Why did John Barber Leave Community Evangelical Free Church in Elverson, Pennsylvania?

In late October John Barber resigned from Community Evangelical Free Church in Elverson, Pennsylvania. The question The Wondering Eagle has is why? Given the history that John Barber has with Steve Estes why did he leave? Was there a massive falling out with Merle Stoltzfus? Or can CEFC no longer afford to pay John’s salary?  Continue reading

The Dangerous Biblical Counseling Program at Pleasanton Evangelical Free in Pleasanton, Nebraska; The Wondering Eagle Would Like to Know Can this Program Leave Someone Dead?

Looking at the Biblical Counseling program at Chris Boucher’s Pleasanton Evangelical Free Church in Pleasanton, Nebraska. The Wondering Eagle believes this is a dangerous program that could result in exacerbating someone’s mental health situation, or possibly in someone’s death. Its time for the modern evangelical church to reject Jay Adams and Biblical Counseling and embrace psychiatry, psychology and science.  Continue reading

Do You Want to Write? I Would like to Build a Diverse Independent Team that Can Write The Wondering Eagle

The Wondering Eagle would like to transition from a one person blog to a team that can write about a number of issues. Those issues include atheism, doubt, Neo-Calvinism, the EFCA, Mark Dever’s Capitol Hill Baptist Church and issues in evangelicalism. I would like to bring on a diverse set of people in time who would have freedom to publish what is on their mind. If you are interested please drop me a note and let’s figure out a way forward.  Continue reading

Evangelical Free Church of Salt Lake City, Utah…Trading the Gospel of Joseph Smith for the Gospel of Jonathan Leeman?

Today The Wondering Eagle is looking at the Evangelical Free Church of Salt Lake City, Utah. This hard core Neo-Calvinist church is in the 9 Marks network. My question is does Steve Clark understand Mormon culture? Why would a person leave Mormonism only to get involved in a 9 Marks church and then face “church discipline” and be shunned a second time? Steve Clark’s church is one that The Wondering Eagle hopes it can close in the course of time. The EFCA should be embarrassed that in ground zero of Mormonism, this is the church that represents the denomination.  Continue reading

What Kind of Church will Elverson’s Community Evangelical Free Become if it Breaks Away from the EFCA?

This is a brief post asking the following question. If Steve Estes Community Evangelical Free Church breaks away from the EFCA, what kind of church will it become? There are at least three possibilities that this post explores. Plus some thoughts on authority which this church demands from its members, but in the end when the EFCA finds this church in error, Steve Estes and the leadership will not respect the EFCA’s authority. Continue reading

An Email Exchange with Bryan Loritts in March of 2013 Helps Shine Light on the Alleged Cover Up of Rick Trotter’s Voyeurism in Fellowship Memphis

This post about Fellowship Memphis highlights an email exchange between me and Bryan Loritts in 2013. One of the questions I have is this…in light of the extremely disturbing allegations against Rick Trotter is the reason why Bryan Loritts wouldn’t speak out about individuals like C.J. Mahaney allegedly covering up child sex abuse because Bryan Loritts was involved in an alleged cover up of Rick Trotter’s deviant allegations at Fellowship Memphis? Also a list of gaps and questions I hope I can get answers for in the course of time. Continue reading

Community Evangelical Free Church Update: Should Christians Respond to David Powlison’s Fundraising Campaign in Light of how CCEF Treated an Alleged Domestic Abuse Victim? Plus a Congregation Meeting and Brock Estes Proudly Displays his Gun Collection on Facebook

An update on Community Evangelical Free Church in Elverson, Pennsylvania. David Powlison is raising funds for CCEF.  Should Christians give to CCEF in light of how they treated an alleged domestic abuse victim? Also a brief overview of the congregational meeting that occurred on June 13, 2016. Plus on Facebook the most repentant man Steve Estes ever saw proudly displayed his gun collection. My question is this…was the gun that Brock allegedly pulled on his wife on display within the photo? Plus is Police Officer Ryan Smith also going to come take the gun from him a second time?  
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What do David Powlison, Cecilia Bernhardt and Christian Counseling and Education Foundation Believe on Domestic Abuse? Why is Julie Lowe and CCEF Holding an Abuse Event at a Church that Excommunicated an Alleged Rape and Domestic Abuse Victim?

This post looks at Christian Counseling and Education Foundation and asks…what is their policy on domestic abuse, especially in situations where a person’s life is threatened? What is the business relationship between David Powlison and Steve Estes? Plus where does Kathy Eberly stand in this situation? Community Evangelical Free is holding an event on abuse on May 6, 2016 which is going to be led by Julie Lowe. I find it sickening and perverse that a church that disciplined an alleged rape victim who was almost killed is holding a conference on abuse. Continue reading

My Trip to Elverson, Pennsylvania; and my Visit to Community Evangelical Free Church


This is a quick report on my weekend in Elverson/Morgantown Pennsylvania. I met with a few people formerly involved in Community Evangelical Free Church, and a current member. I have other members who have contacted me asking questions. I attended Community for church on Sunday morning where I afterward introduced myself to Al Kimball and explained that I was the blogger writing about the situation with Brock Estes. Since Community drove an alleged domestic abuse victim out of town, I drove up to Elverson from Washington, D.C. and for the day drove the Senior Pastor and the Stoltzfus family out of CEFC. The score is now Steve Estes 1 and Hurit 1. Continue reading