Southern Evangelical Seminary’s Dr. Richard Land Reacts to the Death of Rush Limbaugh

Dr. Land: ‘Rush Was One of A Kind’

February 18, 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—OnWednesday, Americans heard the sad, but expected news that Rush Limbaugh had passed away at the age of 70, after a year-long struggle with lung cancer.

“Rush truly created the genre of political talk radio. Even though many have tried to imitate him over the years, there has always only been one Rush,” said Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES,

“When he told his radio audience just over a year ago that he had been diagnosed with a disease, Rush ended his statement by saying ‘I told my staff today that I have a deeply personal relationship with God that I do not proselytize about. I’ve been working that relationship tremendously.’

“Rush Limbaugh was an American “original.” A college dropout who was told by a radio station manager that he would never ‘make it’ in radio, he persevered. He believed in himself, he believed in his fellow Americans, and he believed in America. He was honest. He was transparent. And he was funny. People underestimate how humor helped him. And he helped millions of Americans know that it was okay to love your country and to be a conservative … and say so.

“Rush was one of a kind. And he will be missed.”

SES offers the 15 hour Certificate in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics (PPE).The PPE can also be used as a concentration within most master’s degrees (excluding M.A.R.). We believe that one must minister to the present generation according to its needs, and to do so with truth and power our students need training in the ethical, political, and economic implications of the unchanging Faith “once delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). This 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.

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