What are the Take Aways From the Newest Scandal at Matt Chandler’s The Village Church Involving the Allegation of Matt Tonne’s Sexual Abuse of a Minor?

This post looks at the take aways of the issues from the latest scandal at Matt Chandler’s The Village Church. Matt Chandler’s The Village is alleged to have mishandled a child sex abuse situation with a pastor on staff who is accused of sexually preying on a minor. There are many lessons to consider from the scandal. That includes the issues of child sex abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention, to problems with church discipline and membership covenants.  Other questions raised include the culture of Acts 29 at ground zero thus spreading through the network to the problems with the celebrity pastor model and how the brand is to be protected is is more important than the safety of a child. Continue reading

A Disturbing Story of Alleged Sexual Abuse in The Village Church Involving Former Associate Children’s Minister Matt Tonne. Plus how Matt Chandler Responded to Christi Bragg

This is a dark narrative of a sexual abuse situation at The Village Church in the Dallas, Texas area. Matt Tonne who was on staff allegedly sexual abused Christi Bragg’s daughter. According to the Braggs The Village Church moved to defend itself. However, Matt Chandler denied the accusations. This post combines social media, and different sources to tell the story of how The Village Church allegedly let down a sexual abuse victim. Continue reading

An Open Letter to Tatum Janel of Redemption Hill Church (Acts 29 is Not a Refuge From Spiritual Abuse, Instead its Often the Instigator)

Tatum Janel wrote a Google review about Redemption Hill, an Acts 29/EFCA church in Washington, D.C. being a place that allowed for her to heal from spiritual abuse. This open letter takes issue with Tatum. Acts 29 is not an environment for healing. Instead its a church culture that often instigates spiritual abuse.  Continue reading

#SteveHustonIsMyBitch. A Look at the Former Controversial Errand Boy of James MacDonald Inside Harvest Bible Chapel

Steve Huston served as an elder at Harvest Bible Chapel for years. Plus he also led the Elder Executive Committee. This post looks at Steve in a biographical sense. Plus it also examines the controversies he was involved in, from a questionable church discipline situation in 2013 to his efforts to allegedly cover up the financial scandal at Harvest Bible Chapel until his resignation on March 9, 2019. This blog would like to know what will happen next to Steve Huston? Continue reading

Why You Should Not Enter into Covenant Membership at First Free Wichita

First Free Wichita just had a membership class recently. This 9 Marks EFCA Church is a firm believer in membership covenants. This is a brief post explaining why people should not enter into covenant membership at First Free Wichita. Not only is covenant membership a form of modern slavery, but the leadership at First Free will never be subjected to church discipline. Church discipline is for the members in the pews.  Continue reading

Steve Estes’ Brick Lane Community Church in Elverson, Pennsylvania Joins 9 Marks

Brick Lane Community Church in Elverson, Pennsylvania joined 9 Marks in the past year. 9 Marks is the authoritarian ministry of Mark Dever and is known for its practice of church discipline. Steve Estes is best remembered for practicing church discipline on an alleged domestic abuse victim who knows she could be dead. In the opinion of The Wondering Eagle Brick Lane will be a nice fit for 9 Marks.  Continue reading

John Park of Ambassador Bible Church Preaches on Love. When Will Someone Tell this EFCA Pastor that Love is Largely Absent from Evangelicalism?

On March 31, 2019 John Park an EFCA Pastor at Ambassador Bible Church in Chantilly, Virginia preached about how Christians should love. While it was a good talk in contrast to greater evangelicalism it was a failure. Many evangelicals do not know what love is. This post looks at John’s sermon and analyzes the issues with it.  Continue reading