Wheaton College and the Preservation of Theological Clarity

Wheaton College, my alma mater, is in the midst of a firestorm over its response to Dr. Larycia Hawkins’ controversial comments seeking solidarity with Muslims and her argument that Christians “worship the same God.”

Wheaton recently commenced termination proceedings with Dr. Hawkins, finding her reaffirmations of the Statement of Faith unsatisfactory. While many faculty, alumni, and outside observers are typically outraged and embarrassed by this “assault on academic freedom,” I am proud of the school and hope they stand their ground. Here’s why:

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