The tenured Wheaton College professor who is currently suspended for asserting that Christians and Muslims worship the same God published on Wednesday the theological statement she submitted to the institution last month explaining the basis of her argument.
After political science professor Larycia Hawkins was placed on administrative leave in December for asserting that "we worship the same god" in a Facebook post explaining that she was wearing a hijab through the Advent to show solidarity with Muslims, the school claimed her comments violated its statement of faith and asked Hawkins to submit a theological statement about her "same god" argument before she could be reinstated.
On Dec. 17, 2015, Hawkins submitted the requested statement to Wheaton Provost Stanton Jones. Despite submitting the four-page statement, administrators felt that "further theological clarification" was necessary before the two sides could move forward with the reconciliation process. more >>
Before Wheaton College suspended professor Larycia Hawkins after saying Christians and Muslims "worship the same God," Hawkins wrote a statement to Provost Stanton Jones reaffirming her commitment to the school's statement of faith.
On Monday, Jones delivered a recommendation to begin termination proceedings for Hawkins to Wheaton President Philip Ryken. The recommendation was due, according to a press release, to Hawkins' refusal to dialogue further about the issue after her reaffirmation letter.
Millions of Christians from Orthodox traditions celebrated the birth and baptism of Jesus Christ on Thursday, marking the day with festivals and blessing of water ceremonies.
Famous world leaders, such as Russian President Vladimir Putin, observed the day as well, with the Russian leader taking part in a candle lit service at the Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God in Turginovo.
Orthodox Christians celebrate the Epiphany on Jan. 6, according to the old Julian calendar, along with the birth of Christ a day later. more >>
Like the children of Issachar in 1 Chronicles 12:32, we, as God's people, should understand the times and know what we should do.
What does 2016 hold in store for us, and how should we respond?
I offer these words as spiritual observations more than as prophetic pronouncements, in the same spirit that I wrote that 2015 would be a year of pushback, which it clearly was in many ways. more >>
The tenured hijab-wearing professor who was suspended by Wheaton College for asserting that Muslims and Christians worship the same God, spoke at a press conference in Chicago Wednesday to address her possible termination.
After the provost of the Illinois Evangelical institution sent a recommendation to Wheaton President Philip Ryken earlier this week that the school should begin the termination procedure for political science professor Larycia Hawkins, Hawkins will likely have go before a committee of elected tenured faculty who will also have to make a recommendation on whether the school should terminate her employment.
Hawkins told supporters at the Chicago Temple Wednesday that although she holds no "hatred" toward the administrators at Wheaton College, the fact that the college is moving this quickly to terminate her over a Facebook post means that no one at the school is safe to express their beliefs or point-of-view. more >>
An Iraqi soldier who escaped from an Islamic State prison has described the terror group's brutal torture of Christians, many of whom died during the torture.
"They tortured the [expletive] out of the Christians and some died in the process," Sergeant Karam Saad of the Iraqi military, who was held captive in June 2014, told Independent Journal.
"They would take some and lock them in a kind of casket, and set it on fire from the inside," he added. "I only spent three nights in prison. During that time, I paid attention to how many guards were on duty and any signs of weaker security." more >>