The Moral Failure of The EFCA’s Greg Strand and Kevin Kompelien to be a Role Model in Covid Vaccination and Help Mitigate a National Pandemic

As the nation works on vaccination trying to reach herd immunity medical officials are hitting evangelical resistance in the red, rural areas of the United States. This blog has observed that the EFCA under the leadership of Kevin Kompelien and Greg Strand have been allegedly silent on vaccination. They have not encouraged it or even been role models in vaccination. It amounts to a disappointment and ultimately a moral failure of the EFCA to love their neighbor by not encouraging COVID-9 vaccination. If we don’t reach herd immunity can organizations or denominations like the EFCA be part of the reason why? Jesus said to love your neighbor as yourself, the question must be asked does the EFCA love their neighbor? The EFCA could have sway in rural areas and instead it chooses to be indifferent. After all in addition to Dolly Parton releasing images of herself getting vaccinated what if Greg Strand did that in a blog post or Kevin Kompelien did that in a video? Continue reading

EFCA Pastors: If You Want to Write a High Impact Blog to Reach People You Should Consider Benjamin Vrbicek’s Fan and Flame as a Model. Here’s Why

This blog wants to ask the question what makes a high impact blog inside the EFCA? For pastors who want to set out and write a blog inside the EFCA, how should they do it? I’ve noticed this issue in seeing blogs start and then die. So this blog wanted to take a step back and as an independent observer write about what makes a solid blog. Benjamin Vrbicek who writes Fan and Flame pastors Community Evangelical Free Church Harrisburg. This blog wanted to do a post to show how meaningful and rich his blog is and what a gift it is to the larger EFCA. If you are a EFCA pastor and you want to write a blog that is solid, Benjamin’s blog is the model that you should study. Continue reading

Greg Strand and Tim Jacobs, Please Tell Me the EFCA Has a Zero Tolerance Policy on Sex Crimes in Light of Ricky Jenkins Hiring

This blog recently wrote about how Ricky Jenkins, one of the key individuals in the Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis scandal is now employed as the lead pastor of the EFCA’s Southwest Church in Indian Wells, California. What action will be taken by EFCA West Superintendent Tim Jacobs and Greg Strand? Will the EFCA develop a zero tolerance policy for sex crimes? That is what this blog post is about, as the employment of Ricky Jenkins is profoundly troubling.  Continue reading

Its Time for Greg Strand to Address Christian Nationalism Inside the Evangelical Free Church of America

The EFCA needs to address the problem of Christian nationalism from a theological perspective. The dead and injured in my backyard of Washington, D.C. are owed that by evangelicalism. This blog believes that Christian nationalism is a challenge for the EFCA, after all I wrote about it before the election using an EFCA church as an example. Greg Strand needs to develop a program that will tackle this problem and educate people on this topic and defuse the tension. Christian nationalism is linked to other issues such as racial reconciliation and justice which the EFCA cares about.  Continue reading

#WonderingEagleEffect Introducing The Wondering Eagle Effect. How Has This Blog Influenced Policy?

This is a post that I have been avoiding for a while. After discussing this with others I have decided to write a post about how this blog has been effective. From the EFCA, to churches in the Washington, D.C. area and in the greater United States this is a look at how has this blog influenced churches and people. This blog is introducing a new description. Its called the #WonderingEagleEffect 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

T.J. Addington Doesn’t Believe Pastors Should be Held Accountable. A Look Back on How the Former EFCA Senior Vice President Was Caught Up in the Ashley Madison Scandal

The other day on Twitter T.J. Addington formerly of the EFCA had an exchange with Julie Roys in which Addington does not believe pastors or religious leaders should he held accountable. This post recalls and looks at the resignation of the former Senior VP of the EFCA who was caught up in the Ashley Madison scandal. Addington is back to blogging and in evangelical ministry in Rockford, Illinois.  Continue reading