Dr. Richard Land is president of Southern Evangelical Seminary and former president (1988-2013) 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. He has taught as a visiting or adjunct professor for several seminaries and has authored or edited more than 15 books.

My Articles

June 20, 2016, 9:54 AM EDT
One year ago, everything changed.
June 7, 2016, 2:43 PM EDT
Three significant moments in history shaped the way we look ahead to the freedoms we count as blessings.
May 17, 2016, 4:02 PM EDT
I was recently organizing my library and came across a remarkable work from the past that offered an insightful and surprisingly accurate glimpse of the future.
May 5, 2016, 2:03 PM EDT
The faithful around the nation will dedicate time today, May 5, for the National Day of Prayer, an important and timely opportunity for Americans to go before God for much-needed intercession for a nation with critical and crippling concerns.
April 21, 2016, 5:18 PM EDT
With Earth Day on the calendar for tomorrow, there seems to be a frantic plea to “save the earth!” And while there are steps everyone can take to protect the environment and the resources that God has entrusted to us for the betterment of humankind, the agendas of environmental activists may be hindering progress.
March 14, 2016, 3:11 PM EDT
Tomorrow, voters in five closely analyzed states will speak their minds about their choice for a presidential candidate.
February 26, 2016, 2:23 PM EST
Less than a week after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, politicians and legal minds alike were in an uproar about who the next Supreme Court justice should be—as well as when he or she should be appointed, and by whom.
February 8, 2016, 2:01 PM EST
Politics-loving Americans certainly have a lot to talk about right now, as primary countdowns tick by, state by state. But what is the Evangelical role in the voting process?
January 21, 2016, 2:05 PM EST
A prediction from the Pew Research Center says that Islam could be the dominant religion by the end of the century, as the Muslim faith grows at record rates.
November 24, 2015, 5:06 PM EST
The seemingly ever increasing violence of mass entertainment in America (TV, movies, video games, etc.) has once again rekindled the controversial debate: “What is it with America’s seeming obsession with violence, and is it dangerous and destructive, or merely morbid?”
October 15, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT
Presidential hopeful Ben Carson made headlines recently for stating that he would disagree with electing a Muslim president because that leader would have to reject Sharia law and parts of the Quran and, instead, embrace American values and the Constitution, reported CNN.
August 19, 2015, 3:24 PM EDT
Seventy years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, moral questions remain. But those questions were answered long ago.
July 13, 2015, 4:32 PM EDT
Two North Carolina pastors are creating a national conversation by taking the phrase “One Nation Under God” literally.
June 25, 2015, 11:47 AM EDT
The nation is still reeling from the violent, racially motivated attack on an historic Charleston church where nine people were killed just a week ago.
June 3, 2015, 10:07 AM EDT
The country is shifting left on key moral issues, according to a new Gallup poll. Specifically, Americans are softening their views on gay and lesbian relations, having a baby outside of wedlock and having sex before marriage.
May 27, 2015, 9:38 AM EDT
PETA must be happy. According to a new Gallup poll, more Americans than ever before believe animals should have the same rights as humans. The poll found 32 percent of Americans support equal rights for animals, up from 25 percent in 2008. Meanwhile, 62 percent of Americans believe animals should have some protections but can still be used to benefit humans.
May 22, 2015, 11:42 AM EDT
In a statement, Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates said that not allowing gay adults in the Scouts is an “unsustainable” policy.
May 12, 2015, 9:45 AM EDT
Sixty-seven years ago this week, the world took note of one of the most significant moments in history—Israel becoming a nation on May 14, 1948.
May 6, 2015, 10:58 AM EDT
Tomorrow’s National Day of Prayer observation—set for Thursday, May 7 in locations around the country—is an important and timely opportunity for Americans to go to God for much-needed intercession for a nation with critical and crippling concerns.
March 25, 2015, 11:12 AM EDT
Christians in America closely watched the recent elections in Israel, relieved and hopeful when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was elected to a fourth term in a resounding victory.