This is an article that reflects on an older post from Mike Anderson who led The Resurgence at Mars Hill in Seattle. What do you do when religion leads you to places that are dark and to behaviors just as destructive as alcoholism or drug addiction? This also reflects on what I have seen in my own life. Continue reading
Mike Minter leads Reston Bible Church in Dulles, Virginia which is in the Washington, D.C suburbs. Mike discusses why people leave churches. In no part of the video does he discuss issues like sexual, domestic or spiritual abuse. I am deeply disappointed that Mike Minter misses a major reason why people leave a church.
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 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 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 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
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