One of the issues inside the EFCA is that of the Neo or New Calvinists. Calvinism had led to a lot of division over the course of time. Recently one person who saw their church affected by Calvinism had an email exchange with Greg Strand on the topic. After I read it I asked for permission to publish it to this blog.
The EFCA needs to start to have a discussion about spiritual abuse. From EFCA One, to blog posts and district conferences its time for the national EFCA to begin to discuss spiritual abuse. Inside the denomination there is one individual who should lead the discussion and guide it. John Secrest is an EFCA pastor who went through the dark Harvest Bible Chapel scandal, and yet he’s the perfect candidate to lead the EFCA in a discussion about spiritual abuse. Continue reading
The Western District of the EFCA is supporting a new Acts 29 plant in NE San Francisco. Called The Porch this church is led by Jon Brackett. This blog is disappointed that the EFCA will continue to plant Acts 29 churches especially in light of the problems that came from Mars Hill, The Village Church which had massive problems with spiritual abuse. This blog is writing more about problems with Acts 29 in the EFCA. Does the EFCA take spiritual abuse seriously? Continue reading
Harbor Hawaii with its main location in Honolulu has two other locations and is both an Evangelical Free and an Acts 29 church. This church was very aggressive on Twitter and blocked quickly. This post is an analysis of the culture of Acts 29 Harbor Hawaii Church which has Matt Dirks as its pastor for preaching and leadership. Those looking for a church in Hawaii and Oahu should stay away from Matt Dirks place of worship. Continue reading
EFCA SE District Superintendent inspired upon President Kevin Kompelien that the District Superintendents visit The Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. As a result the EFCA leadership visited the museum and memorial to lynching victims in March of 2019. In a series of blog posts by both Kevin Kompelien and other EFCA leaders and personalities they reflect on the experience and the challenges that racial injustice poses today and how it needs to be dealt with. This ends with some suggestions for the EFCA on this topic. Continue reading
This is a blog post looking at how two different churches handled the issue of sexual abuse. One is Mark Mullery’s Redeeming Grace Church (formerly Sovereign Grace Fairfax) here in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. and the other is the EFCA’s Salem Church in Staten Island, New York as led by John Welborn. Due to how Salem handled a difficult situation well, its this blog’s hope that the EFCA in Minneapolis will study the Salem incident in a white paper to help the greater EFCA organization. Continue reading
A 26 year old volunteer at the EFCA’s Salem Church in Staten Island, New York is alleged to have abused a 12 year old. Salem under the leadership of John Welborn acted decisively. This post is about what transpired, and how the church responded to the allegation. This blog which writes about dark subjects is impressed with the quick and proper handling of this difficult situation. Continue reading