An Open Letter to Kendra and Brad Hansen (EMI Missionaries in South Africa)

An open letter to Kendra and Brad Hansen as they embark on their mission in South Africa with EMI World. Just a reflection on someone who I have known for almost 17 years and going back to Campus Crusade at Marquette University. This also considers the changes we both have had to deal with. Given many of the dark subjects that I write about at The Wondering Eagle its nice to see something come together that is beautiful.  Continue reading

Matt Dirks from Harbor Hawaii on God Being Your Defender. My Question is the Following. Are Neo-Calvinists Responsible for their Actions?

Matt Dirks is an Acts 29/Evangelical Free pastor in Honolulu, Hawaii at a church called Harbor Hawaii. He wrote a post recently on the church blog about God being your defender when you are hurt and wronged. Matt’s post exposes another problem with Neo-Calvinism. Are people in that theological stream responsible for their actions? When they hurt or cause pain are they responsible for their pain?  Continue reading

What Jordan Kauflin and Redeemer Arlington Can Learn from a Washington Post Article on Apologizing

An article in the Washington Post by Allison Klein looks at recent apologies in the movement challenging sexual assault in the United States. This article asks what is an apology? What should be accepted? How should a person interpret how one is being given? This article is for Jordan Kauflin at Redeemer Arlington and looks at an apology in the context of my false accusation.  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Andrew Hoffman (Multiplication Catalyst for ECFA’s Western District on Why Its Time to Admit that the Neo-Calvinist Movement Has Failed…)

An open letter to the Multiplication Catalyst of The Western District. Andrew Hoffman who is involved in The Gospel Coalition of the Bay Area gets a frank letter on why the Neo-Calvinist movement is a failure, and why its run its course. From Mark Driscoll talking about the Biblical basis of blowjobs, to C.J. Mahaney’s SGM scandal and allegations of covering up child sex abuse, to D.A. Carson attacking a rape victim; to my brush with Eric Simmons Redeemer Arlington. The days of The Gospel Coalition and the Neo-Calvinist movement are over. Its time to admit that it has failed and move forward.  Continue reading

Why Racism is a Sin, and Why Confederate Monuments in the United States Need to be Removed

A post that looks at why racism is a sin and why Confederate monuments should be removed in the United States. This also compares and contrasts issues of Confederate statues in public squares vs. Civil War battlefields such as Gettysburg. Plus what did Robert E Lee believe about having statues of himself erected in the years after the Civil War?  Continue reading

The Season of my Discontent: When the Evangelical Christians are Wrong, the Atheists are Correct, and the Neo-Calvinists Surprise Me; A Reflection on the Neo-Nazi Rally in my Home State of Virginia

A quick post that is a response to the Nazi rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia. Its time to speak up and condemn Nazism which has no place in the United States. Not now, and not ever. We didn’t fight Nazism in Europe in World War II only to have it spring up in the United States. The resurgence in the alt-right which Donald Trump exploited needs to be condemned. This is about the season of my discontent when regular evangelicals are wrong, and the atheists and Neo-Calvinists are correct.  Continue reading

How About Them Cubbies! The Reconciliation of Steve Bartman and the Chicago Cubs, and What the Evangelical Christian Church Can Learn

The Chicago Cubs and Steve Bartman reconcile and resolve a lot of pain. In the process the Cubs show a lot of grace, forgiveness, and how reconciliation and healing is possible. Its yet another example of how the world can often do a better job in showing grace than the evangelical Christian church. As Harry Carey would say, “How about those Cubbies!”  Continue reading