Looking at Jon Smith’s OneU DC A College Ministry that Feeds into Redeemer Arlington

A look at a college ministry that feeds into Redeemer Arlington. We are looking at OneU DC which is founded by Jon Smith, and also has Moses Lee on staff. Jon Smith was a pastor at Covenant Life Church and was on staff when one of the fathers of two of Nate Morales sexual abuse victims contacted the church and alerted the pastoral staff that Morales was still a pastor in Nevada.  The Wondering Eagle would like to know what did Jon Smith know about Nate Morales and when did he know it? Did he contact the police? Or did he let a serial sexual predator off the hook by not calling law enforcement?  Continue reading

Why People Stop Believing. A Response to an Article Posted at the National EFCA Blog About Christians Who Lose Faith

The national EFCA blog had an article by Paul Chamberlain on Christians who lose faith. I read this blog post and wanted to do a response. I have written about faith crisis and loss of faith. This is an issue that is near and dear to me given my own experience. Above all else its The Wondering Eagle’s hope that the EFCA will honestly listen to those who have lost faith to try and understand them better.  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

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

Jordan Kauflin from Redeemer Arlington on Community, Mission and Commitment Regarding Community Groups

This post looks at the community group program at Acts 29 Redeemer Arlington, and its vision by Jordan Kauflin. Jordan penned an article for the church blog. The timing of the article is especially dark as it was published a day after I endured a false accusation from a community group leader who was evangelizing me and trying to get me involved in this former Sovereign Grace Ministries church. Finally in the spirit of Emma Gonzalez from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School The Wondering Eagle calls B.S. on Redeemer Arlington.  Continue reading

The Reconciliation of Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas is Yet Another Example for the Evangelical Church

This is the story of Isiah Thomas of the Detroit Pistons and Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers. Its a story of a friendship that was once close and then broke down. Johnson believed that Thomas spread rumors that he was bi-sexual or gay in the wake of his HIV diagnoses. For over 20 years they had a major falling out. This all changed in December of 2017 when they met and Johnson apologized and expressed his love for his old friend. Its another story of how reconciliation and forgiveness can help people heal.  Continue reading