Evangelicals and Art: Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville

Gioachino Rossini is a well known Italian composer who wrote a lot of operas, as well as sacred music, chamber music and some piano pieces. Rossini moved to France and helped usher in the French grand opera. Rossini was a prolific composer and earned the nick name “The Italian Mozart.” There is too much work from Rossini, but I am slowly going to chip away at it. For this weekend I am going to roll out The Barber of Seville. Enjoy it, and turn up those speakers! Have a great weekend!  Continue reading

Guest Post: Peter Olson of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bogota, New Jersey Writes an Open Letter to Franklin Graham

A Lutheran pastor in New Jersey writes an open letter to Franklin Graham that takes off on Twitter. In this blunt letter Peter Olson pushes back on Franklin Graham’s teachings, his belief that Christians in the United States are being persecuted and criticizes his support for Donald Trump.  This is a letter that I wanted to re-run and give even more distribution.  Continue reading

First Free Wichita on “Gospel Centered Accountability”: My Question Who is C.J. Mahaney, Mark Driscoll or even Josh Black and Jordan Krahn Accountable to?

This is an analysis of the issues and problems in how First Free Wichita promotes accountability. In addition to not teaching that people are accountable to God this looks at he horrors of evangelical accountability. Plus it asks the question, who are people like Mark Driscoll, C.J. Mahaney and First Free Wichita pastors Josh Black and Jordan Krohn accountable to?  Continue reading

First Free Wichita Wants to Introduce you to the EFCA; Plus The Wondering Eagle’s Long Term Goals and Agenda with the EFCA

After a First Evangelical Free Church members meeting in Wichita, Kansas in January of 2016 questions were asked about the EFCA denomination. On the church blog that particular EFCA church wrote a post about learning about the EFCA. I want to use that post to roll out my goals and hopes in terms of encouraging reform in the EFCA. In this post you will find what I believe needs to be done to make the EFCA stronger and healthier in the course of time.  Continue reading