Mass shootings are sadly becoming more frequent in our society. I have interacted with people affected by Columbine and the Navy Yard Shooting. One of the most vulnerable places for a shooting is a church. And the Eastern District of the EFCA is promoting an event that takes place at Faith Church in Allentown, Pennsylvania on June 19, 2019 that asks the question. What do you do in an active shooter situation? This is a solid event that people should attend. 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
An open letter to Greg Strand. This is encouraging the EFCA to address the issue of D.A. Carson attacking a sexual assault victim in support of C.J. Mahaney. Its time for the EFCA to act and do the right thing. After all Al Mohler of the Southern Baptists has recanted and addressed the issue. Why is the EFCA staying silent?
The Wondering Eagle visited the Evangelical Free Church of Blairstown in early March of 2019. This is my observation and what I experienced at Blairstown. This is a congregation that has lost a large number of members. The large number of vacant seats hints that something occurred. And yet if I did not know the history I would not likely have picked up on the issues at Todd Nathan’s church. Continue reading
On February 6, 2019 the EFCA is holding their next theology conference at Trinity International University. The conference lasts for three days and the theme is The Doctrine of Creation. This post is a review of the theology conference and its speakers. Continue reading
On August 26, 2018 this blog made an error about D.A. Carson and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. This post is a follow up explaining what happened and how that error occurred. In addition I also use this mistake to teach the EFCA how to respond to errors that will happen inside the denomination. My hope is that the EFCA will learn from my mistake and become a better organization in time. Continue reading
A brief post that is a recommended read from the national EFCA blog. Its an interview with Greg Strand and Alejandro Mandes who reflects on the national theological conference that took place in Texas earlier this year. 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 is a brief post where I compile all the talks from the most recent EFCA theology conference which took place in Garden Ridge, Texas from January 31, 2018 to February 2, 2018. Continue reading
A look at the relationship between Acts 29 and the EFCA. This post has an incomplete list of the known Acts 29 churches in the EFCA denomination. This also looks at the point man between the EFCA and Acts 29, Ryan Kwon. Ryan is on the Board of the Acts 29 network and the only EFCA pastor to do so. Also can a church straddle both the EFCA and Acts 29 denominations? Matt Boedy’s story of James Walden’s Riverside Community Church stands as a stark warning to stay away from Acts 29 churches in the EFCA. Continue reading