Jones, David W.
Professor of Christian Ethics
Associate Dean for Graduate Program Administration
Director of the Th.M. Program


email: dwjones@sebts.edu

Program: Graduate     Discipline: Ethics     Area: Theological Studies    

Teaching Since: 2001

Personal Website: ethicist.me

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Education
B.S., Liberty University
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Biography
David W. Jones is a professor and author working in the field of Christian ethics. Dr. Jones is currently serving as Professor of Christian Ethics, Associate Dean for Graduate Program Administration, and Director of the Th.M. program at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, NC) where he has been teaching since 2001. Dr. Jones holds a B.S. pastoral ministries, an M.Div. in pastoral ministry, and a Ph.D. in theological studies with an emphasis in Christian ethics. Dr. Jones’ scholarly interests include biblical ethics, material stewardship (including financial ethics, environmental ethics, and related issues), and topics related to marriage and family life. Dr. Jones serves as a Fellow at the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith & Culture, and is a Research Fellow at the SBC Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

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 Womanhood and 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. Dr. Jones holds memberships in many theological and ethical organizations.



Publications
Books
  • David W. Jones, Every Good Thing: An Introduction to the Material World and the Common Good for Christians (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2016).
  • David W. Jones and Russel S. Woodbridge, Riquezas reales: La prosperidad según Dios (Grand Rapids, MI: Editorial Portavoz, 2015).
  • David W. Jones, An Introduction to Biblical Ethics (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2013).
  • David W. Jones, Men, Women, and the Meaning of Marriage (Seattle, WA: Kindle Direct, 2012).
  • Andreas J. Köstenberger with David W. Jones, Marriage and Family: Biblical Essentials (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2012).
  • David W. Jones and Russell D. Woodbridge, Health, Wealth, and Happiness: Has the Prosperity Gospel Overshadowed the Gospel of Christ? (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2011).
  • Andreas J. Köstenberger with David W. Jones, God, Marriage and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2004, 2010).
  • David W. Jones, Reforming the Morality of Usury: A Study of Differences that Separated the Protestant Reformers (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2004).
Articles
  • “Rescuing Rahab: The Evangelical Discussion on Conflicting Moral Absolutes.” In Southeastern Theological Review 7, no. 1 (Summer 2016): 23-42.
  • “Obedience and Liberty.” In The Great Commission Magazine of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fall 2015): 30-31.
  • “Economics, Stewardship, and the Common Good.” In The Great Commission Magazine of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fall 2014): 34.
  • “Five Theological Errors of the Prosperity Gospel.” In 9Marks Journal (Jan.-Feb. 2014): 34–37.
  • “The Prosperity Gospel in My Own Heart.” In 9Marks Journal (Jan.-Feb. 2014): 17–18.
  • “To Bury or Burn: Toward an Ethic of Cremation.” In Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 53, no. 2 (June 2010): 335–347.
  • “The Betrothal View of Divorce and Remarriage.” In Bibliotheca Sacra 165, no. 1 (Jan. 2008): 68–85.
  • “JBMW Forum.” In Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 12, no. 2 (Fall 2007): 40–57.
  • “The Ethics of Taxation: A Biblical Précis.” In Faith and Mission 24, no. 2 (Spring 2007): 18–25.
  • “The Apostate Angels of 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 6.” In Faith and Mission 23, no. 2 (Spring 2006): 19–30.
  • “The Asperity of Sexual Sin: Exploring the Sexual-Spiritual Nexus.” In Faith and Mission 22, no. 1 (Fall 2004): 3–22.
  • “Singer, Peter.” In Ethics, rev. ed., ed. John K. Roth (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2004): 1371–1372.
  • “Are Biblical Covenants Dissolvable?: Toward a Theology of Marriage.” In Southwestern Journal of Theology 47, no. 1 (Fall 2004): 1–11.
  • “Egalitarianism and Homosexuality: Connected or Autonomous Ideologies.” In Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 8, no. 2 (Fall 2003): 5–19.
  • “Francis Schaeffer, The Evangelist.” In Faith and Mission 21, no. 1 (Fall 2003): 77–89.
  • “John Calvin’s Ethics of Usury.” In Faith and Mission 18, no. 3 (Summer 2001): 3–18.
  • “The Bankruptcy of the Prosperity Gospel: An Exercise in Biblical and Theological Ethics.” In Faith and Mission 16, no. 1 (Fall 1998): 79–87.


Research Interests
Biblical ethics
Material stewardship (including financial ethics, environmental ethics, and related fields)
Marriage and family life

Society Memberships
Member, Evangelical Theological Society

Courses Taught

    FALL 2016
        DMN8151Min Proj & Proj Rep Writing I
        DMN8152Min Proj & Proj Rep Writing II
        ETH0510Christian Ethics
        ETH3600Christian Ethics
        ETH5100Intro to Christian Ethics - DL Only
        ETH5100Introduction to Christian Ethics
        ETH7990MA Eth, Theol, Culture Research Project
        GEN7500MACS Research Project - (New MACS Only)
        GEN7530M.A. (C.S.) Research Project
        THM8581Th.M. Guided Reading II

    SUMMER 2016
        ETH3600Christian Ethics - Crosspoint Church
        ETH5100Christian Ethics - Crosspoint Church
        ETH7990MA Eth, Theol, Culture Research Project
        GEN7530M.A. (C.S.) Research Project

    SPRING 2016
        DMN8151Min Proj & Proj Rep Writing I
        DMN8152Min Proj & Proj Rep Writing II
        ETH0510Christian Ethics
        ETH3600Christian Ethics
        ETH4690Moral Decision Making/Will of God
        ETH5100Introduction to Christian Ethics
        ETH7690Moral Decision Making/Will of God
        ETH7990MA Eth, Theol, Culture Research Project
        ETH9902Seminar in Law and Gospel
        GEN7530M.A. (C.S.) Research Project
        THM8500Th.M. Bibliographical Research
        THM8580Th.M. Guided Reading I
        THM8581Th.M. Guided Reading II

    FALL 2015
        DMN8151Min Proj & Proj Rep Writing I
        DMN8152Min Proj & Proj Rep Writing II
        ETH0765Ethics of Wealth and Poverty-CERTIFICATE
        ETH3600Christian Ethics
        ETH3610Marriage & Family
        ETH4650Ethics of Wealth and Poverty
        ETH4670Ethics of Life and Death
        ETH5100Introduction to Christian Ethics
        ETH6550Moral Foundations of Marriage and Family
        ETH7650Ethics of Wealth and Poverty
        ETH7670Ethics of Life and Death
        GEN7530M.A. (C.S.) Research Project
        THM8500Th.M. Bibliographical Research
        THM8580Th.M. Guided Reading I

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