Henry Williams and Five Oaks Church in Woodbury, Minnesota and Healing Our Polarization and the Challenges for White Evangelicals

Recently at the EFCA’s Five Oaks Church in Woodbury, Minnesota Henry Williams pushed a book that is aimed to end polarization in the United States. This blog looked at the section Williams pushed and raises some questions, and also gives a history lesson on what “America First” is all about. But in order to end polarization shouldn’t Christians admit error and repent of their mistakes? That is what this post is about at The Wondering Eagle. Continue reading

Trinity City Church Pastor Bryan Lair Recalls His Battle With Lymphoma

Recently at the national EFCA blog Bryan Lair who leads an EFCA/Acts 29 church in Saint Paul, Minnesota reflected on his battle with cancer. The lymphoma took place in 2019 and Bryan wrote about how it prepared him for 2020. This blog is not going to pick apart Bryan’s thoughts on this issue, but its encouraging people to read the article. But it does give some insight into how a Calvinist faces challenges and suffering. Continue reading

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