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Whether you’re interested in apologetics, philosophy, biblical studies, or evangelism, SES can help you become a more effective ambassador for Christ. Learn More >

National Conference on Christian Apologetics

Join us in person or via live stream for The Defense Never Rests, the 23rd Annual SES National Conference on Christian Apologetics Oct. 13-15, 2016 featuring Lee Strobel, Norman Geisler, Josh McDowell, Frank Turek, J. Warner Wallace, and many more. Learn More >

FREE SES Mobile App

You can have an apologetics library in your pocket by downloading this FREE app for iOS, Android, and Windows. Download Now >

Lay Institute Self-Study

Discover the depth you’ve been missing with this completely online and self-paced platform guided by SES facilitators. Learn More >

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Equipping Believers for Nearly 25 Years

Ranked the Best General Apologetics Graduate Program by TheBestSchools.org, since 1992 Southern Evangelical Seminary has provided a synthesis of sound philosophy, classical apologetics, and a cohesive theology based on the inerrant Word of God in order to equip Christians to persuasively share their faith in a secular world.

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SES is committed to meeting you where you are – regardless of your financial means, academic level, or time restraints – to provide some of the best Christian thinking from some of the top Christian scholars in the world.
From our free mobile app to our robust degree programs, SES is here to equip you
for the proclamation and defense of the Gospel.

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Student Spotlight
Thomas McCuddy – “I don’t need seminary training to be a minister.”  At least, that’s what I told myself when I was in high school as I was considering my place in church. My Sunday school teachers…

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Our Faculty
We are educators, but we are first and foremost compassionate brothers and sisters in Christ. Our professors will challenge your mind, strengthen your faith, and warm your heart.

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Alumni & Friends
Bonds don’t end with graduation. Our alumni are valuable for the continued success of the Seminary. We want to stay connected and continue ministering with you for years to come.

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SES is committed to the “Geislerian DNA” of understanding and using both general and special revelation in service to the cause of Christ.

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At SES you will be trained to think clearly, critically, and rationally while engaging people in meaningful dialogue for the glory of God.

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