Recommended Read: Valerie Tarico in Raw Story on Why Evangelicals in the United States Think they are Persecuted

A recommended read by Valerie Tarico that looks at why conservative evangelicals in the United States believe they are being persecuted. Valerie who writes a lot of atheist pieces compares what evangelical Christians in the United States are going through and compares that with Christians in places like Syria or elsewhere. In the process Valerie raises other problems with the evangelical mindset.  Continue reading

Do You Want to Write? I Would like to Build a Diverse Independent Team that Can Write The Wondering Eagle

The Wondering Eagle would like to transition from a one person blog to a team that can write about a number of issues. Those issues include atheism, doubt, Neo-Calvinism, the EFCA, Mark Dever’s Capitol Hill Baptist Church and issues in evangelicalism. I would like to bring on a diverse set of people in time who would have freedom to publish what is on their mind. If you are interested please drop me a note and let’s figure out a way forward.  Continue reading

Can David Platt Successfully Lead the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board and Simultaneously be the Teaching Pastor of McLean Bible Church?

The Wondering Eagle has a question…can David Platt successfully lead the SBC’s IMB and also be the Teaching Pastor of McLean Bible here in the Washington, D.C. area? This article overlooks the challenges the IMB has dealt with as well as the problems McLean Bible is also going to face by having a celebrity pastor. Plus what is the trajectory for McLean Bible? Is 9 marks next?  Continue reading

Evangelicals and Art: Johann Strauss II

This weekend I am going to showcase the beautiful music of Johann Strauss II. Johann was born in Austria on October 25, 1825 and lived until June 3, 1899. Johann is well known as an Austrian composer of light music especially dance music and operettas. He was known as “The Waltz King” and helped popularize the waltz in Vienna in the 19th century. There is a lot to feature in time but I thought I would start off with some well known works. Tritsch-Tratsch Polka is very established and has been used in movie soundtracks occasionally. I hope you have a good weekend!  Continue reading