2015 The Wondering Eagle in Review: The Top Posts, Statistics and Feedback; In the End All I Wanted is Peace with Andrew White

An overview of The Wondering Eagle for 2015. The end results…181 posts and 54,000 people who have read. The role that this blog played in The Village Church scandal and what is happening behind the scenes. Also a review of the top posts and my favorite articles that I want to highlight. Eagle is ready for 2016 and it is shaping to be a very busy year. This blog arose out of pain from a false accusation from a Care Group Leader at Eric Simmon’s Redeemer Arlington in the Washington, D.C. area. If individuals have concerns over it, they can approach Redeemer and Andrew White ultimately….in the end all I wanted is peace. Continue reading

Joey Martin Feek Faces her Death that was Foreshadowed in her Single, “When I’m Gone”; Exploring the Issue of Death and Dying in Evangelical Christianity

Country Music singer Joey Martin Feek went home to Alexandria, Indiana to die, three years after recording a haunting single called, “When I’m Gone.” The cancer she has is not responding to treatment. This is a post about how Joey and her husband Rory are facing this situation. This also considers issues in evangelicalism when it comes to death and dying. Continue reading

A Post for Veterans Day: A Story out of Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan; and Evangelical Christians and Friendship

A post written for Veterans Day, November 11, 2015. The story of Operation Red Wings in the Afghanistan war. An unlikely friendship between a Navy SEAL and an Afghan villager. Some thoughts on shunning, evangelicals and friendship, with the problems that exist. There is a homework assignment for each reader since its Veterans Day. Continue reading

An Open Letter to Joe Blow

An open letter to a friend I have known for 14 years who is coming up on his first wedding anniversary on December 6, 2015. I had the privilege of watching his wedding in the Pabst Brewery in December 2014. Watching his wedding was one of the greatest joys of my life. The reasons I explain in this letter. This is a letter thanking Joe for his friendship and fellowship and recounting a friendship through a tough season in 2001, and  watching  him grow into the man he is today. Continue reading

Michelle Van Loon at Christianity Today on Blogging about Spiritual Abuse

Michelle Van Loon co-writes an article with Marlena Graves for Christianity Today on the power of blogging in dealing with spiritual abuse. I almost feel like Michelle and I have a shared past especially since we both had a presence in Wooded Hills Bible and Elmbrook. This is my reaction to her story and my encouragement to keep writing and keep discussing difficult topics. We need to discuss spiritual abuse, manipulation and bad theology as the Gospel must be contended for and the sheep need to be protected. Continue reading

Did You Ever Think This Would be the Story of Your Life…?

A personal reflection on what has transpired in my life. Both good and bad. Did I ever think this would be the story of my life? This also briefly considers the challenge of long term suffering, and how there isn’t always an answer for everything. This post came about because of a chance listening to a song called “Glorious Unfolding” by Steven Curtis Chapman. Thank my Youtube recommendation feed for today’s post. Continue reading