Southern Evangelical Seminary’s Dr. Richard Land Announces Bold New Approach to This Fall’s Must-Attend Annual Conference

Leader in Apologetics Education Is Inviting Attendees from All over the Country to Join in Virtually

September 8, 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—After a summer of extended strife, stress, discord, and dismay, Americans are looking forward to a peaceful and productive autumn. Millions all over the country welcome this as a time to get back on track spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and physically.

Now comes an invitation—a can’t-miss opportunity, really—for those of deep and abiding faith. It comes in the form of a premier event on Christian Apologetics that will feature a dynamic new format for 2020. 

Evangelical leader Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES,, has announced that the 2020 National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA) is set this fall as a virtual event across six days. The conference will be held from Oct. 12-Oct. 17, 2020.

SES will make the most of the virtual experience in 2020 and bring even more speakers and sessions to new and veteran attendees,” says Dr. Land. “We’re looking forward to being able to welcome many from all over the country who will be able to tune in virtually for this significant event,” he adds.

This year’s NCCA conference—the 27th such event—will focus on the theme of “Hold Fast” on such compelling core issues as Truth, Faith, and Human Dignity. The NCCA is welcoming some of the U.S.’s top apologetics speakers to address these themes. In addition to Dr. Land himself, distinguished speakers at this fall’s event will include Gary Habermas, Richard Howe, Abdu Murray, Hugh Ross, John Stonestreet, and Frank Turek.

As part of the new approach, plenary and breakout sessions will be live-streamed, and recordings will be posted back to each session within 48-72 hours for on-demand viewing. Importantly, attendees will have exclusive access to more than 100 hours of content for at least three months.

A complete list of speakers for this year’s event can be found at

Dr. Richard Land, a prominent voice on religion and ethics in both academia and the media, recently published compelling op-eds in The Christian Post, The Tennessean that addressed—both forthrightly and spiritually—the racial division and violent unrest that our country has experienced this spring and summer. Among other salient points, Dr. Land emphasized in these pieces the importance of declaring for absolute clarity that “all humans are created equal. This is natural law.”

“We must speak up to bring a greater understanding to the discussion,” Dr. Land also said. “All human lives are sacred, whatever their ethnicities.”

Dr. Land explores these and many other timely and critical topics in his daily radio feature, “Bringing Every Thought Captive,” as well as in his weekly column for The Christian Post, where he serves as executive editor.

Land also teaches classes at SES on a regular basis. Recently he taught a live-streaming ethics class, discussing key issues with students from the perspective of biblical truth and natural law. Later this fall (October 19-24) SES will offer a new class on “Christian Theology, Social Justice, and Racism.” Land will be the “lead teacher” in the class, which will include prominent guest speakers who will address various aspects of these issues. It will be a live streaming course. Learn more about this and other SES classes here or visit

To learn more about this year’s NCCA virtual conference, visit

Read more here 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.

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


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