This is a brief post documenting an aspect of the evangelical culture wars. In September of 1998 the leader of Focus on the Family James Dobson called for the impeachment of President Clinton. He did so because of the allegations of the sexual affair with Monica Lewinsky. This post contains the letter James Dobson sent out to his followers about the moral case for impeachment. Continue reading
This is the final post for The Wondering Eagle for 2018. This article reviews the stories and situations covered in the year of 2018. From Acts 29, to the EFCA to the Sojourn Network, the atheist community and Harvest Bible Chapel. This is a wrap up of all the work this blog accomplished. Plus I discuss what is coming in 2019 as well.
John Fea, a history professor from Messiah College outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania writes a book that is quite talked about in social media. In “Believe Me – The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump” you learn about the relationship between Donald Trump and many evangelicals. The court evangelical is explained and one understands how fear has always been an issue for American evangelicals. Fear can be traced back to the Puritans in the 1600’s and carries on through fear of immigrants, other races, Catholics and modernism in the 20th century. The Wondering Eagle reviews this book with joy and is grateful for what Professor Fea contributes to the conversation of evangelicals, history and politics. Continue reading
An open letter to the pastor of First Baptist Church in Luverne, Alabama. This is a letter to a pastor of a Southern Baptist congregation where some people believe slavery was good. Others believe that Donald Trumps’ adultery is fine and excused as long as abortion is fought. This is a church that is struggling with racism and reveals that parts of the SBC haven’t moved very far from where the denomination was in 1845. Honestly if the Christian faith is represented by people like Jewell Killough, Terry Drew and Sheila Butler then I would rather spend an eternity in hell then be in heaven with them. Continue reading
A discussion on the issue of abortion. A post from my old church in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area led to this article. There is a huge difference between being Pro-Life and anti-abortion. In the process we look at what triggered the culture wars. It wasn’t Roe vs. Wade that brought them about, instead it was the threat of evangelical schools losing funding due to their embrace of segregation. Finally The Wondering Eagle heard of a demon sitting in Germantown, Wisconsin for Trish Stern to dispatch the high school youth group to combat. Continue reading
Warren Throckmorton is kicked off Patheos, which is having a lot of issues and is choosing to embrace censorship. This looks at the situation and asks the following question. Was Throckmorton kicked off because of what he wrote about Gospel for Asia and Mark Driscoll? Or is it due to his criticism of the culture wars and the ties Patheos has to organizations like American Center for Law and Justice? Continue reading
This is an overview of Focus on the Family. This looks at the history of James Dobson’s organization and how it came to be the theological giant in modern evangelicalism. James Dobson left Focus on the Family in 2010 and Jim Daly currently leads it. This also looks at the controversies and issues with Focus on the Family. Even after Dobson left Focus he still remains controversial. Finally The Wondering Eagle lays out a series of questions that I hope this blog can answer in time Continue reading