James MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel Goes After The Elephant’s Debt Blog Accusing it of Defamation in a Lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, Illinois

James MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel file a lawsuit against The Elephant’s Debt which chronicles the abuse of power and financial issues inside Harvest Bible Chapel. This is an overview of James MacDonald, his empire and his scandals. The Wondering Eagle stands in the corner with The Elephant’s Debt during this lawsuit.  Continue reading

An Overview of the Sojourn Network out of Louisville, Kentucky

The Sojourn movement broke away from the Acts 29 movement when Mars Hill Seattle under Mark Driscoll was in the process of implosion. It started out of Sojourn Community Church in Louisville under the leadership of Daniel Montgomery and Mike Cosper. A few years later the Sojourn Network was started and Brian Howard was its first director. The Sojourn Network is deeply influenced by C.J. Mahaney’s Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM).  Dave Harvey came to Sojourn after his long history with SGM. This is a network that is growing in the United States and due to its roots and influence by SGM, also a network of concern.  Continue reading

The Youth Group of Hydesville Community Church in Hydesville, California Shows God’s Not Dead 2. A Frank Discussion on White Evangelicals Warped View of Persecution

The youth group of an Evangelical Free Church in Northern California showed “God’s Not Dead 2” in May of 2017. Its my contention that the questionable movie franchise is the white evangelical Christian equivalent of pornography. This post is a frank discussion on the concept of white evangelical Christians facing persecution in the United States. In all honesty one must remember that many evangelical Christians not only engage in persecution of other faiths but of those who have no faith. Furthermore it is extremely disrespectful for white evangelical Christians to claim they are being persecuted in the United States when one considers what Christians are enduring in North Korea, Syria, Iraq, Russia or China.  Continue reading

An Overview of Focus on the Family and Questions The Wondering Eagle Would Like to Answer in Time

This is an overview of Focus on the Family. This looks at the history of James Dobson’s organization and how it came to be the theological giant in modern evangelicalism. James Dobson left Focus on the Family in 2010 and Jim Daly currently leads it. This also looks at the controversies and issues with Focus on the Family. Even after Dobson left Focus he still remains controversial. Finally The Wondering Eagle lays out a series of questions that I hope this blog can answer in time Continue reading

Will Pavone’s (Formerly of McLean Bible, now Community Fellowship in the West Chicago Area) Behavior on Twitter; Plus the Issue of Narcissism in the Pulpit

Looking at how the Senior Pastor of Community Fellowship in West Chicago behaves on Twitter. My question to Will Pavone is “Who Would Jesus Block?” In addition this looks at some of the cultural issues that existed at McLean Bible and considers the problem of narcissism in the evangelical Christian pulpit.  Continue reading

Order of Elijah’s Shannon Low De-Converts from the Christian Faith: When it Becomes Necessary to Leave

In May of 2016 the leader of a Christian metal core band came out on Facebook and explained why he became an atheist. From The Friendly Atheist to Christian and religious media Shannon Low’s deconverison was covered. This is my take on this situation in which I explain that when it comes to difficult issues like Old Testament genocide some people may have to leave the faith and wrestle with these issues outside for a few years. Shannon is on a journey and his commitment to integrity is to be commended. Continue reading

An Open Letter to Zach (Campus Crusade Student Leader UW – Milwaukee 2002-2004)

This is an open letter to Zach. I found his picture while digging through my closet and it flooded my mind with memories. Zach is one of the many people burned and fried by modern evangelicalism’s culture who is no longer involved today. This is an open letter from one person in pain from fundamentalism to another person who once was a dear close friend. I miss him deeply. Continue reading