Considering My Former Charismatic Church in Wisconsin Who Tried to Raise a Person From the Dead. Now When Did the Real Craziness Enter the Picture of Evangelicalism?

In Wisconsin I was involved in a church that tried to raise someone from the dead and also sent a high school youth group to fight a demon in a convenience store. That said in the years from 2002 until 2005 I didn’t run into evangelicals who were opposed to vaccinations. So the question needs to be asked, when did white evangelicals jump off the cliff and became crazy? Between the years 2005 and 2020 when did evangelicals go over the top on vaccine conspiracy theories? Continue reading

Another Take on The Equality Act. Recalling How Some Christians Predicted the Demise of the Family and Church if Women’s Suffrage Passed

Many evangelicals are warning about The Equality Act. They claim its a threat to the church and religious freedom. Evangelicals and Christians have longed beat the drum in culture wars in American history. In the late 19th and early 20th century the contentious debate took place over women’s suffrage. This post revisits that time in history and recalls how a number of Christians predicted the demise of the family and church if women voted. In contentious debates I believe the best teacher is history and this post aims to offer another perspective based upon history. Continue reading

Learning to Hate Yourself. A Reflection on the Forever War Against Lust and Pornography Among Men in Evangelical Culture and the Destroyed Lives Left Behind

The New York Times has been writing about the profile of the Atlanta shooter and his “sexual addiction” battles against pornography and lust. Anyone who spent time in evangelicalism will identify with his purity battles that he dealt with.  In the “forever war” against pornography the battle with lust is long, exhausting and soul crushing.  Males inside evangelicalism realize that they often can’t win. And they are also caught in the dilemma of wanting to date but fearing of becoming sexually active while they do. Accountability is often a means of control and a weapon used by people in ministry. The culture against porn often uses fear and warns that if you look at pornography you too will become just like Ted Bundy and a serial killer hunting women down out of compulsion. Its known as the “forever war” and in evangelicalism it leads to PTSD, anxiety and other issues. Continue reading

Greg Strand Fumbles Sexual Abuse in the EFCA. Its Been a Month Since the Miller & Martin Report on Zacharias Sexual Abuse and the EFCA Leader Stays Silent. Meanwhile It Took Strand 24 Hours to Address The Equality Act. Why Does the EFCA Downplay Sexual Abuse?

Greg Strand has a message to all those who like to sexually abuse and those who also travel to Thailand for abuse. His message is that you’re welcome to come to the EFCA. We tolerate and welcome sexual abusers with open arms and big smiles! This is the message Greg Strand is sending as he says silent on the Ravi Zacharias situation with the Miller & Martin report. Ravi Zacharias as this blog wrote about had close ties to Trinity who frequently invited and gave the discredited abuser/evangelist a platform often. While Greg Strand is silent on sex abuse he is more fearful of a gay person. This was all communicated when it took just 24 hours for Greg Strand to address The Equality Act at the national EFCA blog. Yet a month has gone by and the Miller & Martin report remains unaddressed. This blog didn’t realize how shallow and fragile the faith of the EFCA’s executive director of theology and credentialing ultimately is.  Continue reading

More Toxic Behavior From Church Militant. The Rogue Fundamentalist Catholic Group Engages in Racist Behavior Against the Washington, D.C. Archbishop and Also Shows its Autocratic Side on Election Night

The fundamentalist Catholic group Church Militant attacked the Washington, D.C. Archbishop this past summer in calling him an “African queen” and gay. Church Militant’s remarks were blatantly racist. Then on election night this rogue fundamentalist organization sought to undermine American democracy in defending President’s Trump’s false claim that he won even with ballots still being counted.  The Wondering Eagle has some advice for Catholics. Reject this toxic cesspool that is known as Church Militant. Continue reading

T.J. Addington Doesn’t Believe Pastors Should be Held Accountable. A Look Back on How the Former EFCA Senior Vice President Was Caught Up in the Ashley Madison Scandal

The other day on Twitter T.J. Addington formerly of the EFCA had an exchange with Julie Roys in which Addington does not believe pastors or religious leaders should he held accountable. This post recalls and looks at the resignation of the former Senior VP of the EFCA who was caught up in the Ashley Madison scandal. Addington is back to blogging and in evangelical ministry in Rockford, Illinois.  Continue reading

Michael Passons Reveals How he Was Forced Out of Christian Contemporary’s Avalon in 2003 for Being Gay

Michael Passons who founded the successful Christian contemporary music group Avalon shared how he was forced out in 2003 for being gay. Some members from Avalon who forced his hand set him on a journey where Michael discuses how be blamed himself and dealt with PTSD.  I saw Avalon several times when I was younger and listened to them when I was in the Christian music scene. This post would like to ask, why do some evangelicals feel so threatened by gays and where is the issue of empathy and compassion? Continue reading

Recommended Read in the New York Times: ‘Christianity Will Have Power.’ A Look at Christian Nationalism, Donald Trump and White Evangelicals

Elizabeth Dias the religion correspondent at the New York Times had a ground breaking article on Christian nationalism and Donald Trump that was the top trending article on Twitter. The article looks at why evangelicals revere Donald Trump and feel he best represents their faith. This blog is going to do an in depth analysis of this article in the next couple of days.  Continue reading

The Gospel According to Q. Does Senior Pastor Gary Peterson of Rock Urban Church in Grandville, Michigan Believe That Democrats Conspired to Murder George Floyd? Plus Gary Peterson’s Troubled Past

On July 5, 2020 Gary Peterson the pastor of The Rock Church in Grandville, Michigan showed the congregation a Q Anon conspiracy theory video. Q Anon is a discredited conspiracy theory that states that COVID-19 is an attempt to derail President Trump and that Democrats killed George Floyd in Minneapolis. In digging deeper this blog found some disturbing information about Gary Peterson allegedly engaging in embezzlement at Wellspring Church  also in the area. Furthermore there are additional allegations of Peterson having a sexual affair with a male intern at Wellspring. If there are more stories about Gary Peterson this blog is willing to tell them and provide a platform. Continue reading