The Wondering Eagle took down a post related to an EFCA Church in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. This brief article explains why I removed the post. Continue reading
Eddie Cole, the EFCA’s Eastern District Superintendent wrote a blog post in April about things he would change. The number one item dealt with normalizing failure. This post is looking at the issue of failure inside evangelicalism. Continue reading
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 membership covenants. Other questions raised include the culture of Acts 29 at ground zero thus 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. Continue reading
Dan George became the first person in leadership from Harvest Bible Chapel to issue a statement of repentance. This post examines the issue from competing sides. Should Dan George’s statement of repentance be accepted or should it be rejected? Continue reading
Harvest Bible Chapel needs to own their mistakes. Individuals like Talbott Behnken, Jeff Donaldson and others need to admit they were wrong. For the hurt and pain they have caused they need to repent and own what they did to others and accept the consequences. This blog heard the other day that Harvest Christian Academy will be hit by the financial scandal and won’t likely last beyond the end of this school year. Either way individuals like the Haskells, Maldeners, Ferraros, the Secrests and others need an apology and to see some action behind the words. In the Harvest Bible Chapel scandal this blog will push for that action. Continue reading
Chantel Ferraro uploaded a video to James MacDonald on YouTube yesterday. This former Harvest Bible Chapel member speaks her mind and expresses her disappointment that MacDonald didn’t do the right thing. My hope is that the former Harvest community will come beside Chantel and Mike Ferraro and their family and love them. Continue reading
In 2015 some members and attenders of First Evangelical Free Church of Racine, Wisconsin stood in the Racine area and protested abortion. This post looks at how some evangelicals treat abortion and how many lack love. What if evangelicals actually helped people who were pregnant long term instead of engaging in short term activism? What if they responded in love and took people into their home like in one situation this author learned about.