Steven A. McKinion

Steven A. McKinion

Steven A. McKinion

Professor of Theology and Patristic Studies

Discipline: Church History
Teaching Since: 1998
Area: Theological Studies


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B.A., Mississippi College
M.A., University of Mobile
Ph.D., King's College, University of Aberdeen


Dr. McKinion teaches Systematic Theology and Patristics at Southeastern. He specializes in Early Christian theological method and biblical interpretation, as well as the Christology and Trinitarian Theology. His desire to is help the contemporary church rediscover and retrieve the depth of Early Christian Theology. His books include Life and Practice in the Early Church, A Reconstruction of Cyril of Alexandria’s Christology, Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Isaiah, and Sharing Jesus without Freaking Out.
Dr. McKinion and his wife Ginger have three grown children: Lachlan, Blakely, and Harrison. They are active in the childhood cancer community as the parents of a childhood cancer survivor.




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.