The Director of Church Health for EFCA West writes a post at the national EFCA blog about dealing with first time guests at your church. This looks at the issues that are raised and gives some suggestions to help answer some of the questions. Plus I also share what I have learned as being an uninvited guest in many churches over the years.
A recently published book looks at the growing problem of Neo-Calvinist theology inside the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). Its the story of “Truth Evangelical Free Church” outside Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is a story of how a church goes from elder led to elder rule. Along the way you see how a traditional EFCA church was theologically flipped. In this heartbreaking story you will learn about how it became authoritarian. In the process the Neo-Calvinists are violating the “Significance of Silence” which is core to the EFCA. This is a solid book that this blog heartily recommends. Continue reading
Many evangelicals are flippant and cheap when it comes to prayer. This has been reinforced by my past efforts in contacting churches and asking for prayer as I tried to bounce back during a dark season of my life. Then I saw The Bridge Fresno (my former EFCA Church) bungle a prayer request as my Mom was dying in the nearby hospital. This post looks at issues with evangelical Christians and prayer. Continue reading
On October 7, 2018 the EFCA is having Church Multiplication Sunday. Its a push through prayer for more church plants across the EFCA. In this post you can see the prayer requests for the EFCA districts across the United States. I also urge the denomination to proceed with caution as there are a number of internal issues inside the EFCA that need mitigation. From pastoral credentialing gaps to managing the Neo-Calvinist issue. If the EFCA doesn’t manage and deal with these issues then this will create additional problems for the EFCA. Continue reading
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
Paul Klassen write a post at his blog a few years back that dealt with the world and how Christians could respond to the pain and problems in the world. The pastor from Birch Hills Community Church in Melrose, Minnesota said that people could either pull back, numb themselves, get involved in futile causes or submit to God and help heal people. This blog would like to ask Paul if he is aware of how corrupt evangelical Christian church is? Between all the scandals, child sex abuse issues and more. Why should evangelicals be taken seriously? Continue reading
An open letter to Sam Jessup of The Bridge Fresno. This letter explains why The Bridge Fresno needs to close and why its a sin to attend, support and give money to this EFCA church. As The Bridge Fresno is not just having Bryan Loritts speak, but also scheduled to have Ricky Jenkins of the Fellowship Memphis scandal in Tennessee also speak later in July 2018. This is a church that needs to be closed. Continue reading