Conservative Theology Gets Black Professor’s Contract Canceled
Tonight, I received disappointing news while reviewing my timeline.
The trustees at Campbellsville University, following the direction and advice of the administrators, recommended and approved the following. Dr. Jarvis Williams was told not to apply for tenure and that his contract would not be renewed beyond one year.
All of this because of his convictions on theology.
Dr. Williams is a New Testament and Greek professor in the School of Theology at this Christian University which is part of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
He is a Christian conservative who is committed to biblical authority and the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
We have heard from a reliable source that they retain several faculty members who are not part of Baptist traditions, professors in the school of theology who reject biblical authority and biblical inerrancy. They also maintain professors who affirm and teach evolution.
This is troubling because Campbellsville University is a Kentucky Baptist school that receives Kentucky Baptist dollars from conservative baptist churches to help support the mission of the University.
Dr. Williams is the only African-American male teaching full time in the School of Theology. It is especially baffling since the school does not require its faculty to sign a doctrinal statement or to assent in writing to a confession of faith that defines and limits the theological boundaries within which professors can teach or that expresses what professors can and cannot believe.
You can read the rest here.
Join us in praying for Dr. Williams! Thankful for him and his work thus far.