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

Bob Jennerich on How to Show Love During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Some Thoughts

At Grace Redeemer Church in Garland, Texas the senior pastor Bob Jennerich wrote a blog post about how evangelicals can show love during the COVID-19 pandemic. Has that happened in evangelicalism? While there are some examples of love there is much more that shows the dark side of evangelicalism. This post also addresses the issue of COVID-19 bringing revival in the United States which some evangelicals are claiming. Finally many evangelicals often have a higher view of themselves than what is grounded in reality. Continue reading

Practicing Discernment: Membership Packet for Bob Jennerich’s Grace Redeemer Church in Garland, Texas

This is another discernment exercise. The goal of these posts is to get people to avoid harmful and dangerous religious entities; and to allow people to think for themself and analyze a church. This post contains the membership packet for an EFCA church in Garland, Texas. How would you assess Grace Redeemer Church’s membership process? Healthy or solid? Or is it dangerous and cult like? Continue reading

Crossover Bible Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the Issue of a Church Recommending Books to Read

Crossover Bible Church is a small EFCA church in North Tulsa that works with an area that is economically depressed and struggling with a number of issues. On their website they have a recommended reading list that has a disclaimer. The question this blog would like to pose is how responsible is a church for their recommended reading list? Are they responsible or not? 
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EFCA President Kevin Kompelien Lamants George Floyd’s Death. And Why the Southern Baptist Convention Will Not be Able to Overcome its Racial Past and Needs to be Dissolved

After George Floyd’s death and the riots in Minneapolis EFCA President Kevin Kompelien reacted to the injustice and loss that took place. This post is a response to the EFCA President. And while I think the EFCA is better situated to address racial issues for the first time in contrast I reflect and explain how the Southern Baptist Convention will not be able to overcomes its racist past. In my view the SBC needs to be dissolved. 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