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Southern Evangelical Seminary Gears Up for First Semester of Classes at New Campus Home

Courses from Apologetics to World Religion Begin Today; State-of-the-Art Technology and Improved Resources Allow Even More Students to Delve Into God’s Word and Learn to Defend the Faith  

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—It’s the first day of school, in a sense, for Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.SES.edu), which is beginning a fresh semester of classes at its new campus home.

Classes begin today at SES’s new campus in the rapidly growing area of West Ballantyne in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 35,000-square-foot, two-building campus symbolizes the 26-year-old seminary’s reaffirmed commitment to both on-campus and online learning.

“Even though Southern Evangelical Seminary has been a leader in apologetics education for more than a quarter of a century, this semester is a new beginning as we start another chapter in our history,” said SES President Dr. Richard, who will instruct an independent study in ethics this semester. “While other schools offer apologetics, SES was the first to be grounded in apologetics throughout all its degree programs. The anticipation and excitement about the new campus is palpable, as we embark on a new journey with on-campus and online students who are excited to learn how SES is uniquely positioned to equip them to more effectively proclaim and defend the Gospel.”

Besides Land’s ethics study, which deals with controversial issues such as the sanctity of human life, euthanasia, religious freedom and church-state issues from a Christian perspective, additional noteworthy courses, many offered on-campus, online or via live-streaming, include the following:

Last month, the seminary hosted an in-person and virtual open house for prospective students on the new campus, along with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The more centrally located campus in the greater Charlotte area features state-of-the-art classrooms, better technological advances and increased streaming capabilities. In fact, online students will have one of fastest bandwidths available in order to stream their courses. The ideal location also affords on-campus students a variety of options for housing in nearby neighborhoods. The campus is also close to four restaurants, a YMCA and a racquetball club.

This semester’s classes aren’t the first to be offered on the new campus, however. In mid-August, SES co-founder Dr. Norman Geisler taught “Intro to Christian Apologetics” on campus; the course was also live-streamed and offered online for students from anywhere in the world. During the weeklong class, students learned the basics of defending the Christian faith through Geisler’s 12 steps that demonstrate that Christianity is true.

Along with the excitement about the start of the first full semester on the new campus, registrations for SES’s annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics topped more than 1,000 at the Aug. 1 early bird deadline. The 2018 conference will focus on the theme of “The God Who Is” and will take place at Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, Oct. 12-13, when the seminary will welcome top thinkers, scholars, authors, apologists and scientific minds, including Ravi Zacharias. For answers to frequently asked questions about SES’s NCCA conference, click here.

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 www.ses.edu or its Facebook page, follow the SES Twitter feed, @sesapologetics, or call (800) 77-TRUTH.