The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

by intersectionalstranger

One of the ironies of the pervasive anti-intellectualism of evangelical colleges like Wheaton College is that many of the Christian thinkers that they regularly invoke would never actually stand a chance of keeping their jobs were they part of the faculty. A person like Miroslav Volf, for instance, regularly receives speaking invitations to Wheaton, but it is quite clear that he wouldn’t last a day if he were to be part of the Wheaton faculty. That old adage about freedom of the press applies even more brutally at evangelical colleges like Wheaton, Westmont and Calvin when it comes to academic freedom: “academic freedom is guaranteed to those who own one.”

Here is Volf on Wheaton College’s bigotry:

“Wheaton professor’s suspension is about anti-Muslim bigotry, not theology.”