When Evangelical Christians are Silent on Corruption Because They Believe God is Honored; and Why the Church Should Intervene and When Atheists are Validated

Tackling the issue of when Christians are silent on corruption. What happens when Christians choose to look away and not do the right thing. Why the world sees through their behavior. I write about this after watching the shifting polity at McLean Bible here in the Washington, D.C. area. When people are silent on abuse or unethical situations then in time they became enablers. Its hard to speak up yes, I did it both with Redeemer Arlington and Fairfax Community Church. But one must speak up in the end.  Continue reading

Was Redeemer Arlington Removed From McLean Bible’s New City Network? The Wondering Eagle Asks Why? Plus how Spiritual Abuse from Redeemer Affected My Mother and Popped up in Her Hospital Room When She was Ill

The other day I noticed that Redeemer Arlington was removed from McLean Bible’s New City Network. The Wondering Eagle would like to know why? Did this blog play a difference in having Redeemer Arlington removed? In this post I also briefly write of how an unresolved situation affected my Mom, and how it popped up in her hospital room when she was ill. My question to Jordan Kauflin and Eric Simmons is this…does Redeemer Arlington believe that an act of spiritual abuse should get dragged into an illness? Do people have the right to die in peace? Or is it “sound doctrine” to interfere in the dying process? This is a hard post to write but at some point this had to come out.  Continue reading

Cool Community Church on What a “Healthy Member” is in a Neo-Calvinist Church; However Drew Buell Forgot One Aspect as “Sound Doctrine” Means Teaching an Individual Why Rape and Sexual Assault is a Problem in the Military

A look at a post from Drew Buell’s blog on what it means to be a healthy member of a church. This comes from the senior pastor at Cool Community Church in Cool, California and it is indeed quite flawed. I look at the issues with what Drew is teaching and recall a situation of how someone I once knew from a Neo-Calvinist church here in the Washington, D.C. area advocated the same thing from Sovereign Grace, and was a “healthy member” who also taught me why rape and sexual assault is a problem in the military.  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Andrew Hoffman (Multiplication Catalyst for ECFA’s Western District on Why Its Time to Admit that the Neo-Calvinist Movement Has Failed…)

An open letter to the Multiplication Catalyst of The Western District. Andrew Hoffman who is involved in The Gospel Coalition of the Bay Area gets a frank letter on why the Neo-Calvinist movement is a failure, and why its run its course. From Mark Driscoll talking about the Biblical basis of blowjobs, to C.J. Mahaney’s SGM scandal and allegations of covering up child sex abuse, to D.A. Carson attacking a rape victim; to my brush with Eric Simmons Redeemer Arlington. The days of The Gospel Coalition and the Neo-Calvinist movement are over. Its time to admit that it has failed and move forward.  Continue reading

How About Them Cubbies! The Reconciliation of Steve Bartman and the Chicago Cubs, and What the Evangelical Christian Church Can Learn

The Chicago Cubs and Steve Bartman reconcile and resolve a lot of pain. In the process the Cubs show a lot of grace, forgiveness, and how reconciliation and healing is possible. Its yet another example of how the world can often do a better job in showing grace than the evangelical Christian church. As Harry Carey would say, “How about those Cubbies!”  Continue reading

Is the EFCA Aware of the Divine Appointments Around Them? Borrowing From Todd Parish of Redemption Church in Houston, Texas

A look at divine appointments as written about by Todd Parish of Redemption Church in Houston, Texas. Todd’s post compliments another post that I read on the Eastern District blog earlier this year by Peter Johnson. My post, which I hope the EFCA will find both encouraging and challenging, is this aspect. Does the EFCA realize the divine appointments that are around them? In this unpredictable and uncertain era, does the EFCA realize the opportunities that are around them? Its an exciting time to be a pastor, do many in the EFCA fully comprehend this?  Continue reading

Is Eric Simmons’ Redeemer Arlington a Rape Culture Like the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs?

A look at the problems of rape and sexual assault at the Air Force Academy. A new Colorado Springs Gazette article helps me to understand my false accusation more and realize that the false accusation was a tactic, a common one it appears in an un-healthy military academy culture. It also leads me to ask another question…is Eric Simmons Redeemer Arlington a rape culture? If a graduate from the Air Force Academy swimming in allegations of sexual misconduct calls SGM healthy, does Redeemer share the same cultural problems as the Air Force Academy?  Continue reading