If you are following the Larycia Hawkins case at Wheaton College you know that she was placed on administrative leave by the college not for wearing a hijab in solidarity with her Muslim "sisters," but because she said that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
I am not a theologian, but one cannot deny that historically both Christianity and Islam trace their roots to Abrahamic faith. So in that sense, they do worship the same God. Of course there are some big distinctions between the way Christians and Muslims worship this God, understand His identity (the Trinity, for example), and view His plan for His creation. (And these distinctions, as I argued in the post I linked to above, are extremely important and should be paramount at evangelical Christian colleges). I think Hawkins is trying to say that we all belong to the same family--the human family. And there are times, even in the life of an exclusively Christian college, when those human connections should be acknowledged. And they should be acknowledged, and even celebrated, for Christian reasons--namely the Imago Dei. So I am not sure that someone saying that Muslims and Christians worship the same God is a statement that is necessarily out of bounds at a Christian college, but it must be carefully nuanced and explained. Unfortunately, this nuance is often lost on much of the constituency of evangelical colleges.
But I digress...
In the last twenty-four hours, two respected Christian theologians have made a case that Christians and Muslims do indeed worship the same God.
Here is Yale theologian Miroslav Volf, a Protestant theologian cited by Hawkins, in The Washington Post: