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

Reflecting on Christian Nationalism in Evangelical Christianity and Being Caught Flat Footed in its 2016 Resurgence

This post is a reflection on Christian nationalism from 1999 until 2018. How it evolved over the years before surging in 2016 and catching me flat footed. Christian nationalism is deeply divisive and causes unnecessary conflict.  After coming back to the church it became one of the issues to drive me away from it. Why did Christian nationalism flare up to such an extreme version in 2016? This post attempts to answer that question toward the end. Continue reading

Mars Hill Reality in Centreville, Virginia Touts Fairfax Community Church. Will Cognitive Dissonance Hit When Edward Lui Learns About the Spiritual Abuse Issues?

A real estate company based out of Centreville, Virginia touts Fairfax Community Church as it tries to sell houses and rent properties nearby in Fairfax. What will Edward Lui do when he realizes his company is promoting a church that hires a violent sex offender on the Virginia sex offender registry? Or when Edward learns of the abuse and spiritual problems that are stemming from Rod Stafford’s church? Continue reading