Richard Land

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Richard Land is the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, a position he assumed after serving as president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission from 1988 until July 2013. Land has also served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is a prolific author and host of the radio shows For Faith & Family, For Faith & Family's Insight, and Richard Land Live!, as well as executive editor of FFV, a magazine dedicated to traditional Christian values and ethics. From 2002 to 2010, he sat on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom and in 2005 was named one of Time magazine's 25 most influential evangelicals in America; he taught and worked at The Criswell College from 1975 to 1988. He is the author of The Divided States of America? What Liberals and Conservatives are Missing in the God-and-Country Shouting Match! (2007). Land holds an B.A. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford.
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