Evangelical Scholars Weigh in on Controversy at Wheaton


Just recently the Evangelical website ems.org invited evangelical scholars to weight in on the controversy swirling around the Wheaton professor who claimed that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. Linked below is the “Occasional Bulletin” that has those articles.  Here you will see what lies behind the controversy in a way that you won’t find in the mainstream media.



Wheaton and the Controversy Over Whether Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God

I ’ve watched with interest recent events at Wheaton College play out in the national news—events involving the move to dismiss tenured professor Larycia Hawkins for her comments related to Islam, and especially for her reference to Muslims and Christians “worshipping the same God.” As an evangelical, I’ve long appreciated the presence and influence of Wheaton in the wider world. I’ve spoken in Wheaton’s chapel, have had Wheaton graduates in my classes, and have friends that are professors there. I love Wheaton and desire its best. Moreover, like many evangelicals, I view Wheaton as belonging not merely to the Wheaton board, faculty, administration, and alumni—but to the worldwide evangelical community. What Wheaton does affects us all.


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