Jarvis J. Williams

Jarvis is associate professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and a former WORLD contributor.

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The Legacy Movement and gospel racial reconciliation

Race Issues
by Jarvis J. Williams
Posted 7/28/15, 05:02 pm

Major media outlets often report many of America’s inner cities have economic disparities, high crime rates, drug problems, and broken families. These sources virtually never report that there are major works of gospel-centered racial reconciliation happening throughout many of America’s most dangerous inner cities. One movement is called the Legacy.

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Will Donald Trump's privilege be his stumbling block?

Campaign 2016
by Jarvis J. Williams
Posted 7/21/15, 11:00 am

Donald Trump’s recent litany of controversial statements about former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, illegal immigration, and other political topics has catapulted him to the top of recent GOP polls. But his latest faux pas might create a major crack in the foundation of his political house. 

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How faith brought down the flag

Race Issues
by Jarvis J. Williams
Posted 7/14/15, 06:06 pm

On Friday, South Carolina made history when state officials lowered the Confederate flag that flew on the grounds of the state Capitol for years. This flag reminded many of racial hatred directed toward Africa-Americans through the years. The superb leadership of Gov. Nikki Haley and the collegial support of the state’s elected officials helped efforts to retire the flag. But those efforts were buoyed by the Christian responses to the shootings of Walter Scott and the Emanuel 9.

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