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

An Open Letter to Brian Farone (District Superintendent of the North Central District on Some Thoughts on the EFCA, his District, and Other Issues)

An open letter to the North Central District Superintendent. In this letter this writer explain how I have written other open letters to his colleagues in other EFCA districts. I explain my thoughts on the North Central District. Plus I also explain some of the key issues facing the EFCA. Finally I reveal where I am spiritually as I am sure that would probably be a question.  Continue reading

Exploring the Role that Bryan and Crawford Loritts Played in Covering up Rick Trotter’s Voyeurism at Fellowship Memphis. Plus How Rick Trotter Got Off Easy Because of the Loritts Family Behavior

This post looks at the role Bryan Loritts played in the cover-up of the Rick Trotter situation which took place in the Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis scandal. And for the first time in writing about this impropriety people will learn what Crawford Loritts knew about his son-in-law at the time and how he allegedly chose not to intervene for financial reasons. New information also has come forward, and The Wondering Eagle would like to know the following; does Bryan Loritts still have the child pornography from Fellowship Memphis?  Continue reading

Preserving Matt Chandler’s The Village Church’s Bylaws and Membership Covenants from 2009 and 2014 Respectively

This is a brief post that documents and preserves The Village Church’s bylaws and membership covenants from 2009 and 2014. Plus the 2014 membership covenant is likely the  membership covenant used by Karen Hinkley before The Village Church tried to practice church discipline on her. If you recall she annulled her marriage to a child pornography addict in 2015 and faced church discipline for not submitting to the elders.  Continue reading

Remnant Church in Richmond, Virginia’s Membership Covenant and Packet

This post contains both the membership covenant and membership requirements for Bryan Laughlin’s Acts 29 Remnant Church in Richmond, Virginia.  The first one is a 28 page document from 2013, while the second is 32 pages and from 2017. As you study this you should ask the following question. Would you sign this? Why or why not? What are the issues with this covenant? Are you joining a church or are you becoming a slave in the heart of the capitol of the former Confederacy?  Continue reading