The Wondering Eagle is Looking for Stories About Abuse, Misconduct and Cult Like Behavior at Larry Osborne’s North Coast Church

This post is call for information in regards to Larry Osborne’s North Coast Church. In order to write about this church I am going to need access to information, sources and church documents. There are deeply troubling allegations regarding David “Chancho” Garcia who was a youth pastor at one point that this blog is seeking to confirm. This post also explains why Larry Osborne’s North Coast Church is important in the EFCA.  Continue reading

The Wondering Eagle is Looking for Stories About the EFCA and the COVID-19 Pandemic

This post is a request for information. This blog is looking for stories about the EFCA and the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic drags on and deepens this blog is looking for responses and stories to share. The stories can be both positive or negative. If they are negative the goal is not to tear down the EFCA, but to tell it to make the institution stronger.  Continue reading

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

A Compilation of How EFCA Churches in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Area Are Responding to the George Floyd Protests, Riots and Unrest Part 1

George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis Police Officer on May 25, 2020. With his death the city erupted into the worst racial riots in generations.   This post is a look at those riots and how EFCA churches in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul area responded to George Floyd’s death and the protests and rioting that followed. This the first of two posts.  Continue reading

For Those Who Still Want to Try the Church, Look For the Pastor Who is a Peacemaker and Leaves Love and Closure in His Wake

The question pops up from time to time. What would you look for in a church if you were going to try one? If I were going to try evangelicalism again it comes down to finding a church led by a pastor who is loving, humble and who is a peacemaker. To make my point while I have interacted with multiple pastors over the years there are three that stand out. R.T. Maldaner, Dale Harris and Eddie Cole. This is why I am saying this and what people should consider if they are going to try a church. Continue reading

During the COVID-19 Outbreak President Kevin Kompelien is Calling on the EFCA to Pray for Those Afflicted by the Disease

The EFCA President was in San Jose when California was placed in shelter in place as the COVID-19 pandemic was growing. This post looks at how he initially responded and then as the pandemic grew called for the national EFCA and churches to pray for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This blog which frequently deals with the problems of evangelicalism and has observed other evangelicals remain silent during this time of need is modestly encouraged by Kevin Kompelien’s leadership and call for prayer.  Continue reading

A Look at the EFCA’s ReachGlobal Crisis Response and and How the EFCA is Engaging in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Preparing Churches

This post looks at a division inside the EFCA’s ReachGlobal. Crisis Response is a ministry that responds to disasters both globally and domestically. Led by Mark Lewis who is based in New Orleans this post is a history of how Crisis Response came to be and some of the disasters they have assisted on. This post also looks at what Crisis Response has advised EFCA churches on how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading

Open Letter to EFCA West District Superintendent Tim Jacobs (On When Evangelical Christianity is Abusive Your Witness is Pointless)

This is an open letter to the new EFCA West District Superintendent Tim Jacobs. In this open letter I explain this blog and the spiritual abuse that I endured. I also explain why I became a part of the dones and how this blog will function. As Tim Jacobs is new to his job The Wondering Eagle wishes him well.  Continue reading