Dr. L. Russ Bush served as the Academic Dean of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1989 to 2006, at which point he graduated to Heaven. Southeastern was blessed to have Dr. Bush in an integral position during the difficult days of its transition from a school that leaned theologically liberal to an evangelical institution that clearly affirms the inerrancy of Scripture. I am not sure that the word “difficult” adequately conveys just how challenging it was during that period of time; but Russ Bush navigated through those tumultuous days with the grace of a Christian gentleman—all the while firmly upholding the authority of the Bible.
In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Bush taught classes on apologetics and philosophy of religion. During my days as a student at SEBTS, I took numerous courses with him, including Christian Philosophy, Biblical Authority, and Creation and Creationism. He was one of my favorite professors and it would be difficult to exaggerate the influence he had on my theological education.
Dr. Bush’s son, Josh, has developed a new website (http://lrbush.com) that provides resources of his father’s teaching and preaching. Weekly pod casts are posted along with links to his books. Let me encourage you to check it out – I think you will be glad you did.