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

Warren Throckmorton is Kicked Off Patheos. Is this Due to the Mark Driscoll and Gospel for Asia Situation? Or is this Something Much Darker?

Warren Throckmorton is kicked off Patheos, which is having a lot of issues and is choosing to embrace censorship. This looks at the situation and asks the following question. Was Throckmorton kicked off because of what he wrote about Gospel for Asia and Mark Driscoll? Or is it due to his criticism of the culture wars and the ties Patheos has to organizations like American Center for Law and Justice?  Continue reading

E.J. Dionne Jr. in The Washington Post on Why Young People are Abandoning Religion

E.J. Dione wrote a column in The Washington Post that took off on social media. I first read it and moved on, but I kept seeing it coming up on Twitter. E.J. looks at the reason why young people are abandoning religion and why the Nones are swelling as time passes. This looks at how evangelical involvement in politics as well as how religion is used, combined with shifting attitudes of being gay are affecting culture.  Continue reading

Guest Post: Atheist Karen Garst Selection from her New Book: Considering Evolution and How “God” Can Cause Abortion

This is a guest post from atheist Karen Garst with a look at a selection from her new book “Women v. Religion: The Case Against Faith – and For Freedom.” This post looks at the issue of evolution and abortion. After all when women miscarriage is “god” responsible for a failed pregnancy? Is “god” an advocate for abortion?  Continue reading

Guest Post: Atheist Karen Garst Selection from Her New Book: How Children are Indoctrinated into Religion

This is a guest atheist post from Karen Garst, and is a selection from her upcoming book which is being released later this in May. In this post Karen explores the issue of how religion is indoctrinated into children. Indoctrination is a major problem that exists today  in that it sets up people for failure, especially when they realize that what they are taught it not true.  Continue reading