Problems Exist with Eric Metaxas’s Dietrich Bonhoeffer Biography Which Contain Academic Concerns

Eric Metaxas is known for his work on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. However that biography has not stood well against the test of time. Quality issues and shoddy work are now associated with it. Eric Metaxas who once had promise is now seen is an individual involved in the evangelical culture wars and fringe politics. This post is designed to draw attention to some of the issues with his work on Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  Continue reading

Why Did Eric Metaxas Defend Maria Butina a Russian Spy Who Tried to Subvert American Culture?

Maria Butina was recently deported back to Russia. The spy who came to the United States to penetrate both the NRA and evangelical organizations was strongly defended by Eric Metaxas. This post looks at the relationship between Metaxas and Butina.  This blog remains concerned that the Russian government or intelligence agencies could penetrate evangelical ministries due to their stance on the culture wars.  Continue reading

A Closer Look at Eric Metaxas and His Comments on Mass Shootings and Impeachment. Plus the Fallacy of Intellectual Evangelicalism

Eric Metaxas is a well known evangelical author who has done work on Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther. In time he embraced Christian nationalism and became a polarizing figure. This post looks at Metaxas and the issues with his work. Plus he said a number of disturbing things recently both about mass shootings and impeachment. In the end Metaxas again shows the scandal of the evangelical mind in that it was a fallacy to think that he was an intellectual.  Continue reading

In Order to Understand Evangelical Culture One Should Cease Reading their Bible and Read George Orwell Instead

In order to understand evangelical Christian culture one should read, study and pay attention to the themes from George Orwell in his classic novels. The themes of corruption, totalitarianism, censorship, blind loyalty, and more are used to paint warning to society. Because remember comrade, while all animals are equal some like your pastor are more equal than others.  Continue reading

The Wondering Eagle Book Review: Amanda Farmer’s “Once An Insider, Now Without a Church Home”

A recently published book looks at the growing problem of Neo-Calvinist theology inside the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). Its the story of “Truth Evangelical Free Church” outside Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is a story of how a church goes from elder led to elder rule. Along the way you see how a traditional EFCA church was theologically flipped. In this heartbreaking story you will learn about how it became authoritarian. In the process the Neo-Calvinists are violating the “Significance of Silence” which is core to the EFCA.  This is a solid book that this blog heartily recommends. Continue reading