Summer Study! Online Courses Offered at Southern Evangelical Seminary’s New Lay Institute
Courses in Apologetics and Biblical Literacy, Available Online or Via the SES App, Allow Participants to Delve Into God’s Word at Their Own Pace
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Especially in a culture that is becoming increasingly hostile to Christianity, sharing the Gospel of Jesus with others can be a daunting task. To better equip believers to witness to the hope found in Christ, Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.ses.edu) is offering new online Bible courses that will allow participants to delve into the Word at their own pace.
The SES Lay Institute will enable students to experience the new standard of Bible study materials offered only by Southern Evangelical Seminary and taught by SES faculty and alumni. Designed with 21st century Christians in mind, Lay Institute courses can be taken on computers, tablets or phones—on the participant’s timeline and schedule.
“Christians must be committed to revisiting the foundations and pillars of our faith, which is very appropriate and important, especially at this time in our culture,” said SES President Dr. Richard Land. “Christians have the responsibility to delve into God’s Word, rather than take it for granted. Scripture alone is the final and the highest authority to which we can appeal. Everything that Holy Scripture addresses is to be used as the final word, which is why it’s crucial that all of us not only know that the Bible is the ultimate authority, but be intimately immersed in everything the Lord shared with the world through divine inspiration. SES’s new Lay Institute will help Christians dive deeper into the Word and be illuminated perhaps like they never have before.”
The Bible is the foundation of the Christian faith. But how well do most people know it? SES’s Apologetics and Biblical Studies courses through the Lay Institute will provide participants with a comprehensive picture of the entire Bible, not merely offering some stories here and there, but lending an understanding to each of the books in its own context. Students will also understand the historical, cultural, geographical and literary context of each of the 66 books of the Bible.
More than 40 full-length lectures feature sound content, smooth animations and visual aids. From their own den, study or smartphone, students can learn from experienced Bible teachers and be guided by facilitators.
Upon completion of a course, participants will earn a certificate, and more importantly, the courses will equip believers with the tools they need to more ably defend the Gospel and proclaim the Word of God. Church packages are also available so groups can study together. Click here to learn more about the church options.
The Apologetics course will give students growing confidence as they share truth with others and more effectively answer objections and questions. The Apologetics course is taught by such noted apologists and scholars as J. Thomas Bridges, William Dembski, David Geisler, Norman Geisler, Gary Habermas, Richard Howe, Brian Huffling, Jay Richards and Frank Turek.
The Biblical Studies course is designed to increase students’ biblical literacy and covers the entire Bible, laying out the content and themes of each book of the Bible, as well as apologetics issues related to the Bible.
View more information on SES’s Lay Institute here.
This past Friday, SES wrapped up its first series of courses in the new “Philosophy, Politics and Economics” program, which enables students to better defend their faith and intelligently discuss the most relevant subjects in society. The PPE program, which is offered primarily at just a few top-tier universities around the world, introduces students to the Christian worldview of how philosophy, politics and economics intersect, focusing on the works of Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, Henry Hazlitt, Karl Marx, Thomas Aquinas, Robert Sirico, Jay Richards and others.
SES recently announced the 2018 National Conference on Christian Apologetics, which will focus on the theme of “The God Who Is.” On Oct. 12-13, the seminary will welcome top thinkers, scholars, authors, apologists and scientific minds, including Ravi Zacharias, to its 25th annual conference, which will be held at Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.