The Wondering Eagle Review of 2018. The Top Stories and Posts and What is Coming in 2019

This is the final post for The Wondering Eagle for 2018. This article reviews the stories and situations covered in the year of 2018. From Acts 29, to the EFCA to the Sojourn Network, the atheist community and Harvest Bible Chapel. This is a wrap up of all the work this blog accomplished. Plus I discuss what is coming in 2019 as well.
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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

Guest Post: Karen Garst’s New Book on Women v Religion, an Atheist’s Perspective. A Look at the Topic of Shame from Religion

A guest post by Karen Garst who blogs as the Faithless Feminist. This post looks at a chapter in Karen’s “Women v Religion: The Case Against Faith — and for Freedom.” This post deals with an essay by Candace Gorham that deals with the topic of shame from religion. The Wondering Eagle is excited about this book and hope that others will pick it up when it is released as a paperback on June 1, 2018.  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Melody Hensley (Former Washington, D.C. Executive Director of Center for Inquiry on the Alleged Sexual Misconduct by Lawrence Krauss)

An open letter to Melody Hensley, the former Executive Director of the Washington, D.C. Center for Inquiry. Melody gave an interview to BuzzFeed in which she reported about the alleged sexual misconduct by atheist celebrity Lawrence Krauss. As the atheist movement is dealing with misogyny The Wondering Eagle wants to commend Melody for her bravery and wants to let her know that it stands firmly in her corner.  Continue reading

The Wondering Eagle for 2017, The Year in Review, My Assessment and What is Coming in 2018

This is the final post at The Wondering Eagle for 2017. In a year filled with pain and loss I wrote 300 posts about the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA), Neo-Calvinism, The Gospel Coalition, 9 Marks, Redeemer Arlington, and also atheism and secular humanism. This is an overview of the top posts and my personal favorites. Also I discuss what is coming in 2018. In January The Wondering Eagle is going to look at a dark Acts 29 situation in the United States. Continue reading

Secular Humanist Compiliation: David Silverman from American Atheist on how Atheists Should not Tolerate Intolerance, The Secular Student Alliance Moves to Los Angeles, California Under a Cloud and Other Secular News

This is a compilation of a number of issues going on in the secular humanist and atheist realm. David Silverman writes a solid article about how atheists cannot tolerate intolerance. The Secular Student Alliance is moving to Los Angeles while facing a revolt and dealing with allegations of sexual harassment. And the Freedom from Religion Foundation is challenging pastors housing being tax exempt. Some of the issues in this post I would like to dive into more detail about in separate articles in the future.  Continue reading

Challenging a Misperception Among Many Evangelicals; Can you be Good Without God?

Brandon Withrow in the Daily Beast wrote an article that asked, can you be good without God? While the article illustrates the issue of discrimination against atheists I want to focus on evangelical theology. Do you need God to be good? What about the many churches I have written about that contain disturbing stories of criminal allegations? If you need God for a transformed life then how is that explained?  Continue reading

When Evangelical Christians are Silent on Corruption Because They Believe God is Honored; and Why the Church Should Intervene and When Atheists are Validated

Tackling the issue of when Christians are silent on corruption. What happens when Christians choose to look away and not do the right thing. Why the world sees through their behavior. I write about this after watching the shifting polity at McLean Bible here in the Washington, D.C. area. When people are silent on abuse or unethical situations then in time they became enablers. Its hard to speak up yes, I did it both with Redeemer Arlington and Fairfax Community Church. But one must speak up in the end.  Continue reading

Do You Want to Write? I Would like to Build a Diverse Independent Team that Can Write The Wondering Eagle

The Wondering Eagle would like to transition from a one person blog to a team that can write about a number of issues. Those issues include atheism, doubt, Neo-Calvinism, the EFCA, Mark Dever’s Capitol Hill Baptist Church and issues in evangelicalism. I would like to bring on a diverse set of people in time who would have freedom to publish what is on their mind. If you are interested please drop me a note and let’s figure out a way forward.  Continue reading

The Season of my Discontent: When the Evangelical Christians are Wrong, the Atheists are Correct, and the Neo-Calvinists Surprise Me; A Reflection on the Neo-Nazi Rally in my Home State of Virginia

A quick post that is a response to the Nazi rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia. Its time to speak up and condemn Nazism which has no place in the United States. Not now, and not ever. We didn’t fight Nazism in Europe in World War II only to have it spring up in the United States. The resurgence in the alt-right which Donald Trump exploited needs to be condemned. This is about the season of my discontent when regular evangelicals are wrong, and the atheists and Neo-Calvinists are correct.  Continue reading