Did Tony Perkins from The Family Research Council Cover Up an Alleged Sexual Assault? Is that What Evangelical Family Values is About?

This post is about the sad saga of Wes Goodman, an Ohio politician who was an outspoken Christian in the culture wars who resigned after being caught having sex with another man in his legislative office. After his resignation it was learned that he had allegedly engaged in a sexual assault at a Family Research Council event at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. Tony Perkins allegedly dealt with the situation in-house and did not go to law enforcement. This post is based off a write up in the Washington Post and independent research.  Continue reading

The Wondering Eagle for 2017, The Year in Review, My Assessment and What is Coming in 2018

This is the final post at The Wondering Eagle for 2017. In a year filled with pain and loss I wrote 300 posts about the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA), Neo-Calvinism, The Gospel Coalition, 9 Marks, Redeemer Arlington, and also atheism and secular humanism. This is an overview of the top posts and my personal favorites. Also I discuss what is coming in 2018. In January The Wondering Eagle is going to look at a dark Acts 29 situation in the United States. Continue reading

The Evangelical Christian/Donald Trump Phenomena is Ranked as the Top Religious Story of 2017; Plus Chris Stroop on Evangelicals and Authoritarianism in Playboy, University of Virginia’s Charles Matthews on White Evangelicals Living in Fear in the Washington Post

The top religious story of 2017 is the relationship between evangelical Christians and Donald Trump. Charles Matthews a religious studies professor writes an article for the Washington Post on how white evangelicals today are governed by fear. Chris Stroop writes a solid article that is published in Playboy that analyzes the Roy Moore loss in Alabama. Plus another article again in the Post looks at evangelicals in Alabama and the culture wars.  Continue reading

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