CHARLOTTE, N.C.—At the recent 2016 National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Evangelical leader Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.ses.edu), was elected to another three-year term on the NRB Board of Directors. He was first named to the board in 2001 for the Class of 2004.
“For more than 70 year, the National Religious Broadcasters has worked tirelessly to spread the gospel through every form of media, constantly adapting to meet the needs of a changing culture that desperately needs the hope of Jesus Christ,” said Land, who has been a fixture among NRB leadership. “I am honored to serve again on the NRB Board of Directors, as we all fulfill our calling to spread the Good News to all corners of the Earth.”
Serving with Land in the Class of 2019 are: Edward Atsinger III of the Salem Media Group, Rich Bott II of the Bott Radio Network, Jennifer Hayden Epperson of Moody Radio, Stuart Epperson Sr. of the Salem Media Group, Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Bob Lepine of FamilyLife, Michael D. Little of The Christian Broadcasting Network, Todd Nettleton of The Voice of the Martyrs, Janet Parshall of “In the Market with Janet Parshall,” Gordon Robertson of The Christian Broadcasting Network, Jerry Rose of Total Living Network, along with many other esteemed individuals in Christian media.
The National Religious Broadcasters is a unique gathering of people, united by purpose and message: to proclaim the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ; to transform culture through the application of sound biblical teaching; and to advance biblical truth, to promote media excellence, and to defend free speech.
NRB is a non-partisan international association of committed broadcasters and Christian communicators coming together to spread the life-changing truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ through every electronic medium available. NRB’s member outreach touches every continent through Christian radio, television, Internet and other media arts. NRB provides its members with important resources and effective tools to help them reach their mission goals. NRB also fosters unity among its members, promoting their passion to share knowledge and find solutions to challenges, thereby increasing excellence in their craft.
SES is a leader in apologetics education—teaching students to defend their faith and talk intelligently, passionately and rationally about what they believe and why they believe it. Many courses focus on societal issues from a Christian worldview, delve into scientific apologetics or contemplate creation research.
Land is featured in his nationally syndicated daily radio commentary, “Bringing Every Thought Captive,” which airs on nearly 400 stations nationwide, including nearly 200 on the American Family Radio Network and 100 on the Bott Radio Network. “Bringing Every Thought Captive” is also podcast daily on the free SES mobile app and airs locally in the Charlotte, N.C., area every weekday. The “Bringing Every Thought Captive” television program, hosted by Land, debuted in January on the NRB Network, and airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and midnight EST. “Bringing Every Thought Captive” also reaches nearly 2 million households in the Chicago area on the Total Living Network. For details about stations, times, downloads and more, click here.
Land has taught as a visiting or adjunct professor for several seminaries and has authored or edited more than 15 books. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University in England and his bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) from Princeton University. Land also earned a Master of Theology (Honors Program) degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received the Broadman Seminarian Award as the Outstanding Graduating Student. Dr. Land was the 2013 Watchman Award recipient from the Family Research Council for his leadership on moral and cultural issues. He also received the Phillip E. Johnson Award for Liberty and Truth from Biola University in 2010. Land served previously (1988-2013) as president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the Southern Baptist Convention’s official entity assigned to address social, moral and ethical concerns, with particular attention to their impact on American families. In 2014, he was appointed as a Senior Research Fellow of the ERLC’s Research Institute, and in 2015, he was named in the top 15 of Newsmax’s “Top 100 Christian Leaders in America.”
Southern Evangelical Seminary invites visitors to its web site to join the more than 20,000 people who have already downloaded the SES Apologetics App for Windows mobile devices and Android and Apple phones and tablets. Those with the app can get the very best news and information in Christian apologetics, including articles, audio, video, blogs and more from today’s most able defenders of the Christian faith—William Lane Craig, Lee Strobel, Josh McDowell, William Dembski, Frank Turek, Hugh Ross, Gary Habermas and other well-known speakers, authors and teachers.
Southern Evangelical Seminary has been ranked as one of the top graduate programs for General Christian Apologetics by TheBestSchools.org’s “Top 10 Graduate Programs in Christian Apologetics.”
For more information on SES, visit its web site at www.ses.edu or its Facebook page, follow the SES Twitter feed, @sesapologetics, or call (800) 77-TRUTH. For more information about SES’ “Ethics in Emerging Technology” program, visit www.ethics.ses.edu.
For information on SES or to set up an interview, contact Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102, or Beth Harrison, 610-584-1096, ext. 104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com.
Southern Evangelical Seminary is a leader in apologetics education—teaching students to defend their faith and talk intelligently, passionately and rationally about what they believe and why they believe it. The accredited Christian college and seminary offers a wide variety of bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees. Programs can be completed through residence in the Charlotte area or online. The award-winning education at SES is distinctively Christian and focused on evangelism and world-engaging defense of the Christian faith—Christian Apologetics.
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