D. Jeffrey Bingham

Dean of the School of Theology
Professor of Theology

D. Jeffrey Bingham





B.B.A.,New Mexico State University; Th.M. and Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

Dr. Bingham serves as Dean and Professor of Theology for the School of Theology. His writing and research focus in the area of patristics and the history of the reception and interpretation of the Bible.

Dr. Bingham has extensive administrative and teaching experience, serving in a variety of roles including, Department Chair and Professor of Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary (2003-2013), Associate Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College (2013-2016), and Interim President at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2018-2019).

Dr. Bingham specializes in historical theology, systematic theology, history of biblical interpretation, Patristic Theology, Second-century Christianity, and the theology and works of Irenaeus and Athenagoras.

Dr. Bingham is the author of Irenaeus’ use of Matthew’s Gospel in Adversus Haereses (Traditio Exegetica Graeca) (Peeters, 1997), Pocket History of the Church (IVP, 2002) and editor or co-editor of several books including The Routledge Companion to Early Christian Thought (Routledge, 2010); Dispensationalism and the History of Redemption: A Developing and Diverse Tradition (Moody, 2015); Eschatology: Biblical, Historical and Practical Approaches (Kregel, 2016); and Intertextuality in the Second Century (Brill, 2016). He has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters in his fields of specialization. In addition to his academic publications, Dr. Bingham serves as the general editor for the Bible in Ancient Christianity series published by Brill and was a consulting editor of the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, revised edition.

Dr. Bingham is a member of the American Historical Association, the American Society of Church History, the Evangelical Theological Society, International Society of Patristic Studies, North American Patristic Society, for which he also served as a President (2017-2018), Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, the Society of Biblical Literature, Southwest Seminar on the Development of Early Catholic Christianity, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

He is married to Pamela.

Select Publications:

They may not be in Japan for the #Olympics2021, but that has not stopped these Southwesterners from partnering with @IMB_SBC to virtually engage the people of Japan. Read this article about how Mobilize Japan has found creative ways to evangelize. https://www.imb.org/2021/07/27/olympic-kick-off-takes-place-virtually/?fbclid=IwAR02eZRa86I-bI_go6zeXn49fZVpLCrrziGSycO3YHeZPdVv9FWhW0SC9Y4

CAMPUS UPDATE: The @SWBTSPolice Administration Building has a new home in the building formerly known as the Welcome Center on James Ave. https://swbts.edu/campus-life/offices/swbts-police/

Enrollment for the Southwestern Music Academy is now open for Fall 2021! This semester @SWBTSMusic will bring back the Children's Choir and add a Chime Ensemble. To see more information on class schedules as well as a list of teachers and tuition, visit: http://swbts.edu/sma

There are only 3 weeks left to sign up for Fall classes! With online, on campus, and 8-week courses, you have the freedom to customize your schedule. Register today and take one step closer to finishing your degree. http://swbts.edu/register

This week on the Hill, meet one of our new faculty members, see our COVID-19 reminders and register your child for Southwestern Music Academy starting soon. https://swbts.edu/news/faculty-spotlight-covid-19-reminders-and-more/