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
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 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
Over at Roll to Disbelieve, an atheist blog, they have a good discussion and article about authoritarianism. In light of the authoritarian issues inside Harvest Bible Chapel, Sovereign Grace and the late Mars Hill this article I believe is a good read. It will give a psychological understanding on James MacDonald’s behavior.
Doug Ponder an Acts 29 pastor from Remnant Church in Richmond, Virginia wrote a troubling article about church planting for The Gospel Coalition in December of 2018. The article has concerns in light of the issues this blog has written about at Remnant Church. What Doug is espousing reminds me more of how cancer spreads and amounts to empire building in the end. Continue reading
This is an article that reflects on an older post from Mike Anderson who led The Resurgence at Mars Hill in Seattle. What do you do when religion leads you to places that are dark and to behaviors just as destructive as alcoholism or drug addiction? This also reflects on what I have seen in my own life. Continue reading
In my Mom’s terminal illness she expressed concern as I was trying to mitigate a false accusation from someone who tried to get me involved in Redeemer Arlington. The spiritual abuse I endured popped up in a hospital room shortly before my Mom’s death. I was livid, as my Mom should have been able to do deal with her illness and eventual death in peace. This is another open letter to Jordan Kauflin from Redeemer Arlington. Why couldn’t they do the right thing? This is not an easy post to write but I need to get this off my chest.