A Closer Look at the North Coast Church’s Chris Hilken. Questionable Behavior By a Questionable Pastor

Chris Hilken is a teaching pastor at North Coast Church in Vista, California. In an Insatgram account he is known for allegedly bullying, shaming, and shunning people. It also appears as if the EFCA pastor allegedly tried to turn a child against their family in creating devotion to North Coast Church. But this blog would also like to ask another question. Should a pastor who allegedly urinates on his wife to “mark his territory” even be a pastor? Continue reading

The Gospel According to Q. Does Senior Pastor Gary Peterson of Rock Urban Church in Grandville, Michigan Believe That Democrats Conspired to Murder George Floyd? Plus Gary Peterson’s Troubled Past

On July 5, 2020 Gary Peterson the pastor of The Rock Church in Grandville, Michigan showed the congregation a Q Anon conspiracy theory video. Q Anon is a discredited conspiracy theory that states that COVID-19 is an attempt to derail President Trump and that Democrats killed George Floyd in Minneapolis. In digging deeper this blog found some disturbing information about Gary Peterson allegedly engaging in embezzlement at Wellspring Church  also in the area. Furthermore there are additional allegations of Peterson having a sexual affair with a male intern at Wellspring. If there are more stories about Gary Peterson this blog is willing to tell them and provide a platform. Continue reading

How Harvest Bible Chapel Became a Business and Another Indicator of a Cult: Analysis of the Short Term Incentive Compensation Plan

In the Harvest financial audit there was some information about a program called the Short Term Incentive Compensation Plan. This was a bonus plan for James MacDonald and the Harvest XLT leadership. When you consider the gifting Harvest received over the years and campaigns such as 5G and Closer this blog believes that they were about getting a bonus for James MacDonald. When you lay the Short Term Incentive Compensation Program against what Dean Butters wrote about pastors designed to woo people into Harvest at times in their life in which they are vulnerable then you no longer have a business but also a cult.  Continue reading

Recalling When Trish Stern Pushed Rick Joyner. Plus Considering Joyner’s New Comments on Militias is Theo Williams’ Wooded Hills Outside Germantown, Wisconsin Preparing for the Next Civil War?

Rick Joyner on Jim Bakker’s television show called for Christians to arm themselves and prepare for the next Civil War. When I heard that I immediately thought of my former Third Wave Church in Milwaukee where Rick Joyner was pushed by Trish Sterns when I was a member. This post looks at Rick Joyner and asks the question, why was I involved in a cult?  Continue reading

#Youngerself. What Advice Would I Give Myself at 25?

Recently on Twitter there was a hastag of what you could tell yourself at the age of 25. Many people posted a lot of ideas they wish they could advise their younger self. This is my open letter to my younger self. This is coming from someone  in their 40’s. The basic theme of the letter? Dave, stay away from Evangelical Christianity. If you stay away you will spare yourself a lot of pain and trauma. This is what l would say to myself if l could. Continue reading

Dear Wooded Hills Church, l am Serving You My Divorce Papers

This is a letter of divorce to my former third wave evangelical church outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Known as Wooded Hills this is a church that is deeply charismatic, highly political, and very much toxic. In 2016 a number of people attacked me on social media and I realized that this is not the place that I thought it to be. This is a cult and a place to be avoided. This open letter explains a number of problems with Wooded Hills. Continue reading

The James MacDonald Cult of Personality and Why Harvest Bible Chapel Can Not be Reformed and Needs to Close

Mancow Muller in the Daily Herald referred to James MacDonald as being a personality cult. This is an article that looks at what a personality cult is. It also explains why Harvest Bible Chapel is the personality cult of James MacDonald and as such Harvest Bible Chapel can not be reformed or corrected. It is the belief of The Wondering Eagle that Harvest Bible Chapel needs to close. Let James MacDonald’s empire join the Soviet Union in the dust bin of history.  Continue reading

Can Evangelical Christians Stay Committed to Facts? Why Conspiracy Theories are Dangerous, Reckless and Uncalled For

This is a post that looks at evangelical Christian culture and conspiracy theories. This shows the harm that they do and asks the question if Christians who believe in conspiracy theories can be considered an unreached peoples group. This also explains how the harm from such theories affecting dark and disturbing situations in places like Harvest Bible Chapel and Sovereign Grace Churches.
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You are Loved! Examining Propaganda of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Harvest Bible Chapel

This post examines the propaganda of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Harvest Bible Chapel. This looks at thought reform and what came out in studies by Robert Lifton, and Margaret Singer in studying Korean prisoners of war. In the propaganda campaign of James MacDonald’s Harvest Bible Chapel this post looks at the top sayings or phrases of this totalitarian movement. James MacDonald would make a fine heir to Kim Jong Un in North Korea.
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