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

December 6, 2018, 4:18 PM EST
The nation has quite rightly spent the past few days honoring America's 41st President George Herbert Walker Bush, a kind and decent man who was already rated by presidential historians as the most significant of the one-term presidents in our history.
March 15, 2018, 12:47 PM EDT
The young gunman in the tragic Parkland, Florida, massacre on Valentine’s Day was officially charged last week with 17 counts of murder. Questions still loom: “What went wrong?” “Why didn’t someone listen to or heed the warning signs?” “What could have been done to prevent it?”
February 20, 2018, 2:51 PM EST
Media continue to report on the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, attempting to get inside the mind of the gunman and perhaps answer the question of “why?”
January 23, 2018, 10:51 AM EST
Yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in America. And although the approximately 60 million lives lost since then are a stain on American history, God can have mercy and forgive this national sin—if we repent.
May 15, 2017, 2:47 PM EDT
At Facebook’s F8 conference this spring, the social media giant announced that a future ethics board will monitor the technology that allows users to experience brain-computer interface.
May 8, 2017, 4:15 PM EDT
Apparently, Bill Nye is attempting to “save the world” by controlling its population.
April 11, 2017, 12:03 PM EDT
This is not the stuff of sci-fi films, but rather an impending reality.
March 14, 2017, 11:32 AM EDT
As if the November election didn't already make this clear.
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.