Walter R. Strickland II

Walter R. Strickland II

Walter R. Strickland II

Assistant Professor of Systematic and Contextual Theology

Discipline: Theology
Teaching Since: 2013
Area: Theological Studies
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B.A. Cedarville University
M.Div. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.M. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D. University of Aberdeen (Scotland)


Dr. Strickland was born in Chicago and raised in Southern California, his passion is to equip people to flourish in their context from a deep commitment to God’s design.  His interests include systematic and contextual theology, the African American theological tradition, education theory, and theology of work.
Along with being a diversity consultant, frequent conference speaker, and itinerant preacher, Dr. Strickland is an associate Research Fellow of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), and his work has appeared in The Gospel Project, Canon and Culture (of the ERLC), the Gospel Coalition, the Biblical Recorder, Christianity Today, Baptist Press, and World Magazine among other media outlets.  He has contributed to, edited, and authored multiple books in his areas of research interest. 

Walter and his lovely wife Stephanie live in Wake Forest, NC. They have one daughter named Hope who is waiting to meet them in glory, and three children in the home: Kendra, Kaiya, and Walter III.

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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.