Jarvis J. Williams, PhD

Jarvis J. Williams is an associate professor of New Testament Interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He’s the author of Christ Redeemed ‘Us’ From the Curse of the Law: A Jewish Martyrological Reading of Galatians 3:13 and a forthcoming Galatians commentary in 2020 in the New Covenant Commentary Series.

Work Out–Not for–Your Salvation in Opposition to Racism!

Why do New Testament authors speak of both the necessity of Christian obedience for final salvation and justification by faith alone and salvation by grace through faith?

Racism and the Wrath of God

The behavior of racists reveals God has handed them over to his wrath in this present evil age and they need the only kind of repentance that saves from God’s wrath.

Father, Please, Be Merciful to Our Nation!

Not only must we pray for justice, we must also seek God for its twin, mercy.

Biblical and Theological Reflections on Sin, Hope and Resurrection

The people of God, must work in this present evil age to promote the flourishing of fellow image-bearers and to push against the Devil’s hate and the reign of sin.

Cursed Is the One Who Hangs Upon a Tree

Paul’s Spirit-illuminated Christological reading of Deut. 21:23 is scriptural proof that Jesus Christ alone is God’s provision for the eternal life promised in the law.

Must A Canaanite Become an Israelite to Enter the Kingdom of Heaven?

May it be said of those who profess faith in Christ that our faith in, obedience to, faithfulness to, and loyalty to Jesus Christ is relentless and GREAT!

A Prayer of Lament for Ahmaud Arbery

We pray that you would help your hurting people believe by faith right now that sin, death, and injustice are NOT the final words in your redemptive story.

Jesus, THE Greatest of All Time!

While we relive the greatest of Michael Jordan, we should remember the truly greatest of all time.

The Gospel and Friendship Part 2: Application

Too often some who profess Christ choose to backbite, devour, and destroy one another in our churches and on social media rather than love one another.

The Gospel and Friendship Part 1: The Context of Gal. 4:12-20

In my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, the old saying “a house divided” emerges every year during basketball season. This phrase refers to the basketball rivalry between the University of Louisville … Continue reading

Expositors Summit 2015 Preconference: Panel Discussion

C’mon up for a panel discussion that closed the 2015 Expositors Summit Preconference on The Pulpit and Reconciliation.

The Pulpit and Reconciliation: Session 1

C’mon up and hear Jarvis Williams deliver a raw, honest sermon and lecture from his perspective as a churchman of color, a Southern Baptist, and an evangelical scholar.

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