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Wheaton College, Larycia Hawkins to ‘Part Ways’

Provost says he asked tenured professor for forgiveness, withdrew termination process.
Wheaton College, Larycia Hawkins to ‘Part Ways’
M. Spencer Green / Associated Press

Two weeks ago, faculty leaders unanimously asked Wheaton College to drop its attempt to fire tenured professor Larycia Hawkins over whether her views on Islam fit the school's faith statement.

On Friday, 78 of the Illinois school’s 200-plus professors publicly ...

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Super Bowl Theology: How Americans See God's Role in the Big Game

Surveys suggest Christians believe much more prosperity gospel than Calvinism is at play.
Super Bowl Theology: How Americans See God's Role in the Big Game
John Martinez Pavliga / Flickr

American Christians apparently aren't Calvinists when it comes to football.

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“Our previous research has shown most Americans think God is concerned with their day-to-day decisions,” said Scott McConnell, vice president of LifeWay Research which conducted ...

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Wheaton Faculty Council Unanimously Asks College To Keep Larycia Hawkins

(UPDATED) 78 Wheaton professors affirm Hawkins's theology. Diversity committee raises discrimination concerns.
Wheaton Faculty Council Unanimously Asks College To Keep Larycia Hawkins
Stevan Sheets/Flickr | Courtesy of Larycia Hawkins

Update (Feb. 6): Almost 80 current faculty members at Wheaton College have jointly asked the Illinois school to drop its attempt to fire Larycia Hawkins and restore her to the classroom instead.

“We have carefully examined the written theological statement that Professor ...

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Here’s What Evangelical Experts on Missions and Muslims Think of Wheaton's ‘Same God’ Debate

Special journal looks at whether Muslims and Christians worship the same God, why it matters, and better questions to ask.
Here’s What Evangelical Experts on Missions and Muslims Think of Wheaton's ‘Same God’ Debate
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Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?

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A 32-page, special edition of the Occasional Bulletin from the Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS) seeks to constructively contribute to the highly publicized dispute over whether Wheaton College should discipline ...

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Crossway: Why J.I. Packer's Ministry Has Ended

Publisher reveals respected author and speaker is going blind.
Crossway: Why J.I. Packer's Ministry Has Ended
Crossway

For a decade, J.I. Packer has persevered as his left eye developed macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss. Over Christmas, the 89-year-old evangelical theologian's right eye began suffering the same.

This marks "the end of a remarkable writing and ...

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Episcopal Church Suspended from Anglican Communion over Same-Sex Marriage

(UPDATED) US province demoted to ‘observer status' for three years. Conservatives still want more sanctions and repentance.
Episcopal Church Suspended from Anglican Communion over Same-Sex Marriage
Primates 2016

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The primates said their action against The Episcopal Church (see below) would also be applied to other provinces "when any unilateral decisions on matters of doctrine and polity are taken that threaten our unity." Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby emphasized ...

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Wheaton College Recommends Terminating Tenured Professor over 'Same God' Comments

(UPDATED) Larycia Hawkins ‘flummoxed and flabbergasted’ by decision; Chicago Tribune had praised 'remarkable tolerance' of both sides.
Wheaton College Recommends Terminating Tenured Professor over 'Same God' Comments
Larycia Hawkins/Facebook, Stevan Sheets/Flickr

Update (Jan. 6): Larycia Hawkins was surprised by Wheaton College’s decision to initiate the process of terminating her tenure and employment with the Illinois school [see prior post below].

“I am flummoxed and flabbergasted,” she told the press Wednesday ...

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The Biggest Apology for Christian Persecution of Other Christians Ever

In an 'astounding admission,' global church leaders repent for past abuse of other denominations.
The Biggest Apology for Christian Persecution of Other Christians Ever
BQ

2015 was a year filled with apologies.

Pope Francis offered them to both the Waldensians and the Pentecostals for past Catholic persecution of Protestants. Matt Chandler’s Acts 29 megachurch asked a former member for forgiveness after wrongly subjecting her to church ...

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‘Same God’ Standoff: Wheaton College, Suspended Professor Hold Ground, Miroslav Volf Weighs In

Debate continues over Larycia Hawkins's explanation (not act) of wearing a hijab during Advent.
‘Same God’ Standoff: Wheaton College, Suspended Professor Hold Ground, Miroslav Volf Weighs In
Charles Rex Arbogast / AP

Update (Jan. 4, 2016): Wheaton College has begun termination proceedings against Larycia Hawkins.

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The Wheaton College professor suspended for controversial comments on Islam and Christianity says she respects the evangelical institution for upholding its principles.

She ...

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Wheaton College Suspends Hijab-Wearing Professor After 'Same God' Comment

(UPDATED) Larycia Hawkins said she wanted to show Advent solidarity with Muslims.
Wheaton College Suspends Hijab-Wearing Professor After 'Same God' Comment
Larycia Hawkins/Facebook, Stevan Sheets/Flickr

Update (Jan. 4, 2016): Wheaton College has begun termination proceedings against Larycia Hawkins.

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Update (Dec. 17): Wheaton College and Larycia Hawkins are holding their ground, while Miroslav Wolf weighs in.

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A tenured Wheaton College political science ...

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Pastors and Pews Vastly Disagree on Discipleship Success

On behalf of The Navigators and NavPress, Barna Group studies the state of Protestant spiritual growth.
Pastors and Pews Vastly Disagree on Discipleship Success
Barna Group

Protestant pastors are too hard on their churches. Either that, or churchgoers are too easy on them, according to a new Barna Group study on discipleship sponsored by The Navigators and NavPress.

Less than 1 percent of senior pastors and discipleship pastors told Barna ...

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Prayer Shaming After San Bernardino Shooting: What's ‘Doing Something’?

Debate rages over whether prayers without gun control are worthless when it comes to mass shootings.
Prayer Shaming After San Bernardino Shooting: What's ‘Doing Something’?
Twitter screenshot / NY Daily News

Terry Pettit stood outside the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, yesterday afternoon and feared for his daughter’s life.

Inside the center for the developmentally disabled was a scene of horror, which Pettit’s daughter described in a text ...

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What Is an Evangelical? Four Questions Offer New Definition

NAE and LifeWay Research say belief should trump politics on surveys.
What Is an Evangelical? Four Questions Offer New Definition
George Redgrave / Flickr

Want to know if someone is an evangelical?

Ask them what they believe.

That’s the conclusion of a two-year collaboration between the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and Nashville-based LifeWay Research to improve the contestedways researchers quantify ...

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Evangelicals Now Officially Divided on Death Penalty

NAE updates 1973 resolution on Christian ethics of capital punishment.
Evangelicals Now Officially Divided on Death Penalty
Bob Andres / AP

Since the early 1970s, the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) has stood in favor of the death penalty. It reasoned that capital punishment was an ethical stance for Christians because it works as a deterrent and lends appropriate gravitas to heinous crimes.

“If ...

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Peace Church Out: Mennonite Schools Leave CCCU to Avoid Same-Sex Marriage Split

Consortium consulted more than 120 member presidents on what to do about Eastern Mennonite University and Goshen College.
Peace Church Out: Mennonite Schools Leave CCCU to Avoid Same-Sex Marriage Split
Courtesy of CCCU

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) has again lost two member schools. This time, it's the ones which now permit faculty and staff in same-sex marriages.

Earlier this year, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and Goshen College added sexual orientation ...

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