God and Morgan Freeman

Has anyone ever asked you “Who is God?” What a loaded question! The answer to this question is undoubtedly important and is intimately connected to every aspect of life; one’s belief or lack thereof will determine how one approaches foundational questions pertaining to the nature of reality, man, knowledge, meaning, morality, and purpose. I can’t […]

Aquinas or Van Til? Testimony of a Campus Minister

By Chris Van Allsburg, Recently, Reformed theologian and presuppositionalist K. Scott Oliphint [1] criticized Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) for holding to the classical method in apologetics at a conference in Phoenix called Reformcon. Having moved away from presuppositionalism, I feel it is appropriate to respond.  Now, presuppositionalism was my meat and potatoes for nearly a decade […]

New Religious Movements

This course will be taught by Emeritus Professor  Richard G. Howe. Dr. Howe is an expert in cults and religious movements and tours the country teaching and speaking on their influence on culture. For a more thorough description of the course, visit the tentative syllabus by clicking here.  [vimeo 66870559 w=640 h=360] One Minute Apologist […]

A Summary of Act & Potency

By Daniel Roberts, Earlier this week, Southern Evangelical Seminary hosted its first Open House of the year! On-campus students received a t-shirt citing one of Thomas Aquinas’ famous distinctions, the distinction between act and potency. As promised to the students in attendance, this article aims to provide a summary of the meanings of these terms and […]

Romans 1 and Man’s Knowledge of God: A Response to Fred Butler

By Adam Tucker, A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of participating in a cordial dialog with Fred Butler, of Grace to You Ministries, on the merits of classical vs. presuppositional apologetics. The original discussion can be found here. I appreciated the respectful nature of the discussion, and I think a lot of important […]

Homeschooling and Apologetics

By SES Alumnus Josh Erlien, Danny was a religious kid and active in his church. But he began to be troubled by something. Let me tell it to you in his own words. I was raised Episcopalian, and I was very religious as a kid. Then, in eighth or ninth grade, I studied astronomy, cosmology, and […]