EFCA Pastors: If You Want to Write a High Impact Blog to Reach People You Should Consider Benjamin Vrbicek’s Fan and Flame as a Model. Here’s Why

This blog wants to ask the question what makes a high impact blog inside the EFCA? For pastors who want to set out and write a blog inside the EFCA, how should they do it? I’ve noticed this issue in seeing blogs start and then die. So this blog wanted to take a step back and as an independent observer write about what makes a solid blog. Benjamin Vrbicek who writes Fan and Flame pastors Community Evangelical Free Church Harrisburg. This blog wanted to do a post to show how meaningful and rich his blog is and what a gift it is to the larger EFCA. If you are a EFCA pastor and you want to write a blog that is solid, Benjamin’s blog is the model that you should study. Continue reading

Community Evangelical Free Church Harrisburg Lead Pastor Writes About COVID-19 and His Congregation at The Gospel Coalition

EFCA Pastor Benjamin Vrbicek from Community Evangelical Free Church Harrisburg in Pennsylvania composes a reflective post at The Gospel Coalition. Benjamin writes about the past year of COVID-19 on his congregation and laments the effects of the pandemic on his church. In the process re considers Job and how God is his abundance and how God is in the ashes. Continue reading

In a Key Moment in American History Here is How the EFCA Should Roll Out the COVID-19 Vaccine in a Safe, Effective Way for the Denomination

The United States of America is at a key moment in American history now that a COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out. While the rules for the vaccine will differ state by state, this blog has a proposal for how the EFCA should encourage people to take the vaccine. From Kevin Kompelien down to the local EFCA church pastor here is a possible campaign to get people on the same page and take the COVID-19 vaccine. In the process the EFCA can be a force multiplier for the denomination, American evangelicalism and the culture in which it operates in communities across the country. Continue reading

How Crossway Fellowship in Manassas, Virginia is Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This post is a look at the EFCA’s Crossway Fellowship in Manassas, Virginia and how they are reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been meeting in person and following health guidelines. But as I study the communication from Crossway there is one concern that I detect. This post is not meant to be difficult but its the perspective from an outsider. Continue reading

A Response to Benjamin Vrbicek on How Writing Can Be Lonely. For Me Writing is Also an Adventure Which Can Open Up Interesting Doors

Benjamin Vrbicek who leads Community Evangelical Free Church Harrisburg recently published a book about blogging. When this blog works through posts about other books it will review Benjamin’s book and write about it here. At his blog Fan and Flame he wrote a post about how writing can be lonely but that is doesn’t have to be. This post is a response to Benjamin and how I view writing after recently finishing my 2,000th post.¬† Continue reading

John Welborn of Salem Church in Staten Island, New York Speaks Against Jerry Falwell Jr Returning to Leadership at Liberty University

John Welborn of the EFCA’s Salem Church in Staten Island told the Religion News Service that Liberty University needs a fresh start. By speaking against Jerry Falwell Jr he is one of the alumni doing so. But since this blog is focused on the EFCA it wants to camp out on Welborn’s statements. Plus this post also looks at the harm that Liberty University has done to evangelicalism and how its become in issue for those outside the bubble. This writer experienced this in Wisconsin when Jerry Falwell Sr blamed the September 11, 2001 attacks on liberals, gays and more. It became a challenge that a student leader in Campus Crusade for Christ had to address. Continue reading

The Gutted Gospel of Bill Riedel’s Acts 29 Redemption Hill in Washington, D.C.

Bill Riedel writes an article for The Gospel Coalition that warns of both a gutted and truncated gospel. The article in light of how Redemption Hill handles its problems  or behaves reveals the flaws in this church. Once again the emperor is naked. Its time for the emperor to stop walking around with his exposed ass cheeks on Capitol Hill. Continue reading

Dealing With the Searing Pain of Unresolved Spiritual Abuse and the EFCA’s Dr. Cedrick Brown’s Encouraging Proposal on the Church Asking For Forgiveness From the World

This blog post is a response to the EFCA’s Eastern District co-superintendent Dr. Cedrick Brown who asked the question should the church ask the world to forgive them? This blog is impressed with the question and offers some feedback which comes from a person who learned why spiritual abuse is a problem. Its my hope that this discussion with start to happen more often.¬† Continue reading