Why is the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) Silent on Larry Osborne’s Strong Support for Mark Driscoll and The Trinity Church? Does the EFCA Also Believe Women are Penis Homes?

On Sunday August 7, 2016 Mark Driscoll launched The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. This post is about one of Mark Driscoll’s strongest supporters both in Seattle and in Scottsdale. Larry Osborne is a prominent pastor in the Evangelical Free Church of America, (EFCA) and as its known this blog writes about this particular denomination. My question is this…why is the EFCA silent on Larry Osborne’s strong support for Mark Driscoll? This post looks at a corrupt and crude pastor and points out the difficulties and issues that arise due to Osborne’s association with Mark Driscoll and how that taints the EFCA.  Continue reading

Why Write about Church Corruption, Systemic and Systematic Issues? Lessons from the Creation of the National Park Service in 1916

The National Park Service turns 100 this month. Over a century ago a number of people had the vision, and drive to preserve national parks. They ran into difficulty, and went against the culture at the time. In time they convinced others that places like Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and others deserved protection. Religious bloggers are similar in that we love the church too much to keep it as is. We love the church and write and endure difficulty so that others will not. We write so that a person can attend an Evangelical Free Church or Southern Baptist Church in 2050 and worship in peace. Continue reading

A Wolf Rises in Phoenix: Mark Driscoll and The Trinity Church

On February 1, 2016 it was announced that Mark Driscoll is launching his church in Phoenix, Arizona. The name of the church is called The Trinity Church. While Robert Morris is supporting Driscoll the other supporters are disturbing. It includes men like Josh McDowell,  Ron Beers and others. This is Eagle’s thoughts on The Trinity Church and what we as a community need to do. We need to push back hard and challenge Mark Driscoll. If we keep one person out of The Trinity Church, that will be one less person writing on blogs such as “Trinity Church Refuge” when they launch. We must always remember Paul Petry and Bent Meyer in the process. Continue reading

Michelle Van Loon at Christianity Today on Blogging about Spiritual Abuse

Michelle Van Loon co-writes an article with Marlena Graves for Christianity Today on the power of blogging in dealing with spiritual abuse. I almost feel like Michelle and I have a shared past especially since we both had a presence in Wooded Hills Bible and Elmbrook. This is my reaction to her story and my encouragement to keep writing and keep discussing difficult topics. We need to discuss spiritual abuse, manipulation and bad theology as the Gospel must be contended for and the sheep need to be protected. Continue reading

My Contention that the Single Greatest Threat to the Gospel is Not a Supreme Court Decision on Gay Marriage; Instead Its Internal Corruption

Why the greatest threat to Christianity is not from gay marriage, instead its internal and comes from individuals like CJ Mahaney who allegedly covered up child sex abuse in Sovereign Grace Ministries. It also comes from individuals like John Piper and Al Mohler who stood by and supported CJ Mahaney against the largest lawsuit in evangelical history. This also explains why evangelicals need to pull the plank from their own eye before commenting and attacking the Supreme Court decision. This also explains why Eagle believes the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage will be good for American Christianity in the long run in separating the wheat from the chaff and hopefully bringing an end to the culture wars which have become a distraction from preaching the Gospel. Continue reading

How Dan Kellogg Failed as a Pastor and also Gold Creek Community Church, Greater Seattle, and Mark Driscoll – Simultaneously

In light of Matt Chandler’s profound apology to Karen Hinkley I wanted to write a post about the epic fail that Dan Kellogg committed in prostituting his pulpit to Mark Driscoll. This explains how Dan Kellogg failed as a Pastor. How he failed Gold Creek Community Church (GCCC), Mark Driscoll and greater Seattle all at the same time. This is also an analysis of Dan Kellogg’s communications and blog post. This is coarse due to quoting Mark Driscoll. I dedicate this to Van Rue who I understand used to attend GCCC. Continue reading