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

A Sampling of How a Number of Evangelical Free Churches in the United States Celebrated Easter Online in the Middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Easter in the United States was changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. As states from California to New York and Louisiana among others grappled with a national pandemic many states asked Christians to stay home and practice social distancing. From an overview it appears as if the EFCA followed the guidelines imposed by state and local health authorities. This blog would like to say thank you to the EFCA for doing its part to stay at home and helping to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. This post is a look at how a number of EFCA churches around the United States celebrated Easter. From outside Seattle, Washington to Tampa, Florida. From Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Thousand Oaks, California this is how a number of churches inside the EFCA celebrated Easter during a challenging time. 

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Why the EFCA Needs to Discuss Spiritual Abuse and How John Secrest Can Be the Point Person on this Topic

The EFCA needs to start to have a discussion about spiritual abuse. From EFCA One, to blog posts and district conferences its time for the national EFCA to begin to discuss spiritual abuse. Inside the denomination there is one individual who should lead the discussion and guide it. John Secrest is an EFCA pastor who went through the dark Harvest Bible Chapel scandal, and yet he’s the perfect candidate to lead the EFCA in a discussion about spiritual abuse.  Continue reading

Sharing Thoughts on Montana, Evangelicalism, and the EFCA in an Open Letter to Lee Kisman (EFCA District Superintendent of the Northern Mountain District

This is an open letter to Lee Kisman who leads the EFCA’s Northern Mountain District. In this post I discuss my history and ties to Montana. Plus I also discuss spiritual abuse and the EFCA for the district superintendent. This blog is looking forward to writing about the churches  in the Northern Mountain District.  Continue reading

Looking at the Growth of Neo-Calvinism/Reformed Theology in the Evangelical Free Church of America in the State of Washington

The Wondering Eagle determines the Evangelical Free Church of America and the status of Neo-Calvinism/Reformed theology in the state of Washington. As Washington is divided between two districts; two districts had to be studied to give a snap shot. This blog will re-visit this situation in the course of time when it returns to these two districts. Continue reading

Analyzing the Growth of Reformed Theology/Neo-Calvinism in the Evangelical Free Church of America: The Northern Mountain District

These are the results of the growth of Neo-Calvinism/Neo-Puritanism in the Evangelical Free Church of America’s  (EFCA) Northern Mountain District.  The Northern Mountain District includes eastern Washington, Idaho and most of Montana. Having completed this district I will begin working on another district. Continue reading