Fairfax Church Is Offering to Help you Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19. While This Blog Supports Vaccination it Remains Concerned About Rod Stafford’s Intentions

Fairfax Church is helping people get vaccinated against COVID-19. While this blog supports vaccination and wants people to get vaccinated, its concerned about the intentions of Rod Stafford’s organization. Cults, unhealthy religious organizations or ministries often take advantage of people in times of suffering or stress and exploit their emotions. That is what this blog is afraid of given the authoritarianism of this Church of God in Anderson – Indiana church.  Continue reading

“Why is Sex Such a Huge Deal For You Guys?”

The other day I listened to a podcast and the question came up to an evangelical from a mainstream Protestant and former Catholic. The question is why is sex such a huge deal for you guys? The question drew me back to my false accusation mess. I observed how a member of Jordan Kauflin or Eric Simmons Redeemer Arlington was so focused on avoiding sexual sin, but other situations such as the false accusation I endured were not sinful. The hyper focus on sexual sin makes evangelicalism toxic as people end up downplaying other sin. I hope this post makes sense as I have been working on it for a day now.  Continue reading

Learning to Hate Yourself. A Reflection on the Forever War Against Lust and Pornography Among Men in Evangelical Culture and the Destroyed Lives Left Behind

The New York Times has been writing about the profile of the Atlanta shooter and his “sexual addiction” battles against pornography and lust. Anyone who spent time in evangelicalism will identify with his purity battles that he dealt with.  In the “forever war” against pornography the battle with lust is long, exhausting and soul crushing.  Males inside evangelicalism realize that they often can’t win. And they are also caught in the dilemma of wanting to date but fearing of becoming sexually active while they do. Accountability is often a means of control and a weapon used by people in ministry. The culture against porn often uses fear and warns that if you look at pornography you too will become just like Ted Bundy and a serial killer hunting women down out of compulsion. Its known as the “forever war” and in evangelicalism it leads to PTSD, anxiety and other issues. Continue reading

How Q Anon Resulted in Pastor Jared Stacy to Leave Spotswood Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia

A stunning article appears in NPR and reveals how Q Anon is affecting a Southern Baptist congregation outside Washington, D.C. A youth pastor quits and leaves when his ministry is struggling with teaching faith as elders and church leaders allegedly instruct their children that Democrats practice pedophilia and other conspiracy theories. This post is about Spotswood Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Continue reading

The January 6, 2021 Attempted Coup in Washington, D.C. Highlights the Danger of Christian Nationalism

In my backyard of Washington, D.C. a coup attempt took place by Trump supporters. In the violence a women was killed and the United States capitol was invaded for the first time since the British did so in 1814. What happened today was building for a while. And it could not have happened without the encouragement and enabling of the Christian nationalists from 2016 until now. This is a blunt post, written out of anger, and if you can’t handle profanity. Don’t read and don’t complain. Today showed the reason why Christian nationalism needs to be written about. Continue reading

#WonderingEagleEffect Introducing The Wondering Eagle Effect. How Has This Blog Influenced Policy?

This is a post that I have been avoiding for a while. After discussing this with others I have decided to write a post about how this blog has been effective. From the EFCA, to churches in the Washington, D.C. area and in the greater United States this is a look at how has this blog influenced churches and people. This blog is introducing a new description. Its called the #WonderingEagleEffect Continue reading

Ravi Zacharias Sexual Misconduct is Confirmed and Considering the Cognitive Dissonance Issue Among Evangelical Christians

The board hired by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries confirms that Ravi Zacharias engaged in sexual misconduct. The report by Martin & Miller is posted on journalist Julie Roys website right before Christmas. This is a post reflecting on a Zacharias event in Milwaukee in 2000 hosted by Steve Mayer and prayed over by Paul Coldagelli. Cognitive dissonance is a major issue in American evangelicalism and it makes the movement toxic. The writer of this blog has had to deal with it regularly from evangelicals when he was one. How are evangelicals going to react to the claim that Ravi Zacharias misled and deceived people? Many evangelicals are going to be in denial and stick their head in the sand. Its all that many evangelicals can do.  Continue reading

Fairfax Community Church Financial Giving Campaign Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic Shows Rod Stafford’s Blatant Greed

For Giving Tuesday Rod Stafford’s Fairfax Community Church did a financial campaign that this blog views as highly manipulative. In a fourteen hour period the church pressured people to give money to the church and did so in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. This church has long been abusive through their financial campaigns and been greedy. Its reflective of Rod Stafford, a pastor known for his greed and who this blog is going to refer to as the Steven Furtick of the Washington., D.C. area.  Continue reading

Bob Good, Denier of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Why Liberty University is Toxic for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Liberty University is having its first alumnus being seated in the 117th Congress. Bob Good will represent the 5th Congressional district in Virginia.  Good is known for his culture warrior beliefs. He is also an avid COVID-19 pandemic denier who attacks people for wearing masks and encourages others to reject them. Individuals like Bob Good highlight why Liberty University is toxic for Virginia.  In the end this blog really sees no difference between Liberty in Lynchburg and a radical Islamic madrassa on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border that trains suicide bombers. Both are about practicing jihad in their own way. Continue reading

How Crossway Fellowship in Manassas, Virginia is Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This post is a look at the EFCA’s Crossway Fellowship in Manassas, Virginia and how they are reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been meeting in person and following health guidelines. But as I study the communication from Crossway there is one concern that I detect. This post is not meant to be difficult but its the perspective from an outsider. Continue reading