Wheaton College and Hijab-Wearing Professor Reach a Decision

Larycia Hawkins, who was a political science professor at Wheaton College, a Christian institution, has agreed to leave the school after she said Muslims and Christians worship the same God, in contradiction to Wheaton’s statement of faith and the Bible.

The Bible teaches that Christ was God made flesh, but Muslims believe Christ was only a man, a prophet, a created being instead of the Creator. Wheaton suspended her, pending an investigation. But it’s over now. From WORLD (emphasis added):

The surprise announcement came just days before Hawkins was to go before a faculty panel at the evangelical university in Wheaton, Ill., to defend her comments. Several groups of faculty members had voiced support for Hawkins, who maintained throughout the conflict that Wheaton was treating her unfairly and had no reason to question her adherence to the evangelical college’s statement of faith.

According to the press release, neither Wheaton nor Hawkins will be providing details of the settlement agreement. But “in pursuit of further public reconciliation,” Hawkins and Wheaton administrators will hold a joint press conference on Wednesday.

“Wheaton College sincerely appreciates Dr. Hawkins’ contributions to this institution over the last nine years,” Wheaton College president Philip Graham Ryken said in the joint statement. “We are grateful for her passionate teaching, scholarship, community service, and mentorship of our students.”

Wheaton’s faculty council had unanimously asked the school to let Hawkins remain. But in claiming that adherents to a religion that denies the deity of Christ worship the God of the Bible, how could Hawkins properly teach at a Bible-believing school? 

Like everywhere else, politically correct doctrine has crept into the church and Christian institutions.

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  1. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. And I believe that her intentions were good. But there are distinctions to be made between what she espoused, and what we as Christians believe. I wish her well.

  2. Hal G. P. Colebatch

    What Muslim University would allow a believing Christian to teach there? Christian-Muslim “tolerance” goes only one way.