CHICAGO (RNS) “My journey at Wheaton College is part of my journey,” said Hawkins. “It’s not the end of my journey. There are no goodbyes -- only good memories,” Hawkins said.
(RNS) If separating from a tenured professor under a confidential agreement is “reconciliation,” then surely the word has no meaning.
More's the pity for Wheaton students and faculty.
(RNS) Hawkins and Wheaton said they would part with mutual respect after controversy over Hawkins' comment that Christians and Muslims worship the "same God."
The Larycia Hawkins controversy has produced more heat than light. See what this unique group of alumni has to say.
CHICAGO (RNS) The faculty council said it has “grave concerns” about the process the college followed in its efforts to fire Larycia Hawkins.
In a good way.
(RNS) Make no mistake. Wheaton College is the "rebel" when it comes to enforcing its doctrinal standard, especially considering our society’s distaste for dogma.
Protecting universities as places for the free exchange of ideas rather than indoctrination centers of the left or the right.
WHEATON (RNS) It was a chilly start to the spring semester as students gathered on the steps of the evangelical school’s Edman Memorial Chapel chanting “Reinstate Doc Hawk” over the ringing of the chapel bells.
(RNS) What Hawkins really violated were the implicit but very real political preferences of Wheaton’s constituency, not the school’s explicit theological standards.
It's a chilling story, about a tenured Christian college professor offending a politically conservative white evangelical constituency.
CHICAGO (RNS) “Wheaton College cannot scare me into walking away from the truth (that) all humans -- Muslims, the vulnerable, the oppressed of any ilk -- are all my sisters and brothers, and I am called by Jesus to walk with them,” Hawkins said.
There is the theological debate and then there is the hate the debate has unleashed.
(RNS) Larycia Hawkins was suspended in December after college officials said her theological statements “seemed inconsistent" with the evangelical college's doctrines.