EFCA’s Bob Rowley Likes a Deeply Controversial Tweet from President Trump on Twitter. In Light of the Upcoming EFCA Theology Conference Does the EFCA District Superintendent of the Texas and Oklahoma District Comprehend Racism?

This post looks at a controversial, and racially charged tweet from Donald Trump that the EFCA Texas and Oklahoma District Superintendent liked on Twitter. The Wondering Eagle would like to know, does Bob Rowley comprehend racism? Can he understand what he liked? This shows why the upcoming EFCA theology conference, The Gospel, Compassion and Justice is needed and will help the denomination.  Continue reading

EFCA’s Upcoming Theological Conference: The Gospel, Compassion and Justice. A Review of the Speakers and Some Personal Thoughts

A review of the upcoming EFCA theology conference in Garden Ridge, Texas that deals with racism, racial reconciliation and immigration. Today’s post at The Wondering Eagle reviews the speakers. This also contains my thoughts on the national theology conference which I believe is held once a year.  Continue reading

The Wondering Eagle’s Response to Jeff Loven’s Sermon, Plus the Responsibility Churches Such as The Bridge Fresno Have to Address Issues Inside the Greater EFCA

The Wondering Eagle visited The Bridge Fresno on Sunday December 31, 2017. This is my response to Jeff Loven’s sermon. In addition its time for churches like The Bridge Fresno to start to push back on issues that are hurting the national EFCA. In this post I raise the issue of D.A. Carson from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School who defended C.J. Mahaney by attacking a rape victim in a statement from The Gospel Coalition. Churches like The Bridge Fresno need to speak out and challenge the denomination leadership on acts of injustice. The days of being indifferent are now over. If churches like The Bridge stay silent on difficult issues then they are duplicating the behavior of the Jewish Priest who walks by the wounded Jewish man in the story of The Good Samaritan.  Continue reading

The Wondering Eagle for 2017, The Year in Review, My Assessment and What is Coming in 2018

This is the final post at The Wondering Eagle for 2017. In a year filled with pain and loss I wrote 300 posts about the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA), Neo-Calvinism, The Gospel Coalition, 9 Marks, Redeemer Arlington, and also atheism and secular humanism. This is an overview of the top posts and my personal favorites. Also I discuss what is coming in 2018. In January The Wondering Eagle is going to look at a dark Acts 29 situation in the United States. Continue reading

Jessica Cole on the Vital Role Women Play in the Church (EFCA Eastern District Conference)

A response to Jessica Cole’s talk as given at the Eastern District Conference at Faith Church in October of 2017. The wife of the Eastern District Superintendent spoke about the vital role women can play in the church.  This professional talk is going to run into problems especially as the EFCA is struggling with Neo-Calvinism. This post is a response to that talk in line with the other post I penned about the Eastern District Conference. Continue reading

Proposed Changes at EFCA One in Austin, Texas: Changing the Statement of Faith on Premillennialism, and is Academic Freedom Being Threatened at Trinity International University?

At the EFCA One Conference in Austin, Texas there are two resolutions before the EFCA to consider. One removes premillenial from the EFCA statement of faith and is viewed as good by The Wondering Eagle. This will be voted on I believe in 2019.  The second deals with proposed amendment to the church’s Trinity International University’s bylaws. The Wondering Eagle is deeply concerned about this resolution threatening academic freedom at Trinity.  Continue reading

What the EFCA Wanted Steve Estes’s Community Evangelical Free Church to do to Rectify a Difficult Situation

A brief post before Community Evangelical Free’s Spring Congregational meeting on June 12, 2017. There they are supposed to vote on separation from the EFCA. This addresses some of the issues that are being told by the CEFC leadership. Plus this also gives the EFCA’s view on the situation and how the leadership of Steve Estes and the Stoltszufs have rebuffed  and rejected the EFCA’s wishes and counsel.  Continue reading