What are the Take Aways From the Newest Scandal at Matt Chandler’s The Village Church Involving the Allegation of Matt Tonne’s Sexual Abuse of a Minor?

This post looks at the take aways of the issues from the latest scandal at Matt Chandler’s The Village Church. Matt Chandler’s The Village is alleged to have mishandled a child sex abuse situation with a pastor on staff who is accused of sexually preying on a minor. There are many lessons to consider from the scandal. That includes the issues of child sex abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention, to problems with church discipline and and membership covenants.  Other questions raised include the culture of Acts 29 and ground zero spreading through the network to the problems with the celebrity pastor model and how the brand is to be protected is is more important than the safety of a child. This post at The Wondering Eagle looks at and analyzes the latest scandal emerging from The Village Church. Continue reading

An Open Letter to Tatum Janel of Redemption Hill Church (Acts 29 is Not a Refuge From Spiritual Abuse, Instead its Often the Instigator)

Tatum Janel wrote a Google review about Redemption Hill, an Acts 29/EFCA church in Washington, D.C. being a place that allowed for her to heal from spiritual abuse. This open letter takes issue with Tatum. Acts 29 is not an environment for healing. Instead its a church culture that often instigates spiritual abuse.  Continue reading

Looking at the Relationship Between Bill Riedel’s Redemption Hill and Jordan Kauflin’s Redeemer Arlington

This post looks at the relationship between two Acts 29 churches in the Washington, D.C. area. Jordan Kauflin’s Redeemer Arlington and Bill Riedel’s Redemption Hill. This looks at two churches who can be considered to be cult like and are to be avoided by people in both Arlington, Virginia and Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.  Continue reading

As a Member of Acts 29 and the EFCA, is Bill Riedels’ Redemption Hill in Washington, D.C. Prepared for the Issue of Sexual Abuse? This Blog Would Say No

Bill Riedel from Redemption Hill writes an article in The Gospel Coalition about building in accountability into a church plant. In the process he also pushes for “meaningful membership” and church discipline. Redemption Hill in Washington D.C. is a part of the EFCA and Acts 29. This blog believes that even if a church has these policies in place sex abuse would still occur. What Bill Riedel should have done is reach out to Washington, D.C. law enforcement and consult with them in building a solid       program to prevent sexual abuse. Continue reading

Recalling a Meeting With Eric Simmons in 2015 to Inform him of Blogging About Redeemer Arlington

In 2015 before I launched The Wondering Eagle I met with Eric Simmons from Redeemer Arlington. The point of the meeting was to inform him that I was going to commence a blog that wrote about his former Sovereign Grace church. After meeting him in January of 2015 I started the process of organizing and buying the necessary platform. Continue reading

A Response to Acts 29 Bill Riedel and Shaun Cross on When Church Planting Harms a City

A post at The Gospel Coalition by Acts 29 Bill Riedel and Shaun Cross brings about this article. The pastors from Redemption Hill D.C. and Union Church explore gentrification but then ignore the fact that Redeemer Arlington has done that very thing. Its spiritually gentrified not just Arlington but the greater Washington, D.C. area. This blog is proof of that as it was started out of an incident of spiritual abuse that came from a person in leadership in Redeemer Arlington  Continue reading