When an Evangelical Pastor Becomes Deep Throat

According to my research Deep Throat is an explicit film in the 1970’s that some consider to be from the golden age of porn. Its effect on society were profound and today is associated with one of the most disturbing scandals that happened in United States history. That scandal is Watergate. Deep Throat became known as a confidential source for Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. This post asks the question, in a corrupt evangelical church situation what causes a pastor to become a Deep Throat? Continue reading

What You Should Know About The Wondering Eagle – An Overview of this Blog So Readers Can Understand it Better

This is a wide reaching post that explains The Wondering Eagle to all readers who find it. This explains my history and the churches I was involved in. Why this blog writes about the EFCA. This post also explains for readers how I write this blog so they can have knowledge as well. Also stated is my comment policy and how I want this blog to be viewed in the Wild Wild West of the internet. Continue reading

Are Neo-Calvinist Churches Abandoning Twitter? Using Justin Pearson’s Sojourn Fairfax and Jeff Hoenshell’s Harvest Bible Chapel Fairfax – To Pose this Question

 

The Wondering Eagle is noticing that some Neo-Calvinist churches are starting to dis-engage from Twitter. Here in the Washington, D.C. area I noticed this with Justin Pearson’s Sojourn Fairfax and Jeff Hoenshell’s Harvest Bible Chapel Fairfax. Also the Sojourn Network out of Louisville, Kentucky encouraged its churches to quit social media.¬† Continue reading

The El Paso Shooting, Christian Nationalism and Racism and the Moral Failure of Evangelicals and Historical Lessons from Germany

This past Saturday a horrific terrorist attack occurred at a WalMart in El Paso, Texas. 22 were killed. This post looks at the issues with Christian Nationalism and racism as well as evangelical support of Trump who may have inspired a domestic terrorist attack. This post is coming from someone who is in the 17% minority. Also explored is how many evangelicals have morally failed. Plus its time for other Christian bloggers to address the issue of Christian Nationalism. Continue reading

Benjamin Vrbicek of Community Evangelical Free Church in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Writes a Tender Blog Post on Friendship

Benjamin Vrbicek writes a moving post about a long term friendship that grew out of an EFCA Church in St. Louis, Missouri. I saw this the other day and wanted to do a brief article about this because I found it emotionally warming. Often when writing about difficult subjects when I see something unique and neat I want to push it to help give balance and show some of the unique aspects of the EFCA. Continue reading

#Youngerself. What Advice Would I Give Myself at 25?

Recently on Twitter there was a hastag of what you could tell yourself at the age of 25. Many people posted a lot of ideas they wish they could advise their younger self. This is my open letter to my younger self. This is coming from someone¬† in their 40’s. The basic theme of the letter? Dave, stay away from Evangelical Christianity. If you stay away you will spare yourself a lot of pain and trauma. This is what l would say to myself if l could. Continue reading

Dear Wooded Hills Church, l am Serving You My Divorce Papers

This is a letter of divorce to my former third wave evangelical church outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Known as Wooded Hills this is a church that is deeply charismatic, highly political, and very much toxic. In 2016 a number of people attacked me on social media and I realized that this is not the place that I thought it to be. This is a cult and a place to be avoided. This open letter explains a number of problems with Wooded Hills. Continue reading