Brick Lane Community Church Joins The Gospel Coalition, and Challenging a Misleading Statement from Steve Estes Church

Brick Lane Community Church has exited the EFCA. Its statement in the local Elverson, Pennsylvania press was deceitful. It stated that they had to vote to separate from the EFCA and then align with the The Gospel Coalition. This post at The Wondering Eagle pushes back against that corrupt statement. After all in Eddie Cole’s Eastern District there are 15 EFCA churches involved in The Gospel Coalition. Plus it was learned that the most prolific pastors are Bill Kynes and Benjamin Vrbicek. The Wondering Eagle would like to ask, can Merle and Dave Stoltzfus and Steve Estes be honest?  Continue reading

Guest Post: Karen Garst’s New Book on Women v Religion, an Atheist’s Perspective. A Look at the Topic of Shame from Religion

A guest post by Karen Garst who blogs as the Faithless Feminist. This post looks at a chapter in Karen’s “Women v Religion: The Case Against Faith — and for Freedom.” This post deals with an essay by Candace Gorham that deals with the topic of shame from religion. The Wondering Eagle is excited about this book and hope that others will pick it up when it is released as a paperback on June 1, 2018.  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Steve Highfill (Can we Agree that a Pastor who Allegedly has Been Involved in a Cover-up of Deviant Sexual Scandal Should not be Speaking at The Bridge Fresno?)

An open letter to EFCA West District Superintendent Steve Highfill. This post is about Bryan Loritts scheduled to speak at Andrew Smith’s The Bridge Fresno. EFCA West needs to be aware of what occurred in Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis. Bryan Loritts should not be speaking, he needs to go back to Memphis, Tennessee and own his mistakes and role in the alleged cover-up.  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Jeff Loven (The Bridge Fresno Pastor on Bryan Loritts Scheduled to Speak on July 8, 2018)

An open letter to Jeff Loven of The Bridge Fresno. Jeff is the creative arts pastor at The Bridge. Today’s open letter is a follow up to my question I posed yesterday. Why is Bryan Loritts scheduled to speak at The Bridge Fresno. I hope The Bridge Fresno will do the right thing and cancel Bryan and tell him that he needs to repent and go back to Memphis and own what he has allegedly done.   Continue reading

Why is Bryan Loritts Speaking at The Bridge Fresno on July 8, 2018? Is Andrew Smith Aware of the Dark and Deviant Scandal that Took Place at Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis?

My former EFCA Church in Fresno, California is having Bryan Loritts speak on July 8, 2018. Is The Bridge Fresno aware of the scandal, of voyeurism and alleged child pornography that was manufactured at Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis? Bryan Loritts was one of the pastors who oversaw the alleged cover-up. This is a post to my old church telling them they need to cancel Bryan Loritts. You don’t place a wolf before the congregation.  Continue reading

From Nick Roark’s Franconia Baptist to Mike McKinley’s Sterling Park Baptist Church; Why is 9 Marks Silent about Rachael Denhollander’s Statements About Allegations of Child Sex Abuse Cover-Up in Sovereign Grace?

This post looks at the 9 Marks network and asks as to why 9 Marks is silent on the Rachael Denhollander claims about the child sex abuse cover up inside C.J. Mahaney’s Sovereign Grace. Where do people like Nick Roark of Franconia Baptist or Mike McKinley of Sterling Park Baptist fall on this issue?  Continue reading

T4G Opens in Louisville, Garrett Kell on Photobombing Jesus, and how T4G Turned an EFCA Pastor Away from the Celebrity Pastor and Neo-Calvinist Movement

T4G for 2018 kicks off in Louisville, Kentucky. This article reviews T4G for 2018 and some of the panels and sessions. Plus on the eve of T4G Garrett Kell promoted an older article  that he wrote about how Jesus should not be photobombed. While I believe the pastor from Del Rey Baptist means well, the challenges from the SGM scandal have hung over T4G for some time. Plus I also write about a personal conversation I had with an EFCA pastor who attended T4G. The experience ultimately turned him off to Neo-Calvinism and the celebrity pastor movement.  Continue reading