Justin Pearson from Sojourn Fairfax Pushes Membership Covenants in “Joyful Partnership” Sermon. These are Reasons Why this Should Be Rejected

On September 30, 2018 Justin Pearson of Sojourn Fairfax gave a sermon on joyful partnership. In the talk he also explained why you covenant with the local church, and encouraged people to covenant with Sojourn Fairfax. The message was disturbing in several ways. First of all Justin is ignoring the covenant scandals out of Matt Chandler’s The Village Church or Bryan Laughlin’s Remnant Church in Richmond, Virginia. Also what the members of Sojourn Fairfax need to understand is that while they will be subjected to church discipline, Justin Pearson and Edward Hunt are above church discipline and it doesn’t apply to them. Continue reading

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

David Platt’s Troubling View of Church Membership

David Platt wrote an article at his website about why we date the church. He starts out by discussing dating and then marrying his wife. I believe this article is flawed as people do not date in high school for the planned purpose of marriage. From my perspective its a flawed analogy. This article also looks at the other issues and reminds people that one of the reasons why you never enter into a membership covenant at McLean Bible is because you will be subject to church discipline. In contrast people like David Platt will not as they are above church discipline.  Continue reading

Mike Andrus of First Evangelical Free in Wichita, Kansas on Why You Should Not Give Money. There is Another Reason I Would Like to Add

Mike Andrus  once wrote at the First Free blog on the reasons why you should not give to a church. There are many parts that I agree with Mike Andrus. However, there is one aspect that he could also have done. Mike Andrus and First Free Wichita can make pastoral salary information available to the community.  When members and attenders of First Free can know the salary of Josh Black, Dick High and others then giving to First Free would be okay.  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