When Todd Phillips was at McLean Bible, Plus Some Additional Thoughts and Concerns About What David Platt Stated in his June 24, 2018 Sermon

What would have happened at McLean Bible if Todd Phillips stayed? Would the church have been theologically flipped? Plus there are additional concerns about David Platt’s sermon on June 24 that I need to raise. And I have to be honest, in the course of time as I keep finding and dealing with corruption wherever I go in evangelicalism, the truth of the matter is that I will probably pass out of it and be a nothing or an atheist in the course of time.  Continue reading

David Platt’s Talk on Elders Sounds Good, However it is Deeply Disturbing in Light of the Politics and Alleged Intervention of Mark Dever Behind the Scenes at McLean Bible. Plus Does the Standards of an Elder that Platt Preached Apply to Larry Cooper?

The Wondering Eagle is looking at David Platt’s sermon from June 24, 2018 about the qualifications for elder. While the sermon is good, it fails in light of what happened at McLean Bible from 2015 until 2017. The scheming and power plays allegedly by Dale Sutherland in church leadership which David Platt condemns are actually what brought him to power. Also worth asking are the qualifications for elder going to apply  to Larry Cooper? Or is their dishonesty allowed and okay in the “greater good” especially if it gave McLean Bible, David Platt?  Continue reading

Looking at Jon Smith’s OneU DC A College Ministry that Feeds into Redeemer Arlington

A look at a college ministry that feeds into Redeemer Arlington. We are looking at OneU DC which is founded by Jon Smith, and also has Moses Lee on staff. Jon Smith was a pastor at Covenant Life Church and was on staff when one of the fathers of two of Nate Morales sexual abuse victims contacted the church and alerted the pastoral staff that Morales was still a pastor in Nevada.  The Wondering Eagle would like to know what did Jon Smith know about Nate Morales and when did he know it? Did he contact the police? Or did he let a serial sexual predator off the hook by not calling law enforcement?  Continue reading

Were the Purged Staff at McLean Bible in 2016-2017 Required to Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements, and Thus Allegedly Silenced About Their Spiritual Abuse?

McLean Bible was theologically flipped in the 2016 to 2017 time frame. During that time at least 132 pastors and staff were purged and many were replaced by a number of Neo-Calvinists. One of the questions I have is the following. Were departing staff forced to sign a non disclosure agreement (NDA) to silence them and legally threaten them? Today’s post looks at the NDA as well as its role in Mars Hill in Seattle. If NDAs were used at McLean Bible The Wondering Eagle is requesting one that I can study.   Continue reading

An Open Letter to Garrett Kell (Lead Pastor of Del Ray Baptist)

An open letter to Del Ray Baptist’s Lead Pastor on his effort to try and get Mike Pence canceled from the SBC meeting. The Wondering Eagle is encouraged by Garrett’s efforts in this area. This post is a reflection on the issues of mixing politics and faith. At the same time this also is a reflection on the problem of tribalism which is also an issue in 9 Marks. Continue reading

Mike Pence Speaks to the Southern Baptists in Dallas, While Garrett Kell Expresses His Concern, and For Some Southern Baptists Faith is Not About God, but Instead a Political Party

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) had their regular meeting in Dallas, Texas. And in an incredibly embarrassing move the SBC had Mike Pence speak. The controversial Vice President turned the opportunity into a political speech about Donald Trump.  If I were a SBC pastor I would be deeply embarrassed to be affiliated with the SBC. Today’s post looks at how Garrett Kell from Del Ray Baptist here in the D.C. area tried to get Pence canceled. Plus John Fea offered some great analysis on the situation. Finally from my perspective I am arriving at the conclusion that for many evangelicals faith is not about following God, instead its a political party where “faith” is just a means to an end.  Continue reading