Wheaton College's board of trustees have admitted that the evangelical school erred in judgment when it placed political science professor Larycia Hawkins on administrative leave last winter after she posted on Facebook that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
As first reported by The Christian Post, Hawkins, the first African-American female tenured professor at the Illinois higher-education institution, took to Facebook last December to announce that she was wearing a hijab throughout the Advent to show her solidarity with Muslims. In the Facebook post, Hawkins asserted that Muslims are also people of the book and "worship the same God."
Shortly thereafter, the school placed Hawkins on administrative leave pending a review of the "theological implications" behind her comment. After conducting a review and having a theological discussion with Hawkins, it emerged that reconciliation efforts had reached an impasse after Hawkins refused to continue the theological dialogue with the school's administration. more >>
Rumors are circulating online that Minecraft has an official "sex mod," which is raising concerns among many parents whose children play the popular computer game.
In an article published last week by the website parent.co, one concerned mother claimed that Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, has added a sex mod to the game.
"Did your brain explode? Because when I found out that this was a thing, not only did my brain explode, but my heart did as well," wrote the mother. more >>
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities has revised its membership standards to allow schools that recognize gay marriage to remain part of the group but without voting status.
CCCU has garnered controversy for having a couple of member schools that recognize same-sex marriage, prompting some member schools to consider leaving the 40-year-old Christian higher education group.
In response to the concerns of many, the CCCU created a membership task force that drafted new membership standards, which were approved by the organization's board of directors in July. more >>
An academic freedom group based in New York City released a ranking system on how well America's best colleges and universities do when it comes to academic freedom.
Heterodox Academy, a group dedicated to advancing "viewpoint diversity" in higher education, released their "Heterodox Academy Guide to Colleges" last week.
"As prospective students begin filling out forms and looking to see which campuses fit their idea of a supportive and robust learning and social environment, they look to a range of guides and ranking systems," stated Heterodox Academy. more >>
Christian parents in Tacoma, Washington, are speaking out against plans to launch an "After School Satan Club" at a neighborhood elementary school.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the founder of the Satanic Temple of Seattle, Lillith Star, is being pressured by the national Satanic Temple headquarters in Salem, Massachusetts, to set up an After School Satan Club (ASSC) at an elementary school in the Seattle area.
This comes as other local chapters of the Satanic Temple across the nation have appealed to local school districts to obtain meeting space at public schools to give students an alternative to Christian-based after school clubs like Good News Club. more >>
Sir Salman Rushdie, author of the controversial book Satanic Verses that led to a fatwa being issued against him by the Iranian regime which wanted him killed, will be the guest speaker at a literary event hosted by the historic Washington National Cathedral Thursday evening.
"Having Salman Rushdie at the Cathedral reflects our mission to serve as a venue for the arts (including the written arts) and serving as a convener for interesting and important discussions with leading figures in public life," Kevin Eckstrom, chief communications officer at Washington National Cathedral, told The Christian Post.
This will be the first time that Rushdie has spoken at an event hosted by the National Cathedral. more >>