What Todd Nathan of the Evangelical Free Church of Blairstown, New Jersey Communicated to His Congregation About COVID-19 and Some Brief Thoughts

Todd Nathan of the Evangelical Free Church of Blairstown, New Jersey posted on Facebook how the church would respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. His words of love and care for the community ring empty in light of the spiritual abuse that took place against a large number of people who once called Blairstown home. Plus I have one question that is gnawing at me. Could the pastor at Blairstown during a pandemic that is highly contagious  possibly increase the likelihood of transmitting a communicable disease by staying with a family in New Jersey and traveling from Pennsylvania? Continue reading

Benjamin Vrbicek of Community Evangelical Free in Harrisburg Reflects on COVID-19 and Observing His Young Son Dealing with Swine Flu in St. Louis, Missouri in 2009

Benjamin Vrbick of Community Evangelical Free Church of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania writes about being a pastor as COVID-19 impacts life. In a moving blog post he recalls dealing with swine flu in 2009 when his young son contacted the illness while he lived in St. Louis, Missouri.  Continue reading

Benjamin Vrbicek of Community Evangelical Free of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is the First Amillennial Pastor Ordained in the National EFCA

Benjamin Vrbicek was ordained in a special service at Community Evangelical Free Church of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on January 19, 2020. Benjamin has the historical distinction of being the first amillennial pastor ordained nationally since the EFCA dropped its statement on premillennialism at EFCA One in 2019. This blog wanted to document these events and wish Benjamin and Community Evangelical Free Church of Harrisburg well.  Continue reading

USA Today Reports on a Dark Story That Highlights the Issue of Sexual Abuse at a Southern Baptist Church Outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

A very dark story that details why sexual abuse is a problem inside the Southern Baptist Convention emerges outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A Baptist Church in Camp Hill employs a convicted molester and the church keeps the information from the congregation. This is a hard read but a necessary one.  Continue reading