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
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
An old comment that I stumbled upon at SGM Survivors leads to a quick post. Was Sovereign Grace a cult or cultic? Or cult like? It was my conclusion at the time that Sovereign Grace was a cult, and that belief has not softened with the passing of time. Continue reading
Chris Stroop wrote an article that looks at highlights of ExEvangelcials in the year of 2018. This is a brief post encouraging people to read about this movement. “The Dones” are growing with time. Continue reading
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.
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 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