Analyzing the Growth of Reformed Theology/Neo-Calvinism in the Evangelical Free Church of America: North Central District

These are the results of the growth of Neo-Calvinism/Neo-Puritanism in the Evangelical Free Church of America’s  (EFCA) North Central District. The North Central District includes Minnesota and one EFCA church in Wisconsin.  As I continue to work through the EFCA this research continues to show that this denomination is slowly being theologically hijacked by Neo-Calvinists.  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

The Theological Conundrum Reston Bible Church Faces. Plus Why Reston Bible is Ripe for a Theological Coup Similar to What McLean Bible Experienced

Reston Bible Church is an evangelical mega church of about 1,800 attenders in Sterling, Virginia. Reston Bible is a church that has systemic issues under the surface. And those issues are not due to not believing in church membership. This is a church that has a conundrum. While it doesn’t believe in membership, its a church that is recommending individuals like Matt Chandler, Al Mohler, John Piper, etc… who advocate for covenant membership. Its The Wondering Eagle’s belief that Reston Bible Church in time will face a theological coup just as McLean Bible did. 9 Marks is in the process of expanding in Loudoun County and that makes Mike Minter’s church a target to be seized.  Continue reading

Ryan Fullerton’s Immanuel Baptist in Louisville, Kentucky Reacts to The Washington Post Story About Rachael Denhollander and Sovereign Grace

The Washington Post published an article about how evangelical Christians are in denial about sex abuse inside evangelicalism. The article tells the story of Rachael Denhollander and how she had to leave Ryan Fullerton’s Immanuel Baptist in Louisville, Kentucky. In response Immanuel contacted The Washington Post and admitted that they were wrong. The statement has some problems, but Immanuel should be encouraged for taking this act and admitting error. Its a step in the right direction for this key 9 Marks church.  Continue reading

Inside the EFCA are Neo-Calvinists Violating the “Significance of Silence” to Hijack Churches?

Greg Strand recently wrote about the “Significance of Silence” at the EFCA blog. A follow up response post featured a comment by the North Central District Superintendent Brian Farone and two key Neo-Calvinist churches in the EFCA – Bill Kynes Cornerstone here in the Washington, D.C. area and Josh Black’s First Free Wichita located in Kansas. Despite what is said about the “Significance of Silence” The Wondering Eagle believes that Neo-Calvinists are violating the concept as they hijack churches inside the EFCA. A painful story from Brian’s district in Minnesota as well as how Josh Black flipped First Free Wichita only validate the claim that in regards to Neo-Calvinism the “Significance of Silence” is failing inside the EFCA.  Continue reading