Combined Guest Post: Josiah Callaghan of Bethel in St. Paul, Minnesota on What Romans 13 Application Means. Plus Van Rue Formerly of Mars Hills Seattle on the Immigration Situation on the Southern Border

A guest post by Josiah Callaghan and Van Rue. Josiah who recently graduated from Bethel in St. Paul. Minnesota writes about what the application of Romans 13 means. Van Rue formerly of Mars Hill Seattle writes about the immigration situation on the southern United States border.  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Garrett Kell (Lead Pastor of Del Ray Baptist)

An open letter to Del Ray Baptist’s Lead Pastor on his effort to try and get Mike Pence canceled from the SBC meeting. The Wondering Eagle is encouraged by Garrett’s efforts in this area. This post is a reflection on the issues of mixing politics and faith. At the same time this also is a reflection on the problem of tribalism which is also an issue in 9 Marks. Continue reading

Mike Pence Speaks to the Southern Baptists in Dallas, While Garrett Kell Expresses His Concern, and For Some Southern Baptists Faith is Not About God, but Instead a Political Party

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) had their regular meeting in Dallas, Texas. And in an incredibly embarrassing move the SBC had Mike Pence speak. The controversial Vice President turned the opportunity into a political speech about Donald Trump.  If I were a SBC pastor I would be deeply embarrassed to be affiliated with the SBC. Today’s post looks at how Garrett Kell from Del Ray Baptist here in the D.C. area tried to get Pence canceled. Plus John Fea offered some great analysis on the situation. Finally from my perspective I am arriving at the conclusion that for many evangelicals faith is not about following God, instead its a political party where “faith” is just a means to an end.  Continue reading

Preserving Matt Chandler’s The Village Church’s Bylaws and Membership Covenants from 2009 and 2014 Respectively

This is a brief post that documents and preserves The Village Church’s bylaws and membership covenants from 2009 and 2014. Plus the 2014 membership covenant is likely the  membership covenant used by Karen Hinkley before The Village Church tried to practice church discipline on her. If you recall she annulled her marriage to a child pornography addict in 2015 and faced church discipline for not submitting to the elders.  Continue reading

Remnant Church in Richmond, Virginia’s Membership Covenant and Packet

This post contains both the membership covenant and membership requirements for Bryan Laughlin’s Acts 29 Remnant Church in Richmond, Virginia.  The first one is a 28 page document from 2013, while the second is 32 pages and from 2017. As you study this you should ask the following question. Would you sign this? Why or why not? What are the issues with this covenant? Are you joining a church or are you becoming a slave in the heart of the capitol of the former Confederacy?  Continue reading