An open letter to the Multiplication Catalyst of The Western District. Andrew Hoffman who is involved in The Gospel Coalition of the Bay Area gets a frank letter on why the Neo-Calvinist movement is a failure, and why its run its course. From Mark Driscoll talking about the Biblical basis of blowjobs, to C.J. Mahaney’s SGM scandal and allegations of covering up child sex abuse, to D.A. Carson attacking a rape victim; to my brush with Eric Simmons Redeemer Arlington. The days of The Gospel Coalition and the Neo-Calvinist movement are over. Its time to admit that it has failed and move forward. Continue reading
After a First Evangelical Free Church members meeting in Wichita, Kansas in January of 2016 questions were asked about the EFCA denomination. On the church blog that particular EFCA church wrote a post about learning about the EFCA. I want to use that post to roll out my goals and hopes in terms of encouraging reform in the EFCA. In this post you will find what I believe needs to be done to make the EFCA stronger and healthier in the course of time. Continue reading
This post looks at Cherrydale Baptist which is an independent Baptist church in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Arlington, Virginia. This post looks at this Gospel Coalition church and asks the question…why would a victim of sexual assault want to attend Steve King’s church? After all when The Gospel Coalition seeks to defend C.J. Mahaney when all the allegations of criminal activity pour of out Sovereign Grace, why would a victim of sexual assault want to attend a Gospel Coalition church? Today’s post marks the beginning of The Wondering Eagle writing about Cherrydale Baptist Church as issues develop. Continue reading
A disturbing development comes out of McLean Bible’s New City Network. New City Network is helping to launch a church in Fairfax, Virginia that has ties to Fellowship Memphis. However the church planting arm of McLean Bible also is promoting 9 Marks Church Revitalization Conference. Just as McLean Bible silently joined The Gospel Coalition is this church silently going to join 9 Marks? It begs the question if criminal allegations surface out of this mega church in the D.C. area will Lon Solomon be like C.J. Mahaney and flee and hide behind Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church? Continue reading
How the internet helps heal and how those hurt by the church connect and reach out to each other. This looks at the role social media plays in totalitarian churches and how I realized this in writing about Steve Estes Community Evangelical Free Church in Elverson, Pennsylvania. Also if you were hurt by the church you are not alone, and you will heal in your own way in your own time. Each person is different. Continue reading
Kevin DeYoung responds to Todd Pruitt at Mortification of Spin on C.J. Mahaney. Kevin’s post reveals his corruption and why the Christian community should not expect anything substantial from Kevin. These are my thoughts on what Kevin said, Jenn’s amazing comment from SGM Survivors, and my amazement with the strong pushback. Plus today four years ago a Care Group Leader from Redeemer Arlington under the shepherding of Jordan Kauflin gave birth to a false accusation that took aim at my name, ability to earn income, and more. Today is a dark anniversary and why I care and write about some of these issues.
A comment by Daniel Roueche at Nate Sparks Facebook page leads to this quick and brief post. Its an honest question about how sustainable is Neo-Calvinist application of theology in the end? What is its legacy for abuse, poor theology, and in the process creating a mini-Rome? I’ll let you guys discuss this below. Another post is going up later today. Continue reading