Should The EFCA Use Music From Scandal Plagued Ministries?

The EFCA just completed its theology conference for 2021. In the conference for worship they used songs from Sovereign Grace Ministries and Harvest Bible Chapel worship arm Vertical Music. This post is designed to ask a question, should the EFCA use music from a scandal plagued ministry? Greg Strand and Mike Strand should consider this issue and discuss this ongoing issue in modern evangelicalism. 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

Randy Discher of Constance Free Church in Andover, Minnesota on Voting While Engaging in Slander and Pushing Warped Facts

Randy Discher, the senior pastor of Constance Free Church in Andover, Minnesota called on people from his church to vote. Then he included highly polarized voting guides that were warped on facts. After all this blog would like to ask, what does gun control have to do with the Gospel? When did Jesus ever talk about gun control? Randy Discher helped illustrate the scandal of the evangelical mind in what he was pushing. For myself its garbage like this that will keep me from darkening a door of a church. Continue reading

Bryan Lair While I Applaud Your Commitment to Racial Injustice Will You Be Equally Committed to Injustice Regarding Spiritual or Sexual Abuse?

Trinity City Church is both an Acts 29 and EFCA Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Since George Floyd’s death Bryan Lair who leads Trinity has been quite vocal about racial injustice. And while this blog believes racial injustice needs to be addressed and written about, is Bryan Lair committed to addressing all injustice? Will he address the injustice of spiritual abuse  in the Acts 29 network? Will be be as outspoken about sex abuse? This blog would like to ask how can you be against injustice when you compartmentalize it?  Continue reading

The Importance of Listening and of a Blog Taking Feedback

A blog post the other day raises the issue of how important it is to discuss and listen. When I wrote about an EFCA church in Bloomington, Minnesota that led to a discussion with the pastor. Whether it be the EFCA, Acts 29 or other organizations this blog wants people to know that it will engage and listen and discuss these issues. This blog does not hide behind a computer screen and bunker down. In contrast it will engage people and have discussion.  Continue reading

Jay Pound of First Evangelical Free of Minneapolis Reflects on His Brother’s Death to Cancer

Jay Pound of First Free Minneapolis wrote a blog post last year reflecting on his brother’s death to cancer at the age of 22. Its a hard topic but this blog respects Jay Pound for writing about it. This post looks at the question of why and while I don’t go the path Jay Pound does its good that this difficult topic is being considered.  Continue reading

(Updated June 10, 2020) Ben Groen From Oxboro Evangelical Free in Bloomington, Minnesota Teaches That Those Who Criticize the Church Want to Run From God

Ben Groen is the senior pastor at Oxboro Evangelical Free in Bloomington, Minnesota. Recently he preached on Jonah and in a stunning statement said that those who criticize the church want to run from God. That type of thinking can put individuals like Mark Driscoll, James MacDonald and Bryan Loritts in a new light. But it raises another issue as well. If there were sexual abuse at Oxboro who would come forward when the senior pastor teaches something like that? This post is a response to the senior pastor’s teaching. Continue reading