On April 30, 2018 Eric Saunders who leads McLean Bible Arlington gave a deeply disturbing talk about church membership. As McLean Bible continues to move in the direction of 9 Marks this post examines Eric’s talk in the perspective of what has happened at McLean in a theological coup. Does Eric’s talk about membership, unity, and more hold up in light of what happened because of a cabal between Dale Sutherland and Mark Dever? Does this play out in light of Eric Saunders action, especially as he was a part of the coup? Continue reading
Someone from the western United States emailed me and asked what are the problems in the EFCA? They are new to the organization and are trying to figure it out. I decided to tackle their question and give an overview of my thoughts about the EFCA from the 10,000 foot level. The EFCA has some great people, churches and leaders. However, it also has serious challenges inside the organization. This post from The Wondering Eagle looks at the EFCA from a broad perspective and offers analysis on the organization.
This post looks at the community group program at Acts 29 Redeemer Arlington, and its vision by Jordan Kauflin. Jordan penned an article for the church blog. The timing of the article is especially dark as it was published a day after I endured a false accusation from a community group leader who was evangelizing me and trying to get me involved in this former Sovereign Grace Ministries church. Finally in the spirit of Emma Gonzalez from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School The Wondering Eagle calls B.S. on Redeemer Arlington. Continue reading
Brick Lane Community Church has exited the EFCA. Its statement in the local Elverson, Pennsylvania press was deceitful. It stated that they had to vote to separate from the EFCA and then align with the The Gospel Coalition. This post at The Wondering Eagle pushes back against that corrupt statement. After all in Eddie Cole’s Eastern District there are 15 EFCA churches involved in The Gospel Coalition. Plus it was learned that the most prolific pastors are Bill Kynes and Benjamin Vrbicek. The Wondering Eagle would like to ask, can Merle and Dave Stoltzfus and Steve Estes be honest? Continue reading
A guest post by Karen Garst who blogs as the Faithless Feminist. This post looks at a chapter in Karen’s “Women v Religion: The Case Against Faith — and for Freedom.” This post deals with an essay by Candace Gorham that deals with the topic of shame from religion. The Wondering Eagle is excited about this book and hope that others will pick it up when it is released as a paperback on June 1, 2018. Continue reading
This post looks at the 9 Marks network and asks as to why 9 Marks is silent on the Rachael Denhollander claims about the child sex abuse cover up inside C.J. Mahaney’s Sovereign Grace. Where do people like Nick Roark of Franconia Baptist or Mike McKinley of Sterling Park Baptist fall on this issue? Continue reading
T4G for 2018 kicks off in Louisville, Kentucky. This article reviews T4G for 2018 and some of the panels and sessions. Plus on the eve of T4G Garrett Kell promoted an older article that he wrote about how Jesus should not be photobombed. While I believe the pastor from Del Rey Baptist means well, the challenges from the SGM scandal have hung over T4G for some time. Plus I also write about a personal conversation I had with an EFCA pastor who attended T4G. The experience ultimately turned him off to Neo-Calvinism and the celebrity pastor movement. Continue reading