An Overview of Focus on the Family and Questions The Wondering Eagle Would Like to Answer in Time

This is an overview of Focus on the Family. This looks at the history of James Dobson’s organization and how it came to be the theological giant in modern evangelicalism. James Dobson left Focus on the Family in 2010 and Jim Daly currently leads it. This also looks at the controversies and issues with Focus on the Family. Even after Dobson left Focus he still remains controversial. Finally The Wondering Eagle lays out a series of questions that I hope this blog can answer in time Continue reading

Is God Judging the United States? Three Lakes Evangelical Free Church in Wisconsin Responds to the Sandy Hook Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut

When the Sandy Hook massacre happened in Newtown, Connecticut in December of 2012 Three Lakes Evangelical Free posed a question. Is God judging America? This post came about due to the comments made by people like James Dobson and Mike Huckabee. I offer some feedback and respond to what is stated by this EFCA church in Northern Wisconsin.  Continue reading

Guest Post: No Man Can Serve Two Masters – Leaving Matt Chandler’s The Village Church and Finding Hope

This is the story of Matt Chandler’s The Village Church who threatened to practice church discipline on a celibate Christian who is same-sex attracted. This story happened before the Karen Hinkley situation in 2015. This is the story of Robert and his faith in God, and his struggle with the church in Dallas. Robert was involved in The Village Church and his journey took him out of ground zero for the Acts 29 network and in the process he found hope.  Continue reading

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