The core textbook for every class at Southwestern Seminary is the holy, infallible, inerrant Word of God. Our faculty is fully convinced of the power and sufficiency of Scripture, and dedicated to training church leaders who fully trust and obey the Word.
“He gave . . . some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith . . . As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine.”Ephesians 4:11-14
The faculty of the School of Theology are called by Christ and equipped to train you for service within his body. Seasoned in the practice and challenges of ministry their expertise and discernment enrich all that they entrust to you. As highly accomplished scholars, they enthusiastically supply students with the tools necessary to believe and reason faithfully, while thinking biblically, theologically, historically, and practically. Whether in the classroom, living room, or café our faculty are concerned for you, attentive to your needs and devoted to your formation as a Christian leader.
Dean of the School of Theology; Professor of Historical Theology
Research Professor of Theology
Our masters and doctoral degrees offer students opportunities for both broad experience and deep study.
Southwestern Seminary also offers many online courses and degrees, so you can pursue your studies wherever you live.
Southwestern Seminary’s Center for Text-Driven Preaching is dedicated to training students in the art of text-driven preaching. As defined by David Allen, text-driven preaching is expository preaching in its purest form, where the substance, structure, and spirit of the text drive the substance, structure, and spirit of the sermon. This means preaching the Word of God as inspired by the Spirit of God.
Led by Dr. David Allen, the Southwestern Center for Text-Driven Preaching’s faculty has more than 200 years of combined preaching experience, and each brings a unique dynamic to the table, from linguistics and rhetoric to history and evangelistic preaching.
Currently edited by David S. Dockery, Distinguished Professor of Theology, this resource is as much for current students as it is for alumni and the church at large.
Wherever God calls you, the School of Theology will equip you to serve biblically and effectively.