In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring
I was quite surprised when I read the news.
Tenured Wheaton College professor, Larycia Hawkins, was suspended because she claimed that Muslims and Christians worship the same God:
“I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book,” she wrote in a Facebook post on December 10. “And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God.”
In response, the College issued this statement explaining its actions:
Wheaton College faculty and staff make a commitment to accept and model our institution’s faith foundations with integrity, compassion, and theological clarity,” the college stated in announcing the decision. “As they participate in various causes, it is essential that faculty and staff engage in and speak about public issues in ways that faithfully represent the college’s evangelical Statement of Faith.
There is a common contention among many evangelical Christians that Muslims and Christians do not worship the same God. Yet, as the Professor said herself, this contention goes against a great deal of historical and religious evidence…