Southern Evangelical Seminary’s 2022 Apologetics Conference Theme:
Remaining Steadfast in an UpsideDown World

28th National Conference on Christian Apologetics Will be Held April 8-9, 2022 at First Baptist Church Rock Hill in Rock Hill, SC

January 3, 2022

Southern Evangelical Seminary’s (SES, annual apologetics conference kicks off this spring and will bring together some of the nation’s best minds to address the most pressing cultural and religious issues of our day.

Thousands attend every year, and 2022 marks the 28th annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA) with the theme of “Remaining Steadfast in an Upside-Down World,” based on 2 Thessalonians 3:5, which says, “May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.”

The NCCA is set for April 8-9 at First Baptist Church Rock Hill in Rock Hill, SC. The NCCA is a destination for longtime attendees, while new attendees discover SES, its life-changing teaching and its powerful conference every year.

SES President Judge Phil Ginn addresses America’s theological and cultural problems daily through media messaging and interviews, speaking and in leading his expert SES faculty and staff, specifically focusing on how the 2022 NCCA conference will affect lives in light of today’s issues.

“Research has indicated over the past several years that Christianity is in decline in the United States, which has brought about grave negative spiritual, cultural and social consequences,” Ginn said. “However, as we have battled with the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly two years, there is a stark contrast between the tragedy that we see happening in our culture and what God is doing. He is still performing miracles. People that seemed completely void of hope and salvation are coming to the Lord.  There is a distinct difference between darkness and light that has become more obvious, more serious and more desperate.

“As mere cultural Christianity wanes, the more faithful, traditional Christianity practiced by true believers who are living out their faith is more vivid, penetrating and apparent. If we try to live out a false, watered-down form of Christianity, things turn upside down very quickly. This is what much of the world is witnessing, but people don’t connect what is happening with God and why.  They live in fear, anger, sadness, loneliness and despair. We must grow and remain steadfast in our true, biblical faith so that we shine as His light in the darkness. People’s souls depend on it, and our nation and our world cannot function without it.  Although the demise has begun—as is part of God’s plan—we can help the lost make sense of these times. This has become so compelling to Christ-followers that we can no longer ignore what our true purpose is on this earth.”

Ginn states, “We look forward to welcoming the nation’s best thinkers, scholars, authors, apologists and scientific minds who will address the thousands in attendance here at the 2022 NCCA.”

The NCCA welcomes some of the nation’s top apologetics speakers, including Edward Graham, Richard Howe, Hugh Ross, Frank Turek, J. Warner Wallace, as well as a debate between Brian Huffling (SES) and James Sterba (Notre Dame) titled “Is a Good God Logically Possible?”

Speakers and attendees are exhilarated about the NCCA and the lives that are changed every year.

“I can’t recommend SES any more highly,” Frank Turek, an alumnus and adjunct professor, has said of SES. “There’s no better place to come to get to know God and make Him known.”

Said one user on Facebook, “This is a fantastic school that will aid you in digging deep into your faith, encourages you to ask questions and welcomes dialogue. I am proud to be learning from SES and attend their wonderful apologetics conference every year.

And added another attendee, “An accessible crash course that will sharpen the mind of the established Christian apologist or open the floodgates for the curious newbie.”

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 or its Facebook page, follow the SES Twitter feed, @sesapologetics, or call (704) 847-5600.