Cherrydale Baptist and The Gospel Coalition; Plus Why Would a Victim of Sexual Assault want to Call Steve King’s Church Home?

This post looks at Cherrydale Baptist which is an independent Baptist church in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Arlington, Virginia. This post looks at this Gospel Coalition church and asks the question…why would a victim of sexual assault want to attend Steve King’s church? After all when The Gospel Coalition seeks to defend C.J. Mahaney when all the allegations of criminal activity pour of out Sovereign Grace, why would a victim of sexual assault want to attend a Gospel Coalition church?  Today’s post marks the beginning of The Wondering Eagle writing about Cherrydale Baptist Church as issues develop.  Continue reading

Evangelicals and Art: Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd is a musical by Stephen Sondheim. It first appeared on Broadway in 19790 and has had multiple productions over the years and made into a movie. It has also been the subject of stage concerts. Angela Lansbury originated the role of Mrs Lovett. The musical is about a barber who murders people and his girlfriend who turns them into meat pies and runs a successful business in London.  The musical has several gems that I have posted below. Recommended songs if you are pressed for time are “Not While I’m Around”,”Johanna” and “Pretty Women.” Have a great weekend guys!  Continue reading

Some Thoughts on Eddie Cole’s Article in Christianity Today on Sharing the Gospel with those Who Do Not Think of Death or Eternity

The Evangelical Free District Superintendent for the Eastern District Eddie Cole writes a solid article for Christianity Today. The article is about sharing the Gospel with those who are young who do not think of death. This post looks at some of the issues in the modern evangelical church when it comes to death. After all I have attended three funerals in the time span of about a month. Continue reading

With a Delta Airline Delay in Shreveport, Louisiana Does Redeemer Arlington’s Carolyn McCully Believe the Lord is Sovereign?

As I am flying back to California to help in my Mom’s illness I notice something that occurred on Twitter. Redeemer Arlington’s Carolyn McCully was delayed in Shreveport, Louisiana due to weather. When I saw her response to the delay on Twitter I knew that I had to raise this topic. This is a post about Carolyn McCully and her lack of faith in the end. After all who is Carolyn to complain about her delay on Delta when John Piper has spoken and the final word on all issues related to weather? Continue reading

An Open Letter to Andrew Smith (Lead Pastor of The Bridge Fresno)

An open letter to the Lead Pastor of The Bridge Fresno. In this post I discuss how an Evangelical Free church badly bungled a prayer request by someone whose Mom was dying in nearby St. Agnes Medical Center. This post asks some hard questions including the following…why does this church exist if it fumbles such basic sincere needs from those in the community the church claims to serve. Continue reading

The Bridge Fresno vs. Holy Spirit Catholic Church: Who was More Pastoral?

In a medical crisis that played out in my family two sides of two different churches are revealed. One was encouraging and responsive to a family in need. Another committed an epic fail by not responding to a prayer request from a former attender who sought help as his mother was deeply ill and dying in nearby St. Agnes Medical Center. This is about The Bridge Fresno which is a part of the Evangelical Free Church of America and Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Both churches are in Fresno, California. Continue reading