students at SES and the fight for truth.

Judge Phil Ginn, president of SES, commented, “SES has had a long-standing policy to not accept any federal monies that come with strings attached to it that we believe are not in keeping with our Christian principles. Currently, SES is experiencing significant gains in our student body. This wonderful increase is because we are remaining steadfast in our stand against culturally popular, but biblically wrong, ideas in the public square.

“SES has never looked to the government for our authority or protections and will not begin to do so now. With that being said, we want to assure veterans their economic standing at SES will not be jeopardized by this wrongful action. Even if they are not allowed to apply their hard-earned VA benefits toward their education at SES, our commitment to them and to you is that their cost will remain the same as if they were able to do so.”

SES has already had a special group of ministry partners pledged to match, dollar-for-dollar, up to $15,000, for gifts received for Giving Tuesday. In response to this, SES has set a Giving Tuesday goal of $30,000 with 100% of these funds going directly to support the education of hard-working veterans who desire to train at SES.

To learn more about this campaign, click here.

SES will soon be holding their 28th annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA) titled “Remaining Steadfast in an Upside Down World.” The event will take place at FBC Rock Hill in Rock Hill, SC just outside of Charlotte. Speaker and ticket details will be coming soon.

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.


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