Newton to Serve as Professor of Theology and Apologetics at BJU

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 3, 2018) – Dr. Eric Newton will serve as professor of theology and apologetics at BJU Seminary this fall. Newton previously served as Dean of Students and Chief Student Life Officer.

“Eric is a gifted and passionate theologian and apologist, and I am excited that he is joining the Seminary team.” said Dr. Sam Horn, executive vice president for enrollment and ministerial advancement at BJU. “His gifts will be a welcome asset as we seek to continue to strengthen our delivery of a biblical worldview and provide thought leadership and apologetics resources for our university community and the body of Christ.”

Newton earned both a BA (2001) in history and MA (2003) and PhD (2010) in theology from BJU Seminary.

“Many faculty members have played crucial roles in my spiritual and intellectual formation,” said Newton. “It is an honor to be entrusted with that same responsibility, to treasure and transfer the truth to the next generation.”

Previously, Dr. Newton taught History of Civilization as a graduate assistant, led ministry teams for BJU and served as director of student organizations. After working under Dr. Jim Berg, former dean of students, for three years he assumed the role of dean and students, a position he held for over a decade.

In his new role, Newton will be teaching key classes in Bible, Theology, Apologetics, and Worldview, as well as engaging in long-term, campus-wide initiatives related to apologetics and worldview.

Newton is a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church where he serves as an elder and teaches the college and career Sunday school class.

Newton and his wife Cherith have four children.