The week of December 19, 2019 through December 26, 2019 was quite dramatic. In it a fracture appeared in the Evangelical Christian culture in the United States after Donald Trump’s impeachment by the House of Representatives. The “court evangelicals” who are known for defending President Trump were caught off guard and the moderates who reject Christian nationalism pushed back. In the 1950’s when Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy created chaos with his investigations of imagined communists, it was an attorney for the United States Army that boldly asked him if he had any decency. Did we witness that moment of the fight for decency in the Christianity Today editorial? This post is a narrative of what happened in a week and what it could mean for evangelical culture. Continue reading
The EFCA One conference is being held in Chicago in June of 2019. One of the key speaker/teachers/trainers is Ed Stetzer. Yes that Ed Stetzer who doesn’t know what ethics is. The same Stetzer who accepted gifts from James MacDonald while writing about him for Christianity Today. The same Ed Stetzer that has tried to silence people from the Harvest Bible Chapel scandal. The Wondering Eagle wants to raise the question, why is the EFCA tone deaf to scandals in evangelicalism? Do they care about the Christian faith and the Gospel? Continue reading
The Wondering Eagle was blocked on Twitter by Mark Driscoll’s The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. All it took was two hours. This post is a Twitter feed of how it happened. All I asked is when is Driscoll going to preach on oral sex at The Trinity Church like he did at Destiny Church Edinburgh in 2007. Continue reading
The Sojourn movement broke away from the Acts 29 movement when Mars Hill Seattle under Mark Driscoll was in the process of implosion. It started out of Sojourn Community Church in Louisville under the leadership of Daniel Montgomery and Mike Cosper. A few years later the Sojourn Network was started and Brian Howard was its first director. The Sojourn Network is deeply influenced by C.J. Mahaney’s Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM). Dave Harvey came to Sojourn after his long history with SGM. This is a network that is growing in the United States and due to its roots and influence by SGM, also a network of concern. Continue reading
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
The Evangelical Free District Superintendent for the Eastern District Eddie Cole writes a solid article for Christianity Today. The article is about sharing the Gospel with those who are young who do not think of death. This post looks at some of the issues in the modern evangelical church when it comes to death. After all I have attended three funerals in the time span of about a month. Continue reading
This is the analysis of the Texas and Oklahoma District of the Evangelical Free Church of America as its led by Bob Rowley. It has 65 churches in it, with the overwhelming number being in Texas. This post now brings me to also begin to write about this district.