- - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

(1) Wheaton College says view of Islam, not hijab, got Christian teacher suspended (Chicago Tribune)

If Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins had simply donned a headscarf to support her Muslim neighbors without explaining herself, she still might be administering final exams this week.

Instead, Hawkins, a tenured political science professor at the private evangelical Christian college, proclaimed on social media that Christians and Muslims share the same God and was suspended by the college.

“I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book,” she posted Dec. 10 on Facebook. “And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God.”


(2) Jeb Bush Reveals How Religion Informs His Day (New York Times)

“I’m a public person aspiring for public office,” he said. “I’m not saying that I’m going to impose my religion on you as president of the United States. But I’m running for president and I want people to know what’s in my heart. I want people to know how I make decisions, how I view life itself, and I think that’s more than appropriate.”


(3) Two Major But Under the Radar Changes in American Churches (decentralization of facilities and leadership), by Thom Rainer


(4) The importance of the public reading of scripture (The Baptist Message of Louisiana)

“I want to encourage pastors to not take Scripture reading nonchalantly. This is what Paul meant for Timothy. Exhort, teach, and read. These are important and must not be neglected. What Paul encouraged mirrored Synagogue worship where a reading from the Law and the Prophets occurred each Sabbath. For Timothy, this would now possibly include passages from our New Testament.”


(5) Unbelief As A Belief System: Core Tenet For Christians’ Fight For Religious Rights, by Tom Gjelten (NPR)

“Christian conservatives who are battling for the right to promote their faith in public or official settings see themselves locked in an epic contest with a rival religion. But that rival isn’t Islam. It’s secularism.”

 

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