A New York Times Photo-Essay on the COVID-19 Pandemic in Bergamo, Italy Helps Explain Why Freedom of the Press is So Vital

A photo-essay in the New York Times about the COVID-19 pandemic in Bergamo, Italy is the source of this brief post. Its a must read and helps make the coronavirus deeply personal and explain what is happening in Italy. The press has often been attacked these days, but remember the press has often throughout history been in the epicenter of the challenging times. What the Times conveyed form Northern Italy is as valuable as Andy Rooney reporting on D-Day from Normandy or of the journalists that risked their lives to cover September 11, 2001. The free press is a pillar of  healthy and stable government.  Continue reading

Happy Festivus Everyone! The Annual Airing of Grievances Commences at The Wondering Eagle

Happy Festivus! Today at the Wondering Eagle, in honor of D.A. Carson (it’s his birthday today…) we are going to celebrate Festivus! While Don celebrates his birthday its going to be a “Festivus for the rest of us!” I will start in the  annual airing of grievances and then readers are encouraged to participate in the act. This year I also challenge James MacDonald  to a Feats of Strength! Continue reading

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