Calvin College will present to Synod 2014 its report on academic freedom and confessional fidelity.
The study originated at the college after a controversy erupted over the writings of two its professors, John Schneider and Daniel Harlow. In those writings, they questioned the historicity of the creation story in Genesis. Schneider has since left the college.
Calvin commissioned a committee to study the relationship between academic freedom and the boundaries of the Christian Reformed Church’s confessions. When Synod 2011 heard of the report, it asked to receive both the interim report and the final product.