The United States Senate Race in Alabama and the Culture Wars; Plus the Issues Dogging Roy Moore and the Problem of Evangelical Christians Embracing an Alleged Child Molester

Roy Moore is involved in a controversial Senate race in Alabama. Moore a favorite of evangelicals for fighting their culture wars and was hit with allegations of child molestation by the Washington Post. As the scandal grew many evangelicals dug in and reaffirmed their support of Roy Moore. Russell Moore from the Southern Baptist’s ERLC got involved in tearing apart Roy Moore’s evangelical defenders. Today’s post at The Wondering Eagle deals with the controversial Senate race in Alabama, evangelical Christianity’s culture wars,  the issue of child molestation, and national politics all clashing together.  Continue reading

When Evangelical Christians Export their Culture Wars Abroad: Kim Davis and Liberty Counsel Fighting Gay Marriage in Romania

This looks at how Kim Davis and Liberty Counsel are fighting gay marriage in Romania. I find this to be an incredibly disturbing development and felt compelled to research and write about this. You will learn the story of Kim Davis in Kentucky as well as the modern history of Romania. The question I have is this, is Kim Davis and Liberty Counsel helping to tip Romania to illiberal democracy and undermine the progress Romania has made since 1989?   Continue reading

From Cru, Sovereign Grace to John MacArthur’s Ministry; Are Women Responsible for Keeping Men Pure?

The latest scandal from John MacArthur’s Masters College leads to this post. This is a reflection on how ministries from Cru, to Sovereign Grace to John MacArthur want women to be modest so as to help keep guys from “stumbling” into lust. Are women responsible for guys’s purity? Or is evangelical culture a rape culture as we have seen both in Sovereign Grace and now John MacArthur’s ministry?  Continue reading

Do You Want to Write? I Would like to Build a Diverse Independent Team that Can Write The Wondering Eagle

The Wondering Eagle would like to transition from a one person blog to a team that can write about a number of issues. Those issues include atheism, doubt, Neo-Calvinism, the EFCA, Mark Dever’s Capitol Hill Baptist Church and issues in evangelicalism. I would like to bring on a diverse set of people in time who would have freedom to publish what is on their mind. If you are interested please drop me a note and let’s figure out a way forward.  Continue reading

Recommended Reads on Liberty University: Philip Wagner at the Chronicle of Higher Education Alludes to Stigma of a Liberty University Diploma; Plus Brandon Ambrosino on Liberty’s Alleged Tax Violations in Politico

Two recommended reads that I have seen in the press. The first one is by a Liberty University alumni in the Chronicle of Higher Education in which he alludes to the stigma of a Liberty degree. Then in Politico another article talks about alleged tax violations by Liberty and the difficulty grads have in securing employment and not paying their student loans.  Continue reading

Franklin Graham’s Affection for Vladimir Putin, Plus is Franklin Graham a Modern Day Charles Lindbergh with His Love for Authoritarian Leaders?

This is a look at Franklin Graham and his comments and views of Russia’s Vladimir Putin. There are some evangelical Christians who are infatuated with Putin despite the assassinations of his critics, and his militaristic foreign policy and strict religious freedom laws which are driving Baptists and other evangelicals from Russia. One question I have is the following: Is Franklin Graham the evangelical equivalent of Charles Lindbergh? After all one traveled to Germany and defended Hitler in the process. The other traveled to Russia and speaks encouragingly of Vladimir Putin.  Continue reading