What are the Take Aways From the Newest Scandal at Matt Chandler’s The Village Church Involving the Allegation of Matt Tonne’s Sexual Abuse of a Minor?

This post looks at the take aways of the issues from the latest scandal at Matt Chandler’s The Village Church. Matt Chandler’s The Village is alleged to have mishandled a child sex abuse situation with a pastor on staff who is accused of sexually preying on a minor. There are many lessons to consider from the scandal. That includes the issues of child sex abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention, to problems with church discipline and and membership covenants.  Other questions raised include the culture of Acts 29 and ground zero spreading through the network to the problems with the celebrity pastor model and how the brand is to be protected is is more important than the safety of a child. This post at The Wondering Eagle looks at and analyzes the latest scandal emerging from The Village Church. Continue reading

An Open Letter to Tatum Janel of Redemption Hill Church (Acts 29 is Not a Refuge From Spiritual Abuse, Instead its Often the Instigator)

Tatum Janel wrote a Google review about Redemption Hill, an Acts 29/EFCA church in Washington, D.C. being a place that allowed for her to heal from spiritual abuse. This open letter takes issue with Tatum. Acts 29 is not an environment for healing. Instead its a church culture that often instigates spiritual abuse.  Continue reading

Vince Hinders Post to the Facebook College and Career Group at Redeeming Grace Church Fairfax and the Hypocrisy of the Alleged Child Sex Abuse Coverup that Occurred

At the Facebook page of Redeeming Grace Church College and Career group Vince Hinders posted a disturbing quote. Its from John Piper and while it sounds good stands out odd when you consider the history and allegations of child sex abuse that came from this former Sovereign Grace church. I took a screen shot and used it for discussion today.
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An Experience with Harvest Bible Chapel Fairfax. Plus how is James MacDonald Viewed by the Great Commission Collective?

The Wondering Eagle sat through Harvest Bible Chapel in Fairfax, Virginia this morning. I wanted to try and understand what people are emailing and telling me. What I sat through was the most intense worship service that I have come across. Concerns about Harvest culture being hard to de-tox is deeply concerning. Plus the question needs to be raised based off what I learned this morning. Does James MacDonald still have influence in the Great Commission Collective churches?  Continue reading

Brad Banks of the EFCA’s Faith Bible Church in McKinney, Texas on What Church Should Be

Brad Banks leads an EFCA church called Faith Bible Church in McKinney, Texas. A while back he wrote a post at his blog about what an ideal church should be and how people were to engage.  Its an idealistic view of church that happens through a great amount of kool-aid consumption. This post analyzes what the lead pastor of this EFCA church states in a blog post.  Continue reading