Did Tony Perkins from The Family Research Council Cover Up an Alleged Sexual Assault? Is that What Evangelical Family Values is About?

This post is about the sad saga of Wes Goodman, an Ohio politician who was an outspoken Christian in the culture wars who resigned after being caught having sex with another man in his legislative office. After his resignation it was learned that he had allegedly engaged in a sexual assault at a Family Research Council event at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. Tony Perkins allegedly dealt with the situation in-house and did not go to law enforcement. This post is based off a write up in the Washington Post and independent research.  Continue reading

The Wondering Eagle for 2017, The Year in Review, My Assessment and What is Coming in 2018

This is the final post at The Wondering Eagle for 2017. In a year filled with pain and loss I wrote 300 posts about the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA), Neo-Calvinism, The Gospel Coalition, 9 Marks, Redeemer Arlington, and also atheism and secular humanism. This is an overview of the top posts and my personal favorites. Also I discuss what is coming in 2018. In January The Wondering Eagle is going to look at a dark Acts 29 situation in the United States. Continue reading

The Evangelical Christian/Donald Trump Phenomena is Ranked as the Top Religious Story of 2017; Plus Chris Stroop on Evangelicals and Authoritarianism in Playboy, University of Virginia’s Charles Matthews on White Evangelicals Living in Fear in the Washington Post

The top religious story of 2017 is the relationship between evangelical Christians and Donald Trump. Charles Matthews a religious studies professor writes an article for the Washington Post on how white evangelicals today are governed by fear. Chris Stroop writes a solid article that is published in Playboy that analyzes the Roy Moore loss in Alabama. Plus another article again in the Post looks at evangelicals in Alabama and the culture wars.  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Kendra and Brad Hansen (EMI Missionaries in South Africa)

An open letter to Kendra and Brad Hansen as they embark on their mission in South Africa with EMI World. Just a reflection on someone who I have known for almost 17 years and going back to Campus Crusade at Marquette University. This also considers the changes we both have had to deal with. Given many of the dark subjects that I write about at The Wondering Eagle its nice to see something come together that is beautiful.  Continue reading

Evangelical Christians and Voting: Some Personal Thoughts as well as Doug Quenzer from The Orchard in Door County, Wisconsin on the Topic

This is a follow up post to what I wrote about Roy Moore. How should a person vote? How should they weigh the issues? This also looks at the flawed thinking of some evangelical voters. Part of this post comes from an EFCA Church blog at The Orchard in Door County, Wisconsin.  Continue reading

The United States Senate Race in Alabama and the Culture Wars; Plus the Issues Dogging Roy Moore and the Problem of Evangelical Christians Embracing an Alleged Child Molester

Roy Moore is involved in a controversial Senate race in Alabama. Moore a favorite of evangelicals for fighting their culture wars and was hit with allegations of child molestation by the Washington Post. As the scandal grew many evangelicals dug in and reaffirmed their support of Roy Moore. Russell Moore from the Southern Baptist’s ERLC got involved in tearing apart Roy Moore’s evangelical defenders. Today’s post at The Wondering Eagle deals with the controversial Senate race in Alabama, evangelical Christianity’s culture wars,  the issue of child molestation, and national politics all clashing together.  Continue reading