Do You Want to Write? I Would like to Build a Diverse Independent Team that Can Write The Wondering Eagle

The Wondering Eagle would like to transition from a one person blog to a team that can write about a number of issues. Those issues include atheism, doubt, Neo-Calvinism, the EFCA, Mark Dever’s Capitol Hill Baptist Church and issues in evangelicalism. I would like to bring on a diverse set of people in time who would have freedom to publish what is on their mind. If you are interested please drop me a note and let’s figure out a way forward.  Continue reading

Can David Platt Successfully Lead the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board and Simultaneously be the Teaching Pastor of McLean Bible Church?

The Wondering Eagle has a question…can David Platt successfully lead the SBC’s IMB and also be the Teaching Pastor of McLean Bible here in the Washington, D.C. area? This article overlooks the challenges the IMB has dealt with as well as the problems McLean Bible is also going to face by having a celebrity pastor. Plus what is the trajectory for McLean Bible? Is 9 marks next?  Continue reading

Cool Community Church on What a “Healthy Member” is in a Neo-Calvinist Church; However Drew Buell Forgot One Aspect as “Sound Doctrine” Means Teaching an Individual Why Rape and Sexual Assault is a Problem in the Military

A look at a post from Drew Buell’s blog on what it means to be a healthy member of a church. This comes from the senior pastor at Cool Community Church in Cool, California and it is indeed quite flawed. I look at the issues with what Drew is teaching and recall a situation of how someone I once knew from a Neo-Calvinist church here in the Washington, D.C. area advocated the same thing from Sovereign Grace, and was a “healthy member” who also taught me why rape and sexual assault is a problem in the military.  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Andrew Hoffman (Multiplication Catalyst for ECFA’s Western District on Why Its Time to Admit that the Neo-Calvinist Movement Has Failed…)

An open letter to the Multiplication Catalyst of The Western District. Andrew Hoffman who is involved in The Gospel Coalition of the Bay Area gets a frank letter on why the Neo-Calvinist movement is a failure, and why its run its course. From Mark Driscoll talking about the Biblical basis of blowjobs, to C.J. Mahaney’s SGM scandal and allegations of covering up child sex abuse, to D.A. Carson attacking a rape victim; to my brush with Eric Simmons Redeemer Arlington. The days of The Gospel Coalition and the Neo-Calvinist movement are over. Its time to admit that it has failed and move forward.  Continue reading

As Hurricane Harvey Aims at Houston Jaron Jones of Shine Bible Fellowship Gets It; How Many Evangelical Pastors Fail to Address Situations in their Midst

As Hurricane Harvey is hitting Houston, Texas Jaron Jones of Shine Bible Fellowship in Cypress, Texas encourages and soothes his church by teaching the 91st Psalm about how God is a shelter in the storm. This is an EFCA pastor who gets it, and its my hope that the EFCA would have more Jaron Jones in its network.  Continue reading

Is Brandywine Valley Baptist Church in Wilmington, Delaware in the Early Stages of Being Theologically Hijacked and Made a 9 Marks Franchise?

A historical look at the hijacking of the Achille Lauro in October of 1985. The hijacking of the Achille Lauro provides lessons as we look at Brandwine Valley Baptist Church in Wilmington, Delaware which appears to be in the early stages of a theological hijacking by Nate Keeler. This church which appears to be in the elementary stages of going 9 Marks is profoundly troubling. This post is a warning to people in Brandywine and those in the Wilmington area that its time to leave or stay away from Nate Keeler’s church.  Continue reading