Guest Post: No Man Can Serve Two Masters – Leaving Matt Chandler’s The Village Church and Finding Hope

This is the story of Matt Chandler’s The Village Church who threatened to practice church discipline on a celibate Christian who is same-sex attracted. This story happened before the Karen Hinkley situation in 2015. This is the story of Robert and his faith in God, and his struggle with the church in Dallas. Robert was involved in The Village Church and his journey took him out of ground zero for the Acts 29 network and in the process he found hope.  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Ryan Kwon (Acts 29 Pastor at Resonate Regarding Comments Made in a Gospel Coalition Article)

This is an open letter to Acts 29 pastor Ryan Kwon. This is a response to what Ryan says in an article in The Gospel Coalition about the demise of Mars Hill and Acts 29 eventually thriving. Why does Ryan and Acts 29 at the time give the benefit of the doubt to Mark Driscoll when many people under him had that denied? Ryan also had a flawed view of Acts 29 being healthy. And Ryan seems to believe that an organization growing is a sign of God blessing it. I wonder if he thinks the same thing of Mormonism, Scientology or Islam?  Continue reading

The EFCA and Acts 29, Looking at Ryan Kwon of Resonate Church in Fremont, California; Plus the Issues with James Walden’s Riverside Community Church

A look at the relationship between Acts 29 and the EFCA. This post has an incomplete list of the known Acts 29 churches in the EFCA denomination. This also looks at the point man between the EFCA and Acts 29, Ryan Kwon. Ryan is on the Board of the Acts 29 network and the only EFCA pastor to do so. Also can a church straddle both the EFCA and Acts 29 denominations? Matt Boedy’s story of James Walden’s Riverside Community Church stands as a stark warning to stay away from Acts 29 churches in the EFCA.  Continue reading

Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra’s Horrific Article at The Gospel Coalition About How Acts 29 Thrived After Mars Hill Ignores Many of the Issues in the Troubled Network

Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra wrote a troubling article for The Gospel Coalition last December. She talks about how Acts 29 thrives and grew out of the Mars Hill implosion. In the article Sarah conveniently forgets a lot of issues about both Mark Driscoll and Acts 29. From forgetting that Driscoll stated that women are penis homes to Matt Chandler’s The Village Church attempting to a place a  women her annulled her marriage to a child pornography addict under church discipline.  Sarah is an example of what is possible when one ingests large sums of Kool Aid.  Continue reading

Does the Acts 29 Network Attract People from the US Military? Looking at this Question Through the Lens of Two Acts 29 Churches: Jordan Kauflin’s Redeemer Arlington in the D.C. Area and Bryan Laughlin’s Remnant in Richmond

I was unsuccessfully recruited to Acts 29 Redeemer Arlington by an Air Force Captain. After enduring the false accusation as time passed I wondered if the Acts 29 network attracts members of the US military. Do members of the United States Marine Corps and Army who live very regimented lives attracted to a legalistic organization like Acts 29? Against all that I heard of a situation in Bryan Laughlin’s Remnant Church.  Continue reading

Bryan Laughlin’s Remnant Allegedly Tells a Female She Can Not be a Police Officer; Examining Women in Law Enforcement and National Security Roles, Plus Does Acts 29 Deny the Story of Deborah?

At Bryan Laughlin’s Remnant in Richmond, Virginia this Acts 29 church allegedly intervened in the case of a covenant member who wanted to be a police officer. This post looks at that angle. In addition I look at the issue of women in law enforcement even to include those who died in serving their community. Plus women have also played a valuable role in national security positions in the United States government. Remnant’s theology is bad and harmful and hopefully this will give some of the women something to contemplate.  Continue reading

Considering Some of the Issues at Remnant: From Idolatry of Celebrity Pastors to Warped Views on Membership Some Thoughts to Contemplate

There are a number of issues at Bryan Laughlin’s Remnant Church in Richmond, Virginia. Some of the issues at hand I have written about over the past two years. In this post I compile a number of older posts for attenders and members at Remnant to read about and consider. This will look at a number of issues from 9 Marks, to church membership to problems with celebrity pastors in the Neo-Calvinist world.  Continue reading