The Doctrine of the Trinity

September 29-30, 2016

The doctrine of the Trinity has been at the center of the church’s theological discussion for millennia. Still today our understanding of the godhead is as relevant as ever. Faithful worship, apologetics, and discipleship all depend on a robust biblical-theological grasp of our Trinitarian God. Toward this end, our next Alumni Academy will offer instruction on the Trinity. Professors Michael Haykin, Bruce Ware, and Stephen Wellum will collaborate in order to help alumni grow in their love and knowledge of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


Michael A. G. Haykin

Michael A.G. Haykin

Born in England of Irish and Kurdish parents, Dr. Haykin now serves as a professor of church history and biblical spirituality at Southern. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto (1974), a Master of Religion from Wycliffe College, the University of Toronto (1977), and a Th.D. in Church History from Wycliffe College and the University of Toronto (1982). Dr. Haykin and his wife, Alison, have two grown children: Victoria and Nigel.

Bruce A. Ware

Bruce A. Ware

Dr. Ware has been a professor of Christian theology at Southern since 1998. He is a highly esteemed theologian and author in the evangelical world. He came to Southern Seminary from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he served as chairman of the Department of Biblical and Systematic Theology. Prior to this, he taught at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary and Bethel Theological Seminary.

Stephen J. Wellum

Stephen J. Wellum

Dr. Wellum has taught theology at Southern Seminary since 1999. He came to the seminary from Associated Canadian Theological Schools and Northwest Baptist Theological College and Seminary where he had taught theology since 1996. He has also served as a senior pastor and interim pastor in South Dakota and Kentucky as well as a conference speaker at various engagements in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.


Thursday, September 29

8 a.m. Conference Check-in
8:30 a.m. Session I: Bruce Ware – Biblical and Theological Framework for Understanding Trinitarian Monotheism: One (in essence) and Three (in persons)
10a.m. Chapel: David Platt
11:30 p.m. Session II: Michael Haykin – The Context and Contours of Fourth-century Nicene Trinitarianism
12:45 p.m. Lunch provided by The Commonweal Project along with a lecture from Dr. Rob Plummer – “Dr. Seuss, Economics, and the Bible”
2:30 p.m. Session III: Michael Haykin – Baptist Trinitarianism in the Long Eighteenth Century: Context and Issues
4 p.m. Session IV: Panel Discussion

Friday, September 30

9 a.m. Session V: Bruce Ware – Can Eternal Relations of Authority and Submission in the Trinity be Defended Biblically, Theologically, and Historically?
10 a.m. Session VI: Stephen Wellum – Trinitarian Basics: Grounded in Scripture and Informed by Tradition
11 a.m. Session VII: Stephen Wellum – Trinitarian Theology Applied: Trinitarian Reflections on the Glory of God the Son Incarnate


Southern Seminary Alumni Free
Prospective Students Free
Spouse of Alumni $79
Others $99


Rates do not include meals or lodging.

Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Discover.


There are no pro-rated conference registration fees available. Registration cannot be processed without payment.

Refunds for cancellations will be available for credit card transactions only. Refunds, less a $15.00 processing fee per registrant, will be granted for all cancellations received in writing by September 12th. Refunds will not be granted for any reason after that date.

Cancellations may be faxed or emailed to the Office of Alumni Services:F: (502) 897-4144 or E:


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