Marshall Segal From Desiring God: Is My Reformed Theology Sick? Some Thoughts from a Non Neo-Calvinist

Marshall Segal from Desiring God not long ago wrote a post about asking if your reformed theology is sick. In a brief post he writes about how important it is to have good theology and to pray more. Then he ties it up with talking about learning to love. Thinking of his article in the context of Neo-Calvinist culture raises many thoughts which I explore in this post.  Continue reading

The Sutherland Springs Massacre and a Recent Post by Marshall Segal at Desiring God about God Causing Pain. Did God bring about the Shooting in Texas? Is God the Source of Evil?

A recent post at Desiring God Ministries caught my attention. The post by Marshall Segal dealt with how God causes pain. I layer that post over the recent shootings at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas to ask the following questions. Did God bring this shooting about because members of First Baptist were in sin? Was this God’s effort to get people to repent and return to him? Was Devin Patrick Kelly serving the Lord when he went on a massacre? This post illustrates how Neo-Calvinism makes the problem of evil worse and why atheism can be healthier in many situations.  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

An Open Letter to Andrew Hoffman (Multiplication Catalyst for ECFA’s Western District on Why Its Time to Admit that the Neo-Calvinist Movement Has Failed…)

An open letter to the Multiplication Catalyst of The Western District. Andrew Hoffman who is involved in The Gospel Coalition of the Bay Area gets a frank letter on why the Neo-Calvinist movement is a failure, and why its run its course. From Mark Driscoll talking about the Biblical basis of blowjobs, to C.J. Mahaney’s SGM scandal and allegations of covering up child sex abuse, to D.A. Carson attacking a rape victim; to my brush with Eric Simmons Redeemer Arlington. The days of The Gospel Coalition and the Neo-Calvinist movement are over. Its time to admit that it has failed and move forward.  Continue reading

First Free Church in Onalaska, Wisconsin Wants You to Share Your Story: Here is Mine, From Mormonism to a Brush with Jordan Kauflin’s Redeemer Arlington and Sovereign Grace

First Free Church which is led by Shane Holden in Onalaska, Wisconsin has a feature on their webpage. They are asking you to tell your story. I have agreed and that is what this post is about. This is my condensed story which shows my history, my exploration of Mormonism in college, time in Crusade, the Evangelical Free, a Third Wave church outside Milwaukee and the dark season of being unsuccessfully recruited to a Sovereign Grace church plant and the false accusation I endured. Part of my story is learning why rape and sexual assault is a problem in the military from an Air Force officer who drunk the John Piper, and Mark Driscoll Kool-Aid. The story played on into my Mom’s illness which resulted in her death.  Continue reading

From Strange Bedfellows to Strange Fire: What is the Relationship Between John MacArthur and C.J. Mahaney?

This is an examination of the relationship between John MacArthur and C.J. Mahaney. This looks at all the times Mahaney preached at Resolved. Plus there is a question that must be asked..did John MacArthur or Grace to You receive large financial gifts from C.J. Mahaney or Sovereign Grace? It is well within reason to ask that given how Mahaney gave money to other individuals or organizations allegedly to influence. This also looks at how MacArthur treated Mark Driscoll vs. C.J. Mahaney.  Continue reading

Tony Reinke of Desiring God Wants to Teach You how to Navigate Super Bowl Commercials; Plus Sovereign Grace and the Super Bowl

Tony Reinke of Desiring God wrote an article about navigating Super Bowl commercials prior to the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcon match. This looks at the issues being raised by Tony Reinke’s article. Plus this also looks at issues between Sovereign Grace and the Super Bowl. I wanted to do this article for the Super Bowl but other issues popped up, but I still want to review this issue from Desiring God. Continue reading

How can John Piper be Correct on Donald Trump Being UnQualified for the Presidency, and Yet Believe C.J. Mahaney is Fit to Lead?

On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration John Piper writes a penetrating article at Desiring God on how the new President is unqualified to lead. He points out his lack of leadership, his scandalous past that he drags with him into the White House among other issues. Yet there is a problem with John Piper’s article. How can he be spot on about Donald Trump and yet still defend C.J. Mahaney and say he is qualified to lead when he doesn’t met the qualifications of elder? This is going to be a rare time here at The Wondering Eagle where I look at both issues and also state that John Piper has a lot of truth in regards to the 45th President. Continue reading