A Response to Benjamin Vrbicek on How Writing Can Be Lonely. For Me Writing is Also an Adventure Which Can Open Up Interesting Doors

Benjamin Vrbicek who leads Community Evangelical Free Church Harrisburg recently published a book about blogging. When this blog works through posts about other books it will review Benjamin’s book and write about it here. At his blog Fan and Flame he wrote a post about how writing can be lonely but that is doesn’t have to be. This post is a response to Benjamin and how I view writing after recently finishing my 2,000th post.  Continue reading

T.J. Addington Doesn’t Believe Pastors Should be Held Accountable. A Look Back on How the Former EFCA Senior Vice President Was Caught Up in the Ashley Madison Scandal

The other day on Twitter T.J. Addington formerly of the EFCA had an exchange with Julie Roys in which Addington does not believe pastors or religious leaders should he held accountable. This post recalls and looks at the resignation of the former Senior VP of the EFCA who was caught up in the Ashley Madison scandal. Addington is back to blogging and in evangelical ministry in Rockford, Illinois.  Continue reading

The Harvest Bible Chapel Scandal and The Chicago Tribune and a Deep Regret at This Blog

This post came out of a conversation with someone from the ex-Harvest Bible Chapel community last night. As a writer and someone who likes to consume the news, I have long had a deep respect for The Chicago Tribune. And yet the Tribune dropped the ball and failed ot cover the Harvest Bile Chapel scandal in detail or depth. Unlike The Daily Herald which went out of its way and did some solid work.  Hopefully The Chicago Tribune learns from its mistakes so that the community can be better served.  Continue reading

The End is in Sight for Chaplain Mike and A Note to the Internet Monk Community

Yesterday at The Internet Monk Chaplain Mike notified the community that the end of the blog is in sight. I read that with a heavy heart as I love The Internet Monk. I will always appreciate The Internet Monk as my life has a history with that blog. Its with that in mind that this blog wants The Internet Monk community to know that they can publish and carry on discussions here on The Wondering Eagle. No pressure in such an invitation but the door will always remain open.  Continue reading

The Wondering Eagle is Looking for Stories About the EFCA and the COVID-19 Pandemic

This post is a request for information. This blog is looking for stories about the EFCA and the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic drags on and deepens this blog is looking for responses and stories to share. The stories can be both positive or negative. If they are negative the goal is not to tear down the EFCA, but to tell it to make the institution stronger.  Continue reading