Dear Professor, No Christians & Muslims Don’t ‘Worship The Same God’
A professor at the alma mater of evangelist Billy Graham bizarrely claimed Christians and Muslims “worship the same God.”
The comment wouldn’t have been as shocking or even unexpected if it had been said by a leader of a mainline Protestant denomination. Yet in this case, it was a professor at Wheaton College, a pillar of the evangelical community that is hardly a bastion of heretics.
Dr. Larycia Alaine Hawkins, a tenured political science professor, put herself in the national spotlight by announcing she would celebrate Advent by wearing a hijab everywhere, including to her church, in a sign of solidarity with Muslims.
“A large scale movement of Women in Solidarity with Hijabs is my Christian #wish this year,” she wrote in comments shared publicly on Facebook.
Hawkins went on to defend her actions by claiming Christians and Muslims “are people of the book.”
Her undermining of the fundamental Christian belief that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life quite understandably offends many Christians, especially the deep-pocketed evangelical patrons of Wheaton College.
Yet by wearing the hijab she does nothing to support her position. In fact, she confirms that this is more petty, left-wing political activism than the result of rigorous academic scholarship into the theology of Christianity and Islam. More