Richard Rieves Returns from Sabbatical. Plus is Downtown Church in Financial Distress?

Richard Rieves is back in the pulpit at Downtown Church in Memphis, Tennessee after being away on a sabbatical. Meanwhile this blog would like to know if Downtown Church is experiencing financial hardship? Downtown is pleading for money and I am wondering if the church is hurting from the Rick Trotter scandal. Plus Fellowship Associates, which John Bryson is tied to is planting Immanuel Fellowship in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is being done with the help of Bryan Lair’s Trinity City Church. This is deeply disturbing especially as I write that many evangelical churches need to be closed. There are many churches where criminal allegations have occurred, and if people cared about the Gospel they would walk away from them and shut them down.  Continue reading

Acts 29 Trinity City Church Plants Immanuel Fellowship in Minneapolis with Fellowship Associates. Is the Culture that Led to the Alleged Cover-up of Voyeurism and Child Pornography in Fellowship Memphis Being Duplicated in the Twin Cities?

On September 16, 2018 another Acts 29 church, that of Immanuel Fellowship will be launched in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its done in conjunction of Fellowship Associates, which John Bryson of Fellowship Memphis is linked; and also Acts 29/EFCA’s Trinity City Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It is this blog’s belief that Trent Senske’s church needs to be aborted before its launch. Is a culture that led to the alleged cover up of child pornography and voyeurism in Fellowship Memphis in Tennessee being duplicated in Minneapolis? That is the issue The Wondering Eagle wrestles with today right before this weekend’s launch of Immanuel Fellowship.  Continue reading

Redemption Hill’s Bill Riedel from Acts 29 on What He Learned About Politics in Planting a Church in Washington, D.C.

At The Gospel Coalition recently Bill Riedel from Acts 29/EFCA’s Redemption Hill in Washington, D.C., wrote an article about how to plant a church and having it be politically diverse. This article looks at what the Acts 29 pastor said and raises some questions. While I agree the church can address politics and should not be partisan, the warped view of injustice that this Acts 29 pastor has is an issue that needs to be addressed.   Continue reading

How Acts 29’s Trinity City Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota Responded to the Neo-Nazi Rally in Charlottesville

When a Neo-Nazi rally happened in Charlottesville, Virginia Acts 29 Trinity City Church responded quickly to condemn it. Bryan Lair’s church re-published the EFCA statement on racism from the 1992 General Conference. Despite my concerns with the Acts 29 movement, which this blog writes about, I am encouraged that Bryan’s church responded in the manner that it did to this disturbing incident here in Virginia.  Continue reading

The Memphis Commercial Appeal Asks If Memphis Police Mishandled the Rick Trotter Situation? Plus The Bridge Fresno Advertises and Prepares for Bryan Loritts to Speak on July 8, 2018

The Memphis Commercial Appeal writes more about the scandal of Rick Trotter and Fellowship Memphis. The newspaper asks if the Memphis Police mishandled the investigation. It can be possible, especially with some of the other issues that have occurred with Memphis Police Department. Also this post looks at another voyeurism situation that was eerily similar to Rick Trotter- that of Sammy Nuckolls.  Finally as the Fellowship Memphis scandal drags on The Bridge Fresno in California is advertising, welcoming and promoting Bryan Loritts for speaking on July 8, 2018.  Continue reading