The Theological Conundrum Reston Bible Church Faces. Plus Why Reston Bible is Ripe for a Theological Coup Similar to What McLean Bible Experienced

Reston Bible Church is an evangelical mega church of about 1,800 attenders in Sterling, Virginia. Reston Bible is a church that has systemic issues under the surface. And those issues are not due to not believing in church membership. This is a church that has a conundrum. While it doesn’t believe in membership, its a church that is recommending individuals like Matt Chandler, Al Mohler, John Piper, etc… who advocate for covenant membership. Its The Wondering Eagle’s belief that Reston Bible Church in time will face a theological coup just as McLean Bible did. 9 Marks is in the process of expanding in Loudoun County and that makes Mike Minter’s church a target to be seized.  Continue reading

A Neo-Calvinist Hijacking at an EFCA Church in Minnesota That Took Place in the Shadow of John Piper’s Bethlehem Baptist

In the shadow of Bethlehem Baptist where John Piper taught for 33 years an Evangelical Free church is theologically hijacked by Neo-Calvinists. This is the story of Linda and her husband and how they lost their church home of 25 years. In the process they faced shunning and were forced to leave. This sad situation stands as a dire warning about the EFCA and about being careful as to what one becomes involved in.  Continue reading

T4G Opens in Louisville, Garrett Kell on Photobombing Jesus, and how T4G Turned an EFCA Pastor Away from the Celebrity Pastor and Neo-Calvinist Movement

T4G for 2018 kicks off in Louisville, Kentucky. This article reviews T4G for 2018 and some of the panels and sessions. Plus on the eve of T4G Garrett Kell promoted an older article  that he wrote about how Jesus should not be photobombed. While I believe the pastor from Del Rey Baptist means well, the challenges from the SGM scandal have hung over T4G for some time. Plus I also write about a personal conversation I had with an EFCA pastor who attended T4G. The experience ultimately turned him off to Neo-Calvinism and the celebrity pastor movement.  Continue reading

From The Gospel Coalition to the Catholic Church: Remembering the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968

This brief post is about how some Christians celebrated and remembered the memory of Martin Luther King. On the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis The Gospel Coalition held a conference in the same city to discuss racism. The Roman Catholic, mainstream and liberal Protestants also marked the day. This post also looks at the history of the Memphis Sanitation Strike and the King assassination.  Continue reading

Doug Ponder Preaches on Fones, Feeds and Flashing Lights: A Sermon Coming from Inside the Bubble. This is a Review of this Expository Message from an Outsider

This past fall Remnant did a sermon series called Fones, Feeds and Flashing Lights. I listened to Doug Ponder preach a message about identity. This is my review of his message in both how I interpreted it and the problems with what Doug is saying. The point of this post is to get people to think critically about Remnant’s sermons and ask questions.  Continue reading