An Open Letter to Garrett Kell (Lead Pastor of Del Ray Baptist)

An open letter to Del Ray Baptist’s Lead Pastor on his effort to try and get Mike Pence canceled from the SBC meeting. The Wondering Eagle is encouraged by Garrett’s efforts in this area. This post is a reflection on the issues of mixing politics and faith. At the same time this also is a reflection on the problem of tribalism which is also an issue in 9 Marks. Continue reading

An Open Letter to Richard Rieves (Lead Pastor of Downtown Church in Memphis, Tennessee)

An open letter to the Lead Pastor of Downtown Church in Memphis, Tennessee Richard Rieves. Now that Rick Trotter has been processed by the legal system and scheduled for jail time this open letter asks one key and important question that needs to be asked. Why did Richard Rives hire Rick Trotter and bring him on board? Why did he do that not only as a pastor but also as a father who placed his own family at risk? Continue reading

Jordan Kauflin from Redeemer Arlington on Community, Mission and Commitment Regarding Community Groups

This post looks at the community group program at Acts 29 Redeemer Arlington, and its vision by Jordan Kauflin. Jordan penned an article for the church blog. The timing of the article is especially dark as it was published a day after I endured a false accusation from a community group leader who was evangelizing me and trying to get me involved in this former Sovereign Grace Ministries church. Finally in the spirit of Emma Gonzalez from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School The Wondering Eagle calls B.S. on Redeemer Arlington.  Continue reading

The Reconciliation of Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas is Yet Another Example for the Evangelical Church

This is the story of Isiah Thomas of the Detroit Pistons and Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers. Its a story of a friendship that was once close and then broke down. Johnson believed that Thomas spread rumors that he was bi-sexual or gay in the wake of his HIV diagnoses. For over 20 years they had a major falling out. This all changed in December of 2017 when they met and Johnson apologized and expressed his love for his old friend. Its another story of how reconciliation and forgiveness can help people heal.  Continue reading