Larycia Hawkins, the tenured Wheaton College professor who was suspended in December after asserting that Christians and Muslims worship the same God, is accusing the evangelical institution of inaccurately "painting" her as unwilling to participate in reconciliation talks with the school's administration.
After the school placed Hawkins on administrative leave on Dec. 15 and claimed that she appears to have violated the school's statement of faith by posting on Facebook that Muslims and Christians worship the same God, Hawkins submitted a four-page theological statement defending her assertion two days later at the request of Wheaton Provost Stanton Jones.
The statement that Hawkins' provided, however, did not ease the concerns of Jones, who wanted further discussion to take place on her theological views before the school could reinstate her. However, Hawkins told the school that after answering their theological questions in her Dec. 17 statement, she will not discuss her theological views any more. more >>
Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee put out a new television ad attacking fellow candidate Ted Cruz's Christian faith, accusing him of being a "phony" Christian for giving far less than 10 percent of his income to his church.
The 30-second ad, which was paid for by the pro-Huckabee super PAC, Pursuing America's Greatness, features two Iowa women talking before what appears to be a Bible study discussing which candidate they should caucus for at the upcoming Feb. 1 Iowa Caucus.
The ad tries to paint the staunch conservative candidate as one who panders to the Evangelical vote with disingenuous views. It points out a recently leaked audio clip where Cruz says that gay marriage, which was legalized by a Supreme Court decision last June, would not be a top-three priority for him if her were elected president. more >>
A congregation in Georgia that voted overwhelmingly to leave the Presbyterian Church (USA) is being prevented from disaffiliating from the Mainline Protestant denomination, according to one church leader.
Central Presbyterian Church in Athens voted Sunday to leave the PCUSA for a more conservative denomination with the final tally being 159 in favor and 36 opposed.
The PCUSA's Northeast Georgia Presbytery, which Central Presbyterian Church belonged to, does not recognize the validity of the congregational vote, however. more >>
Union University, a Baptist academic institution with campuses in Jackson, Hendersonville, and Germantown, Tennessee, will hold its first evangelism rally that will feature among its speaker the first African-American president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Fred Luter.
Ernest Easley, spokesman for Union and organizer of the West Tennessee Evangelism Rally on Feb. 21, told The Christian Post that the event came at the request of University President Dub Oliver.
"It's really in the heart of our president for evangelism to permeate our campus," said Easley, who noted that they expect somewhere between 500 and 1,000 attendees. more >>
On the heels of the critically acclaimed EP Dead Man Walking, John Tibbs has announced that an album of the same name is set to release next month.
FairTrade Services will deliver the full-length debut by the Kentucky-born singer and songwriter that was produced by Ben Shive (Rend Collective, Colony House) and showcases 10 selections, eight of which were co-written by Tibbs.
Highlights from the upcoming album include a soulful title track featuring Ellie Holcomb called "Silver in Stone," and a song called "Abraham" that was inspired by God's faithfulness to the Israelites in the book of Exodus. more >>
Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. endorsed billionaire and Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump for president on Tuesday, a move that has left some Liberty graduates "embarrassed" and "disappointed."
"I am proud to offer my endorsement of Donald J. Trump for president of the United States," Falwell, the son of Liberty founder Jerry Falwell Sr., said a statement issued by the Trump campaign.
"He is a successful executive and entrepreneur, a wonderful father and a man who I believe can lead our country to greatness again." more >>