Friends, I join Lois, Dan and those of you who felt dismay at Wheaton’s call for “repentance.” And agree that Lewis’ article on national repentance speaks to the relevant issues well. It is especially sad because Wheaton prides itself on being the home of the Wade Center, https://www.wheaton.edu/academics/academic-centers/wadecenter/#
While Wheaton may house some of the material legacy of Lewis, it sounds as though it has parted ways with Lewis’ intellectual and spiritual legacy, by far the more important. Very sad for the institution.
It may also mark the degree to which many Christian institutions of all denominations have drifted towards the contemporary worldview. Those of us who honor and love that ancient faith articulated by the Bible and the great creeds find ourselves increasingly being lumped together with political right wing extremists, as far from the faith on the one side as liberalism is on the other. Achieving clarity in our identification seems to be more and more of a struggle these days.