EFCA, Please Learn from My Mistake

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

Analysis of The North Central District of the Evangelical Free Church of America

This is an overview of the North Central District of the EFCA. This post commences with The Wondering Eagle writing about the EFCA in Minnesota. In addition to looking at Brian Farone who is the district superintendent I look at some of the churches in the district. There are problems with Trinity City Church, Pine City Evangelical Free and Trinity Evangelical Free in Plainview. There are also some positive developments in the North Central District which are highlighted in this post.  Continue reading

How Should the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) be Viewed? Well it’s Complicated

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. 

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The EFCA and Acts 29, Looking at Ryan Kwon of Resonate Church in Fremont, California; Plus the Issues with James Walden’s Riverside Community Church

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

Hurricane Harvey Hits Houston, and How 15 Evangelical Free Churches and the National EFCA are Responding; Plus Some Guidance for the EFCA Concerning this Issue

Hurricane Harvey has hit Texas and is looking to become the costliest natural disaster in United States history. The EFCA has sprung into action in trying to help out, and amidst that 15 EFCA churches were affected by Harvey. This is an overview of how those 15 churches are reacting to the situation. Plus while I encourage people to give I am also asking for the money to be handled transparently, especially in the wake of other evangelical situations in recent history. But the EFCA will help Houston rise up and is honoring the Lord as they help out the “least of these.” 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