David W. Jones

David W. Jones

David W. Jones

Professor of Christian Ethics
Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Associate Dean for Theological Studies

Discipline: Ethics
Teaching Since: 2001
Area: Theological Studies
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B.S., Liberty University
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary


Dr. Jones is the author of many books and articles over a wide range of moral and theological issues. His literary works have been translated into numerous foreign languages. Dr. Jones is a moral consultant as well as a regular speaker at colleges, seminaries, academic conferences, professional society meetings, churches, camps, radio shows, and other ministry-related events. Additionally, Dr. Jones has experience in pastoral and church-planting ministry, denominational work, Bible teaching and curriculum design, and has served as Associate Editor of The Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhoodand is a referee for The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. Dr. Jones also serves as a theological reviewer of manuscripts for several major Christian publishers, and holds memberships in many theological and ethical organizations.


The Abstract of Principles has served as a guiding document since Southeastern’s founding. In April 2001, Trustees revised the institutional bylaws to include the 2000 revision of the Baptist Faith and Message along with the Abstract of Principles as the official articles of faith for the school. Since then, faculty have been asked to state in writing that these documents represent their personal beliefs without mental hesitation or reservation and they committed themselves to teach in accordance with and not contrary to these statements of faith.

In addition to the articles of faith, Southeastern further recognizes two documents that clarify beliefs on critical issues. The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy reflects Southeastern’s commitment to biblical authority. The Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood addresses the issue of biblical manhood and womanhood. These documents serve as guidelines and affirmations of convictions and beliefs that are already expressed in Southeastern’s statement of faith. Members of the Faculty commit to teach in accordance with and not contrary to the doctrines expressed in these documents.

The faculty of Southeastern published the booklet, “Here we stand! This We Believe!” to introduce the statements of faith signed by the faculty and the affirmation statements endorsed by the faculty. The fifth document in the booklet is the Nashville Statement, which is not a formally recognized document of the school but expresses the position of the school on gender and sexuality.