At the national EFCA blog Jane Schaible who works at First Free Wichita contributed to a response about Rebecca McLaughlin’s new book called “Confronting Christianity.” One issue that was not addressed it appears in looking at the book briefly is that of corruption. The issue of the Evangelical Industrial Complex and more it appears are ignored. First Free Wichita is dealing with a lot of corruption. This blog has deep concerns about First Free and would not recommend it as a place for people to find faith. As evangelical corruption can result in people being driven away from faith it needs to be on the same level as issues such as the problem of evil or pain and suffering. Continue reading
This post at The Wondering Eagle is a response to Andrew Jones article about skeptics. This will offer a very different take on what the Leawood campus pastor said about skeptics. My hopes is that this will bring about some discussion on this topic. Continue reading
This post is a challenge to Andrew Jones of the EFCA’s Christ Community Church in the Kansas City metropolitan area. What would Andrew or one of the pastors on staff say to the person in the photo? How would you respond if you could? Continue reading
Andrew Jones is a pastor from the EFCA’s Christ Community Church in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The actual campus he is on is the Leawood, Kansas location. This blog is going to use this post to discuss evangelicals, doubt, and how they engage skeptics. Continue reading
First Free Wichita just had a membership class recently. This 9 Marks EFCA Church is a firm believer in membership covenants. This is a brief post explaining why people should not enter into covenant membership at First Free Wichita. Not only is covenant membership a form of modern slavery, but the leadership at First Free will never be subjected to church discipline. Church discipline is for the members in the pews. Continue reading
Nathan Miller from Christ Community Church in Olathe, Kansas does a series on the church blog about the topic of nature and one’s soul. In the past I have posed the question why don’t evangelical Christians discuss the environment? These individual blog posts helps to fill a much needed gap. Continue reading
In the Midwest District of the EFCA, a prominent Evangelical Free Church is turning 30 in 2019. This post is about Tom Nelson’s Christ Community Church and the ways this church is celebrating over the course of the year. This blog has heard positive things about this EFCA church and wants to take a step back from scandal and issues to wish Christ Community Church well. It is serving the Kansas City and Kansas area well. Continue reading
This is the final post for The Wondering Eagle for 2018. This article reviews the stories and situations covered in the year of 2018. From Acts 29, to the EFCA to the Sojourn Network, the atheist community and Harvest Bible Chapel. This is a wrap up of all the work this blog accomplished. Plus I discuss what is coming in 2019 as well.
Jonathan Neef from Christ Community Church in Olathe, Kansas writes a blog post about the process of grief. This post is just a reflection on what is said especially as I am dealing with grief due to the loss of my Mom and Dad almost back to back. One issue that Jonathan needs to cover is how spiritual abuse can affect grief and mourning.
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