On Wheaton College statements on Charlottesville, Fred Clark’s “Faculty Lounge,” and reluctance to weigh in on other institutions’ situations

This past several months have brought public scrutiny to many campus controversies. From questions about diversity, inclusion, and collegiality at Duke Divinity School to questions of academic freedom at Trinity College (CT) and a campus shutdown at Evergreen State University, colleges and universities have made major headlines this year. (And that’s not including debates about …

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Statement by Wheaton College Faculty Regarding the August 2017 “Unite the Right” Marches in Charlottesville, Virginia

Below please find a statement by more than 150 Wheaton College faculty. A PDF of this document is available here.Signatures were solicited at a recent meeting of the faculty and online. It is possible that some faculty were not aware of the opportunity to sign the statement. Others may have agreed and wanted to sign, …

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On Charlottesville

It’s mid-August, and like schools across the country Wheaton College will soon kick off its fall semester. Also like schools across the country, we have our share of annual pre-semester rituals and events. Orientation sessions and on-campus job fairs and banquets and… professional development workshops for faculty.Today’s faculty development workshop was focused on diversity and …

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Unity Begins with Grief

Last night someone asked me what it is that Wheaton College faculty need right now. I sent a list of seven items, which has now been shared (with my permission) on a few Facebook pages. I elaborate on that list below.We should realize that this has been a lose-lose-lose situation. There are no winners here. …

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Reflections on the “Same God” Thesis, by Bruce Lindley McCormack

It is an honor to host this guest post by Bruce Lindley McCormack, Princeton Seminary’s Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology. McCormack earned his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He also holds an M.Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary and an honorary doctorate of theology from the Friedrich Schiller Universitat in Jena, Germany. A Presbyterian, McCormack …

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Speaking Out on the Current Controversies at Wheaton College

In recent weeks, many have asked why more Wheaton College faculty have not spoken publicly about the recent controversy surrounding the college’s actions against our colleague, Dr. Larycia Hawkins. To some outside of higher education, the relative quiet of our faculty has seemed to suggest either fear or agreement. There are indeed some who fear …

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Wheaton College Faculty Speak Out About This Week’s Difficult Events on Campus

Many know that Wheaton College has faced a series of difficult events this week (February 23–27, 2015). Official Wheaton college statements about the incidents are available here. Other accounts are available in local and national media outlets. The statement below, which originally appeared as an editorial in the Wheaton College newspaper (The Record, February 27, …

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The Center for Urban Engagement at Wheaton College

I’m excited to announce that we’ve just launched the Center for Urban Engagement (CUE) at Wheaton College.CUE’s mission is to promote just, sustainable, and flourishing urban communities through the academic study of cities and transformational experiences of urban life. The CUE community consists of faculty, staff, students, and community advisors that make our programs a …

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