Does Evangelical Culture Contribute to Pornography? Plus the Torment Accountability has Left in My Life

Does evangelical Christian culture drive people to embrace pornography? Plus looking at the harm that accountability relationships do to people. In my life accountability led to three painful situations. It destroyed one friendship from Campus Crusade in Wisconsin. Helping someone from Sovereign Grace’s Redeemer Arlington with accountability as an agnostic backfired as I faced a false accusation from someone who was frightened about adult pornography. And at Fairfax Community Church I learned how unhealthy churches can potentially use confessed material against people. And this happens while celebrity pastors like Mark Driscoll or C.J. Mahaney are not held accountable. Today’s post at The Wondering Eagle is about a warped aspect in evangelical culture.  Continue reading

Josh Ott from Grace Free Church in Cressona, Pennsylvania on How to Preach to Millennials

Josh Ott from Grace Free Church in Cressona, Pennsylvania wrote a blog post that ran on the national EFCA blog. The post breached the topic  on how to preach to millennials. The post Josh wrote was in many ways good. This post today is a response to Josh letting him  know how millennials view many topics and how people like Josh can better engage them.  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

Dealing with the Death of Mom: The First Year of Grief

A post reflecting on the death of my Mom and dealing with the issue of grief. This past year has been hell in many ways as mourning is difficult. In the aftermath of James’ Mom’s death on April 2, 2018, these are some lessons to James Crestwood and his family in Salina, Kansas based off what my family learned the first year. This is some practical advice as to what to expect and challenges that lie ahead.  Continue reading

An Open Letter to James Crestwood (On the Death of your Mom)

An open letter to a close friend, James Crestwood. James’ Mom passed away in Salina, Kansas on April 2, 2018. Her funeral was at First Covenant Church in Salina this morning April 6. This is a letter of mourning and a letter telling one brother that I am here for his family amidst the pain, and loss. I love you James, I will always have your back, but especially in the painful and dark times of life. Now is one of those periods.  Continue reading