Greg Strand and Kevin Kompelien its Time for the EFCA to Have a Secular, Outside Entity Scrutinize and Examine the EFCA’s Child Safety Practices. The Rape of One Child Inside the EFCA is One Too Many

With the Department of Justice investigating the Southern Baptists over their handling of sex abuse its time to write this post. When it comes to the EFCA, this blog is going to advocate for and call on the national EFCA in Minneapolis to bring in a neutral, secular third party that can examine the EFCA’s sex abuse policies and safety. This issue is too important to ignore as the rape of one child in the EFCA is one child too many. This post is directed at Greg Strand and Kevin Kompelien in Minneapolis. Continue reading

The EFCA and Sex Abuse. What Allegations is The Wondering Eagle Aware Of?

In writing about the application of the Southern Baptist Guidepost Solutions report to the EFCA, its time for this blog to open up a little bit. Over the years this blog has been approached about sexual abuse stories and incidents within the EFCA. This brief post is designed to peak behind the curtain and reveal what this blog has allegedly learned. Not all stories were mishandled, after all this blog wrote about how Salem Church in Staten Island in EFCA East handled a sex abuse event well. Then there are other incidents that this blog is writing about. Continue reading

What This Blog Wants to Communicate to the EFCA Before it Starts to Write About Sex Abuse and the EFCA in the Post Guidepost Solutions Report Era

In the wake of the Guidepost Solutions report that looks at the sex abuse crisis in the Southern Baptist this blog is going to start to look at the implications of that report for the EFCA. Before I start to publish a number of articles asking questions and writing about the EFCA and sex abuse this blog wanted to communicate some thoughts to the EFCA in Minneapolis and all district leaders. This post is convoying my intentions, motives and is revealing some of my thoughts on this issue. With this post you will know where I am coming from and why its being written. This blog hopes that with the below information open;y available you will better understand where I am coming from. Continue reading

In Writing a Blog, if Only You Knew the Stories That Are Not Told

For the stories that this blog writes about there is more that is not written. This post is an acknowledgment of that issue which is part of the life of a blogger. There are many reasons why some people do not want their story told, and this blog respects those wishes. That said, if you have an evangelical church situation you want to see written feel free to contact this blog at  Continue reading

Faith Free Church in Dallas, Oregon and Their Messaging About Following Oregon Law in the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit Oregon hard this past summer this blog noticed how one EFCA church communicated the mater to its congregation. The messaging was strong and showed respect for state law, medical workers and encouraged people to wear face masks. This blog does not praise many EFCA churches often but the response by Faith Free in Dallas, Oregon stands out.  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

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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