Brick Lane Community Church Joins The Gospel Coalition, and Challenging a Misleading Statement from Steve Estes Church

Brick Lane Community Church has exited the EFCA. Its statement in the local Elverson, Pennsylvania press was deceitful. It stated that they had to vote to separate from the EFCA and then align with the The Gospel Coalition. This post at The Wondering Eagle pushes back against that corrupt statement. After all in Eddie Cole’s Eastern District there are 15 EFCA churches involved in The Gospel Coalition. Plus it was learned that the most prolific pastors are Bill Kynes and Benjamin Vrbicek. The Wondering Eagle would like to ask, can Merle and Dave Stoltzfus and Steve Estes be honest?  Continue reading

A Sample Statement for Greg Strand and Eddie Cole on Steve Estes Community Evangelical Free Church in Elverson, Pennsylvania

This is a follow up post to what was written previously at The Wondering Eagle. This post is a sample statement of what the EFCA could possibly issue in regards to Steve Estes Community Evangelical Free Church. This post is written for Greg Strand and Eddie Cole. I sincerely hope a statement by the EFCA can be issued for the peace of Elverson, Pennsylvania.  Continue reading

Why the EFCA Should Plant a Church in Morgantown, Pennsylvania and Issue a Public Statement on Steve Estes Community Evangelical Free Church Situation in Elverson

As it appears that Community Evangelical Free Church in Elverson has exited the EFCA, the denomination should respond by planting a church in Morgantown, Pennsylvania for a multitude of reasons. Also its now time for Greg Strand, Eddie Cole and the EFCA to issue a statement and go on the record of what happened and how the denomination tried to work with Steve Estes and church leadership. In a post-truth era a solid statement will help the EFCA assert authority in a healthy and respectful way. Any statement needs to be a rebuke of what Community Evangelical Free Church did.   Continue reading

Posting the Question I Submitted to Bill Riedel at Redemption Hill (Washington, D.C. Acts 29) Asking if Bill Believes in Military Chaplains? Or out of Neo-Calvinist Theology Does he Reject the Concept of Military Chaplains?

This is a post of my question to Bill Riedel at Acts 29 Redemption Hill here in the Washington, D.C. area. After telling the story of Acts 29 Remnant in Richmond I questioned Bill and asked if he believes that military chaplains should exist. Or does he reject the concept out of his Neo-Calvinist theology.  Continue reading

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

D.C. Redemption Hill’s Ties to Remnant Church in Richmond. Does Acts 29/EFCA Pastor Bill Riedel Also Reject Military Chaplains? Finally How Would the EFCA Chaplaincy React to the EFCA Planting Acts 29 Churches That Do Not Believe Chaplains Should Exist?

The Acts 29 network rejects the concept of military chaplains. That is what happened at Bryan Laughlin’s Remnant Church in Richmond, Virginia. It resulted in a military chaplain candidate leaving  Acts 29 and going to another Baptist denomination to obtain his chaplain commission. Bill Riedel’s EFCA/Acts 29 Redemption Hill in Washington, D.C. appears to have a close relationship with Remnant Church. The Wondering Eagle would like to know if Bill Riedel also rejects military chaplains. Finally what does the EFCA chaplaincy think of this situation? After all if the EFCA is planting more Acts 29 churches can this undermine the talent pool for the EFCA Chaplaincy program? Or will the EFCA Chaplaincy program run the risk of being rejected altogether and losing support?  Continue reading

Steve Estes, Merle and David Stoltzfus Should Read Colbie Holderness’s Article in the Washington Post About Domestic Abuse

Colbie Holderness writes an article in the Washington Post about enduring abuse in her marriage to Rob Porter. After writing about Community Evangelical Free in Elverson for two years I just believe that Steve Estes as well as Merle and David Stoltzfus need to read about domestic abuse from the perspective of someone who survived.  Continue reading