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Questions Linger after Tenured Wheaton College Professor Agrees to Leave

posted on February 9, 2016

Elizabeth Dias of TIME reports that questions remain over Wheaton College’s handling of the Larycia Hawkins case, even after the tenured professor and school agreed to part ways by mutual consent. Hawkins, who came under fire for posting on social media that Christians and Muslims worship the same God, received support from her fellow faculty members. “We are left wondering why the president’s reconciliation with Dr. Hawkins does not include her remaining on our faculty,” said Gary Burge, professor of the New Testament. “Was this ‘reconciliation’ predicated on her willingness to leave? And we wonder: what is the relationship between reconciliation and restoration?”

Read at TIME